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Levee wants to help freelancers find the right loopholes to cut their taxes

Built In Los Angeles

Levee. Series: Fintech in Los Angeles. Anyone who has ever spent time working as an independent contractor knows the nightmare of tracking costs.

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A Teachable Moment on Race

Both Sides of the Table

It was signed into law 13 years ago by then president George W. Shouldn’t he protest in a different way?” I dunno. Would we be having the conversation?

Pasadena Angels invest over $1M in iKizmet

Ask the Angels

Pasadena, California (September 22, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the second investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund).  The Fund invested an additional $75K in iKizmet, a business intelligence platform specifically created for small businesses operating fitness, wellness studios, and gyms. Tweet Tweet.

Fueling Extremism in a Wired World [ LOS ANGELES ]

Tech.Co

Nazis used radio; today’s extremists use social media. Then as now, new technology provides extremists with unchecked ability to spread hate and prey upon  disenfranchised audiences to realize their deadly agenda. This event will explore the tension between protecting free speech and limiting incendiary propaganda. Speakers.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 27: SpaceX’s Elon Musk Reveals Mars Mission Plans

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX’s Elon Musk reveals Mars mission plans, Jukin Media adds marketing division, Peter Guber and investors buys e-sports team

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Who's Next For IPO, Acquisition In Southern California?

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Who else is on the possible exit list? Image courtesy N StJerna via Flickr. 1. The company has been rumored to be seeking an IPO since last year. 3.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 26: Snapchat Changes Its Name, Unveils Sunglasses with Camera

L.A. Business Journal

Snapchat changes its name and unveils sunglasses with camera, Disney in talks to buy Twitter, SpaceX test fires Mars rocket and more

IBM SmartCamp Pitch Competition

Built In Los Angeles

Organized By: LA Tech Happy Hour. Website to register for event: [link]. Event Dates: 11/02/2016 09:00 am - 06:00 pm. Category: Founders. Networking.

srfr Launches Dongle-Free Mobile-to-TV Streaming

LATechDigest

Want to show your best friend videos of your amazing vacation to Bali stored on your iPhone? News mobile srfr streaming venice

Tech Transforms the Election Experience, From VR to Voter Registration

Xconomy

My friend Eileen and I are planning to “phone-watch” the first presidential debate together on Monday. See how it works here.).

Energy Storage North America

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 -- Energy Storage North America. North America's largest conference, exhibition and networking event for the energy storage industry. See [link] (more

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 23: SpaceX Rocket Explosion Investigation Makes Some Progress.

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX rocket explosion investigation makes some progress, IGN launches channel to cover virtual reality, and Gamblit Gaming adds racing game to casino floors

Los Angeles tech neighborhood guide: Sherman Oaks

Built In Los Angeles

Blog Thumbnail: The San Fernando Valley. Blog type: Community. read more

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Team Liquid Acquired By Local Sports, Media, Tech Entrepeneurs

socalTECH

E-sports franchise ,a href="[link] Liquid , which operates ten different e-sports teams with more than 50 players in total, has been acquired by a group of entrepreneurs led by Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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In Turnaround Saga, Ignyta Nears Crucial Phase in Cancer Drug Trial

Xconomy

As a tool for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, Ignyta’s technology failed in early 2013, Lim said in a recent interview.

INNOVATE LA 2016 (October 6-23) Calls for Events

LATechDigest

Are you planning an event October 6th-23rd that celebrates Innovation in Los Angeles County? Please make sure your event is included in the incredible line-up of InnovateLA events! Last year Los Angeles Innovation Week(s) saw 160 events unfold over 22 days in over 25 cities across L.A. County. If you are already planning something, terrific!

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 22: SGN Renames Itself Jam City, Acquires Rights to ‘Peanuts’ Franchise

L.A. Business Journal

SGN renames itself Jam City as well as acquires rights to ‘Peanuts’ franchise, ULA sends Pentagon letter criticizing SpaceX explosions, Tinder invests in Hey Vina!, and more

Tech matchmakers: how Bixel Exchange brings students and startups together

Built In Los Angeles

Bixel Exchange. Blog type: Community. read more

Elon Musk Unveils Plans For Interplanetary Colonization

socalTECH

Tech mogul Elon Musk is unveiling his plans for interplanetary colonization, starting with Mars, at a conference today, saying he is looking to make humans an "interplanetary species". Musk detailed further technical details of the spaceship--and rocket boosters currently under development at SpaceX--in a live streaming webcast. READ MORE>>.

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Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

Xconomy

Tealium, a San-Diego startup that provides online advertising tag management and marketing services for enterprise customers, has raised $35 million in a growth financing deal intended to expand its technology and market reach. Georgian Partners and Bain Capital Ventures, the investment firms that anchored Tealium’s $30.7 It’s been about data.

TCVN Fireside Chat with Scott Jarus

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, September 29, 2016 -- Crowd-funding – Tales from the trenches: Observations from a combatant. Much has been anticipated about crowd-funding and its impact on capital formation. Is crowd-funding an effective strategy? What are the advantages and disadvantages. What are the costs involved in crowd-funding through Reg CF and/or Reg A+?

SGN Renames Itself Jam City, Acquires ‘Peanuts’ Franchise

L.A. Business Journal

SGN has renamed itself Jam City in a rebranding effort aimed at better reflecting its portfolio of games

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5 events you can't miss this week

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Jukin Media Targets Brands, Creative Agencies With New Unit

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Jukin Media said today that it has launched a new division, which will specifically aim at helping brands with their advertising and content marketing campaigns. The company said the new unit comes as a result of working with such brands and agencies as Deutsch, MullenLowe Mediahub, UPROAR, and Zebra NYC. READ MORE>>.

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Bio Roundup: Mylan Grilled, Duchenne Kids Thrilled, Zuck-Chan & More

Xconomy

Another biopharma executive went before Congress to explain drug price hikes. Unlike Martin Shkreli, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch actually answered questions. Elsewhere in Washington, the NIH chief warned about Congress’s inability to agree on Zika funding, and Vice President Joe Biden talked with Stat about cancer research.

Biocom Welcome Reception and Fireside Chat with Dr. Ric Kaner of UCLA

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 -- Biocom Welcome Reception and Fireside Chat with Dr. Ric Kaner of UCLA. Fireside Chat with Ric Kaner, UCLA Kaner Lab AND Welcome Reception for Biocom Los Angeles! See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sam-and-biocom-present-fireside-chat-with-dr-ric-kaner-of-uclas-kaner-lab-tickets-27555165241.

Faraday Future’s Main Backer Receives $1B to Pursue Electric Cars

L.A. Business Journal

Le Holdings Co. of China, the main backer of electric car startup Faraday Future, announced on Monday that it raised $1.08 billion from a group of Chinese investors to develop an electric car. Le Holdings Co. of China, the main backer of electric car startup Faraday Future, announced on Monday that it raised $1.08

5 Tips for Success in YouTube Advertising

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LeisureLink Shuts Down All Operations

socalTECH

LeisureLink , the developer of vacation rental booking software which was started in Pasadena, has shut down all of its operations, and laid off all of its staff. The company said it has now entered into an Assignment for Benefit of Creditors to manage an orderly disposition of the company's assets. READ MORE>>.

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Announcing Xconomy’s Agtech and Food Channel

Xconomy

A core tenet of Xconomy—and the reason behind our broad coverage across information technology, life sciences, energy, and more—is that the most interesting and important innovations often arise from the intersection of different disciplines. In short, the field is exploding. and Cybersecurity. We hope our agtech coverage grows on you.

How to avoid “death by meeting.”

Berkonomics

Imagine yourself with a calendar requiring you to be in six meetings in a day.  Day after day.  Slowly in many cases.  And expensively.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 21: Faraday Future’s Main Backer Receives $1B to Pursue Electric Cars

L.A. Business Journal

Faraday Future’s main backer receives $1 billion to pursue electric cars, Hulu orders two virtual reality shows, job candidate screening startup Imbellus raises $4 million, and more

As VR's potential becomes more clear, Wevr leads the way with its original, immersive content

Built In Los Angeles

Series: Virtual Reality Companies in Los Angeles. Blog type: Community. read more

EcoATM Gets New CEO After Private Equity Acquisition

socalTECH

San Diego-based ecoATM has appointed David D. Maquera as its CEO, after the completion of the company's acquisition by private equity investor Apollo Global Management. Apollo paid approximately $1.6 billion for ecoAtM's parent company, Outerwall , which it is splitting back into three separate companies--Redbox, Coinstar, and ecoATM. READ MORE>>.

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