L.A. gets its own tech gossip site. Have we arrived?
It might be the final sign that the L.A. tech scene is something to be reckoned with. Months after Gawker Media laid off much of the staff of Silicon Valley news and gossip site Valleywag, an independent news and gossip site has been created in Los Angeles to focus on firings, hirings and romances in the L.A. tech scene. It's called Lalawag but has no association with Valleywag.
"There's a lot going on in this community and there's not a lot of really great coverage of it," said founder Sean Percival, whose day job is as the content director of start-up Tsavo. He and two paid staffers will do videos of events around town and even plan some events of their own.
Still, not everybody might be happy that a Valleywag-like site has made it to L.A. Who wants to have the fact that they've been laid off or too drunk at the office holiday party broadcast to people you might want to work with down the road? Percival says those people don't have to worry.