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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

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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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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News, Santa Monica, Technology

Silicon Beach Coworking Spaces: A Fad Or New Trend?

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.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica's Lionsgate To Partner With Vancouver's RocketJump

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.

News, Santa Monica, Technology, Youth

Santa Monica Youth Tech Program Earns Elite Recognition

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.

Santa Monica teen Benji Miller has created a bike mount with speaker, which he is currently raising funds for on Kickstarter.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica Teen Pedaling His Dream Of Safer Biking

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.

News, Santa Monica, Technology, City Hall

Santa Monica City Hall Launches Free “Gig Test” For Visitors

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.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica-Based Bitium Raises $6.5 Million To Expand

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.

A Santa Monica mom has created an iPhone app that converts study notes to voice recordings.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Technology

Santa Monica Mom's "Outlines Outloud" Makes Studying Faster, Easier

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.

News, Santa Monica, Technology

Tech Summit In Santa Monica Announces Fund & Hottest Startups

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.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Condense All Your Debit & Credit Cards Into One "Coin"

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?

News, Santa Monica, Technology, Busines

Sharing In LA: The Next Wave Of Local Tech In Silicon Beach

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.

News, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica's Silicon Beach A 'Tech-Centric' Community, Survey Says

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.

BeGreat Manager Partner Lin Miao gave a check for $25,000 to Pencils of Promise.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

The Temperature Is Rising In Silicon Beach

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.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Technology

LA Podcast Festival Returns To Santa Monica This Friday Through Sunday

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.

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