Morning News 5/15: Peter Marx, LA Metro Greentech, Shift, Famebit, Nationbuilder, Hyperloop

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

Meet LA CTO Peter Marx (link)
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Mayor Garcetti and US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx toured METRO‘s new LEED-certified greentech-powered maintenance facility, featuring solar panels, a green roof garden, and a 275,000 gallon storm water retention tank (link)

Santa Monica social adtech co SHIFT acquired by Brand Networks for $50M (link)
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FAMEBIT acquires Refame, expands YouTube roster to Vine, Snapchat, Instagram Stars (link)
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The Mayor’s Office brought together some of DTLA TECH’s best local companies, including Nationbuilder, Greycroft, Hyperloop, Dodgers Accelerator, Two Bit Circus, Rhubarb, USC, and many more

And as if you needed a reason to move to LA…

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