LA Tech News 4/29: Zingy, Jaunt, Vice, Snapchat, Abbot Kinney Hotel, Hack for LA

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Fireside Chat with Michelle Garakian, Technology Liaison, Office of LA Mayor Garcetti

#FABEvent: Social Media, Influencer, & Content Marketing

Hypebot Los Angeles Music Tech Meetup

Here’s what’s new in the world of LA tech:

ZINGY announces HOME ACCESS (link)
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JAUNT announces LA virtual reality studio (link)
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LINKIN PARK announce venture fund (link)
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84-room hotel on ABBOT KINNEY edges forward (link)
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Hillary Duff uses TINDER (link)
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LA’s Chief Data Officer ABHI NEMANI goes to Sacramento to support SB573 (install a statewide CDO + open data portal)

Peter Hamby is leaving CNN for SNAPCHAT (link)
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VICE is getting its own TV channel (link)
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LA AD TECH hosted area VCs talking ad tech investment

UKTI hosted its annual TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS FORUM

STARTUP GRIND talked with Eva Ho of Susa Ventures

LAVA LAB packed the house at USC

HACK FOR LA hosted yet ANOTHER sold out event!

FWD.US held its monthly meetup at Venice’s Amplify offices

SMASHING CONFERENCE is talking design & UX in Santa Monica

And here are two cautionary tales on growth in the area — I’m 100% go go LA, but let’s do this right:

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