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TechZulu will guide groups through some of the hottest tech companies in Santa Monica: Hawke Media, NeoHire, Zuma Ventures and others.

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business

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Corey Weiss , IPSY's Head of Business Development, is based in Santa Monica, and helps to run that effort. What is IPSY? Thanks!

Demand Media Buys E-Commerce Marketplace Society6 For $94M

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has acquired Society6 , an online e-commerce marketplace centered around artists, the company announced Monday afternoon, as part of an effort to expand its content and media platform. Society6 was also based in Los Angeles, and was co-founded by Justin Cooper and Justin Wills. READ MORE>>.

Amazon Santa Monica Shindig Likely To Revolve Around New Kindle Fire, Touch

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The big announcement party that e-commerce giant Amazon.com has set for Santa Monica airport's Barker Hanger looks to be all about the Amazon Kindle Fire, and Amazon Kindle Touch, as the firm bragged this morning that it had "sold out" of its Kindle Fire. touch fire kindle announcement monica santa amazon

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

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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>>.

Ouya Wins $10M From Alibaba, Eyes China

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Santa Monica-based game console developer Ouya has just scored $10M in an investment round from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba , as part of an effort to take the company''s technology to China, according to a report citing people familiar with the matter. Ouya''s game console leverages the Android operating system.

Wittlebee Launches, Headed by Sean Pervical, Backed by Science

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Sean Percival, best known for founding Los Angeles tech blog lalawag, in addition to his work as an executive at MySpace, has booted up a new effort--Santa Monica-based Wittlebee , a new, online subscription service for baby supplies. to launch in the last few weeks, and the second, e-commerce via subscription firm from Science.

Dollar Shave Club Gets $12.0M More

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Santa Monica-based Dollar Shave Club , the company that hit the scene with a viral launch video for its subscription razor e-commerce business, has $12.0M more in the bank, the company disclosed Tuesday. The firm''s Series B funding round came from Venrock, Comcast Ventures, New World Ventures and Battery Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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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.

White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire

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The consortium is led by Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica College, and Pasadena Community College, and also includes partnerships with the, Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce''s Bixel-Exchange, Amazon Web Services, and JP Morgan Chase. READ MORE>>.

HomeMint, with Justin Timberlake, Takes On Home Fashion

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Santa Monica-based BeachMint , the social commerce firm headed by Josh Berman, has launched yet another celebrity e-commerce site--this time, HomeMint.com , a home fashions site launched in conjunction with Justin Timberlake and interior designer Estee Stanley. READ MORE>>.

Honest, Founded by Jessica Alba, Takes On Baby Products

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Details of the business and its relationship to ShoeDazzle have not been revealed. READ MORE>>. celebrity startup ecommerce alba jessica honest

ThisNext.com Partners With Lucky Magazine

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Santa Monica-based ThisNext , the social shopping and content site run by Matt Edelman, has scored a partnership with Lucky Magazine. The new e-commerce site is aimed at helping women decide what to buy by tapping ThisNext's social shopping features and guides. Financial deatils of the partnership were not disclosed.

Building an E-commerce Business - Startups Uncensored #11

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The event is free and is followed by a reception and mixer at the Docstoc Offices in Santa Monica by the 3rd Street Promenade.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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It was always more likely that auto industry commerce prowess would come from LA or Detroit. Why Now? Changes in the Startup Ecosystem. Artsy?

LAUNCH Conference Prize Money Hits $151K

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Venture51 is an inestor in Los Angeles-based EcoMom, the online eco-friendly e-commerce site run by Jody Sherman, Zaarly, the mobile marketplace startup which spawned out of LA Startup Weekend, along with companies such as Getaround, LaunchRock, and Tout. Mahalo is based in Santa Monica. READ MORE>>.

ShoeDazzle Expands Into Apparel

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Santa Monica-based ShoeDazzle , the online, subscription commerce startup founded by LegalZoom's Brian Lee, Kim Kardashian, RObert Shapiro, and MJ Eng, is making a major expansion today, saying that it is launching a new apparel collection to its offerings. READ MORE>>.

EdgeCast Application Delivery Network Enters GA

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Santa Monica-based EdgeCast Networks , the operator of a content delivery network (CDN), said today that it has entered into general availability of its new Application Delivery Network service. The new service is focused on serving up web applications and dynamic customers for its customers. READ MORE>>.

Capturing The Entrepreneurial Energy At StartEngine's Demo Day

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Will all that activity help create the next big technology, advertising, gaming, or e-commerce startup? It's unclear. READ MORE>>.

ShoeDazzle Tops 13 Million Members

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Santa Monica-based online apparel company ShoeDazzle reported Monday morning that it added one million new members last month, bringing its total members to more than 13 million. The fashion and e-commerce site also said it had a "record number" of item sales in July. READ MORE>>.

JewelMint Launches Online Series, National TV Ad Campaign

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Santa Monica-based JewelMint , the jewelry service run by former MySpace co-founder Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, said Thursday that it is launching an online "fashion film" series featuring Kate Bosworth , along with a national television commercial campaign. READ MORE>>.

How TaskUs Is Powering LA's Technology Startup Boom

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It''s all over the map, from content moderation for applications like Whisper and Tinder, to photo retouching for e-commerce websites. Thanks!

HomeMint, With Justin Timberlake, Opens Doors

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The first products to debut out of the site are a set of throw pillows, which were designed by Timberlake and Stanley. READ MORE>>.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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24 7pm at Coloft in Santa Monica. We There will be plenty of  FREE  Pizza and drinks! Our Panelist Include. Former CEO of Myspace.

BeachMint Gets $23.5M

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Santa MOnica-based BeachMint , the celebrity e-commerce site started by former MySpace founder Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, said Friday afternoon that it has raised $23.5M in a new funding round. The round was led by Scale Venture Partners and Lightbank. READ MORE>>.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Silicon Beach Fest takes place June 19-22, 2013 in Santa Monica. Thursday Night Fashion Party at Santa Monica Place.

Digitzs: Taking On The Pain Of Payment Processing

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On the far right, you have companies like Stripe, which is absolutely killing it in the e-commerce area, with online shopping carts. Thanks!

Savings.com: The California Internet Tax Law and Unintended Consequences

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As part of that, Amazon.com, Overstock.com, and a large number of e-commerce retailers have cut off their California affiliates, saying that they will immediately stop paying them for referrals due to the move. Last night, Gov. How did the tax move last night affect your business? think there are two things going on. It's very predictable.

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GoCoin Gets $1.5M For BitCoin Payments

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Santa Monica-based GoCoin , the Bitcoin payments startup led by Steve Beauregard, has scored $1.5M in a Series A financing, the company said today. The funding was led by the Bitcoin Shop, Inc., as well as Owen Van Natta, the former COO of Facebook. READ MORE>>. software ecommerce angel seed purchase capital venture bitcoin gocoin

Tapiture Taps Into Successful Social eCommerce And Secures $2.25M In Seed Funding

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Santa-Monica based Tapiture has grown in traffic by 300%, monetized from year one and raised $2.25 We can connect the dots,” said Ellis.

A Cocktail of LA Tech | Tech Cocktail Winter Mixer

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Social Annex – A social commerce platform that integrates into your business website to socialize everyday ecommerce actions.

BeachMint Announces BeautyMint With Jessica Simpson

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Santa Monica-based BeachMint , the celebrity and social e-commerce company run by Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, said last night that it has launched the next in its line of celebrity-focused businesses, BeautyMint. beachmint beautymint jessica simpson celebrity ecommerce social commerce products beautyREAD MORE>>.

Interview with Wade Eyerly, SurfAir

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Wade Eyerly: We will also have a couple of recreational runs, to Santa Barbara and Monterey. What's the idea behind SurfAir? government.

GoCoin Adds Email, SMS Billing

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Santa Monica-based GoCoin , the Bitcoin payment software developer headed by Steve Beauregard, said last week that it has added a new feature which lets merchants bill customers via email and SMS. GoCoin said the new feature makes it easier for merchants to accept digital currency payments from customers. READ MORE>>.

CampaignEQ Launches Affiliate Tracking Tool

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Santa Monica-based CampaignEQ , the developer of marketing tracking tools, said today that it has launched a new product for affiliate and customer referral tracking for e-commerce providers Shopify, Magento, Big Commerce, and Business Catalyst. CampaignEQ said it tool starts at $19 a month. READ MORE>>.

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Interview with Mike Jones, Science Inc.

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We're really focused on those three things, and doing it here in Los Angeles, here in Santa Monica on Second Street. What is Science?

BeachMint Plans Live Shopping Event

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BeachMint , the e-commerce firm led by Josh Berman, said this morning that it is holding a live shopping and broadcast event today for Cyber Monday. The Santa Monica company--which runs a large portfolio of celebrity-themed, social shopping sites--said it is partnering with Ustream, Who What Wear, and StyleList for the event.

The Honest Company Launches Designer Products

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The company said it is tapping specially curated artisans, entrepreneurs, and brands to supply the products to the company. READ MORE>>.

EdgeCast Courts ECommerce Companies With Dedicated CDN Service

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In a move to attract e-commerce companies to its content delivery network, Santa Monica-based EdgeCast announced today that it has launched a new, PCI-compliant product specifically aimed at online retailers. The company said it''s the first to offer up a CDN specifically built for e-commerce providers. READ MORE>>.

StartEngine Demo Day - January 2013

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 -- StartEngine is pleased to present our latest class of startups at our Demo Day on Wednesday, January 30th at CrossCampus in Santa Monica. This is your chance to hear their stories and support a new batch of L.A. tech entrepreneurs. See [link] (more