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BLANKSPACES Set To Bring New Coworking Space To Santa Monica

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Los Angeles-based BLANKSPACES , the coworking space run by Jerome Chang, is getting set to open up a second location in Santa Monica in the next week, along 2nd street.

Adconian Expands Space In Santa Monica

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Adconian , which operates an Internet advertising network, has moved into new 40,000 square foot offices in Santa Monica, the firm said this week. The firm said it expects "aggressive company growth" in 2011, and has over 100 job openings.

Looking for a roommate for my schweet pad Santa Monica

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I moved within Santa Monica recently to a great place with a better layout for working at home and having people over. Hello! I’ve had a GREAT roommate for awhile, but he recently got engaged and they are getting married.

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far

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A examination of Google's posted jobs in Santa Monica and Irvine on Friday show that there are only about 32 positions listed for those locations. Google has offices in Santa Monica, and recently leased 100,000 square feet in Venice.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Tanz has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine “Young Millionaires of 2011 Special Report.” GumGum HQ, is tucked away on 4 th Street in Santa Monica in a hipster building (that holds other notable startups), and like its young founder, Ophir Tanz , feels warm and inviting.

Media Leaders Santa Monica Bootcamp

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Monday, April 18, 2011 -- Media Leaders Santa Monica Bootcamp. An interactive presentation by Josh Ochs that will show you how to utilize Twitter and Facebook for your business. See [link] (more

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Friday evening, August 19th, rolled around and Startup Weekend LA was underway with attendees showing up at Coloft in Santa Monica around 6:00 pm and the classic Idealab keg there to quench everyone’s thirst. What a weekend!

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Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community.

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California for Q3 of 2011 are up from last year, but down from last quarter, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. The largest deals for Los Angeles were Coda Automotive in Santa Monica, which raised $40.375M, KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals in Calabasas, which raised $37.425M, and JustFabulous in El Segundo, which raised $33.1M.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area.

Yowie Powers Town Hall For Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson

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Shut out of the Republican party's televised debates, Republic Presidential Candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has taken his campaign online--using the technology of Santa Monica-based Yowie.

BetterWorks Expands Vendors

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Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the employee benefit and perks startup headed by angel investor Paige Craig, said Tuesday that it has added a slew of new vendors to its service. Most of those vendors are in the Santa Monica and Westside of Los Angeles.

Google Ramps Hiring In Irvine

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Google said in January that it was expecting 2011 to be its biggest hiring year ever. Google is also making a big push to hire at its Santa Monica location. Search engine giant Google appears to be ramping its hiring efforts in Irvine, according to representatives of the company.

TechZulu Presents: Biggest Legal Mistakes Startups Make II

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Come join us at CoLoft in Santa Monica. When: Thursday, May 12th, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. Where: Coloft, 920 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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Office space will be free and is in Santa Monica, walking distance to the Third Street Promenade. Launchpad LA today announces it will accept applications for its third class of Los Angeles-based tech startups.

Skype Launches Free Airport Wi-Fi Deal

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The service is powered by Santa Monica-based Boingo Wireless , which inked a deal in 2009 to allow Skype users to its hotspots.

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Los Angeles Startup Weekend Live! | Get Your Dose of Startup Awesome

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That’s right folks, we are now just a day away from Los Angeles Startup Weekend held at Coloft in Santa Monica.

Amos Content Group Gets Angel Funding

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Santa Monica-based Amos Content Group , a provider of editorial and video content services, said today that it has scored a round of angel funding.

Interview with Michael Arrington – Startups Uncensored #23

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The event will be happening on December 1, 2011 at The Milken Institute in Santa Monica. Our next Startups Uncensored event is going to be very special. I’ll be doing a one-on-one interview with Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch and the new CrunchFund. Michael is an incredible serial entrepreneur who, in 2008, was listed as one of Time Magazine ‘s most influential people.

GraphEffect Gets $2M For Facebook Marketing

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Santa Monica-based Focused Labs , which provides social media marketing services, said Thursday that it has renamed itself GraphEffect , and raised $2M in funding. The round came from CrossCut Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, Founder Collective, Baroda Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Thrive Capital, and angel investors Matt Coffin and Stephano Kim. GraphEffect provides a social advertising platform which helps advertisers gain Facebook fans and Likes.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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I moved to the Santa Monica office of Microsoft Consulting Service. We've also been working on a location, and we have some places identified in west LA, Santa Monica.

Mike Jones Echoes Hollywood | If You Build It, They Will Come

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Which is why, perhaps, Jones has foregone the pure investor route to instead focus on Science , his new accelerator and tech studio in Santa Monica, California.

Adconion Spins Out Joost

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Adconion Media Group , the Internet advertising firm which has been ramping up its operations in Santa Monica, said today that it is spinning out its video product, Joost Video Network , into a new, standalone business, also based in Santa Monica. The firm said it expects triple digit growth in 2011.

Jason Nazar On Startups, Execution, and Hiring

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Jason Nazar is CEO of Santa Monica-based Docstoc (www.docstoc.com), the online document sharing site, and a fixture at Los Angeles technology events. It seems like there is quite a nice community which has developed here, particularly around you in Santa Monica, wouldn't you agree?

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Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community.

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. Craig's co-founders include Zao Yang, the creator of Farmville, and George Ishii, co-founder of Geni and Yammer. BetterWorks did not give a timetable for opening up in New York and Boston.

Demand Media Extends Pluck To Mobile

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has extended its Pluck social media platform to mobile devices, the company said today. Demand Media said that Pluck now includes new tools for software developers, to provide native experiences and creation of community features on mobile phones, including support for Objective-C on the Apple iOS, as well as Java for Google Android applications. Pluck is used by brands to create communities. READ MORE>>.

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Parking In Motion Ties With Parking Association

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Santa Monica-based Parking In Motion , the newly funded and launched startup developing mobile applications to help drivers find parking spots, said Friday that it has linked with an industry group called the National Parking Association. According to the two, the deal will allow members of the NPA enter their parking information into Parking In Motion's database. Financial details of the alliance were not disclosed.

GotCast Plans Spinoff Website For Social Media Contests

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Santa Monica-based GotCast , the online casting site run by Alec Shankman, told its users today that it is gearing up to launch a new, spin-off website for its social media contest platform.

W4 Scores $10M In Funding

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Santa Monica-based W4 , an online advertising marketplace founded by former Hydra Network executives, said this morning that it has raised $10M in debt funding.

LA Startup Weekend Spawns Funding For Zaarly

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Zaarly , a new startup looking to provide a way to connect buyers and sellers of items via a real-time exchange, has spawned out of LA Startup Weekend , the startup launch event held at Santa Monica coworking space Coloft last month. The firm--which took first place at the event--has just raised $1M from Ashton Kutcher, Naval Ravikant, Paul Buchheit, and other angel investors. The firm is set to launch at SXSW this week. Zaarly is based out of Seattle, and is headed by Eric Koester.

Cornerstone OnDemand Sets IPO Offering Range

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , which develops online learning and talent management software, said Wednesday morning that it expects its IPO to price between $9.00 and $11.00 per share. The firm is looking to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as CSOD. Cornerstone OnDemand is selling 10.5 million shares of its stock, raising around $105M in the offering.

PointHub Takes On Travel Rewards

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A new, Santa Monica-based startup, PointHub , is getting set to launch a service to help travelers decipher travel rewards and points programs. The service is aimed at helping travelers figure out if it's better to use their points or pay cash for travel.

Docstoc Sharpens Focus On Small Businesses

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online document sharing site headed by Jason Nazar, said Tuesday that it is rebranding the service to focus on small business owners and operators. The firm now has 35 employees in Santa Monica. The firm--which started as a place to share professional documents--said it is looking to become the "premier" online resource for small business owners.

Female Founders and CEOs | Cameron Rasouli of CoLoft

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She’s also half of the team that built the ever growing Coloft in Santa Monica, CA. I decide to start off these series of interviews highlighting some of the female founders and CEOs from around the country with Los Angeles’s own Cameron Kashani Rasouli ( @CamRasouli ) of CoLoft.

Adconion Ties With TRUSTe

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Santa Monica-based Adconion Direct , the performance-based advertising unit of Adconion Media Group, said yesterday that it has linked with TRUSTe on an ad-privacy effort. Adconion Direct said it will use TRUSTe's OBA compliance platform to ensure brand safety and adherence to self-regulation requirements for ad privacy. READ MORE>>. adconion truste performance advertising

TuneWiki Launches Android Social Music Player

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Santa Monica- and Israel-based TuneWiki said today that it has launched a new, Android based social music player. The music player includes such features as displaying the lyrics of music while playing, music discovery, and social features.

Startup Helps Blind With iPhone App

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Not satisfied with creating just another mobile application for the iPhone platform, Santa Monica-based startup, IPPLEX , this week introduced an application to help the visually impaired or blind.

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Savings.com: The California Internet Tax Law and Unintended Consequences

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This morning, we spoke to Thomas Swalla , the COO of Santa Monica-based Savings.com , the online coupon and deals site, to talk a little bit about how the move has impact at one of Southern California's many, many affiliate-dependent Internet businesses--and how the move might result in lost jobs, and the firm moving out of state. Last night, Gov.

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TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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24 7pm at Coloft in Santa Monica. TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2012 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. We have a line up of amazing speakers who will share their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2012.