Morning News, 8/19: Ring, VidMe, Buzzfeed, LA DOT, Lyft & Uber, Innovate Pasadena

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Wednesday, August 19
[a]list Video Summit
Meet & Hire Designers
LA Media Lab – NewMet Bootcamp Demo Day
TechSparks Pasadena Summer Break
Girls Develop It Mentor Night
VR / AR: Redefining Movies, Media & Entertainment

Thursday, August 20
Silicon Beach Young Professionals
Digital Family Convesations w/ Google’s Chief Evangelist

Friday, August 21
Evenings at the Loft 9: Drones, Robotics, Design
Endgadget Live
Comedy Hack Day LA (-8/23)
WATER! A Rhubarb Studios Hack for Humanity (-8/23)

Saturday, August 22

West LA Shared Ecomony Job Fair


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

Santa Monica-based RING Raises $28M from Upfront, Branson, and others (link)

NBC Invests $200M into BUZZFEED (link)

VIDME Launches 1-Minute Documentaries (link)

LA Allows Uber & Lyft LAX Pickups by 3-2 Vote (link)

LA DOT Appoints Transportation Technology Strategist (link)

INNOVATE PASADENA Hires Director of Marketing & Operations (link)

Startups gathered to learn how to generate PR for their companies

And Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole reminds us that we’ll need to educate people about that Expo Rail line… (that poor old lady!)

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