Wednesday, August 29, 2012
September 5 (5:00 - 8:00 PM) - Entrepreneur Showcase and Pitch Competition
September 6 (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM) Panel Sessions, Exhibitors,
Breakout Sessions and Keynotes
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro

Keynote Speaker: Carla Peterman, California Energy Commission

On September 5th and 6th, PortTech Los Angeles welcomes community and
industry leaders, technology entrepreneurs, university researchers, and
investors to PortTech EXPO 2012. The 3rd Annual EXPO will focus on
products and services, issues and opportunities for enterprises and entrepreneurs with emphasis on trade, transportation and logistics. EXPO program topics include: Financing Technologies for Ports and Beyond; Labor Opportunities Enabled by New Technologies; and Environmental Technologies for a Sustainable Future. PortTech EXPO 2012 also includes sponsored breakout sessions, exhibitors, demonstrations, workshops and the Entrepreneur's Showcase and Pitch Competition featuring clean technology companies.

For additional information or to register for EXPO 2012 go to: PortTech

Two San Diego Sites Rank Tops In Rising Social Networking Interest
A report issued this week by Experian Marketing Services has identified two, San Diego niche social networking sites as being among the fastest growing sites between July of 2011 and July of 2012. Experian said that--in an analysis to find the next Instagram or Pinterest--it conducated an international study of web sites to find the fastest growing niche social networking. In addition to Instagram (17,319 percent growth year to year) and Pinterest (5124 percent growth), Experian said the two oth (More info...)

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Avril Lavigne Taps For Crowdfunding Effort
Singer/songwriter Avril Lavigne has tapped online software from Los Angeles-based startup for a new crowdfunding campaign for her Avril Lavigne Foundation, according to Lavigne. According to Lavigne, she has launched the Rockstar Room, which will use crowdfunding to tap her fans to raise money to support children and youth with serious illnesses and disabilities. Lavigne said that her fans and others can join the Rockstar Room to help raise money for children with serious illnesses a (More info...)

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Callfire Ties With Democratic Campaign Provider
Callfire, the developer of telephony services and APIs, reported today that it has tied with a provider technology services for Democratic candidates. CallFire said it was designated the preferred provider of cloud broadcast voice and hosted IVR telephony services by NGP VAN, which the company says is used by "virtually every" Democratic candidate and progressive organization conducting a field campaign. Financial details of the link were not disclosed. Callfire said that NGP VAN is powering cam (More info...)

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WhatRunsWhere Buys Mobile Ad Spy For Mobile Ad Tracking
San Diego-based WhatRunsWhere, a startup which develops advertising tracking technology, said this morning that it has acquired Mobile Ad Spy, a UK-based mobile ad tracking startup. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. WhatRunsWhere said it would use the acquisition to launch a new offering in the mobile ad tracking market. WhatRunsWhere operates a service to help advertisers and their agencies to track their competitors online advertising campaigns; the firm's COO is Max Teitelbaum.

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Kidworth Becomes Bizinate, Gets Funding, Expands To Older Users
Los Angeles-based Kidworth, the online service which makes it easy for kids to offer their services and start a business, said today that it has renamed itself Bizinate. The firm said the name change came as it found that entrepreneurs of all ages--including college students and adults--were strongly interested in its services. The company, led by Rudy DeFelice, said the name change more accurately reflects its growing user base. As part of the announcement, the company also said it has raised $ (More info...)

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Eucalyptus Deploys In India With Ingram Micro
Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software developer Eucalyptus Systems is deploying its software to India, the firm said this week, via a new partnership with distributor Ingram Micro. Eucalpytus, which develops cloud computing software to help companies deploy their applications to Amazon Web Services and other clouds, said that Ingram Micro will offer up its software to its value added resellers in India. Ingram Micro will also be an authorized education partner in that country.

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ReachLocal Opens New Offices In Canada, Germany
Continuing its international expansion, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal, which helps local businesses market themselves online through paid search marketing and other advertising, said it has opened up new offices in Canada and Germany. The firm said it has opened up new offices in Calgary, Ottawa and Edmonton, as well as new offices in Munich and Frankfurt. ReachLocal has been active in Canada since 2008, and in Germany since 2011.

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MyLife Launches New Product
Los Angeles-based, the online website headed by Jeff Tinsley which helps users manage their online social accounts, has launched a new product, the firm announced this morning. MyLife said it has launched Profile Remover, a new product which lets users monitor, manage, and remove personal information from the web. The new product scans the web to determine what kind of information is available on a person, and then allows users to either manage that data, or request removal of that in (More info...)

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