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Ross Levinsohn Takes Charge At Yahoo

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A familiar face in Southern California's technology industry reappeared in a high profile position this weekend: Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Fox Interactive Media and venture capitalist at Fuse Capital, has taken the reins at troubled Internet portal Yahoo , after the company decided to replace CEO Scott Thompson. Yahoo has also replaced its Chairman, Roy Bostock, by Fred Amorosa, who had been heading up the board's investigation of Thompson's credentials.

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Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

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Further to the south are the legendary companies of Cisco, Apple, Intel, eBay, Yahoo!, Back in 2006/07 when I sold my company and then worked at Salesforce.com there were very few options in SF for technology folk to build their careers at big, growing companies. Technology innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. And sci-fi writers are but one example of the way society impacts technology. In fact, so many DID NOT that companies like Google & Yahoo!

9 Technology Innovations Made In The USA

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These range from technology mainstays like Motorola to companies known for pushing the envelope like Tesla. With the Model S, Tesla has taken the next step forward — a car that is both appealing to the mainstream and seen as a technological innovation.

Stubbs Alderton Precellerator Aims At Strategic Investments With Peter Csathy

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Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles LLP , the business, technology and digital media law firm which runs a startup incubator and accelerator called the Precellerator , announced on Tuesday that it has started an effort to make strategic investments in a larger group of digital media and technology companies. stubbs alderton precellerator strategic investment peter csathy yahoo manatt

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The Future of UX | Retaining Humanity

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In a world where we promote technology as a means to make life easier by getting information quickly, communicating more efficiently and increasing productivity, we draw a thin line in becoming prisoners to the very tool built to set us free. We see it all the time. Everywhere you look.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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technology heavyweights Avamar (sold to EMC), and EchoSign (sold to Adobe)--among others. firm's co-founder and CEO, was VP Emerging Ad Products at Overture/Yahoo; co-founder John Zimmerman was Managing Director of. technology computing algorithm saas software

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

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After the acquisition, MyMiniLife became the common technology platform at Zynga and powers 150M monthly users including games like Cityville, Farmville, and Frontierville. Their focus is green technology. Idealab continues to explore a range of technology frontiers.

Yahoo Deal With Microsoft May Hit Overture

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In a major deal, search portal provider Yahoo and software giant Microsoft said that the two companies are in a deal where Yahoo will replace its own search engine technology with that of Microsoft--with potentially huge repercussions to Yahoo's Southern California search engine marketing operations. Tags: technology advertising engine search microsoft overture yahoo

Report: Levinsohn, Hulu's Kilar Top Prospects For Yahoo CEO Post

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A report Thursday says that Hulu 's Jason Kilar , and interim Yahoo chief Ross Levinsohn are considered the top prospects for a permanent replacement for troubled Internet portal Yahoo. Both Kilar and Levinsohn are Southern California technology veterans, which implies that Yahoo's center of gravity may once again be swinging towards the region and its ties to the entertainment and media industry, a key part of Yahoo's customer base.

Marissa Mayer Yahoo’s New CEO

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Marissa Mayer has started work at Yahoo! Her appointment is expected to spice things up at Yahoo, once a top internet and media firm. She is expected to champion for new products and advance its web technology. This might revive Yahoo’s leading properties like Yahoo!

Yahoo, Microsoft Deal Includes Up To 550 Employees

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Further details on the deal between Yahoo and Microsoft have come out in a filing by Yahoo with the SEC, with Yahoo saying that Microsoft will hire at least 400 Yahoo employees, and potentially another 150 employees to help with the transition, as Microsoft takes over the search engine features of Yahoo's sites. Tags: yahoo microsoft employees search employment

Is Ken Goldman New Yahoo CFO Its Messiah?

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Yahoo! Goldman will be responsible for Yahoo!’s I look forward to working with Marissa and the rest of the executive team as we define Yahoo!’s The post Is Ken Goldman New Yahoo CFO Its Messiah? Business Culture Ken Goldman Marrisa Mayer Technology Yahoo

LegalZoom Adds Former Yahoo President Decker To Board

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Decker, the former President of Yahoo!, Decker was president of Yahoo from 2007 to 2009, and served as CFO of Yahoo from 2000 to 2007. The move might be an indication of things to come: LegalZoom has been widely rumored in the Los Angeles technology community to be prepping for an IPO offering, although the firm has not announced any plans for such a move. Tags: legalzoom legal documents executive susan decker yahoo

Disney Names Playdom's Pleasants, Yahoo's Pitaro As Co-Presidents

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Burbank-based Walt Disney said this weekend that it has promoted John Pleasants, the former CEO of Playdom , as co-President of its Disney Interactive Media Group , along with James Pitaro, most recently of Yahoo! Pitaro was most recently Vice President and head of Media for Yahoo! Disney said the move to co-presidents is designed so that the two businesses can "share consumer insights and technological resources."Disney

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are striving to be the super-mega technology company that owns every layer of the value chain. To understand that assertion, let’s observe how and when Google encroached on each layer of the technology value chain required to access any web service.

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Kaleio Integrates National and International Job Listings via Indeed.com | Founder Interview Jim Riley

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The partnership is expected to offer working-class professionals access to job listings directly posted within Kaleio’s Marketplace and additional job and internship listings from leading companies, including Amazon, Google, Starbucks, The New York Times , Yahoo!,

YP Rolls Out New Search Advertising Product

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The company said the tool not only lists ads on its own properties, but also delivers those ads to Google, Bing, and Yahoo. The new product includes both technology and consultants to help business owners with hands-on support. Los Angeles-based b> YP , the provider of business search and local marketing services, said today that it has launched a brand new product.

DataPop Raises $7M

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Los Angeles-based DataPop , the developer of advertising targeting technology headed byJason Lehmbeck, has raised $7M in a Series B funding round, the firm said today. DataPop's internet ad targeting technology which provides deep information on products; for example, instead of helping advertisers target people looking for a big screen television, the firm's products help target looking for specific brands and dimensions of a product.

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Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX

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Gradient X , the online mobile marketing and advertising technology developer backed by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Founder Collective, Double M Capital, Baroda Ventures, Siemer Ventures, and others, has snapped up some talent from OpenX with its latest hire.

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How urRadio Wants To Make You The Radio Station

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We spoke with founder and CEO Tyler Francois to hear about his vision for making anyone an Internet radio DJ, and how the team--made up of former Yahoo! Our VP of Technology was at Boom Music, which Launch.com acquired and later became part of Yahoo.

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Adconion Taps Sullivan As CTO

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Online advertising network Adconion is tapping a Los Angeles technology vet as its Global Chief Technology Officer, the company said Monday. Sullivan also was previously CTO of Tribune Company's Innovations/Interactive Technologies group, CIO at Edmunds.com, and a VP at Yahoo/Oerture Services, in addition to serving in executive roles at HomeStore.com and QAD. adconion sullivan executive chief technology officer engineering everbridge

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Club Caveman Takes To Kickstarter To Bring App To Life

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The team -- made up of veterans from local, Silicon Beach technology companies -- said it is developing Club Caveman , a mobile app that combines movie-quality animation with all the interactivity of an iPad or iPhone.

Laudville Bolsters Advisory Board With Oversee.net's Chuang

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Chuang is currently Chief Technology Officer at Oversee.net,and also has served at such companies as Yahoo! Los Angeles-based Laudville , a startup developing an online platform to help users share entertainment like movies, books, TV, and music with friends, has added Gene Chuang to its board of advisors, according to the firm. Search Marketing, YP.com/AT&T Interactive and Chegg. Chuang is also a mentor at Muckerlab. Laudville, which is led by Phoebe B.

Do Not Obsess On Names – Obsess On Delivering Awesome Customer Value

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To illustrate the extent to which a company’s name is largely irrelevant to its ultimate success, let’s examine the genesis of six successful technology companies’ names. Yahoo – Merriam-Webster defines “Yahoo” as “a boorish, crass, or stupid person.” Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo’s Founders, chose the name, as they considered themselves to be “Yahoos.” eBay – Derived from Founder Pierre Omidyar’s consulting company, Echo Bay Technology Group.

How YP.com Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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I had also spent five years at Overture and Yahoo, going back to the Goto.com days. I was recruited for the role when we were still at ATT Interactive in October of 2008, by some of my former coworkers at Yahoo, who had already landed here.

The Search Agency Opens Office In San Francisco

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The company said the new office will help support its Bay Area client base, plus provide it with local access to agency representatives at Google and Yahoo. The firm said it now has more than 180 employees, and headquarters in Los Angeles, a technology center in East Greenwich, RI, and sales and support offices in Baltimore, Tampa, London, Sydney, and Bangalore.

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business

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Los Angeles�as the center of the entertainment industry�has begun to adopt a new role as the center of online video in recent years�and has also with the e-commerce industry and expertise here from the technology industry.

Metacloud VC On Cisco Acquisition: "Epic Exit"

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The exit is also a huge win for technology insider Sean Moriarty, who was Chairman of the company; Metacloud was started by Sean Lynch, former Sr. Vice President of Technology Operations at Ticketmaster Entertainment and Steve Curry, the former head of Yahoo''s global storage operations. Metacloud helps enterprises implement private cloud technology.

How YP Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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I had also spent five years at Overture and Yahoo, going back to the Goto.com days. I was recruited for the role when we were still at AT&T Interactive in October of 2008, by some of my former coworkers at Yahoo, who had already landed here.

LA Technology Investor Bohnett Appointed To Kennedy Center Board

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Bohnett is one of the early pioneers of Southern California's technology industry, having founded GeoCities.com in 1994 and selling it to Yahoo in 1999.

Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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and the subsequent acquisition sprees of companies like Google, Yahoo!, Tags: Startup Advice startup technology vc venture capital This is part of my ongoing series of posts and I need to file this one under both Raising Venture Capital and Startup Advice.

CapLinked Raise $1.6m Series A Round & Appoint Adam Sroka As VP Technology

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James (chairman of the Althea Foundation) and appointed Adam Sroka as Senior Vice President of Technology in a move to make business transactions simple and secure. . Series A Round & Appoint Adam Sroka As VP Technology appeared first on TechZulu.

Beats Music's Ian Rogers Heads To LVMH

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Rogers had been CEO at Beats Music, and previously had run music marketing technology developer Topspin Music, which was acquired by Beats back in 2014. Prior to Topspin, Rogers had headed up Yahoo Music. lvmh rogers beats music startup luxury retailer topspin yahoo executive

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

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Hello, Yahoo!?! (I I talked to an ex Yahoo! This requires more than technology. ” Me, “ok, but who is going to provide your technology? For the past three years I have been pounding the table as loud as I can about the future opportunities in digital video.

ZEFR Taps Levinsohn For Board

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Venice, California-based ZEFR , the online content distribution startup founded by Zach James and Richard Raddon, has some new experience in its corner: Ross Levinsohn, the former interim CEO of Yahoo. zefr ross levinsohn yahoo executive board content hollywood video distribution

Slickdeals Taps OpenX, Twitter Vets For Board

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Los Angeles-based Slickdeals , the online coupon and deal site led by Josh Meyers, has tapped two technology veterans for its board. Prior to becoming CEO of OpenX, Cadogan was Senior Vice President of Global Advertising Marketplaces at Yahoo! slickdeals openx twitter yahoo cadogan josh meyers nathan hubbard executive board advisor coupon deals

Independa Hires Away VP From WebMD

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San Diego-based Independa , which is creating technology used to help seniors live longer independently at home, has named former WebMD executive Jennifer Willey as its Chief Business Officer. She also has served at Yahoo, AOL, Sharecare, and Everyday Health, along with working as a news anchor and reporter at CBS and ABC affiliates in South Carolina and New York. independa executive jennifer willey senior technology health healthcare lifescience webmd

OpenX Names Chief Customer Officer

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Los Angeles-based online and mobile advertising technology provider OpenX announced this morning that it has named Tish Whitcraft as the company''s new Chief Customer Officer. Whitcraft was most recently Chief Customer Officer at Tagged, and also was an executive at MySpace/Fox Interactive Media, in addition to serving as an executive at Yahoo.

Ross Levinsohn Named Head of The Hollywood Reporter

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Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Yahoo and Fox Interactive Media, has just been appointed CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media , the parent firm of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek, and other entertainment focused properties.

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Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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But the real threat comes from the change in technologies that rule the old business obsolete. We all predict that technology change will cause obsolescence of previous technologies much more quickly than they actually do. I argued ages ago that Yahoo!