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Good Gawd: Unconventional Startup Wisdom From The Hardest Working Man In Show Business

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. James proved the record industry experts wrong, on both counts. Forget it. Radio And Baseball.

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Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry

Xconomy

natriegens has the fastest growth rate of any known organism, reproducing at a rate that doubles in less than 10 minutes. coli as a host organism.

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What it's really like to intern for an LA tech company

Built In Los Angeles

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Cyberattacks Click With Criminals

L.A. Business Journal

Ransomware attack on medical center may have nursed cybercriminals’ interest in such hacks

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In Wake Of Infamous Biotech Party, 20 Women Join New Exec Training

Xconomy

A new program to prepare high-ranking women in the biotech industry for corporate board seats has unveiled its first class of 20. and Europe. percent.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 26: Snapchat to Rollout Behavior Targeting for Advertisers

L.A. Business Journal

Snapchat to rollout behavior targeting for advertisers, Thrive Market making pitch to be affordable online Whole Foods, and SpaceX’s Dragon capsule splashes down in ocean

Vroozi Raises $4M For Procurement Software

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Vroozi , a developer of cloud-based, B2B procurement software, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The funding was led by Ally Holdings. The startup, led by Steve Olds, said the funding will go towards growing its sales organization, as well as for development efforts. READ MORE>>.

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A better way to listen to podcasts

Built In Los Angeles

Blog Thumbnail: It will not be news to you that content is tied to something social on the internet. read more

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A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

Both Sides of the Table

I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. loved it in so many ways. Yet J.D. In each case J.D.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 25: Apple Making Snapchat Clone

L.A. Business Journal

Apple making Snapchat clone, Hyperloop Transportation’s novel approach, and RockYou buys Fanbread

Duchenne Lessons: Advocates For Rare Spinal Disease Have Eyes on FDA

Xconomy

Heather and Jessica Tomko will tell you that they’re nothing alike. They’ve got different interests, different tastes in movies, television, and music.

24Hr HomeCare Teams With Uber For Rides For Aging Adults

socalTECH

Laguna Beach-based in-home care provider 24Hr HomeCare said Thursday that it has partnered with Uber , to offer up transportation for aging adults. According to 24Hr HomeCare, the new service does not require Uber's mobile app--but is instead coordinated through the care provider via phone and 24Hr's existing RideWith24 service. READ MORE>>.

5 tech events you need to check out this week

Built In Los Angeles

Blog Thumbnail: If you're looking for a simple happy hour, a lecture series or a block party by the beach, LA tech has it all this week. read mor

DODGERS Announce Newest Accelerator Companies

LATechDigest

The LA Dodgers And R/GA Announce Second Sports Accelerator Program Companies. Focus is on Growth-Stage Companies and Strategic Business Development. The Los Angeles Dodgers and R/GA Ventures are pleased to announce the five companies chosen for the second LA Dodgers Sports Accelerator. The program launches today in R/GA’s LA office.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 23: STX Entertainment Acquires Virtual Reality Company Surreal

L.A. Business Journal

STX Entertainment acquires virtual reality company Surreal, Google Daydream to use Hulu VR content, Disney Movies Anywhere integrates with Verizon Fios, and more

Why Resilient Teams Are More Important Than Big Ideas

Xconomy

How important is having a “big idea” for startups? However, an A team can iterate until it finds success. Only a good team can make this happen.

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Accruent Founder Friedman Steps Away From CEO Role, Shifts To Chairman

socalTECH

Real estate management software developer Accruent , which was founded 20 years ago in Los Angeles by Mark Friedman, said today a that Friedman--its CEO for nearly 20 years--is shifting to become Chairman of the board. John Borgerding becomes CEO of the company. Accruent was founded in 1995. READ MORE>>.

How to Write Winning Ad Copy on Facebook

Built In Los Angeles

3Q Digital. Blog Thumbnail: By Chang Liu, Social Account Coordinator Writing copy. Some of us love it, some of us loathe it. read more

Electronic Music LA

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, September 4, 2016 -- EMX LABOR DAY PARTY @ Tokyo Beat (DTLA). Electronic Music LA. See [link] (more

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 29: Sneaker App GOAT Raises $5 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Sneaker app GOAT raises $5 million, Engage: BDR Inc. to go on $100 million acquisition spree, Gatorade running in-app tennis game on Snapchat, and more

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Bio Roundup: Mylan’s Shock, Hillary’s 3%, Duchenne Lessons & More

Xconomy

It was the tweet heard around the biotech world, again. No surprise, Shkreli weighed in during the media frenzy with support for Mylan. Morgan party.

Amazon.com Challenges SoCal's Automotive Sites With Amazon Vehicles

socalTECH

E-commerce giant Amazon has made a move into the automotive research area this morning, challenging such local automotive information providers like Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , Irvine-based Autobytel , Santa Monica-based TrueCar , Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , plus El Segundo-based CarDirect. READ MORE>>.

Parking problems: 4 apps to help you avoid tickets and get where you need on time

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MyLücke;dammydommydimmy;ParkParkGoose LLC;dammydommydimmy;CurbStand;dammydommydimmy;Go LA. Series: Travel Startups in Los Angeles. Blog type: SEO.

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The 7th Annual Women in Green Forum

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- The 7th Annual Women in Green Forum. The Women in Green Forum (WIGF) has emerged as the premier conference series highlighting women’s impact on the environmental industry. This is an opportunity for sustainability professionals from all sectors to share ideas and create lasting partnerships. See [link] (more

Kobe Bryant Now Aims to Score as Investor with $100 Million Fund

L.A. Business Journal

Kobe Bryant wants his second act to overshadow his first

The XX Factor: Fixing Biotech’s Gender Imbalance in the C-Suite

Xconomy

Women continue to be vastly under-represented in management and executive-level positions throughout the life science industry—an inequity that came into the spotlight earlier this year when a biotech consulting firm hired female models to improve the male-female ratio at its convention after-party. Root of the Problem Runs Deep.

Esri Powers NOAA Water Forecasting Map

socalTECH

Redlands-based mapping technology provider Esri has rolled out a new map of the national water forecast from the NOAA , letting users see real time streamflow data for the continental United States. The live maps are updated hourly. READ MORE>>. esri noaa water forecast mapping streamflow

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Tech Roundup: Dodgers Accelerator names second cohort and more

Built In Los Angeles

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Celebrate your mistakes!

Berkonomics

Doesn’t the whole enterprise fail a bit each time a learning opportunity is lost or someone hides actions from management?  Celebrate your mistakes. 

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 24: Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-Degree Content

L.A. Business Journal

Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-degree content, Comedy Central grabs Snapchat star for TV show, and SpaceX to refurbishing rockets in Florida

How a War on Climate Change Could Restore Economic Growth in America

Xconomy

What’s the biggest, scariest threat facing the United States right now? And I’m going to resist the easy answer that it’s Donald Trump.

Trade Desk Files For IPO

socalTECH

Ventura-based Trade Desk has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $86.25M on an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company says it has filed to trade as TTD. The advertising technology company is led by Jeff Green. Green is a serial entrepreneur , having sold his last firm, AdECN, to Microsoft. READ MORE>>.

Everyone's an angel: FlashFunders's crowdfunding platform connects startups with new investors

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CrowdStrike Sets VP

socalTECH

Irvine-based endpoint protection and security developer CrowdStrike said today that it has named Brian Brouillette as its Vice President of Customer Success. Brouillette was previously at Westell, and also served at Hewlett Packard (HP), Juniper, Ixia and NetOptics. READ MORE>>. crowdstrike customer success support cybersecurity security software