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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Yahoo. Events. Live at the Apple Event: iPad Mini (and more?). Mayer on her first 100 days at Yahoo: ‘This job was tailor-made for me’ 1 day ago. Apple event rumor round-up: iPad Mini, iPad 3.5, Events. MYTH 5: The SoCal crowd is better looking.

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Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer


That''s true of many Southern California ad-tech companies. Google and Yahoo aren''t going to buy them, AOL has already made its bet, and your only real path to an exit is an IPO for any kind of liquidity. That''s why the IPO markets coming back is so critical.

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Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet! So with out further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Summer 2011 Judges! There is still time to apply so if you have yet to do so APPLY HERE. Event Details. What: Spotlight Series Event.

Yahoo Axes

socalTECH , an online service which was started in Los Angeles, and acquired by Yahoo in 2005, is shutting down, according to Yahoo in an announcement over the weekend. Taking a clue from Google, Yahoo has begun closing donw lesser used services owned and operated by the company, including a half dozen different services announced Friday, including Upcoming, Yahoo! Deals, SMS alerts, Yahoo Kids, and more. overture geocities sunset shutdown yahoo upcoming

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

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So spending time thinking about what your leadership style is, whether it’s effective and what you could do to improve it can yield dividends. We all know that we use renewal to be thoughtful about our futures so why not take the time this week to take stock in where you want to be a year from now and what steps you could take personally to make a difference. In fact, 50% of our investments are in Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

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Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups


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. event I did last fall. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

SRCH2's Plan to Arm The World With Enterprise Search Technology


SRCH2 ( recently scored a round of funding from such notable investors as Data Collective, Brad Jones of Redpoint Ventures, Horizon Ventures, and TenOneTen Ventures, the new Southern California venture capital firm headed by Gil Elbaz and David Waxman.

Find Egg-breakers: People With Influence & Authority and Are Unafraid to Use Them

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My friend and fellow SoCal venture capitalist Peter Lee wrote a post about the different roles within a VC and spent much time on the role of an associate. So how could you find all this out? So many people naturally gravitate towards NINAs.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Events. Twelve years ago, Laura, a hairstylist from California, was diagnosed with Stage IV cervical cancer. Capsule is an event planning and group sharing platform built to help anyone who is planning, attending, or organizing a trip, party, or event.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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The city has, however, quietly been home to some of the most successful online companies to date, including CitySearch (sold to Ticketmaster for $260 million in 1998), Overture (acquired by Yahoo for $2 billion in 2003), eHarmony and LowerMyBills (bought by Experian for $330 million in 2005).


SoCal Tech Calendar

The Underground powered by PDC10 is a highly anticipated annual event that is organized by Microsoft for the Southern California technology and startup community. The event will feature a wide range of speakers and activities, including a Question and Answer session with Danl Lewin (Corporate Vice President for Strategic and Emerging Business Development at Microsoft) and Blake Irving (Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Yahoo!).

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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In SoCal we are also leaders in affiliate marketing (Commission Junction), Internet video (Hulu) and bringing local businesses online (ReachLocal). Ian is so knowledgeable about the evolution of the digital music business and speaks with a Howard Roark like truth about where it needs to go.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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NAME Yahoo. Replay the event. The southern migration is taking place as companies like Google. Another client, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, just closed on a deal to buy ex- Yahoo. So schützen Sie Ihre Privatsphäre bei Facebook. California Riviera Estate Home.

Interview with Peter Lee, Baroda Ventures


A few months ago, Peter Lee --a venture local capitalist who has served at firms such as Prism Ventures and Clearstone Ventures Partners--joined a relatively unknown venture firm here in Southern California, Baroda Ventures ( David founded Geocities back in 1994, took it public in 1998, and in 1999 Yahoo bought the firm as a public company. He made a lot of money from those deals, so in 1999 he set up Baroda Ventures.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

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It’s been an amazing experience so far, but the best part are the relationships I’ve built since getting started. I responded to his tweet, we chatted on the phone and he asked me to co-host the event on Dec 14th, 2010. The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo!

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

Eric Greenspan

It’s been an amazing experience so far, but the best part are the relationships I’ve built since getting started. I responded to his tweet, we chatted on the phone and he asked me to co-host the event on Dec 14th, 2010. The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo!

Once Upon a Time in Jorts

Eric Greenspan

After the event, the gourmet ice cream truck showed up and all of our staff ate edible paper wrapped “Make It Work&# ice cream sandwiches. I’m co-hosting and emceeing the event with @jeffpulver. 245 people registered, Yahoo!

Social Networking and Business Value


Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. A 12 - year veteran of the online world, he has worked in sales, business development and content partnership functions for Yahoo!, He is author of the award-winning eLearning Technology blog and a frequent speaker at industry events

Interview with Mike Gammarino, Students4Startups


To solve that issue, Mike, as well as a number of other entrepreneurs here in Southern California, is in the midst of organizing Students4Startups (, a group which hopes to connect graduating students in the area to local startup companies. This is not just a Los Angeles problem, it's actually the same problem startups have in San Francisco, Boston, and so forth--something that technology startups have had been struggling with for a long time.

Interview with John Nahm, PhoneVite


John Nahm: Phonevite is a community-based, voice broadcasting service, which allows the "average joe" -- or any small organization -- to send event reminders, emergency alerts, or any kind of group communications out over the phone. Those organizations have larger calling needs--maybe calling five hundred, or a thousand people--so they end up buying our premium service. So, that generates significant revenue for us.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Southern California companies are second to only Silicon Valley in raising venture capital , there are three major universities to recruit talent – UCLA, Caltech, and USC – and a thriving startup community to mingle with. What are the best startup events in LA?

Interview with Adam Lieber, Webtide


One of the big, open source successes in both Southern California and the software world was Gluecode Software , which was based in Los Angeles and acquired by IBM in 2005. Jetty is used in everything from Eclipse programming environments to a number of commercial application servers out there, to open source projects like Hadoop, the highly sponsored project from Yahoo which showed the fasting sorting of terabyte of random information recently. So far so good.