Los Angeles is the world’s largest city, but its citizens have only begun to learn its secrets.
Read moreThe Los Angeles Times has partnered with Next Big Futures, a technology company, to showcase the city’s information ecosystem.
Los Angeles, home to many industries and offices, has become a major hub of technology innovation.
The city hosts the world headquarters of Apple and Google, as well as the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health and many other big companies.
But its true riches lie elsewhere.
Los Angles has long been the hub of the world of data, according to Next Big.
The city has always been a hub for technology, and has had a number of tech companies like Intel, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, according the Times.
But with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the mid-2000s, and the rise of cloud computing and artificial intelligence, these tech giants found that they were in demand in the new “digital city,” and began to move to the region.
“Los Angeles is an incredible place to be, with many industries coming and going, but one thing we know is that the data center is still a big part of it,” said John Dolan, Next Big’s chief executive officer.
“We’ve seen that with the data centers, there’s a lot of turnover, and a lot going on,” he said.
The Times’ series of articles on the city will explore how these tech companies have found that L.A. was a good place to do business, and why, in fact, many businesses were relocated elsewhere.
The Los Angles Times is one of the few media outlets to cover the city closely, and they will be tracking the data ecosystem in Los Angeles and its tech-driven innovation.
“We’ll be able to look at how a company is coming to Los Angeles, what their employees are doing, and what the needs of L.C. residents are,” Dolan said.
Los Angelenos can get the full report on Next Big futures here.
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