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Yahoo Taps Former MySpace Exec For Revenue Chief


It looks like Ross Levinsohn is building out his team to help out at troubled web portal and media firm Yahoo. Barrett also has served at AOL Media Networks, GeoCities and Disney Online, in addition to a stint in Sales at Yahoo. yahoo executive revenue sales levinsohn

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New StockTwits CEO Looks to Expand Share of Investor Community


If you do a Google search for AAPL, the stock ticker for Apple, the top search results are typically Yahoo Finance, Twitter, Google Finance—and StockTwits, a social media communications platform for Wall Street traders and active retail investors.

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The 7 “Free” Ways to Get Traffic on the Web

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The 7 Ways to Get (unpaid) Traffic on the Web. “If There are 7 Ways to Get Traffic on the Web, in no weighted order they are: 1.) Search Engines – Google, Yahoo, MSN, ASK redirect billions of searches everyday.Search engines have the potential to drive millions of visitors to a given site.Wikipedia and About are two of the most popular sites on the web, but the majority of their traffic comes from referrals from search engines, not people going directly to their site.To

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

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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. Web browser – even a functional computer with an OS isn’t enough to access most Google services.

Yahoo Links With Producer Of The Office For Web Series


Online web portal Yahoo has inked a deal with Reveille , producer of The Office, Ugly Betty, The Biggest Loser, and other shows, for a new online series, the firms said today. According to Yahoo, the new original web series, Who Knew? The new web series is being sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales USA. Yahoo and Reveille said the program is part of a broader, content production and distribution deal between the two firms.

Yahoo Sets Final Shutdown Date For Geocities


The last chapter for Internet homepage Geocities has been written, with Yahoo telling its last remaining users of the service that it will shut down on October 26th. According to Yahoo, as of October 26th, GeoCities sites will no longer appear on the web. In addition, the company warned users that they will lose all access to their account and files, with all of the files being deleted from Yahoo's servers with no hope of recovery.

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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

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!

Demand Media Gets New Competitor, Yahoo, After Associated Content Buy


Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the user-generated content venture of Richard Rosenblatt, has new competition this afternoon, from Yahoo , after Yahoo announced it would acquire content publishing firm Associated Content. Associated Content, much like Demand Media, pays users to "crowdsource" articles about various topics which might be of interest to Internet users and web searching. Tags: demand media associated content 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 will oversee Disney Online, which runs's Disney's branded web and social media sites. Pitaro was most recently Vice President and head of Media for Yahoo! Tags: executive video gaming social game videogame yahoo playdom disney walt

Factual Adds Neighborhood Data


Factual said that the data adds specific neighborhood information to details on places retrieved from its database, which is used by mobile app developers, web programmers, and others to retrieve information about nearby businesses and locations. Factual said it has used data from Flickr Neighborhood and the Yahoo Geoplanet dataset to populate its database. factual neighborhood data database yahoo clickr geoplanet software

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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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies


used in a very wide range of both web and mobile services, from Foursquare, to Yelp, to LivingSocial. SendGrid has seen massive growth and adoption, as thousands of web developers have discovered that the company--which has major.

Factual Opens New API


Los Angeles-based Factual , the big data startup headed by Gil Elbaz, said last night that it has launched a new API into beta. The firm said it has launched a beta of its Factual Crosswalk API, which makes it easier to translate information about places into 3rd party APIs and websites.

Web Start-Ups Hit Cash Crunch – As New Companies Proliferate, Financing Is Drying Up – WSJ 10-13-2011

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Amid a glut of Web start-ups, some strains are starting to show. But as the number of tiny Web companies riding the frenzy has mushroomed, some in recent weeks have found it tough to procure new funding, investors and entrepreneurs say. A fundamental mismatch is now starting to show: While scores of Web companies were founded in recent years, there isn’t enough venture capital to keep all of them going indefinitely. Marcus Shen, head of Yahoo < [link] > Inc.’s

urRadio's New Service Makes You The DJ


A new, Los Angeles startup, urRadio --created by former Yahoo! urRadio''s new service runs on iOS, Android, and the web. urradio music streaming radio station startup yahoo Ever wish you could be the DJ of your own radio station? Music veterans--launched today, creating a new music streaming service which combines live broadcasting with that music.

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HipGeo Targets Travelers With iPhone App


The firm said the updated app helps users record and share those trips with friends via Facebook, Twitter, email, text, or within a blog or other web page. HipGeo is venture backed by Morado Venture Partners, the investment fund of Yahoo execs Ash Patel and Michael Marquez; the firm also is backed by angel investors Galen Buckwalter of eHarmony, and San Diego angel investor Robert Bingham.

Slickdeals: How An LA Team Is Polishing Up A Diamond In The Rough


Josh Meyers: Slickdeals is the web''s largest deal sharing community. I was at Overture, then Yahoo, and later People Media, which we sold to

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The 7 Ways to Get Traffic on the Web

Jason Nazar

There are 7 Ways to Get (unpaid) Traffic on the Web , in no weighted order they are: 1.) Search Engines – Google, Yahoo, MSN, ASK redirect billions of searches everyday. Referring Traffic / Press - The web is interconnected, and traffic flows among sites that interlink.

Interview with Vinny Jindal, Stockr


In that network, we bring in content from all over the web. Unlike anywhere else on the web, you can then respond directly when you see that comment. Everywhere else where you can talk about the stock market is anonymous, like Yahoo's message board, or other forums online.

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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First, A Primer: Portals, RSS, Feed Readers & Delicious - When the web started we needed directories to find information and thus Yahoo! They had a lock on “distribution&# and were named AOL, Yahoo!, And because Delicious was bought by Yahoo! (a

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VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round


The difference is that VoiceXML does not leverage customers' knowledge of web development. Also, you mentioned an interesting rails session that you attended last month about security, and we've been studying Google's web app security guidelines.

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Anthem, DFJ Frontier Back Janrain


Anthem Ventures , represented by Samit Varma , and DFJ Frontier, represented by David Cremin , are two of the investors in Portland-based JanRain , whose software is used to allow websites to use existing online accounts such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo to sign up for other web services or even corporate applications. Two Los Angeles area venture capital firms have re-upped their investments in a provider of identity management software.

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!, The costs of building a company have gone down dramatically, from $5 million to get to launch in the late 90’s to $500,000 (or even lower) today for web companies. In fact, so many DID NOT that companies like Google & Yahoo! Like many I read the headlines about Pinterest moving from Palo Alto to San Francisco and thought about the trend it portends.

The social Web in 2010: The emerging standards and technologies to watch

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On CBS MoneyWatch: Why Debit Cards Are Dangerous BNET Business Network: BNET TechRepublic ZDNet ZDNet Members login Newsletters Site Assistance RSS Feeds Home News & Blogs Videos White Papers Downloads Reviews Popular Enterprise Web 2.0 Dion Hinchcliffe Get Enterprise Web 2.0 Links To E-Commerce Payment Providers


Los Angeles-based is furthering its focus on online stories, saying today that it has linked its product to the e-commerce payment systems for Pro Merchant, Yahoo Merchant, Google Checkout, and Paypal. According to, the firm's software now allows web store managers to process, manage, and ship orders from "virtually any" e-commerce source. Tags: stamps ecommerce postage amazon yahoo google checkout paypal

Rubicon Project Bolsters Executive Ranks


The company said it has tapped Brian Pike, former CTo of Ticketmaster to the CTO role, Victoria von Szeliski, former Ticketmaster Deputy General Counsel to the General Counsel position, and former Yahoo VP of Product Management John Slade as its SVP of Product Management. Rubicon develops software which automatically optimizes the ads displayed on web publisher's web sites to increase revenues for those sites.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports


We've created a channel and web page for every one of our partner schools and school districts, and we distribute the content there. That got us the eye of the people at YouTube, Yahoo Rivals, and others, in terms of being a major player in high school sports, with quality content.

When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication?


In this post, I want to look at just the question of when it makes sense to use Facebook Connect, Twitter Oauth, OpenID, Yahoo Browser-Based Authentication, Google Friend Connect or basically any of the other authentication mechanisms. Identity Wars: Google & Yahoo!

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Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA


which became Softbank Marketing, selling ads for Yahoo before Yahoo had its own salesforce. This last month was really building out the detail of the product, and launching our web site.

Best DROID for an Entrepreneur | DROID RAZAR MAXX

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Messaging/Web/Apps. MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, Google Mail, Push Email, Yahoo Mail) IM (GTalk), WebKit w/ Flash. One of the worst things for an entrepreneur to have happen to them is to lose communication due to battery life.

Learning The Ropes Of Internet Video With Michael Tringe and CreatorUp


You've got a great idea for a web video series, but how do you learn about how to make that happen, to get distribution, and monetize that video? Los Angeles-based CreatorUp ( wants to help aspiring online video producers with an online web education series.

Interview with Howard Lindzon, StockTwits


He was also the founder of Wallstrip, which he sold to CBS back in 2007, is an investor in a significant number of web and social media companies. They didn't buy it because of the financial content, they did it for the web video expertise.

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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. Open Source Business Models, speakers for Web 2.0 ► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo.


3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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In products designed to sell directly on the web the process is no different. If you spent time at a site you might not be aware but they’ve possibly dropped a cookie on your computer and use pixel tracking to follow you around the web.

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Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

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Web Summit. Of course these are great places to network with other investors, meet great entrepreneurs and keep your connections strong with senior execs at larger companies like Yahoo!, I was having dinner with a friend last night and we were chatting about venture capital and a bit about what I’ve learned. I started in 2007 with a thesis that my primary investment decision would be about the team (70%) and only afterward about the market opportunity (30%).

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What to do When a Tech Giant Decides to Eat Your Lunch

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And AOL stopped Yahoo! And Yahoo! Skype is an amazing web company. An edited version of this post originally ran on TechCrunch. This version has some additional details on a portfolio company I’ve invested in, which are disclosed below.

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TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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Companies like Flingo, Shazam Yahoo, Coincident.TV, Google and Nielsen are all developing their own coding protocals for ACR. Hyper contextualized advertising and granular measurements (like AdSense is to the web) will be established for TV.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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To say he has had an impact on the web would be an understatement. went on to ink huge distribution deals with Microsoft, AOL & Yahoo! Overture was sold to Yahoo!

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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Yahoo! An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch. If you want the full SlideShare deck with many slides not in either post it’s in this link –> The LA Tech Market. “There’s something going on in LA.”