Ross Levinsohn Takes Charge At Yahoo


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 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!

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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.

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.

Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product


Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the developer of display ad technology which is led by Ruben Dua, has rolled out a new product aimed at the mobile market. server advertising technology display network mobile spreeify

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


In the arms race of search technology, only the big guys -- Google, Microsoft -- seem to be able to keep up with all of the innovations in the space. Those devices worked great, but unfortunately, they''re juts not up to speed on the newer innovations in big data and the technology world.

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.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies


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

Yahoo Deal With Microsoft May Hit Overture


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


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


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


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


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.

Kaleio Integrates National and International Job Listings via | 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


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


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.

Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX


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


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 acquired and later became part of Yahoo.

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Adconion Taps Sullivan As CTO


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, and a VP at Yahoo/Oerture Services, in addition to serving in executive roles at and QAD. adconion sullivan executive chief technology officer engineering everbridge

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Club Caveman Takes To Kickstarter To Bring App To Life


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's Chuang


Chuang is currently Chief Technology Officer at,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, 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


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 Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale


I had also spent five years at Overture and Yahoo, going back to the 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.

Ross Levinsohn Named CEO, Publisher At Los Angeles Times


Southern California technology veteran Ross Levinsohn , best known for his efforts as Interim CEO at Yahoo! Levinsohn has been a significant force in Southern California's technology industry, and has been involved in such local companies as ZEFR, Steelhouse, MarketShare, Tecca, venture group Velocity Interactive, and many others.

The Search Agency Opens Office In San Francisco


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


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"


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


I had also spent five years at Overture and Yahoo, going back to the 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


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

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.