Google Cloud will launch its Los Angeles region in July

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It’s no secret that Google has long planned to open a cloud region in Los Angeles. But as Google announced today , the new Los Angeles cloud region will go live in July, making it the company’s fifth region in the U.S.

In Los Angeles, the Women’s March embraces technology to organize and inspire

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The roughly 300,000 marchers that filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the third annual Women’s March received more than just an opportunity to hear from some of the state’s high powered politicians, they were also part of a new experiment from local March organizers in bringing technology into the movement. “Any movement encompasses art,” says Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation executive director Emiliana Guereca.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Win the World Series Social Media Battle

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Last night, the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off against the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series. However, there is another battle raging between the two teams that you’re likely a little more involved in: social media.

AWS Opens New Los Angeles Zone

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing service of Amazon, has launched anew Los Angeles zone, which will give local customers and companies much faster access to the AWS cloud. According to AWS, the new zone will provide very low latency (single-digit millisecond) access to application access from Los Angeles and other locations in Southern California. amazon services cloud angeles media processing data

BitAngels Los Angeles March Event

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Friday, March 29, 2019 -- BitAngels Los Angeles. The brainchild of industry leader Michael Terpin, BitAngels launched in 2013 as the world's first angel network for digital currency startups. The BitAngels Los Angeles is hosted at Phase Two, a coworking space for entrepreneurs and creators in tech, media, and entertainment.

Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

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Two new cities are exploring Fiber with Google and they are Chicago and Los Angeles. Gadgets Media Google google fiber Internet chicago Los AngelesYou know the drill.

Ideas Los Angeles

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- IDEAS Los Angeles. 2 Days 2 Tracks focused on the future of Digital Technology and Content Creation: Media and Entertainment and Health and Lifestyle. IDEAS – a spark of soul, a measure of brilliance, an act of creation. Ideas are the inspiration, and the ignition, of human endeavor. IDEAS LA aims to capture the essence of our collective ingenuity in a fun and interactive setting.

Ideas Los Angeles

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 -- IDEAS Los Angeles. 2 Days 2 Tracks focused on the future of Digital Technology and Content Creation: Media and Entertainment and Health and Lifestyle. IDEAS – a spark of soul, a measure of brilliance, an act of creation. Ideas are the inspiration, and the ignition, of human endeavor. IDEAS LA aims to capture the essence of our collective ingenuity in a fun and interactive setting.

story.tech Los Angeles Presented By ViralGains [ LOS ANGELES ]

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Whether you’re a media planner, CMO, strategist, or content marketer, you’ll walk away energized from a story.tech event. We’re experiencing a remarkable shift in video right now. It’s a departure from vanity metrics and irrelevant, general content that fails to create authentic connections with consumers.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

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When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. While the initiative is still new and growing, it’s a symbol of why Los Angeles’s startup scene is poised for long-term, sustainable growth. Money: In 2014, Los Angeles startups received more than $3 billion in funding.

Engadget Live [ LOS ANGELES ]

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If you’re a member of the media and you’re interested in attending the press preview hour from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, email live@engadget.com and we’ll send you the details. Unlike all the tradeshows and press-only events that don’t let consumers attend, Engadget Live is designed specifically to bring gadget lovers and tech brands together. As always, we’ll have a bunch of great companies with us at the event ready to show you their newest products and hear what you think.

Snap accelerator names its latest cohort

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based media company angling to be the conscious consumer’s answer to Refinery29. Mogul Millennial — this Dallas-based company is a digital media platform for black entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.

Los Angeles Social Media Starters

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I find myself speaking at various venues in Los Angeles to tell people (most often service providers) about how I've used social media and particularly my blogs, LinkedIn, twitter and topic hubs as part of my own services business. I'd especially like to find people in Los Angeles. I'm hoping you can help me figure out who I should be connecting with on this.

Lee Schneider: How Los Angeles Became A Startup Town

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Lee Schneider is the author of a new book, Chronicle of a Startup Town: Los Angeles , which delves into the people and reasons on why Los Angeles has become one of the epicenters of the startup and technology industry.

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

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Now, Thrive Global is adding a tech tool to its arsenal of cognitive behavioral therapies with the acquisition of the Los Angeles-based startup, Boundless Mind.

Greycroft Bolsters Los Angeles Team

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In what can only be good news for local startups, venture capital investment firm Greycroft Partners said this morning that it has named Mark Terbeek as a new Partner in its Los Angeles office. According to Greycroft, Terbeek will focus on the digital media sector with an emphasis on online video.

Solve, the startup creating an interactive “Law & Order” for social media, raises $20 million

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Mining that same well of a demand for whodunnits, a roughly one-year-old Los Angeles-based startup called Solve has raised $20 million in financing to update the genre for a new generation of media consumers. Its eponymously titled social media programming, available on Instagram and Snap, has managed to nab roughly 30 million interactions over the year-and-a-half that it distributed its productions.

Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other

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Earbuds , a new startup from Austin founded by former Detroit Lions lineman Jason Fox, wants to bring the power of social media to your eardrums. On social media, players would take screenshots of their playlists and post them to platforms like Twitter or Instagram, Fox said.

Social Media Breakfast Los Angeles

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 -- Social Media Breakfast Los Angeles. The Topic: Public or Private? We've all had this dilemma when deciding whether or not our business contacts should see all of the photos from our extravagant night out in Hollywood. But are you blocking too much information from your business contacts so that you appear impersonal? Peg Samuel is the Social Diva and the queen of networking.

Warner Launches Startup Accelerator In Los Angeles

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its Media Camp accelerator program wil lbe launching in Los Angeles, to help early stage companies create "disruptive innovations" in entertainment. It looks like there's a new startup accelerator in town today: MediaCamp , an entertainment-focused startup acceleration program backed by Turner Broadcasting, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. According to Warner Bros.,

Looking to new products, Bev adds strategic investors and redoubles focus on women entrepreneurs

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Looking for fellow travelers to join in on its mission to transform the beverage business, the Los Angeles-based startup Bev has taken on fresh capital from a slew of strategic investors. . TC bumble core humans live-nation Los Angeles media platform partner Sophia Amoruso

LA-based gaming company, Scopely, expands in Spain and Ireland

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The Los Angeles-based gaming company, Scopely is expanding its geographical footprint in Spain and Ireland. The company also plans to double its footprint in its hometown of Los Angeles in 2020.

Ross Levinsohn Named CEO, Publisher At Los Angeles Times

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and his work at Fox Interactive Media, has been appointed CEO and Publisher of the Los Angeles Times , according to the LA Times' parent company, tronc. According to tronc Levinsohn will oversee the Los Angeles Times' operations, and look to expand its journalistic endeavors, product and content initiatives, global footprint and business and revenue opportunities. ross levinsohn angeles times publishing tronc publisher

PodcastOne is launching LaunchpadDM, a free hosting platform for independent podcasters

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TC Apple digital audio digital media founder Los Angeles podcast Podcasting Spotify world wide webPodcastOne , the celebrity podcasting network from the founder of radio powerhouse WestwoodOne, is launching a free hosting platform for podcasters.

MuckerLab Takes TechStars Incubation To Los Angeles

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A new, technology startup accelerator modeled after the TechStars venture incubator in Boulder said today it has launched, and will bring business acceleration to Los Angeles. muckerlab techstars incubator acceleration angeles

With its third fund, Revolution Ventures stays true to its mission

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Most of the venture capital firms covered in TechCrunch and other tech publications compete for a spot on the cap table of the hottest Bay Area, New York or Los Angeles companies of the moment.

Social Media Week Lands in Los Angeles Sept. 24-28

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Social Media Week (SMW) helps organizations connect and share the latest social media findings through social, cultural and economic talks and workshops in major cities worldwide. Monday: Los Angeles – The Social City. Why Los Angeles Is The Next Silicon Valley.

Fifty years of the internet

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When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm Los Angeles evening in October, 1969, little did we suspect that we were at the start of a worldwide revolution. Leonard Kleinrock. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

LA tech industry mourns Kobe Bryant

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The Los Angeles startup community is joining the rest of the world in mourning the death of NBA superstar, entrepreneur and investor Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif.,

Jaunt Finds $65M To Open VR Studio In Los Angeles

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Jaunt , a developer of cinematic, virtual reality hardware and software, said this morning that it has opened up a new, virtual reality studio in Los Angeles, after receiving $65M in a Series C funding. The funding came from Burbank-based The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners--the investment joint venture which involves the CAA's Evolution Media Capital, TPG Growth and Participant Media--and Chine Media Capital (CMC), along with ProSiebenSat.1

Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

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Primarily focused on backing Los Angeles-based technology startups, the new fund has already committed capital to three deals, Heller confirmed. TC Venture Capital 3Rodeo digital media Hulu internet television Los Angeles Noah Heller Vhoto Virtual reality

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MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio

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Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab.

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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A list of the top ten cities for startups was released by USA Today and the National Venture Capital Association today, naming both Los Angeles and San Diego among the best cities for startup companies.

FundingPost Los Angeles VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -- FundingPost Los Angeles VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event. We will be discussing trends in Early-Stage Investing, hot sectors, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

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Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.