SpaceX to build its massive BFR in Los Angeles

TechCrunch LA

The mayor of Los Angeles confirmed earlier reports that SpaceX will build its largest rocket, the BFR, at the Port of Los Angeles. The company intends to build a manufacturing facility on an 18-acre site at Berth 240 and use waterways to transport the massive rocket.

Verizon names Los Angeles as the second of four cities to receive 5G rollout before 2019

TechCrunch LA

My boss’ boss’ boss was on CNBC this morning touting Verizon ‘s new 5G services and naming Los Angeles as the second city in America to be treated to a commercial rollout of the new networking technology. TC 5g Los Angeles Verizon

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. Read more about the Los Angeles startup ecosystem here on Tech.Co .

Dreaming of Mars, the startup Relativity Space gets its first launch site on Earth

TechCrunch LA

That’s the goal Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone set for themselves when they founded Los Angeles-based Relativity Space in 2015. From the site, Relativity will be able to launch its first designed rocket, the Terran 1, which is the only fully 3D-printed rocket in the world.

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AmazonLocal Launches In Los Angeles


AmazonLocal , the daily deals site run by, has quietly launched in the Los Angeles area, as the firm starts a national expansion of its daily deals effort. Both sites compete directly against Groupon.

Indeed Targets Tech Talent In Los Angeles


Online job search site Indeed is taking aim at Southern California's high tech market, with the launch of its Indeed Prime in the market. Indeed said it specifically launched the service in Los Angeles due to the high demand for techical professionals in the market. According to Indeed, the service--specifically targeted at technology talent--will give employers access to a "curated pool" of people, based on coding skills, educaiton, and work experience.

Los Angeles Web Developer


He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles. Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles. My flippant comment was, “If you do a Google search for Los Angeles web developer, you’ll find a LOT of people and firms.” Web development refers to the design and creation of the database, code, and dynamic elements of the site.

Microsoft Opens Xbox Studio In Los Angeles


Los Angeles has benefited enormously from the move by technology giants into the business of financing and creating content for online video; those efforts include a big effort by Amazon, via Amazon Studios, to develop and find content for Amazon Prime Video; an entire studio, YouTube Space LA being run by YouTube to help create content for the video sharing site; not to mention countless startups developing online content from a number of online video streaming services.

MGID Moves Headquarters To Los Angeles


headquarters to Los Angeles, to be closer to its sports, entertainment and lifestyle clients. The native advertising company--which helps place native ads on publisher web sites--was previously headquartered in New York. mgid native advertising publisher angeles jobs employment MGID , a provider of native advertising services and technology, said Tuesday that it is moving its U.S.

Startups in the Sky! [ LOS ANGELES ]


Additional Information: Validated on-site parking available for first 50 attendees to arrive. Did you hear?! By attending Startups in the Sky on Thursday, May 19 from 6 – 9 p.m., you better believe you’ll get a glimpse into the future of transportation. You will also mingle with hundreds of other entrepreneurs and movers and shakers that are full of future-focused inspiration, just like you. See you there. Startup Expo + Mixer + Snacks + Live Music | 6 – 9 p.m.

Los Angeles Real Estate Agents Throw Wrench Into Online Real Estate


The MLS apparently delayed the access to drive more traffic to local real estate brokers, instead of sites like Zillow and Trulia. Image: listings on sites like Zillow in Los Angeles are now being delayed 48 hours due to a local MLS.

HuffingtonPost Abandons Los Angeles Video Streaming Effort, Says Report


The Huffington Post is abandoning its video effort, HuffPo Live , in Los Angeles, according to a report today, and is laying off around 20 staffers from its office here. HuffPo Live was launched about a year to, to provide live-streaming, video coverage to the Huffington Post site.

SpaceX Set To Hire Up To 700, Work On Mars Rocket In Port of Los Angeles


Hawthorne-based SpaceX hope to hire another 700 employees in Los Angeles, at a new site at the Port of Los Angeles, to work on its Mars rocket, according to officials in Los Angeles on Monday. According to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the City of Los Angeles is looking to lease 19 acres to SpaceX at the port for a manufacturing site, for its "BFR" rocket--which Elon Musk would like to use to transport humans to Mars.

IMDb Launches Its Own Weekly Show Out Of Los Angeles


Online movie information site IMDb --which is owned by Thursday that it is launching its very own, weekly show, which will be produced and filmed in Studio City. According to IMDb, the show will debut each Thursday on its website, its mobile apps, and social channels, and feature filmmaker and podcaster Kevin Smith, Tim Kash, and Kerri Doherty. IMDb said the new series will provide a "unique perspective on the week in entertainment".

How to watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model Y

TechCrunch LA

Tesla is scheduled to reveal the Model Y — the next electric vehicle in the electric automaker’s lineup — tonight at an event in Los Angeles after, not months, but years of teasers and hints from CEO Elon Musk.

Los Angeles Mobile Hack Days

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, September 18, 2011 -- Los Angeles Mobile Hack Days. We will vote on a winner and they will be featured on the MobileHackDays LA Web site. Finalization day. This is the day you will wrap up any loose ends with your code, and prepare a 5 minute demo with 5 minutes of Q+A in the evening. See [link] (more

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

TechCrunch LA

Sprig and Spoonrocket are now defunct, and Munchery had to pull back from markets in Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle as it fights for survival. If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own.

Los Angeles Ranks Among Top AngelList Cities


The Los Angeles area ranks among the top markets for activity on the angel investment service AngelList , according to new statistics released by the service Monday. According to AngelList, Los Angeles was third in the list of top five locations with activity on the service. That list included Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Chicago. AngelList helps broker individual angel investments in startups.

Hertz Aims At Uber, Lyft Drivers In Los Angeles


Rental car giant Hertz is aiming at Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles, with a new program which will provide low, set rates for its automobiles to those drivers working for either one or both of the services. According to Hertz, the two, separate deals with Uber and Lyft provide the ability for the two to offer up its vehicles as a set rate, for vehicles rented from specified off-airport Hertz locations that give on-site support.

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

TechCrunch LA

Los Angeles-based Brud is by far the most established of this new breed in the U.S. (at Those kinds of numbers are music to the ears, of Dylan Flinn, a former agent at the Los Angeles powerhouse Creative Artists Agency, who left to start his own company.

Wilcon Plans to Wire Downtown Los Angeles to Aid Increased Cell Demand

L.A. Business Journal

To serve growing bandwidth demand from wireless phone companies, telecommunications firm Wilcon announced plans to expand and then connect its fiber-optic network to hundreds of small cellular sites in downtown Los Angeles

Events and Networking in Los Angeles


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, February 23, 2007 Events and Networking in Los Angeles One of the issues I discussed in Innovation and Geography was that the geography and traffic in Los Angeles generally makes it more difficult for networking. ► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles.

The dinner that destroyed Gawker

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Peter Thiel’s vague idea to do something about Gawker, the site that had outed him as gay in 2007, was concretized into conspiracy on April 6, 2011. This is an excerpt from Ryan Holiday’s new book Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, available now.

City of Los Angeles Ties Into High Speed, Internet Research Backbone


CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California) runs the California Research and Education Network (CalREN) , which connects such institutions as Caltech, UCLA, USC, Cal State LA, and the Los Angeles Community Colleges, as well as K-20 students and educators.

Lime is building its first scooter ‘lifestyle brand store’ in LA

TechCrunch LA

How can Lime differentiate its scooters and bikes from the piles of Birds and Spins filling Los Angeles sidewalks? Glassdoor shows that the store manager job was posted more than 30 days ago, and the site estimates the potential salary at $41,000 to $74,000.

BuzzFeed Partners With CNN, Sets Up Studio In Los Angeles


Online viral news and media site BuzzFeed is further expanding its operations in the Los Angeles area, and has set up a "social studio" in Los Angeles to help "influencers, thinkers and celebrities" to create videos for the social web.

ChaCha Aims At Los Angeles Office With New Funding


ChaCha , which operates an online, human-powered questions and answer site, said today that it is planning a new office in Los Angeles, after scoring $14.0M The firm's interactive question and answer site revolves around letting users ask anything they want and getting answers from real people. chacha venture capital question answer realtime qualcomm vantagepoint angeles office

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List


I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point.

Moviepilot Gets $7M, Sets Up Shop In Los Angeles


As part of the funding, Moviepilot is setting up an office in Los Angeles, and has moved its CEO, Tobi Bauckhage, to LA. Moviepilot's web site helps studios engage with the early fan base for movies, well before the theatrical release of those films. The company said it now has over 50 people split between its Berlin and London offices, and is actively hiring in Los Angeles.

Brand Affinity Technologies Ties With Los Angeles Angels


Irvine-based Brand Affinity Technologies announced last week that it is in a partnership with the Los Angeles Angels. According to Brand Affinity Technologies, it will provide a "fan photography service" for the angels and fans. Brand Affinity Technologies says the deal involves placing its photographers on-site to capture photos of attendees, and allowing those attendees to view, download, and share photos of themselves after the game from a website.

Get It Delivered With Zipments | Los Angeles Begins Delivery

Tech Zulu Event

Her desire for flexible work got Garrick thinking – wouldn’t it be great for her to have a site to go on each day to look for jobs in her area to do in her spare time? They are in doing a special LA courier and Info mixer here in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 1.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

Tech Zulu Event

BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Technorati and AdAge rank his site as one of the world’s Top 10 business blogs. Tim Street – Topping Mashable’s list of Social Media VIPs in Los Angeles Tim Street is a Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, New Media Consultant and Web Video Branded Entertainment Pioneer. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu.

Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches TechCypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals

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With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis , Clifford Harris Jr., The strategy has evolved since Geder and Harris made their first investment twelve years ago into a company called, a site that allowed fans to go online and share opinions about street culture. who’s better known as “T.I.”, ”, has launched a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. And you know, one of the communities that has some super remarkable entrepreneurs that doesn’t get enough credit is Los Angeles. The site has since grown to nearly 7.5

Tesla To Launch Model M3 In Los Angeles On March 31st


Tesla Motors is getting set to launch its newest model--the mass market, Model 3--at an event on March 31st in Los Angeles, in what is expected to be watershed moment for the electric car company. Tesla has reportedly been inviting Tesla owners and the press to the launch event, which Tesla will also be webcasting live from its web site.