Thursday, December 22, 2011
Stargreetz Powers Message From Santa
Los Angeles-based StarGreetz, the developer of technology which creates personalized, celebrity greetings and messages, is powering a new personalized video message from Santa Claus. The firm's technology is being used by Intel, Dell, and Sprint, which uses a user's Facebook information to generate a personalized greeting from Santa. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. StarGreetz' technology is being used by brands to create customized messages to users, which include their name and (More info...)

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BeachMint Expands To Canada
Santa Monica-based BeachMint said Thursday that it is expanding its service to Canada. The company said that, starting December 26th, it will begin extending access to its various brands to Canadian consumers. BeachMint runs with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, with Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist Cher Coulter, and Shoemint, with Rachel Bilson and celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez. BeachMint is headed by Josh Berman.

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Viewing Technology Companies Through a New Lens - Los Angeles
Viewing Technology Companies Through a New Lens: The 2012 Outlook.

January 17, 2012 - Skirball Cultural Center

Please join J.H. Cohn's Technology Industry Practice and the law firm of
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The market for liquidity events is flourishing as the IPO market improves, private equity flows to growth opportunities, and strategic buyers find the fortitude to tap cash reserves. This forum provides a great opportunity to network and share ideas with other industry leaders. Panelists include: Jay Beaghan, Managing Director of Investment Banking in Imperial Capital; William Quigley is Managing Director of Clearstone Venture Partners; Louis A. Wharton is a Partner at Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles; Steven J. Banks, CPA, is a Partner with J.H. Cohn.

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TriNet: Top 5 HR Compliance Concerns for Small Business
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