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.

Los Angeles-based CREXi raises $29 million for its online real estate marketplace

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Los Angeles is one of the most desirable locations for commercial real estate in the United States, so it’s little wonder that there’s something of a boom in investments in technology companies servicing the market coming from the region. The company touts its service as the only technology offering that can take a property from marketing to the close of a sale or lease without having to leave the platform.

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Los Angeles-based Luxury Presence raised $5.4 million for its real estate marketing services

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Real estate is a big business in the sprawling city of Los Angeles, and new technology tools to target the industry continue to attract investor attention. billion, active in the real estate industry in Los Angeles.

Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles

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Shopify , the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los Angeles. TC Apple apple store business Chief Operating Officer e-commerce economy Los Angeles Marketing online shopping Shopify toronto vend

India’s Haptik acqui-hires Los Angeles startup Convrg in international expansion push

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Mumbai-based Haptik, which operates a conversational AI platform , has already won several high profile clients in India. On Tuesday, Haptik announced it has acqui-hired Convrg, a Los Angeles-based startup that develops chatbots, to serve customers in North America. Haptik, which sold majority stake to telecom operator Reliance Jio in a $100 million deal earlier this year, currently offers a chatbot platform.

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.

Elementary Robotics raises cash to expand in Los Angeles’ growing robotics hub

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million in seed funding to begin building a manufacturing facility and expand its presence in Los Angeles as the city continues to grow as a hub for robotics and automation. . Earlier this year, Embodied announced a $22 million round for its personal robotics platform focused on healthcare and wellness, while InVia Robotics collected $20 million for its own take on the robotics industry. ” Recent Funding Robotics Startups TC Elementary Robotics Los Angeles

Tim Draper’s Los Angeles-based blockchain-focused venture studio adds a venture partner

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The Los Angeles-based venture capital studio focused on blockchain and fintech startups which longtime venture investor Tim Draper now calls home has added a new venture partner to its team. We are excited to have him on board as he brings the grit, deep industry insight, and entrepreneurial spirit we need to build the next generation blockchain hub in Los Angeles and beyond,” said Alon Goren, in a statement.

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Los Angeles-based Open Raven raises $15 million from KPCB for its security tech to secure hybrid clouds

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Open Raven , the Los Angeles-based security startup founded by a team of cybersecurity veterans from CrowdStrike and SourceClear, has closed on $15 million in new financing only four months after emerging from stealth and in the middle of a pandemic. . Investors’ confidence in Open Raven’s potential stems from the simple fact that a majority of all databases will be accessed from a cloud platform within the next two years , according to data from Gartner Inc.

Los Angeles is using ride-hailing startup Via to shuttle people to public transit

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Los Angeles is partnering with on-demand shuttle-based service Via as part of a pilot program that will give people rides to three busy public transit stations. Cities like Los Angeles are looking for ways to bring to public transit the dynamic, on-demand features that make ride-hailing popular. The company also partners with cities and transportation authorities, giving clients access to their platform to deploy their own shuttles.

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For


Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of unique startups that are solving the problems of the world. This is evident from the fact that they are owned and run by EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award finalists in the Greater Los Angeles area. Factual is a location platform that enables personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences by enriching mobile location signals.

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

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PodcastOne , the celebrity podcasting network from the founder of radio powerhouse WestwoodOne, is launching a free hosting platform for podcasters. The company is also billing itself as a discovery platform, offering free promotion for the services various podcasts across its own network of popular podcasting talent. TC Apple digital audio digital media founder Los Angeles podcast Podcasting Spotify world wide web

Former Snap employees are launching Forge Platform for Ethereum devs

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Now the three men are finally ready to take the covers off of the labor of love they’ve been working on and launch Forge Platform , a new toolkit for distributed applications. “We wanted to pick a platform where the majority of developers are,” says Lorenz of the decision to work with Ethereum. ” TC blockchains computing cryptocurrencies ethereum Go james borow Los Angeles programming languages smart contract upfront ventures

Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform

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“Last year we announced the results of our state wide demonstration project in California where we mapped the Bay Area, the Central Valley, Los Angeles.

Tumblr Expands In Los Angeles


Online photo blogging platform Tumblr is the latest, hot Internet startup to set up shot in Los Angeles, saying that it has opened up its first, official West Coast office in the city. The firm said Thursday that the primary function of its office will be sales and outreach, and that it initially has seve, full time employees in Los Angeles. publisher publishing employment jobs tech high expansion blogging angeles tumblr

Los Angeles-based Talespin nabs $15 million for its extended reality-based workforce training tools

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That’s what the Los Angeles-based extended reality technology developer Talespin did — and it just raised $15 million to grow its business. . “ Talespin ‘s immersive platform has transformed employee learning and proven to be an impactful addition to our training programs. TC animation articles augmented reality chief financial officer Cornerstone Education HTC Los Angeles ondemand social networking Virtual reality Workplace

Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles


New York-based mobile ad platform developer Jun Group is expanding in both Orange County and Los Angeles, saying it is looking to tap into a hotbed of engineering talent in Orange County. The company also said it has bolstered its Los Angeles office with a new Account Executive, Michelle Dermer.

GroundLink Car Service Platform Tackles Its Biggest Obstacle Yet: Los Angeles Traffic

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Startups TC groundlink charles fraas Los AngelesYou’ve heard of GroundLink before. They offer ground transportation with up-front before-you-ride pricing throughout the U.S., and like Uber, you can book everything from your phone. The service basically puts all the control in the hands of the customer. You can book a reservation way in advance, or on-demand if you’re in NYC. Plus, you can choose what type of car you want,… Read More.

Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way

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“Underlying it all is a data platform that allows these companies to make use of insights to improve their designs as well as their manufacturing processes.”

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Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase


It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to a bevy of celebrities. startups wanting to get recognized, Tech.Co’s Startup Showcase in Los Angeles on July 26th is the perfect opportunity. Sign up today for the Los Angeles event and bring your team. studio and platform for badass female entertainment, its creators and fans. Make sure to keep up with all the tech news happening in Los Angeles through our newsletter !

Sneaker culture staple GOAT hits $1.75 billion valuation on new $100 million round

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It’s a big number, and a big day, for the Los Angeles-based startup. GOAT now counts retailers like Alexander McQueen, Nike, and others among the brands that sell their wares directly on the platform. In this case, money, it really is the shoes.

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

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Google, of course, is interested in bringing these workloads to its cloud and it has made a concerted effort to bring the Hollywood studios to its Cloud Platform. That includes the launch of its Los Angeles cloud region last year, as well as its acquisition of the Zync cloud renderer back in 2014. Cloud Developer cloud computing cloud platform computer graphics Google Los Angeles sony pictures entertainment special effects Zync

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Shift Technologies Targets Los Angeles With Car Buying Service


Shift Technologies , a venture backed startup which has received funding from DFJ, Highland Capital, and others, is extending its efforts into Los Angeles, after launching in San Francisco. Shift's technology platform lets users both buy and sell cars, handling those cars using an "on-demand" model -- letting prospective buyers request an on-demand test drive wherever they are, and helping sellers by selling their cars for them.

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

Los Angeles Twitter Dev Teatime

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 -- Los Angeles Twitter Dev Teatime. An to give developers, product managers and entrepreneurs from around the Los Angeles area a better understanding of Twitters application programming interface (API) and overall platform. See

Snap accelerator names its latest cohort

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Mogul Millennial — this Dallas-based company is a digital media platform for black entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Nuggetverse — Los Angeles-based Nuggetverse is creating a children’s media business based on its marquee character, Tubby Nugget.

Snap’s Yellow accelerator debuts its third batch of investments

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The 10 startups in Yellow’s third batch include: Brightly : a media platform and community that promotes ethical and sustainable brands. Stipop : a rich cross-platform chat sticker API. making their way to Los Angeles. This morning, Snap joined a host of startup accelerators shifting its demo day online amid the COVID-19 quarantine.

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Twitter Eyes Developers In Los Angeles


In Twitter's case, at least for Thursday, that's Los Angeles. Twitter is looking to spur interest in its platform from developers, by holding an event Thursday in Los Angeles aimed at techies, part of a worldwide tour by the firm to promote development on its platform. twitter developers angeles messaging event launchpadlaIf you are Twitter , the popular messaging service, where do you go to find startups you might want to work with?

Google Cloud opens its Las Vegas region

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with Las Vegas complementing Google Cloud’s existing data centers in Los Angeles, Calif.; “First the ability to securely, consistently and immediately enable and disable game development platforms; and second, our ability to expand and contract our infrastructure based on demand. Cloud california cloud computing cloud infrastructure Google google cloud platform Las Vegas Los Angeles Nevada oregon Salt Lake City United States utah

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Hyundai taps EV startup Canoo to develop electric vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Group said it will jointly develop an electric vehicle platform with Los Angeles-based startup Canoo, the latest startup tapped by the automaker as part of an $87 billion push to invest in electrification and other future technologies.

The Station: Via hits $2.25B valuation, letters from readers, layoffs in a time of COVID-19

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As part of the program, up to 30-minute rides will be free for members of critical workforces through April 30 in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, the Washington D.C.

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. ” Los Angeles-based Brud is by far the most established of this new breed in the U.S. (at ” At Toonstar , co-founders John Attanasio and Luisa Huang went from developing a platform to developing a studio.

LA-based Replicated adds former GitLab head of product as its chief product officer

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Replicated , the Los Angeles-based company pitching monitoring and management services for Kubernetes-based applications, has managed to bring on the former head of product of the $2.75

Imran Khan’s Verishop adds Verified Shops, a way for emerging brands to set up shop in its digital mall

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Verishop , the Los Angeles online retailer founded by former Snap executive Imran Khan, launched a little over a year ago to change the way people shop online. “[Now] we’re launching ‘Verified Shop’ where any DTC brands can sell on our platform.

Uber CEO says service faces temporary shutdown in California over worker reclassification ruling

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with city attorneys from Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, brought the lawsuit against Uber and Lyft to force the companies to comply with AB 5. ” Automotive Transportation attorney general california ceo Dara Khosrowshahi Judge Los Angeles Lyft rides san diego San Francisco Uber

Los Angeles Technology Connector – Kurt Daradics


and report them to city hall for quick resolution; an opportunity for government to use technology to save money and improve accountability to those they govern; and a positive, collaborative platform for real action. What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to? Besides Tony Karrer for technology, who are some of your go to people in Los Angeles?

Google Cloud’s LA region goes online

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Google Cloud’s new region in Los Angeles is now online, the company announced today.

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Pragma is a back-end toolkit for gaming companies, so game developers can focus on games

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These days, most of the games developed need to be social, multi-platform and extensible, but there are only a few developers with the expertise to bring those toolsets to the profusion of new games that crop up every year. This broken system has lasted for so long because creating a reusable, platform-agnostic backend is not just extremely complex but rarely prioritized compared to the game.” .

As fashion has its metaverse moment, one app looks to bridge real and virtual worlds for sneakerheads

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His plans for the company’s launch, along with his own planned relocation to Los Angeles, had changed dramatically since travel was put on hold and nations entered lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19. Fashion is having its moment in the metaverse.

GM exits car-sharing business and shuts down Maven

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Maven continued to operate in Detroit, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. For instance, the company launched in 2017 Maven Reserve in Los Angeles and San Francisco to allow customers to rent its GM-branded vehicles for a month at a time.

With partnerships at major children’s hospitals, Manatee seeks clinical validation of its CBT-based app

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” Now the graduate from Techstars Los Angeles has $1.5 Beginning with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles , Manatee has started a trial with ten clinicians and fifty families to evaluate the commercial use case for Dipayana’s service.

DataScience Debuts New Data Analysis Platform


Los Angeles-based DataScience , the data analytics software developer led by Ian Swanson, has rolled out its data analysis platform, the DataScience Cloud. DataScience said its platform supports connect any time of data source to data sciences sources, including databases, distributed filesystems, software-as-a-services; includes visualization tools and data browsers; connections to an API; and more. datascience data analysis software platform tools

Ownzones Launches Media Management Platform


Los Angeles-based OWNZONES Media Network , a provider of technology for the motion pictures, television, and digital content market, said on Monday that it has launched a new product for delivering content over "over the top" (OTT) market. The company said its new product, Zypline, helps media owners deliver video to OTT platforms, automating and simplifying the process of distributing content to Roku, Hulu, Verizon, Comcast, LeEco and other OTT platforms.