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FameBit Acquired By Google

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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.

Famebit Acquired by Google

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Multichannel media network Famebit has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed amount

CrowdStrike Raises $100M From Google, Others

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Irvine-based CrowdStrike , the developer of security software led by George Kurtz, said this morning that it has raised $100M in a Series C financing round, which was led by Google Capital, and also included Rackspace, Accel, and Warburg Pincus. The company says it has now raised $156M in funding for its software. READ MORE>>.

X1 Loses Competitor: Google

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Google's service shuts down on September 14th. Google shut down a long list of projects late Friday. READ MORE>>.

Google Fiber Paused In Los Angeles

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In a move which may put off the addition of high speed fiber in Los Angeles from Google indefinitely, Google said it is "pausing" the addition of Los Angeles, and the rest of its current potential cities, to its Google Fiber service. google fiber fibre angeles wireless telecom high speedREAD MORE>>.

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ReachLocal Strengthens Ties To Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, has strengthened its ties into Google AdWords today, saying it has been added to the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner (PSP) Program. Google did not say how many partners have been added to the program.

Google Unveils Backing For Snap Inc., As Snapchat's Founders Prep For IPO

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Google Capital , the late stage investment firm owned by Google parent Alphabet, Inc., The confirmation of the investment came via a listing on the portfolio page of Google Capital, which was renamed CapitalG this week. It's unclear when the investment by Google Capital/CapitalG occurred. READ MORE>>.

Google To Map LA Pollution Using Street View

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According to the two companies, they will equip Google's Street View cars with Aclima's mobile sensor technology, which make air quality measurements.

ReachLocal Ties Into Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses, said Tuesday that it has become a global premier Google AdWords partner. The firm said the strategic partnership with Google will "accelerate the delivery" of Google's AdWords advertising to local businesses.

Google Ramps Hiring In Irvine

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Search engine giant Google appears to be ramping its hiring efforts in Irvine, according to representatives of the company. READ MORE>>.

Google Shuts Urchin, Other Services

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Internet giant Google said Friday that it will be shutting down web analytics service Urchin , the onetime San Diego startup which had been acquired by Google in April of 2005. urchin google shutdown picnikUrchin was founded by Paul Muret and Scott Crosby in 1995. READ MORE>>.

Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

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Once a city has spoken with Google about bringing Fiber into their hood, there’s a process for the city to go through. You know the drill.

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Orbitera Acquired By Google For More Than $100M

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West Hollywood-based Orbitera , which develops cloud-based software for managing leads, trial subscriptions, and billing, has been acquired by Google , Google said on Monday. orbitera google merger acquisition software trial cloud leadFinancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The company was founded by Marcin Kurc.

Google Invests $103M In Southern California Solar Project

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According to Google, the investment in the Silver Ridge Power, 265.7 MW Mount Signal Solar project is the thirteenth energy investment by Google.

Bio Roundup: Precision Med and Google, Heron, Lilly, Sarepta & More

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The wait continues. Will next week be the week a decision finally comes? Next month? Later today? Until then everyone sits, waits, and speculates.

Google Expands In Playa Vista

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Image: Google''s YouTube Space LA in Playa Vista. youtube google playa vista real estate expansion realestate technology employment jobs

Metacloud Snags Google Exec

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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

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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.

PeerStreet, Co-founded By Google Exec, Launches Real Estate Loan Marketplace

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The company says that Crosby is the founder of Google Analytics; he had been a co-founder of Urchin Software in San Diego, which eventually became Google Analytics after its acquisition in April of 2005. peerstreet real estate loan marketplace urchin google analyticsREAD MORE>>.

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far

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examination of Google's posted jobs in Santa Monica and Irvine on Friday show that there are only about 32 positions listed for those locations.

Google+ Pages | Businesses and Brands Rejoice

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Only a few weeks ago, Google executives announced Google+ Pages for brands and companies were on the way.

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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.

Reports: Lumedyne Technologies Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Lumedyne Technologies , a developer of MEMs-based, inertial direction sensors, has quietly been acquired by Google , according to multiple reports. Neither Google nor Lumedyne Technologies have announced or acknowledged the deal. The deal reportedly happened in November, and was worth $85M. READ MORE>>.

Getty Gets Google Goggles

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Google said Monday afternoon that the museum has just gone high tech with its displays, with a new link to Google's "Google Goggles" mobile app.

Goldstar Partners With Google

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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 Launches Music Service

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Throwing its hat into the streaming music market, Internet giant Google announced a new service, Google Music , today in Los Angeles. Among other features, Google said it would allow users to play songs and albums shared by friends on Google Plus, for free, without purchasing those tracks. READ MORE>>.

UCI School of Medicine Adopts Google Glass

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According to the school, it will start by integrating Google Glass into the operating room and emergency department, starting with 10 pairs of Glass for its third and fourth year students. The school said it will roll out another 20 to 30 pairs of Google Glass in August for first and second year students. READ MORE>>.

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Diving Into Google Drive

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Google Drive is a cloud-service for files that offers 5GB of space to use however you wish right out of the gate for free. It’s fast.

Getty Expands Google Goggles Coverage

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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?

Google+ Pages | Businesses and Brands Rejoice

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Only a few weeks ago, Google executives announced Google+ Pages for brands and companies were on the way.

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Nik Software Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Nik Software , the developer of a popular set of photo filters and plug-ins for photo editing, has been acquired by Google. software google merger acquisition photo filter adobe photoshop photography pluginFinancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Caltech Engineers Use Legos, Google Smartphone For Smart Petri Dish

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NewEgg Deal Glitches Google Offers

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daily electronics deal offer google neweggThe offer looks to have sold out in less than an hour. READ MORE>>.

Google's AdSense, Developed In LA, Earned More than $7 Billion Last Year

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One of Southern California''s most successful--and unheralded--inventions for the Internet world earned online publishers more than $7 billion alone last year, Google said this morning. Google said that last year, alone, publishers earned more than $7 billion from AdSense ads. READ MORE>>.

FindTheBest Snags Google, DoubleClick Vet As President

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findthebest doubleclick executive google search engine comparison rabin yaghoubiFindTheBest is venture backed by Kleiner Perkins. READ MORE>>.

No Google Autocompleter Openings In SoCal

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Google--which has said it is in a major hiring push this year--listed the position in Mountain View. READ MORE>>.

SodaHead Ties With Google Analytics

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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.

TP-LINK Behind New Google Wi-Fi Router

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google onhub wifi wireless router tplink tp-link networking hardware eletronicsThe two said the router starts pre-orders today for $199.99.

DexCom, Google Team On Diabetes Management

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Sa Diego-based continuous glucose monitoring device developer DexCom , and the life sciences team at Google , said this morning that the two have partnered together to jointly develop products for diabetes management. dexcom google diabetes management medical devices lifescience cloudFinancial details of the deal were not announced.

Google Plus iPhone App First Impressions

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On Tuesday, Google’s native iOS app for its Google+ service was released on the App Store. No native iPad support either.