LA will unloose a request for proposal (RFP) next month to require fiber in “every residence, every business, and every government entity within the city limits of Los Angeles.” The catch? It wants the provider to foot the bill.
The protracted regulatory battle faced by Uber, and its competitors Lyft and Sidecar, is the stuff of good television.
Nearly half of the American population doesn’t have dental insurance. Brighter has raised $15 million to make dental care more accessible and affordable.
Editor's Pick URBAN TxT, a Los Angeles program teach young minority kids to build iPhone apps, open-source technologies, and Facebook apps, is raising $100,000 via nonprofit crowdfunding site Razoo to help black and Latino kids avoid gangs, learn to code, and stay in school.
Guest Post Silicon Valley investors are relatively more concept-focused than revenue- and profit-focused, while the opposite is true in Silicon Beach.
Why is there this regional investor difference?
Causora is a social giving platform that rewards donations with gift cards. It launched today and announced a round of angel funding.
GRP Partners is doing the L.A. thing and getting a “facelift.” The Los Angeles-based VC firm has raised a new $200 million fund and is rebranding as Upfront Ventures.
Guest Post Remember 1999? I was incubating my own Web startup, with zero customers, no funding, and only a group of friends and former colleagues committed to my idea.
SnapChat secures a hefty investment from Benchmark Capital to support the viral growth of its now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t photo sharing app.
General Assembly aims to teach technology skills that the market needs, not just what professors think you ought to know — and it’s expanding its locations worldwide.
An Australian entrepreneur set out on a 10-city, 20-journey across the US creating documentary videos about the startup community in each place.
Los Angeles is turning into a surprising hub for financial technology startups. We profile four of the area’s interesting “fintech” companies.
The Startup Genome has analyzed 50,000 startups around the world to create what it is calling the first “data-driven ranking” of the top 20 tech hubs on the planet.
Space shuttle Endeavor is now home in L.A. A very special team of photographers and helper combined to take amazing high-res photography of its journey, which they released just a few days ago.
Sprint will launch 4G LTE high-speed data in another 100 cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston, in the “coming months.”
Launching today, FitKit prompts you to take a free lifestyle assessment quiz, and then doles out personalized guidance from nutritionists.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUpUD6k57Kk&w=560&h=315] We’ve been covering quite a few companies from Science, the latest incubator to make a splash in the L.A. tech scene.
Sean Percival and his wife, Laurie, are known in the L.A. tech scene for being a particularly stylish couple.
Social video startup Viddy has raised its first round of institutional funding — a healthy $6 million from Silicon Valley venture firms.
The hustling Los Angeles tech scene is revolving around a new center these days: an incubator called Science. It started just a couple months ago and is the work of former MySpace CEO Mike Jones and Color co-founder Peter Pham.
Say you want to rent out the Entourage house for your birthday or Eric Clapton’s old house for your rock-and-roll-themed wedding reception.
BetterWorks, a startup with a platform for engaging and rewarding employees at small and medium-size business, has sealed an $8 million first institutional round of funding.
Two lonely entrepreneurs in Chicago, far from their homes in Los Angeles, hacked together a site in 2010 that let people sign up to meet them over lunch or dinner.