What is it Like to Wake Up and Have the Press Ready to Torpedo Your Business?

Both Sides of the Table

In case you missed it, the press yesterday ran several stories questioning the viability of a wireless charging company I invested in… Continue reading on Both Sides of the Table

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Graphiq Teams With Associated Press On Data Visualization, Interactive Tools

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Santa Barbara-based Graphiq , the startup led by former DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Connor, said Thursday that it has inked an agreement with the Associated Press , to increase the amount and variety of interactive content that the AP provides to news subscribers. graphic associated press interactive content news subscriber

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Precision Medicine In Trump Era? California Presses Own Modest Program

Xconomy

Among the many questions swirling around the incoming Trump administration is the fate of ambitious biomedical science projects that require federal funding.

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Insights and Opinions: Fake Press Releases: What Have We Learned?

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For our Insights and Opinions section this morning, we asked Michael Terpin , the founder of SocialRadius , to lend some hard-earned perspective on fake releases following the flap last week over a fake press release involving Google, ICOA, PRWeb, and half the Internet news and blogging sites.

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Writing Your Press Releases

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, November 14, 2008 -- "Writing Your Press Releases" SDSIC. If you're writing your press releases like it was still 1994, you're not maximizing the value of this tool in this Internet-centric age. Discover how to write for the 3 audiences that delivered-by-Internet releases can reach: media, search engines, and direct-to-public. Dana Todd, Chief Marketing Officer of Newsforce Inc., will educate us on the new things happening in online media relations and PR. See [link] (more

E3 2014 Press Conference Overview & Our Grade For Each

Tech Zulu Event

Thankfully gamers and the media were able to experience what would be coming in the next couple days at E3 and beyond from Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA Games, and Sony’s press conferences. Here’s a quick look and grades of each of the press conferences. Microsoft E3 Press Conference.

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Hot Off The Press - August SCribe Newsletter

Technology Council

Check out the newly released August edition of the SCribe Newsletter. Catch up on the latest news, see our upcoming event schedule, or visit the Website of the sponsors that make this all possible. Top articles include: Valuing Your Company For Success by Doug Hayes, executive committee, Tech Coast Angels Winning Approach To PR by Julia Zamorka, senior account executive, RuderFinn/West Member

With $20M, UCSD Spinout Jecure To Press New Attack On NASH

Xconomy

Liver disease is challenging for doctors because it can develop without symptoms, making diagnosis difficult without removing cells for examination.

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Local.com Victim Of Bogus Press Release

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Irvine-based Local.com , which runs a local business search site and network, reported this morning that it was the victim of a bogus press release last night, claiming that the firm had been acquired by Microsoft. According to Local.com, "The company has not been acquired, nor is it in discussions with Microsoft about a potential acquisition." The false release came from site WiredPRNews.com and showed up on Google News. Local.com is publicly traded.

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Rubicon Project Press Conference - November 1, 2010

Frank Addante

News: - the Rubicon Project Acquires Fox Audience Network for Technology and Team - Closes $18M Growth Financing - Company Reaches Profitability; Ahead of Plan With $100M Revenue - John Carnahan Joins Company as Chief Technology Officer Press Release: [link

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AeA GREEN initiatives.in the press.

AeA Los Angeles Council

“Under Holly’s trusted and experienced leadership, AeA will be even better positioned to engage this legislation at every turn, and add to our lobbying capabilities around the world.” ( Click here to see the official press release and more details on Holly Evans ) As for the AeA Los Angeles Council (which I chair), we are doing our part to educate members of the high tech community on green initiatives.

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The One Question to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

Jason Nazar

PressAt this point in his career, serial entrepreneur Jason Nazar has developed a one-word litmus test for aspiring entrepreneurs: “Why?”. Read at Fortune.

Crushing it with @espreedevora in the @TechZulu Press room #sbf [Flickr]

Tech Zulu Event

techzulu posted a photo: via Instagram instagr.am/p/R0wyKPuLLr/. p/R0wyKPuLLr/. techzulu

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Comparably Compares Your Salary with Other People In Your Field, Anonymously

Jason Nazar

PressThe first step to making sure you’re being paid fairly is knowing how much your peers make, and while many sites provide some information on the topic, Comparably does so anonymously and privately. Read at Lifehacker.

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Comparably will tell you whether you’re not making enough at your current job

Jason Nazar

PressToday, Comparably has launched to help both businesses and employees recognize fair market value for both technical and non-technical roles in the industry. Read at The Next Web.

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Docstoc cofounder’s next startup uses crowd info to show how much you should be paid

Jason Nazar

PressDocstoc cofounder Jason Nazar is back with a new startup called Comparably , which provides transparency about wages and insights into company culture. Read at Venture Beat.

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This Company Raised $6.5 Million to Help You Find Out If You’re Underpaid

Jason Nazar

PressHow much money do you make? Is your salary significantly lower than the industry average? Where does your compensation rank you in your company? Uncomfortable yet? That’s the point. Nazar, 37, says compensation is one of the most taboo topics of conversations in society. Read at Fortune.

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Comparably launches Glassdoor competitor for salary data

Jason Nazar

PressMost people want to know if they’re being paid fairly or if they should be commanding higher pay, but don’t know how to find out. Nazar’s new company, Comparably, is launching Thursday to bring transparency to not only pay, but also culture in the workplace. Read at TechCrunch.

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14 of the biggest misconceptions 20-somethings have about success

Jason Nazar

PressComparably CEO Jason Nazar writes that the only way for people in their 20s to get ahead at work is by taking initiative and doing things that need to get done, even if those tasks haven’t been explicitly assigned to them. Read at Business Insider.

This new startup makes it easy to find out if you are getting paid more or less than your peers

Jason Nazar

PressMost people want to know if they’re being paid fairly or if they should be commanding higher pay, but don’t know how to find out. Nazar’s new company, Comparably, is launching Thursday to bring transparency to not only pay, but also culture in the workplace. Read at Business Insider.

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15 interesting startups to watch in 2016

Jason Nazar

PressWhat will be the next big thing that everyone talks about? I’ve been asking around and looking at companies, trends, and what else is going on to put together the following list of startups worth watching in 2016. Read at Venture Beat.

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Jason Nazar Raises $5.2 Million for Stealth Startup

Jason Nazar

PressJason Nazar has closed a $5.2 million seed round for a new startup named Crew32, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The news comes just one day after his first company, Docstoc, was shuttered by Intuit Inc., the company that bought it two years ago. Read at Los Angeles Business Journal.

OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011

Tech Coast Venture Network

Press Release TCVN News April 25, 2011, Irvine, Calif — Tech Coast Venture Network (www.tcvn.org) is hosting the OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011, an historic two-day event with partners CompTIA, the world’s largest technology association, the Technology Leadership Political Action Committee and Ingram Micro. Events will commence Monday, May 16th, with an exciting evening networking mixer open to the public at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine, CA.

Asian Goods E-Tailer Yamibuy Raises $10 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Asian goods e-tailer Yamibuy has raised a $10 million Series A round led by GGV Capital of Beijing, according to a Monday press release

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Ebyline Raises $5.0M

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ebyline venture capital publishing press newspaper freelancer software journalistSherman Oaks-based Ebyline , a startup developing an online marketplace to connect professional journalists with online publishers, has raised $5.0M in a new equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. According to the filing, a single investor participated in the funding. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company.

Internet Brands to Acquire Lawyer Search Website Avvo

L.A. Business Journal

an online directory of law firms and legal services, for an undisclosed amount, according to a press release Internet Brands has reached an agreement to acquire Avvo Inc.,

Insights and Opinions: Social media: You at the Helm of Your Own New Starship

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German Grocer Aldi Partners with Instacart to Offer Delivery in L.A.

L.A. Business Journal

Aldi, which mainly sells products with its own label, has almost 1,700 stores in 35 states, according to a press release. The stakes of the grocery delivery wars have just been raised. German discount grocer Aldi Inc. announced Monday that it plans to debut a grocery delivery service through Instacart in Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta later this month. About 15 of its stores are in L.A. County

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TechDay West Coast

SoCal Tech Calendar

TechDay is an expo for tech startups that helps them gain exposure to press, investors, early adopters and talent. Thursday, September 22, 2016 -- TechDay West Coast. See https://techdayhq.com/build-west-coast.

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Snap Inc. Files for IPO

L.A. Business Journal

parent company and developer of messaging app Snapchat, has confidentially filed for an initial public offering of its stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to multiple press reports. Snap Inc., The Venice-based company would likely initiate its IPO in March, an offering which would value the company between $20 billion and $25 billion, according to sources cited by Reuters and The Wall Street Journal.

Alnylam Gets Landmark FDA OK For First-Ever RNAi Drug

Xconomy

The agency’s press release doesn’t mention the heart problems patients also often deal with. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals made history this afternoon.

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Patagonia Looks To Connect Environmental Action Groups With Customers

socalTECH

According to Patagonia, the effort hopes to connect individuals with its grantees, in order to take action on the "most pressing issues facing the world today." Ventura-based outdoor clothing brand Patagonia launched a new effort on Wednesday, called Patagonia ActionWorks , in an attempt to connect its customers with environmental groups Patagonia supports.

Swing by Swing Golf Acquired by Back9Network

Ask the Angels

Read the press release. The Wall Street Journal reports that Back9Network announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Swing by Swing Golf, a Palo Alto startup backed by the Pasadena Angels. The acquisition gives the upstart golf lifestyle and entertainment network the top-ranked free golf GPS app on both iOS and Android mobile platforms as well as an engaged audience of over 2 million users. Tweet Tweet.