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Friday, March 27, 2015
Flywheel Drops Fares In LA, San Diego To $5 Until April 6th
On-demand, taxi app developer Flywheel, which has been in an intense battle with Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and others in the LA market, said this week that it will offer $5, flat rate rides on its service i
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Superior Water Gets Funding From METRIX
Orange County-based water disinfection equipment and services company Superior Water Technologies has received a funding round from venture capital investor METRIX Capital Group, the two said Thursday
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How urRadio Wants To Make You The Radio Station
Is the world ready for everyone to be their own, radio DJ--and are there enough people out there who want to broadcast themselves to the world, live, with a music stream? Los Angeles-based startup urR
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Triton Digital Wins MLBAM
Los Angeles-based digital audio ad technology provider Triton Digital, which provides technology to insert ad into Internet and streaming radio, reported Thursday that it has signed a deal with MLBAM
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Disney Creates Its Own XPRIZE
Walt Disney Studios and XPRIZE, the group which runs challenges aimed at spurring solutions to big issues facing society, have teamed up to create a new XPRIZE, called the Create Tomorrowland XPRIIZE
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textPlus Goes Global With New Texting, Calling App
Marina Del Rey-based text messaging app develotextPlus, which is led by Scott Lahman, is going global, saying Thursday that it has launched a new free test messaging and calling app called Nextplus gl
posted on Friday, March 27, 2015(Full story)



Thursday, March 26, 2015
3D Robotics Rolls Out DroneKit, App API For Drones
Are you looking to easily create app-like software to control your quadcopter? 3D Robotics, the robotic drone developer which has major operations in San Diego, just rolled out a new product called Dr
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urRadio's New Service Makes You The DJ
Ever wish you could be the DJ of your own radio station? A new, Los Angeles startup, urRadio--created by former Yahoo! Music veterans--launched today, creating a new music streaming service which comb
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ChowNow Chomps Down On $10M For Restaurant Ordering Systems
Los Angeles-based ChowNow, the developer of online ordering and marketing systems for the restaurant market, has raised $10M in a funding round, the company said this morning. (More info...)
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WhipClip, Founded By Richard Rosenblatt, Debuts App
Santa Monica-based WhipClip, the content discovery startup which was co-founded by former Demand Media founder Richard Rosenblatt, debuted its mobile app today, looking to help users create, share, an
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Qualcomm Backs Smart Lock Maker August
San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in August, a startup developing Bluetooth-powered, "smart" locks for the home, as part of a $38M funding round. (More info...)
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Honk Gets $12M For On-Demand, Roadside Service
Santa Monica-based HONK, the on-demand, roadside assistance app startup led by Corey Brundage, said this morning that it has raised $12M in a Series A funding round. (More info...)
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Soraa Launches PAR20 Lamp
Soraa, the LED lighting company which is using technology developed by UCSB inventor Shuji Nakamura, has rolled out a new LED lamp product in the common PAR20 format. (More info...)
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MicroPower Technologies Launches New Surveillance Video Product
San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies, which develops wireless video surveillance hardware, has rolled out a new product. (More info...)
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TouchCommerce Expands Win In EMEA With Equinix
Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce, the developer of online live chat products aimed at helping e-commerce and other brands, said it has expanded an effort in the EMEA with Equinix. (More info...)
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CapLinked Inks African Distribution Deal
Los Angeles-based CapLinked, which develops deal management and virtual data room software, said this morning that it has partnered with a company in South Africa. (More info...)
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ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Names New Board Member
San Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, which is developing biopharmaceuticals for treating central nervous system disorders, aid today that it has named Daniel Soland to its board of directors. (More info...)
posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015(Full story)



Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Surf Air Contemplates Waitlisting New Members
Santa Monica-based Surf Air says it might put a new waitlist into effect on April 1st--due to overpopularity of some of its routes--according to emails being sent to possible customers of the firm. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015(Full story)


Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Stevens Gives $50M To USC For Brain Research
Mark Stevens--who made his name as a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital--along with his wife Mary, have given $50M in a gift to the University of Southern California, to go towards an institute foc
posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015(Full story)


How b Spot Wants To Combine Casual Games With Legal Gambling
Traditionally, online gambling has been quite a legal minefield, particularly since the giant U.S. crackdown on illegal online gambling and online poker back in 2011. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015(Full story)


Harvest.ai Gets $2.3M For Data Loss Prevention Software
San Diego-based Harvest.ai, a startup which says it was created by former, NSA field operation team members, has raised $2.3M in a seed funding. Harvest. (More info...)
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ParkMe Expands Data In Hollywood, Venice
Santa Monica-based parking information provider ParkMe said Tuesday that it has expanded the depth of its information in the Los Angeles area, by adding parking information in Hollywood and Venice. (More info...)
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Ingram Micro Names HR VP
Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro said Tuesday that it has named Scott D. Sherman as the company's new Executive Vice President, Human Resources. (More info...)
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Broadcom Gets Set Top Box Win In China
Irvine-based semiconductor maker Broadcom reports a win this morning of its Ultra HD systems-on-a-chip (SOC) products in China, as part of a set top box deployment. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015(Full story)


MarketShare, J.D. Power In Auto Analytics Alliance
Los Angeles-based marketing analytics software provider MarketShare, and marketing information and survey company J.D. Power said they are in a new, strategic alliance. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015(Full story)



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