Friday, April 29, 2011
Need Office or Tech Space? Think Glendale
Need Office or Tech Space? Think Glendale

Glendale is an ideal location for locating your high tech startup,
offering benefits like:

- Centrally located and easily accessible via four freeways
- No business license fee or gross receipts tax
- A small but growing contingent of tech firms
- Lower rents on average for office, industrial space
- Educated workforce with higher education nearby
- Vibrant downtown with a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment
- Safe/secure working environment

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Boingo Wireless Expected To Debut In IPO Next Week
Santa Monica-based Boingo Wireless, the Wi-Fi network provider, is expected to debut next week in its IPO, according to the NASDAQ's upcoming IPO calendar. Boingo is expected to debut on Wednesday. Boingo has indicated that it will sell 5,770,000 shares of its stock at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share, trading on the NASDAQ Global Market as WIFI. The company is venture backed by New Enterprise Associates, Mitsui & Co, Steelpoint Capital, Sternhill Partners, and others. If successful, the IPO (More info...)

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RingRevenue Expands Into New Offices, Ramps Hiring
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue, the developer of pay-per-call technology for the affiliate marketing industry, told its customers Friday that it has moved into a new space on East Figueroa Street in Santa Barbara. The firm said the move comes as it needed to accommodate new team members. The firm said it added four new team members so far this month, and has a number of other positions open at the company. RingRevenue is backed by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners.

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Internap Opens New LA Data Center
Apparently, the boom in Southern California's technology businesses has not been overlooked by data center operators. Hosting provider Internap Network Services said this week that it will open up a new data center in Los Angeles. According to Internap, the new center is intended to address a supply shortage for Los Angeles colocation space. Internap, which is based in Atlanta, said the center is the firm's eleventh facility serving the North American market. Internap's new data cener is near th (More info...)

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Shopzilla Sold To Symphony Technology Group
Los Angeles-based Shopzilla, the online comparison shopping site owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, has been sold to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group. Scripps said that Symphony will pay $165M to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Shopzilla, made up of $150M in cash plus $16M in deferred payments. The firms said that Symphony Technology Group would continue and accelerate the growth of Shopzilla. Scripps said that Shopzilla's "mission and future trajectory diverge" from th (More info...)

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AudioMicro Partners With Microsoft On Music, Sound Effects
Los Angeles-based AudioMicro, the startup headed by Ryan Born, said Friday morning that it has partnered with Microsoft. According to the company, it will provide users with music and sound effects for their projects. Financial details of the licensing and distribution deal were not disclosed. AudioMicro provides a library of royalty-free sound effects and music for use on projects. The deal allows Microsoft Office 2010 users to import those sound effects and music into Off (More info...)

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UberMedia Upgrades Echofon
Pasadena-based UberMedia, which develops Twitter client applications, said last night that it has updated its Echofon client for the Mac and Firefox. According to UberMedia, it has redesigned thea pplication with a new user interface for the Firefox version, including expanding lists and search functionality. On the Mac version, support for drag-and-drop of photos to Tweets, ability to send your current iTunes song, as well as other features have been added. UberMedia acquired Echofon in January (More info...)

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Where High Tech Meets High Surf - May 4th - Ventura Ventures
Where High Tech Meets High Surf: Ventura Ventures Technology Center.

Where are the next generation of high-tech companies getting their start? For many of them, the answer is four blocks from the beach, in the heart of downtown Ventura. The City-sponsored Ventura Ventures Technology Center is an incubator for a wide range of tech startups. You can meet the entrepreneurs behind those companies, and network with the venture investors, university professors, funding sources and business partners who are contributing to their success, on the evening of May 4.

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Deloitte Fast 500 Nominations Deadline June 4
Connect. Grow. Inspire.
Deadline to submit: June 4, 2011

Submit your nomination for the Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500. The Fast 500 is a list of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in the United States and Canada based on percentage revenue growth from 2006 to 2010.

Your placement on the Technology Fast 500 means increased recognition from business and financial communities, the possibility of positive media coverage and the opportunity to celebrate your company's fast growth. Companies from the Los Angeles area that make the Fast 500 list will be honored at an awards event in the fall.

For more information, visit our Web site or contact

We look forward to your participation!


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working with emerging businesses in digital media, Internet, eCommerce,
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Seeking startups to present onstage at Vator Splash LA
Vator Splash has become one of the must-attend high-tech events, where promising startups are discovered, lessons from prominent founders are learned, views from blue-chip venture capitalists are heard - and wine is continually served. Now the popular event is heading down to LA!

Vator is looking for the most promising high-tech startups to present onstage at The Highlands Hollywood in Los Angeles. If you’re a startup that’s under three years old, with no more than $1 million in financing, be sure to apply to the Splash LA competition today. It's free and great exposure. As always, the competition consists of popular and judges vote rounds. Ten finalists will make the stage and get in front of venture capitalists mostly from the LA area, including VCs from Anthem Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Javelin Venture Partners, Mission Ventures, MK Capital, Rho Capital Partners, Rustic Canyon Partners, Walden Venture Capital. More to be announced.

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