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  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    HelloTech: On Demand, In-Home Tech Support Via College Students Near You

    Almost everyone of a technical bent in the technology industry is familiar with that old routine: your parents, your friends, and your neighbors inevitably calls you for free technical support. However, almost no one really wants to be that technical support person. Los Angeles-based HelloTech ( wants to be the service that you refer all of your friends and family to, instead--by offering up low cost, on-demand, in-home technical support....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Source Intelligence Gets Credit Facility

    Carlsbad-based Source Intelligence>, a developer of platform for supply chain compliance efforts, has received a credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank, the company said this morning. Size and terms of the facility were not announced. Source Intelligence said the new funds will go towards accelerating growth of its supply chain compliance products and cloud platform. Source Intelligence is led by Jess Kraus....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Kareo Names Chief People Officer

    Irvine-based Kareo said Wednesday that it has hired on Pam Perry as the company's new Chief People Offier. Perry was most recently Vice President of Human Resources at Appriss, and also has served at Internet Technology Corp, CB Richard Ellis, Inc., Caremark LTD, and Pharmacia, Inc. Kareo is a developer of cloud-based, medical office management software, and is led by Dan Rodrigues....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Broadcom Gets Win In South Korea

    Irvine-based semiconductor developer Broadcom said this morning that it has scored a design win in South Korea. According to Broadcom, KT Skylife, which is a satellite broadcast provider in South Korea, is deploying an Ultra HD set-top box build on one of its chips. Broadcom said the set-top-box offers up 4K/Ultra HD satellite video, and is based on its BCM7376 chip. Volumes and financial impact of the design win were not announced.Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Mylife Recasts Itself As Personal Privacy Service

    Los Angeles-based MyLife has recast itself as a provider of personal privacy services, launching a new home page and service Wednesday focused on offering up information on everyone and anyone. MyLife said it has created a new home page, and ability for anyone to run a search on anyone's reputation and reviews, letting anyone provide ratings and reviews of anyone else--either in their real name, or anonymously....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Snapchat Eyes IPO

    Venice-based Snapchat, the high flying, high profile startup led by Evan Spiegel, is planning an IPO, according to Spiegel, who talked about the company's IPO plans at a conference on Tuesday. Spiegel said that an "IPO is really important" to the company. Spiegel did not give a timeframe for any IPO effort. The plans for an IPO are not a surprise, given the ultra high valuation that Snapchat has been getting in its latest private funding rounds....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    MANTA Instruments Finds Funding For Scientific Instruments

    La Jollla-based MANTA Instruments, a developer of technology for characterizing nanoparticles, has raised a round of seed funding, from Triton Technology Fund. Size of the funding was not announced. Triton announced the funding this morning, and said MANTA will use the funding to accelerate commercialization of its scientific instruments. The company is part of the EvoNexus startup incubator, and is led by Rick Cooper. MANTA was founded by UC San Diego researchers Dr. Dariusz Stramski, Dr....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    SpaceX Gets Air Force Certification

    Los Angeles-based SpaceX has crossed a major hurdle in its efforts to provide launch services to the U.S. Department of Defense, and has been certified by the U.S. Air Force to carry out National Security space missions, according to the USAF....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Intense Lighting Acquired By Leviton

    Anaheim-based Intense Lighting, a developer of LED-based lighting products, has been acquired by Leviton, Leviton said Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Leviton said that Intense Lighting will operate as a new, standalone business unit of the company, and continue to maintain its operations in Anaheim. Intense Lighting provides LED lighting products for the commercial, hospitality, supermarket, retail and residential markets....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Ceres Gets Soybean Gene Patent

    Thousand Oaks-based agricultural biotechnology develper Ceres announced this morning that it has received a U.S. patent, covering the company's genetic sequence derived from soybean, which is aimed at producing improved soybean varieties. The company says it now has approximately 85 issued patents and numerous patent applications. The new patent, U.S. Patent No....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Neudesic Buys Web4

    Irvine-based Neudesic, which develops software and services for the enterprise market, said today that it has acquired Anaheim-based Web4, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM), human resources, and collaboration software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. The companies said that Web4 will become a distinct unit of Neudesic. Neudesic is led by Parsa Rohani.Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Mitek Buys IDchecker

    San Diego-based Mitek, a developer of mobile capture and identification systems, said Tuesday that it has acquired Netherlands-based IDchecker, a developer of cloud-based identify and facial recognition software. Mitek said it would pay $10.6M for IDchecker, split between $5.85M in cash and $2.75M in stock, plus up to $2M more in stock in earnout. The company said the buy will expand its product portfolio....Continue →

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