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Friday, October 24, 2014
Upfront Backs Luxury Valet Parking Service
Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Upfront Ventures is one of the investors in a new, luxury valet service launching in San Francisco, called Luxe. Luxe said Thursday that it has raised $5. (More info...)
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Rubicon Project Reports Big Growth Numbers
Los Angeles-based online advertising automation software developer Rubicon Project reported record financial results Thursday afternoon, saying that its third quarter sales were up 60 percent year ove
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Invoca Names CFO
Santa Barbara-based Invoca, which develops software used to track phone calls from affiliate marketing, said Thursday that it has named Cynthia Stephens as its new Chief Financial Officer. (More info...)
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Teledyne Buys Oceanscience
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies has acquired Carlsbad-based Oceanscience Group Ltd., a developer of unmanned marine vehicles and sensor platforms. (More info...)
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Tealium: Sales Grow 120 Percent
San Diego-based Tealium, the developer of enterprise tag management software which is led by Jeff Lunsford, said it saw 120 percent year-over-year sales growth. (More info...)
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Fuisz Media Ties With Intellectual Ventures
Santa Monica-based interactive video technology developer Fuisz Media and IP licensing firm Intellectual Ventures said yesterday that the two are in a intellectual property licensing agreement. (More info...)
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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 busines
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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 compa
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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. (More info...)
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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 Technica
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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. (More info...)
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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. (More info...)
posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014(Full story)



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...)
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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...)
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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...)
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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...)
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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...)
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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...)
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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)



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