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Don't Miss Silicon Beach Fest - June 19-22
Welcome to Silicon Beach Fest, June 2013!

Silicon Beach Fest is LAs first festival celebrating LA tech, entertainment & startups with panels, keynotes, workshops, mixers, and more in Santa Monica on June 19-22, 2013. Head to the beach on the first weekend of summer to celebrate LA's digital innovators in tech, entertainment and startups!

Attendees and speakers include: Accelerator heads, start-ups, VCs, movie and music studio execs, agencies, fashion, content creators, artists, social media gurus, developers, designers, etc. from LA, Silicon Valley, OC, San Diego, New York, and international.

Silicon Beach Fest is created by Digital LA with 15 tracks organized by tech community leaders. Silicon Beach Fest panels take place primarily in Santa Monica at Cross Campus, ROC Santa Monica, and Santa Monica Place. Network at night parties on Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat night.

Register today! http://siliconbeachfest.com

Media Temple Debuts Premium Support, Managed Hosting Services
Media Temple, the web hosting provider headed by Demian Sellfors, is already well known for its customer service and premium hosting services. However, the firm is looking to further differentiate itself in a crowded hosting market through its services. The Los Angeles company said Tuesday that it has launched two offerings, CloudTech Premium Support, and upgraded its DV Managed service.

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Draftpedia Aims At NFL, NBA Fans
Are you a fan of the NFL or NBA--and wish you had an easy reference to the players and picks in the draft for those two sports leagues? A new, Santa Monica-based startup has created a new iTunes application, Draftpedia, aimed at providing a comprehensive source for NBA and NFL Draft history, player stats, and team rosters. The app--which is free--is the brainchild of David Rabie and Joe Sarafian, two Santa Monica entrepreneurs who were born and raised in Los Angeles. The two were roommates at UC (More info...)

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FindTheCompany Launches Online Business Research Tool

FindTheCompany, a new business research site started by DoubleClick co-founder Kevin O'Connor, launched out of beta today, saying that it has created an online resource to let users check on the reputation of a business before buying products and services, and to learn more about companies such as balance sheets, income statements, and more.
The new service is a sister site to Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest, the online product research site also started by O'Connor.

FindTheCompany's servi (More info...)

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SendGrid Extends Into Email Marketing
Anaheim- and Boulder, Colorado-based SendGrid, which develops email delivery services and software, is making a big expansion today, into email marketing. SendGrid said it has launched a brand new, email marketing service which is aimed at marketers looking to reliably send high volumes of mail. The move is the company's first beyond providing the "back-end" transactional email delivery it provides to software and Internet service providers, who have grown to rely on the company for helping to (More info...)

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Goldstar Partners With Google
Goldstar, the online service which helps connect people with special deals on live entertainment, has tied with Google on support of Google Now. The Pasadena-based company said it has integrated with Google Now, to provide consumers with information about live entertainment in their area. The integration provides reminders of events they've purchased in Goldstar, weather forecasts, traffic updates, turn-by-turn directions, and more. Goldstar's service--which is available in many major US markets (More info...)

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Google's AdSense, Developed In LA, Earned More than $7 Billion Last Year
One of Southern California's most successful--and unheralded--inventions for the Internet world earned online publishers more than $7 billion alone last year, Google said this morning. Google announced today that Google Adsense--which it acquired when it bought Santa Monica-based Applied Semantics back in 2003--just turned 10 years old, and now has more than 2 million publishers. Google said that last year, alone, publishers earned more than $7 billion from AdSense ads. AdSense was developed by (More info...)

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SlimSurveys, Developed By TweetPhoto Team, Takes On Surveys

If you're a marketer, business, or developer wishing you could run a quick survey of your users, it can be an involved process. However, a new startup, SlimSurveys--created by the same team behind TweetPhoto--thinks it has a better way. The startup, headed by Sean Callahan, says its new service lets users create quick, 7-question surveys which can be answered on a desktop, mobile, or on a user's website. The firm calls itself the "Twitter of surveys".

The three founders of the company, Sean (More info...)

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CrowdStrike, Headed By George Kurtz, Debuts Security Software
Irvine-based CrowdStrike, the developer of security software which was founded by former McAfee CTO George Kurtz, has debuted its technology, saying that it has created a platform which is aimed at stopping security attacks and protecting users' intellectual property. The company said its big-data based, Active Defense platform moves beyond existing, passive defense security and incorporates what it says are attributions and identifications of adversaries who might be launching those attacks. Th (More info...)

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Quarterly Co. Snags Netflix Co-Founder As CEO
Hollywood-based Quarterly Co., the subscription gifts-by-mail startup which delivers a box of curated gifts from a long list of influencers to subscribers every three months, has a new CEO. The company said today that Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe has been appointed CEO of the company, to help grow and expand the company's offerings. Lowe helped co-found Netflix, and also was Chief Operating Officer and President of Redbox Automated Retail; according to the company, Lowe has more than 25 years i (More info...)

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RFaxis Debuts WLAN Power Amplifier
Irvine-based semiconductor developer RFaxis said today that it has begun mass production on a new, power amplifier (PA) aimed at the wireless local area network market. RFAxis said its RX240 high power 2.4GHz PA is aimed at use in wireless access point, routers, set-top boxes, home gateways, wireless hot spots, and other applications. RFaxis develops CMOS-based semiconductors, which have a price advantage over existing power amplifiers using more exotic semiconductor technology such as Gallium A (More info...)

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Emulex Certifies With Infortrend
Costa Mesa-based networking hardware provider Emulex has certified its latest set of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters with storage equipment from Infortrend, the companies announced today. The two said that the Emulex LightPulse 16G Fibre Channel HBAs were certified with Infortrend's 16GFC EonStor DS G7i RAID storage systems. Both products are used in data center storage area networks (SANs). 16G Fibre Channel is the latest standard for speed in Fibre Channel networks, which are used heavily in t (More info...)

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SBIR Phase II Workshop - Los Angeles, June 20th, 2013
Every year the Federal Government invests over $2B in Small Business
Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer projects
through 11 Federal agencies. PortTech Los Angeles is offering a workshop
to assist applicants with the preparation of effective Phase II proposals. This workshop will provide applicants with the tools, techniques, plans and deliverables to meet the proposal requirements, create the Commercialization Plan and the best practices to maximize the chance of winning an award.

Who should attend:
Small innovative companies seeking government grants
University researchers commercializing technology
SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II teams
Technology based entrepreneurs

When: June 20, 2013, 9AM - 3PM
Where: PortTech Los Angeles Training Center, San Pedro, CA. 90731

Cost is $225 per individual, plus discounts for teams. Advanced
registration is required at: http://PortTechLA.org or by calling
310.519.1801. Only 20 seats are available for this workshop.

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