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Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

LA Tech Spotlight: Kyla Brennan, Founder, HelloSociety

Kyla BrennanLos Angeles is known for much more than the entertainment industry. A hub for startups, there’s no shortage of up-and-coming social and tech businesses.

Great businesses frequently come from the sheer virtue of working on something else. And no one knows that better than Angelenos. Two years ago, Kyla Brennan was working at a company in Santa Monica-based incubator Science, when she developed the idea for HelloSociety – a Pinterest marketing and technology firm that represents the most-followed users on Pinterest. Read more

LA Has Ambitious Goal to Bring Free Internet to its 3.5 Million Residents and Businesses

Asians In The Library

LAThe city of Los Angeles is about to get a boost in free internet if city officials get their way – free internet with the construction of the largest broadband project to date. If completed the new fiber will be delivering internet to the municipality’s 3.5 residents and businesses in addition to supplying free data to areas with public Wi-Fi.
While the new internet will be delivering free data, it’s not as lofty as it sounds. For now, the city is hoping that a private company will step in to do the city-wide build-out since no city money is allocated for the project. In exchange, free data will be subsidized by advertising and the city’s wave of easy permitting and approvals. Read more

cyPOP: The Story of an LA-Based Social Startup

Josie BaikLA’s Tech scene is growing and, along with it, the number of LA-based social media sites. One of the most recent additions is cyPOP – a new type of social media platform which connects people through common interests.

Co-founder and president Josie Baik started the company when she was a student at the University of Washington. Now, an MBA student at the University of Southern California, Baik continues to learn, as her company – which relocated to Los Angeles earlier this year  –  grows. Like many passion projects, cyPOP, still in beta, grew out of the founder’s need: she took her childhood loneliness and attraction to social media communities and build a business. Read more