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Report: Rapportive, Backed By Calacanis, Acquired By LinkedIn

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According to those reports, San Francisco-based Rapportive , a developer of plug-ins which overlay social networking information on your Gmail account, has been acquired by LinkedIn. Calacanis has been a fairly active angel investor across companies in both Southern California and Silicon Valley. rapportive linkedin merger acquisition social networking gmail contacts email lnkd jason calacanis

Four SoCal Startups That Thrived Despite--or Because Of--Economic Downturns

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However, if history is any lesson, downturns actually have created some of Southern California's most successful technology companies, whether through forcing those companies to swizzle their business models, by removing competition from the market, or even spurring customers to more readily adopt their products to save money. Here are three Southern California startups who thrived despite--or maybe even because of--downturns.

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Southern California Tech Central

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I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.

As Groupon Files For IPO, What SoCal Firms Might Be Next?

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The firm's filing had been anticipated, and follows a huge runup in the recent IPO of LinkedIn , and widespread speculation on what firms might be next to file. Southern California has had its own share of IPOs over the last year, including Demand Media, Active Network, and Boingo Wireless.

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Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. How do you use LinkedIn? Where I use LinkedIn: * I definitely use LinkedIn for Specific Requests - Ex. I definitely check people out using LinkedIn.

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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For us, it’s OK if we miss a great deal once in a while, so long as the companies we DO invest in generate outstanding returns. However, in 2008 we were focused almost exclusively within Southern California. • LinkedIn • Facebook • Twitter.

StartupRoar Adds Personalized Subscriptions

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The system then uses social signals such as those coming from Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, delicious as well as clicks and views. What's new now is that the site allows you to sign up and provide your Twitter and LinkedIn information.

IPO Slowdown? Not For This Market: Santa Barbara

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billion acquisition of lynda.com by LinkedIn last April, and three companies-- MindBody , Appfolio , and CytomX Therapeutics (founded out of UCSB)--all had their IPO on the NASDAQ in 2015. The bright spot in Santa Barbara reflected a fairly active year for Southern California as a whole, which saw the biggest biotech IPO ever at LA's Nankwest --one of billionaire Patrick Soon Shiong's companies--raising $2.6

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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” Residents of Northern California (everyone north of Bakersfield) don’t understand how we do it, constantly touting Palo Alto’s tech scene. A SoCal native and graduate of both UCLA and USC, Richard Rosenblatt led the growth of MySpace from an unknown to a household name.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars

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According to a recent Forbes article , UC Santa Barbara''s Technology Management Program offers students a superior startup education over the University of Pennsylvania (home of Wharton), as well Harvard, Northwestern and even its acclaimed southern neighbor, the University of Southern California.

Get Free Drinks, Upgrades And Smiles When You Travel

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So What. How can you look so cool under pressure when you are so busy?” I recently rented some kayaks on a beach in Southern California. • LinkedIn • Facebook • Twitter. A version of this article previously appeared Forbes.

Koupon Kitty Launches Coupon Code Software

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The coupon bookmarklet site is the second, browser-based coupon startup to launch in Southern California in the last couple of weeks; a similar, Google Chrome extension called Honey --from a startup in neighboring Pasadena--just launched on Monday. Juvo Capital says it has invested in such firms as BeachMint, Chegg, eHarmony, eSalon, Gogobot and LoveIt, with exits in such companies as Facebook, LinkedIn and Tesla Motors.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

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So, please take this in the spirit intended. It was a mobile app, so he ideally would find someone who had experience with mobile development or someone who could pick up a mobile framework. LinkedIn - This remains one of my primary tools.

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How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

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So, please take this in the spirit intended. It was a mobile app, so he ideally would find someone who had experience with mobile development or someone who could pick up a mobile framework. LinkedIn - This remains one of my primary tools.

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Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel

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The reason why people are looking for something like our platform, is that the general purpose networks out there like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter don''t offer the same kind of utility, follow the rules, and ends up getting you spammed by athletes and get the wrong coaches contacting you.

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Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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so I feel I have an unbiased appreciation for BOTH Californias. But LA is not Silicon Valley and we don’t need to aspire to be so. You don’t have the founders of eBay, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com and Yahoo. So it’s always a trade-off. Los Angeles.

Interview with Jerry Jao, Retention Science

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data scientists, from Stanford, and from companies like LinkedIn, PayPal, and Microsoft. How to you better convert web visitors into customers? That's exactly what Retention Science (www.retentionscience.com), the latest firm out of the MuckerLab acceleartor, helps e-commerce companies do.

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Interview with Navid Nobakht, Recmnd.Me

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There are job boards for resumes, and sites like LinkedIn to network and connect with each other, and they do have recommendations, but what they lack is the scoring element.

Map of VC Investments

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Los Angeles Web Developer

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But I digress… So the first challenge was weeding out the designers from the long list of Los Angeles Web Developers. So my flip suggestion was actually not all that helpful. Some other things he tried: LinkedIn – searched for people, but gave up pretty quickly as it felt like a needle in a haystack. There certainly are a lot of Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California that you can use.

Entrepreneurs Love Celebrity Investors While VCs (Usually) Hate Them

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Because Rincon Venture Partners’ primary geographic focus is Southern California, we periodically encounter investment opportunities in which one or more celebrities have participated as Angel investors. • LinkedIn • Facebook • Twitter.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital Seths guide is worth reading - The realistic entrepreneurs guide to venture capital Posted byTony Karrer at 2:43 PM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) About Me Tony Karrer Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a Los Angeles Web Development firm, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning.

Interview with Gary Bishop, Network Automation

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Southern California--despite the lack of huge, name brand firms-- has a significant number of enterprise software companies, of which Network Automation is just one. He spent a number of years with another, Southern California bootstrap, Goldmine.

F2F Still Matters

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 16, 2007 F2F Still Matters Kathy Sierra has a great post today: Face-to-Face Trumps Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, Video. So, what Ive ended up doing is planning our own events (wine tasting) and just inviting people who I know are interesting.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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So can you really build a great tech firm outside of Silicon Valley? But LA is not Silicon Valley and we don’t need to aspire to be so. So it would be unwise to say that funding outside of Silicon Valley will be easier. So it’s always a trade-off.

Los Angeles Technology Connector – Kurt Daradics

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Kurt Daradics ( Facebook , @KurtyD , FriendFeed , MySpace , LinkedIn , Delicious ) (pronounced dare-a-dix) is a great guy to know. He is well known in the Southern California Technology scene for his work producing the Digital Family event series, along with the MOTM (Meeting of the Minds) series. I'm also still busy working with Baron Miller to produce MOTM (Meeting of the Minds) , which is a curated, invite only conversation we produce in SoCal.

Open Source Business Model

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 5, 2007 Open Source Business Model A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 ) and quite heated as one of the founders of elgg - a social networking platform aimed at the educational space - Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks.

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What Mattered in 2010: John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners

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All this week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech communityk. When you take two or more sets of data (LinkedIn, GPS location, lead conversion, PoS, etc.),

Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple Jeremy Liew at Lightspeed Venture Partners has an interesting post: Time Rich or Time Poor? Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

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Kevin Federline Search Engine

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

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8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing Great post - 8 Ways The Internet Changed Software Marketing - is an interesting take on how different it is these days to market software. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S.

MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 12, 2007 MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point The NY Times did a piece today on MyShape, a start-up in Pasadena - Log in Your Measurements, and the Clothes May Fit. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.