John Diep

John Diep

Founder, Editor-In-Chief // A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, ICANN, and Raytheon. A mentor at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Entrepreneur School, Dr. David Choi. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; and invested in some. // Let's Connect: [email protected]

Top Reasons Why Starting Your Own Company Is Better than Joining One

Bill Gates and Microsoft. Steve Jobs and Apple. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Lots of startup founders dream of attaining the same success as these legendary business icons, but such high hopes isn’t the only reason that people would rather become an entrepreneur than to climb the corporate ladder of an existing company. In fact, recent research studies show that there are plenty of other reasons why people choose this particular...

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10 Tastiest Diners To Eat in LA

There’s just something relaxing and restful when you pop by a diner, you know? It’s a great place to hang out for a while in the middle of the workday or to nurse a hangover. You’ve got your counter and the swivel chairs, the leather booths, and the mugs of strong coffee. There’s plenty of food, and the servers are friendly. It somehow reminds you of home. If you’re in...

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Ready-To-Eat Coffee Bars That Are Caffeinated And Flavored With Real Coffee, Yum!

What is better than drinking coffee? Well, what if you could have it as a snack? That’s what Pocket Latte is all about. Available in cream + sugar and dark roast flavors, these are coffee bars ready to eat, and they’re organic too. If you’ve been looking for a different type of coffee, this is it. These bars may resemble chocolate but they’re prepared with real coffee flavors for that...

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Super Cool Prop/Art Display Wall Mount Invented by Two LA Designers

Jack Bogdan and Brooklyn Short, who are Los Angeles-based designers, created Prop/Art as a way of displaying their record and comics collection as wall art. They initially wanted to display their art prints but it was too expensive to have them framed – and thus Prop/Art was born. Prop/Art, or Prop/Art, is a wall-mounted, single-item display shelf that can easily be nailed on a wooden or concrete wall.  Made from...

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Healthy Eating – 16 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier Every Day

There are hundreds if not thousands of advice on how to have a healthy diet.  And in most cases, these pieces of advice would contradict each other. But why? You should know that each person responds differently to a certain diet. What works for you might not work for your friend and vice versa. Some of the tips provided below might contradict one another because you were not meant to...

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9 Biggest Trends in The Tech Industry at This Moment

So what’s happening in the tech industry lately? IT, like fashion and the auto industry, moves in certain trends. If you want to keep up with your competitors and continue to engage meaningfully with consumers, you need to be aware of these trends. Here’s a list of the more significant ones: Data Streaming & Analytics For many consumers, data streaming is all about watching a TV show while you’re downloading...

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Certified Yoga Teachers Launches Stylish Indie Artist-Designed Yoga Pants

Yoga pants in solid colors like black, white and gray can be too boring. Enter the printed yoga pants manufactured by Sankalpa and you will never wear solid-colored yoga pants ever again! Josh and Elyse Nickell, the husband-and-wife team behind Sankalpa, are certified yoga teachers who wanted to incorporate colors into their yoga mats. They commissioned independent artists from around the world to design prints and patterns for yoga mats...

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Renowned Product Designer, Yves Béhar is Redefining The Way Music Lovers Interact With Vinyl Records With LOVE

Vinyl records are becoming popular again and LOVE billed as the world’s first intelligent turntable, offers a contemporary way of playing them. Think of the traditional turntable concept but with a high-tech twist – the entire hardware comes in a giant tonearm placed above the record. Designed by Yves Béhar, the renowned product designer, LOVE is a more stylish, more portable and simpler solution than the turntables in the market...

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21 Excellent Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

Being productive is essential for everyone, especially when starting a business; there always seem to be a million things on your to-do list and you don’t know where to start. Being productive helps you do better at your job and save you time (which means more free time). If you value your time, then you should find ways to increase your productivity. You can become more productive by practicing good...

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Top 10 Recruiting Firms in Los Angeles

Think about the last time you were looking for a job. It was probably stressful and you spent countless hours scouring through pages and pages for job listings, only to find it either filled or you do not qualify for it. Fortunately, there are ways to make the process smoother: a recruiter! And, the best way to find the right recruiter for your needs is either through referral or networking....

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Weekly Roundup: Snap to Launch Gaming Platform, Tinder Bolsters its Security, Honey sued by RetailMeNot

Los Angeles Weekly Roundup ... Top Headlines Comcast suffers outage of video, broadband services across parts of U.S. ... read on Amazon Buys Online Pharmacy PillPack for $1 Billion ... read on Apple rebuilding Maps in massive overhaul, first results appearing in next iOS 12 beta ... read on Rebranded Chinese scooters are taking over San Francisco ... read on Farting Unicorn Sparks Legal Battle Between Local Artist And Elon...

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Weekly Roundup: GOAT hires COO Lizzie Francis, Embodied Gets $22M for Lifelike Robots

Los Angeles Weekly Roundup ... Top Headlines Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads ... read on IGTV is different in a few ways. First, it’s built for how you actually use your phone, so videos are full screen and vertical. Also, unlike on Instagram, videos aren’t limited to one minute. Instead, each video can be up to an hour long. iOS 12 will include a new life-saving...

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35 Best Mobile Apps for Mental Health

With the recent suicides of famous celebs like Avicii (superstar DJ-producer), Dolores O'Riordan (musician, The Cranberries), Kate Spade (fashion designer), to Anthony Bourdain (food author, curator), I thought it'd be a good time to consolidate as many mental health apps as I could find to share. The good news is there's been a proliferation of mental health apps available on a smartphone today; making my search a cinch. These mental health apps offer a...

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Weekly Roundup: Tesla lays off 9%, Bird to hit $2 Billion valuation

Los Angeles Weekly Roundup ... Top Headlines A federal judge Tuesday cleared the way for AT&T Inc.’s $85.4-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc., creating an entertainment colossus that promises to reshape the media business ... read on Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met Tuesday in front of the world's cameras, against the backdrop of flags of the United States and North Korea ... read on CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at...

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2018 Internet Trends Report From Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins

Every year Mary Meeker of VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner release a report on the internet trends, sharing everything from innovations, commerce, workforce, to enterprise software and international competition. Well, it’s that time of the year again when Mary Meeker released her new 294 slides 2018 trends report covering trends in Internet Usages, Innovation + Competition, E-Commerce, Advertising, Consumer Spending, Work, Immigration matters to tech company competition in China.  Here’s a look...

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Los Angeles Times Set to Move by Silicon Beach

After 83 years of being located in Downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times Newspaper is set to move to El Segundo, the border of Silicon Beach. The new campus will be located at 2300 E. Imperial Highway in El Segundo, across the street from ATT DIRECTV building and conveniently next to the 105 FWY. (source) The news of the impending change was released by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the new owner of...

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