The Little Door takes over the former Villetta space in Santa Monica on September 15. Read more @CurbedLA
Peter Thiel’s new book on startups ‘Zero to One’ is discussed in a recent podcast posted on VC giant Andreessen Horowitz’s blog with co-author Blake Masters, who based the book off his blogposts that re-capped a course Peter Thiel taught at his alma mater Stanford: “Computer Science 183: Startup.” The e-book is available from Barnes & Noble.
Altuzarra for Target launches today — See the lookbook!
If you are in Toronto, be on the look for a McLaren 650S added to the Uber fleet, driven by a mouse. Deadmau5 tweeted out that he was signing up to be an Uber driver last month and tonight tweets that he’s become a driver (for tonight away). He caps the tweet with “get lucky.”
in toronto? need a lift? I’m working for @uber tonight, downtown toronto. get lucky. 10 Sep 2014
In this recent interview with TechCrunch, Tinder CEO, Sean Rad says his app is not just for hookups. That you can meet a best friend, a contact, or even your soul mate!
Robert Downey, Jr. and his son Exton are featured in this month’s issue of Vanity Fair.
Originally Published on: Feb 26, 2013: Heard: The Palm Restauant Moving to Beverly Hills! A little birdie tells us the Palm is moving to Bev Hills! This is unconfirmed but we are finding out more. We shall be cutting out the walls if they dont take them with!! UPDATE (8/20/14): We were right! Palm is coming to Canon…
While meeting Facebook friends of your Facebook friends through Hinge or Tinder is cool, I think we can all agree there is no vetting standard better than a good clear job history. Do you really care if someone likes music or wine if they are broke or work the night shift. Alright men, before you go getting judgmental,…
Check out friend of the truffle Jules Urbach on CNBC today talking about his innovative cloud rendering company, OTOY, which has Google’s Eric Schmidt on its board and ps — Ari Emanuel is Jules’ agent; need we say more?
Anna Wintour accepts Bee Shaffer’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and in turn nominated Roger Federer and Dominic West. [<href="http://www.vogue.com/982771/anna-wintour-als-ice-bucket-challenge/">Vogue]
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Bonobos is more well-known for their innovative marketing than their clothing; even Wharton agrees. Bonobos along with Warby Parker and Harrys are among the latest brands the top business school gives as examples in customer-centric markets like ours (read: not the 50s). We were not surprised to find Bonobos had choosen the hot retail stretch…
“When Mayor Eric Garcetti added the hashtag #SiliconBeach to a tweet, [his newly hired 'tech zcar' Peter] Marx said he got an email “a half-second later” from “a very prominent VC,” who said he was extremely disappointed.” — re/code
In this hilarious article from re/code about the ‘controversy’ of the term Silicon Beach (a term we’ve never used on the Truffle until 10 words ago, and which also annoys us), opinions from successful LA startups ranged from ‘it sounds douchey’ to ‘I f—ing hate it.’ LA venture capitalist Mark Suster says in the article: “There were a few party boys who raised a lot of money who promoted the term — by the way, none of their companies are doing well now — And they promoted the term for one reason: Because I hated it.”
A commentor in the comments section pointed out: “This is round two in trying to name LA’s technology ecosystem. Remember the “Digital Coast”? From February, 1998? http://articles.latimes.com/1998/feb/18/business/fi-20242”
Whoops twice, then. Oy. Isn’t this the most creative town on Earth? ISO: New name for LA tech!