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  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    How SportStream Is Crowdsourcing Its Way Into High School Sports Media

    In the world of sports, getting high school sports scores have always been an issue for local media, such as newspapers and television stations. In the age of the smartphone and social sharing, San Diego-based SportStream ( thinks it has figured out how to tap into that new world, and connect all that social activity with the media. We caught up with serial entrepreneur Derrick Oien, who is CEO of the company, to learn more....Continue →

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    Instantly Taps Bourque As GM

    Los Angeles-based, which is backed by Greycroft, Openview Venture Partners, DFJ Frontier, and DuPont Capital, has tapped startup veteran Carla Bourque as its new General Manager, Automated Sample, the company recently announced. Bourque had been the CEO of Smartify, the marketing automation and analytics company. Instantly offers up a service which helps brands access market research and sampling....Continue →

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    Fandango Rolls Out Apple Watch App

    Los Angeles-based movie site Fandango launched a new app for the Apple Watch today, letting users pull up barcoded movie tickets on the new Apple Watch, as well as other feature as directions to a theater, countdown-to-showtime clock, and more. Fandango said the Apple Watch app works in conjunction with Fandango's app on the iPhone. The app also includes movie trivia and facts, and will eventually include the ability to rate films....Continue →

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    Awesomeness TV Launches Millenial Mom Channel

    Los Angeles-based AwesomenessTV disclosed Thursday that it is launching a brand new online video channel and brand focused on millenial mothers, called Awestruck. The new channell--which will be carried through YouTube, Facebook, and Verizon--will feature comedy, dramas, talk shows, and much more. AwesomenessTV is owned by Dreamworks Animation.Continue →

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    XPRIZE Launches MOONBOTS Challenge

    XPRIZE, the Marina Del Rey-based organization that is known for running competitions to spur innovation solutions to some of the world's biggest problems, has launched a new effort called the MOONBOTS Challenge. According to XPRIZE, the new challenge is aimed at kids 8 to 17, and invites them to design, create, and program their own lunar rover....Continue →

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    Hulu, Turner Broadcasting Ink Deal For Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, TNT Titles

    Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu and Turner Broadcasting said Thursday that the two are in their first licensing agreement between the companies, which will bring such titles as Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Last Ship, and Murder in the First to Hulu's service. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Ocho Opens Office In Los Angeles

    Ocho, a New York-based developer of a mobile video messaging app which lets users share 8-second videos with each other, said Thursday that it has opened up a new office in Los Angeles. The company said it has hired Andy Schuon to head up the office. Schuon was most recently Chief Digital Officer at Ticketmaster/Live Nationa, and also had served as president of CBS Radio, and GM of Warner Bros....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

    3DR Ups Funding Round To $64M

    3DR, the drone manufacturer and technology developer, said this morning that it has raised its Series C funding to $64M, in an expansion beyond its initial, $50M funding. According to 3DR, the expansion was led by WestSummit Capital, and also included SanDisk Ventures and Atlantic Bridge Ventures, along with other investors. The new funding comes on top of the earlier, $50M funding, which came from Qualcomm Ventures, Foundry Group, True Ventures, OATV, Mayfield, and Shea Ventures....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

    PingThings Picks Up Funding

    San Juan Capistrano-based PingThings, a developer of predictive intelligence software for the electric utility industry, has scored a round of funding. The funding came from GE Ventures and Frost Data Capital. Size of the funding was not announced. PingThings said the funding will go towards initial deployment of its product at major U.S. utilities, plus an expansion of its sales team. PingThings is led by Rich Sootkoos, and came out of the Frost I3 Industrial internet incubator....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Cornerstone OnDemand Bolsters Board

    Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, the developer of cloud-based, enterprise talent and employee management software, said today that it has named a new member of its board of directors. The company said it named Robert Cavanaugh, the former president of worldwide enterprise, SMB and government for Concur Technologies, to its board. Cavanaugh had served in his position at Concur since 1999 until its acquisition by SAP in 2014....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Ciphrex Adds Cryptocurrency Expert As Advisor

    San Diego-based Ciphrex, which is developing peer-to-peer payment network technology, has snagged a cybersecurity and cryptocurrency expert to its baord of advisors. The company said today that Michael Perklin, founder and president of the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4) and director of Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, has joined as an advisor. Ciphrex recently raised a small Series A funding round, and says it is in the midst of a Series B funding effort....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Kofax Gets $500K Win

    Irvine-based software developer Kofax reported a $500,000 win this morning, with what it says was a major U.S. insurance company. Kofax said that the insurance company will use its Kofax Mobile Capture™Platform, Kofax Mobile Capture SDK and Kofax Mobile ID products. Name of the customer was not announced. Kofax said the win is its second, major insurance company to adopt its platform so far this year....Continue →

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