Emerson Dameron

Emerson Dameron

Journalist, copywriter, humorist

Design, comedy, humor, technology, internet culture, startups, business, street art, pranks, Los Angeles

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19 Edtech Companies in Los Angeles You Should Know | Built In ...

19 Edtech Companies in Los Angeles You Should Know ...

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12 virtual reality startups in LA you should know | Built In Los Angeles

12 virtual reality startups in LA you should know |...

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ThriveMarket gives health-conscious consumers a digital Costco

Gunnar Lovelace, serial tech entrepreneur and devotee of healthy living, grew up in Culver City with a single mom and saw how hard she worked to keep her family healthy.“When she remarried, she marrie...

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LA dating startup Etouloo merges gaming and romance

"You can learn more about a person in an hour of games than an hour of just talking,” said John Joseph, founder of Etouloo, a Los Angeles startup that has set out to gamify online dating.With a backgr...

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8 startup cliches to drop from your vocabulary in 2015

Jargon, at its best, provides industry insiders an elegant shorthand for communicating complex ideas that no one has time to explain again and again. As tech journalists, we have found much of the arg...

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$13M Series A round for video curation startup Pluto.TV

Pluto.TV, an online curation platform headquartered in West Hollywood, has just pulled down a $13 million Series A funding round led by USVP. Other early-stage and strategic VCs such as Universal Musi...

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Ad tech company Conversant acquired for $2.3 billion by Alliance Data

Conversant, an ad tech company based in Westlake Village has just been acquired for $2.3 billion in cash and stock by Alliance Data. Previously named ValueClick, Conversant serves as a go-between for...

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SERVIZ: Uber for home repair gets LA homes in order

It might be difficult to hop on the DIY home repair fad if you're rarely home. For LA-area homeowners who don't want to hire an expensive contractor, yet barely have time to pick up a hammer, the Sher...

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Cornerstone OnDemand buys predictive hiring startup Evolv for $42.5 million

Santa Monica-based human resources software maker Cornerstone OnDemand is buying predictive hiring startup Evolv for $42.5 million. The acquisition will deepen Cornerstone’s analytics capabilities as...

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7 hot LA tech companies hiring right now

Southern California's tech explosion has brought with it a variety of employment opportunities, from coding to sales and marketing to growth hacking. Some of the most exciting startups in the Los...