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Santa Monica Tech Community Grows, As Another Tech Law Firm Sets Up Shop

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YouMail Gets New Competition: Google

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Irvine-based startup YouMail has just gotten a new competitor: search engine giant Google, which launched a significantly comparable service to YouMail's voice mail services. The venture backed startup--which has scored funding from the Tech Coast Angels and VantagePoint Venture Partners--appears to have significant overlap to Google's new Google Voice services. However, Alex Quilici, the firm's CEO, told socalTECH that he actually sees something good from the competition.

Google Gets Into Ad Optimization, Takes On Rubicon Project

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In what might be some new competition for Santa Monica-based Rubicon Project , the high profile ad optimization firm headed by Frank Addante, search engine giant Google told its advertisers late Wednesday that it will begin to offer similar capabilities in its AdSense program. Google said it will open its door to third party advertising networks, allowing the ads in those networks to compete with AdWords advertisers for ad space on publishers.

Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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Google. Download the TechCrunch App for Android in Google Play. socaltech socalctoStartups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets. Digital Cameras. Laptops. Headphones. Events. CrunchBase.

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What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

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For starters, as Josh Kopelman outlined in this excellent post on their Dorm Room Fund , many great innovations including Microsoft, Google & Facebook started in a dorm room. Seattle has GeekWire , LA has SoCalTech and so on. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

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Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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Share on Google+. socalcto socaltechFollow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Products. Culture. PandoList. Events. Back Page. Books. New York. Fireside Chat with Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify. Get Tickets.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Google quickly bought AdSense in 2003 and Elbaz’s AS team became Google Santa Monica. Elbaz’ AdSense accounted for 28 percent of Google’s total revenue, or more than $2 billion. Share on Google+. socaltech socal socalctoFollow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu.

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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 Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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In the bay area you have Facebook stealing employees from Google, Zynga stealing from Facebook, and some new hotshot startup ready next in line to pounce. Loosing talent is a HUGE problem and the reason why Google will give big bonuses and cash to keep their teams in tact.

Factual Pulls In $25M

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Factual is the latest startup of Gil Elbaz, who co-founded Applied Semantics, the firm which developed Google's AdSense product. google adsense open dataset data horowitz andreessen elbaz capital venture factual

Interview with Andrew Humphries, UK's Tech City

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On the invitation of UK Trade and Investment, socalTECH Contributing Editor Travis Oberlander has traveled this week to London for us, to compare and contrast the efforts in the UK to establish their own technology center with our own efforts in Southern California.).

The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns

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Share on Google+. socaltech socalctoFollow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Products. Culture. PandoList. Events. Back Page. Books. The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns.

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TenOneTen Invests In Weotta

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Weotta raised funding from Google Ventures, David Morin, and TenOneTen, and also is backed by Data Collective, Crosslink Capital, and Eric Blachford. TenOneTen, via David Waxman, had actually already disclosed its investment in Weotta in an interview with socalTECH earlier this month.

TenOneTen Invests In Weoutta

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WeOutta raised funding from Google Ventures, David Morin, and TenOneTen, and also is backed by Data Collective, Crosslink Capital, and Eric Blachford. TenOneTen, via David Waxman, had actually already disclosed its investment in Weoutta in an interview with socalTECH earlier this month.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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When you start a company in the Bay Area you can often get your first biz dev deal done with Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com, eBay, Yahoo! In LA we have SoCalTech , for which I am grateful. This article originally ran on TechCrunch. I’m in Seattle this week.

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Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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NAME Google. The southern migration is taking place as companies like Google. A substantial portion of Venices real-estate boom is attributable to Google. Google says on its website. Forget the Valley—pack your bags for Google L.A.". Google+. Facebook.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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ABC Family, Fox, Universal Music, Google, Facebook, Demand Media, MyLife, Riot Games, DFJ Frontier, Rustic Canyon, GRP Partners, Siemer and Associates, Marketshare, Saatchi Online, OMD, Ignited, Rubicon Project, Smashbox Cosmetics, NFL, UCLA, USC, and dozens of start-ups.

AlwaysOn BreakOut

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Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences. Special 500ff discount for socalTECH readers: [link]. Wednesday, December 17, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut.

AlwaysOn BreakOut

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Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences. Special 500ff discount for socalTECH readers: [link]. Tuesday, December 16, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut.

AlwaysOn BreakOut

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Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences. Special 500ff discount for socalTECH readers: [link]. Monday, December 15, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut.

Reflections on 2016: Josh Yguado, Jam City

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During his time leading the company with co-founders Chris DeWolfe and Aber Whitcomb, Jam City�s gaming portfolio has repeatedly dominated the top grossing charts of Apple�s, Google�s and Amazon�s app stores. Among other honors, SoCalTech named Josh one of its top 50 most influential people in Southern California�s technology industry. This holiday season, we are sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology community.

Exploring the YouTube Ecosystem at YT Access 2012

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Their team will not only get on the phone (or a Google Hangout) with their partners, but also have several “YouTube Next” Labs scattered about the country, where partners can get hands on training. SocalTech recently highlighted eight partners in our area: Socal YouTube Content Partners. This Digital Native was present in his colorful Google tribal dress. John Greathouse of Rincon Ventures told me the YouTube ecosystem was “the Wild West.”

Insights and Opinions: Social media: You at the Helm of Your Own New Starship

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They are Starbucks, Dell, eBay, Google and Microsoft. Meanwhile, all of us get more news and information than ever, sliced, diced, pushed or aggregated by Web sites, email alerts, blogs, Facebook, Tweets and the socalTECH newsletter youre reading now.

Thanks To Our Sponsors

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startups from around the globe to grace the stage in front of Valley VCs, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce, Vmware and more. socalTECH readers. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on. Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Helping entrepreneurs succeed.

Eleven of Southern California's Firms In The Alternative Vehicle Market

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Many are looking towards Silicon Valley for ideas, however, socalTECH has identified a substantial number of Southern California companies--both public and private--that are also trying to take advantage of the nascent market for electric and other alternative vehicles and related markets, both from the side of developing their own cars, as well as powering the technology behind those vehicles.

This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

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11.65mm in Series C – Investors: not announced – likely an inside round; previous investors: Redpoint and JAFCO – Read more: : SEC Registration Form D , peHUB , SoCalTech. We just had our sixth episode of #TWiVC and I felt this one was the best.