Author Archive: Mollie Vandor

SoCal Companies Raised Over $700M in Q4 2011

SoCal Companies Raised Over $700M in Q4 2011

According to SoCal Tech, new numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree survey show that a grand total of…

11:29pm Jan 19, 2012
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Elon Musk To Take The Stage At Caltech Commencement

Elon Musk To Take The Stage At Caltech Commencement

Forget awards season. For LA techies, it looks like Caltech’s June commencement ceremony might be the hottest ticket in town,…

10:10pm Jan 16, 2012
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2011 Featured Fewer Venture-Backed Exits, But Much Bigger Deals

2011 Featured Fewer Venture-Backed Exits, But Much Bigger Deals

According to a report from Dow Jones VentureSource, 2011 saw fewer startup mergers, acquisitions and IPOs than 2010, although the…

4:53pm Jan 3, 2012
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LA Arson Wave In 140 Characters Or Less

LA Arson Wave In 140 Characters Or Less

This New Year’s weekend, LA was ablaze — not with New Year’s Eve fireworks — but with a spate of…

1:51pm Jan 2, 2012
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Google Ranks 2011 In Terms Of Search

Google Ranks 2011 In Terms Of Search

Every year, Google publishes their annual Google Zeitgeist — a visual breakdown of the year that was vis a vis…

12:28am Dec 31, 2011
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#LastTweet Says Goodbye In 140 Characters Or Less

#LastTweet Says Goodbye In 140 Characters Or Less

The New York Times Magazine has released a new feature called #LastTweet, which catalogs the final Twitter messages of a…

8:46pm Dec 29, 2011
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Locals Plan Tribute To Socal Surfer Turned Internet Entrepreneur

Locals Plan Tribute To Socal Surfer Turned Internet Entrepreneur

Local surfer and entrepreneur Sean Collins, who founded the surf prediction site Surfline, passed away on Monday after suffering a…

11:29pm Dec 28, 2011
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New SoCal Startup Helps Geeks Get Funded

New SoCal Startup Helps Geeks Get Funded

SoCal based FundaGeek, which soft launched in November, has officially opened up to the public. According to the FundaGeek website,…

12:34pm Dec 27, 2011
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Got A New Tech Toy? Here Are The Tricks You Need To Know

Got A New Tech Toy? Here Are The Tricks You Need To Know

Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, Good Kwanzaa and a Fabulous Festivus. Whatever holiday you celebrate, odds are good you got some…

10:32pm Dec 26, 2011
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My Top 5 Takeaways From Teens in Tech

My Top 5 Takeaways From Teens in Tech

Note: The below article was written by certified teen in tech Isaac Vandor (who also happens to be my little…

12:25pm Dec 20, 2011
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New Tablet Targets Tots

New Tablet Targets Tots

LA-based company Fuhu announced a new tablet today, targeted specifically at much smaller hands than your average Android or Apple…

1:40pm Nov 21, 2011
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AT&T Upgrades LAX, Just In Time For Holiday Travel

AT&T Upgrades LAX, Just In Time For Holiday Travel

Travelers destined for LAX this holiday season are getting a gift — the gift of better wifi, courtesy of AT&T.…

6:29pm Nov 20, 2011
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New App Lets You Order At The Bar…Code

New App Lets You Order At The Bar…Code

Grabbing takeout this weekend? You may want to download the new app from LA-based Paperlinks first. The Order Takeout app,…

10:36am Nov 19, 2011
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Hollywood Gets A Silicon Injection

Hollywood Gets A Silicon Injection

Hollywood is about to get a whole lot more Silicon…Valley, thanks to a new monthly networking event. Starting this Thursday…

2:11pm Nov 9, 2011
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Adobe Acquires Company Created At UCLA Business School

Adobe Acquires Company Created At UCLA Business School

Students, take note — sometimes staying in school really does pay off. At least that’s what Nicholas Seet learned yesterday.…

5:54pm Nov 2, 2011
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