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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Report: U.S. Points To North Korea In Sony Hack
U.S. officials have positively identified North Korea as being central to the hack on Sony Pictures, which resulted in the unprecedented cancellation of the debut of the film "The Interview" yesterday
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Factual Spins New Geofencing, Targeting Tools
Los Angeles-based Factual said Wednesday that it has rolled out two new tools, one aimed at geofencing of data, and another for audience targeting. (More info...)
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DogVacay Adds Video Clips To Mobile App
Santa Monica-based DogVacay, the online marketplace which helps dog owners find someone to watch their pet when they are away, has added a brand new feature to its iPhone app. (More info...)
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Teradata Acquires RainStor
Teradata>, which develops big data analytics and marketing software, said Wednesday that it has acquired Hadoop startup RainStor. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. (More info...)
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Edgewave Raises $2M For Cyber Security Efforts
San Diego-based cyber security software developer EdgeWave has raised $2M more in a Series A funding, the company said Wednesday. The funding included $1. (More info...)
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Snapchat Hit By Collateral Damage From Sony Hack
Venice-based instant messaging app developer Snapchat is the latest victim of the hacking of Sony Pictures by a hacking group, which is believed to be backed by North Korea. (More info...)
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Spokeo Hits 150 Employees, Reports Growth
Pasadena-based people search engine provider Spokeo is up to 150 employees in its Pasadena headquarters, almost double the number of employees it had in 2012, the company said today. (More info...)
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TrueX Media Acquired For $200M, Says Report
Los Angeles- and New York-based video advertising company TrueX has been acquired by 21st Century Fox, according to a report from the WSJ this morning. The deal is reported to be worth $200M. (More info...)
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Hulu Expands Content With Deal With Disney-ABC Television
Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu is bolstering its premium content lineup, with a new deal with Disney-ABC Television. (More info...)
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XPRIZE Extends Deadline for Google Lunar XPRIZE To 2016
Los Angeles-based XPRIZE, which runs a series of multi-million dollar challenges aimed at helping to advance technology innovation, said yesterday that it has extended the deadline for the Google Luna
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ID Analytics Names CFO
San Diego-based ID Analytics said today that it has named Timothy Laughlin as the company's new Chief Financial Officer. (More info...)
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Cubic Buys DTECH LABS For $114.5M
San Diego-based CUBIC said late Tuesday that it has acquired DTECH LABS, a provider of modular networking and baseband communications equipment. CUBIC said it will pay up to $114. (More info...)
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Quality Systems Names CIO
Irvine-based healthcare information systems provider Quality Systems, Inc. said this morning that it has named Zachary J. Sherburne a the company's new Global Chief Information Officer. (More info...)
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FastSpring Joins Recurring Revenue Industry Group
Santa Barbara-based FastSpring, which operates a cloud-based, e-commerce merchandising and fulfillment service aimed at software and SaaS companies, said it has joined a new group called the ServiceSo
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
CARD.com Rolls Strawberry Shortcake Prepaid Cards
Santa Monica-based CARD. (More info...)
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Serviz Raises $12.5M More
Sherman Oaks-based Serviz, the on-demand handyman service led by former ReachLocal head Zorik Gordon, announced today that it has raised $12.5M in a Series B funding round. (More info...)
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Upfront Ventures Raises New Fund Worth $280M
Los Angeles-based venture capital investment firm Upfront Ventures announced this morning that it has raised a fifth fund, worth $280M. (More info...)
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SGN Ties With NetEase To Bring Cookie Jam To China
Los Angeles-based mobile games developer SGN, which is led by former MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe, said today that it is in a licensing deal with NetEase, to distribute SGN's popular mobile puzzle ga
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ChowNow Ties Into Apple Pay
Los Angeles-based ChowNow, which develops tablet-driven, online and smartphone ordering apps for restaurants, has tied its product into Apple Py. (More info...)
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Sorrento Therapeutics Gets Strategic Investment From NantWorks
San Diego-based oncology drug developer Sorrento Therapeutics has scored a strategic investment from NantWorks, the biotech research company led by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. (More info...)
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Ceres Swaps Board Member
Thousand Oaks-based agricultural biotechnology and seed developer Ceres said Monday that it has named a new member of its board of directors. (More info...)
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Voxox Expands SMS API
San Diego-based communications provider Voxox said today that it is expanding in the area of SMS APIs, and is looking to provide wholesale access to its SMS capabilities via a web service API. (More info...)
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Guidance Software Names Chief Revenue Officer
Pasadena-based forensics investigation software developer Guidance Software named Jay Ackerman as its new Chief Revenue Officer this morning. (More info...)
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Monday, December 15, 2014
AdRev Buys DashGo
Los Angeles-based AdRev, which provides digital rights management for large music publishers on YouTube, said Monday that it has purchased DashGo, a service that allows artists, labels, and publishers
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RealD Loses CTO
Los Angeles-based RealD said late Monday that its Chief Technology Officer and Chief Innovation Oficer, Gary Sharp, is leaving the company. (More info...)
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