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?
Posted Aug. 7, 2013, 9:41 am
Accessing the City of Santa Monica’s programs and services is now a lot easier after the Community and Cultural Service Department unveiled its new online registration and reservation platform.
Posted Jul. 28, 2013, 9:26 am
Commercial real estate events producer BisNow hosted a "Creative Office Summit" on Wednesday to discuss how creative tenants, such as RiotGames, NastyGal, Amazon and Google, are changing the way developers think about office space.
Posted Jul. 23, 2013, 9:04 am
It can safely be said that going to the dentist is, more often than not, an unpleasant experience. Aside from the terror that accompanies cavity fillings and root canals, one of the most unpleasant aspects of the dentist can be the exorbitant cost of certain procedures.
Posted Jul. 21, 2013, 8:52 am
Echo Horizon School has long been on the forefront of integrating cutting-edge technology into the classroom learning environment, in order to nurture literacy, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.
Posted Jul. 1, 2013, 9:18 am
Desperately searching to find the perfect place to live is a plight all too common for most people. After experiencing this predicament himself, Jonathan Eppers decided to do something about it.
Posted Jul. 1, 2013, 9:10 am
Local Verizon employees participated in a volunteer day on Friday to improve the state of the Tech Center at Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica’s Mar Vista Gardens Branch.
Posted Mar. 26, 2013, 9:22 am
New Roads School's robotics team has won the prestigious "Rookie All Star Award" this past weekend, earning them a coveted spot at the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championship.
Posted Mar. 19, 2013, 9:04 am
David Bryan was born in New York City and grew up in large cities and small rural communities in New York and New Jersey.
Posted Feb. 17, 2013, 8:51 am
The AT&T Developer Program held at ROC (604 Arizona) in Santa Monica Feb. 8-9 welcomed more than 120 attendees who hit the ground running and with assistance from our friends at Pearson, Layer7, and GameDesk who have coded a total of 12 plus mobile apps.
Posted Feb. 7, 2013, 12:20 pm
Santa Monica app developers will have an opportunity to create the next revolutionary, education-inspired app at the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012, 2:33 pm
One year after The Santa Monica Mirror launched its new weekly video show called the Santa Monica Beat, the arrival of 2013 brings a revamped schedule with an expanded format.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012, 9:22 am
It comes as little surprise Silicon Beach -- or Venice Beach, as it is more commonly known -- will be hosting a high-tech ball drop of its own this New Year’s Eve. Unlike Times Square, however, Venice will be dropping a giant 3-D beach ball at 11:59 p.m. PST at the historic mural of Venice Founder Abbot Kinney on N. Venice Blvd. paying homage to the beach ball that was invented by Jonathon DeLonge in Venice, CA in 1938.
Posted Nov. 10, 2012, 1:31 am
Thursday, Nov. 15: taking part in a live teleconference and video conference with the International Space Station (ISS) from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Posted Oct. 3, 2012, 1:58 am
Sony is introducing their finest 3D smart HDTVs to the United States with a local event at the Video & Audio Center in Santa Monica this Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Posted Sep. 27, 2012, 1:09 am
My last article covered a few travel tips for Wi-Fi and access to electricity. This week I want to focus on cell phones. As an infrequent international traveler, I had a bit of an education on my recent trip to Costa Rica.
Posted Sep. 26, 2012, 4:45 am
In recent months, a technology startup hub around West Los Angeles with Santa Monica at the heart has gained much steam including national media coverage. Dubbed “Silicon Beach,” the roughly 3-mile stretch of sand from Venice to Santa Monica, is now home to more than 500 startups. Ambitious, mostly young businesspeople have set up shop to serve a wide range of industries including internet broadcast services, traditional entertainment, mobile applications and celebrity-aligned companies.