Is Silicon Beach The Next Silicon Valley? Tech Startups Flock To L.A.

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From Adotas:

“Los Angeles is known for its sunshine, sand . . . and now silicon. Southern California, also known as ‘Silicon Beach’ by many, is quickly gaining a reputation for being the up-and-coming region for emerging technology startups. The area is attracting high-caliber talent and serious venture funding for tech-based startup companies looking to take their next board meeting at the beach.

Solidifying Silicon Beach’s position as the next Silicon Valley is the arrival of Google, which has moved into the avant-garde, beachfront community of Venice. Google has placed technology and sales teams inside 100,000 square feet of office space in the Binocular building, originally designed by Frank Gehry. Google is reportedly aiming to lease another 100,000 square feet of office space nearby.

Facebook also has plans to expand their presence in Southern California into a building just a few miles south of Venice…”



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