Silicon Alley Channels Silicon Valley in South L.A.

Silicon Alley Channels Silicon Valley in South L.A.

In Southern California’s underdeveloped tech world there’s Silicon Beach, the 3-mile stretch of startups from Santa Monica to Venice modeled after Silicon Valley, and then there’s much more obscure Silicon Alley. The latter, as its name suggests, also strives to incorporate the tech capital’s successes and “represents what Los Angeles could be”. A Hack-A-Thon at Normandie Christian School in South L.A. on Saturday gave a glimpse into this work-in-progress. The techies weren’t entrepreneurs with investor…

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Keeping Your Home Clean And ‘Green’

Keeping Your Home Clean And ‘Green’

If the founders of Method have their way, every house in the nation will be cleaned using green, eco-friendly products. Right now, the San Francisco company is happy to have its products on the shelves of prominent retailers such as Target, Whole Foods and Lowe’s. “We [built this business] because we’re human beings who care about this planet,” says cofounder Eric Ryan. Method pulled in revenues of $100 million last year, selling bathroom cleaner, dish…

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