Posted Jun. 24, 2015, 9:32 am
The US Conference of Mayors honored Santa Monica with a US Mayors’ Climate Protection Award for its successful Solar Santa Monica initiative.
Posted Jun. 18, 2015, 8:46 am
Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown joined mayors and elected officials from 34 communities on Wednesday to call for uniform and accessible reporting on broadband network performance.
Posted Jun. 17, 2015, 9:22 am
Tech support can be a complex and expensive process, with the most well known in-home service, Best Buy’s “Geek Squad,” sometimes requiring a wait of up to five days for help.
Posted Jun. 11, 2015, 8:53 am
The City of Santa Monica’s Information Systems Department and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosted “Hack the Beach” on Saturday, June 6, a technology meet-up where new datasets were presented to local developers along with tips and tricks for accessing the city’s open data portal.
Posted May. 30, 2015, 8:46 am
The City of Santa Monica, in partnership with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will participate in the nationwide National Day of Civic Hacking on June 6, 2015 by hosting a meetup at the Santa Monica Public Library.
Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:00 am
It was supposed to be a $5 billion project, creating 6,500 jobs. That was the hype when Tesla Motors last summer orchestrated a five-state battle to host a huge “gigafactory” where it plans to build batteries for its next generation of electric cars.
Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:47 am
Heart Centered Technology (HCT) celebrated its first awards ceremony and new website launch in January. HCT recognizes people and organizations who lead from the heart, putting community before profits and acknowledges these leaders with its Heart Centered Tech Leadership Awards.
Posted Feb. 20, 2015, 8:59 am
Determined to keep up with an increase in community requests, Santa Monica’s resident-responsive GO App has been put to the test recently with new figures revealing that closure rates are continually outperform projections.
Posted Feb. 19, 2015, 8:20 am
ROC (Real Office Centers) Santa Monica announced on Wednesday that it is dedicating a portion of the top floor of its 44,602 sq. ft. Santa Monica location at 604 Arizona to incubating and accelerating bioscience startups.
Posted Feb. 10, 2015, 9:39 am
Santa Monica, dubbed the Silicon beach, was ranked third best place to start a startup in 2013 (behind San Francisco and Tel Aviv) and is poised to snatch the top spot this year.
Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:22 am
Green cards for spouses – that’s the latest quiet Obama Administration move to please and appease the high-tech companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere who constantly clamor for more H1-B visas to bring in cheap, skilled foreign labor.
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 9:09 am
A Santa Monica group of solar energy entrepreneurial scientists is on the verge of changing solar power production on a global scale.
Posted Jan. 15, 2015, 2:51 pm
Tech company Yahoo! Inc. will move from Santa Monica to the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles this fall, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today.
Posted Dec. 24, 2014, 9:12 am
A smartphone-based service that arranges deliveries of medical marijuana was ordered by a judge on Tuesday to stop the practice in Los Angeles, with attorneys for the city arguing it violated the provisions of a voter-approved measure limiting medical pot dispensaries.
Posted Dec. 20, 2014, 9:22 am
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce has extended the nomination deadline for its first-ever Tech Startup Award to Friday, Jan. 2. This award will honor one Santa Monica-based technology company that is innovative, inspiring, and has a viable plan for growth. All tech startups in the city are welcome to apply.
Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:18 am
Still reeling from a cyberattack that crippled the studio three weeks ago, top executives from Sony Pictures Entertainment have assured employees that the company would survive, it was reported today.
Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 9:02 am
When ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made their way onto a hot and sunny alkali flat just west of the Interstate 15 freeway between Barstow and Las Vegas in late 2010, they were opening an era of giantism in solar electricity.
Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:34 am
Los Angeles County's top prosecutor on Tuesday announced a lawsuit against Uber, alleging the ride-sharing company made false or misleading statements about the quality of background checks it does on its drivers and does not have them get authorization required to work at airports.
Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 9:48 am
The nation's largest satellite TV provider, based in Southern California, said it successfully launched a new seven-ton satellite into earth orbit Saturday.
Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 8:47 am
Cheers rang out Friday at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena when a space capsule on which JPL personnel have been working for a decade successfully landed in the Pacific Ocean.
Posted Dec. 3, 2014, 9:31 am
Google Inc. was reported today to be making a bold move to expand in Southern California, having spent nearly $120 million on 12 vacant acres next to a historic hangar where aviator Howard Hughes built his famous “Spruce Goose” airplane in a Playa Vista neighborhood near Marina del Rey.
Posted Nov. 30, 2014, 9:25 am
A surface texture that is impervious to all liquids, no matter what the surface is made of, has been invented at UCLA, the school announced this week.
Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:01 am
The Los Angeles Auto Show begins its 10-day run at the Los Angeles Convention Center today, offering a mix of luxury and practicality among the record 30 vehicles making their world debuts.
Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 9:42 am
The City of Santa Monica is one of the top ranked digital cities according to the 2014 Digital Cities Survey conducted by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government.
Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 8:05 am
A Los Angeles City Council panel is expected today to take up a proposed ban on smart phone applications, such as MonkeyParking, that allow users to auction off parking spots.