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.

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. . ” Recent Funding Robotics Startups TC Elementary Robotics 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

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. For instance, Austin’s Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority uses the Via platform to power the city’s Pickup service.

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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 !

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.

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.

Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles

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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.

Fika Ventures raises $76M to fund the growing LA tech ecosystem

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The Los Angeles ecosystem is $76 million stronger today as Fika Ventures , a seed-stage venture capital firm, announces its sophomore investment fund.

Startups Weekly: VCs are drunk on beverage startups

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Liquid Death has attracted nearly $2 million in funding from angel investors like Away co-founder Jen Rubio and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Shopify quietly acquires Handshake, an e-commerce platform for B2B wholesale purchasing .

Shift Technologies Targets Los Angeles With Car Buying Service

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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.

Delane Parnell’s plan to conquer amateur esports

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Los Angeles-based PlayVS (pronounced “play versus”) wants to become the dominant platform for amateur esports, starting at the high school level. Most of the buzz about esports focuses on high-profile professional teams and audiences watching live streams of those professionals.

Rumpus, the collaborative toolkit from Oblong Industries, is now available on Webex

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In a previous life, John Underkoffler spent his days in Los Angeles dreaming up all of the possible ways men and machines would interact as a science adviser on films like Minority Report.

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 https://dev.twitter.com/form/los-angeles-dev-teatime.

Freeletics raises $45M for its AI-powered mobile fitness coach

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market with the help of several Los Angeles-based investors. The company also plans to add a Netflix-style training platform, where “unlimited relevant training plans” will be available to paying users, as well as nutritional guidance to help people stay fit.

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Consolidation is coming to gaming, and Jam City raises $145 million to capitalize on it

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A slew of banks are coming together to back a new roll-up strategy for the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio, Jam City and giving the company $145 million in new funding to carry that out.

FabFitFun raises $80 million for its growing lifestyle brand

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The Los Angeles-based company has steadily expanded its retail and lifestyle empire through subscription boxes, video… and even an augmented reality app.

Snap is channeling Asia’s messaging giants with its move into gaming

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Snap has taken a three-pronged approach: extending its stories feature (and ads) into third-party apps and building out its camera play with an AR platform , but it is the launch of social games that is the most intriguing. Snap is taking a leaf out of the Asian messaging app playbook as its social messaging service enters a new era.

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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Twitter Eyes Developers In Los Angeles

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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?

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

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After five days in Austin for SXSW, I headed to Los Angeles, actually Hawthorne, for Tesla’s Model Y unveiling. In other micromobility news … Micromobility data platform Populus raised some skrillz — $3.1

Get It Delivered With Zipments | Los Angeles Begins Delivery

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We are a logistics platform that enables three things: 1. They are in doing a special LA courier and Info mixer here in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 1. Entrepreneurship Events Interviews Social News Startup Video Website courier Los Angeles Shipments TaskRabbit Zipments

Talk Presents ENGAGE: The LA Digital Storytelling Conference [ LOS ANGELES ]

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Attendees will get to connect with the foremost experts and influencers in a casual, approachable atmosphere, and share perspectives on multi-platform real-time storytelling and branded entertainment. “ENGAGE LA is an in-depth look at how the digital age is evolving and transforming storytelling. We are bringing all the successful elements from our dynamic Talk Forum NYC events to our third ENGAGE LA Forum.

State of Content | Los Angeles

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Producers, Brands, and Advertisers all share unique perspectives about where we are and where we need to go as new forms of content emerge across digital platforms. TALK NYC Heads to SOHO House, Bringing Madison Avenue to West Hollywood on June 13, 2012.

Backed by LG, AmazeVR is hoping to resurrect virtual reality’s consumer dreams

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Propelled by new technologies, new businessmen have been landing in Los Angeles since the invention of the nickelodeon to create a studio that would dominate popular entertainment. For LG, it’s strategically important to get some applications up on its newly launched 5G subscription network back in Korea, and AmazeVR is already rolling up new content for its VR platform.

Massage-on-demand company, Soothe, raises $31 million

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It also relocated from Los Angeles to Las Vegas; named a new chief executive; and announced new geographies where its massage booking platform is now available. .

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HTC Spends Nearly $10M On A 15% Stake In Virtual Reality Platform WEVR

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HTC disclosed that it spent almost $10 million for a 15 percent stake in WEVR, an open VR platform and community based in Los Angeles. Asia Fundings & Exits Gadgets TC taiwan Los Angeles Virtual reality HTC Vive

As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

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Even as Quibi , the short form video platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo , reportedly looks to raise another $1 billion , rival service Fiction Riot continues to steadily build out its pipeline of short form serials.

AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play

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Based in Los Angeles, AppOnboard sees itself as one of a new breed of LA startup that’s steeping itself in the local ecosystem and trying to be one of the cornerstone’s for a new technology hub in the southern California region.

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Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

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This week, both Microsoft and Google made moves to woo Hollywood to their cloud computing platforms in the latest act of the unfolding drama over who will win the multi-billion dollar business of the entertainment industry as it moves to the cloud. in Los Angeles.

Kindbody raises $15M, will open a ‘Fertility Bus’ with mobile testing & assessments

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The New York-based company was founded last year by Gina Bartasi, a fertility industry vet who previously launched Progyny, a fertility benefit solution for employers, and FertilityAuthority.com, an information platform and social network for people struggling with fertility.

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