Friday, September 7, 2012
Silicon Beach @ USC - September 13th
Register for Silicon Beach @ USC!

SoCal has had a long history of tech innovation and Los Angeles is
undeniably the creative capital. USC, with a strong entrepreneurial
tradition and home to the leading school for cinematic arts, is pushing
the Silicon Beach movement forward with an upcoming forum . At Silicon
Beach @ USC, the Marshall School of Business Institute for Communication
Technology Management, the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
and the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Entertainment Technology Center will host a series of panels to educate startups on trends in entertainment
distribution, discuss the convergence of entertainment and technology and
will seek to advance technology startups, as well as foster connections
with venture capital and angel investment communities.

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SheKnows Bumps Into Largest 50 Web Properties
Online women's publishing site SheKnows has bumped into the 50 largest web properties in the U.S., the site said this week. Citing numbers from th ecomScore July 2012 report, the Los Angeles-based site--which is part of AtomicOnline--said it now has nearly 25 million readers. SheKnows was ranked number 49 on the list; other local companies ranked among the top 50 include Internet Brands (50), Demand Media (16), BUZZMEDIA (38), Disney Online (30), Break Media (31), and MySpace (44).

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UsedCardboardBoxes Scores $250K From Chase
Adding to the ways that startups can help fund their ventures, a local, Santa Monica firm, has previously raised funding from Funk Ventures and the Tech Coast Angels--has scored $250,000 in a contest run by credit card issuer Chase and daily deals provider LivingSocial. received $250,000 in a grant as part of Mission: Small Business, a grant program aimed at increasing awareness of small businesses, and helping them make a positive impact on t (More info...)

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Sony Online Entertainment Launches User-Generated Content Program
San DIego-based Sony Online Entertainment announced yesterday that it has launched a new program which allows users to create their own, in-game items for its popular EverQuest franchise. Sony said it has launched Player Studio, a new program which allows users to create actual, in-game objects, which can be submitted to Sony for inclusion in the SOE Marketplace. The user-generated game objects will be offered up to other players, and 40 percent of the net amount received from sale of those item (More info...)

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WD Ships New, Ultra-Compact Hard Drives
The latest products out of Irvine disk drive maker Western Digital are a set of two new, ultra-compact hard drives. WD announced its My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac, the latest portable hard drives in its line, featuring 500GB of storage and a USB 3.0 interface on Thursday. The devices are 3.2 inches long, 4.3 inches wide, and only half an inch high. The new drives start at $109.99.

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DataQuick Buys Title Firm
San Diego-based real estate information provider >a href="">DataQuick said it has acquired a title business, Rels Title. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ATI Title COmpanies dba Rels Title is currently a subsidiary of Rels Title Services, LLC. The firm said the move would help provide a wider range of title and settlement services to the market. DataQuick provides property data, appraisals, automated valuation, title insurance and property information, and m (More info...)

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