BLANKSPACES Returns To Santa Monica's 2nd Street

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BLANKSPACES , one of the original, coworking facilities in Los Angeles, is returning to Santa Monica's 2nd Street, according to CEO Jerome Chang. blankspaces santa monica coworking startup space office temporary

Santa Monica Threatens Silicon Beach Growth By Taking Aim At Airport

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In a move which threatens the growing Silicon Beach technology industry, the Santa Monica City Council voted last night to downsize the Santa Monica Airport. silicon beach santa monica airport airline aviation economic growth jobs

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

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Stubbs Alderton joins recent Santa Monica addition--and Silicon Valley law firm and rival--Cooley LLP in putting an office in the area, about a block away. beach silicon legal technology alderton stubbs monica santa

Esri Powers Pokemon Hunting Map From Santa Monica's Pokevision

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Redlands, California-based mapping software developer Esri said today that it is powering a new, mobile app which helps Pokemon Go players find Pokemon hot spots. Pokevision is based in Santa Monica. According to Esri, Pokevision , a third party app developer, used its ArcGIS services to show real time locations of Pokemon hot spots, in real time.

ParkMe Launches Real-Time Parking Solutions For LA & Santa Monica Drivers

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Partnership to help motorists find parking quickly. ParkMe will reduce stress for Angelenos, reduce traffic, and help businesses. Mitchell explains, “Helping drivers to navigate their myriad of parking options is an invaluable tool to save time and park smarter in Downtown L.A.”.

TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach

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We''re making investments, and are based in Santa Monica, and although we have a small team, we''re looking forward to becoming part of the local scene here in Silicon Beach. We feel that we can really help with manufacturing and bringing products to market.

TaskUs Plans Move To New Office At Santa Monica Airport

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Santa Monica-based business process outsourcing provider TaskUs , which has been one of Southern California's fastest growing, tech related companies in the last few years, said on Wednesday that it is moving its headquarters to a space at the Santa Monica airport. TaskUs is led by CEO Bryce Maddock, and helps outsource many of the back office tasks of both local startups as well as larger companies.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Though competitors have sprung up, Tanz welcomes the competition to help define the market. GumGum HQ, is tucked away on 4 th Street in Santa Monica in a hipster building (that holds other notable startups), and like its young founder, Ophir Tanz , feels warm and inviting.

Electricitybilling.com Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica

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Australian cloud billing software developer Electricitybilling.com says that it has set up a new office in Santa Monica, to provide West Coast coverage in the United States. According to the cloud software provider, it selected Santa Monica due to the quality of the talent in the region, and the similar culture to Australia. Electricitybilling.com helps utilities provide Internet-based electric and water utility billing services.

Silicon Beach Fest June 2013 Keynote and Accelerator Panel Highlights

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Whether you were a startup, an investor, a blogger, a fashionista, or someone just curious about what is happening in Santa Monica aka “Silicon Beach,” the recent Silicon Beach Fest had something for everyone which included panels, parties and more.

Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M

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Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk, which launched this morning, said that it has launched nationwide to help connect drivers with more than 20,000 tow and roadside assistance drivers nationwide. assistance highway call roadside investment investor angel capital venture brundage corey help honk

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Comcast Ventures Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica

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Comcast Ventures , the venture capital arm of Comcast Corporation , announced this morning that it has opened up an office in Santa Monica, and hired on Dinesh Moorjani as Managing Director in the new office. According to Comcast, Moorjani helped co-found Tinder out of Hatch Labs, and also has served at IAC/InteractiveCorp and Samsung Electronics. comcast ventures santa monica executive venture capital investment

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CoFoundersLab Matches Entrepreneurs Scientifically

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They have partnered with Cross Campus to bring education and offline matchmaking events to Santa Monica quarterly. The reason I am doing this is because this is the way I can have the biggest impact on helping entrepreneurship become more successful.”.

Arborbridge Helps International Students With Test Prep

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Hoping to help foreign students better prepare themselves to get into U.S. colleges, a new, Santa Monica startup, ArborBridge , has recently begun to ramp up its online tutoring service for the standardized SAT and ACT tests. Arborbridge, founded by Tim Urban and Andrew Finn, connects those foreign students with one-on-one, live online SAT and ACT test preparation help from tutors.

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How Amavitae Wants To Help Youth Find A Career They'll Love

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To help fix that, the startup has created a mobile app to guide people through their strengths, interests, key skills, and more to guide them along the way to a career they'll love. Deborah Ramo: Amavitae, which means "love life" in Latin, is a mobile-first platform to help the emerging workforce find a career that they will love and have a natural aptitude for, and to help them understand what careers are growing and will be around in the future.

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It’s A Launch! It’s A Tech Crawl! It’s Silicon Beach! | PromoJam 2.0 Launch at ROC

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TechZulu his helping PromoJam Launch their all new 2.0 Beta Invite, take the TechZulu Tech Crawl Tour of ROC Santa Monica to meet the hottest start-ups on the westside, and more. That’s right beacher’s!

Startup Helps Blind With iPhone App

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Not satisfied with creating just another mobile application for the iPhone platform, Santa Monica-based startup, IPPLEX , this week introduced an application to help the visually impaired or blind.

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Yahoo Employees Get Free Lunch, But Not In Santa Monica

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The move--which doesn't apply to Yahoo's employees in Santa Monica or elsewhere in Southern California--looks to be the first attempt to shift the culture at Yahoo, which has been battling a lengthy death spiral after a series of CEOs. As part of those moves, Yahoo is also reportedly looking to start back into the acquisitions game, which once upon a time helped power the rise and success of Southern California's startup scene.

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Monday, July 13, 2009 -- bloblive Santa Monica. We want to help you get it going! Youll find advice and feedback from a roomful of people focused on trying to help your idea grow. You know that great idea you have? Come to the next bloblive, grab the mic and hit the crowd with your best elevator pitch. See [link] (more

TigerText's New Bot Helps Schedule Appointments, More

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Is a messaging "bot" the answer to helping to improve the quality of health care? Santa Monica-based secure messaging app developer TigerText is looking to see if it is, with a new "bot" it has created for its secure messaging applications.

ParkMe Launches Real-Time Parking In San Francisco [Infographic]

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The street parking availability is refreshed every five minutes – to help you find the best spot in less time.”. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, the ParkMe app is among the Top 10 of free navigation apps in the iTunes App Store.

How Tuition.IO Is Helping To Tame Student Debt, One Employee At A Time

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Santa Monica-based Tuition.IO (tuition.io) has s created a way for companies to both help their employees tackle that mound of student debt, as well as attract better and more loyal employees. This program helps them support their hires, and helps them hire competitive.

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Co-Founders Wanted of Santa Monica

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 -- Co-Founders Wanted of Santa Monica. Co-Founders Wanted is an opportunity to find a co-founder for your business, or to help you find a business to join. Brought to you by CoFoundersLab, come meet other aspiring entrepreneurs and build the team to make your business happen. See [link] (more

Co-Founders Wanted of Santa Monica

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 -- Co-Founders Wanted of Santa Monica. The purpose of this in-person Meetup is to help you find a co-founder for your business or help you find a business to join as a co-founder. See [link] (more

Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products

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Santa Monica-based talent management software firm Cornerstone OnDemand announced the launch of its suite of people analytics products at its annual Convergence Conference.

Realtime Raises $100M, Opens Office In Santa Monica

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Realtime , a startup developing technology to help power real-time web applications, said today that it has raised $100M, launched in the U.S., and opened up a new office in Santa Monica. The firm, which was previously known as Internet Business Technologies, said that it has developed a language, xRTML, that helps convert existing, static HTML into real-time, live web applications.

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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.

Level Sports Looks To Help You Keep Your New Year's Fitness Goal

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A new, Santa Monica-based startup, Level Sports , is hoping to help you with those efforts, by connecting you with an app to help your workout routine--and also link you up workout routines created by others. Was working out and improving your fitness one of your New Year''s Resolutions?

Cornerstone OnDemand Launches Incubator & Innovation Fund

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Apart from funding, Cornerstone will give startups a dedicated creative work at its Santa Monica HQ’s space, allow them to have direct access to its resident entreprenuer mentors or simply allow them to build their apps on the Cornerstone API.

BlockBeacon Releases iPhone App For Local Deals

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Santa Monica-based BlockBeacon , a new, venture backed startup developing mobile applications to help connect users with local restaurants and bars, has released a new iPhone app aimed at helping locals discover interesting, socially active places nearby.

TigerText Names Two Healthcare Vets To Exec Team

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Santa Monica-based TigerText has hired on two new healthcare veterans to its executive team, the company said this week. TigerText develops a text-messaging system which is used by healthcare providers to remain compliant with HIPAA, and which helps hospitals and health systems dodge issues with employees using unsecured text messaging for discussing patient data.

ZipRecruiter Partners With American Red Cross

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Santa Monica-based ZipRecruiter , which operates an online employment marketplace, said on Tuesday that it has partnered with the American Red Cross , and will provide free job postings to the nonprofit, among other efforts. The American Red Cross says ZipRecruiter has been helping the organization to fill nearly 6,000 vaanies per year.

MomentFeed's New Service Aimed At Local Marketing For Brands

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Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , the developer of analytics software used to help retailers understand the link between their retail locations and mobile consumers, said this week that it has rolled out a new offering called LocalVoice Community Management. MomentFeed said the new service helps brands by offering up localized published to Facebook, Google+, and Foursquare, along with a dedicated, community manager.