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In a localization agreement addressed to Wim Elfrink, Cisco’s chief globalisation officer Cisco is paying elfrink US$ 700,000 this month and US$ 300,000 in January 2014 to accept a job in the US as its Executive VP, Emerging Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer.

Every business leader needs solid advice to succeed but a lot of the times the advice one seeks cannot come from the many friends or family. Most of the time the advice you are looking for is from a successful entrepreneurs who might be so busy to be reached.

Microsoft December 26 said it was opening new stores in 2013 after what it said was a momentous year for its retail stores.

According to Jonathan Adashek General Manager, Communications and Strategy, Sales & Marketing Services Group, Microsoft in a post:

It was 2008. Silicon Beach as we know it didn’t exist, coworking was unheard of, and an angel was mainly thought of as a heavenly creature, not the likes of Paige Craig. Digital LA had just begun throwing monthly networking events, Rubicon Project was in its infancy, and the Roosevelt in Hollywood was the local hangout. However, that wasn’t the start …

Entangled Media has released their public beta to Younity, a new utility that provides spontaneous access to your data across devices. As mobile devices become both increasingly common and just as increasingly diverse, many are finding that keeping data synched between them to be a daunting and time consuming task. Younity’s new mobile product lets you bypass that hassle while offering several other benefits.

News Corp has announced it will cease publication of its standalone publication of The Daily iPad app December 15, 2012 and embed its technology and staff into the The Post.

Monday November 26 YouTube launched its creators space in LA in a move to reach out to original video creators to meet and share experiences to up their video production.

At Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood 2012 Kevin Winston organized a panel called “How to Find and Hire a Developer”. Below are some take away tips… and the video of the of the panel.

Being an entrepreneur is about, “The journey through the ‘NO’ to get to the YES’ ” said by Ryan Caldbeck, CEO of CircleUp, on a panel at the Connections Conference in Indianapolis. CircleUp is an online social marketplace that supports direct equity investments from individual investors to small private consumer and retail companies. He was talking about the history of VitaminWater and how the creator went through bankruptcy, had a failed marriage and spent years going from local mom n’ pop to mom n’ pop store trying to convince each one to carry Vitamin Water out of his car… eventually it went national as we all know

Every conference is different. The format, the layout, the presentation, the venue, the motives of people attending and presenting. The one common thread is interaction with people. Even if you’re the shiest of shy, you’re bound to interact with at least one person while you’re there.