Silicon Beach: LA tech hub where the sun always shines

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  • Thursday, 31 Mar 2016

DogVacay co-founder and CEO Aaron Hirschorn poses behind the company's logo on the entrance to company offices in Santa Monica, California on March 21, 2016. Employees of the company, known as an Airbnb for canines, share office space with their own and others' dogs. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN

LOS ANGELES: Better known for its palm trees and celebrities, Los Angeles is also emerging as a tech hub, with its so-called Silicon Beach area offering a sun-kissed alternative to Silicon Valley. 

In recent years tech companies large and small, including Facebook, Google and Snapchat, have opened offices in Santa Monica, Venice or Marina del Rey – better known for shirtless surfers then web geeks. 

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