Google Plans Expansion In Venice


Search engine giant Google is planning a major expansion in Venice, according to a report today in the LA Times. According to the report, Google has leased more than 100,000 square feet in the Binoculars Building in Venice, designed by Frank Gehry. The move comes a day after Google said it is looking to hire more than 6,000 workers worldwide this year. Google currently has major operations in Santa Monica, where it is spread across a number of building.

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far


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.

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No Google Autocompleter Openings In SoCal


In one of its April Fool's jokes, search engine giant Google has posted a job position--and accompanying YouTube recruitment video --for a "Google Autocompleter", to predict what users are searching for on the web. So far, there are no listings for "Google Autocompleters" in SoCal.

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. walter grieves google technology silicon beach startup realestate

Report: Google Offered To Pay $30 Billion For Snap Last Year


A report on Thursday said that Google offered to buy Venice, California-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , in a deal worth $30 billion. snap google merger acquisition rumor social snapchatThe report , from the Business Insider, cited "three people" including people "inside and close to the company" for the information.

Snapchat Steals Away Engineering Director From Google


Venice, California-based social media app developer Snapchat has made a significant, high visibility hire, saying this week that it has hired Peter Magnusson, a former engineering director from Google, as its new Vice President of Engineering.

MovieClips Gets $7M, Partners With YouTube


Venice, California-based MOVIECLIPS , the online provider of licensed movie clips headed by Richard Raddon and Zach James, is announcing today that it has scored $7M in a Series B funding round, and also partnered with Google to feature its clips on YouTube.

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


Viddy #Splashmob | Balls, Bikinis, Boards plus personal Snoop Dogg & Justin Bieber Vids

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the Viddy crew headed to the Arbor Collective showroom on the Venice boardwalk for an exclusive party. The next generation will be real time mobile streaming from handheld to handheld, kinda like Google Glasses but with more viewers.”.

Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach

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The real estate impact of this activity can probably be traced to the 2011 arrival of Google in the Frank Gehry-designed “binoculars” building on Main Street in Santa Monica. Google chose Playa Vista to establish YouTube Space LA , its flagship center for content creation.

srfr Launches Dongle-Free Mobile-to-TV Streaming


Venice-based SRFR just launched a technology to easily stream video content from your mobile device to smart television, including videos from Facebook, Dropbox, Snapchat, and your camera roll, all without having to purchase a separate dongle or stick to plug into your TV.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA


Google. Google might not be a purely Southern California company, but the company now has thousands of employees spread across the region, including a location in the iconic Binoculars building in Venice, designed by Frank Gehry.

Silicon Beach Popularity Drives Up Rent, Says Report


The article says that office space is getting more expensive in areas like Venice, due to the number of startups moving into the area, and the activity of companies like Google, accelerators like Amplify, startups like StackSocial, and others.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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So much so that if you read Ken Auletta’s wonderful book “ Googled ” you’ll see that Larry and Sergey had for years stated they would never do paid search results. Yes, Google won. And it wasn’t just Google Ad Words that originated in Los Angeles.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

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It is adjacent to Mountain View, home to Google. These days it’s Santa Monica and Venice. In fact, so many DID NOT that companies like Google & Yahoo! In LA the VC shift is clearly to Santa Monica / Venice, home of Rustic Canyon, Greycroft, Anthem and just about every incubator (Amplify, Launchpad, Mucker, Science). Like many I read the headlines about Pinterest moving from Palo Alto to San Francisco and thought about the trend it portends.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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philosophie has worked with some of the world’s biggest names: Google, Nissan, Nintendo, UCLA, and more. Fun Fact: Walk into their Venice-based office and you’ll find a giant giraffe (dubbed their co-founder’s “spirit animal”) stuffed in their version of a startup treehouse.

Liars and Cheaters are the Only Ones who Get Rich

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The Fireside Chat to kick things off is tomorrow night, Wednesday, in Santa Monica at ROC , which is located in the old Google building. Many people in business think they need to cheat and lie to gain wealth.

This Remote Working Experiment Failed And Succeeded – At The Same Time


Folks went to Orlando, Dallas, Denmark, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and someone even got a small studio in Venice Beach with views of the Pacific Ocean (and yes, I admit, that was me). We used BlueJeans and Google Hangouts for video chat.

Laffster's Mock The Vote Hits Android


Mock The Vote , the mobile, political satire application developed by Venice-based Laffster , has just launch on Android, giving political news fans another platform to get the latest, humorous take on politics.

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. Venices median home price in the first eight months of 2012 broke the $1 million barrier, rising to $1,012,000 from $899,000 in the first eight months of 2011. VENICE RISING. Venice: 13% | L.A.

Five Startups Revolutionizing Music, In Southern California


Miso Media is located in Venice, and was founded by Aviv Grill ; the firm's investors include Aria Ventures , Detroit Ventures Partners , Google Ventures , Mind Fund , and Keith Rabois , among others. Earbits is in Venice, and is headed by Joey Flores.

Why Online Video Just Took One More Big Step to Legitimacy

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My estimate is that the top 5 YouTube networks will do > $200 million net revenue in 2013 (after Google’s share).

Coincident.TV Is “CREATE”-ing Second Screen Transmedia Producers Out Of Everyone [Beta Invites]

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It has been reported by Google that 77% of viewers use a companion device while watching TV. Locally, Google is getting into the content game itself creating hundreds of celebrity driven channels and setting up shop all over Venice to produce content in preparation for this new world.

Soylent Now Available In LA 7-11 Stores


According to Soylent, it started offering up its "nutritionally complete, ready-to-drink meals" at 18 of 7-Eleven's stores in the Greater Los Angeles area on Monday, including a number of locations across Los Angeles, plus Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice, and elsewhere. Soylent recently raised $50M from GV (formerly Google Ventures), Tao Capital Partners, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

Wevr Finds $25M For Virtual Reality Studio, Network


Venice, California-based Wevr has raised $25M in a funding round, for the company's virtual reality studio efforts, the company announced Friday. WEVR is developing a content network specifically focused on virtual reality, which lets creators publish their work for access via such headsets as Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus VR.

Interview with Gordon Gould, SmartyPants Vitamins


We live in Venice, and our back house is sort of our operations center. However, if you try to find something good quality about how to build traffic on Amazon, through internal intra-Amazon SEO, how to position yourself on Google's searches on Amazon, and how to get into product feeds--there is very little information, relatively speaking. We're learning more about how Google Shopping works, and looking to dominate there.

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Flikdate Debuts New Features, Takes On Mobile Dating


Venice-based starutp Flkidate , a developer of mobile dating applications, said today that it has debuted a new set of features. The startup is headed by Nick Bicanic, and says it is being advised by Don Dodge (Google), Ryan Holmes (Hootsuite), and Vinny Lingham (Gyft).

Luxe Valet Launches On Demand Parking Into Los Angeles


Luxe Valet , a new, on-demand valet parking app startup, has expanded into Los Angeles, saying that it will offer up its valet parking service to users in Santa Monica, Downtown LA and Venice. The Bay Area startup--which is backed by Google Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, and LA''s Upfront Ventures--said it charges just $5 an hour to park users'' cars, and a max of $15.00

Snapchat: Third Party Apps A Threat To Community


Venice, California-based instant messaging app developer Snapchat --in light of the massive breach of compromising photos leaked from the service via an unauthorized, third party service reiterated Tuesday that third party apps are a threat to the community. Snapchat also said it has been asking Apple and Google to take down third party applications that are accessing its API without its permission.

Driving User Engagement With FEM's Video Recommendations


Rachel Payne , the CEO and one of the co-founders of FEM, is a veteran of Google, and is taking her experience there and applying it into the video recommendations and engagement area. Rachel Payne: I was working at Google for about eight years, most recently in global strategic alliances.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List


I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The content comes from other places. This is mostly from bloggers, but also from pages being included by members.

Startup Grind Turns the Tables on Mark Suster

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” I guess my point, Derek, was this: To be a CEO, you go out and you recruit somebody, and you recruit someone from Google, Yahoo, Facebook or the startup around the corner, and you say to them, “I know you’re on a career track, I know you’re earning x and I can’t pay you x , but come join me. One of my favorite events last year was attending Startup Grind where I got to interview Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma.

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