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Not only that, they’ve started launching their own companies and platforms that tout innovative ways to help millenials get in on the action.

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FameBit Acquired By Google


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.

LawKick: A Modern Way To Find Legal Help


Michael Chasin: is essentially a marketplace that makes it easier than ever to find legal help. But, how do you start? READ MORE>>.

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Esri Rolls Out Replacement For Google Earth Enterprise


Redlands-based GIS and mapping software developer Esri has launched a new product, which takes aim at enterprise users of Google Earth. esri google earth enterprise mapping visualizationREAD MORE>>.

Three LA Organizations Score Funding From Google For CS Education


Three, local Los Angeles organizations -- DIY Girls , LA Maker Space , and Teens Exploring Technology (TXT), have scored nonprofit funding from Google, as part of the 2016 Google RISE Awards , according to the groups. All three groups help increase access to computer science (CS) for Los Angeles kis and youth. 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.

How Is Helping To Power The Branchless Banking Revolution


One of the startups looking to help power the "branchless banking revolution" is Los Angeles-based What is Thanks!

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Metacloud Snags Google Exec


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


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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Goldstar Partners With Google


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.

Google Brings Free WiFi In NYC To Help Its 7000+ Neighbors Stay Online

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According to Ben Fried, Chief Information Officer for Google.“Google Up and running in Kansas City, Calif., and 19 St. Silicon Alley Growth.

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Getty Expands Google Goggles Coverage


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?

Report: Dmitry Shapiro To Head Up Google Plus


A report today says that Dmitry Shapiro , the former founder of Veoh and head of MySpace Music, and currently founder of alternative social networking site Anybeat , may be heading to Google to head up its Google+ efforts. dmitry shapiro anybeat google plus social networkingREAD MORE>>.

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SodaHead Ties With Google Analytics


Los Angeles-based SodaHead , the online social discussion and voting site, is one of the launch partners for the new Google Analytics Social Media features, Google said this week. SodaHead, which was co-founded by former MySpace exec Jason Feffer, was one of nearly two dozen social sites who partnered with Google on the feature.

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


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


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

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


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.

reqallable's Software Lets Google Glass Users Read, Handle Email Automatically


reQall , the developer of smart applications for Google Glass--founded by former Apple executive Rao Machiraju--has released reqallable, its application for Google Glass which automatically handles email and text messages for users. reqall reqallable context aware email google glass apple mchiraju READ MORE>>.

Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

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That’s how social can help build customer lifetime value.”. Companies want to see their social media investment drive sales.”

TakeLessons Launches On Google Helpouts


San Diego-based online lesson marketplace TakeLessons said yesterday that it will offer up its tutors, music teachers, and performing art instructors via the new service, Google Helpouts , which launched Tuesday. Google has tapped a number of partners for sourcing those experts. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Top 11 Free Travel Apps To Help Keep You Sane

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Traveling has changed so much, especially with the help of a smartphone. What new cultures are there to see? Where to eat?

Google Lets Users Block Sites


Search engine giant Google , in what might be a preview of a way for users to help filter out low quality web results, said Thursday that it has begun allowing user to block results from sites they do not want to see. google block search site engine filter quality sites

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How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves


The goal is to help the universities and students connect with companies. walter grieves google technology silicon beach startup realestate

Nimble Hits Google Chrome App Store


Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of cloud-based, contact management software which is headed by Goldmine founder Jon Ferrara, has extended the distribution of it service this morning with a new Google Chrome web application. nimble google chrom store softwareREAD MORE>>.

Broadcom Funds Entry In Google Lunar X Prize


The donation will go towards the Weizmann Institute of Science to help support its efforts with SpaceIL. READ MORE>>.

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

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Drew Baumann got his lucky hands on Google’s ongoing project, Google Glass. How hard was it to work on the Google Glass?

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. 2) Fiber is a means to Google’s vision of the future of computing.

Glip Ties Into Google Drive, Dropbox


Los Angeles-based Glip , the startup developing cloud-based tools to help teams manage projects, plans, documents, and other more, said today that it has integrated its service with Google Drive and Dropbox. glip google drive dropbox project sharing document workflow management task saas cloud READ MORE>>.

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A Look at Google’s New Network Security Tool

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These two protocols are used to help encrypt the internet, web communications like email, and a variety of internet traffic.

Superscreen Rethinks How You Engage with Your Smartphone


Samsung, Apple and Google have so far fumbled through taking the smartphone experience and making it bigger. Power Without Redundancy.

YouMail: Don't Trust Those Google Play Reviews


Irvine-based YouMail has a message for all of those browsers in the Google Play store, the place where Android users go to download apps: don't believe those reviews. youmail google play android review mobileREAD MORE>>.

Solving Problems in the Google, Facebook, Twitter Era

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Naturally, I Googled it, found a solution and turned my attention back to other matters. That’s when I turn for help. I hustle.

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Demand Media Buys Two Firms, Renews Google Ad Deal


Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing empire run by Richard Rosenblatt, said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired two companies, plus renewed a deal with Google. As part of that effort, Demand Media said its inventory will be included in the premium Google Display Network Reserve. READ MORE>>.

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Nimble Gets $1M From Google, Mark Cuban


The round was led by Google Ventures and Mark Cuban. Nimble helps users manage their connections and customers, including integration with email software like Gmail and Microsoft Outlook. nimble ferrara goldmine venture capital google contact management relationship softwareREAD MORE>>.

EdgeCast Joins Google, Others On DNS Effort


Santa Monica-based content deliver network provider EdgeCast Networks said today that it has joined with OpenDNS and Google, as well as a number of other CDNs, to speed up the handling of domain name system (DNS) request on the Internet. edgecast opendns google content delivery network accelerationREAD MORE>>.

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Hack4LA Looks To Help Local Communities, Government


Can your software skills help make your local community a better place? Could doing some coding over a weekend help improve your local government? This Hackathon--sponsored by such companies as Google, Scopely, ESRI, Factual, LA Makerspace, AT&T and others--is being held in Boyle Heights on June 1st and 2nd. READ MORE>>. Launches on Google Chrome


Los Angeles-based iSideWith 's service--which just launched on the Google Chrome store and is also available online--helps users figure that out, by answering a short series of questions on your economic, social, and other political views. presidential elections comparison views politician politics chrome google isidewith

EdgeCast Integrates Google PageSpeed Into Services


Customers of Los Angeles-based content delivery network provider EdgeCast are set to automatically have their content delivered faster today, after EdgeCast announced it had integrated Google PageSpeed , Google's page optimization algorithms, directly into its service. READ MORE>>.

YouTube Introduces its Own App for iPhone and iPod touch | Google Adds Editing to the iOS Drive App

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It also allows you to share on Google+, Facebook or text message in the app, as well as to Twitter and email. Now Available on the App Store.

Google Cleaning Out Their Closets

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Google has from late last year embarked on an in-house cleaning project. Another service facing the axe is Google Talk Chatback.