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

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

LA Tech at SXSW 2016: The Definitive Panel Picker List (link)

On-demand Massage App SOOTHE Raises $10.6M Series A (link)

OCULUS CEO Palmer Luckey Featured in Wall Street Journal (link)
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On-demand medical app HEAL Featured on Marketplace (link)

Vanity Fair Published a Piece about TINDER (link)

…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)

WOMEN FOUNDERS NETWORK is Looking for Junior Judges, Girls 10-18 (link)


SANTA MONICA NEW TECH Continues Its Intro Classes This Week

VICE is Goooooood.

#ouch #ouch #ouch #ouch


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