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LA-Based Coding Bootcamp Codesmith Boasts 96% Hiring Rate


Finding a job can be hard. But in this economy, finding a job with a hearty paycheck is even harder. Fortunately, study after study has shown that  IT professionals and computer science graduates are going home with the biggest paychecks on a regular basis. Is coding education not the foolproof model we once thought?

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How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

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There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. So what should you do? And Lyft? Twitter was a podcasting company.

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

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It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon.

cloudvirga Finds $7.5M For Mortgage Automation


Irvine-based cloudvirga , a startup developing mortgage automation tools, announced Thursday that it has raised $7.5M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Dallas Capital, and also included Upfront Ventures and Tribeca Angels. The startup, led by Bill Dallas, says it digitizes many of the steps needed to close mortgage loans. READ MORE>>.

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At Big Hemophilia Meeting, More Data, and Promise, For Gene Therapy


Still, it’s important to keep these data in perspective. Immune reactions to gene therapy can also stifle its effects.

Interview with Gabe Grifoni, Rufus Labs


For our interview today, we have an interview with Gabe Grifoni , CEO and founder of Rufus Labs (, which has has developed an Android-based, wearable device which is aimed at use in the enterprise, warehouses, and factories. What's your product, and what is it used for? Our tool does the same thing. That really slows things down.

LA-based Chuz takes aim at Yelp with its mobile concierge app

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Why Computer Vision Tracking the Flow of People Will be a Huge Market

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The basic use-cases of this simple data are obvious. and so on. Each human is captured in a polygon shape at a precise moment in time. Why Density?

Hyperloop One Builds World's First Hyperloop Manufacturing Plant.

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Los Angeles-based next generation transportation company Hyperloop One announced that it opened the world’s first Hyperloop manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas today

Fintech Lender Uses Profitability to Step Out from Industry Cloud


With a cloud lingering over the peer-to-peer lending industry, privately held National Funding is disclosing new details today about its operations, in a bid to step into the light and differentiate itself as a fintech company and alternative lender. Alternative lending encompasses a broad range of loan options outside traditional bank loans.

Wpromote Buys Standing Dog For Digital Marketing Efforts


El Segundo-based digital marketing company Wpromote said on Tuesday that it has acquired online marketing agency Standing Dog , which provides search engine marketing, SEO, social media and paid media services. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Standing Dog was founded in 2005, and was based in Texas. READ MORE>>.

Use Pokemon Go to promote your auto repair business

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CAKNOW TECHNOLOGY INC. As an auto repair and maintenance service platform, CAKNOW has 3 tips on how to market your auto repair shop using Pokemon. 1.

Another Major Win for LA Tech

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But one tech news story stood out for me — the fact that LA-based Dollar Shave Club (DSC) was sold to Unilever for $1 billion. Congratulation.

Silicon Beach Report July 27: Opens Massive New Headquarters

L.A. Business Journal opens massive new headquarters, Hyperloop opens manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Influential raises $5 million, and more

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Biotech Roundup: Scangos’s Exit, Zafgen’s Shakeup, Jounce, Relypsa & More


The top news in biotech this week centers around one big job opening: the head seat at Biogen, now that George Scangos has announced plans to leave the company. Who takes the gig, and the strategic direction he or she chooses for Biogen will have implications not just for the company and its employees, but the sector overall.

NantHealth Links With University On Genetic Study


Culver City-based personalized healthcare developer NantHealth , which is led by biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, said this morning that it has partnered with the University of Utah, to analyze genomic profiles of a large number of individuals, to help in disease identification. READ MORE>>.

MBE Certification Moving Technology Companies Forward

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Sidebench Studios. The face of minority owned businesses is changing in the United States. According to the US Census Bureau , there was a 38.1 percent increase in minority business ownership from 5.8 million in 2007 to 8 million in 2012. California led this surge with 1.6 million minority owned firms. These firms made up 45.6 read more



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Online-focused ZestFinance hopes its algorithm model clicks with the Chinese market

How Richard Branson and Snoop Dogg Use Social Media Vs. Social Unrest


It’s almost like we’re in a war right now. Nations are split in half. When we arrived on Necker Island before the U.K.

Qualcomm Agrees To Settle Gender Discrimination Suit For $19.5M


San Diego-based Qualcomm Incorporated has agreed to pay $19.5M to settle a gender discrimination suit, filed on behalf of its employees, according to class action law firm Sanford Heisler LLP. Sanford Heisler said it had filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 3,300 women. READ MORE>>.

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Google’s New Expanded Text Ads: How to Optimize for a SERP Takeover

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Is management by walking around an outmoded fad?


Well, yes. But there is something more. And yes. Depending upon others Surrounding yourself with talent

Silicon Beach Report July 26: Neil Clark Warren Steps Down as eHarmony’s CEO

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Neil Clark Warren steps down as eHarmony’s chief executive, SteelHouse Countersues rival, Scopely raises $55 million, and more

Clinton Versus Trump: Who’s Stronger on Innovation?


With the Republican National Convention behind us and the Democratic convention in full swing, it seems like a good moment to ask how a Donald Trump presidency or a Hillary Clinton presidency might affect the prospects for high-tech entrepreneurship and business growth in the United States. That means there are 7.3 support Clinton. Immigration.

Scopely Raises $55M For Mobile Games Empire


Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Scopely has raised a big, $55M funding round, the company said today, to help grow the company's catalog of mobile games. As part of the funding, Greycroft's Mark Terbeek gains a seat on the board. The company was founded by Driver, Eytan Elbaz (Applied Semantics), Ankur Bulsara (MySpace), and Eric Futoran.

Startup Survival, Startup Success: A FutureTalk with Jon Maroney and Dave Shanley [Video]

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New Relic. Series: New Relic Developers' Spotlight. read more

OCBC 2016 Economic Development Forum

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 -- OCBC 2016 Economic Development Forum. Are you ready for social solutions to economic challenges? And what is government’s role in the new economy? Join OCBC for the 2016 Economic Development Forum, Innovating Businesses: The Sharing Economy. See [link] (more

Neil Clark Warren Steps Down as eHarmony’s CEO

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Neil Clark Warren is retiring from his position as chief executive of eHarmony. He will retain his position as chairman of the dating website

Biotech Roundup: Gilead Slump, Celgene Goes Trump, Hemo Data & More


Quarterly biopharma earnings added a little heat to the already high summer temperatures. But our minds jumped to politics. How about we start a pool?

ViaSat To Provide Broadband Internet To Air Force One


Carlsbad-based satellite broadband provider ViaSat has scored a high profile customer win, saying this morning that it will be providing in-flight Internet and connectivity services to Air Force One , along with other aircraft for senior leaders of the U.S. Government. READ MORE>>.

My Personal Sales Philosophy In Recruiting

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OCEAN STREET. think of building relationships as developing a fail proof web of connections that supports you and your family forever. read more

SDVG Summer Social 2016

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 -- SDVG Summer Social 2016. Join the party to end the summer with 400+ of your SDVG friends! Spend an afternoon at the beautiful Scripps Seaside Forum and join SDVG for our Summer Social Beer Bash! Sample some of San Diego's best craft brews, along with plenty of great food, wine, spirits, live band, and La Jolla sunset.