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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.

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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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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Soylent founder’s abandoned “eco-living experiment” could land him in jail

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Hyperloop One Builds World's First Hyperloop Manufacturing Plant.

L.A. Business Journal

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

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>>.

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?

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.

How these LA startup giants hired their game-changing developers

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

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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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>>.

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.

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.

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.

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

L.A. Business Journal

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

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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Is management by walking around an outmoded fad?


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

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?

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

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3Q Digital. Blog Thumbnail: By Kelen Jiang, Account Coordinator read more

Neil Clark Warren Steps Down as eHarmony’s CEO

L.A. Business Journal

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

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.

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

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.

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

AwesomenessTV Signs United Kingdom Distribution Deal

L.A. Business Journal

AwesomenessTV of West Los Angeles has signed a deal to distribute its TV series in the United Kingdom through British broadcaster ITV

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>>.

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.

The Future of Human-Robot Interaction


How will humans and machines work together in the future? What are the risks and ethics around AI systems? Alaoui: Both.

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

Silicon Beach July 25: AwesomenessTV Signs United Kingdom Distribution Deal

L.A. Business Journal

AwesomenessTV signs United Kingdom distribution deal, StackPath acquires MaxCDN, Atom Tickets expands ticketing service, and more

Esri Powers Pokemon Hunting Map From Santa Monica's Pokevision


Redlands, California-based mapping software developer Esri said today that it is powering a new, mobile app which helps Pokemon Go players find Pokemon hot spots. 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. Pokevision is based in Santa Monica.

The HQ Presents: Collaborative Communication

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -- The HQ Presents: Collaborative Communication. Bring Authenticity to Networking and Interviews Join the HQ on Wednesday, July 27th for an interactive, improvisational workshop to improve your interpersonal communication skills at networking events and job interviews. Not currently interviewing?