Thursday, April 5, 2012
IT Open House / Job Fair at DreamHost LA, April 12th
People can get the itch to move on to a new organization for a number
of reasons. Lacking growth potential, working on boring projects,
being underpaid, not having a femur bone to break into your
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What: A job fair of the finest variety
Where: 707 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 5050, Los Angeles CA 90017 (DreamHost HQ)
When: April 12th, 2012, from 6:30PM to 8:45PM
Why: Because ignorance is only bliss in the Matrix
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Surf Air Launches Startup Airline Out Of Muckerlab
Tired of being herded like cattle on your regular trip between Los Angeles and Palo Alto? Los Angeles-based Surf Air just launched today, emerging out of the MuckerLab accelerator, saying that it is looking to turn the airline industry on its head with a subscription-based, all you can fly airline initially targeting commuters between Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. The startup--headed by Wade Eyerly--is looking to start regular service between Los Angeles, Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Palo Alto (More info...)

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Hunger Games Pushes Surge In Sales For Fandango
The popularity of "The Hunger Games" has apparently helped out Los Angeles-based Fandango, which sells online and mobile tickets to movie-goers, as the firm said Thursday that it had the best selling, first quarter in the company's history. Fandango said that it saw a 127 percent year over year increase in ticket sales, and a 58 percent year over over year increase in monthly visitors, on the heels of the release of The Hunger Games. The company said it had its best first quarter in its 12-year (More info...)

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BlackLine In Alliance With KPMG
Los Angeles-based BlackLine Systems, the developer of financial close software headed by Therese Tucker, has signed a major deal with accounting and auditing firm KPMG, the company reported this morning. According to BlackLine, it is in an alliance with KPMG, which will bring sits software and professional services to clients. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. BlackLine's software is used to automated the financial close process for companies, automating account reconcilia (More info...)

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Interview with Michael Schneider, Mobile Roadie
If you're a music artist or band, and you want to create your own fan app for the iPhone, Android, or iPad, you're looking at hiring an app development firm, spending six months, and $100,000--right? Actually, no---thanks to Santa Monica-based Mobile Roadie. Mobile Roadie, headed by Michael Schneider, develops tools that make easy for non-programmers to create their own mobile apps. As Michael tells us, it's now as simple as running the firm's app creation tools, and releasing your app to the wo (More info...)

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textPlus Launches Android App In Canada
Marina Del Rey-based free text messaging app developer textPlus, said yesterday that it has launched its app on Android, in Canada, offering up free texting for users of mobile phones in that country. The firm, which is venture backed by Matrix Partners, GRP Partners, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, said its textPlus Free Text and Calls for Android app now will offer free texting plus calls in Canada, including offering phone calls without any long distance fees.
textPlus said the additio (More info...)

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CODA Automotive Selects Charging Station Installer
Los Angeles-based CODA Automotive, the manufacturer of electric cars, said this morning that it has selected a preferred, EV charging station installation partner. CODA said that electric service and repair company Mr. Electric has been selected to offer consultation and installation services of electric vehicle charging stations for its customers. CODA said Mr. Electric has "vast experience" in electric vehicle supply equipment installations, and services both the U.S. and Canada. CODA is using (More info...)

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Los Angeles-based online coupon and deals site reports this morning that it has just posted its 1 millionth deal, since it was founded five years ago. The online coupons and deals sites helps online shoppers find coupons and special deals for online retailers. said those deals have saved online shoppers more than $500M. To rise above a fairly crowded area, has recently been focusing on helping to provide personalized coupons to shoppers, so that they can cut t (More info...)

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TriNet: Top 5 HR Compliance Concerns for Small Business
As the economic horizon continues to shift and belts tighten, small and medium sized companies — who typically have between 10 to 500 employees and represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) — may wind up being so focused on core business issues that they overlook one of their most potentially serious and costly issues — human resource compliance.

Unlike their large-company counterparts, they lack the time and resources to build infrastructure and processes that are beyond core business objectives. But if entrepreneurs and smaller business owners are focused solely on growth and product, how do they know what issues to look for in order to protect the company? This is a must-read paper that discusses the top 5 HR compliance issues they may face.

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