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Emotional Intelligence Technology To Light Up Santa Monica at 2015 Twilight Concert Series At The Pier

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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.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Think about how many images are on the web. Millions, billions, trillions? Photos…the final frontier. and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Naki Laundry Debuts In Santa Monica With Tech Friendly Laundry Service

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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>>.

Amazon's Big Santa Monica Announcement: New Kindles

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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>>.

TZ & GR Present: REACH | Byte into the Future of Now

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Event Details: Where: Santa Monica. In the words of Veruca Salt “Don’t care how I want it now!” Agenda.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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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.

Curating The Web Using PublishThis, with Matt Kumin

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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!

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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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.

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Los Angeles Startup Events

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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.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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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.

BetterWorks Recruiting Effort: A LEGO Contest?

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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>>.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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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.

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BetterWorks Expands To San Francisco Bay Area

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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>>.

Report: eHarmony Hacked

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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

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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

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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>>.

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Online Subscription Businesses – Startups Uncensored #20

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This month’s Startups Uncensored will be on “Online Subscription Businesses”.  It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation with some of the most successful founders and operators of web based subscription business talking about the keys to success to building & growing online businesses that are driven by subscription sales.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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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.

DealBird.com Takes On Group Buying

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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

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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

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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>>.

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Outsourcing Web Development & Businesses - Startups Uncensored #7

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The event is free and is followed by a reception and mixer at the Docstoc Offices in Santa Monica by the 3rd Street Promenade.

Bestcovery.com Rolls Out Web Widget

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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>>.

Gravity Gets $10.6M More For Real Time Personalization

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The funding was led by GRP Partners, and also included Redpoint Ventures and August Capital. READ MORE>>.

Activision Blizzard, Web Wise Kids In Partnership

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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.

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Google's AdSense, Developed In LA, Earned More than $7 Billion Last Year

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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>>.

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No Google Autocompleter Openings In SoCal

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Google has operations in Santa Monica and Irvine, and recently leased space for a new office in Venice. READ MORE>>.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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Web Services, led by Amazon’s AWS, which reduced the costs a further 90%. Why Now? Changes in the Startup Ecosystem. What Next? Buzzfeed?

Gravity Debuts Content Personalization API

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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

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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

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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.

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Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort

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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

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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

Betterworks Raises $1.5M

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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

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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

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Clearstone Gets Exit At Apture

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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.

Famous Birthdays Focuses On Finding Celebrity Facts

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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

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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

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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>>.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

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These days it’s Santa Monica and Venice. The costs of building a company have gone down dramatically, from $5 million to get to launch in the late 90’s to $500,000 (or even lower) today for web companies. Palo Also is about 35 miles south of San Francisco. Palo Alto is home to Stanford. It is the birthplace of Hewlett Packard.