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Santa Monica Tech Community Grows, As Another Tech Law Firm Sets Up Shop

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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem.

Digital Family Reunion Honors Ken Rutkowski with Outstanding Achievement

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Digital Family Reunion has officially partnered with Ben Kuo and SoCalTech to acknowledge the next generation of true technology influencers.

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Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Today

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Disclaimer: socalTECH is a media sponsor of Silicon Beach Fest). The festival even includes a number of beach events on Saturday. READ MORE>>.

Startup Surge in Los Angeles

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Ben Kuo just posted on SoCalTech: Are the good times for startups back? That seemed to be the mood running through the cloud at the more-than-sellout crowd at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica Thursday at the first LA Demo Day. At the event, the enthusiasm for startups was palpable. Are others seeing this as well

Fuhu Tops Deloitte Fast 500 List

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Disclaimer: socalTECH was a sponsor of Deloitte''s Fast 500 program in Los Angeles. El Segundo-based Fuhu , the manufacturer of the popular children''s Nabi tablet PC, ranked number 2 nationally in the annual Deloitte Fast 500 list, one of fifty four companies--or over 10 percent--from Southern California. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Companies Have Healthy Showing In Deloitte Fast 500

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Of those 500, there were at least 60 Southern California companies in the rankings. READ MORE>>.

LA's Technology Ecosystem Expands, As Silicon Valley Law Firm Sets Up Shop

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We'd normally skip service provider news but felt this worthy of mention despite the conflicts.). READ MORE>>. technology startup legal firm cooley

io/LA Shuts Down

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io/LA, in a note sent to its members last week, obtained by socalTECH, said that "unexpected things happen" in the startup world, and that it will be "sailing off into the sunset". number of companies which were located in io/LA have now moved to coworking space CrossCampus in Santa Monica, according to those companies.

Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Wednesday

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Silicon Beach Fest , the technology festival which celebrates everything about Silicon Beach, is kicking off Wednesday night at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, and runs through Saturday the 21st. Note: socalTECH is a media sponsor of the event). READ MORE>>. silicon beach fest siliconbeach startup technology conference

Livestrong.com Launches Redesign Of Site

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Santa Monica-based LIVESTRONG.com , the health and fitness site run by Demand Media, is launching a redesign of the site today, splitting content into verticals focused on men and women. As a result, Livestrong decided to create separate, gender-specific paths which help provide personalized tools and content for men and women.

Gumgum Names Sales VP

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Santa Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising startup headed by Ophir Tanz, has appointed a new VP of Sales, the firm told socalTECH today. The company said it has appointed Brennan Beyer as its new Vice President of Sales. Beyer joins the company from SocialVibe, where he also served as VP of Sales.

Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes

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The conference also said it has added some "pre-events" from June 14-18th, which stretch the conference out to more than a week. READ MORE>>.

Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online business documents site headed by Jason Nazar, has quietly been ramping a video content effort at the site. Disclaimer: socalTECH has also contributed content to the new section.) READ MORE>>. video production content advice business small docstoc

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!

Vokle Gets Funding

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Santa Monica-based Vokle has scored an investment round from the Tech Coast Angels, the angel group formally announced Monday. The investment had been uncovered by socalTECH in January, but had not officially been announced as a TCA deal. The TCA's Raymond Chan sits on Vokle's board. READ MORE>>.

Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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Now its simply doing so from a swanky third story ocean view balcony overlooking Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade shopping district.

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.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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Dog Vacay Announces Funding Round

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Santa Monica-based Dog Vacay , the online person-to-person marketplace for dog boarding, has formally announced new investors in the firm, who are joining in its $1M seed funding round. The firm is headed by Aaron Hirschhorn, and is also backed by Science Inc. READ MORE>>. kennel vacation marketplace capital venture dogvacay

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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And here's where you can find more events: SoCalTech Calendar – A great aggregation of events around Southern California that has been pulled together for years by Ben Kuo. You can use keywords like: Events in Los Angeles or Southern California Events or even Santa Monica Events. Great post by John Shiple.

Carving An Internet Niche With FamousBirthdays.com

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You often hear the advice: do one thing, and do it well. What is FamousBirthdays.com? That was the genesis of the site. It was discouraging. Thanks!

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Google quickly bought AdSense in 2003 and Elbaz’s AS team became Google Santa Monica. socaltech socal socalctoMain menu. Deals.

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Sponsor Post: Southern California technology firms are hiring!

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Check out some of the recent positions posted to socalTECH's Job Board in recent days: Senior PHP Developer , Los Angeles, Oversee.net. Director of Research & Analytics , Santa Monica, Adconion Media Group. Senior Web Developer Software Engineer , Santa Monica, Cars.com. Who says there aren't jobs out there?

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Friday Tech Video Roundup for April 5, 2013

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Startup America Live @ SXSW, with William Hsu of Santa Monica''s MuckerLab talking about startup accelerators. What is Splash.io.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.

Friday Tech Video Roundup For May 17, 2013

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Santa Monica startup Splash has a new iPhone app, centered around following photos with tags that interest you. Image courtesy BigStock.

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

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Sorenson Media's Csathy Departs To New Digital Media Effort From Manatt

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Disclaimer: socalTECH has multiple sponsorship and advertising relationships with legal firms focused on high tech in Southern California, as well as many individual members of our service from those firms.). The new digital media venture from Manatt was created by Los Angeles partner T. READ MORE>>.

Zag Raises Funding

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The spokesperson for Zag said that the firm is "not quite ready to make that announcement" and would not releas details until later. READ MORE>>.

Zag Raises $32.4M

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spokesperson for Zag told socalTECH that a round had closed, but would not confirm the investors or details of the round. READ MORE>>.

DECA Raises $10M More

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Santa Monica-based DECA has raised $10M in a new round of funding worth $10M, according to a regulatory filing. READ MORE>>.

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FamilyFinds.com Raises $5.75M

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Santa Monica-based FamilyFinds.com , the new daily promotions site headed by former LowerMyBills.com founder Matt Coffin, said today that it has raised $5.75M in a funding round, and has officially entered the online daily deal space. The funding had been uncovered by socalTECH back in October. READ MORE>>.

eNom Ties With LegitScript

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Santa Monica-based eNom , the domain name registration and wholesaler owned by Demand Media , confirmed today that it has inked a deal with LegitScript , the Internet pharmacy verification and monitoring service endorsed by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. state or federal law. READ MORE>>.

DocStoc Releases Collections

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Santa Monica-based DocStoc , the online document sharing site run by Jason Nazar, just released a new feature Thursday afternoon, DocStoc Collections , which allows users to create their own groupings of documents by topic. DocStoc is venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners. READ MORE>>.

Startup Advisor, Former VC Probable Plane Crash Victim

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According to a report from the Los Angeles times, Martin Schaedel, an advisor to a number of local startups and former VC, was the second victim in a plane crash in Santa Monica Wednesday. Confirmed dead was Paulo Emanuele, general manager of the website www.airliners.net.

Q3 Southern California Venture Deals Around $879M

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A quick analysis by socalTECH of our tracking of venture capital deals in Southern California finds that there was around $879M in venture funding activity here in Q3. Outside San Diego, Coda Automotive, the electric auto firm in Santa MOnica, raised $24.1M; Northridge based Gamma Medica raised $24.0M last week.

GumGum Confirms Investment Round

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Santa Monica-based GumGum , the online startup headed by Ophir Tanz which licenses photos on a CPM basis to online publishers, confirmed it had raised $2.6M in a venture round Wednesday, telling socalTECH that the Series A-1 round was led by GRP Partners , with participation by First Round Capital. READ MORE>>.

Factual Pulls In $25M

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The funding was co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and Index Ventures, and also included Michael Ovitz and Ron Conway's SV Angel fund. READ MORE>>.