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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    GoFormz Gains $3M For Mobile Business Forms

    San Diego-based GoFormz, a startup which develops software to turn paper forms into mobile-fillable electronic forms, has raised $3M in a Series A funding, the company said today. The funding came from Cloud Apps Capital Partners and FLOODGATE. Cloud Apps Capital Partners' Matt Holleran joins the company's board with the funding....Continue →

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    NASA Launches Space App Hackathon In Pasadena

    Think you have some great ideas for the next, big space-related app? NASA is behind an event coming up in Pasadena on April 11, the International Space Apps Challenge, saying it is looking for participants in a "mass-collaboration" hackathon to develop apps both related to life on earth an in space. The challenge--which is run in 130 cities around the world--is being organized locally by Joe Brisbois, and is being held at the new Cross Campus Pasadena location....Continue →

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Sonos Links Into New TIDALHiFi Music Streaming Service

    Santa Barbara-based whole home music system developer Sonos said this morning that it has tied into the new, streaming music service TIDALHiFi, letting subscribers to that new music service stream their music directly to their Sonos Wireless HiFi System. TIDALHiFi says it is an "artist-owned" high definition music streaming service.Continue →

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    e-MDs Acquired by Marlin Equity

    e-MDs, a company developing electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software, has been acquired by Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity, and has merged with MDeverywhere. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. e-MDs founder and CEO David Winn is retiring from the company as part of the deal. MDeverywhere is an existing portfolio company of Marlin Equity, and is based in the Boston area.Continue →

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Printronix Appoints New CEO

    Irvine-based Printronix said late Monday evening that it has named a a new CEO. According to the company, Werner Heid has been named as the company's new CEO and member of the board. Heid replaces Randy Eisenbach, who is retiring. Heid previously had served at Logitech, Hewlett Packard, Iomega, and Proxima. Printronix is a developer of thermal printers for the industrial market.Continue →

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    EnGenius Dangles Free Trial Program

    Costa Mesa-based wireless access point manufacturer EnGenius said today that it has launched a new, 30-day free trial program for its WLAN controllers and switches. The products are aimed at both businesses and consumers. The company said the free trial for its Neutron Series products helps both resellers and end users ability to experience its products. The company says its products are aimed at mid-to-large sized venues such as schools, hotels, warehouses, and resorts....Continue →

  • Monday, March 30, 2015

    Study: Talking, Texting, Singing Behind Many Teen Crashes

    A new study--driven by data collected by San Diego's Lytx--finds that talking, texting, and
    singing and moving to music are among the most common fof distraction leading up to crashed by teen drivers. The study, released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, used videos of teen drivers provided by Lytx, to identify the distraction that led to crashes by teen drivers....Continue →

  • Monday, March 30, 2015

    SERVIZ Gets Giant New Competitor:

    Sherman Oaks-based SERVIZ, the home services marketplace founded by former ReachLocal head Zorik Gordon, has a giant new competitor as of this morning: According to, it has launched a brand new service called Amazon Home Services, which will offer up access to home service providers in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, along with other areas....Continue →

  • Monday, March 30, 2015

    Auspex Pharmaceuticals Acquired By Teva For $3.2 Billion

    La Jolla-based biopharmaceuticals developer Auspex Pharmaceuticals has agreed to be acquired by Israeli biotech firm Teva Pharmaceuticals, in a deal worth $3.2 billion in cash. The two said that Teva will pay $101.00 per shar in cash for Auspexx Pharmaceuticals. Auspex develops drugs aimed at Huntington's disease, tardive dyskinesia, and Tourette syndrome. Teva is being advised by Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Goodwin Proctor LLP in the deal; Auspex is being advised by J.P....Continue →

  • Monday, March 30, 2015

    MaxLinear Gets Brazilian Cert

    Carlsbad-based radio frequency chip maker MaxLinear said today that it has received a certification in Brazil, which gives it access to an upcoming government subsidy program in that county. According to MaxLinear, its MxL683 ISDB-T receiver has been been certified for immunity to LTE interference, a requirement in Brazil, where LTE uplink frequencies and digital television signals are immediately next to each other--a high probability of interface....Continue →

  • Monday, March 30, 2015

    Factual Adds Thirteen New Partners

    Los Angeles-based Factual has added thirteen new partners who are working directly with businesses and brands to update their data in Factual's giant database-in-the-sky of retail locations and businesses. According to Factual, those trusted data providers have access to ensure their data is represented accurately in Factual....Continue →

  • Monday, March 30, 2015

    Guidance Links EnCase With Dropbox

    Pasadena-based Guidance Software, the developer of the EnCase electronics discovery and digital forensics software, said today that it has integrated its product with Dropbox for Business. The company said the move will make it the first company with e-discovery capabilities for Dropbox for Business customers. EnCase said the move allows businesses to have visibility into employees' Dropbox accounts, especially in the case of litigation or compliance requirements....Continue →

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