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Los Angeles Aims At Citywide, Free Wireless

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The RFP , dubbed CityLinkLA , asks providers to create a plan to complete build-out of a network within the next five years across Los Angeles.

Social Media Week Lands in Los Angeles Sept. 24-28

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Monday: Los Angeles – The Social City. Why Los Angeles Is The Next Silicon Valley. 24-28. HOW CAN I ATTEND? io/LA.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. Los Angeles. We need your help.

Los Angeles Web Developer

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He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles. Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles. So my flip suggestion was actually not all that helpful. In fact, after a bit he gave up.

Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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Our second measure was of the number of funding events (angel, venture capital, other funding) associated with companies out of the region.

LA Group Launches Effort To Promote Technology Corridor In Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Ranks Among Top AngelList Cities

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The Los Angeles area ranks among the top markets for activity on the angel investment service AngelList , according to new statistics released by the service Monday. According to AngelList, Los Angeles was third in the list of top five locations with activity on the service. READ MORE>>.

Karlin Ventures Takes Aim At Los Angeles Startup Investments

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Los Angeles has a new, well funded, investment firm in town, with big plans for local investments: Karlin Ventures. Zhou recently moved to Los Angeles, after a stint at Innovations Endeavors, the venture fund of Eric Schmidt. karlin ventures startup angeles investment family officeKarlin Asset Management has $1.4

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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Tech entrepreneurs and executives from Silicon Valley are moving south and buying up luxury homes in the Los Angeles area. Facebook.

Moviepilot Gets $7M, Sets Up Shop In Los Angeles

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As part of the funding, Moviepilot is setting up an office in Los Angeles, and has moved its CEO, Tobi Bauckhage, to LA. Moviepilot's web site helps studios engage with the early fan base for movies, well before the theatrical release of those films. READ MORE>>.

Colony Logic: Helping The Enterprise Overcome Legacy Systems

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However, Los Angeles-based Colony Logic (www.colonylogic.com) is one of the few, having gotten its initial backing from private equity firm Blackstone.

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How Card.com Is Helping To Power The Branchless Banking Revolution

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One of the startups looking to help power the "branchless banking revolution" is Los Angeles-based Card.com. What is Card.com?

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USC Adds New Accelerator “Viterbi Startup Garage” to Silicon Beach

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Business Entrepreneurship Startups Beyers Caufield Kleiner Perkins Los Angeles United Talent Agency USC UTA Viterbi Viterbi Startup Garage

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Upfront Ventures Adds Hamet Watt as New Investment Partner

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He reached out to younger founders and offered to help via his network at AT&T, Google, media agencies … you name it. Los Angeles

LifeCrowd Launches Activity Discovery Service

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Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd launched Wednesday, saying that it is looking to help users connect with others on fun activities led by experts. lifecrowd activity discovery classes learning expert startup demoLooking for something fun to do around town? READ MORE>>.

Online Business Networking Los Angeles

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Great by Cliff Allen Business Networking Online who I had blogged about previously in Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles. Cliff's feedback: Your idea of "Visible Networking" can help people take the "glad to meet you" networking to the next level -- "glad to know you" relationships.

The Interaction of Our Lives | QR Codes and Augmented Reality

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QR codes allow for such easy setup they’re literally as easy as 1-2-3, which is the reason we’ve seen such growth in our daily activities.

Greycroft Bolsters Los Angeles Team

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In what can only be good news for local startups, venture capital investment firm Greycroft Partners said this morning that it has named Mark Terbeek as a new Partner in its Los Angeles office. Terbeek will help current LA partner Dana Settle in vetting deals for the firm. READ MORE>>.

Ten Startups Helping Your Earn Money In Your Spare Time

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Sidecar''s mobile helps people find people to share a ride with others--and maybe also make some spare change at the same time. 6. DogVacay.

Sandy Hook Promise and Tech Activism

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The tech community has become more politically active over the past 5 years and this is a good thing. enjoy it and so does my family.

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Helping Electric Vehicle Drivers Plug In Wherever They Are, With EV Connect

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At the end of the day, we help anyone and everyone with a parking lot to become fueling provider of the future. What is EV Connect? Thanks!

Gogobot GogoGives! | Interview with Audrey Lo

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Can you tell me what you do for Gogobot? I am the Gogobot Community Manager of West Los Angeles. have been with Gogobot since March 2012.

Ten Startups Helping You Earn Money In Your Spare Time

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Sidecar''s mobile helps people find people to share a ride with others--and maybe also make some spare change at the same time. 6. DogVacay.

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd (www.lifecrowd.com) unveiled its service to help connect people with real life activities.

GonnaBe Helps Users Plan Social Events, Activities

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If you're a mobile user, what's the best way to help plan out your busy weekend and social life? Los Angeles-based GonnaBe , the startup headed by Hank Leber, rolled out its platform this week, releasing a new iPhone application which the startup says acts as the "crystal ball for your social life.". READ MORE>>.

How Cities are Embracing the Internet of Things

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Companies like Cisco and IBM are actively working with municipal leaders to help embed IoT infrastructure in cities. Glasgow, Scotland.

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LifeCrowd Expands, Launches Out Of MuckerLab

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Santa Monica-based LifeCrowd , the social activity discovery site headed by Bong Koh, said Friday that it has expanded into three new regions, and launched officially out of Los Angeles accelerator MucherLab. The idea behind the site is to help users connect with others, find activities to do with friends, and meet new people.

HelloTech Nears $10M Round, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based HelloTech , the in-home, information technology support service led by Richard Wolpert, is close to closing a $10M, Series A funding round, according to reports. capital venture technology information help support tech hellotechThe funding is reportedly led by Madrona Venture Group. READ MORE>>.

AT&T’s 1.9 Billion Investment In Greater L.A. Area Expanding 4G LTE

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Gary Toebben, President & CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce was also impressed by the firm’s move.

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Melon Heads Towards Halfway Mark On Crowdfunding Goal

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Only hours after the launch of its crowdfunding effort on Kickstarter, Los Angeles-based Melon is making progress towards the halfway mark on its crowdfunding goal of $100,000. The startup wants to help users improve their focus and better understand how to improve their concentration. READ MORE>>.

Melon's Goal To Connect Your Brain To Your Smartphone, And Help You Focus

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Arye Barnehama: Melon is all about turning the invisible activity of the mind, into something visible and meaningful in your everyday life.

How ZEFR Is Helping Hollywood And Brands Understand YouTube

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We saw that fan activity, and were excited about it, and thought it was really cool. Plus, they''ve invested in Los Angeles.

UTA Targets Early Stage Investments With New Hire

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The United Talent Agency is ramping up its outreach to early stage, digital media companies, with a new hire from the Los Angeles technology industry.

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HopSkipDrive Expands To Orange County

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Los Angeles-based on-demand, ride service for kids, HopSkipDrive said this morning that it has expanded its service into Orange County. The service--which helps busy parents offload the shuffling of their kids between school and activities--is led by Joanna McFarland. The company has raised over $14M in funding.

How to Avoid Being Disrupted as a VC

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Upfront: “Direct, Approachable, Early-Stage, WYSIWYG & Unmistakenly Los Angeles” (Upfront is also a term from the media sector).

Melon Launches Crowdsourcing Effort To Get Into Your Head

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What, exactly, is your brain doing--and why is that important to your productivity and focus? READ MORE>>.

BitAngels Sets Up Formal Investment Fund Worth Around $4.1M

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BitAngels , the angel investment group which invests in BitCoin related startups, has launched a new, 10,000 BTC structured fund--approximately $4.1 The angel group has been quite active in investing in Bitcoin related startups, and is a backer of local Bitcoin startup GoCoin. READ MORE>>.

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Core Innovation Capital Backs Mosaic's $220M Funding

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Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the backers in a big, $220M equity funding for solar power financing provider Mosaic. Core Innovation Capital is very active nationally in fintech investments, and raised a big fund in 2015. The company is based in Oakland. READ MORE>>.

Insights: Attracting Tech Talent to SoCal: It's Not as Hard as You Think

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The greater Los Angeles area is on a phenomenal roll in terms of movement in the tech space. READ MORE

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Shopzilla Buys Connexity

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Los Angeles-based Shopzilla , the online comparison shopping site owned by Symphony Technology Group (STG), announced today that it has acquired Ventura-based Connexity , the programmatic media buying company led by Dave Gross. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.