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


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Esri Powers Pokemon Hunting Map From Santa Monica's Pokevision


Pokevision is based in Santa Monica. The company has been making a big outreach to the startup community in the past few years, an alternative to Google Maps and others. According to Esri, Pokevision , a third party app developer, used its ArcGIS services to show real time locations of Pokemon hot spots, in real time.

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far


A 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.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Buying Google keywords will be popular and expensive. Think about how many images are on the web. Millions, billions, trillions? and M.S.

TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach


We''re happy to report that we''ve found quite a bunch of those here in our backyard in Santa Monica. But, what do they do from there?

ParkMe Launches Real-Time Parking In San Francisco [Infographic]

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Data to eliminate the hassle of parking. Over 29,000 metered spaces and 100,000 parking spaces. Recommendation engine.

No Google Autocompleter Openings In SoCal


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

Google Analytics Panel wows Santa Monica crowd

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Google’s free “Analytics&# and “Optimizer&# services were the hot topics Thursday night in Santa Monica. The latest TCOSC event featured 2 expert speakers: James Tipton from Google and Corey Koberg of Webshare Design (an authorized Google consulting firm). Some estimate

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>>.

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


This is a neutral space in Santa Monica. walter grieves google technology silicon beach startup realestateThanks! READ MORE>>.

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. Those recent changes have been aimed at sites like Santa Monica-based

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Google Plans Expansion In Venice


Search engine giant Google is planning a major expansion in Venice, according to a report today in the LA Times. According to the report, Google has leased more than 100,000 square feet in the Binoculars Building in Venice, designed by Frank Gehry. google expansion venice california realestate hiring employment jobs search

Google To Ramp Hiring In Southern California, Too


Google said last week that it is planning to hire more than 30,000 employees globally by the beginning of next year. 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?

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


Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of online, contact and relationship management software headed by Jon Ferrara, the former founder of Goldmine, said last night that it has raised $1M in a seed funding round. The round was led by Google Ventures and Mark Cuban. READ 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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Event Farm Acquires Event Software Company Attend


Santa Monica-based Event Farm , which develops event marketing software, has acquired Boston-based event software company Attend , as an expansion of the company's reach. Event Farm--which already has offices in Santa Monica and Washington D.C., said the acquisition will add its presence with an office in Boston.

Google's $500M Pharmacy Forfeit Sheds Light On Issues At Demand Media's eNom


The forfeiture of $500M in revenues by Google to the the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday, over the use of Google's AdWords to advertise Canadian pharmacies, has shed some light on the types of issues that were facing Santa Monica-based eNom , the domain name registration and wholesaler owned by Demand Media , last year.

MomentFeed's New Service Aimed At Local Marketing For Brands


Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , the developer of analytics software used to help retailers understand the link between their retail locations and mobile consumers, said this week that it has rolled out a new offering called LocalVoice Community Management. Pricing on the new service was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Google Unveils Self-Driving Car Effort


Search engine giant Google said over the weekend that the firm has been developing technology for self driving cars, driving automated cars across California, including Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Tags: google automotive auto robotic robots grand challenge darpa

Nimble Connects With Google Apps


Santa Monica-based customer relationship management and contact management software developer Nimble said today that it has connected into Google Apps for Work, via the Google for Work Partner Program. nimble google apps partner program partnership gmail contacts calendar integration contact managemenet software

TZ Presents: ‘Nice Guys’ DO Finish First In Business | Fireside Chat With Greg Cargill

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Clearstone Gets Exit At Apture


Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures has scored an acquisition in its portfolio today, with the acquisition of Apture by Google. apture google merger acquisition software browsing clearstone venture capital exitClearstone was involved in Apture's Series A in March of 2009. READ MORE>>.

Yahoo Extends Free Food Perk In New York: Whither SoCal?


Yahoo has operations in Santa Monica, San Diego, and Burbank, which among them show a few dozen job openings. Mayer comes from Google, which offers up its Los Angeles employees such benefits as free food, a climbing wall, and and outdoor movie theater. yahoo employee free food google southern california angeles santa monica

Lifecrowd Taps Former Googler For Product Management


Santa Monica-based Lifecrowd , the online site which helps people find local, social activities which is headed by Bong Koh, said this week that it has hired former Google business product manager Jacquie Phillips as Co-founder and Head of Product at the company. lifecrowd google executive muckerlab social discovery

Google Googles In Marketing Experiment


Google Googles , the mobile visual recognition application being developed by search giant Google, said today that it has launched a new "marketing experiment" around Buick, Disney, Diageo, T-Mobile, and Delta Airlines. Tags: google goggles neven vision recognition advertising brands marketing

Demand Media Extends Pluck To Mobile


Santa Monica-based Demand Media has extended its Pluck social media platform to mobile devices, the company said today. Pluck is used by brands to create communities. READ MORE>>. demand media pluck brand community mobile iphone android

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Real Estate Investors Win With Rise Of Silicon Beach In Playa Vista


Early investors in transforming Playa Vist--which is now home to operations of YouTube, Google, 72AndSunny, Microsoft, and many others--into a center for the technology, advertising and media industry, have apparently been rewarded handsomely, according to the WSJ. Image: YouTube''s Playa Vista location, YouTube Space Los Angeles.

Bitium Rolls Out In Google Apps Marketplace


Santa Monica-based Bitium , the developer of identity and access management software led by Scott Kriz, has rolled out its products in the Google Apps Marketplace, the company said Thursday. Bitium said its products are tightly integrated and work with Google Apps for Work, helping to secure business applications.

Playsino Releases First Two Network Titles


The new games are Five-O Poker, developed by Israel-based Chiki Gaming, and Yalla Tarneed, a Middle Eastern card game developed by Yallah Games.

Nimble Updates CRM Tools


Santa Monica-based social CRM software developer Nimble has rolled out a new version of its platform, which it is calling "Nimble 4.0". The company charges $25 per business user per month for the software, and says it now has over 100,000 registered users and over 10,000 paid customers in 122 countries. READ MORE>>.

Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach

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But it was the low-key, creative beach vibe of Venice and Santa Monica that spurred a spate of start-ups to seek offices and homes.

NearWoo Connects With Google DoubleClick


Santa Monica-based NearWoo said today that it has linked up with Google''s DoubleClick Ad Exchange, allowing its 4,000 local mobile advertisers to access the ad inventory on DoubleClick. According to NearWoo, the deal gives its local mobile advertisers access to the sites, apps and games where Google delivers it mobile ads.

Utopia Parkway in LA | Ride-Sharing Revolution

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I used SideCar last week to get a ride from Santa Monica to Westwood. I’m obsessed with the ride-share revolution sweeping the nation.

Amazon Betas Gets Greenlight


is hanging out at Santa Monica technology coworking and tech hangout ROC--thanks to a new online series being piloted by officially announced the greenlighting of a new, comedy pilot called Betas , centered around what it described as "four computer geeks and their quest for nerd fame". READ MORE>>.

How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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We spoke with co-founder Ryan Costello about Santa Monica-based Event Farm (, on how its software technology is being used to power high end, VIP events for large companies. We're in Santa Monica, and sometime people think we're a venue or rental space for events, but what we are, is a 100 percent software company.

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Google Users Shouldn't Expect Privacy In Gmail, Says Group


The filing came in a lawsuit which accuses Google of violating wiretapping laws when using the content of a user''s email to target ads to users.

Digest 6/6 – 12: Big Raises for Spaces VR, Virtual Reality Co, Frequency; Legendary Goes OTT


GOOGLE Moving into Howard Hughes’s Spruce Goose Hangar ( link ). STREAM Conference Came to Santa Monica. Monday, June 13.

Mahalo Chops Headcount, Says Report


Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the online human-curated news and search site headed by Jason Calacanis, has cut 10 percent of its staff, according to reports. According to a report by CenterNetworks, the changes were a reaction to the search algorithm and quality changes made by Google last week. READ MORE>>.