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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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. 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.

Tumblr Expands In Los Angeles

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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. publisher publishing employment jobs tech high expansion blogging angeles tumblr

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

China Roundup: Tencent’s new US gaming studio and WeChat’s new paywall

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But TiMi contended that these platforms are not essential to a game’s success. WeChat launched its long-awaited paywall for articles published on its platform .

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Canoo takes the covers off of its debut electric vehicle

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The Los Angeles-based startup Canoo has finally unveiled its first model, the eponymously named canoo. The skateboard platform can also support dual, front, or rear motor configurations the company said. .

Volkswagen’s new all-electric concept wagon could be coming to the U.S. by 2022

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The ID Space Vizzion is the seventh concept that VW has introduced since 2016 that uses its MEB platform, a flexible modular system — really a matrix of common parts — for producing electric vehicles that VW says make it more efficient and cost-effective.

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.

Mobile messaging financial advisory service, Stackin, adds banking features and raises cash

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When Stackin initially pitched itself as part of Techstars Los Angeles accelerator program two years ago, the company was a video platform for financial advice targeting a millennial audience too savvy for traditional advisory services.

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Via is launching an on-demand public transit network in the city of Cupertino

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Via also partners with cities and transportation authorities, giving clients access to their platform to deploy their own shuttles. Austin’s Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority also uses the Via platform to power the city’s Pickup service.

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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?

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.

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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TikTok inks licensing deal with Merlin to use music from independent labels in videos and new Resso streaming service

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It has inked a licensing deal with Merlin , the global agency that represents tens of thousands of independent music labels and hundreds of thousands of artists, for music from those labels to be used legally on the TikTok platform anywhere that the app is available.

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

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On social media, players would take screenshots of their playlists and post them to platforms like Twitter or Instagram, Fox said. “There’s a social platform for everything, but in the days of terrestrial media distribution music has remain isolated,” he says. .

Launching from beta, ProGuides is making money ensuring that gamers never play alone

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When ProGuides pulled the covers off of its service earlier this year, the young Los Angeles-based startup intended to give gamers a way to train with professional and semi-pro esports players from around the world.

Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers

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Doctours , a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries.

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Podcorn Launches Podcast Advertising Platform

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Los Angeles-based Podcorn , a venture-backed startup offering up native podcast advertising and matching, has launched its platform, saying that its platform will help advertisers discover and run native ads on podcasts. The startup--led by David Kiezkowski and Agnes Kozera, the former founders of Famebit--said it is looking to help the 85 percent of podcasters who are not monetizing their podcasts, through connecting those podcasters to brand partners.

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.

Shell’s first electric vehicle fast charger lands in Singapore

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Greenlots, which based in Los Angeles, was founded in Singapore; and Shell is one of Singapore’s largest foreign investors. Singapore has been promoting the use of electric vehicles, particularly for car-sharing and ride-hailing platforms. Royal Dutch Shell, the energy giant known for its fossil fuel production and hundreds of Shell gas stations, is creeping into the electric vehicle-power business.

Venture capitalists ‘like and subscribe’ to influencers

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Next she took to Instagram, a new social media platform that quickly became the most effective tool in a blogger’s toolkit. I feel this responsibility to my industry to put the best business practices I’ve learned along the way into a platform so I can help other influencers.”.

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.