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The Guy Who Took on Google (and now LinkedIn): Mike Yavonditte

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Instead, they tried to use their search position to offer a portal like Excite and Yahoo! After rejuvenating from the exhausting sale of Quigo, Mike started a ‘boring site’ called Tracked.com that he thought would be a better version of Yahoo!

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.

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The Crowd Has Spoken: Check Out The Coolest US Tech Companies

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About a decade ago, when Yahoo! I recall speaking with then VP of Marketing Karen Edwards about Yahoo's success. If you are an A-player, you want to work for Yahoo." What American tech company is the coolest? A subjective, yet important question.

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Data Collective | New Dawn for Big Data Entrepreneurs

Tech Zulu Event

A tweet by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on August 9th caused a stir in the tech scenes. A new venture fund had been launched, not because it was her husband’s but it was a totally unique and different fund and a timely move.

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Interview with Vinny Jindal, Stockr

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We also only allow you to create an account using Facebook Connect or LinkedIn Connect. Everywhere else where you can talk about the stock market is anonymous, like Yahoo's message board, or other forums online. What does social networking have to do with the stock market?

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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By 2008, I was only a couple years away from the brain damage I suffered at CallWave, after the executive team turned down acquisition overtures from Google and Yahoo (I'll write about this colossal mistake in a future confessional article). • LinkedIn • Facebook • Twitter.

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Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

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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!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Salesforce not to mention Disney, Warner, GM, P&G. I was having dinner with a friend last night and we were chatting about venture capital and a bit about what I’ve learned.

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When Intent And Content Align, Online Ads Suck A Whole Lot Less

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When we initially invested in DataPop in 2010, we placed a bet on a serially successful team that had grown up together at DoubleClick, Yahoo! • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS

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

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You have huge hiring volume coming from the new growth firms (Twitter, Zynga, Facebook) and huge retention battles & hiring from Google, Apple, Cisco, Yahoo!, You don’t have the founders of eBay, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com and Yahoo!

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

Jason Nazar

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 The 7 Ways to Get (unpaid) Traffic on the Web. “If

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Snowball Factory Raises Funding

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Snowball Factory is headed by Jonathan Strauss, who according to his profile on LinkedIn was most recently a Sr. Product Manager at Yahoo! Beverly Hills-based The Snowball Factory , the developer of Awe.sm , a URL shortener for domains, and tweetpo.st , software for updating Facebook from Twitter, has raised $562,600 in an equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday. Source of the funding was not disclosed.

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).

CHNL Ties Into Groupon, LivingSocial

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CHNL's software lets users create their own "channels", incorporating content from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and elsewhere, and share that out to their friends. The company says its goal is to become the "Yahoo!, Santa Monica-based CHNL , a startup which is developing a social content browser for smartphones, tablets, and PCs, said today at CES that it has launched a new daily deals feature into its product.

AdventureLink Being Sold, In Foreclosure

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The firm's former CEO, former Yahoo VP Jeff Dossett, shows on his LinkedIn profile that he departed the firm sometime this month.

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. Another client, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, just closed on a deal to buy ex- Yahoo. Jim Andersen, president of prolific Westside developer NMS Properties, says the firm is opening five more buildings not far from the offices of Google and Yahoo, among other tech firms.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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Yahoo! Yahoo! LinkedIn formed us into networks of networkers. Friendster was the trailblazer in this category allowing people to create personal pages and connect to other people in a LinkedIn style but without the “business&# and with a little more interactivity.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

Eric Greenspan

I was provided with introductions to execs at Myspace, Facebook, Yahoo!, The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo! who gladly offered to sponsor the event and provide the venue at Yahoo!’s Yahoo!

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

Eric Greenspan

I was provided with introductions to execs at Myspace, Facebook, Yahoo!, The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo! who gladly offered to sponsor the event and provide the venue at Yahoo!’s Yahoo!

Interview with Josh Stomel, ResumeBucket

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I had early success working in-house with Matt Coffin at LowerMyBills in 2005, and then I was brought on by Yahoo to build out the Yahoo Publisher Network Team. Is this at all competitive with LinkedIn? Josh Stomel: I think all of the other sites--LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, and Monster--are really large destination sites. We also have direct relationsihps with Yahoo's Precision Match team, and they provide a very optimized feed on our resume and job search resumes.

I met with an investor, what happens next?

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If you happen to see him I’d really be grateful if you would mention how much you like our product / believe in our company / that you knew me well when we worked at Yahoo! (or If we’re connected on LinkedIn or Facebook – try a short ping there.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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GeoCities, Tripod & Yahoo! Yahoo! Yahoo! Plaxo & LinkedIn. While Plaxo never figured out what to do with us once we were all connected online, LinkedIn did. Facebook went on become larger than even Google and Yahoo!

Interview with Michael Kantor, Orgoo

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People are using email, IM, soc nets like LinkedIn and Facebook, SMS, and video chat -- all of these are really places to communicate. We pull your Yahoo, business accounts, Gmail, and other accounts and pull them into Orgoo.

Social Networking and Business Value

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Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. A 12 - year veteran of the online world, he has worked in sales, business development and content partnership functions for Yahoo!,

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

Eric Greenspan

From TweetDeck to Yammer, WordPress to Twitter, Google Adwords to Yahoo Search, Facebook to LinkedIn, throw in a little AllTop, MyYahoo, Outlook, Powerpoint, Quicken (had to pay some bills)…my head is spinning.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

Eric Greenspan

From TweetDeck to Yammer, WordPress to Twitter, Google Adwords to Yahoo Search, Facebook to LinkedIn, throw in a little AllTop, MyYahoo, Outlook, Powerpoint, Quicken (had to pay some bills)…my head is spinning. I spent my week applying the new skills I obtained from attending conferences, reading and engaging in Twitter activities. I literally have been switching from my Blackberry, to my iPhone, to my PC, back to the iPhone and on and on it goes.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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You don’t have the founders of eBay, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com and Yahoo. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. All the stereotypes and caricatures are overblown.

The 7 Ways to Get Traffic on the Web

Jason Nazar

Search Engines – Google, Yahoo, MSN, ASK redirect billions of searches everyday. Make a list of the journalists writing the articles, they’re easy to find on Linkedin and Facebook.

Angel Investing – The Most Underrated Skill: Access to Buyers

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He was meeting with Yahoo! Ultimately Yahoo! Look at the corporate roles / boards occupied by Jim Breyer (Wal-Mart, Marvel, Dell), Marc Andreessen (Facebook, eBay, HP) or Reid Hoffman (Mozilla, Zynga & obviously LinkedIn). This is the fifth & final (I promise!)

Advertising Wants to be Measurable – An Investment Thesis

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Yahoo! I just checked his LinkedIn profile and it’s not updated so I’m guessing he’s still in stealth mode so I can’t talk about what he’s doing.

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