Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase

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It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to a bevy of celebrities. startups wanting to get recognized, Tech.Co’s Startup Showcase in Los Angeles on July 26th is the perfect opportunity. For examples, our sponsor, Microsoft Accelerator , will have team members on the floor to take stock of all the budding startups and genius ideas that this showcase will no doubt present. Sign up today for the Los Angeles event and bring your team.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

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When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. Could it be the large number of new companies? No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. Tech Summit is a great example. While the initiative is still new and growing, it’s a symbol of why Los Angeles’s startup scene is poised for long-term, sustainable growth.

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Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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A list of the top ten cities for startups was released by USA Today and the National Venture Capital Association today, naming both Los Angeles and San Diego among the best cities for startup companies.

Get It Delivered With Zipments | Los Angeles Begins Delivery

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The company’s co-founders have a background in mobile application development and together built the first mobile app for one of the largest overnight delivery companies in the United States. Examples: lunch, cupcakes, prescription.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. Shani Higgins joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company¹s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network.

Pro Athletes Are the Best Marketing Tools You Can Get

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Recently I came across a company, Hyperice , that’s been relentless in their pursuit of cornering the market for athletic recovery. I can honestly that, without a doubt, my favorite technologies are ones that get people up, out, and interacting with the real world.

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The Steps Farmgirl Flowers Took to Succeed in an Established Market

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We’re saturated with companies specializing in almost every business opportunity. Identify the weaknesses of most companies in the industry and use them as an opportunity. Farmgirl Flowers is an example of a successful start-up that has grown to a leading supplier of flowers in United States, using gaps in the flower industry as opportunities to succeed. Her company worked with an objective of reducing wastage and selling 100 percent U.S.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. Shani Higgins joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company¹s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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GumGum is led by founder and Los Angeles native wunderkind, Ophir Tanz. The old media companies were resistant to change. Take the Oscars for example, users will be searching for information on the Oscars before and after the main event.

Cedars-Sinai and Techstars Partner to Launch Healthcare Technology Accelerator

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Medical and scientific experts will mentor startup companies that are working to transform health and healthcare delivery within the principal healthcare accelerator. The selected companies will begin their mentorship at Cedars-Sinai in March 2016, with Demo Day scheduled for June 23, 2016.

From Nothing to Something with Howard Marks & Nanxi Liu

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For example, he explained a situation where his company could not meet payroll the next day and was about to go out of business. Marks continued to talk about his past and then talked about the startup landscape in Los Angeles.

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The Interaction of Our Lives | QR Codes and Augmented Reality

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With QR codes, a company is able to promote their newest line of clothes with just one promotional media. There are companies that have seen the future of QR codes and the great potential they hold. The LA based company ShareSquare offers users all this and more.

UX | An Old Dog With New Tricks

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Last week, I attended an event hosted by The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. For example, if you look at Wikipedia and looked at the definition for ‘experience design’, it is very offline focused.

Porter: Mobile Chores | The Constant Hustle and LA Tech, Interview with CEO Matt Lucido

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The nuts and bolts of our tech company is that CMS in the middle, the connection engine. All part-time guys, I was in business school and I was working at The Honest Company. The four guys that built Porter were all working at The Honest Company.

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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Chance Barnett , Crowdfunder (Los Angeles, crowdfunding). Allison Beal , StyleSaint (Los Angeles, fashion). James Borow and Clark Landry (shared position), SHIFT (Los Angeles, Santa Monica, advertising). Greg Cohn , Burner (Los Angeles, mobile app).

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. Songdo is the example of a planned community that has the opportunity to integrate smart technology from day one. Los Angeles, California.

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The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

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He was running to be the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles and he outlined his vision to “open up the city government to technology and innovation” if he were elected. 43% of all goods arriving into American ports come through LA and Long Beach ports in Los Angeles.

Hub of Awesome | Interview With Ann Le Managing Director of Hub LA

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The Hub is unique because it is the first membership club structured for impact professionals in Los Angeles. We have members at all phases of development from an idea to an established company with a few million in revenue. One month old Hub LA already has over 100 members!

Qtee: “We’re the Nike ID of the Fashion World”

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In fact, I wrote about a company recently that lets you design, choose, and print customized vinyl decals for your car – it’s super cool. There’s a company in LA, Qtee.com , which specializes in taking custom clothing to an entirely new level with their web platform.

Factual Opens New API

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Los Angeles-based Factual , the big data startup headed by Gil Elbaz, said last night that it has launched a new API into beta. The company said the API converts Factual's own IDs into third party identifiers and URLs, and vice versa.

Kickstarted Launches Site For Successfully Crowdsourced Projects

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The Los Angeles area startup is hoping to make it easier for crowdfunded projects to find additional customers for their projects, by streamlining request for samples, communication via email, Facbeook, Twitter, SMS, and more. to help crowdsourced projects get out to consumers, and the site currently only shows examples of possible listings; the company also appears to be facing some possible legal challenges from crowdfunding giant Kickstarter over its name.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

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I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years. As part of doing that, I've had the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of different chief technical officers from different kinds of companies over those years. This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? or focused on industry or type of company.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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It conjures up a range of emotions anytime I’ve privately expressed my opinion to thought leaders in our industry that I believe it is one of the most innovative companies in digital media. For example, one product alone — Tasty — is consumed by 500 million people per month. BuzzFeed.

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. We're taking our cue from other companies like Yelp, and their Elite Yelpers program. What's the story on how you started the company?

Amplify’s Guide to Crafting a Pitch Deck | Entrepreneur Resources

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As we turn our ideas for the future into the latest startups and companies of today, there’s always a need for resources to help guide one through the process of it all.

Gatsby: Tackling Shopping Cart Abandonment With Social Sharing

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Los Angeles-based Gatsby (www.thinkgatsby.com) has come up with a way to combine both ways to promote social sharing, as well as reduce shopping cart abandonment, via discounts which change depending on your social influence and sharing activity.

Factual Spins New Geofencing, Targeting Tools

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Los Angeles-based Factual said Wednesday that it has rolled out two new tools, one aimed at geofencing of data, and another for audience targeting. The company said its Geopulse Proximity Designer and Geopulse Audience Builder are specifically aimed at marketers, and use its Global Places data to help target ad campaigns.

Early Tesla Owners Protest Lack Of Support For New Features

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In an example of how an electric car is not just a disposable, electronic device, a group of early owners and supporters of Telsa Motors electric vehicles are protesting a lack of an upgrade path for their cars. The owners--led by Los Angeles investor Richard Wolpert--are asking the car company to provide a retrofit of the new AutoPilot features into their existing vehicles.

Interview with Vinny Jindal, Stockr

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According to Vinny Jindal , the CEO of Los Angeles-based startup Stockr (www.stockr.com), everything. They'll talk to friends, professionals will talk to the management team of a company, they'll talk to other experts, and they'll talk with friends at other funds.

The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

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YouTube takes too high of a revenue split (45% vs. 30% that Apple and many other distribution companies take – FWIW, YouTube argues this is because their costs are much higher since they host and stream the video). Take for example, an eCommerce company.

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Entrepreneurship In The LA Mayor's Office, With EIR Krisztina Holly

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Last month, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti created a new program, aimed at growing, assisting and sustaining entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Krisztina "Z" Holly: The reason I picked that, is because there is a huge opportunity here in Los Angeles.

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

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Launchpad LA today announces it will accept applications for its third class of Los Angeles-based tech startups. For any company interested in applying please visit the website. years there has been an initiative in Los Angeles called Launchpad LA.

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

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Helped merge company with Seedling – on track to do $20 million combined revenue in 2015 – will now become Chairman). She has been in operations in Seattle and Los Angeles. Let me start with the news that I’m excited to share with you.