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BLANKSPACES Set To Bring New Coworking Space To Santa Monica


BLANKSPACES has an existing location on Wilshire Blvd. READ MORE>>. tech high entrepreneur startup location office coworking blankspaces

Adconian Expands Space In Santa Monica


Adconian , which operates an Internet advertising network, has moved into new 40,000 square foot offices in Santa Monica, the firm said this week.

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Hello! It’s a 2BR / 2BA place, remodeled with hardwood floors and a great kitchen.

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far


examination of Google's posted jobs in Santa Monica and Irvine on Friday show that there are only about 32 positions listed for those locations.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Media Leaders Santa Monica Bootcamp

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Monday, April 18, 2011 -- Media Leaders Santa Monica Bootcamp. An interactive presentation by Josh Ochs that will show you how to utilize Twitter and Facebook for your business. See [link] (more

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3


Venture capital investments in Southern California for Q3 of 2011 are up from last year, but down from last quarter, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. 2011 california southern capital ventureinvested in Orange County.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced


The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area.

Yowie Powers Town Hall For Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson


Yowie said the town hall will be the first ever in a series of chats with politicians and pundits. Yowie was founded by Frank Orozco and Carlos Montes.

BetterWorks Expands Vendors


Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the employee benefit and perks startup headed by angel investor Paige Craig, said Tuesday that it has added a slew of new vendors to its service. Most of those vendors are in the Santa Monica and Westside of Los Angeles. BetterWorks quietly launched its service earlier this month.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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What a weekend! That’s right… just about the same amount of time it takes to sell out a Radiohead show at the Forum. Rob Maigret. Dan Gould.

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Google Ramps Hiring In Irvine


Google said in January that it was expecting 2011 to be its biggest hiring year ever. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Community


I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

Skype Launches Free Airport Wi-Fi Deal


The service is powered by Santa Monica-based Boingo Wireless , which inked a deal in 2009 to allow Skype users to its hotspots.

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Amos Content Group Gets Angel Funding


Santa Monica-based Amos Content Group , a provider of editorial and video content services, said today that it has scored a round of angel funding.

GraphEffect Gets $2M For Facebook Marketing


Santa Monica-based Focused Labs , which provides social media marketing services, said Thursday that it has renamed itself GraphEffect , and raised $2M in funding. GraphEffect provides a social advertising platform which helps advertisers gain Facebook fans and Likes. The firm was founded by Clark Landry and James Borow. READ MORE>>.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA


moved to the Santa Monica office of Microsoft Consulting Service. Photo: Bruce Brown on the left, Dan Dato on the right).

Adconion Spins Out Joost


Adconion Media Group , the Internet advertising firm which has been ramping up its operations in Santa Monica, said today that it is spinning out its video product, Joost Video Network , into a new, standalone business, also based in Santa Monica. The firm said it expects triple digit growth in 2011. READ MORE>>.

Jason Nazar On Startups, Execution, and Hiring


Jason Nazar is CEO of Santa Monica-based Docstoc (, the online document sharing site, and a fixture at Los Angeles technology events.

BetterWorks Expands To San Francisco Bay Area


Santa Monica-based BetterWorks said today that it has expanded its services into San Francisco and the Bay Area, and is planning on opening up in New York and Boston soon. The firm--headed by Paige Craig--helps provide employee benefits and perks using web-based software and technology. READ MORE>>.

Demand Media Extends Pluck To Mobile


Santa Monica-based Demand Media has extended its Pluck social media platform to mobile devices, the company said today. Pluck is used by brands to create communities. READ MORE>>. demand media pluck brand community mobile iphone android

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Parking In Motion Ties With Parking Association


Santa Monica-based Parking In Motion , the newly funded and launched startup developing mobile applications to help drivers find parking spots, said Friday that it has linked with an industry group called the National Parking Association. Financial details of the alliance were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

W4 Scores $10M In Funding


The firm said the funding came from Silicon Valley Bank. W4 is headed by Jason Durant Walker. READ MORE>>.

GotCast Plans Spinoff Website For Social Media Contests


No other details of the new effort were announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

LA Startup Weekend Spawns Funding For Zaarly


Zaarly , a new startup looking to provide a way to connect buyers and sellers of items via a real-time exchange, has spawned out of LA Startup Weekend , the startup launch event held at Santa Monica coworking space Coloft last month. The firm is set to launch at SXSW this week. READ MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Sets IPO Offering Range


Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , which develops online learning and talent management software, said Wednesday morning that it expects its IPO to price between $9.00 and $11.00 per share. The firm is looking to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as CSOD. Cornerstone OnDemand is selling 10.5 READ MORE>>.

PointHub Takes On Travel Rewards


A new, Santa Monica-based startup, PointHub , is getting set to launch a service to help travelers decipher travel rewards and points programs.

Docstoc Sharpens Focus On Small Businesses


Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online document sharing site headed by Jason Nazar, said Tuesday that it is rebranding the service to focus on small business owners and operators. The firm now has 35 employees in Santa Monica. READ MORE>>. docstoc small business legal documents online professional jason nazar

Adconion Ties With TRUSTe


Santa Monica-based Adconion Direct , the performance-based advertising unit of Adconion Media Group, said yesterday that it has linked with TRUSTe on an ad-privacy effort. Adconion Direct said it will use TRUSTe's OBA compliance platform to ensure brand safety and adherence to self-regulation requirements for ad privacy. READ MORE>>.

TuneWiki Launches Android Social Music Player


Santa Monica- and Israel-based TuneWiki said today that it has launched a new, Android based social music player. READ MORE>>.

Startup Helps Blind With iPhone App


In many other nations, different denominations of paper money are different sizes, which helps blind users to tell the difference between amounts.

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TechZulu Presents: Biggest Legal Mistakes Startups Make II

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Come join us at CoLoft in Santa Monica. When: Thursday,  May 12th, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. Where: Coloft, 920 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa The California Internet Tax Law and Unintended Consequences


This morning, we spoke to Thomas Swalla , the COO of Santa Monica-based , the online coupon and deals site, to talk a little bit about how the move has impact at one of Southern California's many, many affiliate-dependent Internet businesses--and how the move might result in lost jobs, and the firm moving out of state.

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Interview with Sam Friedman, Parking In Motion


We notice you're in Santa Monica, which must be one of the hardest cities around here to park in. the great grandson of Henry Ford. Claims Traffic Record


Santa Monica-based LIVESTRONG.COM , the fitness and healthy living site run by Demand Media , said this morning that it has seen a "momentous activity spike" in usage of the site. said it had over 12 million unique visitors in January 2011, an all-time traffic high for the site. READ MORE>>.

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Gotcast Powers Maxim Magazine Contest


Santa Monica-based GotCast is powering a campaign for Maxim Magazine, using its new contest platform, MediaBlastr. The firm is powering the "Maximum Warrior" contest for the magazine, which is looking find readers willing to train on firearm and driving skills, competing against ten special operations veterans. and Hautelook.

BetterWorks Dangles Prizes For Developers


The event is being held Sunday. READ MORE>>. employment jobs recruiting startup enterprise software benefits employee developer betterworks coloft

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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IPO Filings Keep Coming In Southern California


Other notable Southern California firms that have filed for an IPO recently include Santa Monica-based Cornerstone On Demand , San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor , San Diego-based Ambit Biosciences , and Los Angeles-based Gamefly. filing exit nasdaq media demand green acquisition merger wireless boingo Launches Product Discovery Site, Backed By $1M In Funding


Santa Monica-based , a new startup founded by Jake Gold and Steven Fruchter, has launched, looking to help users make product purchase decisions. offers up an online site where people can search for and read reviews on products, including electronics, automotive products, beauty, and more. READ MORE>>.