Emotional Intelligence Technology To Light Up Santa Monica at 2015 Twilight Concert Series At The Pier
Tech Zulu Event
JULY 28, 2015
Light Emotion Data) to the Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series. Truly a sight to see, TrueCar brings L.E.D. L.E.D. The TrueCar L.E.D.
Naki Laundry Debuts In Santa Monica With Tech Friendly Laundry Service
JUNE 10, 2013
In the latest services-meets-smartphone service to launch in the Los Angeles area, a new startup, Naki Laundry , said today that it has launched its service in Santa Monica, letting the tech set use their smartphone or the web to get their laundry cleaned. Naki''s name comes from the Hebrew for the word "clean". READ MORE>>.
GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers
Tech Zulu Event
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Think about how many images are on the web. Millions, billions, trillions? Photos…the final frontier. and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Amazon's Big Santa Monica Announcement: New Kindles
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
That great big press party being held at the Santa Monica airport this morning by Amazon.com ? As part of all the new device announcements, Amazon also said it is dropping the price of its older Kindle to $69, which it is already selling on its web site. Yes, it's a new set of Kindle devices. READ MORE>>.
Physitrack Names US Operations Chief, Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
Physitrack , a developer of iOS and web apps for the musculoskeletal, neurological, paediatric and military rehabilitation areas, says it has set up its U.S. operations in Santa Monica, and named Michael Sloniewsky as General Manager of the US and Canada. Slonieswky was previously at RMG and US Physical Therapy. READ MORE>>.
Curating The Web Using PublishThis, with Matt Kumin
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
It's all about what is happening on the realtime web. What's your background, and what is PublishThis all about? We're in beta now. Thanks!
BetterWorks Recruiting Effort: A LEGO Contest?
APRIL 23, 2012
How do you find the best and brightest engineers and web developers? Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the developer of software and services to help companies manage their fringe benefits for employees, has an interesting one: have those software developers compete to build the best, LEGO. creations. READ MORE>>.
BetterWorks Expands To San Francisco Bay Area
JUNE 23, 2011
Santa Monica-based BetterWorks said today that it has expanded its services into San Francisco and the Bay Area, and is planning on opening up in New York and Boston soon. The firm--headed by Paige Craig--helps provide employee benefits and perks using web-based software and technology. READ MORE>>.
Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 30, 2012
Mobile Web America, Inc. Headquarted in Santa Monica, CA, CallFire is dedicated to providing high-availability systems, intuitive user interfaces, furious developer support, and unparalleled customer care in order to transform how companies do business. The time has finally arrived! It’s a gallery of great entrepreneurship.
Report: eHarmony Hacked
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
A security researcher is reporting that Pasadena-based matchmaking site Santa Monica-based eHarmony is alerting users to change their passwords, after a reported breach of customer information. The breach follows a rash of similar security issues from other web-based service providers in the last few months.
CampaignEQ Aims At Better Mobile Marketing Attribution
JUNE 12, 2013
Is that mobile cost-per-click, CPA ad, Facebook campaign, or Pinterest page actually translating into a customer? A new, Santa Monica startup, CampaignEQ , is hoping to help marketers better attribute increases in mobile customers and traffic to their marketing campaigns, with a new product. READ MORE>>.
White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire
MARCH 10, 2015
The consortium is led by Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica College, and Pasadena Community College, and also includes partnerships with the, Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce''s Bixel-Exchange, Amazon Web Services, and JP Morgan Chase. READ MORE>>.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
OCTOBER 23, 2007
I went to an event by Amazon on their Amazon Web Services in Santa Monica today. The focus was S3 - storage service, EC2 - their compute cloud, their queuing system, and their flexible payment system. The S3 system is not a transactional object system, it's for larger objects, larger updates.
DealBird.com Takes On Group Buying
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Santa Monica-based DealBird.com , a new startup focused on group buying, has launched this week, among the slew of startups clamoring for attention at TechCrunch Disrupt. The firm, whose CEO is Chad Billmyer, said it is looking to help buyers and sellers in enthusiast web communities to start, mangae, and complete group buys.
Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America
MAY 7, 2012
more--or you can go online and use Fine Art America (www.fineartamerica.com), a Santa Monica company which is doing. customers? online.
Edmunds.com Adds Live Chat Feature
APRIL 16, 2012
Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , the online auto information web site, said this morning that it has enhanced its site, adding a new online chat feature on the site. Edmunds.com said it is tapping Contact At Once! for the service. Financial details between the firms was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
Bestcovery.com Rolls Out Web Widget
OCTOBER 15, 2009
Santa Monica-based Bestcovery.com , an online expert review and ranking site headed by former Pricegrabber.com co-founder and CEO, Kamran Pourzanjani, said today that it has rolled out a new widget which will allow web publishers to display its content. Bestcovery was started in 2008, and has 8 employees. READ MORE>>.
Activision Blizzard, Web Wise Kids In Partnership
OCTOBER 8, 2010
Santa Monica-based videogame developer Activision Blizzard and Santa Ana-based Web Wise Kids , a provider of Internet safety education, announced this morning that the two are in a new partnership. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
Gravity Gets $10.6M More For Real Time Personalization
OCTOBER 2, 2012
The funding was led by GRP Partners, and also included Redpoint Ventures and August Capital. READ MORE>>.
No Google Autocompleter Openings In SoCal
APRIL 1, 2011
Google has operations in Santa Monica and Irvine, and recently leased space for a new office in Venice. READ MORE>>.
Google's AdSense, Developed In LA, Earned More than $7 Billion Last Year
JUNE 18, 2013
Google announced today that Google Adsense --which it acquired when it bought Santa Monica-based Applied Semantics back in 2003--just turned 10 years old, and now has more than 2 million publishers. Google said that last year, alone, publishers earned more than $7 billion from AdSense ads. READ MORE>>.
Gravity Debuts Content Personalization API
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
The new API effort extends Gravity's technology into use in mobile applications, tablet apps, in addition to the web. READ MORE>>.
Demand Media Names GM For typeF.com
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Santa Monica-based Demand Media has named Lisa Kraynak as head of the firm's new fashion web site, typeF.com , which it is launching with Tyra Banks. Kraynak was most recently SVP of Digital Media for NBC Unviersal, and also has served at Viacom, City of New York, Intuit and iVillage.com. READ MORE>>.
EdgeCast Targets Web Applications With New Service
DECEMBER 9, 2010
Santa Monica-based EdgeCast Networks , the content deliver network (CDN) provider, said today that it is targeting the performance of web applications with a new delivery service. The firm said its has announced a beta of a new, Application Delivery Network, which will help speed up availability of web applications.
Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort
AUGUST 8, 2011
Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online business documents site headed by Jason Nazar, has quietly been ramping a video content effort at the site. Disclaimer: socalTECH has also contributed content to the new section.) READ MORE>>. video production content advice business small docstoc
Nimble Hits Google Chrome App Store
APRIL 3, 2012
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. READ MORE>>. nimble google chrom store software
Los Angeles Startup Events
MAY 22, 2012
I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. Of course, given the size of this list and having kids, I really can't attend a lot of these.
Betterworks Raises $1.5M
JANUARY 27, 2011
Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , a stealth mode startup headed by well known angel investor Paige Craig, has raised around $1.5M in a funding round. BetterWorks looks to be scaling up dramatically; the firm currently has eight open positions listed on its web site for everything from engineers to marketing director. READ MORE>>.
Nimble Updates Contact Management Software
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of a software-as-a-service, contact management service which is headed by former Goldmine founder Jon Ferrara, said this morning that it has debuted a new version of its service. The firm said that Nimble 2.0 READ MORE>>. nimble contact management software goldmine sales
Clearstone Gets Exit At Apture
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures has scored an acquisition in its portfolio today, with the acquisition of Apture by Google. Apture announced the acquisition on its website Thursday, but did not disclose any financial details of the buy. Clearstone was involved in Apture's Series A in March of 2009.
Los Angeles Startup Community
MAY 17, 2011
I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.
Famous Birthdays Focuses On Finding Celebrity Facts
MAY 1, 2013
Santa Monica startup, Famous Birthdays , looks to have carved out quite a niche in the area, with its online list of (you guessed it), famous birthdays. What are the most searched for things on the Internet? From the annual search statistics from Google and Bing , it''s clearly information about celebrities. READ MORE>>.
What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA
DECEMBER 27, 2012
We'll head back to the beach on the first week of summer for a week-long Silicon Beach Fest in Santa Monica June 2013. READ MORE>>.
eHarmony In Advertising Push, As Warren Revamps Firm
MARCH 27, 2013
Santa Monica-based online matchmaking site eHarmony is planning a big advertising push, as the firm said it has revamped its management team under founder Dr. Neil Clark Warren. Many entrepreneurs cite the move towards mobile as opening up an opportunity over such older, web-centric sites as eHarmony. READ MORE>>.
EdgeCast Application Delivery Network Enters GA
APRIL 13, 2011
Santa Monica-based EdgeCast Networks , the operator of a content delivery network (CDN), said today that it has entered into general availability of its new Application Delivery Network service. The new service is focused on serving up web applications and dynamic customers for its customers. READ MORE>>.
Demand Media Ups Article Count To 3 Million
DECEMBER 21, 2010
Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, has updated its S-1 filing, saying it now has around 3 million articles in the firm's library of content. Demand operates Livestrong.com, eHow.com, and other web properties. Demand Media filed for an IPO in August. READ MORE>>.
Paige Craig Backs Klout In New Round
JANUARY 10, 2011
Los Angeles angel investor Paige Craig is part of a new round of funding for Internet web influence tracker Klout. Craig, in addition to being an active angel investor, is starting up his own, stealthy B2B startup in Santa Monica. Klout is based in San Francisco. paige craig angel investment venture capital klout
New York Mobile Development Firm Attracted To Silicon Beach
MAY 15, 2012
Applico , which develops Android, iPhone, and mobile web software, said it specifically decided to open an L.A. this year, at its new offices in Santa Monica on Broadway. office to gain a local presence to the thriving west coast technology scene. Applico said it is planning to staff up to 25 employees in L.A. READ MORE>>.
The Mobile Majority Acquires Brazilian Company
JANUARY 16, 2015
Santa Monica-based The Mobile Majority --which recently zoomed past $50M in revenues--has acquired a Brazilian web development company called Elastic , according to the company. The Mobile Majority said the deal is valued between $3 million to $7 million. The Mobile Majority is led by Rob Emrich. READ MORE>>.
Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown
Tech Zulu Event
AUGUST 31, 2011
What a weekend! That’s right… just about the same amount of time it takes to sell out a Radiohead show at the Forum. Rob Maigret. Dan Gould.