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TechZulu Based in Los Angeles, California, TechZulu is an independent news organization delivering an insightful story of the technology industry by showcasing the very people creating it.

Techzulu, founded in November, 2007, is a technology website that brings awareness about technology companies in the Southern California area. Our goal is to report the news about emerging and established technology companies. We do this by giving you exclusive interviews with the people involved in these companies, provide information about what happens in technology conferences, and reporting th

Techzulu, founded in November, 2007, is a technology website that brings awareness about technology companies in the Southern California area. Our goal is to report the news about emerging and established technology companies. We do this by giving you exclusive interviews with the people involved in these companies, provide information about what happens in technology conferences, and reporting th

10/10/2018
Magic Leap L.E.A.P. Conference Keynote | Live from Los Angeles, October 10

The Magic Leap keynote is here! We've played it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV8oGahOSgc

What you are about to see is real. No tricks, no clever edited video fx. The hype is real and more importantly the technology is real. Untethered mixed reality through spatial computing. This is not an ad. This is a believer. #LEAPcon

Watch the greatest minds in spatial computing, live from the Magic Box in Los Angeles. Our keynote speakers include… John Donovan: CEO of AT&T Communications...

Viacom has acquired AwesomenessTV for $25M. Dreamworks bought it in 2013 for $33M, then sold 49% for $240M. Comcast Univ...
07/28/2018
Viacom acquires Gen Z digital media company AwesomenessTV

Viacom has acquired AwesomenessTV for $25M.

Dreamworks bought it in 2013 for $33M, then sold 49% for $240M. Comcast Universal bought DWA in 2016. This deal is a full exit from Comcast, Hearst and Verizon into the loving arms of Paramount.

Viacom today confirmed it’s acquiring digital media company AwesomenessTV, whose network reaches 158 million subscribers and approximately 300 million monthly views. The news follows a report from earlier this week that said the two were in talks about an acquisition, which priced the deal at…

‪Hollywood is getting over 6,000 new apartments and 1,000 new hotel rooms in the next few years, aiming to be the ultima...
07/05/2018
Hollywood’s wild development boom, mapped

‪Hollywood is getting over 6,000 new apartments and 1,000 new hotel rooms in the next few years, aiming to be the ultimate live-work-play destination of L.A. These are all city-approved or close to permitted, on top of the Red Line Subway which connects Hollywood to Pasadena, downtown and the beach. Its time you start thinking inland from #SiliconBeach https://la.curbed.com/maps/hollywood-development-hotels-apartments-construction‬

When complete, these 30-plus projects will change the neighborhood.

With Pixar in the news today, wouldn't it be cool to see its early tech startup founding documents generated by the sale...
06/09/2018
Alvy Pixar History Page

With Pixar in the news today, wouldn't it be cool to see its early tech startup founding documents generated by the sale of Series A shares from George Lucas to Steve Jobs.

Here you go: http://alvyray.com/Pixar/

Plot twist: John Lasseter is *not* a founder of Pixar

Many silicon beach events have taken place at GA, now they have new European owners. https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/15/n...
04/16/2018
New York’s programming ed tech startup, General Assembly, sells to Adecco for $413 million

Many silicon beach events have taken place at GA, now they have new European owners.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/15/new-yorks-programming-ed-tech-startup-general-assembly-sells-to-adecco-for-413-million/

The European human resources services company Adecco Group said that is acquiring the New York-based, programming, design, and management training startup General Assembly for $413 million. With th…

The #Techmunch at sea event is packed with the best food grammers! Folks like The Fresh 20 and Digital LA are enjoying a...
03/31/2018

The #Techmunch at sea event is packed with the best food grammers! Folks like The Fresh 20 and Digital LA are enjoying an 8 course meal from celebrity chef Curtis Stone and instagram tips from Not Without Salt. Its even trending on Twitter!

Playa Vista’s first major tech exit (biggest?) is Belkin networking! Foxconn is acquiring the #SiliconBeach based owner ...
03/27/2018
Foxconn unit to buy Belkin International for $866m

Playa Vista’s first major tech exit (biggest?) is Belkin networking! Foxconn is acquiring the #SiliconBeach based owner of Linksys and Wemo IoT brands in an all cash transaction.

The LA tech millionaire scene just grew in ranks.

https://www.ft.com/content/5b8f59b6-314e-11e8-b5bf-23cb17fd1498

A Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of Taiwan-based iPhone supplier Foxconn said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy US consumer electronics maker Belkin International for $866m by way of a merger.

03/14/2018
The Walt Disney Company Announces Strategic Reorganization - The Walt Disney Company

Disney reorganizes it’s entire corporation effectively immediately. There’s a lot to unpack here but it sets up Disney to better integrate FOX studios and compete with Netflix.

- 4 corporate divisions.
- Consumer products, video games & licensing now under Theme Parks.
- All ad sales, including TV ads, now under Direct-to-Consumer Tech & Platforms.
- Film Studio unchanged (Pixar, Lucas, Marvel, Fox, etc)
- Media Networks to stay in their own lane of TV & Cable.

This sets up the future if VR / AR in the theme park and retail business as it should be. The FOX deal will more than double the number of TV cable channels under Disney so this is a way to bring in that stable of talent smoothly. The biggest change is the creation of DTC, and moving all international sales and and tv ad sales there. It’s Disney saying they are a digital first company with global scale.

Disney is attempting to teach the entire programmatic advertising industry how to be digital first. This can mean we will start to see pricing parity across digital, social, legacy OTT platforms,

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-announces-strategic-reorganization/

New Structure Consolidates the Company’s Direct-to-Consumer Services, Technology and International Media Operations into a Single, Worldwide Business to Capitalize on Growth Opportunities Parks …Read More

The city of Los Angeles now has a CDO - Chief Design Officer.
03/13/2018
Hidden Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles now has a CDO - Chief Design Officer.

Christopher Hawthorne has been the LA Times’ Architecture Critic for 14 years. His new role in City Hall will be Chief Design Officer of Los Angeles.

03/10/2018

Some of you may have Toys R Us gift cards. Use them this weekend!! They will be declaring bankruptcy within days, which will cancel the redemption of all gift cards.

Silicon Beach expands to Westwood as Westside Pavilion converts to office space. Keep the growth going, startups! P.S. t...
03/07/2018
Westside Pavilion will become mostly office space

Silicon Beach expands to Westwood as Westside Pavilion converts to office space. Keep the growth going, startups!

P.S. this is a GREAT location and is walking distance to the train. Companies leasing space could attract train commuters from Downtown to Santa Monica.

https://la.curbed.com/2018/3/5/17081256/westside-pavilion-office-space-hudson-pacific-properties

The iconic 1980s-era mall appeared in "Clueless" and the music video for "Free Fallin.’"

Ice Cube, Chris Paul, and the founder of Lyft hosted a Tech Startup investing 101 course during the NBA All-star weekend...
02/19/2018
NBA all-star Baron Davis wants to prep athletes and entertainers for the startup game

Ice Cube, Chris Paul, and the founder of Lyft hosted a Tech Startup investing 101 course during the NBA All-star weekend here in LA.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/19/nba-all-star-baron-davis-wants-to-prep-athletes-and-entertainers-for-the-startup-game/

Last Saturday afternoon in the penthouse suite of the London West Hollywood, two-time NBA all-star Baron Davis was providing assists in a different kind of..

Our Top 7 Tech Trends of 2018
02/07/2018
Our Top 7 Tech Trends of 2018 - TechZulu

Our Top 7 Tech Trends of 2018

We already know that bitcoin is the hottest trend since those self-balancing scooter batteries exploded, but what about tech hardware and gaming? Read on to find our top 7 tech trends of 2018 brought to you by the nerds at Gadget Review. 1. Oculus Go This will be Facebooks first, dedicated VR headse...

11/30/2017

Major things are happening in LA journalism. Today, the entire editorial staff of LA Weekly was fired by a secret new owner. Last week, LAist fired its entire staff and closed for business. OC Weekly fired its editors. Thrillist pivoted to video. LA Times is trying to unionize for the first time in its history. And all the news "blogs" that "pivoted" to video are losing more money than ever. All this after KCET dropped the PBS license and sold their studios to Scientology.

Change is happening in the city of Angels. Who will fill the void for local news? Is SoMoLo dead?

Hidden Los Angeles
11/15/2017
Hidden Los Angeles

Hidden Los Angeles

We've had a number of conversations about this on HLA...

Ever wanted to go month to month on a car? Canvas is a startup expanding to LA, who recently exited to Ford, that will l...
11/01/2017
Ford’s Canvas monthly car subscription car service expands to LA

Ever wanted to go month to month on a car? Canvas is a startup expanding to LA, who recently exited to Ford, that will lease you a car for $400 all-in including insurance and maintenance. https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/01/fords-canvas-monthly-car-subscription-car-service-expands-to-la/

Canvas is expanding beyond its home city of San Francisco, with an expansion of its monthly subscription car ownership model to Los Angeles – possibly the..

The venerable Los Angeles Times just unionized for the first time in its prolific history. Will Buzzfeed and other digit...
10/04/2017

The venerable Los Angeles Times just unionized for the first time in its prolific history. Will Buzzfeed and other digital outlets be next? Pic from Times national correspondant Matt Pearce who you should be following: https://twitter.com/mattdpearce

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams made the most beautiful video tribute  to their new child.
09/29/2017
We made this. • u/serenawilliams

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams made the most beautiful video tribute to their new child.

797 points and 118 comments so far on reddit

WORLDZ | Stand For Something
08/15/2017
WORLDZ | Stand For Something - TechZulu

WORLDZ | Stand For Something

Magical sparkling fairies and live Dave Matthews type music greet my eyes and ears as I enter a Business Relationship Wonderland in Hollywood, California Loews Hotel. The venue is filled with elite global innovators and game changers.

4 Hacks That Will Actually Help Entrepreneurs Get More Sleep
06/15/2017
4 Hacks That Will Actually Help Entrepreneurs Get More Sleep

4 Hacks That Will Actually Help Entrepreneurs Get More Sleep

It’s no secret that entrepreneurs are busy all the time–between juggling a business, dealing with employees, and maintaining a social life, it can be next to impossible to get in your eight hours of shut-eye per night.

Google Assistant Smart Homes: Which System Is Most Compatible?
06/06/2017
Google Assistant Smart Homes: Which System Is Most Compatible?

Google Assistant Smart Homes: Which System Is Most Compatible?

There are a wide variety of devices out there to add to your smart home, but not all of them are compatible with every control hub like Google Assistant. The following smart home devices can be connected to your Google Home and activated with simple commands to streamline your life and make your dai...

Will Driverless Cars Help Eliminate Traffic?
06/02/2017
Will Driverless Cars Help Eliminate Traffic?

Will Driverless Cars Help Eliminate Traffic?

As the name would imply, driverless cars are vehicles that do not necessarily need a driver in order to navigate roads. As it stands, most driverless cars are prototype models and are not used on or around public roadways. There are a few different types of driverless cars. Some would be used as del...

How Traditional Industries Can Adopt EdTech’s Innovation
04/11/2017
How Traditional Industries Can Adopt EdTech’s Innovation

How Traditional Industries Can Adopt EdTech’s Innovation

The technology industry moves fast — so fast that it has a model called Moore’s Law that projects how technological power essentially doubles every year. However, if you look at traditional industries such as real estate, accounting, and insurance, innovation tends to come much slower, particularly ...

More photos from PodShare Venice! Located at the corner of Venice and Ocean just one block from the south end of Abbott ...
04/10/2017

More photos from PodShare Venice! Located at the corner of Venice and Ocean just one block from the south end of Abbott Kinney. Founder Elvina Beck works with the city to ensure the daily hostel-style service is legit, and not just another AirBnB headache. Podshare offers affordable beds in high traffic locations like Hollywood Blvd and now Venice, and each bed comes with a TV and wifi. It's the best of Community based accommodations.

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Disturbing that one of your employees or claims to be anyway, Garrick Chan, verbally attacked some female facebook members with misogynistic and really offensive language. Is this the type of employee that your firm attracks and employs? Curious if this is something that goes unchecked at TechZulu.com or is encouraged. Hopefully not!