Southern California needs to find its hub for it to develop its own tech ecosystem

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Founded by Steve Poizner last year to accelerate the growth of a startup entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southern California, The Alliance is building a network of investors, entrepreneurs and universities to provide ballast in the south to the dominance of the Northern California tech industry.

Interview with Steve Poizner, Alliance for Southern California Innovation

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Steve Poizner is a serial tech entrepreneur and was formerly California Insurance Commissioner, and recently founded the Alliance for Southern California Innovation (www.alliancesocal.org), a nonprofit which has gathered together an impressive list of research universities, technology leaders, and others to help boost the profile of Southern California in the technology industry. I did that for a couple of years, which got me and my wife down to SoCal.

Southern California Tech Central

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I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

Report: Southern California Startups Focus More On M&A, Profit

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A new report, issued by Silicon Valley Bank over the last week, has found that Southern California startups are far more focused on being acquired than on IPOs, and also on making profits, compared with most startups. The SoCal Startup Outlook compared the responses of entrepeneurs from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, versus the views of a total of nearly 950 entrepreneurs across the U.S., southern california angeles startup outlook report

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Southern California Tech Central

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The Technology Council of Southern California and TechEmpower are happy to announce the launch of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal.

Here's Who Is Funding Companies In Southern California Today

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Are you a startup looking to find funding in Southern California? Here are the venture firms who have been most active in SoCal (Santa Babrara - Los Angeles - Orange County - San Diego) in the last twelve months, based on the number of deals: 1. Looking for more insights into the venture deal flow here in Southern California? feature analysis kpcb kleiner upfront california southern capital venture

Poizner Updates Plan for Alliance on Southern California Innovation

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After launching a study to identify how tech hubs work, the leader of a nonprofit consortium created to boost Southern California’s startup ecosystem says he is focusing on three initiatives to supercharge the seven-county SoCal region as a hotbed for innovation.

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Southern California's Woolsey Fire, As Seen From Space

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Here are some images of Southern California's Woolsey Fire, as seen from space and aerial sensors. satellite space disaster destruction california fire woolsey

Friday Tech Video Roundup for Southern California

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Startups parody "Gangnam Style" -- complete with two SoCal firms, UberMedia and PerfectMarket. Some of the higlights from this week from socalTECH's video , section, where we're currently highlighting community videos from and about local startups: Image Metrics Mojo Masks iPhone App.

Southern California Edison Plans $760M Investment In EV Infrastructure

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Southern California Edison , Southern California's biggest electric utility, said on Tuesday that it is launching a new, $760M effort to expand the region's electric vehicle infrastructure. SCE says its efforts are part of its goal to get 7 million electric cars on California highways by 2030, in order to help the state reduce air pollution and harmful greenhouse gas emissions. southern california edison electric vehicle infrastructure pollution

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Alliance for Southern California Innovation Names Andy Wilson As Director

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The Alliance for Southern California Innovation , the nonprofit founed by Steve Poizner to help bolster Southern California's entrepreneurial ecosystem, said on Tuesday that it has named Andy Wilson as its first Executive Director. Wilson is a longtime Southern California technology veteran, having served as an executive at such companies as Overture Services, Yahoo!,

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and. marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley.

So Cal Linux Expo

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Friday, February 20, 2009 -- So Cal Linux Expo. The 7th Annual So Cal Linux Expo. The depth and breadth of its audience is expanding, so the Expo will add additional speaker tracks to expand the educational opportunities for guests of all experience levels. Because interest in Open Source Software is steadily growing, attendance at SCALE continues to also grow.

Esri Rolls Out Interactive Southern California Fire Map

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Redlands-based mapping technology developer Esri has released a new, interactive map which provides information on the reach and extent of the fires in Southern California, covering both the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, and the Creek Fire near Sylmar--as well as the Rye Fire just developing in Santa Clarita. esri interactive southern california mapping technology geographical information system thomasfire fire ventura ryefire creekfire

Southern California Investments On Uptick, Totals $686.5M For Q1

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Southern California venture capital investments totaled $686.5M According to the report, released today, Southern California investments totaled $686.5M Southern California's investment totals bucked the national trend, which found that there was a 9 percent drop in dollars to $4.7 For Southern California, Orange County actually had the most dollars invested, with $239.6M Clean technology in Southern California represented $230.0M

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Tech Study Critical Of Region's Fragmentation, Geography

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A new study, released by the Alliance for Southern California Innovation , has surprisingly come out highly critical of the region's fragmentation and "lack of a compelling geographic center", saying those factors are keeping the region from emerging as a "tech hub as robust as Silicon Valley". The Alliance was created by former California gubernatorial candidate and California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

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Google Express Expands Into Southern California

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Google said Thursday that it is expanding its Google Express next day delivery service across Southern California, and will offer next day delivery from such stores like Costco, Target, Kohl's, and L'Occitane en Provence. Google did not say which zip codes in Southern California that it will offer the next day shipping, only that it will offer up the new service in "new cities, towns and rural areas" in Southern California.

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Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 -- Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond. Northern California gets all the attention when it comes to venture capital investment. But Southern California does VC, too, just not at quite the same scale as Silicon Valley. That will have to change as SoCal moves into the 21st century. Finally, theyll talk about the new industries that could define SoCal over the coming decades.

Three Southern California Firms Get EETimes Focus

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Semiconductor and electronics industry publication EETimes has identified three of Southern California's semiconductor startups among its annual list of sixty startups to watch in the industry. eetimes southern california startup electronics semiconductor transphorm rfaxis epcc

Southern California Edison Plans New EV Transportation Pilots

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Southern California Edison said late Thursday afternoon that it has received approval to launch four new, electric vehicle transportation pilots, which will help expand the adoption of electric vehicles. According to Edison,the four pilot projects--worth around $4M each--were approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, and are part of a much larger effort to expand the electrification of cars, buses, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, and industrial vehicles and equipment.

Insights and Opinions: Southern California Tech Jobs Make a Comeback

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an editorial by John Savageau, President of Pacific-Tier Communications, who asks companies in Southern California to put local talent back to work. And SoCal successfully beat most of the United States in unemployment claims, by several percentage points, attaching painful and empirical fact to the grim situation. Read the rest of John's editorial, Southern California Tech Jobs Make A Comeback.

SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits

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In what looks to be an unprecedented surge in high profile, high value exits for high tech companies in Southern California, there have now been six big exits in the region over the last month worth over $100M. southern california merger acquisition dollarshave vizio nervana touchcommerce aurrion orbitera

Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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was invested across Southern California in Q4 of 2012. The funding brings Southern California's total 2012 investments to $3.2 southern california venture capital funding totals moneytree thompson reuters investment 2012

SCALE - Southern California Linux Expo

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Now celebrating its 15th year, the Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 15X is the largest Linux and Open Source Software show in North America. Thursday, March 2, 2017 -- SCALE. See [link] (more

Blackstone Expands Student Entrepreneurship Program To SoCal

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Private equity investment firm Blackstone said Friday that it is expanding its university entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad , to Southern California. blackstone launchpad student entrepreneurship program ucla southern california entrepreneur startup business

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Google Invests $103M In Southern California Solar Project

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Internet giant Google has made another alternative energy investment in Southern California, investing $103M in a utility-scale, solar photovoltaic generating plant in Imperial County. google southern california utility cleantech solar project photovoltai

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Procore Joins Ranks Of Southern California's Unicorns

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Carpinteria-based cloud-based construction software developer Procore apparently has joined the ranks of the small number of Southern California's "unicorns"--those companies who are valued at more than $1 billion--with the funding the company announced on Thursday.

FarFaria, Education.com Target Southern California Teachers

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Mobile children''s story app developer FarFaria and online parenting and education site Education.com are targeting the Southern California market, with an offer to provide 10,000 local teachers with a year of access to FarFaria''s storytime application. Education.com is backed by Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners, and California Technology Ventures. farfaria education southern california teachers teaching mobile books iphone

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California. For anyone from California, you know there are vast differences between the northern and southern parts of the state – so vast in fact that, to us, they could just as easily stand alone as two separate states.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Companies In Southern California

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Who are the companies in Southern California that are part of this growing industry? headquarters in Ontario, California. Interested in getting involved in the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)?

Event Honors Sky Dayton, Identifies SoCal's Tech and Innovation Leaders

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C-Suite Quarterly has identified the top leaders in Southern California's technology industry, and is honoring them Wednesday evening at an event at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. southern california startups entrepreneurs csqmag event award

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LA, and Southern California's Surge In Venture Capital Funds

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We've summarized the funds that have announced new funds in the last nine months or so, or that are in the midst of raising funds--a total of more than $1086 million in total funds. so far in investments. california southern capital venture

Where to Find Venture Funding in Southern California

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Over the past several years there have been a plethora of incubators and accelerators springing up all over southern California and particularly on the west side of Los Angeles. SoCal Tech.

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Verizon Provides Unlimited Text, Data For SoCal Wildfire Areas

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Wireless carrier Verizon said on Thursday it is offering up free unlimited talk, text, and data for customers currently in specific zipcodes affected by the rash of wind-driven wildfires in Southern California. verizon unliited text data wireless southern california lilacfire thomasfire ryefire lafires creekfire

Southern California Sees $1.9 Billion In Q1 Deals, Biggest Since Dot Com Boom

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Southern California saw a staggering $1.9 MoneyTree report, which was released this evening, The quarter was the biggest, investment quarter for Southern California since the dot com era. New England was right behind Southern California, with $1.4