Amazon Sets Santa Monica For Big Announcement: Hollywood Link?


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. 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.

Jason Nazar On Startups, Execution, and Hiring


Jason Nazar is CEO of Santa Monica-based Docstoc (, the online document sharing site, and a fixture at Los Angeles technology events. It seems like there is quite a nice community which has developed here, particularly around you in Santa Monica, wouldn't you agree?

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Twiistup Selects Firms


Twiistup , the technology and media networking event being held July 30 and 31st at the Universal Hilton, released its list of companies being featured at the event today, saying that it has picked 11 companies to present at the event. Twiistup's events, which are popular with Los Angeles startups, have previously offered a different take on technology conferences, with the last event being a late night event held at a private hangar at the Santa Monica airport.

Twiistup 6 Highlights

Both Sides of the Table

Twiistup 6 has come to an end. Out is the “cocktail only&# Twiistup and in is the new format of a conference that should take its rightful place on the national technology calendar. I believe that Twiistup is now a platform from which to grow and highlight what is uniquely LA.

TotSpot, Cogi Get Spotlight


The Los Angeles technology crowd turned out in full for last week's Twiistup 5 event--a showcase for startups looking for exposure and funding--with over 1,000 attendees at a private aircraft hangar at the Santa Monica airport. Tags: technology totspot startup twiistup twiistup5 angeles networking event cogi

Geodelic Confirms Verizon Relationship


Santa Monica-based Geodelic , the location-based mobile application development firm run by Rahul Sonnad, confirmed its relationship with Verizon last week.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

Tech Zulu Event

Friday evening, August 19th, rolled around and Startup Weekend LA was underway with attendees showing up at Coloft in Santa Monica around 6:00 pm and the classic Idealab keg there to quench everyone’s thirst. What a weekend!

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Insights: The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA


Jason Nazar is CEO and founder of Santa Monica-based document sharing firm DocStoc , and recently put together his thoughts on the challenges, and opportunities, facing startups in Los Angeles. I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies.

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. The content comes from other places. This is mostly from bloggers, but also from pages being included by members.

Interview with Rahul Sonnad, Geodelic


Rahul Sonnad: We did a seed round with Clearstone Ventures, that incubated us in their Santa Monica office.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

Both Sides of the Table

First, I’d like to quote (paraphrase) Brad Feld speaking at Twiistup in LA in 2009, “I keep hearing people in LA talking with a chip on their shoulders about building a tech business here relative to Silicon Valley. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it.