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California Home Sales Maintain Last Year’s Momentum in January, C.A.R. Reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 395,550 in January on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 0.7 percent from December and up 10.3 percent from January 2019. – January’s statewide median home price was $575,160, down 6.5 percent from December and up 7.1 percent from January 2019. – The statewide Unsold Inventory Index was 3.4 months in January, up from 2.5 months in December but down from 4.6 months in January 2019. Los Angeles, CA – Feb. 19, 2020 (PRNewswire) Continue...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, United States, San Diego, Kings, Nevada, Napa, Orange, Santa Clara, Sonoma


SpaceX alumni are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub for tech talent and venture dollars on par with New York and Boston. In the ensuing years, Los Angeles and its entrepreneurial talent pool has captu...
Tags: Spacex, New York, La, Boston, Alabama, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Snapchat, Blue Origin, Cape Canaveral, Ellis, Noone, Tim Ellis, Jordan Noone


SpaceX’s spin-outs are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub for tech talent and venture dollars on par with New York and Boston. In the ensuing years, Los Angeles and its entrepreneurial talent pool has captu...
Tags: Spacex, New York, La, Boston, Alabama, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Snapchat, Blue Origin, Cape Canaveral, Ellis, Noone, Tim Ellis, Jordan Noone


Snap accelerator names its latest cohort

Yellow, the accelerator program launched by Snap in 2018, has selected ten companies to join its latest cohort. The new batch of startups coming from across the U.S. and international cities like London, Mexico City, Seoul and Vilnius are building professional social networks for black professionals and blue collar workers, fashion labels, educational tools in augmented reality, kids entertainment, and an interactive entertainment production company. The list of new companies include: Brightly ...
Tags: TC, London, Media, Social Networking, Social Networks, California, Massachusetts, Marketing, Los Angeles, Tech, Snapchat, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Animation, Mexico City


Zillow’s iBuyer sends revenue soaring in Q4, beats expectations

The company's revenue jumped 158 percent year-over-year during the final months of 2019 — far more than analysts had expected.
Tags: Florida, Texas, Technology, Wall Street, Los Angeles, Radio, Earnings, Zillow, Orlando, Industry News, Markets & Economy, Select, Rich Barton, iBuyer, Zillow Offers, Ibuying


The life and career rise of billionaire Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO leading a new streaming serve called Quibi

Meg Whitman, 63, is one of Silicon Valley's most storied CEOs. In her decades-long career, Whitman has been credited with turning around eBay and making major changes at Hewlett-Packard. Now, she's leading a new streaming platform called Quibi. Here's what you need to know about Whitman, a Princeton University graduate whose among the richest self-made women in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Meg Whitman, now in her third iteration of being a tech CEO, is a veteran...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hollywood, California, Ebay, Boston, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, United Kingdom, New York Times, Hasbro, Silicon Valley


Want podcasts to remain independent? Support independent podcasts

Full disclosure one: I’ve hosted a lot of independent podcasts, with varying degrees of success. Full disclosure two: This story is being hosted on a site owned by a corporate media giant. There’s even some chance that, by the time it’s published, the decision will be made to host it behind a paywall. The fact is, I’ve worked for a lot of big media companies throughout my professional career. It’s honestly the one way I’ve been able to make a consistent living as a professional writer living...
Tags: Podcasts, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Tech, Podcasting, Patreon, MacArthur Park, Marc Maron, Jesse Thorn, Carl Newman, New Pornographers, New York City Independence, KZSC Santa Cruz, KZSC


Jeff Bezos just pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his billions.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, has pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. Bezos became nearly $2 billion richer after selling some of his Amazon stock earlier this month. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $130 billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration co...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Elon Musk, Instagram, Yahoo, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, Bill Gates


FDA Clears 'World's First' Portable, Low-Cost MRI Following Positive Clinical Research

Magnetic resonance imaging is no longer confined to radiology departments. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this month that it has provided clearance to the "world's first" bedside MRI system, according to an announcement. From a report: Hyperfine said it will begin shipping its portable, low-field modalities this summer. It's 510(k) clearance falls on the same day that Yale researchers reported the device can accurately and safely image patient's brains for stroke. Those prelimin...
Tags: Los Angeles, Tech, Yale, Connecticut, Fda, U S Food and Drug Administration, Hyperfine, American Stroke Association s International, Kevin Sheth, Yale School of Medicine This


Max Q: Spacex gets ready for first human flight

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. This week turned out to be a surprisingly busy one in space news – kicked off by the Trump administration’s FY 2021 budget proposal, which was generous to U.S. space efforts both in science and in defense. Meanwhile, we saw significant progress in SpaceX’s commercial crew program, and plenty of activity among startups big and small. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon arrives in Florida The spacec...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Alabama, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Flight, United States, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Satellite


How to Build Your Personal Brand as a Freelancer

This article has been contributed by Diana Adjadj. Have you checked the latest figures on the freelance workforce? It’s getting very crowded out there. According to the latest figures by Statista, there are almost 60 million independent workers in the U.S. alone. This is impressive considering that the gig economy was virtually non-existent just a decade ago. Now, the number of freelancers is projected to reach more than 90 million in less than a decade. On top of that, the annual increase in th...
Tags: Google, Business, Design, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Jeff Bezos, Freelance, Branding, Lakers, Guest Articles, Bryant, Rachel, Adam


Police Say Amazon's Ring Isn't Much of a Crime Fighter

Ring's promotional video includes the police chief of the small Florida suburb of Winter Park saying "we understand the value of those cameras in helping us solve crimes." But over the last 22 months, their partnership with Ring hasn't actually led to a single arrest, reports NBC News. The only crime it solved was a 13-year-old boy who opened two delivered packages, decided he didn't like what was inside, and rode away on his bike. "Eventually the boy was sent to a state diversion program for ...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Nbc News, Los Angeles, Tech, Kansas City Missouri, Winter Park, Middle Tennessee State University, MIT s Technology Review, Wilshire Park, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, NBC News Investigation, Phoenix Miami, Liz O Sullivan, Ben Stickle


‘And Then We Danced’ Director Levan Akin on when a movie gets you death threats

Director Levan Akin on set with Levan Gelbakhiani “Can we sit outside? I need to smoke.” Levan Akin makes the request when we greet him outside a bookstore in Park City, Utah. The two of us find a cafe table nearby overlooking the street, where we watch a light powdering of snow begin to fall as the mid-week lull of the Sundance Film Festival begins. Normally we might object to Akin smoking, but in his case, it somehow makes sense. His Sundance entry, And Then We Danced, has incited protests ...
Tags: Google, Feature, UK, New York, Sweden, Entertainment, Scotland, Russia, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Spain, United States, Belgium, Catholic, Lgbtq


The Scandal Rocking California’s Weed Industry

Sometime in 2018, a Chicago-area union honcho named Joseph Senese started showing up at cannabis industry mixers in California.Senese represented himself as a leader of the National Production Workers Union, an Illinois-based outfit. As he put it to curious cannabis business owners and consultants, the union was getting into weed with a new California-based local called “ProTech Local 33.” The idea was to help West Coast cannabis businesses fulfill a labor-friendly licensing requirement necessar...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Labor, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, Silicon Valley, West Coast, Illinois, Central Valley, The Daily Beast, Teamsters, Morgan Fox


Online-only Platforms Are Going Offline With Permanent Spaces

An anonymous reader shares a report: The retailpocalypse started in 2010. It followed the 2008 global recession, with the parallel birth and rise of social media adding fuel to the growth of online shopping. Suburban and rural malls sat empty, underutilized or poorly maintained as the most affected brands lost their customer base in the squeezed middle class. Meanwhile, online retailers thrived without the overhead costs of a physical space. Nearly a decade later, the online-only platforms that ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Tech, Venice, Shopify, Abbot Kinney, Depop, Hunker House, Little Italy Manhattan, Silver Lake LA Read


Jeff Bezos’ $165M mansion deal shatters Los Angeles sales record

Bezos bought the Beverly Hills estate from Hollywood mogul David Geffen in an off-market deal without the involvement of any agents.
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Technology, Listings, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Radio, Beverly Hills, Jack Warner, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Warner Brothers, David Geffen, Bezos, News Brief


Soylent shakes up its executive team, naming Demir Vangelov as its new CEO

Soylent, the once high-flying Los Angeles-based meal replacement startup that has raised $72.4 million in financing from investors including Google Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Andreessen Horowitz, has shaken up its executive team. This week, the company announced in a blog post that the company’s chief financial officer, Demir Vangelov, would be taking over the top spot at the company and current chief executive Bryan Crowley would be stepping down. “We would like to thank Bryan Crowley for h...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Rob Rhinehart, Soylent, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Crowley, Rhinehart, Lerer Hippeau, Personnel, Bryan Crowley, Demir Vangelov, Vangelov


Los Angeles-based ‘deep tech’ investment firm Riot Ventures is raising a $75M fund

Riot Ventures, the Los Angeles-based, early-stage and deep technology investment firm is going out to market to raise a $75 million second fund to finance the development of startups in LA and beyond, according to fundraising documents viewed by TechCrunch. The firm has largely flown under the radar, but it has been investing in startups applying innovations in automation, artificial intelligence, computer vision, computational biology, material sciences and robotics to industrial products and p...
Tags: TC, Tinder, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Sprint, Retail, Machine Learning, Oculus, Aerospace, Snap, Walt Disney Co, Desktop Metal, Serial Entrepreneur, Riot Ventures, Stephen Marcus


Surprise! Audit finds automated license plate reader programs are a privacy nightmare

Automated license plate readers, ALPRs, would be controversial even if they were responsibly employed by the governments that run them. Unfortunately, and to no one’s surprise, the way they actually operate is “ deeply disturbing and confirm[s] our worst fears about the misuse of this data,” according to an audit of the programs instigated by a Californian legislator. “ What we’ve learned today is that many law enforcement agencies are violating state law, are retaining personal data for length...
Tags: Privacy, California, Government, Los Angeles, Tech, Policy, Marin, Wiener, Scott Weiner, LAPD Fresno PD, Sacramento County Sheriffs Departments Police


Jeff Bezos buys lavish Beverly Hills estate for record $165m – report

Amazon founder purchases nine-acre estate once owned by Warner Bros president, Wall Street Journal saysJeff Bezos has set a new property price record in Los Angeles with the purchase of a $165m Beverly Hills estate, the Wall Street Journal reported.The Amazon founder’s purchase of the home from the media mogul David Geffen is the largest amount paid for a single-family Los Angeles-area home. The nine-acre estate originally belonged to Jack Warner, the late former president of Warner Bros Studios...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, Technology, Internet, Los Angeles, E-commerce, US news, Beverly Hills, Jack Warner, Warner Bros, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Napoleon, David Geffen, Bezos, Josephine


What to Watch: Queer history on TV, a Guatemalan love story and Juliette Lewis trailing a killer

Margret Cho in ‘Visible’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Must: Visible-Out on TV Out-gay director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth) returns with his most ambitious—and impressive—projec...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Feature, New York, Entertainment, La, Norman Lear, US, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Juliette Lewis, Netflix, Lgbtq, Janet Mock, Eastern Europe


Jeff Bezos buys lavish Beverly Hills estate for record $165m – report

Amazon founder purchases nine-acre estate once owned by Warner Bros president, Wall Street Journal saysJeff Bezos has set a new property price record in Los Angeles with the purchase of a $165m Beverly Hills estate, the Wall Street Journal reported.The Amazon founder’s purchase of the home from the media mogul David Geffen is the largest amount paid for a single-family Los Angeles-area home. The nine-acre estate originally belonged to Jack Warner, the late former president of Warner Bros Studios...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Internet, Los Angeles, E-commerce, Beverly Hills, Jack Warner, Warner Bros, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Napoleon, David Geffen, Bezos, Josephine, Warner Bros Studios Warner


1 in 10 card transactions could be done with Apple Pay by 2025, providing Apple a revenue boost amid iPhone sales slump (AAPL)

Apple Pay currently makes up 5% of global card transactions, and could account for 10% by 2025, according to data by researchers at Bernstein cited in a report by Quartz.  The revenue from Apple Pay could help the company offset slowing sales of physical devices like the iPhone. Apple launched the mobile payment feature in October 2014. In 2019, Apple and Goldman Sachs launched the Apple Card, which incentivizes cardholders to use Apple Pay to earn cash back. Apple is looking to grow its Servi...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, New York, Australia, China, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Alibaba, Portland, Goldman Sachs, Nfc, Huawei, Bain, Business Insider


Meet the 11 power-player marketing execs who will battle it out in the next phase of the streaming TV wars

The streaming wars have not only led to a flood of new content, they're also driving a marketing blitz as new and incumbent platforms try to convince people to open their wallets and subscribe. Business Insider identified 11 marketing executives to watch at the new and forthcoming major streaming-video services. They include Joe Earley, who helped coordinate Disney Plus' massive marketing effort; Jackie Lee-Joe of Netflix, which is facing its most competitive moment ever; and Kelly Campbell, w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Nbc, Microsoft, India, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Syfy, Los Angeles, Trends


Meet the 11 power-player marketing execs who will battle it out in the next phase of the streaming wars

The streaming wars have not only led to a flood of new content, they're also driving a marketing blitz as new and incumbent platforms try to convince people to open their wallets and subscribe. Business Insider identified 11 marketing executives to watch at the new and forthcoming major streaming-video services. They include Joe Earley, who helped coordinate Disney Plus' massive marketing effort; Jackie Lee-Joe of Netflix, which is facing its most competitive moment ever; and Kelly Campbell, w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Nbc, Microsoft, India, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Syfy, Los Angeles, Trends


A bet Apple made in 2014 appears to be paying off as the iPhone company looks to define its next decade (AAPL)

Apple Pay currently makes up 5% of global card transactions, and could account for 10% by 2025, according to data by researchers at Bernstein cited in a report by Quartz.  The revenue from Apple Pay could help the company offset slowing sales of physical devices like the iPhone. Apple launched the mobile payment feature in October 2014. In 2019, Apple and Goldman Sachs launched the Apple Card, which incentivizes cardholders to use Apple Pay to earn cash back. Apple is looking to grow its Servi...
Tags: Apple, New York, Australia, China, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Alibaba, Portland, Goldman Sachs, Nfc, Huawei, Bain, Business Insider, Aapl


Headspace raises $93 million in equity and debt as it pursues clinical validation for mindfulness

, the Los Angeles-based mindfulness and meditation company locked in a bitter competitive struggle with Calm for leadership in the mental wellness world, has raised new capital to try and take the pole position. The company has just closed on $93 million in new equity and debt financing from a slew of investors as it pursues a number of clinical studies that could provide scientific validation for the somewhat nebulous claims around the benefits associated with mindfulness and meditation. That ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Lebron James, Tpg Capital, Headspace, Calm, Pacific Western Bank, Richard Pierson, Stanford University Headspace, Waverly Capital Times Bridge, Renate Nyborg, CAA Calm, James John McEnroe Matthew McConaughey


5 Future Transportation Trends That Will Change the Way We Travel

Big changes may soon happen to our roads, seas, and skies. Driverless cars, air taxis, and passenger pods capable of transferring people at speeds of 600 mph or more are bound to make travel faster and safer in the years ahead. These future transportation trends can change the way we commute and travel. With new innovation comes lots of debate on how technology will impact us and the world around us. There are also tons of safety concerns, regulatory decisions, and ethical questions that will ne...
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, UPS, Automotive, Volkswagen, Lifehacks, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Tesla Audi Uber, Small Aircraft Transportation System


The Experimental Abstract Films of Pioneering American Animator Mary Ellen Bute (1930s-1950s)

There’s been a lot of talk about the blurring of national and linguistic boundaries at the Academy Awards this year. Have we entered a new era of moviemaking internationalism? “History, that never-failing fount of irony,” writes Anthony Lane at The New Yorker, “may be of assistance at this point.” When Louis B. Mayer first proposed the Academy in 1927 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, it was to be called the International Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “The word ‘Inte...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Disney, America, Los Angeles, Bbc, Yale, Hitler, Houston, Academy, James Joyce, Walt Disney, Facebook Twitter, Fritz Lang, Anthony Lane


Hyundai taps EV startup Canoo to develop electric vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group said it will jointly develop an electric vehicle platform with Los Angeles-based startup Canoo, the latest startup tapped by the automaker as part of an $87 billion push to invest in electrification and other future technologies. The electric vehicle platform will be based on Canoo’s proprietary skateboard design, according to the agreement that was announced Tuesday. The platform will be used for future Hyundai and Kia electric vehicles as well as the automaker group’s so...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Los Angeles, Tech, Companies, Automotive, United Kingdom, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Electric Car, Faraday Future, Kia Motors, Albert Biermann, Hyundai Motor



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