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High Tech Fitness: How it’s Changing the Game

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The fitness industry is a huge market that is worth over $24 billion so it comes as no surprise that tech companies have entered the picture. The rise of high-tech fitness has taken the industry by storm with everything from wearable fitness trackers to smart jump ropes.

Five High Tech Gifts We Wish We Had Gotten This Holiday

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Did you get all of the high tech gifts you wanted under your Christmas tree, Hanukkah, or your other favorite holiday? Here are five of the gifts--all from Southern California high tech companies--we wish we could have gotten wrapped in a present this year.

President Obama Stresses Jobs, Education In First Silicon Beach Visit

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In the first time that President Barack Obama has paid a special visit to the epicenter of Southern California''s high tech industry, the President spoke for over an hour to an audience of entrepreneurs at Cross Campus , the Santa Monica coworking space, touching on topics around providing an infrastructure for the next generation of entrepreneurs. president obama silicon beach startup technology high tech

End of the Year Thoughts From SoCal High Tech Influencers

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In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? Who are the people here you think will most influence the technology world in the coming year? What are the technologies, companies, or things you think the community ought to pay the most attention to in 2011? opinion high technology thoughts year

New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region

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A new report issued today, detailing technology jobs employment concentration in the United States, shines some light on where the highest concentrations of tech jobs are in the region. percent of jobs in technology, ranked at 20. percent of jobs in technology.

Ranking The Top 4 High Tech Car Features

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The automobile industry has seen a lot of changes in recent years when it comes to the technology that comes standard in vehicles. Here are some of best technological advancements in automobiles to occur in recent years. Automotive Gadgets Connected Car high tech cars

LA Startups Gather At Twiistup

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Los Angeles area startups and would-be entrepreneurs were gathered Thursday as a part of the annual Twiistup technology conference, being held at the Skirball Center. twiistup twiistup8 venture capital startup pitch conference funding fundraising technology high tech silicon valley

SPONSOR POST: Southern California Technology Firms Are Hiring

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Not in Southern California's technology market! Southern California technology companies are hiring aggressively, and the high tech job outlook is better than it has ever been, with hundreds of open positions and many companies eagerly seeking high tech talent. Trying to find local, high tech savvy employees? socalTECH is the best location for finding high tech savvy executives, marketers, engineers, and others.

LA's Technology Ecosystem Expands, As Silicon Valley Law Firm Sets Up Shop

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In a sign that the Los Angeles technology and startup world is starting to be taken more seriously by Silicon Valley, one of Silicon Valley's more prominent law firms has set up shop in Santa Monica. technology startup legal firm cooley

9 Technology Innovations Made In The USA

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These range from technology mainstays like Motorola to companies known for pushing the envelope like Tesla. With the Model S, Tesla has taken the next step forward — a car that is both appealing to the mainstream and seen as a technological innovation.

High Tech Venture Roundtable

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 -- High Tech Venture Roundtable. CONNECT Venture Roundtables are exclusive, private, invitation-only showcases for promising emerging technologies and companies in the region. Select entrepreneurs and scientists will have the opportunity to present their technology to a group of premier capital providers.

Two Bit Circus Sets STEAM Carnival Dates

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Los Angeles-based high tech education and amusement company Two Bit Circus , which was founded by Brent Bushnell, said it has set the date for its S.T.E.A.M. The event is aimed at inspiring kids to learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Where High Tech Meets High Surf

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 -- Where High Tech Meets High Surf: Ventura Ventures Technology Center. ACG 101 Where are the next generation of high-tech companies getting their start? The City-sponsored Ventura Ventures Technology Center is an incubator for a wide range of tech startups. For many of them, the answer is four blocks from the beach, in the heart of downtown Ventura.

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

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Looking At LA's Technology Future with Derek Norton

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Watertower has been involved in a number of high visibility exits and fundings in recent months, including Riot Games (rumored to be $400M+), Machinima, and ExtendMedia. Norton spent some time talking about his vision of where LA's future in high tech lies.

Job Fairs Back, As SoCal Technology Firms Ramp Hiring

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In a sign that demand for employees from Southern California technology firms is on the rise, two, separate announcements Wednesday from local companies indicates that hiring demand at local companies is up, and companies are again scrambling to fill positions. Separately, Santa Monica-based Factual , along with local high tech firms MyLife , Google 's local office, AT&T Interactive/YP.com , Amplio , Hipswap.

17th Annual TechAmerica OC High-Tech Innovation Awards

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 -- 17th Annual TechAmerica OC High-Tech Innovation Awards. The 17th Annual TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards is one of Orange County's most prestigious and longest standing business functions. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievements and innovation by Orange County's technology leaders.

Semiconductor Technologies and Medical Devices

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 -- Semiconductor Technologies and Medical Devices. Semiconductor technology is now found in many of the cutting-edge medical devices that are being developed or entering the market. This OCTANe Innovation Series program will feature representatives from many of the companies that are aggressively pushing the high-tech innovations in the future of medical devices. OCTANe.

Leveraging High-Tech Assets For Your Company's Growth

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 -- Leveraging High-Tech Assets For Your Company's Growth. This dynamic panel will examine strategies to identify and protect your high-tech assets, particularly contexts such as licensing, strategic alliances and joint development scenarios. The discussion will focus on various ways to treat high-tech intellectual assets such as software, and know-how and technology relating to semiconductors, mask works, etc.,

SPONSORED POST: Help socalTECH support Southern California's high tech industry!

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Help us keep delivering you the news and information you need to grow your business and keep on top of Southern California's technology industry, by becoming a member of socalTECH.com. Without our members, we wouldn't be here, and wouldn't be able to support Southern California's technology industry. Our members are helping to support our coverage of Southern California's place in the high tech world--coverage you can't get anywhere else.

Corporate Social Responsibility & High Tech

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As chair of a non-profit technology association -- known as the AeA ( www.aeanet.org ) -- I am leading a local effort to educate high tech executives & future decision makers on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility. As you might be aware, the AeA markets itself as the largest association of high-tech companies in the United States – with about 2,300 companies – representing all segments of the industry and 1.8

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SendGrid At Heart Of Controversy Over Women, Technology Industry

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It a position where it can only lose, SendGrid --the email SDK and services firm which has significant operations in Orange County--has become the center of a controversy which has thrown the high tech industry's acceptance of women into stark contrast. SendGrid has fired a developer evangelist, Adria Richards, after a huge controversy over how the technology world treats women.

Los Angeles Targets Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Orders Them To Leave

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The City of Los Angeles--despite a successful, recent mayoral campaign focused on the city''s tech-friendly new major has just issued a cease and desist to Uber , Lyft , and Sidecar , three smartphone driven ride services who have been serving the area''s high tech savvy residents.

High Tech is Hot -- and CA is on fire!

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California's high-tech industry added more than 21,000 jobs last year, and is maintaining its place as the nation's industry leader. According to the AeA 2008 Cyberstate's report, California's technology workers earned an average wage of $101, 200 (112% above the state's average private-sector wage.) By the numbers, California has 940,700 high-tech workers, a high-tech payroll of $95.2 billion and 43, 400 high-tech enterprises.

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Making Life Better: Entrepreneurs and Biomechanical and Assistive Technologies

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 -- Making Life Better: Entrepreneurs and Biomechanical and Assistive Technologies. Transformative technology  assistive technology - transforms lives of individuals with disabilities, enhancing both the quality and longevity of life. Assistive technology companies can both do good and do well. Assistive technology enables individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.

SPONSOR MESSAGE: Tap Into Southern California's High Tech Economy with socalTECH

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Handful of Southern California Investors In Top Twitter Investor List

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A list issued Thursday by Twitter analytics firm PeekAnalytics identifies the top, influential high tech investors based on their key Twitter metrics, and--perhaps unsurprisingly--only a small number of local investors show up on the list.

White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire

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The White House has named Los Angeles as one of 21 communities around the nation which are part of a new technology job and training effort called TechHire , the administration announced Monday. According to President Obama, the new initiative will help to provide a "pathway to the middle class" for workers, by helping to train them to meet the needs for well paying technology jobs.

Unusual Perk For SoCal Technology Firm: Unlimited, Paid Vacation

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In what might be one of the more unusual perks for a Southern California high tech company, LRN , a developer of enterprise compliance and ethics software, has an unlimited, paid vacation policy. The firm's policy recently came to light in a WSJ article.

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The 8th Annual Long Beach Soundwalk! | Art Mediums From Random Materials to High Tech

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The result for Soundwalk was a very organic-tech experience, with instruments and normal objects as the base supplemented by midi controllers, sound modulators, phase shifters, and digital reverberators of all kinds. What is sound art?

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. irvine university california medical school education technology lifescience health surgery

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President Obama To Visit Cross Campus Today

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In a sign of how far and wide the growth of Southern California''s high tech industry has traveled, it appears that President Barack Obama will be speaking at Santa Monica''s Cross Campus on Thursday--in the heart of Silicon Beach.

JumpStartFund Takes On Crowdfunding, Advice For Research Startups

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According to Ahlborn, the idea is to harness the power of the crowd to refine anything from someone''s bright idea, to technology licensed from universities, and allow the crowd to benefit as those ideas and technology become real companies. JumpStartFund comes out of the Girvan Institute of Technology, a Los Angeles startup incubator and accelerators for early-stage high-tech companies.

Politics, Technology Collide Over LAX Wi-Fi Deal

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Another collision between the long history of political deals in Los Angeles, and the city's growing high tech industry surfaced this week, after the Los Angeles City Council decided to halt a contract to provide free Wi-Fi in LAX to a Florida firm, in an uncompetitive process.

Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes

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Silicon Beach--the self-appointed name that has been used to describe many parts of Southern California''s tech community, but which has seemed to have centered itself over Santa Monica and surrounding towns--has no shortage of events and conferences.

Doing “Defense the Silicon Valley Way” Pays for Daylight Solutions

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Startups that develop advanced military technologies often never come to light. The company has advanced its specialized solid-state laser technology for customers in both the defense industry and commercial sector. Paul Larson, who co-founded Daylight Solutions with CEO Tim Day in 2005, said they followed a path that was very different from a classic defense contractor, but not too different from a typical high-tech startup. “We

Two Bit Circus Gets $6.5M To Take STEAM Carnival National

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The company--best known for its production of the STEAM Carnival, an carnival-themed event which features high tech games but provides science and technology learning opportunities for kids--said the new funding will be used to expand STEAM Carnival into a national brand. Los Angeles-based Two Bit Circus , the producer of STEM-related, experiential entertainment led by Brent Bushnell, has raised $6.5M in a Series A funding.

Four SoCal Startups That Thrived Despite--or Because Of--Economic Downturns

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There has been a lot of worry recently in the high tech industry and from venture investors about "headwinds" in the technology market, particularly with valuations of "unicorn" companies dropping, investors shying away from investing in rounds, and even employees looking for safer jobs.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

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Lita Nelsen has seen it up close—and played a part in its evolution—from her studies there in the 1960s, to her business-school fellowship in the late 1970s, to her 30 years working in MIT’s Technology Licensing Office. She spent the last 23 of those years directing the office, along the way becoming a pillar at MIT and in the tech transfer community nationwide. [ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ].

io/LA Shuts Down

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Hollywood-based io/LA , the high tech and creative incubator and coworking space, has shut down, the first loss of one of Southern California's new crop of high tech gathering spaces. io/LA was best known for being co-founded by former Myspace Chief Technology Officer Aber Whitcomb; the space was hoping to bring together both the technology and entertainment industry in its space.