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Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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Column Social TC Los Angeles Snapchat PayPal Mafia Evan SpiegelIt’s quite possible that Snapchat could do the same for L.A.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Fandango Wins Yahoo Movies Deal


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Los Angeles-based , the online casual games publisher, said Tuesday that it has extended a partnership it has with Yahoo!

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley.

New Owner Looks To Sell Tsavo Media, Sees Yahoo Penalty Fees


The new owner of former Los Angeles startup Tsavo Media , Canadian-firm Cyberplex , said today that it is looking for "strategic alternatives" for the unit of the firm, after a fiasco involving Yahoo's traffic quality reporting system. million, due to Yahoo's indication that Tsavo was sending it "low quality" traffic.

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LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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The wide range of startups is great and creates more opportunities for new talent and entrepreneurs to join the Los Angeles area.

Luxe Valet Launches On Demand Parking Into Los Angeles


Luxe Valet , a new, on-demand valet parking app startup, has expanded into Los Angeles, saying that it will offer up its valet parking service to users in Santa Monica, Downtown LA and Venice. Luxe says its team comes from companies such as Groupon, Tesla, Yahoo!, and Zyna. READ MORE>>.

Report: Yahoo Eyeballs Maker Studios


A report this morning from AllThingsD says that Yahoo is on the prowl for companies, and has been looking at Maker Studios. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List


I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The content comes from other places.

Yahoo Axes

socalTECH , an online service which was started in Los Angeles, and acquired by Yahoo in 2005, is shutting down, according to Yahoo in an announcement over the weekend. Deals, SMS alerts, Yahoo Kids, and more.''s founder posted a long diatribe on Yahoo''s shutdown of his creation Friday.

Yahoo Outsources Yahoo Shopping To PriceGrabber


Yahoo said Monday that it is dropping its outsource most of Yahoo Shopping, its comparison shopping to Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber , the firm told its developers Monday. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed by Yahoo. Tags: pricegrabber yahoo comparison READ MORE>>.

It's Official: Ross Levinsohn Out At Yahoo


Ross Levinsohn , who has been heading up Yahoo as Interim CEO, is officially leaving the firm tomorrow, according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo.

Nativo Snags Yahoo VP As New Executive


Los Angeles-based native advertising provider Nativo said Tuesday that it has named Jay Freedman, a former VP at Yahoo, as its new Chief Revenue Officer. According to Nativo, Freedman was most recently in charge of Yahoo''s Technology and Telecom Vertical, and also had been at Interclick. READ MORE>>.

Ross Levinsohn Officially Starts At Yahoo


Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Fox Interactive Media, has officially started at Yahoo heading up its Americas Region, according to the company.

AdventureLink Snags CEO From Yahoo


Dossett was most recently at Yahoo!, Tags: adventurelink travel executive booking yahoo READ MORE>>.

Hulu: Kilar Declines Yahoo CEO Spot


Los Angeles-based Hulu has one word for Yahoo : hands off our CEO! According to a Hulu spokesperson, as reported, its CEO, Jason Kilar, has been a focus of Yahoo's CEO search committee. rumor executive kilar hulu ross levinsohn yahooREAD MORE>>.

Yahoo Confirms Ross Levinsohn Hire


Internet portal Yahoo confirmed Wednesday afternoon that it has hired Ross Levinsohn , former head of Fox Interactive Media, and current venture capitalist at Fuse Capital, as its new Executive Vice President of Americas. Tags: yahoo ross levinsohn executive media content News of the hiring was first reported by AllThingsD.

Demand Media Snags Yahoo Exec


Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online media venture of Richard Rosenblatt, announced Monday afternoon that it has hired on Joanne Bradford, most recently Yahoo's SVP of U.S. Tags: bradford joanne yahoo executive media demand Revenue and Market Development, as its Chief Revenue Officer. READ MORE>>.

YP Rolls Out New Search Advertising Product


Los Angeles-based b> YP , the provider of business search and local marketing services, said today that it has launched a brand new product. The company said the tool not only lists ads on its own properties, but also delivers those ads to Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Report: Demand Media Snags Yahoo VP


Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online media venture of Richard Rosenblatt, has apparently scored a high profile executive from Yahoo, according to reports. According to AllThingsD, Joanne Bradford, most recently Yahoo's SVP of U.S. Tags: bradford joanne yahoo executive media demand READ MORE>>.

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


Internet portal Yahoo is continuing its makeover back into a Silicon Valley style workplace, and apparently has extended its free food offer to employees at two of the company's New York locations, according to reports today. However, it looks like--so far--that revolution has skipped Yahoo's Southern California operations.

Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product


Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the developer of display ad technology which is led by Ruben Dua, has rolled out a new product aimed at the mobile market.

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LegalZoom Adds Former Yahoo President Decker To Board


Los Angeles-based , the provider of online legal documents, said today that it has added Susan L. Decker, the former President of Yahoo!, to the firm's board of directors. Decker was president of Yahoo from 2007 to 2009, and served as CFO of Yahoo from 2000 to 2007. READ MORE>>.

Panache Grabs VP From Yahoo


Los Angeles-based online advertising firm Panache said today that it has named Cheryl Kellond as its new Executive Vice President. Panache said that Kellond joins the firm from Yahoo, where she was Vice President of Advertiser Product Marketing. Kellond has also served at Adobe. READ MORE>>.

Report: Levinsohn May Head Up Yahoo North America


Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Fox Interactive Media, is possibly the top candidate to head of Yahoo 's North American operations, according to a report from AllThingsD. Yahoo has been undergoing some management turmoil, and recently lost Hilary Schneider, who headed up Yahoo's US operations.

Demand Media Gets New Competitor, Yahoo, After Associated Content Buy


Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the user-generated content venture of Richard Rosenblatt, has new competition this afternoon, from Yahoo , after Yahoo announced it would acquire content publishing firm Associated Content. Tags: demand media associated content yahoo

SodaHead Connects With Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo


Los Angeles-based , an online site focused on a combination of news discussion and questions and answers, announced today that the firm has connected the site to Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo. Tags: sodahead twitter facebook yahoo software integration news READ MORE>>.

Google Reportedly In Talks To Buy Hulu


A report Friday from the Los Angeles Times says that Google is in preliminary talks to buy Los Angeles-based Hulu. and Yahoo Inc. According to the LA Times--citing "people familiar with the situtation"--Hulu has also been shopped to Microsoft Corp. READ MORE>>.

SaneBox Takes On Email Overload


SaneBox has recently launched an email plugin which works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and other email programs, and helps users filter, set up reminders, unsubscribe to unwanted email lists, and much more. Although based in Boston, at least one of the firm's founders are based in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

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Factual Adds Neighborhood Data


Los Angeles-based cloud data provider Factual , which is run by Gil Elbaz, has expanded outs its data set, saying Tuesday that it has tagged fourteen million of its Factual places with neighborhood data. Factual said it has used data from Flickr Neighborhood and the Yahoo Geoplanet dataset to populate its database. READ MORE>>.

Factual Opens New API


Los Angeles-based Factual , the big data startup headed by Gil Elbaz, said last night that it has launched a new API into beta.

How urRadio Wants To Make You The Radio Station


Los Angeles-based startup urRadio ( thinks so. Music engineers--is tackling the streaming music space. What is urRadio?

The Search Agency Opens Office In San Francisco


Search optimization and marketing firm The Search Agency , which is based in Los Angeles, said todsay that it has expanded its operations and has opened up a new San Francisco client service office. The firm is backed by private equity firm JMI Equity. READ MORE>>.

Club Caveman Takes To Kickstarter To Bring App To Life


and Demand Media. The team is pitching the game with an animated pitch, showing off some of its animation chops and a preview of its caveman.

Laudville Bolsters Advisory Board With's Chuang


Los Angeles-based Laudville , a startup developing an online platform to help users share entertainment like movies, books, TV, and music with friends, has added Gene Chuang to its board of advisors, according to the firm. Chuang is currently Chief Technology Officer at,and also has served at such companies as Yahoo!

Tinder Bolsters Executive Ranks


Los Angeles-based mobile dating app developer Tinder announced a major addition of executives to the company, saying it has named Ferrell McDonald as Chief Marketing Officer, Maria Zhang as VP of Engineering, Derek Callow as VP International, and James Kim as VP of Finance. READ MORE>>. tinder executive mobile dating hookup smartphon

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Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business


The company operates the Ipsy Open Studios based in Los Angeles, which specifically caters to content creators in the beauty area.

Launch Media's David Goldberg Passes Away


Goldberg had also served as President of Yahoo Music in Los Angeles. Goldberg was 47. READ MORE>>.