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More than a job: 6 LA tech companies where you can launch a career

  • On September 8, 2017
If you’re looking for an opportunity to put your career into overdrive, then you’ve come to the right place. The LA tech scene is full of great opportunities to take on new challenges. If you don’t quite know where to start, we recommend checking out one of these fast-growing companies. To read the full article, […]
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7 Realistic Ways to Make Money Online

  • On September 8, 2017
Whether you’re looking to make some fast cash, or you’re after long-term, more sustainable income-producing results, there are certainly ways you can make money online today. The truth is that making money online isn’t as difficult as most make it out to seem. It does require some discipline. Sure. Without discipline, you’ll find it tough to […]
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7 websites that will pay you money to do practically nothing

  • On July 25, 2017
Side jobs are a great way to make supplemental income, and many of them are more lucrative than you’d think. Still, not everyone has enough spare time to pick up a part-time gig. Luckily, there are websites that can help you earn some extra cash without much effort, according to a popular subreddit /r/Beermoney that has over […]
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3 genius ways to make money in less than 10 minutes

  • On April 18, 2017
Think about your last 24 hours. Were there any moments when you had 10 minutes to kill? Maybe your commute ground to a halt this morning. Maybe your coffee date was running late. Either way, those bits of lost time each day don’t need to go wasted, with you scrolling through social media feeds as […]
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Cha-Ching! 8 Savvy New Ways to Save BIG When You Shop Online

  • On April 18, 2017
One of the easiest ways to save money every time you shop online is to hit up a cash back website first like ebates.com, topcashback.com, or befrugal.com. “Once you’re signed up, you can search thousands of stores such as Target, Amazon, and Macy’s and see how much they offer in cash back,” explains Jon Lal, […]
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50 Ways to Make a Fast $50

  • On April 18, 2017
No matter how carefully you plan, money can run a little short at times. Maybe your child needs new shoes. Perhaps your car broke down, or you just want a night out on the town. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself needing extra cash, there are plenty of ways to earn it — now […]
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Five coupon changes you need to know

  • On April 18, 2017
JCPenney is famous in one of the worst possible ways when it comes to coupons. Back in 2011, they stopped issuing coupons in favor of an “everyday low pricing” model and sales didn’t just plummet, they crashed and burned. Regardless of the evidence that changing or removing coupons, and opting for other “sales strategies” isn’t […]
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21 Simple Ways to Make Money Without Doing Anything

  • On March 23, 2017
Making money takes work, but working can suck. Luckily, there are some ways to make money with little to no effort. Though some of these methods do take some work up front, they can set you up to earn passive income for the long term. Here are 21 ways to make money with minimum effort. To read the […]
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25 Money-Making Ideas You Can Leverage Online

  • On March 23, 2017
While unscrupulous Internet marketers parade their offers that are more designed to extract money from you rather than help you to make it, many people are faced with the dilemma of who to trust when it comes to making money online. Clearly, there are some ideas for making money on the web that are simply […]
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Nominations open for Oscars of entrepreneurship in LA

  • On March 23, 2017
Awards season is over for many in Hollywood, but for entrepreneurs in and around Los Angeles, it’s just beginning. Applications are now being accepted for the 31st annual EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards, created by the global parent of Ernst & Young LLP, to honor successful leaders of high-growth companies. To read the full article, […]
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9 of the best LA companies to work for (and they're all hiring)

  • On March 7, 2017
Built in Los Angeles included Prodege, LLC in their list of “9 of the best LA companies to work for…” And that’s right, we’re hiring! We love celebrating our diverse and forward-thinking employees. We do so by offering meaningful perks such as sponsored lunches, company outings, subsidized gym membership, and more! But don’t take our […]
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CEOs to know: Prodege's Chuck Davis

  • On December 16, 2016
Chuck Davis has taken some pretty big risks in his career. Thankfully, most of them have paid off. Over his 20 years in tech, Davis has brought his expertise to established corporations and early-stage startups alike. Now at the helm of El Segundo-based Prodege, Davis has some advice for young professionals looking to make it in […]
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Yes, there are legit ways to make money without leaving your house

  • On December 7, 2016
Join Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a popular rewards site where users get paid to browse the internet, complete surveys, watch videos, shop online, or play games. You’ll be rewarded by gift cards, and it may take some time to earn $100, but it’s an incredibly easy way to make money. View full article here.
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3 Ways To Make Money While You Holiday Shop

  • On December 1, 2016
Swagbucks: This site (Swagbucks.com) offers cash back or gift cards for online shopping, among other things. Depending on which retailers you frequent, you may find that you get more cash back here than on other sites. For all of your activities, you earn “Swagbucks,” which you can eventually redeem for merchant gift cards (such as […]
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9 Ways You've Been Missing Out on Free Money

  • On September 19, 2016
9 Ways You’ve Been Missing Out on Free Money Don’t be a sucker by SAMANTHA LEAL Sep 16, 2016 More money more problems, but sometimes those are the types of problems I want to have. Which is why I’ve figured out a whole bunch of ways to find/get/keep/hack extra cash that, frankly, you’re probably just […]
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Tech companies reign in Business Journal's list of best places to work

  • On August 24, 2016
The Los Angeles Business Journal released their 2016 list of best places to work in LA yesterday, and tech startups of all shapes and sizes were well-represented. The list made it clear that companies are evolving to offer their employees a better work-life balance, while still acknowledging that there’s a lot of hard work to be done. […]
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Walmart deal makes overnight millionaire even richer

  • On August 18, 2016
  It’s the get-rich-quick scheme that keeps on giving. Eric Martin of York, Pennsylvania, is in line for a massive payday following Walmart’s recent purchase of Jet.com for $3.3 billion. Martin doesn’t work for the startup retail/tech company, but he does own 100,000 of its shares thanks to a get rich quick scheme that made […]
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Smartphone apps that can make you money

  • On August 16, 2016
Between buying the phone and paying your phone bill, owning a smart phone can drain your bank account. So when we heard there were apps that claim to be able to make you money, we were intrigued. “It does sound too good to be true,” said Karri Baumann of St. Louis. That’s what we thought […]
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Lessons In Making A Good First Impression From The Best Interns Ever

  • On July 7, 2016
A summer internship is a small window to make a good impression. The interns who knock it out of the park can provide valuable examples for anyone who wants to make a good impression in a new job. Erika Ebbel Angle, founder and executive director of Science from Scientists, a nonprofit that sends scientists into […]
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For Father's Day, give dad some of your time

  • On June 17, 2016
Even though consumers are expected to spend a record $126 on average for the holiday, tools, ties and techy gadgets don’t top Dad’s wish list.  According to a survey by SwagBucks, an online retail rewards program, a majority of the 6,300 dads they polled for their Father’s Day survey said spending time with family trumped […]
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Get Paid to Shop with These 8 Apps

  • On June 2, 2016
Expert from Everyday Money Some pay you simply to snap a pic of your receipts.   We all know “there’s an app for that.” Usually we’re referring to apps that make our lives a little bit easier somehow. But what if there were a bunch of apps out there that’ll actually pay you to shop? Whether […]
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13 Inexpensive Ways To Relieve You Of Your Boredom

  • On March 15, 2016
Expert from BuzzFeed Make some low-key money with survey sites.   There are a few different options, but the most popular ones include Swagbucks,which gives you $5 when you sign up, InboxDollars, which give you four surveys to take every day, and Toluna, which occasionally sends you physical products to test. Read full article
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Find your perfect match: 5 LA tech companies hiring in February

  • On February 4, 2016
Expert from Built in Los Angeles “Prodege and our family of brands; Swagbucks, SodaHead, nCrave and ProdegeMR has employees that are passionate, creative, diverse and driven to help rethink the way consumers engage with brands,” Dana Shupe, Sr. Manager of Human Resources, said. “We’re looking for creative and collaborative self-starters that have a thirst for learning and sharing […]
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How to Focus on Your Work and Ditch the Distractions

  • On January 22, 2016
Expert from Fortune Seize quiet times. Chuck Davis, CEO of Swagbucks, says that in Internet companies, “the day starts later than in other companies.” Since he’s more of an early riser, this works to his advantage. “I come in really early on Monday, and by the time most people roll into the office and meetings start […]
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Chuck Davis: Serial Success Story

  • On January 6, 2016
Expert from CSQ Chuck Davis has the exuberance of a kid in a candy store as he guides a tour of Prodege, LLC’s  El Segundo headquarters, on a sunny November morning. Judging by the 55-year-old CEO’s enthusiasm as he floats through the spacious offices, you’d think he had conceived and built the company from the ground up. […]
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5 LA tech companies to bet your career on

  • On November 24, 2015
Expert from Built in Los Angeles Prodege is a leading internet and media company that operates multiple customer engagement brands. The flagship consumer business, Swagbucks, is one of the internet’s top sites for delivering deals, coupons and cash back rewards to millions and millions of members. Read full article
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The Unconventional Guide to Black Friday Shopping

  • On November 16, 2015
Expert from BuzzFeed Shop online through Swagbucks.com to layer-on triple cash-back. Most Black Friday sales are also online. You can layer additional savings by using Swagbucks.com to get cash back. Here’s how: After you have an idea of what items you are buying and you’ve purchased your gift cards, go to Swagbucks.com and search for the […]
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7 Ways to Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays

  • On November 2, 2015
Extra cash is always nice, but the holidays make supplementary funds especially necessary. If your regular monthly budget doesn’t allow for all the travel, gifts, decor, and party food you’d like to buy this season, you might consider ways to earn a little extra. Need some inspiration? Here are seven ideas for earning side income […]
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3 Apps That Actually Pay You to Play Online

  • On October 15, 2015
Admit it: Not all the time you spend online is productive. At some point Angry Birds makes the turn from necessary stress reduction to vision-degrading waste of time – and that’s okay. Our devices have made us so hyper-productive, we deserve time to relax with them too. But if you’re willing to waste your digital […]
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Fox & Friends – Frugal for Fall

  • On September 15, 2015
Updating your wardrobe for the season? Popular retailers like Walmart and Amazon have partnered with Swagbucks to help you pack your closet without breaking the bank. Frugal Living Expert Laura Grutman also shares a great deal for new Swagbucks users. Watch the full video here
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20 Apps That Make You Money

  • On August 6, 2015
There’s a good chance you often find yourself killing time by idling browsing through your smartphone. Playing games and catching up on social media sites is great, but these activities alone won’t pad your wallet. Make the most of your spare time by downloading an app that can earn you extra money. It might seem […]
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Savvy Smartphone Apps to Help You Save Cash

  • On July 22, 2015
From savings to stacking a little extra cash, there’s apps out there that promise to help you with the dollars. Experts said it can be like modern day coupon clipping, or price comparing without actually going to any stores. “It can be a great thing. Imagine you’re in the store and you can compare something […]
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26 Totally Legit Ways To Make Money In Your Spare Time

  • On July 2, 2015
Along with renting out your room, hiring out your belongings and trading in old books and games, Swagbucks can help you earn some extra cash in between payday. Swagbucks pays you in points for doing things you’d probably do online anyway, like searching the web and watching videos. You can then swap those points for […]
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How to make BIG money with your cellphone: Smartphone apps pay you

  • On May 22, 2015
Cell phones are not cheap. At an average of $85 a month for a smartphone, that’s almost a $1,000 a year – not including the cost of the phone. But some savvy people like Teresa Kannenberg are earning back some of those dollars by making money on their cellphone. ABC News caught up with Kannenberg […]
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9 Websites to Earn Extra Money Online

  • On March 10, 2015
It doesn’t take much time to run across someone pitching a “get-rich-quick” scheme online. We’ve all seen them – people who promise to show you how to make thousands at home in your spare time. Guess what? Like any get-rich-quick scheme, it’s only going to make money for the person running the scheme. That doesn’t […]
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Rival will pay you to not use TurboTax

  • On February 9, 2015
TurboTax rival Tax Act is the latest company to try to lure angry TurboTax users – by literally offering to pay them to switch. Tax Act, which is a desktop and cloud-based tax-preparation software, will pay consumers $1.50 if they file their Federal tax returns using their software. The payment is being made using an […]
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Trading in a gift card: Naughty or Nice?

  • On December 25, 2014
Gift cards — be it a physical card or an online gift certificate — are a common present during the holidays. The National Retail Federation estimates consumers will spend an average of $172.74 on gift cards this season, up from $163.16 last year, and expects total spending on gift cards will be $31.74 billion. “People […]
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Prodege Announced Sampling Platform and Hires

  • On December 16, 2014
Online panel provider Prodege has launched a sampling technology platform called Prodege MR, and appointed former uSamp executives Dave Gaston and Kris Tarbet as Vice Presidents of Sales, and Daniel Ross as VP of Product Management. El Segundo, California-based Prodege, which was founded in 2006 by Josef Gorowitz, is also the parent company of Swagbucks, […]
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Apps, sites help make some extra holiday money

  • On November 16, 2014
Of the many questions that come up when the holidays roll around, one is prominent: Where are you going to get extra money for presents? The answer: on your smart phone and the Internet. Several apps and websites exist to reward you with gift cards and products. Here are three that can get you some […]
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Free Gift Cards for the Holidays: Join Swagbucks

  • On November 14, 2014
From Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate Some of the presents I’m giving this Christmas won’t cost me a cent: Amazon will deliver them and Swagbucks is buying. This online rewards program gives users points (“Swag Bucks,” or SBs) for various tasks, from online searches to watching movie trailers. Those points can be traded in for e-gift […]
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Study says much holiday shopping is already in the bag

  • On November 13, 2014
A survey commissioned by a shopping rewards company has found that while stores are busy promoting Black Friday and Thanksgiving sales, many major holiday purchases already have been made. According to the poll, conducted for Swagbucks, 68 percent of those asked said they will be making most of their holiday gift purchases before Black Friday […]
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Prodege partners with TrueSample

  • On November 13, 2014
US — Online survey panel company Prodege has signed up TrueSample to verify its survey response pool. California-based Prodege owns consumer engagement brands Swagbucks, SodaHead and nCrave and provides consumer insight through its rewards-based websites and mobile apps. Mendy Orimland, SVP of revenue for Prodege said: “Prodege will leverage TrueSample’s real-time APIs and validation platform […]
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Shop Before Black Friday to Snag the Best Holiday Deals

  • On November 11, 2014
If you’re looking to score some of the best shopping deals of the year, you might want to hit the mall (or the Internet) before Black Friday. Data from Adobe Systems Inc. shows that in 2013, retailers’ biggest price cuts of the entire year were seen the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the WSJ said. And the […]
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Is Black Friday still a big deal?

  • On November 10, 2014
For more than half of Americans, Black Friday is just another day. Last year, 56 percent of Americans stayed home on the big shopping day and over the weekend as well instead of hitting the shopping centers, according to a Consumer Reports Holiday Poll. Eron Zehavi, co-Founder of Swagbucks, an online company that allows Web […]
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Paul Wassenaar's Turbulent Journey Back to BMX Racing

  • On October 9, 2014
Swagbucks endorser Paul Wassenaar makes a heroic return to BMX racing in Reno a full year after he discovered a malignant mass on his neck. At 19 years old, Wassenaar was diagnosed with Stage 2 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. “I have cancer, but cancer doesn’t have me – that became the quote I lived by,” Paul says. Through […]
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Paul Wassenaar Interview

  • On September 26, 2014
We’ve all had things we’ve wanted to become or wanted to achieve, but we’ve given up. We made excuses that life got in the way, and let’s face it: It’s the easy thing to do and that’s why we do it. We don’t want to work hard enough, we don’t want to struggle and the […]
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Investment in L.A. Tech More Than Triple Since 2009

  • On July 31, 2014
It turns out Snapchat, Tinder and Oculus Rift are not the only hot tech companies in Southern California. There’s so much startup action in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica that the region has become a new favorite for venture capitalists and angel investors. Investments in the greater Los Angeles area tech have more than […]
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Swagbucks Buys SodaHead

  • On July 31, 2014
Los Angeles-based prodege, the parent company of Swagbucks, said this morning that it has acquired Sodahead, the online polling and discussion platform founded by Jason Feffer. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Prodege, it will acquire all of SodaHead’s assets and staff from its Encino headquarters, and will move them to […]
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Reward community Swagbucks acquires SodaHead

  • On July 31, 2014
Prodege, the parent company of rewards community Swagbucks has purchased digital consumer polling platform SodaHead it was announced on Thursday. No financial terms of the deal were disclosed. As per the acquisition, the SodaHead team will be moving to Prodege’s headquarters in El Segundo, California. SodaHead will remain as a standalone entity within Prodege, with […]
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Swagbucks acquires SodaHead and now they'll be key players in web polling

  • On July 31, 2014
C onsumer rewards brand Swagbucks and its parent company Prodege are putting some swagger into their business today with news that they’ll be acquiring Los Angeles-based startup SodaHead, which specializes in buzzy online polls. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Chuck Davis, chief executive officer of Swagbucks tells me the two companies, both […]
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South Bay coupon site Swagbucks acquires digital survey company Sodahead

  • On July 31, 2014
Would you rather jump into a pool full of Jell-O or a pool full of marshmallows? This is one of thousands of questions that people can answer at SodaHead.com, a digital polling website that makes advertising dollars by getting people to take single-question surveys, like whose side would you take if Justin Bieber and Orlando […]
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Swagbucks Scores SodaHead Acquistion

  • On July 31, 2014
Prodege, the parent company of online rewards site Swagbucks, announced it will acquire digital consumer polling platform SodaHead. SodaHead’s team of 10 will relocate from Sherman Oaks to Swagbuck’s El Segundo headquarters, which houses 110 of the rewards program’s employees. SodaHead and its site will continue to operate independently. Read the full article here
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The 10 L.A. startups that raised the most money this spring

  • On July 22, 2014
Led by Swagbucks’ $60 million round of fund-raising, 35 Los Angeles County startups raised more than $330 million from April through June in what was a booming second quarter for startup investment nationwide. The money is flowing to fewer firms, but it’s coming in bigger chunks as investors help successful startups expand operations to new […]
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St. Martin's, Swagbucks Launch Read Channel

  • On May 23, 2014
St. Martin’s Press is teaming up with Swagbucks, a loyalty and rewards site, to launch a new digital literature channel called Read. The Read channel, which will live on the Swagbucks website, will feature titles by popular St. Martin’s authors; it will allow consumers to learn about new books while they earn swagbucks, the site’s […]
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The Daily Startup: Clean-Tech Funds Keeping It In The Family

  • On May 14, 2014
Clean-technology investing is on the decline. Venture capital firms put just $2.74 billion into clean-tech startups in 2013, down from a high of $6.02 billion in 2008, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. A few recent glimmers of hope haven’t caused traditional VC funds to flood back into the sector yet, but family offices have filled […]
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EY names L.A. Entrepreneur of the Year finalist

  • On May 14, 2014
Ernst and Young has singled out 24 finalists for its Entrepreneur of the Year award for the greater Los Angeles area. “The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities,” the organization said in a release Among the […]
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Swagbucks' new, big-growth CEO wants everyone to know the brand

  • On May 13, 2014
Chuck Davis, who was today appointed as chief executive officer of Swagbucks, is a familiar face for those tracking tech startups that sold to big companies. He was CEO of Fandango when it sold in 2007 to Comcast for reportedly $200 million, and of Shopzilla, when it sold to E.W. Scripps for $525 million in […]
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Swagbucks Raises $60M From Technology Crossover Ventures, Appoints New CEO

  • On May 13, 2014
Swagbucks, a rewards site, announced today that it has raised $60 million, its first round of funding, from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). It also appointed Swagbucks and Prodege executive chairman Chuck Davis as its CEO. Founding CEO Josef Gorowitz will become president. He is also currently a venture partner at Technology Crossover Ventures and executive […]
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Swagbucks Lands $60 Million Investment, Names Former Fandango Chief CEO

  • On May 13, 2014
Swagbucks, a website that lets users earn rewards that they can cash in for gift cards by performing tasks such as watching videos and taking surveys, has received a $60 million investment from Technology Crossover Ventures. The company is also announcing that TCV’s Chuck Davis, a former Fandango chief executive, will take over as Swagbucks’ […]
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With $50M in bootstrapped revenue, Swagbucks raises $60M from TCV for its rewards and loyalty shopping platform

  • On May 13, 2014
Prodege, the parent company to breakout online rewards community Swagbucks, has grown its business organically since launching in 2008. The Los Angeles-based company has delivered more than $60 million in consumer rewards across hundreds of ecommerce stores, incentivizing consumers to shop within the Swagbucks marketplace, engage with branded content, search within its dedicated search engine, […]
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Swagbucks raises $60 million; former Fandango chief named CEO

  • On May 13, 2014
Swagbucks — a company that rewards people for online activities such as watching videos — is getting some more real bucks of its own to play with. The company said Tuesday that it has raised $60 million in funding from Technology Crossover Ventures, or TCV, a Silicon Valley investment firm. In addition, the company named […]
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Swagbucks Wants to Be Your eBay, Google and Youtube

  • On May 13, 2014
Sometimes, advertisers are like ungrateful significant others. They’re aggressive and disruptive, consistently butting in and imploring you to buy something when all you want to do is zone out and watch TV. When it comes to the advertiser-consumer relationship, Joseph Gorowitz is here to play couples counselor. He’s the co-founder and president of Swagbucks, an […]
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Ex-Fandango CEO Chuck Davis Joins Swagbucks; Company Raises $60M For Expansion

  • On May 13, 2014
Former Fandango Chairman and CEO Chuck Davis has become CEO of online incentive company Swagbucks, succeeding co-founder Josef Gorowitz, who becomes president. The El Segundo-based company also announced that it had raised $60 million from Technology Crossover Ventures, where Davis is a venture partner. Davis was previously executive chairman for both Swagbucks and its parent […]
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El Segundo-based coupon site Swagbucks secures $60 million in venture capital

  • On May 13, 2014
A South Bay tech company has raised $60 million in its first round of external funding from Technology Crossover Ventures, a late-stage venture capital firm that has backed such heavy hitters as Facebook, Netflix and Spotify. Swagbucks.com, whose parent company Prodege LLC is headquartered in El Segundo, offers gift cards to Wal-Mart, Nordstrom, Amazon.com and […]
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Get rewarded to shop with swagbucks' updated app

  • On May 13, 2014
Mobile apps can be a deal hunters’ dream come true—if you know where to look. Plenty of apps aggregate the best deals and coupons from around the web, but some actually reward you with your own points or currency, simply through engaging in things you’re probably already doing in the first place. Swagbucks, a site […]
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Swagbucks Raised $60 Million

  • On May 13, 2014
El Segundo’s Swagbucks, an online consumer rewards service, has raised $60 million from Technology Crossover Ventures, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto. This is the first outside funding round for the 6-year-old company. A Swagbucks spokesman said Technology Crossover Ventures will receive a “significant minority” stake in the company along with the funding, which […]
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Former Fandango CEO Takes the Helm at Swagbucks, Raises $60 Million

  • On May 13, 2014
Chuck Davis, the former CEO of Fandango and Shopzilla, will take over as CEO of Swagbucks after 16 months as executive chairman Online rewards provider Swagbucks has raised $60 million from Technology Crossover Ventures to invest in mobile offerings, new products and international expansion, parent company Prodege LLC said Tuesday. Chuck Davis, the former CEO […]
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Q&A: Swagbucks offers rewards for shopping online and soon on the go

  • On April 17, 2014
Last fall, my husband and I spent a week and a half in London and watched the Minnesota Vikings play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Wembley Stadium. The fall before that, we spent 10 days in Munich during Oktoberfest. On neither trip did we spend a dime on a hotel room. Our not-so-secret? Rewards. Read the […]
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Nine South Bay entrepreneurs competing for prestigious business award

  • On April 8, 2014
Executives at nine South Bay companies were named Tuesday as semifinalists in the 2014 Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, which spotlights business creators who have had exceptional successes in the areas of innovation, financial performance and commitment to their communities. In all, 28 semifinalists have been selected to compete […]
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Swagbucks can make online video habits pay

  • On March 10, 2014
Aprille Magille spends about eight hours a day watching videos on the Internet. But the 56-year-old retiree isn’t bored or in need of a hobby. She’s actually earning rewards for every video she watches that she has used to buy a Kindle, a tablet, pots and pans, a rice cooker and even a counter-top oven. […]
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Coupons.com Surfs Digital Discount Wave Ahead Of IPO

  • On March 7, 2014
Coupons.com plans to raise $130 million or more by offering 10 million shares at a price range of $12 to $14. At the midpoint of the proposed range, the company would have a fully diluted market value near $1 billion. Coupons.com plans to raise $130 million or more by offering 10 million shares at a […]
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What You Can Learn From Coupon.com's Long Road to Going Public

  • On March 7, 2014
Coupons.com, which listed its expected share price at $16 on Thursday, saw its stock nearly double in value, closing at $30, despite larger market trends that saw the Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 waver between gains and losses. Coupons.com, which digitized the moribund coupon-clipping world in the 1990s, raised $168 million, far surpassing its […]
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Los Angeles Is A Sleeping Software Titan That's About To Wake Up

  • On February 27, 2014
Los Angeles county saw $871 million in venture funding in 2012, and a new startup born every 40 hours, according to research from Built in LA. Forty-three companies were acquired in that period. Last year, numbers were even higher. Over $1 billion was raised in 2013, with over 100 companies collecting at least $1 million […]
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How a student rabbi and a rock concert photographer put the swagger in Swagbucks

  • On February 24, 2014
It’s a founders’ story that has you waiting for a punch line: a rabbi-in-training from Brooklyn and a California concert photographer get together and start a company. Guess what business they’re in? If you say a startup that makes money by rewarding online consumers for watching cooking show videos, playing computer games, taking surveys, and […]
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5 Money Hacks to Cut Shopping Costs and Bills

  • On February 16, 2014
Everybody likes getting a good deal, but not everyone has the patience or savvy to save. However, there are a few sly ways of getting as much cash as you can when you shop as well as pay bills. Here are tricks to incorporate into your normal everyday routine that have the potential to save […]
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Swagbucks Hits $50M In Revenues, Expands Executive Team

  • On February 5, 2014
Los Angeles-based Prodege, the company which runs the Swagbucks rewards site, reported today that the firm passed $50M in revenue in 2013, is profitable, and has expanded its executive team to include a new Executive Chairman, Chuck Davis, the former CEO of Shopzilla and Fandango; a new CFO, Brad Kates; and a new CTO, Shane […]
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AppAdvice Daily: Earn Money Using Your Phone

  • On February 5, 2014
But mobiles don’t have to be a drain on your wallet. Make the most of the spiraling range of money-saving apps and websites available on smartphones and they can actually make your life cost less. Here are some of the best ways to turn your phone into a cost-cutting gadget: To make money: the Swagbucks […]
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Cash For Internet: How And Why One Site Pays For Clicks

  • On January 29, 2014
Time spent on the Internet has risen exponentially as access to the web has become more widespread and as we rely on it for more and more daily activities (shopping, entertainment, news, search and discovery). According to Comscore, from 2010 to 2013, U.S. Internet use rose from 451 billion minutes to 890 billion minutes. In […]
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The 12 free apps that can save you a fortune

  • On January 14, 2014
From apps that track the cheapest deal on products to those that pay you for your views, Money Mail has put together a list of the best money saving apps. The Swagbucks website pays you for your opinions. Complete a survey, watch a video or use the search tool and you will earn points called […]
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Make money via online rebate sites while shopping for Black Friday deals

  • On November 28, 2013
Instead of waiting outside your local Best Buy on Black Friday, why not stay home and shop online? You can skip the crowds, avoid aching feet, and duck the drama of parking the car at the mall. Online shoppers also have a secret weapon: Online rebate sites. These sites, such as Ebates and Swagbucks, work […]
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Are Gift Cards Still Impersonal? Negative Stigma Fades

  • On November 27, 2013
Gift cards used to be seen as cold and impersonal gifts reserved only for that coworker you knew nothing about. However, consumers, especially younger ones, are increasingly happy to give and receive gift cards for everywhere from Amazon.com (AMZN) to Starbucks (SBUX). According to a recent Swagbucks member survey provided exclusively to FOX Business, 76% […]
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So how much money can you make crowdworking?

  • On September 6, 2013
Crowdworking is growing fast. Companies can now call on workers from all over the world to collaborate on huge tasks while simply sitting at their home computer. So how much money can you make at your keyboard?   Read the full review here
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How to Save Money While Shopping Online

  • On August 29, 2013
Think you know everything about online shopping? Think again. Parade.com spoke with Michelle Madhok, the CEO and founder of SheFinds Media, and Crystal Paine, the founder of MoneySavingMom.com, who shared their tips about how to score the best deals on the web. While visiting handy sites that will save you (or in some cases, even […]
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My Favorite Ways the Internet Saves Us Money

  • On August 28, 2013
We live in this incredible time where any information we seek is right at our fingertips. Even for those who do not own computers, the internet, or a smartphone, you can use a computer at the library, potentially have access to one at work, school, or know a friend/relative who is wired in. While sometimes […]
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Five Recession-Busting Apps That Will Help You Make Money

  • On March 27, 2013
The phrase ‘there’s an app for everything’ is used a lot these days but it is slowly becoming reality. This type of technology has come on in leaps and bounds since the development of smartphones and we are reaching a point where there almost is an app for anything you would want to do. Some […]
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5 Ways to Get Free Things During the Holiday

  • On December 17, 2012
There are several search engines that reward members for searching the internet or watching videos. Bing Rewards and Jingit are two of them. Chrissy’s had success with Swagbucks. It rewards frequent searchers with gift cards and other prizes. “I chose a $20 Amazon gift card that we gave as a gift,” Chrissy says, “but there […]
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Swagbucks is riding its rare Amazon affiliate partnership to a record quarter

  • On December 17, 2012
In short, Americans are all about the deal. And Swagbucks, which claims to be the largest rewards and loyalty shopping site on the Web with 6.7 million users, is having the highest traffic quarter in its four-year history. Swagbucks launched its Shop & Earn platform in early November, allowing consumers to earn rewards redeemable for […]
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Get your swag on: Earn some Swagbucks

  • On December 12, 2012
What if you could win cash and gift cards for everything you already do on the web: surfing, watching videos, playing games and shopping online? With the advent of Swagbucks.com, now you can! The latest and greatest company advancement is their newly launched Shop & Earn program. By scoring major partnerships with retailers including Walmart, […]
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