Famebit Acquired by Google

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Multichannel media network Famebit has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed amount

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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FameBit Acquired By Google

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Los Angeles-based FameBit , the online marketplace which helps brands connect with YouTube influencers, has been acquired by Google , the company's backer--Science--announced on Tuesday afternoon. jones mike science scienceinc youube branding google acquisition merger famebitFinancial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Famebit-- founded by David Kierzkowski and Agnes Kozera--first received funding from Science in 2014.

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.

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

Three LA Organizations Score Funding From Google For CS Education

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Three, local Los Angeles organizations -- DIY Girls , LA Maker Space , and Teens Exploring Technology (TXT), have scored nonprofit funding from Google, as part of the 2016 Google RISE Awards , according to the groups. google education computer science school goog nonprofit grant

ReachLocal Strengthens Ties To Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, has strengthened its ties into Google AdWords today, saying it has been added to the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner (PSP) Program. Google announced the new program this morning, to help small and medium sized business connect with others to place advertising on AdWords. Google did not say how many partners have been added to the program.

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

This Student Talked His Way Into Google Through Courageous Networking

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The post This Student Talked His Way Into Google Through Courageous Networking appeared first on John Greathouse A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Andrew Fuller (left) and Jonas Bolduan I encourage my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students to err […].

ReachLocal Ties Into Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses, said Tuesday that it has become a global premier Google AdWords partner. The firm said the strategic partnership with Google will "accelerate the delivery" of Google's AdWords advertising to local businesses. reachlocal google partnership adwords marketing local online advertising

Google To Map LA Pollution Using Street View

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Google and air pollution sensor network developer Aclima said Monday that the two are planning to use Google's ubiquitous Street View cars, to help monitor air pollution in Los Angeles, as well as a number of other California cities.

Google Ramps Hiring In Irvine

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Search engine giant Google appears to be ramping its hiring efforts in Irvine, according to representatives of the company. 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.

Google+ Pages | Businesses and Brands Rejoice

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Only a few weeks ago, Google executives announced Google+ Pages for brands and companies were on the way. Anticipation of Google opening up the doors to businesses on Google+ has been a long awaited feature-add to their fast growing, and widely used platform.

Google Plus: First Impressions

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Google, they’ve cracked a nut here. With Wave being an experiment, and Buzz being a dead duck from the get go, Google Plus (Google+) is actually a usable, integrated, complete-feeling product released this week, and it’s pretty damn good. Now, there’s Google+.

Google Shuts Urchin, Other Services

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Internet giant Google said Friday that it will be shutting down web analytics service Urchin , the onetime San Diego startup which had been acquired by Google in April of 2005. According to a post from Urchin co-founder Paul Muret, the shutdown comes as the software has been overtaken by Google Analytics, which had originally started as an online version of the Urchin software. urchin google shutdown picnik

Bio Roundup: Precision Med and Google, Heron, Lilly, Sarepta & More

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In other Google-related news, Recode reported that Bill Maris, the founder and president of Google Ventures (now called GV), has left the firm and will be replaced by David Krane. The wait continues.

Google Unveils Backing For Snap Inc., As Snapchat's Founders Prep For IPO

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Google Capital , the late stage investment firm owned by Google parent Alphabet, Inc., The confirmation of the investment came via a listing on the portfolio page of Google Capital, which was renamed CapitalG this week. It's unclear when the investment by Google Capital/CapitalG occurred. snapchat snap merger acquisition google capital capitalghas confirmed it is a backer of Snap, Inc. , the parent company of Snapchat.

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Diving Into Google Drive

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Google Drive is a cloud-service for files that offers 5GB of space to use however you wish right out of the gate for free. This is actually great for those that purchased extra space for the Picasa Web Albums prior to Google+ launching. Google Drive or DropBox?

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Google+ Pages | Businesses and Brands Rejoice

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Only a few weeks ago, Google executives announced Google+ Pages for brands and companies were on the way. Anticipation of Google opening up the doors to businesses on Google+ has been a long awaited feature-add to their fast growing, and widely used platform.

Google Invests $103M In Southern California Solar Project

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Internet giant Google has made another alternative energy investment in Southern California, investing $103M in a utility-scale, solar photovoltaic generating plant in Imperial County. According to Google, the investment in the Silver Ridge Power, 265.7

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".

Orbitera Acquired By Google For More Than $100M

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West Hollywood-based Orbitera , which develops cloud-based software for managing leads, trial subscriptions, and billing, has been acquired by Google , Google said on Monday. Google said it will continue to make Orbitera available to other software vendors, in addition to using the company's technology to improve the support of software vendors on Google Cloud Platform. orbitera google merger acquisition software trial cloud lead

Google Enters Financial Products Comparisons Market

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Search engine giant Google has made its entree into an area long dominated by Southern California technology startups: financial products and leads generation. According to Google Thursday, it has launched Google Advisor , a new service to help users find mortgage, credit card, CD, or checking and savings account offers and rates. The new service puts Google into the same space as such local companies as LeadPoint , LowerMyBills , Oversee's Low.com , and others.

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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

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.

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

Google Plus iPhone App First Impressions

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On Tuesday, Google’s native iOS app for its Google+ service was released on the App Store. The Google+ app is a very good start but there are a few downsides. The Google+ app does not work on the iPod Touch.

Google Launches Music Service

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Throwing its hat into the streaming music market, Internet giant Google announced a new service, Google Music , today in Los Angeles. At a special event in Los Angeles, Google said its new service is an outgrowth of its Google Music Beta cloud music storage service, and will offer up a full, end to end service to allow users to discovery, share, and purchase music. google music streaming service content hollywood audio stream

PeerStreet, Co-founded By Google Exec, Launches Real Estate Loan Marketplace

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The company says that Crosby is the founder of Google Analytics; he had been a co-founder of Urchin Software in San Diego, which eventually became Google Analytics after its acquisition in April of 2005. peerstreet real estate loan marketplace urchin google analyticsLos Angeles-based PeerStreet said this morning that it has launched a brand new, online real estate loan marketplace, which is aimed at accredited investors interested in real estate investments.

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

Reports: Lumedyne Technologies Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Lumedyne Technologies , a developer of MEMs-based, inertial direction sensors, has quietly been acquired by Google , according to multiple reports. Neither Google nor Lumedyne Technologies have announced or acknowledged the deal. lumedyne technologies mems sensor sensing merger acquisition goog google startup navigation

UCI School of Medicine Adopts Google Glass

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In what the school says is the first move by a medical school to adopt Google Glass into its curriculum, the UC Irvine School of Medicine said Wednesday that it will integrate use of Google Glass into its four year curriculum, using the high tech specs as part of everything from first and second year anatomy classes to third and fourth year hospital rotations. The school said it will roll out another 20 to 30 pairs of Google Glass in August for first and second year students.

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A Full Breakdown of why Google+ gets a C- in User Experience

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New Google+ announced in last week’s Google I/O. Last week, Google hosted their annual developer’s conference Google I/O , announcing some exciting new products and releases that will likely change the world in the few years to come.