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.

SpaceX to build its massive BFR in Los Angeles

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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.

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

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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

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.

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. 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

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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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Los Angeles Web Developer

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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.

Indeed Targets Tech Talent In Los Angeles

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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.

Uber Plans Flying Taxis In Los Angeles By 2020

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On-demand ridesharing service Uber hopes to bring flying taxis to Los Angeles by 2020, the company said this morning, and has just signed a contract with the U.S. According to Uber, Los Angeles will be the second test market for its ultra-high speed, 200-mile-per-hour flying taxi service, which would tap vertical-take-off-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft developed by other companies. uber flying taxi nasa angeles vtol transportation ridesharing

Microsoft Opens Xbox Studio In Los Angeles

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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

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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.

Los Angeles Real Estate Agents Throw Wrench Into Online Real Estate

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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.

Startups in the Sky! [ LOS ANGELES ]

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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.

HuffingtonPost Abandons Los Angeles Video Streaming Effort, Says Report

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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.

Los Angeles Mobile Hack Days

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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

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 plan for 2021 is to launch in Los Angeles and have another eight cities account for the company’s U.S.

IMDb Launches Its Own Weekly Show Out Of Los Angeles

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Online movie information site IMDb --which is owned by Amazon.com--said 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".

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

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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.

Los Angeles Ranks Among Top AngelList Cities

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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.

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.

Hertz Aims At Uber, Lyft Drivers In Los Angeles

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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.

Max Q: SpaceX gets ready for first human flight

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The spacecraft that SpaceX will use to fly astronauts for the first time is now in Florida, at its launch site for final preparations before it takes off. Our very own dedicated space event is coming up on June 25 in Los Angeles, and you can get your tickets now.

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

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That site focuses on connecting people with similar musical tastes. The initial work was done out of Los Angeles, but after a year Fox moved the company down to Austin and rebuilt the app from the ground up to focus more on the user experience.

The future of car ownership: Cars-as-a-service

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” Citing a Bloomberg report, the site explains automakers may have had the worst first half for new-vehicle retail sales since 2013. Car shoppers now have several new options to avoid long-term debt and commitments.

Heliogen’s new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing

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Last Monday a group of millionaires and billionaires took a trip to an industrial site in Lancaster, Calif. to witness the achievement of what could represent a giant leap forward in the effort to decarbonize some of the world’s most carbon intensive industries.

Events and Networking in Los Angeles

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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.

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

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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

Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $140 million for its 3-D printed rockets

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Relativity’s launch, manufacturing and test facilities are spread among Cape Canaveral, NASA’s Stennis Space Center and the company’s Los Angeles headquarters. The company expects to secure a polar and Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) capable launch site by the end of 2019.

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

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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.

SpaceX reportedly looking to build Starship rockets at Port of LA

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and then transports those in sections over land, but Starship and Super Heavy will be considerably larger and will likely require transportation by water to reach SpaceX’s launch sites.

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BuzzFeed Partners With CNN, Sets Up Studio In Los Angeles

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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.

TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack

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” Workers at one Los Angeles-based health startup that manages its employee benefits through TriNet all got the email at the same time. We looked at the domain name records, the site’s source code, and even the webpage hashes,” he said.

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Men’s personal care startup Huron raises $1M

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“For us, the broader mission is A+ personal care for guys everywhere — not just guys in New York or guys in the Bay Area or guys in Los Angeles,” he said. eCommerce Funding Recent Funding Startups bloomingdales Bonobos ceo cologne economy finance Huron Los Angeles Luxe Matt Mullenax men's grooming money Neiman Marcus New York nordstrom Seed money Startup companyHuron founder and CEO Matt Mullenax is hoping to build a big business around body wash.

Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other users

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The apparent security lapse happened late-Friday before the app went offline “due to site maintenance” a few hours later. “I could see the car was in Los Angeles, where he had been, and he was in fact there,” he added.

ChaCha Aims At Los Angeles Office With New Funding

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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