MINDBODY Helps Power New Google Fitness Reservation Service


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.

FameBit Acquired By Google


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.

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LawKick: A Modern Way To Find Legal Help


Michael Chasin: LawKick.com is essentially a marketplace that makes it easier than ever to find legal help. How the website works, is the client goes to the website, and indicates what they need help with. If you think about finding legal help, it''s not like you''re buying a t-shirt.

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Watch an Ad, Help a Nonprofit Out


Not only that, they’ve started launching their own companies and platforms that tout innovative ways to help millenials get in on the action. The app is also fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, so any video can be shared across all major social media channels.

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4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads


Connect your Google account with Milkshake to get started. This software features a set of tools dedicated to helping you host flawless and productive webinars every step of the way.

ReachLocal Ties Into Google


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 specifically said the move will help drive growth and expansion into new international markets.

Google To Map LA Pollution Using Street View


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 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+.

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


One of the startups looking to help power the "branchless banking revolution" is Los Angeles-based Card.com. Or you can just go Google "walking dead Visa card" which might be the easiest, honestly. Is the age of the brick-and-mortar bank branch over?

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5 Design Apps to Help You Plan Home Renovations


Luckily, you use design tools on your mobile device to help you with different aspects of renovations. Here are some design apps for that HGTV-like renovation project to help. Magicplan helps you with this first step.

Metacloud Snags Google Exec


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--which helps companies deploy enterprise scale, private clouds based on OpenStack--said that Grey will be responsible for heading up its scalability efforts and architecture. google executive openstack enterprise private cloud metacloud

Google Enters Financial Products Comparisons Market


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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Goldstar Partners With Google


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. The firm helps consumers gain access to events at a bargain, and in turn, helps venues fill seats and sell unsold tickets.

Google Brings Free WiFi In NYC To Help Its 7000+ Neighbors Stay Online

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According to Ben Fried, Chief Information Officer for Google.“Google Google is proud to provide free WiFi in the neighborhood we have called home for over 6 years. The free WiFi will also help the booming Silicon Alley, NYC’s startup scene.

Getty Expands Google Goggles Coverage


If so, you might make sure you have Google Goggles , the free Android and iPhone app from Google, loaded on your phone. getty museum google goggles wifi technology internet wireless smartphone

Report: Dmitry Shapiro To Head Up Google Plus


A report today says that Dmitry Shapiro , the former founder of Veoh and head of MySpace Music, and currently founder of alternative social networking site Anybeat , may be heading to Google to head up its Google+ efforts. Shapiro's AnyBeat has been attempting to create an alternative to Facebook, in part by focusing on helping people network around topics they're interested in, with anyone--not just they know personally. dmitry shapiro anybeat google plus social networking

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SodaHead Ties With Google Analytics


Los Angeles-based SodaHead , the online social discussion and voting site, is one of the launch partners for the new Google Analytics Social Media features, Google said this week. Google said that it is launching new, Social reports within Google Analytics which helps businesses understand traffic coming from social media sites, and how they related to conversions for advertisers. sodahead google analytics social analysis traffic

Len Short (Red)ily Discusses Google, Bono & Steve Jobs


He was the CMO at Charles Schwab during the emergence of the online brokerage revolution, helping to guide the company’s transition from a high-touch retail broker to a no-touch self-serve trading platform. “So much power has ended up in Google’s search box.

YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund


During the latter half of 2011, Google awarded a number of leading YouTubers and nascent Internet TV networks grants of $1 million to $2 million. Although estimates of Google’s total investment vary, the industry insiders I spoke with believe it exceeded $100 million.

reqallable's Software Lets Google Glass Users Read, Handle Email Automatically


reQall , the developer of smart applications for Google Glass--founded by former Apple executive Rao Machiraju--has released reqallable, its application for Google Glass which automatically handles email and text messages for users. According to reQall, its context aware app intelligently identifies critical information in email, and allows Google Glass wearers to reply to email and act on that information. reqall reqallable context aware email google glass apple mchiraju

As U.S. Looks to Launch Precision Health Study, Google’s Role Emerges


Google’s parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG ) and its wholly owned biotech R&D group, Verily Life Sciences, are helping build a secure center where health records, genomic data, and other personal information from hundreds of thousands of people can be collected, analyzed, and shared with health researchers. Only a few of those entities are for-profit companies; Google, via Verily, is the highest-profile. The U.S.

TakeLessons Launches On Google Helpouts


San Diego-based online lesson marketplace TakeLessons said yesterday that it will offer up its tutors, music teachers, and performing art instructors via the new service, Google Helpouts , which launched Tuesday. According to TakeLessons, it will provide access to experts from its site via Helpouts by Google, which is Google''s new service for finding experts that users can consult with via live video. Google has tapped a number of partners for sourcing those experts.

Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

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That’s how social can help build customer lifetime value.”. Unlike first-generation social media solutions that focus on building awareness at the top of the funnel, Fan Appz’ Personalized Marketing Platform helps brands close the sale.

Google Lets Users Block Sites


Search engine giant Google , in what might be a preview of a way for users to help filter out low quality web results, said Thursday that it has begun allowing user to block results from sites they do not want to see. Google--which said it is not yet using the data in search results, but will be looking at the data from the program--said the blocked sites will be linked to a user's Google account. google block search site engine filter quality sites

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Nimble Hits Google Chrome App Store


Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of cloud-based, contact management software which is headed by Goldmine founder Jon Ferrara, has extended the distribution of it service this morning with a new Google Chrome web application. The startup, which makes it easier for professionals and small businesses to manage their contacts, said its new Google Chrome app helps extend the Chrome browser to link to its service. nimble google chrom store software

How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves


In a sign of the growth of the Silicon Beach technology world, last year, Google moved its headquarters out of a space on Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica, and into a new fancy headquarters space in Venice. The goal is to help the universities and students connect with companies.

Broadcom Funds Entry In Google Lunar X Prize


Irvine-based Broadcom reported this morning that it is contributing $100,000 in a donation to an Israeli team looking to win Google's $30M Lunar X Prize contest. The donation will go towards the Weizmann Institute of Science to help support its efforts with SpaceIL.

Top 11 Free Travel Apps To Help Keep You Sane

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Traveling has changed so much, especially with the help of a smartphone. With tens of thousands of apps available for helping you travel, costs can range from free to up to $9.99. To help your kid be on good behavior, the Beep & Boop app is there to help.

Drew Baumann | Fullscreen BEAM, Google Glass, and Future Tech

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Drew Baumann got his lucky hands on Google’s ongoing project, Google Glass. We get in touch with Drew and talk about his new BEAM app, Google Glasses, and the future of tech. I thought Google Glasses was allowing people to easily share life’s moment through YouTube.

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. 2) Fiber is a means to Google’s vision of the future of computing. Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are striving to be the super-mega technology company that owns every layer of the value chain.

Glip Ties Into Google Drive, Dropbox


Los Angeles-based Glip , the startup developing cloud-based tools to help teams manage projects, plans, documents, and other more, said today that it has integrated its service with Google Drive and Dropbox. glip google drive dropbox project sharing document workflow management task saas cloud

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YouMail: Don't Trust Those Google Play Reviews


Irvine-based YouMail has a message for all of those browsers in the Google Play store, the place where Android users go to download apps: don't believe those reviews. The company, which provides both apps and a linked enhanced voicemail service to help users get more out of their phones, complained that Google Play and other app stores need a better way to let developers respond to complaints, particularly fake ones, about their apps.

A Look at Google’s New Network Security Tool

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As a response to the growing fears over internet security, Google released a new network security tool in November called nogotofail, the goal being a safer internet for everyone. Google touted this characteristic when it first announced the tool, and it’s easy to see why.