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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    LegalZoom Ties With Sam's Club

    Glendale-based online legal documents firm LegalZoom announced Thursday that it has linked up with Sam's Club, the membership warehouse club owned by Walmart, to offer up its services to small businesses. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, however, LegalZoom said that it wil loffer up a suite of estate planning products for $299 as a promotion with Sam's Club, as well as up to 25 percent off all of its other products....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Tipalti Takes $13M To Automate Mass Payments

    Agoura Hills-based Tipalti, a developer of software to automate mass payments--for example, for affiliate advertising firms and marketplaces--has raised $13M in a funding round, according to the company. The Series B funding came from Wicklow Capital. The startup, which is led by Chen Amit, automates payments in the crowd for companies who have a large number of people they need to pay small amounts on a regular basis....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Draftster.com Signs NFL's Terrell Owens

    Santa Monica-based Draftster.com, which operates an online fantasy sports service, has signed on former NFL player Terrell Owens in an endorsement deal. Financial details of the deal were not announced by Draftster.com, which said that fans on the site will be able to engage and challenge Owens in contests on the site. Drafster is led by David Peterson.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Interlink Electronics Inks R&D Deal In Singapore

    Camarillo-based sensor and electronics developer Interlink Electronics has inked a research and development deal in Singapore, with the Technology Development Centre (TDC) at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). Financial terms of the deal were not announced. The company said the collaboration covers
    sensor topologies, printed electronics manufacturing processes, and embedded system architecture.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    OpenX Names Trio Of New Execs

    Los Angeles-based advertising technology developer OpenX said this morning that it has hired a trio of new executives. The company said it has named Scott Braley as Vice President of Demand, Julie Van Ullen as Senior Director of Publisher Business Development, and Deborah Roth as Chief Communications Officer. Braley previously headed up Facebook's U.S. Sales and Global Agency for its Atlas Division, and also served at Microsoft and aQuantive. Van Ullen was most recently at the IAB....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    DataPop Launches New Ad Product

    Los Angeles-based DataPop, the product advertising technology developer headed by Jason Lehmbeck, has launched a new product aimed at retailers. According to DataPop, its new OmniAds product uses a retailer's merchandise catalog to drive advertising on such sites as Google, Bing, Pinterest, Polyvore, Ebay, and Amazon. DtaPop said that so far, the product is being used by such customers as Pier 1 Imports. The company also counts such clients as Deckers Outdoor, Sport Chalet, OpenSky, and NewEgg....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    hovelstay.com Opens Up Doors On Unique Vacation Rentals

    Glendale-based Hovelstay.com, an online marketplace for vacation rentals which is taking a decidely adventurous angle on lodging, said today that it has opened up its site to all travelers. The startup--which had initially been limiting its service to students only--said that travelers can now book on the company's site. Hovelstay.com offers up a somewhat kwirky -- and usually "adventurous" -- lodgings both here in the U.S. and overseas in Europe ans Asia....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    StackIQ Raises $6M

    San Diego-based StackIQ, which develops IT automation tools for the enterprise, has raised $6M in a Series B funding round, according to the company. The new funding came from Grayhawk Capital, Keshif Ventures, DLA Piper, and OurCrowd, as well as Anthem Venture Partners and Avalon Ventures. The company said the new funding will go toward scaling sales and marketing. StackIQ develops IT automation software for deploying big data and cloud applications on Hadoop....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    ParkMe To Power Parking Data For Bing

    Santa Monica-based real time parking information provider ParkMe inked a major deal Tuesday, to provide its parking data to Microsoft, for its search engine, Bing. Financial terms of the partnership deal were not announced. According to ParkMe, its parking data will be integrated into Bing. ParkMe offers information on nearby parking, availability, hours of operation, and also lets users pre-pay for parking space. ParkMe is backed by Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Lynda.com Expands To IT Training

    Carpinteria-based Lynda.com is expanding its online training and learning site to cover IT training, the company said Tuesday, as it adds such new topic areas as hardware infrastructure, network administration, business intelligence, content management, help desks, and big data. According to Lynda.com, the new IT training information is available as part of a subscription to lynda.com....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Activist Investor Third Point Urges Amgen Split

    Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen is a target of activist investor group Third Point, urging the company yesterday to split the company in two. Third Point, which says it is now one of Amgen's largest shareholders, told its investors that it would like Amgen to split its operations between its mature business and newer, faster growing operations--and also cut what it called a "bloated cost structure"....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    OneRoof Energy Boosts Financing

    San Diego-based OneRoof Energy Group said this morning that it has closed on a series of financing agreements, which will provide approximately $16.7M to the company. The company said the new funding comes from Black Coral Capital and Hanwha Group, who are existing investors in the company. $6.5M of the funding is a working capital line of credit. OneRoof Energy provides lease financing, PPAs, and solar system design, installation, and maintenance....Continue →

     
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