Los Angeles Aims At Citywide, Free Wireless

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The RFP , dubbed CityLinkLA , asks providers to create a plan to complete build-out of a network within the next five years across Los Angeles. angeles city citylink free wireless government broadband

Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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There's been a surge in startup accelerator activity in Los Angeles in the last year, as interest in starting a company in the region has grown, and a wide range of experienced entrepreneurs and investors have pitched in to help companies get to the next level.

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Warner Launches Startup Accelerator In Los Angeles

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its Media Camp accelerator program wil lbe launching in Los Angeles, to help early stage companies create "disruptive innovations" in entertainment. MediaCamp says its interests in startups include everything from startups helping to enhance the value of digital ownership and content; help transform what it means to be a fan; that tap into the value of data and recommendations; and new technologies for content production.

Los Angeles Ranks Among Top AngelList Cities

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The Los Angeles area ranks among the top markets for activity on the angel investment service AngelList , according to new statistics released by the service Monday. According to AngelList, Los Angeles was third in the list of top five locations with activity on the service. That list included Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Chicago. AngelList helps broker individual angel investments in startups.

LA Group Launches Effort To Promote Technology Corridor In Los Angeles

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What's the best way to encourage development of the technology industry in Los Angeles? ladot metro major government economic economy accelerator startup technology angeles corridor edge

Karlin Ventures Takes Aim At Los Angeles Startup Investments

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Los Angeles has a new, well funded, investment firm in town, with big plans for local investments: Karlin Ventures. According to TX Zhou, who is heading up efforts for the investment firm, the venture capital firm is an arm of private investment firm Karlin Asset Management, the private family office of Gary Karlin Michelson, and is looking to help bolster sources of local capital for startups. karlin ventures startup angeles investment family office

Instacart Expands In Los Angeles

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On-demand grocery delivery service Instacart has expanded in Los Angeles, saying recently that it is now covering downtown Los Angeles and Culver City, and will deliver groceries from Ralphs and Costco. The company--which launched earlier in April in Los Angeles--offers up personal shopping services driven by crowdsourcing. The company has been active in Los Angeles since April 3rd.

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

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This corporate partnership has proven well for these startups in helping them launch their products and services into another galaxy. “This year, more than ever, we are working with companies with the potential to help define the future of media and entertainment together with Disney.”

Startup Foundation | Prepare For A Boost In The Los Angeles Startup Ecosystem

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Called the Startup Foundation, the program is a grassroots initiative that helps cities build and establish ecosystems that will support more high-growth entrepreneurs, startups, and ultimately, jobs. So who is the man leading the charge for your local Los Angeles Startup Foundation.

Ground Control Aims At Voice Activated Entertainment, Backed By CAA

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Los Angeles- and Vancouver-based Ground Control , a new startup led by LA technology veteran Mike Macadaan, said on Wednesday that it has launched with the backing of the Creative Artists Agency. According to the startup, is is developing "voice-activated entertainment experiences" and interactive audio technology, which will tape into well-known personalities across entertainment, sports, politics, music and beyond.

Indeed Prime On Why Los Angeles Is A Hot Technology Jobs Market

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Most of the insiders and hiring executives in Los Angeles know how hard it is to find technical talent in Los Angeles�but not all realize it's not because of lack of talent, but because of very high demand. Last week, job search service Indeed launched a new service in Los Angeles, called Indeed Prime , hoping to jump into the market for finding talent here to address that issue. Why did you pick Los Angeles for the new job service?

Moviepilot Gets $7M, Sets Up Shop In Los Angeles

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As part of the funding, Moviepilot is setting up an office in Los Angeles, and has moved its CEO, Tobi Bauckhage, to LA. Moviepilot's web site helps studios engage with the early fan base for movies, well before the theatrical release of those films. The company said it now has over 50 people split between its Berlin and London offices, and is actively hiring in Los Angeles.

Colony Logic: Helping The Enterprise Overcome Legacy Systems

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However, Los Angeles-based Colony Logic (www.colonylogic.com) is one of the few, having gotten its initial backing from private equity firm Blackstone. Ultimately, we also offer up all the analytics to help them make better decisions for their business.

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Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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SIGNIFICANCE PASSING-MENTION. --> Tech Titans Hit the Beach As Silicon Valley moguls go on a home-buying spree in Los Angeles, theyre reshaping the real-estate landscape. Aerial view of the home of Elon Musk, currently lived in by his ex-wife, 11050 Bel Air Place, Los Angeles.

LifeCrowd Launches Activity Discovery Service

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Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd launched Wednesday, saying that it is looking to help users connect with others on fun activities led by experts. LifeCrowd, which currently is offering its services only in Los Angeles, currently is offering things like sushi making classes, kayaking tours, kiteboarding, and blackjack (led by the firm's own CEO). lifecrowd activity discovery classes learning expert startup demo

How Card.com Is Helping To Power The Branchless Banking Revolution

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One of the startups looking to help power the "branchless banking revolution" is Los Angeles-based Card.com. It''s just skewed to people who use mobile phone actively. Is the age of the brick-and-mortar bank branch over?

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USC Adds New Accelerator “Viterbi Startup Garage” to Silicon Beach

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USC has just thrown their hat into the ring of the flurry of startup activity happening in SoCal with the introduction of a new accelerator, the Viterbi Startup Garage. It is getting hot in here. So hot.

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Ten Startups Helping Your Earn Money In Your Spare Time

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There are now a large number of legitimate startups who are looking to help you make money in your spare time (or with your spare stuff), opening up a whole new world of ways to finding some spare change. Wish you could earn some extra dollars on the side?

Online Business Networking Los Angeles

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Great by Cliff Allen Business Networking Online who I had blogged about previously in Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles. Cliff's feedback: Your idea of "Visible Networking" can help people take the "glad to meet you" networking to the next level -- "glad to know you" relationships. Then, face-to-face meetings and activities become much more valuable.

The Interaction of Our Lives | QR Codes and Augmented Reality

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QR codes allow for such easy setup they’re literally as easy as 1-2-3, which is the reason we’ve seen such growth in our daily activities. For mother’s day, Daqri partnered with the premier bakery company Goldilocks of Los Angeles to launch the Magical Augmented Reality Cakes.

Greycroft Bolsters Los Angeles Team

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In what can only be good news for local startups, venture capital investment firm Greycroft Partners said this morning that it has named Mark Terbeek as a new Partner in its Los Angeles office. Terbeek will help current LA partner Dana Settle in vetting deals for the firm. Despite the amount of venture capital investment activity in the Los Angeles area, there has actually been a dearth of locally based venture capitalists able to make investments in companies.

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd (www.lifecrowd.com) unveiled its service to help connect people with real life activities. Bong Koh: We are creating a social marketplace for activities.

Ten Startups Helping You Earn Money In Your Spare Time

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There are now a large number of legitimate startups who are looking to help you make money in your spare time (or with your spare stuff), opening up a whole new world of ways to finding some spare change. Wish you could earn some extra dollars on the side?

Helping Electric Vehicle Drivers Plug In Wherever They Are, With EV Connect

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At the end of the day, we help anyone and everyone with a parking lot to become fueling provider of the future. We''re helping hotels and hotel chains, and individual owners/operators of hotels to deploy, and ultimately manage their charging infrastructure, using our technology.

Sandy Hook Promise and Tech Activism

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The tech community has become more politically active over the past 5 years and this is a good thing. One of the most visible, active and admirable leaders of this movement is Ron Conway and he describes this in this post on TechCrunch.

Upfront Ventures Adds Hamet Watt as New Investment Partner

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Hamet came up with this idea after 3 years consulting for Nielsen Media helping them to figure out the value of branded integration and trying to define ways to measure efficacy of the unit. He has a lovely family – Joy and Zion – who are also active members of the LA community.

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LifeCrowd Expands, Launches Out Of MuckerLab

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Santa Monica-based LifeCrowd , the social activity discovery site headed by Bong Koh, said Friday that it has expanded into three new regions, and launched officially out of Los Angeles accelerator MucherLab. The startup said it has launched into San Francisco, Orange County, and San Diego, in addition to Los Angeles, and is also now part of the MuckerLab accelerator. LifeCrowd has been offering up its service in Los Angeles since September.

GonnaBe Helps Users Plan Social Events, Activities

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If you're a mobile user, what's the best way to help plan out your busy weekend and social life? Los Angeles-based GonnaBe , the startup headed by Hank Leber, rolled out its platform this week, releasing a new iPhone application which the startup says acts as the "crystal ball for your social life.". The firm said it has already partnered with such brands as Anheuser-Busch and Ticketmaster/LiveNation to help users find events.

How Cities are Embracing the Internet of Things

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Companies like Cisco and IBM are actively working with municipal leaders to help embed IoT infrastructure in cities. Los Angeles, California. The ability to anticipate weather and make room for inbound water will help to control the flooding problems in much of the city.

Digital Activists: WelkerMedia Is Launching a Free Global Accelerator

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Independent media network WelkerMedia is launching the world’s first no-equity and not-for-profit acceleration program with a focus on digital activism, social impact and creative projects. arm is based out of Los Angeles, they also have locations in Hong Kong and Moscow, Russia.

HelloTech Nears $10M Round, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based HelloTech , the in-home, information technology support service led by Richard Wolpert, is close to closing a $10M, Series A funding round, according to reports. Wolpert is best known for his work at startup accelerator Amplify.LA, as well as serving as former Chief Strategy Officer at RealNetworks; he's also a very active LA area angel investor and advisor. capital venture technology information help support tech hellotech

Melon Heads Towards Halfway Mark On Crowdfunding Goal

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Only hours after the launch of its crowdfunding effort on Kickstarter, Los Angeles-based Melon is making progress towards the halfway mark on its crowdfunding goal of $100,000. The startup wants to help users improve their focus and better understand how to improve their concentration. kickstarter mobile bluetooth activity brainwave crowdfunding melon

UTA Targets Early Stage Investments With New Hire

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The United Talent Agency is ramping up its outreach to early stage, digital media companies, with a new hire from the Los Angeles technology industry.

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