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Famebit Acquired by Google

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Multichannel media network Famebit has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed amount

Bio Roundup: Precision Med and Google, Heron, Lilly, Sarepta & More

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The wait continues. Will next week be the week a decision finally comes? Next month? Later today? Until then everyone sits, waits, and speculates.

Google Fiber Paused In Los Angeles

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In a move which may put off the addition of high speed fiber in Los Angeles from Google indefinitely, Google said it is "pausing" the addition of Los Angeles, and the rest of its current potential cities, to its Google Fiber service. google fiber fibre angeles wireless telecom high speedREAD MORE>>.

CrowdStrike Raises $100M From Google, Others

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Irvine-based CrowdStrike , the developer of security software led by George Kurtz, said this morning that it has raised $100M in a Series C financing round, which was led by Google Capital, and also included Rackspace, Accel, and Warburg Pincus. The company says it has now raised $156M in funding for its software. READ MORE>>.

X1 Loses Competitor: Google

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Google's service shuts down on September 14th. Google shut down a long list of projects late Friday. READ MORE>>.

Google Launches Mortgage Search Engine In California

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Home buyers in Southern California have yet another place to search for mortgages, as of yesterday: Google. Google said it has rolled out a new mortgage comparison tool , Google Compare for U.S. Google has tied into existing, mortgage search providers Zillow and Lendingtree to power the new service. READ MORE>>.

Google Plus: First Impressions

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Google, they’ve cracked a nut here. Now, there’s Google+. Holy cow is Google+ fast and responsive. Google Buzz.

Diving Into Google Drive

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Google Drive is a cloud-service for files that offers 5GB of space to use however you wish right out of the gate for free. It’s fast.

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Google Unveils Backing For Snap Inc., As Snapchat's Founders Prep For IPO

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Google Capital , the late stage investment firm owned by Google parent Alphabet, Inc., The confirmation of the investment came via a listing on the portfolio page of Google Capital, which was renamed CapitalG this week. It's unclear when the investment by Google Capital/CapitalG occurred. READ MORE>>.

Google+ Pages | Businesses and Brands Rejoice

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Only a few weeks ago, Google executives announced Google+ Pages for brands and companies were on the way.

ReachLocal Strengthens Ties To Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, has strengthened its ties into Google AdWords today, saying it has been added to the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner (PSP) Program. Google did not say how many partners have been added to the program.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 16: Chow Now Integrated with Google Search

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Chow Now integrated with Google search, Content Check acquires Honest Cooking, Intel to open L.A. virtual reality studio, and more

FameBit Acquired By Google

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Los Angeles-based FameBit , the online marketplace which helps brands connect with YouTube influencers, has been acquired by Google , the company's backer--Science--announced on Tuesday afternoon. jones mike science scienceinc youube branding google acquisition merger famebitFinancial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

Google To Map LA Pollution Using Street View

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According to the two companies, they will equip Google's Street View cars with Aclima's mobile sensor technology, which make air quality measurements.

Google Plus iPhone App First Impressions

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On Tuesday, Google’s native iOS app for its Google+ service was released on the App Store. No native iPad support either.

ReachLocal Ties Into Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses, said Tuesday that it has become a global premier Google AdWords partner. The firm said the strategic partnership with Google will "accelerate the delivery" of Google's AdWords advertising to local businesses.

A Full Breakdown of why Google+ gets a C- in User Experience

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New Google+ announced in last week’s Google I/O. And of course, one of the products that were heavily discussed about was Google+.

Google Ramps Hiring In Irvine

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Search engine giant Google appears to be ramping its hiring efforts in Irvine, according to representatives of the company. READ MORE>>.

Lenovo Purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion

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And now they’ve just shocked the world by announcing their plans to purchase Motorola Mobility from Google for about $2.91 billion.

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Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

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Once a city has spoken with Google about bringing Fiber into their hood, there’s a process for the city to go through. You know the drill.

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Orbitera Acquired By Google For More Than $100M

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West Hollywood-based Orbitera , which develops cloud-based software for managing leads, trial subscriptions, and billing, has been acquired by Google , Google said on Monday. orbitera google merger acquisition software trial cloud leadFinancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The company was founded by Marcin Kurc.

Google Shuts Urchin, Other Services

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Internet giant Google said Friday that it will be shutting down web analytics service Urchin , the onetime San Diego startup which had been acquired by Google in April of 2005. urchin google shutdown picnikUrchin was founded by Paul Muret and Scott Crosby in 1995. READ MORE>>.

As U.S. Looks to Launch Precision Health Study, Google’s Role Emerges

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Google’s parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG ) and its wholly owned biotech R&D group, Verily Life Sciences, are helping build a secure center where health records, genomic data, and other personal information from hundreds of thousands of people can be collected, analyzed, and shared with health researchers. The U.S.

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YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund

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During the latter half of 2011, Google awarded a number of leading YouTubers and nascent Internet TV networks grants of $1 million to $2 million.

Google Invests $103M In Southern California Solar Project

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According to Google, the investment in the Silver Ridge Power, 265.7 MW Mount Signal Solar project is the thirteenth energy investment by Google.

Len Short (Red)ily Discusses Google, Bono & Steve Jobs

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“So much power has ended up in Google’s search box. Basically Google is a TV without a remote control. They are in control.

Google Expands In Playa Vista

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Image: Google''s YouTube Space LA in Playa Vista. youtube google playa vista real estate expansion realestate technology employment jobs

Kabam Launches The Godfather: Five Families Exclusive to Google+

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This is the first major exclusive game launch Kabam or any other major gaming company on Google+ and not on Facebook.

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PeerStreet, Co-founded By Google Exec, Launches Real Estate Loan Marketplace

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The company says that Crosby is the founder of Google Analytics; he had been a co-founder of Urchin Software in San Diego, which eventually became Google Analytics after its acquisition in April of 2005. peerstreet real estate loan marketplace urchin google analyticsREAD MORE>>.

Metacloud Snags Google Exec

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Pasadena-based private cloud provider Metacloud announced today that it has hired on Conner Grey, the former head of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) at Google for Southern California, as its new VP of Operations. Metacloud said Grey had been at Google for the last decade, and also has served at Yahoo!, READ MORE>>.

Google Enters Financial Products Comparisons Market

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Search engine giant Google has made its entree into an area long dominated by Southern California technology startups: financial products and leads generation. According to Google Thursday, it has launched Google Advisor , a new service to help users find mortgage, credit card, CD, or checking and savings account offers and rates.

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Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far

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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.

Reports: Lumedyne Technologies Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Lumedyne Technologies , a developer of MEMs-based, inertial direction sensors, has quietly been acquired by Google , according to multiple reports. Neither Google nor Lumedyne Technologies have announced or acknowledged the deal. The deal reportedly happened in November, and was worth $85M. READ MORE>>.

Getty Gets Google Goggles

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Google said Monday afternoon that the museum has just gone high tech with its displays, with a new link to Google's "Google Goggles" mobile app.

Goldstar Partners With Google

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Goldstar , the online service which helps connect people with special deals on live entertainment, has tied with Google on support of Google Now. The Pasadena-based company said it has integrated with Google Now, to provide consumers with information about live entertainment in their area. Goldstar is led by Jim McCarthy.

Drew Baumann | Fullscreen BEAM, Google Glass, and Future Tech

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How hard was it to work on the Google Glass? Google Glass is an easy and convenient way in shooting a first-person video. 

Google Launches Music Service

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Throwing its hat into the streaming music market, Internet giant Google announced a new service, Google Music , today in Los Angeles. Among other features, Google said it would allow users to play songs and albums shared by friends on Google Plus, for free, without purchasing those tracks. READ MORE>>.

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. Google’s vision is the most ambitious of its peers. Value Chain.

UCI School of Medicine Adopts Google Glass

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According to the school, it will start by integrating Google Glass into the operating room and emergency department, starting with 10 pairs of Glass for its third and fourth year students. The school said it will roll out another 20 to 30 pairs of Google Glass in August for first and second year students. READ MORE>>.

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Getty Expands Google Goggles Coverage

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If so, you might make sure you have Google Goggles , the free Android and iPhone app from Google, loaded on your phone. Paul Getty Trust?