Lyft Launches Scooter Rentals In Santa Monica

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Lyft just launched its own on-demand, electric powered scooter program in Santa Monica on Tuesday morning, as the on-demand scooter business continues to heat up. Lyft has some stiff competition in Santa Monica--the home of Bird--which already has scooters from Bird and Lime. bird scooter uber santa monica lime ondemand electric smartphone

Uber Launches Scooter Service In Santa Monica

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Uber is joining the rush into the electric scooter market today, and has launched its JUMP scooter service in Santa Monica , letting its Uber users reserve its scooters for a ride across town. The launch in Santa Monica is the very first from Uber into the on-demand scooter market. uber scooter jump bird lime lyft transportation last mile launch santamonica santa monica

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Blackbird Links Santa Monica, Palm Springs

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A new, air travel startup, Blackbird , said today that has launched new service between Santa Monica and Palm Springs, part of a expansion of the startup beyond its Bay Area roots. According to Blackbird, the startup, regional air service offers up flights starting at $124, and hopes to serve such destination which aren't well served by commercial airlines, such as Santa Monica and Palm Springs.

Wander Debuts Wireless, High Speed Networking In Santa Monica

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Los Angeles-based Wander has waded into the high speed, Internet access business, saying on Wednesday that it has launched a new, roughly $25-per-month high speed networking service in Santa Monica. wander wireless high speed networking santa monica wisp internet service startup

BLANKSPACES Returns To Santa Monica's 2nd Street

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BLANKSPACES , one of the original, coworking facilities in Los Angeles, is returning to Santa Monica's 2nd Street, according to CEO Jerome Chang. blankspaces santa monica coworking startup space office temporary

Boost.ai, Backed By $5M, Opens HQ In Santa Monica

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Boost.ai , a European startup which is developing conversational artificial intelligence (AI) software for banks, financial institutions, and other enterprises, said this morning that it has set up shop in Santa Monica, setting up its North American headquarters here as it expands to the US. As part of the move to Santa Monica, Boost.ai boostai startup north america santa monica venture capital

Comcast Ventures Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica

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Comcast Ventures , the venture capital arm of Comcast Corporation , announced this morning that it has opened up an office in Santa Monica, and hired on Dinesh Moorjani as Managing Director in the new office. comcast ventures santa monica executive venture capital investment

Bird Shuts Off Scooters In Santa Monica In Protest

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Santa Monica-based electric scooter company Bird --alongside competitor Lime--shut off all of its scooters in Santa Monica on Tuesday, in protest of a city study which ranked Uber and Lyft higher than Bird and Lime in a ranking of possible services to gain access to the city formally. bird scooter backlash santa monica rules regulations protest lime limebike uber lyft

Amazon Maisel Day Goes Wrong In Santa Monica

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A promotion by Amazon went awry in Santa Monica on Thursday, after the Santa Monica Police had to shut down a promotion at a local Chevron for causing major traffic woes. Santa Monica Police suspend an Amazon Prime promotion offering gas for 30 cents a gallon. content promotion gasoline monica santa amazon maisel

Lime Planning Retail Store In Santa Monica

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In more proof that Santa Monica is, indeed, the center of the on-demand electric scooter battle, Lime , one of the many competitors in the field looks to be setting up a retail store in Santa Monica. In a job listing , lime says it will be setting up a "lifestyle brand store" in Santa Monica, which will show off its electric bicycles and scooters.

ROC Santa Monica Partners With Saatchi Online For Art Exhibit

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Santa Monica-based coworking space ROC Santa Monica , which has become somewhat of a hub for Silicon Beach over the last couple of years, has partnered with online art marketplace Saatchi Online , to feature original artwork at ROC.

Santa Monica-Based Headspace Acquires Alpine.AI

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Santa Monica-based Headspace Inc., a developer of a meditation app used by millions, has acquired Alpine Inc., a developer of artificial intelligence conversation platforms based in San Francisco

Electricitybilling.com Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica

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Australian cloud billing software developer Electricitybilling.com says that it has set up a new office in Santa Monica, to provide West Coast coverage in the United States. According to the cloud software provider, it selected Santa Monica due to the quality of the talent in the region, and the similar culture to Australia. CEO is Morgan Duncan, who will be based in Santa Monica.

Adconian Expands Space In Santa Monica

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Adconian , which operates an Internet advertising network, has moved into new 40,000 square foot offices in Santa Monica, the firm said this week. headquarters in Santa Monica, because of the number of technology firms in Southern California, and in particular, Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Threatens Silicon Beach Growth By Taking Aim At Airport

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In a move which threatens the growing Silicon Beach technology industry, the Santa Monica City Council voted last night to downsize the Santa Monica Airport. silicon beach santa monica airport airline aviation economic growth jobs

VideoAmp Grows In Santa Monica, Adds New VP

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Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , the developer of programmatic video advertising software, says it is expanding in Santa Monica, and has relocated to a new, 6,000 square foot office, plus hired a number of new executives. videoamp santa monica growth programmatic advertising media television streaming video executive

Santa Monica’s DogVacay Purchased by Rival Rover.com

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Santa Monica pet-sitting app-maker DogVacay was purchased Tuesday by Rover.com for an undisclosed sum, according to the companies

TaskUs Plans Move To New Office At Santa Monica Airport

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Santa Monica-based business process outsourcing provider TaskUs , which has been one of Southern California's fastest growing, tech related companies in the last few years, said on Wednesday that it is moving its headquarters to a space at the Santa Monica airport. taskus santa monica airport growth employment jobs outsourcing

At AngelHack Santa Monica, Teams Battle Sleep Deprivation, Nerves

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In Santa Monica, Hackathon first-timers and veterans all gathered at CrossCampus to hack almost 30 products within 24 hours. angelhack santa monica startup demo hackathon

Santa Monica Convicts Man Over Illegal Airbnb Rentals

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The City of Santa Monica has convicted a man who rented out five, short-term vacation rental units on Airbnb, for failing to operate with the proper city permits. According to the Santa Monica City Attorney, Scott Shatford plead "no contest" to a misdemeanor charge of operating his rentals illegally, and has agreed to cease operating in the city--in addition to paying a number of fines and other investigative costs.

SaaS Funding Targets Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. As part of the expansion to Santa Monica, the firm said it has added Ivan Nikkhoo as Venture Partner; Nikkhoo was previously at Siemer and Associates. SaaS Funding's Santa Monica office is led by Charlie Perer. saas funding santa monica debt financing finance venture capital software investment

Santa Monica To Get Silicon Valley Coffee Chain Philz Coffee

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Santa Monica E-sports Company Files $25 Million IPO

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a Santa Monica company that organizes amateur e-sports competitions, filed a $25 million initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission Jan. Super League Gaming Inc.,

Silicon Beach Report May 23: Real Office Centers, Co-Working Tenants Evicted from Santa Monica Office

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Real Office Centers, co-working tenants evicted from Santa Monica office, Snapchat launches custom group stories, and Pepsi to label millions of cans with Snapchat codes

Amazon's Big Santa Monica Announcement: New Kindles

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That great big press party being held at the Santa Monica airport this morning by Amazon.com ? amazon santa monica kindle ereader hardware electronics barker hanger paperwhiteYes, it's a new set of Kindle devices. Amazon said its new Kindle Paperwhite 3G will cost $179, and ships October 1st. Among new features of the device: a sharper display, front lighting, and better contrast. The Kindle Fire HD is a tablet, and will cost $299, and includes a larger, 8.9

LA Blockchain Developers Night In Santa Monica

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -- LA Blockchain Developers Night In Santa Monica. Join us on Wednesday, March 7th from 7pm to 9pm in Santa Monica for dinner and technical talks from community members. Calling all Software Engineers, or anyone wanting to build applications using the blockchain! Attendees will have the opportunity to do some networking and hear from 3 engineers who are currently working on projects that interface with the blockchain.

Santa Monica Tech Happy Hour on the Patio!

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 -- Santa Monica Tech Happy Hour on the Patio! Tech Happy Hour overlooking the 3rd Street Promenade in beautiful downtown Santa Monica. by Startup Coil. It's finally patio season! Let's get things warmed up with an epic L.A. See [link] (more

ParkMe Formally Launches In LA, Santa Monica

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Parkme , the Santa Monica-based startup which provides smartphone users with real-time, parking information, said today that it has formally launched its services in btoh Santa Monica and Los Angeles. auto time real realtime parking angeles monica santa parkme

Santa Monica Tech Happy Hour on the Promenade!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -- Santa Monica Tech Happy Hour on the Promenade! s best tech and startup networking series for a special event in Santa Monica! Join L.A.'s See [link] (more

PCM Sells Santa Monica Property For $20.2M

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El Segundo-based technology catalog retailer PCM said late last week that it has sold the land to its retail store in Santa Monica to the Regents of the University of California, for $20.2M. According to PCM, the deal includes two parcels of land, including a 32,5000 square foot portion of land and another adjacent 9,750 square foot property. The two properties are currently being used as the retail storefront for MacMall.

WaiveCar Launches Ad Supported Car Sharing In Santa Monica, Venice

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In an unusual twist for the car sharing market, a new, Los Angeles startup-- WaiveCar --said today that it has launched a new, mobile phone-driven car sharing program in Santa Monica and Venice, which lets drivers drive cars for free.

Santa Monica New Tech @ Cross Campus

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -- Santa Monica New Tech @ Cross Campus. We present Santa Monica New Tech -- the city’s longest-running showcase for hot, young startup-flavored businesses. link] (more

Santa Monica Selects Scooter Companies for Shared-Mobility Pilot

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30 it is one of the official participants in Santa Monica’s shared mobility pilot program. Electric scooter manufacturer Bird Rides Inc. announced Aug. The program will begin Sept. 17 and includes not only Bird, but scooter manufacturer Neutron Holdings Inc., which manufacturers and operates Lime Scooters, as well as e-scooters and e-bikes operated by Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc

FREE Entrepreneur Workshop [ SANTA MONICA ]

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“To be successful in your business, whether you’ve been around for 30 years or 3 years, your business will only survive if you adapt and thrive to connect with your target market in a way that only the top business owners and marketers are doing. Brands like TOMS shoes, the Honest Company, and Tesla. When you decide now that you want to learn the skills of the new wave of marketers, who are more effective, creating more change and adding more to their bottom line (while working less!),

BusinessWeek: Santa Monica, Irvine Top Cities For Startups

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An article in this month's BusinessWeek names Santa Monica number three, and Irvine number four, on its list of top 10 cities for startups. The article cites Santa Monica's density of technology and digital media companies, and Irvine's workforce, University of California campus, and office parks in its rankings. Tags: businessweek santa monica irvine startup jobs

Namely HR Santa Monica Launch Event!

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Santa Monica New Tech

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Monday, December 31, 2012 -- SM New Tech Meetup November 2012 #SMNT5. 6 new tech startup companies will present their products and technology (5 min demo+5 min QandA). See [link] (more

OnShift Gets Investment From Santa Monica's Clearlake Capital

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital is the lead investor in a strategic funding round this week for Cleveland, Ohio-based OnShift , a developer of human capital management software for the long-term, post-acute care market.

Santa Monica Steps Into Airbnb Firestorm

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The City of Santa Monica, which over the last few years has earned itself the reputation as a technology startup friendly city--has just stepped into a major Internet firestorm, after the City Council cracked down on vacation rentals through Airbnb and other sites, banning renting out residences for less than 30 days, and forccing homeowners who rent out extra rooms--or even their couch--to get business licenses, and pay a 14% tax.

eHarmony Heads To Santa Monica

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Pasadena-based online dating site eHarmony is moving its headquarters from Pasadena to Santa Monica, according to reports from local community papers. eHarmony is reported to be moving to a space in the Yahoo! Center, taking with it 250 employees to the new location. No date for the move was given. eHarmony has been in its current Pasadena location on Walnut street for the last five years. READ MORE>>.

Amazon Sets Santa Monica For Big Announcement: Hollywood Link?

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amazon santa monica hollywood content kindle ereader hardware electronicsThe tech press is abuzz about an announcement from Amazon, set for September 6th, speculating that the company is either planning a new Kindle announcement or something related to Hollywood. Apparently, Amazon has booked Barker Hanger--which techies here might know from multiple events, including Twiistup--for its big announcement, which either is about a 10-inch Kindle, or some other effort.

Esri Powers Pokemon Hunting Map From Santa Monica's Pokevision

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Pokevision is based in Santa Monica. Redlands, California-based mapping software developer Esri said today that it is powering a new, mobile app which helps Pokemon Go players find Pokemon hot spots. According to Esri, Pokevision , a third party app developer, used its ArcGIS services to show real time locations of Pokemon hot spots, in real time. Pokevision apparently has been seeing a huge spike in demand for its service, with nearly 20 million unique users in its first five days.

Yahoo Employees Get Free Lunch, But Not In Santa Monica

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The move--which doesn't apply to Yahoo's employees in Santa Monica or elsewhere in Southern California--looks to be the first attempt to shift the culture at Yahoo, which has been battling a lengthy death spiral after a series of CEOs. yahoo santa monica employees free lunch marissa meyer