Morning News 8/12: SXSW, Oculus, Vice, Soothe, Heal, Tinder vs Vanity Fair

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar


Wednesday, August 12

LATHH Birthday Party at Hatch Studios
SM New Tech Meetup August 2015 #SMNT37
Building Secure Mobile Applications
Grindr, Los Angeles
Cloud Security Alliance w/ Honest Co

Thursday, August 13
Global Tech Summit
Build with Code: JavaScript
Fireside Chat w/ David Lee
JavaScript Workshops (for UX Unicorns) Series
Tech in Motion Venice Abbot Kinney Tech Crawl

Friday, August 14
TedX Santa Monica Transform
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Here’s what’s new in the world of LA tech:

LA Tech at SXSW 2016: The Definitive Panel Picker List (link)
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On-demand Massage App SOOTHE Raises $10.6M Series A (link)
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OCULUS CEO Palmer Luckey Featured in Wall Street Journal (link)
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On-demand medical app HEAL Featured on Marketplace (link)
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Vanity Fair Published a Piece about TINDER (link)
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…then Tinder Went Batshit Crazy on Twitter… (link)
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…but that’s okay, since Tinder’s publicists gave the media a heads up prior… (link)

…and then Tinder apologized this morning (hey, just like a real bad date!)


(note to future self: insert article link about Twitter’s meteoric usage rate in the second half of 2015)

Culture Clash: Washington Post Examines GOOGLE and SNAPCHAT in the Heart of Venice (link)
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EPIC SPACES Opens 9500 sq ft Coworking Space in Pasadena (link)
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WOMEN FOUNDERS NETWORK is Looking for Junior Judges, Girls 10-18 (link)
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BALLS!!!

SANTA MONICA NEW TECH Continues Its Intro Classes This Week

VICE is Goooooood.

#ouch #ouch #ouch #ouch

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Good news, party people!

RIP Little Buddy:

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