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Friday, November 21, 2014
Surf Air Expands To San Diego
Los Angeles-based all-you-can-fly subscription airline Surf Air made a major expansion this week, saying that it has begun flying out of the San Diego Area--or more specifically, the Tom McClellan-Pal
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CurbStand Takes Valet Parking To The Trails
In a "that's so LA" moment, Los Angeles-based on-demand, valet parking app provider CurbStand is taking its valet parking service to the popular Runyon Canyon hiking trail in Hollywood, saying it will
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Title365 Acquired By Solutionstar
Newport Beach-based Title365, a developer of technology and services for the title insurance and escrow business, has been acquired by Texas-based Solutionstar. (More info...)
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Cal State L.A. Plans Bioscience Incubator
Cal State LA is planning to launch a bioscience incubator on its campus, after receiving a $3.5M grant from Los Angeles County. According to Cal State LA, the new bioscience incubator--BioSpace L.A. (More info...)
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How A Pivot Turned Vantage Media Into A $100M Plus Business
How do you take what has been a healthy business--but which has stalled out in growth--and put it back onto the growth curve? Patrick Quigley, the CEO of Los Angeles-based Vantage Media (www. (More info...)
posted on Friday, November 21, 2014(Full story)


Pluto.TV Raises $13M
Los Angeles-based Pluto TV, an online video streaming and channel guide, said Thursday that it has raised $13M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from U.S. (More info...)
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DTS Powers New App From Deepak Chopra
Calabasas-based audio and sound processing technology developer DTS said this morning that it has helped roll out a new iOS app from Deepak Chopra and ABOVE Technologies. (More info...)
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Kwikset Upgrades Kevo Smart Door Lock
Lake Forest-based lock maker Kwikset has upgraded the company's smartphone-enabled Kevo door lock, saying this week that it has improved the user experience with the device, started offering up the pr
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Slacker Radio Links Into Toyota, Lexus
San Diego-based Slacker Radio, which operates a streaming radio service, has scored a big win with Toyota and Lexus. (More info...)
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
eHarmony Completes IT Infrastructure Refresh
Santa Monica-based eHarmony--which has been in the midst of a major refresh of its externally facing design, apps, and business to cater to the new, mobile user base--said this week that it has also c
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Milk Takes Grocery Coupons Mobile
Wish you could use your mobile phone to get some savings on your grocery shopping? Milk, a new app developed by Los Angeles-based Honey, is looking to help in that quest, by helping users more easily
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Flywheel Picks Up $12M, And A New CEO
Mobile on-demand taxi app developer Flywheel, which has been attempting to leverage the existing taxi and transportation infrastructure in Los Angeles to go head-to-head against Uber, said Thursday th
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FastPay Finds $15M
Los Angeles-based FastPay, which offers up financial products specifically aimed at advertising driven businesses, said this morning that it has raised $15M in a funding round. (More info...)
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Burner Rolls Out MMS Support, New App
Los Angeles-based Burner, which develops an anonymous phone number app, has rolled out new MMS capabilities and a new, iOS application this morning, saying that users can now send and receive picture
posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014(Full story)


eBay Launches Local Shopping App In San Diego
eBay has launched a new, local buying and selling app called Close 5 this week in San Diego, aimed at helping users buy and sell products to other local users. (More info...)
posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014(Full story)


BioNano Genomics Gets $53M
San Diego-based BioNano Genomics said this morning that it has raised $53M in a Series C funding round, for the company's genome mapping technology. (More info...)
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YapStone Plans Big LA Expansion, Hiring
Silicon Valley-based payment technology provider Yapstone has big hiring plans in Los Angeles, with plans to double the size of the company's office from 35 to 70 people in the next year. (More info...)
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Calnetix Buys Vycon
Cerritos-based Calnetix Technologies said this morning that it has acquired VYCON, the developer off flywheel-based energy storage systems. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. (More info...)
posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014(Full story)


FreeConferenceCall.com Names VP
Long Beach-based free conference calling provider FreeConferenceCall. (More info...)
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Rubicon Selected By Apple For iAd
Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project said Wednesday that it has been selected by Apple, to help power Apple's iAd mobile advertising product. (More info...)
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CARD.com Names Technology VP
Santa Monica-based CARD. (More info...)
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Teledyne Completes Bolt Technology Acquisition
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said Tuesday afternoon that it has complted its acquisition of Bolt Technology Corporation. The deal was worth approximately $171M, or $22. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014(Full story)


Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M
Have a flat tire, locked yourself out of your car, or need a tow--but not a member of a roadside assistance service? Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you sum
posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014(Full story)


ventureLab Takes On Startup Incubation
Los Angeles-based ventureLab Growth Partners said Tuesday afternoon that it has launched a new "startup studio" to invest in and build early stage startups. (More info...)
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Carbonics Raises $5.5M For RF Materials
Marina Del Rey-based Carbonics, a developer of carbon nanomaterials aimed at improving the power consumption and performance of wireless semiconductors, has raised $5.5M in a funding round. (More info...)
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