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Gina Hall


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Gina:

L.A. Escape: 72 Hours In France

It sounds too good to be true, jumping on a plane and heading to Paris for a few days. But what's stopping you? I've been advocating on behalf of the mic... → Read More

Los Angeles Top Family-Friendly Dining Spots

As you transition into your 30s, your friends fall into one of two camps -- the ones who have kids, and the ones who don't. I'm in the latter category,... → Read More

West Hollywood: Dinner With a View

West Hollywood is remarkable as a dining destination, combining cutting-edge cuisine with breathtaking city views. We'll discuss parking on some other oc... → Read More

Los Angeles Weekender: Temecula

Looking for a wine-tasting weekend getaway without the time- and gas-consuming trek to Napa, Sonoma or points beyond? Take a look at Temecula. In the l... → Read More

Where to Dine Off the Expo Line

The recent debut of the Expo Line, the first of many public transportation initiatives to come in Los Angeles, spurs one question: Where will it take me to eat? The line spans from downtown to the Santa Monica Pier, and since I hail from the Westside, we'll start at the ocean and head east roughly halfway, to Culver City. Here are three great dining destinations on the journey. The Lobster Expo… → Read More

Gas and oil companies pipe $26M to Big Data analytics platform Maana

The Palo Alto-based startup has raised more than $40 million to date. With this round, led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Maana adds new board members. → Read More

​Captricity raises $35M to help turn written documents into digital data

The Oakland company will continue to target customers in the insurance, healthcare and nonprofit sectors, which frequently rely on handwritten forms from customers and donors. → Read More

Salesforce pushes further into Big Data space with MinHash acquisition

The acquisition gives Salesforce access to Palo Alto-based MinHash's engineering team and technology. → Read More

FBI now allows​ Freedom of Information Act requests to be made online

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently began beta testing of eFOIA, a new online system that allows the public to make FOIA requests for FBI records and peruse previously released documents. → Read More

Google to design its own chips to get control of processors in its smartphones

Google’s move into designing its chips is a strategy similar to Apple → Read More

Toyota investing $1 billion in artificial intelligence; project HQ near Stanford

Toyota is investing $1 billion into Toyota Research Institute to develop artificial intelligence and robotics that will apply to its vehicles and other futuristic devices. → Read More

Apple Watch shipments build momentum, but the holidays are the real test

Apple has sold almost 7 million Watches, according to one analyst, but continues to face pressure from rivals in both smartwatches and fitness wearables. → Read More

​Facebook plans to teleport you by 2025

The social media company wants to "move" us by using technology to trick our senses with virtual reality, making us believe we are in an entirely different location. → Read More

Invoice2go raises $15M to better compete with PayPal, Square

Platform enables small businesses to accept credit and debit cards, receive payments faster. → Read More

​Apple quietly launches indoor mapping app

New indoors GPS app lets businesses map out their venues. → Read More

Apple's “culture of secrecy” is hampering its progress in artificial intelligence

The company’s “culture of secrecy” is hampering its efforts to recruit the best artificial intelligence experts, according to a new report out from Bloomberg. → Read More

Flipboard's attempts to sell itself are flopping

Several top executives including Flipboard's co-founder and chief technology officer have left during its attempt to sell itself. → Read More

Google's Project Loon will soon float internet service balloons over Indonesia

Project will provide Internet access to rural Indonesia with 20,000 helium balloons that send out wireless signals → Read More

Netflix heads to the Middle East

Francis and Claire Underwood will find themselves in another part of the world by the end of the year. → Read More

Payment startup Marqeta raises $25M, reveals high-profile customers

Marqeta's platform integrates with Visa, MasterCard and Discover to let companies can build and deploy innovative payment, finance and commerce solutions. → Read More