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Caltech Engineers Use Legos, Google Smartphone For Smart Petri Dish

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Researchers at the California Institute of Technology reported last week that they have created a "smart petri dish" which uses Google smart phones and Lego blocks, to automatically monitor cell growth in petri dishes. Caltech did not say if the team intends to commercialize the development.

Vederi Sues Google Over Google Street View

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A Pasadena-based company, founded by Caltech Ph.D's, s, is suing Google for patent infringement, based on its Google Street View feature, according to IP law firm Christie, Parker & Hale LLP. According to the firm, Verederi LLC , a company founded by Enrico Di Bernardo and Luis Goncalves, have sued Google saying that its Street View product infringes on four of the company's patents. Tags: vederi google caltech patent legal lawsuit street view

Interview with Aviv Grill, Miso Media

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The firm is backed by Google Ventures, as well as a number of well known angels. You're backed by Google, isn't that right? Aviv Grill: Yes, Google ventures led our last round. aviv grill miso media music education iphone ipad google ventures startup mobile smartphone

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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So much so that if you read Ken Auletta’s wonderful book “ Googled ” you’ll see that Larry and Sergey had for years stated they would never do paid search results. Yes, Google won. And it wasn’t just Google Ad Words that originated in Los Angeles.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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If you look at just Caltech, UCLA, and USC, and you look at our population base, we''re pouring out more engineers than pretty much anywhere. You''d find one friend at Google, another at Facebook, you could sit together, iterate, and make it happen.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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We have world-class universities like Caltech, UCLA, USC and more. In Silicon Valley you have mega venture capital funds who have a history of giving $20 million to early-stage technology companies hoping to swing for the fences and become the next Google, Facebook or Twitter.

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LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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Google, Hulu, Riot Games, Demand Media, and many other big name players residing in Silicon Beach, it is no small wonder why many tech startups flock towards the sunny beach-side view. LA brings forth a lot of talent from USC, UCLA, and Caltech.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Clash of the Titans: Google joins Apple, Microsoft in announcing new tablets (and more). Google Plus. Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs was named one of Fortune’s 10 Brilliant Technology Visionaries for 2012 alongside the great and powerful Oz’s of Apple and Google.

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The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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The presence of Google and Microsoft’s outposts have helped to a certain extent, but Southern California can certainly do better when it comes to retaining — and attracting — talent.

Bridging The Gap Between Students And Startups, With TechLA

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However, for students at USC, UCLA, and Caltech, that just doesn''t exist. We often run into students who say: I have an internship opportunity with Google, Microsoft, or IBM--why should I look at a startup?

Cool Planet Biosystems Moves HQ To Colorado

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The first was Gevo, a biofuels company originally started in Pasadena and based on technology from Caltech and UCLA, and which moved to Colorado to escape local rules and regulations over its biofuels manufacturing efforts, and eventually had an IPO. Cool Planet Biofuels is backed by General Electric, Google Ventures, BP, ConocoPhillips, NRG and the Constellation Energy division of Exelon.

Obama Taps Two Southern Californians For Tech, Science Advice

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President Barack Obama has appointed two Southern California academics--both Nobel prize winners in Chemistry--for his Science and Technology Advisory council, saying Monday that he has selected UC San Diego professor Mario Molina and Caltech professor Ahmed Zewail to the council. Ahmed Zewail is a professor of Chemistry and Physics at Caltech, and was the Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry in 1999.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). ask microsoft, aol/time warner & google]. Google acquired YouTube for $1.65

Start Me Up

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A Caltech engineering grad, he started Idealab in 1996 with the aim of finding and testing new ideas, then turning the best ones into companies that take up residence. Early suc- cesses include CitySearch, the first online network of local community directories, which went public in 1998, and GoTo.com, which pioneered the concept of paid search that made Google and its ilk possible. Pasadena Magazine August 2012 (click here for the original article). Written by Maria Russo.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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I then worked as a product manager at NetZero/United Online in the VOIP group, and then most recently at Google as a product manager on the Picasa/Photos team based in Santa Monica. Your last two positions Google Photos and United Online were really big companies.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. Google App Engine - take more than two seconds to process we are going to kill your request. Must be willing to work the way Google expects. Building on top of Amazon or Google - cost base is so much lower. A couple of the more interesting ones: Amazon EC2 Google App Engine Salesforce.com Force IBM’s Blue CloudThe topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform?

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How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future

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Both Waxman and Elbaz are serial entrepreneurs, with many successes under their belt (Elbaz with Applied Semantics, which he sold to Google, Waxman with such companies as Firefly Networks, SpotRunner, and PeoplePC). There''s Caltech, the Claremont Colleges, Harvey Mudd, UCLA.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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We have universities like CalTech, UCLA, USC and many more. They not only have gotten bigger but they have an amazing track record of funding the biggest names in the sector: Cisco, Apple, Google, Facebook. LA produced Applied Semantics that created AdSense and was bought by Google.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). ask microsoft, aol/time warner & google]. Google acquired YouTube for $1.65

Interview with Mike Gammarino, Students4Startups

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The reason why, is because there's not only a lot of effort competing with larger companies like Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, but because startups don't have dedicated people to recruit talent from local universities. The reason we focused on an internship programs, rather than full time, graduated students, is we're finding that Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are getting onto campuses in the fall and talking to freshmen, and already locking up these young kids from very early.