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News, Technology, Culver City, Sony

Sony Executives Assure Company Will Survive Following Cyberattack

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.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Environment, Opinion, California, Technology, Government

Finally, Right-Sized Solar Getting A Push

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.

News, Transportation, Technology

L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey Files Civil Compliant Against Uber

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.

News, Los Angeles, Television, Technology

DIRECTV Launches New Seven-Ton Satellite Into Earth Orbit

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.

News, Technology, Science, Ocean

NASA Space Capsule Lands In Pacific Ocean, 600 Miles Southwest Of San Diego

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.

News, Technology, Playa Vista

Google Acquires 12 Acres In Playa Vista That's Zoned For Commercial Space

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.

News, Ucla, Technology, Westwood

UCLA Invents Surface Texture Impervious To All Liquids

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.

News, Los Angeles, Transportation, Technology

30 Vehicles To Make World Debut As 10-Day Los Angeles Auto Show Opens Today

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.

News, Santa Monica, Technology

City Of Santa Monica Named A 2014 Digital Cities Winner

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.

News, Los Angeles, Transportation, Santa Monica, Technology

Los Angeles City Council Set To Follow Santa Monica In Banning MonkeyParking App

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.

News, Santa Monica, Technology

City Of Santa Monica Launches Open Data Initiative

Posted Nov. 6, 2014, 8:31 am

The City of Santa Monica’s open data initiative has launched online, accessed via data.smgov.net. This Open Data Portal publishes datasets collected and maintained by the City.

SideChef makes cooking easy by providing photos and instructions for every step of a recipe.

News, Santa Monica, Technology, Non Profits

SideChef HQ In Santa Monica To Bake Halloween Treats For OPCC Clients

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 9:13 am

SideChef, the step-by-step cooking app that rocketed into the iTunes Top 10 list of Food & Drinks apps during its iPhone launch, is baking Halloween treats at their Santa Monica headquarters as part of a Halloween Bake-Off on October 27 to give to the Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC).

News, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica Joins Next Century Cities As Inaugural Partner

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 9:08 am

The City of Santa Monica has joined the launch of Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities.

News, Santa Monica, Technology

NASA MAVEN Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit

Posted Sep. 22, 2014, 5:24 am

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars orbit on Sunday at 7:24 p.m. P.D.T. and will prepare to study the planet's upper atmosphere, according to the Media Relations Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

News, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica Student Named Winner Of 2014 IP Video Contest

Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 7:01 am

Natalie DiMundo, a Lincoln Middle School student, and Rosalynn Moe, her teacher have won the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation's IP Video Contest.

News, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica’s Fiber Network Now 100 Gigabits Per Second

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.

News, Broad Stage, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica To Host Social Media Week Los Angeles Starting Monday

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.

News, Los Angeles, Education, Technology

Google Donates Nearly $1M Amongst 769 Los Angeles Unified District Schools

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.

A new iPhone app and website called RadPad combines the best of Instagram and Craiglist functions to connect landlords and prospective renters across Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica-Based RadPad Raises $2M In Capital After Declining Acquisition Offers

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.

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News, Santa Monica, Technology

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Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:50 am

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News, Venice, Santa Monica, Technology

Venice Beach To Receive Free Public Wi-Fi As Part Of Pilot Program

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.

Rotary Club of Santa Monica guest speaker Ronen Olshansky (Cross Campus co-founder and CEO) with Rotary program chair Laurel Rosen (Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce CEO and President).

News, Santa Monica, Technology, Non Profits, Rotary Club

Cross Campus CEO Ronen Olshansky Speaks At Rotary Club Of Santa Monica

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.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Technology

Uber Drivers To Host Demonstration In Santa Monica Today

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.

News, Santa Monica, Technology

Cross Campus To Expand To Second Location

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.

An announcement regarding Xbox Originals was made Monday by Xbox Entertainment Studios from its Santa Monica offices.

News, Santa Monica, Television, Technology

Xbox Originals To Challenge Netflix, Hulu, Amazon

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.

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