pop culture locations from movies, music, tv & more...

zip2 hq (former)

from elon musk, paypal posted in technology by corporate_sunshine

In 1997, Zip2 moved their headquarters to this location. Zip2 was online directory founded by the Musk brothers, Elon and Kimbal.

The company merged with CitySearch in a $300 million deal in 1998. This gave Elon Musk the capital to begin his next project, the online banking company- X.com.

Source: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

view full location details...

omelek island

from space travel, new space, spacex posted in technology by corporate_sunshine

Space Exploration Technologies Corp (or SpaceX) made the first successful privately funded, liquid-propelled orbital launch vehicle with Flight #4 of the Falcoln 1 rocket on September 28, 2008.

Omelek Island is close to the equator, where the Earth spins a little bit faster, giving the rocket an extra boost upon launch. The island is a part of a series of islands used to test the efficacy of the "Star Wars" missile defense system back in the 80s.

view full location details...

“alone” island

from alone, history channel posted in television by crabapple

The survivor series Alone on the History Channel films on Quatsino First Nation land, on northwestern Vancouver Island.

view full location details...

auto circus impound lot

from the big lebowski (1998) posted in movies by pete_nice

The Dude finds his stolen car at the Auto Circus Impound Lot.

view full location details...

sobchak security

from the big lebowski (1998) posted in movies by pete_nice

The Dude picks up Walter at his security business before they make their ransom drop at "the wood bridge."

view full location details...