Posted Sep. 18, 2014, 8:56 am
The City of Santa Monica has upgraded its fiber optic network capacity and speed to 100 Gigabits per Second, continuing to raise the benchmark for municipal broadband networks across the nation.
Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 9:13 am
Social Media Week Los Angeles (SMWLA) comes to the Broad Stage in Santa Monica this Monday, Sept. 22 with a long list of keynotes and panelists during the four-day conference.
Posted Sep. 16, 2014, 9:33 am
Tech giant Google surprised hundreds of Los Angeles teachers on Monday by fulfilling their requests for books, microscopes, musical instruments and other classroom materials through the crowd-funding website DonorsChoose.org.
Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:38 am
Santa Monica-based RadPad, a mobile rental marketplace in Los Angeles, has announced an additional $2 million in capital through new and existing investors, after rejecting two recent acquisition offers.
Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:50 am
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Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 8:09 am
Visitors to a half-dozen city park areas will be able to access free public Wi-Fi beginning today as part of a pilot program.
Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 9:16 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is one of thousands of Rotary organizations that seek to better the world through humanitarian service and educational activities.
Posted Jun. 24, 2014, 10:06 am
Uber drivers, frustrated with a general lack of communication, arbitrary treatment, and unfair business practices, will host a demonstration today at Uber Technology Inc. offices at 1437 Seventh Street in Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 23, 2014, 9:06 am
Cross Campus, a collaborative, on-demand work space and business event venue, announced it will expand into Pasadena. Dubbed “the nerve center of Silicon Beach,” the flagship Cross Campus Santa Monica location is Los Angeles’ largest co-working space and has served as a hub for Los Angeles’ recent entrepreneurship boom.
Posted May. 2, 2014, 6:30 am
The new “Halo” television series is releasing in June and it will not be available on Netflix or Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime. Instead, “Halo” and a lineup of other animation programs, comedies, documentaries, dramas, live events, and unscripted shows will be available on Xbox Originals, Xbox Entertainment Studios announced on Monday from its Santa Monica offices.
Posted Apr. 30, 2014, 9:07 am
Google opened an office in a famous building designed by the architect Frank Gehry in Los Angeles. Google Los Angeles is located in the Binocular Building on Main Street in Venice, CA. The building has gigantic black binoculars as tall as the building itself. The binoculars are located out in front of the building’s front door.
Posted Apr. 22, 2014, 9:06 am
While a version of this article might be printed in a newspaper, the mantra nowadays is digital content is the wave of the present and future. In an attempt to capitalize on the consumer market for digital content, Santa Monica-based Lionsgate announced Monday a multi-year partnership with Vancouver’s RocketJump Studios. The partnership was created to deliver film, television, and digital content.
Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 9:01 am
Santa Monica’s Youth Tech Program ranked 54th on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100 — a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S., the City of Santa Monica announced Monday.
Posted Apr. 2, 2014, 9:01 am
When he isn’t doing his homework, high school student Benji Miller doubles as a young entrepreneur. Miller, a 17-year old Santa Monica native, has found a solution to promote safer bike-riding by developing a unique bike mount with speaker.
Posted Mar. 16, 2014, 7:01 am
The City of Santa Monica has provided Gigabit broadband to local tech and entertainment businesses for years, but as of Friday, the City will offer City Hall visitors a chance to use broadband speeds that outpace U.S. and global broadband speeds.
Posted Mar. 10, 2014, 9:34 am
A Santa Monica-based cloud application management firm announced last week it had raised $6.5 million to continue its expansion plans and product development.
Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 8:58 am
When Santa Monica mom Valerie Hartford asked her son how he spent his 45-minute bus commute each way to school, he told her he listened to music because he’d get carsick from reading his notes. This prompted Hartford to record her son’s notes, establishing the basic concept of her now evolving text-conversion app called Outlines Outloud.
Posted Nov. 26, 2013, 9:45 am
An Incubator and Innovation Fund promoting innovative business applications was announced during the L.A. Tech Summit held Nov. 14 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. Also announced at the summit were two of the “hottest startups” in the region.
Posted Nov. 25, 2013, 2:22 pm
Do you have a wallet or purse full of credit cards, debit cards, rewards cards, and gift cards? Would you like to condense them into one?
Posted Nov. 5, 2013, 9:13 am
As Silicon Beach develops and innovative tech start-ups sprout around Los Angeles, investors inundated with options are looking for ways to sift through the new opportunities.
Posted Oct. 31, 2013, 8:22 am
In his 2012 State of the City address, then mayor Richard Bloom coupled “Silicon Beach” with Santa Monica. Almost two years later, the Semi-Annual L.A. Startup Industry Report featured Silicon Beach as a top destination for startups.
Posted Oct. 24, 2013, 8:06 am
The digital startup movement in Los Angeles continues at a brisk pace. Last month, BeGreatPartners announced it was opening nine accelerator facilities across Los Angeles and would be investing up to $6 million in local startups. BeGreat hosted a recent event at which Managing Partner Lin Miao gave a check for $25,000 to Pencils of Promise, a group that invests in educational initiatives.
Posted Oct. 2, 2013, 9:02 am
The LA Podcast Festival returns to Santa Monica this Friday through Sunday with a stacked roster of the biggest names in comedy, bringing diehard fans and burgeoning podcasters face-to-face with some of the most popular entertainers in the world.
Posted Aug. 25, 2013, 9:12 am
New Roads School in Santa Monica will host an official Challenge Release Workshop on Sept. 1 for the Los Angeles Area FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL), an international robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds.
Posted Aug. 15, 2013, 8:15 am
Did you know the City of Santa Monica employs over 180 social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Flickr, and YouTube?