Google Cloud’s LA region goes online

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Google Cloud’s new region in Los Angeles is now online, the company announced today. It was only three years ago that Google opened its second U.S. When it first announced this new region, Google positioned it as the ideal region for the entertainment industry.

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Google Cloud will launch its Los Angeles region in July

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It’s no secret that Google has long planned to open a cloud region in Los Angeles. But as Google announced today , the new Los Angeles cloud region will go live in July, making it the company’s fifth region in the U.S.

Google builds its own subsea cable from the US to France

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Google, like all major internet companies, often participates in building new subsea cables because it wants to own the connectivity between its data centers around the world. Now, however, Google is building its own cable that will span from Virginia Beach in the U.S.

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Bitium Acquired By Google

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Santa Monica-based Bitium , a developer of cloud identity and single sign-on software, has been acquired by Google , Google said on Tuesday afternoon. According to Google, the acquisition of Bitium will help it with its "Cloud Identity vision". bitium merger acquisition googleFinancial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

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PatientPop Ties Into Google Scheduling

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Santa Monica-based PatientPop , which develops practice management software for medical providers, said on Monday that it has tied directly into Google, allowing for online appointment scheduling for practices through Google. PatientPop says its software now supports Google's "Make Appointment" link, which shows up in searches for healthcare providers through the search engine--all without the patient ever visiting a healthcare provider's website.

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Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

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Once a city has spoken with Google about bringing Fiber into their hood, there’s a process for the city to go through. Two new cities are exploring Fiber with Google and they are Chicago and Los Angeles. Gadgets Media Google google fiber Internet chicago Los Angeles

Google Fiber Paused In Los Angeles

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In a move which may put off the addition of high speed fiber in Los Angeles from Google indefinitely, Google said it is "pausing" the addition of Los Angeles, and the rest of its current potential cities, to its Google Fiber service. According to Google Fiber's outgoing CEO , Google is looking towards "new technology and deployment methods" and "refine" its ability to bring super-fast Internet to cities. google fiber fibre angeles wireless telecom high speed

Google Rolls Out Challenger To Snap's Spectacles

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Venice, California-based Snap is about to get a big new challenger to its flagship "Spectacles" line, from none other than Google , as Google rolled out a new product called Google Clips over the weekend. Google's new product--"captures motion photos that last several seconds" and are designed to be held, clipped to clothing, or placed elsewhere. google clips snap spectacles snapchat sharing social camera photo

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Google Teams With Fandango For Movie Ticket Booking

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Los Angeles-based movie ticketing service Fandango is powering a new service from , announced on Friday, which lets users of Google Assistant book tickets to their local movie theater. The new service is now available on Google Assistant for Android. google fandango movie ticket ticketing booking content hollywood

OpenX Partners With Google On Exchange Bidding

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Los Angles-based programmatic advertising marketplace operator OpenX said on Thursday that it has partnered with Google , as a beta partner for Exchange Bidding (Fromerly EBDA). Google's Exchange Bidding is an effort by Google to counter Facebook's header bidding efforts , where Facebook had enabled buyers place bids on advertising inventory ahead of Google. openx google exchange bidding market marketplace programmatic

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Plenty of Fish Connects With Google Home

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Plenty of Fish (POF), the online dating company owned by Match.com--and run out of Los Angeles--says it has integrated its dating services with Google Assistant, running on Google Home, Android devices, and iPhones. According to Plenty of Fish, the integration allows users to ask Google Assistant if they have new messages on the dating services, and will read those messages aloud to the individual. plentyoffish online dating google assistant integration relationships

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Silicon Beach Report May 4: Google Partners with Fandango

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Google partners with Fandango; Layoffs at Uproxx Media Group; lawmakers call for diversity in tech

Neo-Nazi Website Turned Away By Google

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Google has revoked the domain registration for the neo-Nazi web publication, The Daily Stormer, after the site attempted to move its domain registration and host‌ing to Google, according to reports. The website, which supports white supremacists, the "alt-right", and the neo-Nazi movement, is currently still listed as being hosted by Google, although the site's name servers are being hosted by Cloudflare. Both Google and GoDaddy have major operations in Los Angeles.

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MINDBODY Ties Into Google Search, Maps

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San Luis Obispo-based software developer MINDBODY , which develops cloud-based software used for business management by the wellness services, yoga, fitness, and related industries, says it has integrated its services with Google Search and Google Maps. MINDBODY said that it has teamed with a new program, "Reserve with Google", which will let Google users book fitness and wellness classes directly from Google Maps, Search, and a new standalone website.

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Metacloud Snags Google Exec

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Pasadena-based private cloud provider Metacloud announced today that it has hired on Conner Grey, the former head of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) at Google for Southern California, as its new VP of Operations. Metacloud said Grey had been at Google for the last decade, and also has served at Yahoo!, google executive openstack enterprise private cloud metacloud

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Goldstar Partners With Google

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Goldstar , the online service which helps connect people with special deals on live entertainment, has tied with Google on support of Google Now. The Pasadena-based company said it has integrated with Google Now, to provide consumers with information about live entertainment in their area. goldstar google ticketing live event tickets bargain discount

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Google Expands In Playa Vista

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Google looks to have some big plans for Los Angeles expansion, as news broke this morning that the company has acquired 12 acres in Playa Vista, paying an estimated $120M on the property, next to the hangar where Howard Hughes built the "Spruce Goose".

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Google Adds Disneyland And California Adventure To Street View

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Well, now can you--at least, virtually--through Google's Street View. According to Google, it has added Street View imagery for 11 of Disney's parks--including Disneyland, California Adventure, Disney's Magical Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and others--to its Street View imagery. google disneyland california adventure street view mappingDo you wish you could wander around your favorite places in Disneyland and California Adventure all day?

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DivShot Acquired By Google

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Los Angeles-based Divshot , which had offered up hosting of static web pages for web developers, has been acquired by Google , and will join Gogole's Firebase software development team. divshot merger acquisition google firebase software developers hostingFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Divshot says it will shut down all of its products and services as of Monday, December 14th, 2015.

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Getty Gets Google Goggles

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Google said Monday afternoon that the museum has just gone high tech with its displays, with a new link to Google's "Google Goggles" mobile app. Google Goggles is available on Android and iOS devices. mobile iphone android smartphone tour museum getty goggle google

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MINDBODY Helps Power New Google Fitness Reservation Service

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San Luis Obispo-based MINDBODY is one of the companies behind the new, Google service for booking fitness and spa appointments, Google Reserve. Google, which announced the new service on Thursday , said it now allows users to book and pay for fitness classes through Google Maps, Google Search, and the Reserve with Google website. Google said it is using MINDBODY, plus MyTime, Genbook, Full Slate, Front Desk, Appointy, and others, to power the service.

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Google Releases High Resolution Montecito Disaster Satellite Map

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Google and its navigation app subsidiary, Waze , have just released incredibly detailed satellite maps of the disaster zone around Montecito, California, as part of efforts of Google's "Crisis Response" team. satellite disaster mapping resolution high technology google

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Nimble Connects With Google Apps

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Santa Monica-based customer relationship management and contact management software developer Nimble said today that it has connected into Google Apps for Work, via the Google for Work Partner Program. According to Nimble, the company said it has bundled Google Apps for Work with Nimble , automatically using information from Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, and Drie to helps support sales and marketing efforts for companies.

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TP-Link: Google's Buggy Devices Are Crashing Your Wi-Fi

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Brea, California-based networking equipment maker TP-Link said on Tuesday that it has discovered a bug in Google's Chromecast, which is overwhelming Wi-Fi networks of consumers. According to TP-Link, its Wi-Fi routers--as well as others--are affected by a Google bug , related to Google's "Cast" feature, where certain Android OS and Google-driven devices will suddenly awaken from sleep and broadcast more than 100,000 packets--shutting down routers and Wi-Fi for users.

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TP-Link: Google Buggy Devices Are Crashing Your Wi-Fi

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Brea, California-based networking equipment maker TP-Link said on Tuesday that it has discovered a bug in Google's Chromecast, which is overwhelming Wi-Fi networks of consumers. According to TP-Link, its Wi-Fi routers--as well as others--are affected by a Google bug , related to Google's "Cast" feature, where certain Android OS and Google-driven devices will suddenly awaken from sleep and broadcast more than 100,000 packets--shutting down routers and Wi-Fi for users.

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Google Launches Mortgage Search Engine In California

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Home buyers in Southern California have yet another place to search for mortgages, as of yesterday: Google. Google said it has rolled out a new mortgage comparison tool , Google Compare for U.S. Google has tied into existing, mortgage search providers Zillow and Lendingtree to power the new service. google mortgage search california real estate realestate

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Google's PageSpeed Exits Beta

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Google announced Wednesday that it has released its mod_pagespeed project--which automatically optimizes and speeds up web pages accesses for website owners using Apache--out of beta. pagespeed page google optimize software apache module edgecast dreamhost

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VIZIO Connects To Google Play Movies And TV In Canada

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Irvine-based smart television maker VIZIO announced today that it has added Google Play Movies & TV to its smart TVs in Canada. VIZIO's addition of Google Play Movies & TV allows users to either rent or buy access to media content. vizio google play movies canada streaming servicesVIZIO already supports other streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube, on its line of Internet Apps Plus smart TVs.

Google Pulls Plug on Webpass in Boston Amid Growing Competition

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In another setback for Google’s Internet business, the tech giant has decided to wind down the Boston-area operations of Webpass, a wireless Internet service provider Google Fiber acquired in June 2016. A statement e-mailed by a Google spokeswoman didn’t give a reason for the decision. “We’ll

Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform

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Three years ago Aclima came out of stealth, detailing a collaboration with Google on mapping air quality in its offices and also outdoors, by putting sensors on StreetView cars.

X1 Loses Competitor: Google

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Pasadena-based X1 Technologies , the developer of desktop search software, has one less competitor: Google , as Google said Friday that it is shutting down its Google Desktop search software project. Google's service shuts down on September 14th.

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Hulu Names Google Vet As Chief Marketing Officer

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Campbell was most recently at Google, serving as Managing Director of Global Growth Marketing for Google Cloud, also also had previously worked at JPMorgan Chase and FleetBoston Financial Corporation. hulu chief marketing officer google kelly campbell executiveSanta Monica-based streaming television provider Hulu announced on Monday that it has appointed Kelly Campbell as the company's new Chief Marketing Officer.

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OpenX Rolls Out Google AMP Compatibility

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Pasadena-based programmatic advertising marketplace operator OpenX has rolled out compatibility with Google AMP, Google's effort at a highly optimized set of rules for mobile web pages, across its entire set of products, the companys aid Monday. Google's AMP defines a strict set of rules--including prohibition against external Javascript includes--to accelerate delivery of mobile pages using HTML5. openx google mobile programmatic advertising marketplace html5

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