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  • BIZORIGIN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Clupedia releases innovative social bookmarking tool Clucast
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Clucast is crowdcasting , meets social bookmarking , meets Sphereit. Clucast lets you visit any web page and leave a clue - a clue can be anything, a comment, a review, a bookmark, or a link. Any user who now visits the page can read the clue, if they have Clucast installed. 0.575 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Kiva - microloaning in real action - its key to success is transperency.
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Written by Sunny Kalara on September 7th, 2007 | Posted in Startup Amazingly beautiful! Kiva is SOLDOUT! Kiva helps you help them. It is not a charity; it is a loan. The default rate for 2006 - close to zero percent! The part that I really like is that it is “1-to-1″ lending.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Solar startup raises $21 million
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! SolarCity, based in Foster City, CA near the Bay Area, provides solar power to homes and small-to-medium businesses at reduced prices compared to competitors. They do it by signing up a large number of residents at once and then contracting out the actual installation of the panels.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » BrightQube: A new way to find photos
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! The website features an innovative layout that displays a large number of pictures in a photo mosaic. BrightQube helps sellers get their images found and sold. Individual photographers will be able to upload their photos to the site. BrightQube is about the way you find photos. 0.510 second
  • BIZORIGIN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Santa Monica video startup raises funding
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! that bills itself as “ the first hybrid production and commercial model specifically for mainstream digital entertainment. &# The company just announced it has raised $5 million in a series A round. Quite a lofty goal. Music. 0.526 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » MyBuys helps tell you what you want to buy
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! MyBuys helps people find what they want on web merchant stores. Based on data gathered by the retailer in addition to personal info offered by the consumer, MyBuys suggests products on a one-to-one customized basis to shoppers. MyBuys will alert you when it comes in stock. 0.436 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Proquo: kill the junk save some trees
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Raj Atluru , Managing director at DFJ has taken a board position at ProQuo, along with Emily Melton , a director at DFJ. The sign up is quite simple - you just enter your name and address. Like all good things on the net, the service is free. So how does the company make money? Polls Loading.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » TubeMogul : Tracking the tubes - analytics for web videos
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! and then it tracks the viewings. Just the unified upload feature of the TubeMogul is a great time saver and then having the analytics available makes it even more attractive. “Secret Formula&# -.5C 5C + 15.M +.20T 20T +.15P 0.394 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Crowd Sourcing : Digital Wall Calendar & Origami Folding Machine
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! What a neat idea! Where can I buy it? Well, it’s almost there, all that’s left now for this concept is the software, hardware, and design experts, as well as investors. This is a classic example of crowd sourcing for ideas. Have a machine that folds the dollar, pound note etc.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Measuring Facebook penetration: every 5th Canadian is on Facebook!
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Written by Sunny Kalara on November 9th, 2007 | Posted in New Media This is amazing! just came across a post at Robwebb2k where he used Facebook’s Flyer Pro advertising platform (now Facebook Ads) to find some interesting statistics about Facebook’s reach. That has not been my experience.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Motion 2 Energy - charging batteries through normal motion - gets $8M funding.
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Written by Sunny Kalara on November 19th, 2007 | Posted in Startup Motion 2 Energy has a neat solution to the power issue for mobile devices. Capture the normal motion of the things/people to charge the device! The M2E battery is also lighter compared to the usual alkaline battery.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Oblong’s point and click glove palms $8.8 million
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! million Written by Toni DasGupta on December 14th, 2007 | Posted in Science Technology , Startup Oblong industries , a Los Angeles based company has raised $8.8 million in funding from the Foundry group (picked up from regulatory filings).The Finally, a true point and click device!
  • BIZORIGIN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Micro Nuclear Reactor - only real way to go green is to go nuclear
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Something is wrong with that picture. Toshiba has developed a new class of micro size Nuclear Reactors that is designed to power individual apartment buildings or city blocks. The new reactor, which is only 20 feet by 6 feet; about the size of a small truck. Polls Loading. 0.388 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Liberty Media buying bodybuilding.com for $100 million
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Liberty Media Corp. parent of the publicly traded Liberty Interactive (which owns QVC) and Liberty Capital (which owns Starz) has announced that it will acquire a controlling stake in bodybuiding.com. Polls Loading. 0.849 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2008
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Tata: Leaping ahead with Jaguar
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! According to WSJ, Asian acquisition of foreign companies more than doubled to a record $433 billion in 2007. In the same time, US deals increased by only 14%. The Nano is aimed at becoming a "starter car" for the Indian market. billion, in 2006. Polls Loading. 0.488 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2008
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Black gold and Yellow gold hit highs
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Back in 2000 Michael Economides, author of "The Color of Oil", had predicted that oil would hit $100 a barrel - probably to great deal of good natured ribbing. Following a similar trend, gold has hit a record $900 per oz as of January 11th, 2008. Polls Loading. 0.442 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Private Equity - the year that was
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! First the great news: 1. Deal volume reached a record $1.5 trillion in mid December of 2007, up from $1.4 trillion in the same time last year. 2. Money raised by Private equity funds was also at an all time high with $199.4 billion raised by the end of the third quarter, up from $154.1
  • BIZORIGIN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Guy Kawasaki’s 10-20-30 Rule for presentation
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! The number of slides and the font size is dependent on the audience. Angel investors like to see a lot of details - they are funding the “idea&# and want to see it flushed out a bit more. So for that audience 10 slides in 30 point font won’t work. Polls Loading. 0.618 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2008
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Microsoft unveils the worldwide telescope at TED
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! We did our own speculation on what the product might or might not be. Well the project is out! It is called the World Wide telescope and is an interactive tapestry that is stitched together with data from the Hubble and several terrestrial telescopes. Polls Loading. 0.629 seconds
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
    [2009] Fastpoint Games Seeks Buyer, Winds Down Site
    and SCP Worldwide, and last raised funding in 2009, raising a total of $10M in funding. Los Angeles-baaed Fastpoint Games , the online fantasy game development shop headed by Kelly Perdew, is winding down its website, according to a notice on the firm's site, and is now looking for a buyer. The company was originally known as Rotohog.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
    [2009] WebVisible Expands In India
    WebVisible said the overseas expansion follows rapid expansion of the firm's employment in 2009, when it doubled its staff; the firm said it has been looking to fill roughly 100 new positions across Southern California and North Carolina. According to the firm, the new operation will house a new technology and operations team. READ MORE>>.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
    [2009] Inphi Updates Financials, Acquires Taiwanese Firm
    That compares to net income of $762K on revenues of $23.3M for the same six months in 2009. The firm benefited from an adjustment to the firm's accounting of deferred income tax. The firm had net income attributable to common stockholders of $2.2M. Inphi has filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "IPHI". READ MORE>>.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
    [2009] GameFly Eyes Blockbuster Games-By-Mail Program
    Blockbuster--which had been running a pilot program covering video games since 2009--said this week that it will expand beyond Cleveland, Ohio and Seattle, Washington, and provide its own video game rental service to all of its customers. READ MORE>>.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
    [2009] Internet Brands Revenues Grow In Q2
    According to Internet Brands, it had net income of $4.6M on $28.1M in revenues, up from $2.5M in net income on revenues of $23.2M in Q2 of 2009. Los Angeles-based Internet Brands reported its results Thursday, saying that the firm saw record revenues in Q2. READ MORE>>.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [2009] YouMail: Nothing To Fear From Google Voice
    Google appeared as a competitor to YouMail back in March of 2009, when it launched Google Voice from its acquisition of GrandCentral Commmunications, but had been limiting access to the service to a small number of invite-only users. READ MORE>>.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [2009] Walmart Gets Stake In Green Dot
    Green Dot also updated its quarterly numbers, saying that it had net income of $12.8M on operating revenues of $92.8M for the three months ended March 31, 2010, up from the $10.7M in net income it earned on $60.7M in operating revenues for the similar 2009 quarter. Green Dot filed for an IPO in February. READ MORE>>.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [2009] RealD Revenues Grow To $189M For Year
    Revenues were up significantly from the $45.0M in gross revenues the firm reported for 2009. Los Angeles-based RealD , the developer of 3D projection technology which is waiting in the wings for an IPO, revealed its latest year's result in an updated S-1 filing with the SEC last night. for the year. million), GForce ($3.7 million).
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
    [2009] Information Technology Bucks Downward LA Employment Trend
    percent between March 2009 and March 2010. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its March 2010 employment numbers today, showing that the information sector was one of the only employment sectors to buck a further decline in employment in the region in March. percent, compared with March of last year in the region. percent gain.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010
    [2009] WebVisible Reports Big Hiring Plans
    The big hiring push comes as the firm comes off a $20M, Series C venture funding round; the company also said it more than doubled its revenues in 2009 and is on a "robust" growth streak. WebVisible is venture backed by Focus Ventures, Adams Street Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures. READ MORE>>.
  • SOCAL TECH CALENDAR  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010
    [2009] 21st Century Space Operations
    David Masten, CEO of Masten Space Systems and recent winner of the 2009 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X PRIZE Challenge, will speak about his Mojave-based startup company's endeavors to revolutionize unmanned and manned spaceflight by making it cheaper and more widely available. Wednesday, February 17, 2010 -- 21st Century Space Operations.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [2009] TCA Stresses Mixers, New Website
    According to the Tech Coast Angels' Richard Sudek, Chairman of the TCA, the group is looking to hold bi-monthly mixers which will help entrepreneurs connect with its angel investors, after a successful mixer in late 2009. The angel group also mentioned a web site design as part of its initiatives this year. READ MORE>>.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [2009] eHarmony Settles Same-Sex Class Action Lawsuit
    The firm later launched Compatible Partners , a same-sex matching service, in March of 2009, on pressure from the State of New Jersey. Pasadena-based online dating site eHarmony has settled a class action lawsuit over its lack of support for gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals, the firm reported Tuesday evening. al. v. eHarmony, Inc.,
  • THE VISION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [2009] What Is The Best Bitcoin Wallet or Exchange Service?
    The system has existed since January 3rd, 2009 and is used in every Country in the World. Where is the Best Places to Buy & Trade Bit Coins? What Wallets and Exchanges Are Certified? How Are Merchant and Bitcoin Owners Vetted? Bitcoin is the World''s first decentralized digital monetary system and "bitcoins" are the currency units used.
  • ERIC GREENSPAN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [2009] How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA
    On Sept 2nd, 2009, 13 months after it began, I received a FedEx on my front door step. It was 2008. My home had peaked at value and my business was slowing. My mortgage payment was $14,400/month. I of course paid only the negative amortization amount of $8,000 per month tacking the difference back on to the principal each month.
  • ERIC GREENSPAN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [2009] How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA
    On Sept 2nd, 2009, 13 months after it began, I received a FedEx on my front door step. It was 2008. My home had peaked at value and my business was slowing. My mortgage payment was $14,400/month. I of course paid only the negative amortization amount of $8,000 per month tacking the difference back on to the principal each month.
  • THE FRANK PETERS SHOW  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
    [2009] Summit Syndication Opportunity in SFO
    At the 2009 ACA Summit, three of the four companies that participated received significant investment as a direct result of the program. Paul Silva writes: Frank, we could use a little help to make sure we get all the right companies into the national syndication event taking place at the summit in May (I'm helping organize it). Preferences.
  • TRACTION MATTERS...  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2008
    [2009] Xing & SocialMedian – BSN a 2HR?
    Think of salesforce.com for the social space (hmm, maybe salesforce acquires Xing next year – my first 2009 prediction?). Note:  these are just my quick thoughts on the acquisition. First and foremost, congrats to the team at Social|Median for getting acquired by Xing.  I’ve been watching them grow (its been less than a year!)
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010
    [2009] This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital
    Metrics: 50mm users (up from 40mm in Dec 2009), -Competition includes: Spotify , Last.fm. Current round: Undisclosed, but investors include GGV Capital, Allen & Company; previous round raised $35mm in Series D in July 2009. Our guest was Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital.  Content, of course, is the same!]. Total raised: $16.0mm.
  • THE FRANK PETERS SHOW  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
    [2009] the Frank Peters Show: Angel Investing and Venture Capital
    « Weekend Update, Sept 20th | Main | PresentationZen » Top 10* Reasons TCA Should Move to Angelsoft Tech Coast Angels has spent the past several months evaluating a conversion from our legacy system to Angelsoft. Heres my take on how things stack up: 11. Keeping it new: Will TCA support Chrome and other new browsers? Confidentiality.
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2006
    [2009] h2o Audio Presenting at the San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum « SoCal Buzz
    SoCal Buzz What’s Happening In Southern California Business Blog About the Buzz « Information Startup Entrepreneurs Should Consider Blogs, Podcasts, Why Should Entrepreneurs & CEOs Care? What I tend to like about the forum is that the companies are not early stage where the primary problem is not enough money. Blog at Wordpress.com.
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2006
    [2009] Podcasts, Moving from Listening to Creating « SoCal Buzz
    SoCal Buzz What’s Happening In Southern California Business Blog About the Buzz « Interview With Kristian Rauhala, CEO H2O Audio Did You Save That Business Plan From Web 1.0? Suffice it to say, that you probably have most of what you need in whatever computer you already have. You know how it is with the written word.
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006
    [2009] Comments on NAB Show in Vegas « SoCal Buzz
    think the best way to describe it is "overwhelming" There were over 1,500 exhibitors, which you might think is not so many if you attend a lot of technology tradeshows. One of the things that struck me was the average booth size. Remember, this is a group that consistently tries to outdo each other. Here size matters.
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2007
    [2009] Business Blogging, Some Background « SoCal Buzz
    thought it might be useful to post about how this whole phenomena started and follow with a few posts to lay the ground work for business leaders to understand what it means (or doesn’t mean) to be Web 2.0 compliant. More importantly, they were a pool of technical knowledge to test new things and provide feedback to the developers.
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2007
    [2009] eJamming, a Very Cool Company « SoCal Buzz
    SoCal Buzz What’s Happening In Southern California Business Blog About the Buzz « Don’t Make a Billion Dollar Mistake! One of the companies screening was ejamming and the presenter their CEO Gail Kantor. I had come across them earlier this year as they were a presenter at Demo 07 out in Palm Desert and had taken the DemoGod award.
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2007
    [2009] Living with Fire in San Diego « SoCal Buzz
    When you hear about all the big numbers like 500K+ people evacuated, the size of the fires and the pictures of the houses did not fair well. But the things that really stick in your mind are the kindness of strangers, effective government, and realizing that you didn’t just lose everything. What they did next completely astounded me.
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2007
    [2009] Pitching Your Company To Investors « SoCal Buzz
    SoCal Buzz What’s Happening In Southern California Business Blog About the Buzz « Al Gore’s Next Move, Not a Candidate! So, I guess it is time to bring it up again. regularly sit on panels and listen to business owners and entrepreneurs present their companies to investors hoping to gain interest and get some capital.
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2008
    [2009] ENTREPRENEURS, Know Your Investors!!! « SoCal Buzz
    SoCal Buzz What’s Happening In Southern California Business Blog About the Buzz « Blissport – New Company, Unique Concept Is the Economy Affecting Startup Funding? » ENTREPRENEURS, Know Your Investors!!! looked back and found that my last set of rants on the subject was last November. How did that happen?
  • FROM THE VENTURE TRENCHES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
    [2009] Earned Media: What is it & how can it benefit or harm your brand?
    In 2009, two rogue employees filmed themselves spitting on pies and sticking cheese up their nose before placing it on the doughy pizzas. Earned Media has evolved into a constant, real time stream of word of mouth thanks to Social Media. However, they do require a constant vigil, particularly in regards to earned media. Power Out?
  • LALAWAG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [2009] Top Headline Re-cap: All the News You Need to Know
    The company generated $103M in 2009 and $120M in 2008. This article is courtesy of Ex Post Facto. Internet. Apple held its developer conference last week and announced: Hardware. 54M active Mac users (28% y/y growth); 72% are notebooks. 200M iOS devices sold to date. 25M iPads sold in 14 months or 117,000 per day. Software. Desktop OS.
  • LALAWAG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [2009] Weekly Headline Re-cap: We’ve Got You Covered
    The company increased revenues to $2.5B in 2011 up from $2.3B in 2009. This article has been re-posted courtesy of Ex Post Facto. Internet. Twitter announced it would release a photo sharing service this week. It will compete directly with Twitpic, YFrog and many other services. Sony has sold 50M PS3s and Nintendo has sold 86M Wiis. Mobile.
  • LALAWAG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [2009] Netflix Throws Down With HBO, AMC By Winning Exclusive Rights To Original TV Series From David Fincher
    It’s growing much faster, though, with a 63% jump in subscribers from 2009. I don’t know about you, but if someone told me that David Fincher would be producing and directing a TV series starring Kevin Spacey, I would be in on that show faster than you could finish your sentence. HBO and AMC? Pfffft. What about you? Dana Brunetti.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Robert Scoble and the secret Microsoft killer product
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! We think it is coming out March 3rd. We don’t know what it is. We know a lot about what it isn’t. The hoopla started when Scobleizer Robert Scoble broke the story that he was shown a Microsoft product which was so moving that it made him cry. think we have all been there.
  • SOCAL DELICIOUS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
    [2009] Improving Website and Wordpress Performance with Hard-Coded Share Buttons
    Wordpress in particular is fairly resource heavy right out of the box so speeding up everything else is a critical piece of running a site on this platform. We’re going to do this by hard-coding share buttons into your theme. Your content gets to the share site just as it would with the Javascript, sometimes even faster. site). Just a thought.
  • TECH ZULU EVENT CALENDAR  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [2009] Is Ken Goldman New Yahoo CFO Its Messiah?
    22 replacing CFO Tim Morse, once acting CEO, hired in 2009 by then CEO Carol Bartz. Yahoo! Hired in Ken Goldman as its new chief financial officer (CFO), in a bid to redeem the  internet pioneer’s fading glory in a sector it once reigned. Ken Goldman begins work on Oct. Goldman will be responsible for  Yahoo!’s future.”.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Now RIAA wants Universities to get campus wide Napster subscription or “lose all federal financial aid”
    By loan on Jun 14, 2009 | Reply Nice site! Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! know what RIAA is trying to do here; these tactics are underhanded and really infuriate me. The massive Higher Education bill is about 750 pages, (or you can view just the relevant Sections 487 and 494 here , if you prefer). Its ridiculous.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
    [2009] US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs
    This post was originally published in a shorter (more sensible) format in the Wall Street Journal online.  If you’re short on time click on the WSJ link and read  the 990 word version there. Otherwise, grab a cup ‘o coffee … Clicking on any graph below will take you to that article. raise money now to weather any storms).
  • BIZORIGIN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Web 2.0 Expo : The web 2.0 pyramid and the lower price of failure
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Expo : The web 2.0 pyramid and the lower price of failure Written by Sunny Kalara on April 19th, 2007 | Posted in Startup Two notable observations from Web 2.0 Expo. (i) A pyramid of Web 2.0 companies. The pyramid consists of three tiers; at the top are the few Web 2.0 Companies!
  • BIZORIGIN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Google phone: The tongue wagging just won’t stop.
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Written by Toni DasGupta on August 24th, 2007 | Posted in Startup Which mobile phone does not exist, but continues to generate almost as much hype as the iPhone? The answer is the Gphone , Google’s supposed mobile-phone-in-development. billion. Virginia Woolf Do I need say more?
  • BIZORIGIN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » TiECon Southwest 2007: Uber entrepreneur Raj Jaswa
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Raj (on the ski slopes with his sons in pic below) has co-founded two successful companies that he took public. Raj Jaswa’s first company OPTi produced chips, built upon the Intel 486 microprocessors, for enhancing multimedia for personal PCs. Raj joined the early founding team in 1988.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » TiECon Southwest: Andy Bird and the magic of Disney
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! From Europe and Japan, to China, Russia and India, Disney is bringing its unique brand of entertainment to the far reaches of the world. Andy Bird will present the second Keynote at the upcoming TiECon Southwest 2007 , on September 15th at Anaheim. Polls Loading. 0.698 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Facebook launches fund focused on apps
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! The investment total? $10 million , with $25,000-$250,000 going towards each different app. The investment committee is made up of Zuckerberg, Chamath Palihapitaya (Facebook’s V.P. Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) and Rajeev Motwani (early Google advisor) are also acting as advisors.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Netbank implosion - a failure of internet banking?
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Written by Toni DasGupta on September 29th, 2007 | Posted in Startup Netbank implosion - a failure of internet banking? In an industry that has resisted virtualizing, NetBank brings the latest piece of bad news. There are new temporary limits for the FDIC until 12/31/09. Polls Loading.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Shopatron raises $5 million
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! The round was led by Kern Whelan Capital and Rivenrock Capital. Shopatron, based out of San Luis Obispo, Calif., provides manufacturers with a way to sell their products “directly&# online while utilizing retail distributors at the same time. 0.946 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Move Networks raises $34 million
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Although watchable, the quality of Flash video is generally not very high due to the bandwidth constraints HQ video places on viewers. Move Networks has found a way to change that. The company recently closed a $34 million investment round, bringing their total funding to $45 million.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Scott Painter: Top 10 things every entrepreneur must know
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Recently, Scott spoke at VentureNet and shared his insights into the traits that entrepreneurs need to be successful. Top 10 must-dos for entrepreneurs from Scott Painter (Zag, CarsDirect) 1. Be stubborn - believe in what you are doing 2. Be able to solve a problem - that needs a solution 5.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » TiE SoCal: The Virsa story
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Register Now Event Overview: Join us for an evening with industry visionaries Jasvir Gill and Kaval Kaur, founders of Virsa Systems Inc. Mr. Gill was the CEO and Ms. Kaur was CFO of Virsa. Mr. Gill and Ms. What major obstacles did the Virsa team face and how did they overcome them?
  • BIZORIGIN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » GCommerce raises $500k from Agility Capital
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! The debt facility is in the form of a tiered bridge loan, according to Jeff Carmody at Agility Capital. The company is based in Des Moines, Iowa. Companies can use the financing to get to the next level, such as a private equity investment, the sale of the company, or a public offering.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Explode - the social engine for social sites
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! You can view their profiles and leave them messages. For those who have been groaning under the weight of their multiple social networks, this is a great idea! However, a “social aggregator&# engine like this is hard to implement, for a couple or reasons. 1. 0.380 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » OpenSocial: Google takes a plunge into the social scene
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! No it is not yet another social network. What it is, is a common API which will enable developers to build Social applications to a single set of standards, instead of having to learn a new syntax, like every other month, to accommodate the idiosyncrasies of each social network.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » YouMail Raises $4.5 Million in Funding from VantagePoint Venture Partners
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Million in Funding from VantagePoint Venture Partners Written by Sunny Kalara on November 7th, 2007 | Posted in Startup We have written about YuoMail several times (e.g., here & here ) and have referred to them as one of the cleverest voice mail service providers. Polls Loading.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » GOOG-411’s “Biddy-Biddy-Boop” sound - amusing but wished the service worked better
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! It is a fetch sound played while the system pretends to look for the information that you requested. Byrne and his team wanted something “different than an over-produced jingle,? he said. “We wanted slightly playful, within Google branding experience, and not corny.? Polls Loading.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Avail Media Raises $30M for IPTV
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! has completed a $25M Series B round which will put it well on its way to expanding its IPTV domain. The current round includes Valhalla Partners along with Columbia Capital , Novak Biddle Venture Partners , and Pioneer Ventures , from the prior round. Clearly, Avail Media has pedigree.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Language translators - not for tattoos
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Instead of using the one to one rule based mapping that is common of traditional text translators, the Language Weaver system uses a statistical approach to provide a more true to life, contextual translation. The automated machine translator is an enterprise solution. 0.591 seconds
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » HealthCentral.com raises $50M, valued at (guesstimated) $150M.
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Written by Sunny Kalara on January 28th, 2008 | Posted in Entrepreneurism HealthCentral has a network of about 30 sites on specific health topics, such as migraine, pain management, Alzheimer’s and they also own Drkoop.com, healthscout.com websites, among others. Polls Loading.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Google is stronger than God! Will Google acquire God?
    By Psychic Readings on Aug 18, 2009 | Reply I also added your site in my rss reader great post. Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Will Google acquire God? Google embodies simplicity, timelessness, immutability, and impassibility.5 God is infinite. Google is infinite.5 God is generally considered benevolent.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
    [2009] Productivity Hacks: Voicemail, Folders & To-Do’s
    Like many of you, though, I’m always struggling with productivity drains and in search of improvements.  I’d like to offer you two “life hacks&# that I implemented in 2009 and one that I’m test driving in 2010. 1. would love to say that I’m the productivity guru. Tim Ferriss gave this extra emphasis in his book.
  • LALAWAG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [2009] Top Headline Recap: All You Need To Know
    Facebook didn’t warn user that Friend Lists and other data would become public when it transitioned to a new privacy model in December 2009. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Santa Monica, California. Internet. Mobile. Liquidity.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
    [2009] Oversee Resolves SnapNames Lawsuits
    Oversee and SnapNames were thrown into a massive scandal over the shill bidding by Nelson back in November of 2009, when it was revaled that a then-unnamed employee had been placing automated bids on domain auctions on SnapNames. The lawsuit had been filed shortly after the firms announced a rebate program for customers last year.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [2009] Southern California Leads In Green Businesses, Says Report
    Other findings in the report included a ranking of patent registrations in green technology, where California held the lead with more than 458 patents between 2007 and 2009, 150 more than second ranking New York, which ahd 307 patents registered. The report was compiled by research firm Colaborative Economics.
  • SOCALTECH.COM - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH TECH NEWS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010
    [2009] Demand Media Files For IPO
    For the year ended December 31, 2009, the firm had a net loss of $21.9M on revenues of $198.45M. Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online media firm run by Richard Rosenblatt, has finally filed for its long awaited IPO. According to the firm's filing, filed late Friday, the firm is looking to raised up to $125M in its IPO. READ MORE>>.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » RedMango faces off against PinkBerry!
    By mandy on Apr 3, 2009 | Reply man i dont get red mango, both yogurts taste good but REDMANGO is the one that copied. found the people who worked on PINKBERRY(linkbelow)designs, they must be flattered [link] By han on Apr 12, 2009 | Reply How could Red Mango copy Pinkberry, if RM existed *before* PB? What’s required and cost?
  • BIZORIGIN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Web 2.0 Companies Throw Contests for the Holidays
    By Company Formations on Nov 19, 2009 | Reply Any contest this coming holiday? By warden on Nov 19, 2009 | Reply Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms. Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! companies are getting in on the holiday spirit. sphere, leave them in the comments! Web 2.0
  • OCTANEOC  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008
    [2009] VC fundings down.tied to economic recession?
    Focus on capital efficiency and position for a stronger 2009. Was having pleasant cup of joe reading the paper (yes once in awhile I still like the "print dinosaur") when I read the article on slowing VC fundings in 1q 2008. Both PWC and E&Y do a great job covering the field. So is there a link? My 2 cents.a Thoughts?
  • BIZORIGIN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Five incredibly cool and useful blogging tools
    By Dan on Aug 10, 2008 | Reply real situation in Georgia real situation in Georgia o By Enummasounny on Sep 21, 2008 | Reply thats for sure, dude By spoosiuh on Apr 3, 2009 | Reply ???… By sandrar on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! These things are incredibly easy to create. Great job!
  • SOCAL DELICIOUS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
    [2009] Advice for CTO Founders: Don't Let Business Kill the Business
    Read more » Recent Press The New York Times April 22, 2009 - A Company Plans to Market Illiquid Assets CNBC.com April 8, 2008 - Social Stock Picking Reuters April 6, 2009 - Bit.ly Vaultive « Are Derivatives the Real Problem? And from my perspective as an engaged seed stage venture investor, this makes them unfundable. Camaraderie?
  • BARCAMP LA  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2008
    [2009] Digital Family Reunion, now with just a hint of BarCampLA
    The DFR will reignite old relationships, spark new ones, and set the stage to kick off 2009 with a bright new start. Panel Topic – Forecasting 2009: Perspectives from 1.0 & 2.0, Tweet Howdy Campers! It should be a blast having so many great LA communities together, sharing their thoughts and having some great holiday fun!
  • BIZORIGIN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » TechCrunch40 top company award: Everything Mint is Yodlee again!
    By forum development business on Jan 3, 2009 | Reply business forum small september forum business 1 Trackback(s) Oct 16, 2007: BizOrigin - The Art of Business » Blog Archive » Mint rakes in 4.7 Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Anyone remember Yodlee ? The account aggregations is provided by Yodlee.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Pinger: Did they hear your voicemail?
    Unless we’re talking voicemail ads which would make this service a pain to use … By phoenix auto insurance on May 12, 2009 | Reply Fantastic. Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! Written by Toni DasGupta on October 4th, 2007 | Posted in Startup You left a voicemail on someone’s cell phone. Wait it out?
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » IncrediMail, Google, Adsense and Powerful Entities (Natural Monoplies)
    Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! It allowed for beautiful “stationary&# in the emails, when the the stationary concept was somewhat new. It seems that Google didn’t like IncrediMail’s “opt-in&# policy of how the search results were being served to the IncrediMail’s clients. 0.832 seconds
  • BARCAMP LA  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2008
    [2009] Digital Family Reunion, now with just a hint of BarCamp LA. ;-)
    The DFR will reignite old relationships, spark new ones, and set the stage to kick off 2009 with a bright new start. Panel Topic - Forecasting 2009: Perspectives from 1.0 & 2.0, Howdy Campers! It should be a blast having so many great LA communities together, sharing their thoughts and having some great holiday fun! 5pm to 10pm.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » AdBlock Plus could change web advertising landscape
    Without AdBlocker: (note the ironic Google banner) With AdBlocker turned on: Technorati Tags: advertising , Google Tags : Technology One Response to “AdBlock Plus could change web advertising landscape&# By charlie on Jun 16, 2009 | Reply Gorilla marketing in today’s economy is everything, ?marketing Not quite. Click to enlarge.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Spyfu: Spying on the competition
    By ace on Aug 29, 2008 | Reply i think spyfu is good, and help us to By Danielle Flynn on Nov 20, 2009 | Reply Keyword Competitor ( www.keywordcompetitor.com ) is currently the best keyword tool to use. Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! We tried Spyfu on some domains and the results were reasonable. Is not it?
  • BIZORIGIN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Mochi Ads ; In Game Advertising ripe for casual games
    By S.Mcdonald on Nov 12, 2009 | Reply Dear Sir/Madame, I am an avid reader of this blog, and I enjoy going through this site after a hard days work. I am the owner of a new exciting gaming platform called Doxapolis (www.doxapolis.com). Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured! It is a huge market, about $1B worth. Sincerely S.
  • THE COMPLEX SYSTEM  |  SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2008
    [2009] The Complex System: Story of an Entrepreneur: Democracy Only Works for Startups
    The Complex System: Story of an Entrepreneur Jeff Solomon’s Blog about innovative thinking, building a company from the ground up and following the unconventional path to success. Charles Chase on What The Hell Do We Do Here? Make Lists. Whats so great about it? Whats not great about it? What about democracy in the workplace? It just doesnt work.
  • LALAWAG  |  MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
    [2009] This Week In Events: May 24 – 28
    In 2008 Geek Pride Day came to America and in 2009, Canada. Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Geek/Nerd Pride Day 2010 – (I found this little gem from Robert Scoble on Plancast ) Apparently it’s Geek Pride Day which originated in Spain, you go Spanish nerds. So let’s rock our nerdiness. Time: all day long. Tickets: there are none.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [2009] Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?
    First, I’d like to quote (paraphrase) Brad Feld speaking at Twiistup in LA in 2009, “I keep hearing people in LA talking with a chip on their shoulders about building a tech business here relative to Silicon Valley.  I have one message for you, ‘get over it!’ Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. Get over it.
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2006
    [2009] Blogs, Podcasts, Why Should Entrepreneurs & CEOs Care? « SoCal Buzz
    SoCal Buzz What’s Happening In Southern California Business Blog About the Buzz « h2o Audio Presenting at the San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum Have the Large Telecom Companies Lost Their Minds? » Blogs, Podcasts, Why Should Entrepreneurs & CEOs Care? However, I hadn’t experienced using one until last October.
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2006
    [2009] Supporting the New Veterans « SoCal Buzz
    would not ordinarily attend this show but one of my clients recently took over a board position with the organization and he thought it might be benecifial since he knows that I have a service connected disability. You see, when we started the business in 2001, veterans had no preferential status but hispanic females did. Using the new web 2.0
  • SOCAL BUZZ  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2006
    [2009] Good News for Startup Entrepreneurs! « SoCal Buzz
    SoCal Buzz What’s Happening In Southern California Business Blog About the Buzz « Podcast with Lynne White, Velocity Partners Take a Look at Cisco.com » Good News for Startup Entrepreneurs! The problem with the old way is that it is time consuming, and time, is yet another precious resource you can’t afford to squander.
  • BIZORIGIN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007
    [2009] BizOrigin » Blog Archive » Payonner : Prepaid Debitcard Issuer, gets $4M funding
    thx By aziz on Apr 16, 2009 | Reply i’m Hero By FRANCISCO ASTORQUIZA on Jun 18, 2009 | Reply I M COLOMBIA NO HAVE ACCOUNT IN ANY BANK AND I LIKE KNOW AS GET A PAYONNER AND HOW MUCH THANKS. By GE Money on Aug 31, 2009 | Reply I like how they get things done. Home About Bizorigin Polls Entrepreneurs-LA Get featured!
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