Tuesday, February 18, 2014
inLA Looks To Galvanize Los Angeles Entrepreneurs, Investors
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) said Tuesday that it has launched a new effort to help galvanize and promote the technology and "innovation economy" in Los Angeles, called inLA. According to the LAEDC, the new non-profit organization includes leaders of technology companies, venture capital firms, serial entrepreneurs, major universities and growth-focused professional services firms, aimed at promoting Los Angeles County as a center for innovation and entrepreneu (More info...)

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Tinder Goes Viral In Antartica
Just how far and wide is the virality of Los Angeles-based Tinder? According to a report from New York Magazine, Tinder has made it to yet another continent: Antarctica. The app, which lets users vote "yes" or "no" on other users they would or would not like to me--apparently helped connect (but not hook up) two scientists deployed for research there at two different research stations. Antarctica hosts between a thousand to three thousand people, mostly scientists and support personnel conducti (More info...)

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Boingo Wins Illinois Town
Los Angeles-based Wi-Fi network provider Boingo Wireless reported a win with a small city in Illinois, Rosemont, which is near Chicago. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boingo said that it has been chosen as the official wireless service provider for the city, and will provide mobile Wi-Fi service for visitors and residents in high traffic areas of the city, along with its convention and entertainment destinations. Those areas include the Allstate Arena, Donald E. Stephens Convent (More info...)

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Happily Wants To Give You A Peek At Wedding Costs
Are you an engaged couple planning for your big wedding day? Wish you really knew how much things would cost, and what people have to do to make it happen? One, Los Angeles-based startup--Happily, is hoping to provide some real-life information to couples through a new feature showing the real costs, budgets, vendors, timeline, and more of weddings. The startup--founded by Sarah Shewey--said it has begun listing the details of real weddings through a new wedding page. Happily offers up a marketp (More info...)

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Lessons Learned From The Accelerator Trenches: MuckerLab's Erik Rannala

Over the last few years, there's been an explosion in startup accelerators in Southern California, and in particular along "Silicon Beach" on the Los Angeles westside. One of the accelerators to emerge out of that boom a few years ago was MuckerLab (www.muckerlab.com), headed by Erik Rannala. MuckerLab is one of a number of accelerators who have managed to scoop up venture funding for its companies, with such portfolio companies Surf Air, Retention Science, Wallaby, Chromatik, and others. We t (More info...)

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Metacloud Launches Private Cloud Service
Pasadena-based Metacloud, the venture-backed provider of OpenStack-based cloud services has launched its own private cloud service, the company said this morning. According to Metacloud, its new Metacloud Hosted Private Cloud service will provide private cloud services to companies, giving them access to an OpenStack-based cloud platform and expert support. MetaCloud had previously only provided its services via an on-premise offering, helping companies to manage their own OpenStack deployment.
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Chideo's New iOS App Helps Celebrities Raise Money For Charity
Los Angeles-based charity video site Chideo said this morning that it has launched an iOS application, which lets users access its videos via the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Chideo operates a service which helps celebrities raise money for their causes, by letting fans chip in to get their favorite celebrities to film one-of-a-kind, fan-driven video clips. Chideo also said today that it has added a long list of new celebrities to the site, including Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman, chefs Mario Bat (More info...)

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Common Looks To Curate Socially Progressive Goods
Wish all the purchases you made could make a difference? Los Angeles-based Common said today that it has launched a new, online, curated marketplace aimed at showcasing products that help the "common good" and help improve the "good of the planet". The startup, led by Dan Burrier, said it is creating a collaborative, online community specifically aimed at showcasing planet-conscious products. The site lists everything from recycled toilet paper to chocolate, clothing to toothbrushes. The company (More info...)

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SOA Software: Profitable, Double Digit Growth
Los Angeles-based SOA Software, the developer of software used by companies to manage the interface between their various enterprise software packages and APIs, said today that it had a profitable 2013 and double digit revenue growth. The privately held company, however, did not disclose any details on those profits or revenues. SOA Software is led by Paul Gigg. The company said in 2013 that it had revenue growth of 52% in 2012. The last time the company actually discussed revenue numbers was ba (More info...)

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DevLab by AT&T: Speech API and In-App Messaging API Workshop - Feb 27
DevLab by AT&T: Los Angeles - Speech API and In-App Messaging API Workshop

February 27, 2014

604 Arizona Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Free one-day workshop on the AT&T Speech API and In-App Messaging API. Are you a mobile application developer with an interest in adding voice commands or text-to-voice translation to your app? Or sending text messages from inside your application? Join the AT&T Developer Program for a one-day workshop on the AT&T Speech API and AT&T In-App Messaging API, including SMS and MMS. This will be a day of learning and hands-on coding ("lab time"). Bring your laptops and leave with our APIs working from your own AT&T Developer Program account. The workshop will be taught by AT&T subject matter experts and AT&T Developer Program staff. This also is a great opportunity to network with AT&T and your fellow mobile developers. The event is free and lunch is provided. If you are an app developer working independently or with a company planning or already producing mobile applications then this is the event for you. Space is limited so register now. We look forward to meeting you!

Register today at: http://bit.ly/M19K9Y

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Fetch Recruiting, Inc. (http://www.fetchrecruiting.com)
Technical Recruiting for LA based Startups and High-Growth Companies

Networking for Capital with Len Lanzi - February 27th
SAM Preccelerator presents "Networking for Capital" with Len Lanzi, LAVA

Thursday, February 27, 2014

This session will focus on techniques and ways to network in the VC and
Angel Community. We will interact and share best practices on business
development and promoting your start-up.

Len Lanzi is Executive Director of LAVA, and has over 20 years of
non-profit organization management and fund development experience. In
his role, he works with the LAVA board of directors to direct the
strategic plan and organize educational and informational programs about the venture business environment in the greater Los Angeles region.

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To learn more about Key Information Systems, Inc. or KeyCloud, visit
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30077 Agoura Court, First Floor, Agoura Hills, CA 91301, USA, email
marketing@keyinfo.com or call 1.818.992.8950.


Call for Applications Open for LA Tech Connect at SXSWi
LA Tech Connect, March 9, 2014, to Feature 20 Leading Companies Advancing
the Tech Community in Los Angeles

Top technology companies from all over Los Angeles are joining forces
during the largest convergence of tech of the year, at the third annual
LA Tech Connect event on March 9, 2014 from 12pm - 6pm. The event, a
follow up to last year's 'Silicon Beach Sunday Funday,' was created by LA-based communications firm, Radix Collective, to draw attention to the many tech enclaves that make up the bustling business ecosystem in Los Angeles.

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