Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Silicon Beach Fest - Santa Monica - June 18-21
Silicon Beach Fest
Santa Monica
June 18-21

Silicon Beach Fest celebrates LA’s unique startup entertainment tech community with panels, pitches, and parties.

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Vadio Partners With Vevo
Vadio, the Amplify.LA startup which provides technology for online video players for media companies, said Wednesday that it has partnered with Vevo, to bring Vevo's large catalog of music videos, concerts, and other programming to Vadio's media partners. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Vadio--which has offices in Los Angeles but is headquartered in Portland--is backed by Amplify.LA, and is part of the startup accelerator's Fund I investments. Vadio is led by Bryce Clemmer. The (More info...)

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Jukin Media Adds To Executive Team
Los Angeles-based viral video entertainment network Jukin Media is continuing to build out its executive team, saying today that it has named Jerry Boonstra as its new Chief Technology Officer, and Theresa Tran as its new Head of Product. The company--which was founded by Jonathan Skogmo--said that Boonstra was most recently at Frequency, and also served at CNET. Tran has been at Viacom and Fourth Wall Studios. The company said that both will work on its licensing platform, which the company use (More info...)

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Black Lotus Expands DDoS Resources In Virginia, Amsterdam
Los Angeles- and San Francisco-based Black Lotus Communications, which offers up distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation services to SMB and enterprise clients, said this week that it has opened up two new centers in Ashburn, Virginia, and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The company helps companies mitigate DDoS attacks, which are becoming all too common an issue for companies to deal with, and recently have been used to extort companies to restore service to their web sites. Black Lotus is led (More info...)

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TechShop Plans Expansion Of Maker Space To Los Angeles
TechShop, a nationwide operator of membership-driven "Maker" facilities, said today that it is planning an expansion into Los Angeles, to offer up fabrication, 3D printing, and other tools and training to the local community. TechShop announced the initiative as part of the "Maker Faire" being held at the White House today, which is being hosted by President Obama. TechShop--which already runs spaces across the Bay Area, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Virginia--also said it will be (More info...)

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Cross Campus Plans Expansion Into Pasadena
Los Angeles-based coworking space operator Cross Campus said Tuesday that it is planning an expansion, and will be opening up a new location in Pasadena. According to Cross Campus, it has selected a space in Old Pasadena, which will be around 16,000 square feet and encompass three floors. The new location is at 87 N. Raymond, and is expected to open in the fall. Cross Campus said the new location is owned by Rising Realty Partners (RRP) and technology entrepreneur David Sacks, who was the CEO of (More info...)

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Metacloud Hires Two OpenStack Evangelists, Opens Texas Office
Pasadena-bsed Metacloud, which runs and operates OpenStack based clouds for companies, said it has hired on two well known OpenStack evangelists as executives. The startup--which is backed by AME Cloud Ventures, Canaan Partners, Pelion Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Storm Ventures, and UMC Capital--said it hired Scott Sanchez as Vice President of Strategy, and named Niki Acosta as Director of Evangelism. Sanchez was previously at Rackspace focused on OpenStack, and also has served at Gol (More info...)

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RealD Drops Patent Lawsuit Against Volfoni, But Threatens More
Los Angeles-based 3D movie projection technology developer RealD has dropped a patent infringement lawsuit it had filed against competitor Volfoni, however, is threatening to sue Volfoni if it ever tries to sell its products in the United States. Volfoni announced the two had agreed to drop the patent lawsuit, and denied patent infringement on RealD's products--and also said that RealD did not have any international patents for the U.S. patents at the heart of the lawsuit. For its part, RealD sa (More info...)

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Zadara Hires EMC, Amazon Web Services Vets
Irvine-based storage products maker Zadara Storage said this morning that it has hired two storage industry veterans as VPs. According to Zadara, it has named Dani Naor as Vice President of International Sales, and appointed Craig Carl as Vice President of Product Management. Naor was previously at XtremeIO, which had recently been acquired by EMC, and also has served at StoreAge. Naor will be based in Israel. Carl was previously at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and also had served at Gluster, 4Bas (More info...)

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Teledyne Technologies Swaps VP
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said Tuesday that it has named Anna Segobia Masters as its new Vice President of Human Resources, and Deputy General Counsel. Masters replaces current VP Administration and Human Resources Robyn E. McGowan, who is stepping down due to health reasons. Masters joins the company from Winston Strawn LLP, where she had a practice in labor and employment litigation.

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Los Angeles Venture Association 30th Anniversary - July 15th
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