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Next-Generation Ops: A FutureTalk With Google Cloud Platform’s Kelsey Hightower

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A Teachable Moment on Race

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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?

Wpromote Launches Scholarship For Students In Digital Marketing

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Los Angeles-based digital marketing agency Wpromote said on Monday that it has launched a new set of scholsrships, which will go to students interested in digital marketing. According to Wpromote, the new scholarships--which will be awarded bi-annually--will total $3,000, with the first award in December of this year. READ MORE>>.

This Startup Hacked LinkedIn To Recruit Customers & Reduce Churn

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Businesses typically use LinkedIn to recruit employees. Follow The People. There’s no excuse.

Pasadena Angels invest over $1M in iKizmet

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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.

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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.

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Why I Backed a 24-Year-Old Trying to Assess Human Potential

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We led a $4 million investment along with Thrive Capital, GLG and Sound Ventures. How does one come up with the right idea to start a company?

srfr Launches Dongle-Free Mobile-to-TV Streaming

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

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

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

Tech matchmakers: how Bixel Exchange brings students and startups together

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Tech Transforms the Election Experience, From VR to Voter Registration

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

Report: Blackline Filing For IPO

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A report on Monday says that Calabasas-based Blackline Systems has filed for a confidential IPO, with an IPO coming as soon as next month. According to Reuters , citing "people familiar with the matter", said that Goldman Sachs is leading the IPO effort, which could value Blackline Systems at more than $1 billion. Blackline is led by Therese Tucker.

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

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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

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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

5 events you can't miss this week

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

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

Estify Raises $6.3M For Auto Body Shop Estimate Software

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Agoura Hills-based Estify , a developer of software to help auto body shops creates estimates on repair for auto insurers, has raised $6.3M in a Series A funding, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Romulus Capital along with ff Venture Capital. Estify was founded by Jordan Furniss. READ MORE>>.

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TCVN Fireside Chat with Scott Jarus

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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

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

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5 Tips for Success in YouTube Advertising

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

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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.

Snapchat Becomes Snap, Inc., Rolls Out Camera Sunglasses

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Venice-based Snapchat said over the weekend that it has renamed itself to Snap Inc. , as it rolled out a new, wireless camera integrated with sunglasses called Spectacles. According to a post by Evan Spiegel, the company decided to drop the "chat" portion of its name so that it can expand on the number of different products that it is developing.

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

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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

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

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

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

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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.

Report: Disney Eyes Twitter Buy

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Glendale-based Walt Disney Co. is looking at a possible acquisition of Twitter , according to reports. Twitter had been rumored to be looking to sell itself to Salesforce.com on Friday. Walt Disney apparently is working with an un-named investment bank to evaluate the deal. READ MORE>>. disney twitter merger acquisition rumor

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How to avoid “death by meeting.”

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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

WRKPRTY @ Catamaran Street

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Organized By: wrkprty. Website to register for event: [link]. Event Dates: 09/07/2017 09:00 am. Category: Networking. Startups. read more.

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.

LeisureLink Suspends Service, Stops Accepting Reservations

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LeisureLink , which develops vacation travel booking software and technology, and was started in the Los Angeles area, appears to have halted its service, telling its partners on Friday that it has suspended accepting new reservations as well as modifying existing reservations. Emails and phone calls to the company have not yet been returned.

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4 LA startups that believe two leaders are better than one

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Thrive Market;dammydommydimmy;FieldTest;dammydommydimmy;Nix Hydra Games;dammydommydimmy;Helpr. Blog type: Community. read more

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Tech Roundup: The Trade Desk goes public, SGN Games becomes Jam City and more

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Blog Thumbnail: The Trade Desk goes public. Blog type: Community. read more