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Friday, February 12, 2016
Insights: Five Customer-Focused Trends for Companies in 2016
Our Insights and Opinions section features contributed article from our readers, about topics of interest to others. (More info...)
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Virgin Atlantic Launches Entrepreneurship Series In LA
Virgin Atlantic is kicking off a series of events for entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, on February 18th, featuring founder Sir Richard Branson. (More info...)
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Zadara Adds Systems Integrator
Irvine-based Zadara Storage, a provider of storage-as-a-service for the enterprise market, said this week that its services are now available from Lightstream, a systems integrator focused on the ente
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RippleNami Names New CEO, CFO
San Diego-based RippleNami, a developer of map-based data visualization software, said this week that it has named Jaye Connolly-LaBelle President and Chief Executive Officer and Kendra Berger Chief F
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ScoreBig Ties With JetBlue
Los Angeles-based live event marketplace ScoreBig has linked up to JetBlue, and its airline loyalty program, TrueBlue, the company said Thursday. (More info...)
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Hulu Gains Streaming Rights To 12 Monkeys, Battlestar Galactica
Santa Monica-based streaming television provider Hulu said Thursday that it has locked down the exclusive streaming rights to Syfy's 12 MONKEY, in a deal with NBCUniversal, in addition to gaining righ
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.XYZ Hits 2 Million Registrations
Los Angeles-based domain name registrar XYZ says it has just passed 2,000,000 registrations on its domain extension, just over a year after reaching the 1M registrations mark in June of 2015. (More info...)
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Larry Ellison To Keynote USC Commencement
Larry Ellison, the founder and Chairman of Oracle, has been named the speaker for the University of Southern California commencement, the school said on Thursday. (More info...)
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Scopely's Eytan Eybaz Launches New Publishing Firm, Render Media
Eytan Elbaz, the co-founder of gaming developer Scopely, and one of the founders of Applied Semantics, which is now Google AdSense, said he has launched a new company in Los Angeles called Render Medi
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Study: More Americans Using Online Dating Apps, Sites
A new study, released today by the Pew Research Center, says that more American adults are using online dating sites or mobile apps than ever before. (More info...)
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Viant, Owner of Specific Media and MySpace, Acquired By Time Inc.
Irvine-based Viant, the parent company of Specific Media and Myspace, has been acquired by publisher Time Inc., the companies said this morning. Financial details of the asset deal were not announced. (More info...)
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Noramay Cadena, Make In LA: Accelerating Hardware Startups

One of the big advantages of starting up a new company in the region in recent years has been a large number of startup accelerators, who have been driving a lot of the new startups in the area. (More info...)

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ViaSat's New Ultra High Speed Satellites To Support 4K Video Streaming
Carlsbad-based satellite operator ViaSat's new satellite platform, the ViaSat-3, which it announced earlier this week, will support 4K video streaming, and more than 100 Megabits per second residentia
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BlackLine Tops 1300 Customers
Los Angeles-based finance and accounting automation software developer BlackLine reports this morning that it added 393 new customers in 2015 and now has over 1300 customers around the world. (More info...)
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Qualcomm Targets Wearables With New SoC
San Diego-based Qualcomm said today that it has rolled out a new systems-on-a-chip (SoC) platform, specifically aimed at the wearable market. (More info...)
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Pasadena Angels Release 2015 Investment Totals
The Pasadena Angels investment group released its investment totals for 2015 this week, saying that it has invested $5. (More info...)
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Compendia Acquired By Community Investors Inc.
Escondido-based software developer Compendia, a developer of web portal software for the home builders market, has been acquired by Community Investors, Inc., the two said today. (More info...)
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Frequency Inks Video News Deal With Newsy
Los Angeles-based video streaming app and video distribution service Frequency, which is led by Blair Harrison, said today that it has inked a video news deal with millenial-focused video news service
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Patch of Land Gets $250M Commit From Loan Provider
Los Angeles-based real estate lending marketplace Patch Of Land said this morning that it has signed a deal with an un-named East Coast credit fund, to invest $250M in loans on its platform. (More info...)
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Breather Plans Expansion Of On Demand Meeting Rooms To Los Angeles
Breather, which operates a network of meeting rooms, offices, and other spaces aimed at the flexible work space market, said it plans to expand into Los Angeles this year, as part of a national expans
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Targus Sold To Senior Lenders In Asset Deal
Anaheim-based smartphone and computer case and accessory maker Targus Group International, Inc. (More info...)
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Apple Music Launches On Sonos
Santa Barbara-based music system maker Sonos said that it is rolling out Apple Music on its system starting today, letting users stream the entire Apple Music catalog through the company's controllers
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ViaSat, Eutelsat In Satellite Joint Venture
Carlsbad-based ViaSat and Eutelsat Communications are in a satellite broadband joint venture in Europe, the two said Tuesday, which will provide high speed Internet services in Europe. (More info...)
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
JPL's New Space Tourism Posters Wow, Inspire
If anyone has dreams of a future in space, the folks at NASA's Jet Propulstion Laboratory do--so it's not a surprise that JPL has just released a huge collection of retro-inspired, travel posters to s
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PeeqSee Launches Social Networking App
Los Angeles-based PeeqSee, a new startup developing social networking and media apps, has launched an app which lets users create interactive, visual posts. (More info...)
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