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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. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014(Full story)


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. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014(Full story)


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. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014(Full story)


Lynda.com Expands To IT Training
Carpinteria-based Lynda. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014(Full story)


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. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014(Full story)


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. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014(Full story)


aTyr Pharma Names VP
San Diego-based aTyr Pharma said today that it has named John C. McKew, Ph.D., as its new Vice President, Research. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014(Full story)



Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Zuma Ventures Takes On Early Stage Startups
Two, Los Angeles area startup veterans--David Carter and Allen Hurff--launched a new "venture studEio" Tuesday morning aimed at helping to create and incubate early stage startups. (More info...)
posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014(Full story)


Sientra Sets Estimated IPO Range
Santa Barbara-based Sientra, a developer of aesthetic medicine products, said in an SEC filing last night that it now expects its IPO at between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. (More info...)
posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014(Full story)


uSamp Names Marketing Chief
Los Angeles-based market research technology provider uSamp announced this morning that it has promoted Andy Jolls to the post of Chief Marketing Officer for the company. (More info...)
posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014(Full story)


Enplug: Bringing Social Media To A Display Near You

For the most part, the ubiquitous digital displays you now see in restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, and bars are all still one way, noninteractive devices. (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014(Full story)


Stamps.com Buys ShipWorks
El Segundo-based Stamps.com has acquired St. Louis-based ShipWorks, a developer of subscription-based e-commerce shipping software, the company announced Monday. Stamps. (More info...)
posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014(Full story)


Amgen To Help In Ebola Drug Production Efforts
In a bid to help speed up the availability of treatments for Ebola, Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said over the weekend that it is working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help San Diego-based
posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014(Full story)



Monday, October 20, 2014
Tinder Looks To Turn On Revenue Spigot
Los Angeles-based swipe-right, swipe-left dating app developer Tinder is looking to start turning on the revenue spigot, with plans to launch a new premium service, the company revealed Monday. (More info...)
posted on Monday, October 20, 2014(Full story)


RightSignature Acquired by Citrix
Santa Barbara-based RightSignature, which develops cloud-based, electronic signature software, has been acquired by Citrix, Citrix announced Monday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. (More info...)
posted on Monday, October 20, 2014(Full story)


Virgin Galactic Set To Restart Test Flights
Mojave, California-based space vehicle is set to resume testing its vehicles for space flight, according to a report over the weekend. (More info...)
posted on Monday, October 20, 2014(Full story)


ViaSat Rolls Out High Speed Internet To General Aviation
Carlsbad-based satellite Internet and equipment maker ViaSat said today that it is launching its high speed, Exede satellite internet services to the general aviation market. (More info...)
posted on Monday, October 20, 2014(Full story)


TrueCar Hits One Millions Downloads On Mobile App
Santa Monica-based TrueCar, which provides a service to let users get upfront pricing on automobiles from dealers, said today that it has just surpassed 1 million downloads of its smartphone app. (More info...)
posted on Monday, October 20, 2014(Full story)


ID Analytics Names COO
San Diego-based ID Analytics, a provider of consumer risk management and analytics software and services, said today that it has named Scott Carter as the company's Chief Operating Officer. (More info...)
posted on Monday, October 20, 2014(Full story)


Amgen Names New Board Member
Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen said Friday that it has named R. Sander Williams, M.D., to its board of directors. (More info...)
posted on Monday, October 20, 2014(Full story)


AnaptysBio Names New Chief Development Officer
San Diego-based therapeutic antibody developer AnaptysBio announced this morning that it has named Marco Londei as its Chief Development Officer. Dr. (More info...)
posted on Monday, October 20, 2014(Full story)



Friday, October 17, 2014
Early Tesla Owners Protest Lack Of Support For New Features
In an example of how an electric car is not just a disposable, electronic device, a group of early owners and supporters of Telsa Motors electric vehicles are protesting a lack of an upgrade path for
posted on Friday, October 17, 2014(Full story)


Upfront Backs Osmo's iPad Connected Toys
Los Angeles-based Upfront Ventures is one of the investors in iPad toy maker Osmo, which said yesterday that it has raised $12M in a Series A funding. (More info...)
posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (More)(Full story)


CallFire Hits Messaging Milestone, Donates $10K To Local Nonprofit
Santa Monica-based voice and texting API developer CallFire said this week that it has just hit two billion messages send via its platform, and decided to donate $10,000 in credits on its service to a
posted on Friday, October 17, 2014(Full story)


Sofie Biosciences Scores $1.5M In SBIR
Culver City-based Sofie Biosciences has scored a $1.5M, Phase II SBIR award for its Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging technology, the company said Thursday. (More info...)
posted on Friday, October 17, 2014(Full story)



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