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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Hulu Lands Wiggles TV Series
Are your kids a fan of The Wiggles, the popular Australian kids' singing group? Los Angeles-based Hulu is continuing to build up its lineup of kids' programs, saying Wednesday that it has signed a dea
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Snapchat's Evan Spiegel Youngest Billionaire On Forbes List
Forbes published its ranking of all of the world's billionaires this week, with an interesting addition: the co-founders of Venice, California-based Snapchat. (More info...)
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CurbStand Expands To Denver
Los Angeles-based valet parking startup CurbStand, which is offering up mobile payments and other apps aimed at valet parking operators, said today that it has expanded its network to Denver. (More info...)
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YouMail Raises $5.5M
Irvine-based YouMail, the cloud voicemail service led by Alex Quilici, has raised $5.5M in a Series B funding round, according to the company. (More info...)
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TigerText Extends Secure Messaging To Other Apps With SDK
Need secure messaging in your own app? Santa Monica-based TigerText is looking to enable secure messaging in any app--not just the company's own--with a new SDK and platform, the company said Tuesday. (More info...)
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Rubicon Project Launches Native Ad Server
Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project announced this morning that it has launched its own, native ad server, aimed at premium publishers and app developers. (More info...)
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Numecent Taps Broadcom Exec As New CEO
Irvine-based Numecent, which develops a cloud-based service to help deliver applications over the web, said it has named former Broadcom executive Tom Lagatta as its new CEO. (More info...)
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Rootstock Partners, iFinance Merge To Form Full Stack Finance
Two, Los Angeles area firms which serve the startup market, Rootstock Partners, founded by former Beachmint CFO Jordan Posell, and iFinance, founded by Ivan Ivanokovich, who has been the CFO of such c
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Voxox Rolls White Label Offering
San Diego-based cloud-based communications provider Voxox is rolling out a new product today, a new white-label cloud communications product aimed at operators and original equipment manufacturers. (More info...)
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TEN Names New Exec
Los Angeles-based TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the online ad network focused on the automotive and action sports areas, said today that it has named Scott Bailey as President, Automotive. (More info...)
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Ixia Gets $100M Credit Facility
Calabasas-based Ixia, the developer of network testing equipment and software, reported late Tuesday that it has secured a new, $100M credit facility. (More info...)
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
ViaSat Buys ASIC, FPGA Design Company
Carlsbad-based ViaSat, the satellite communications technology developer, said today that it has acquire ASIC and FPGA design provider EAI Design Services. (More info...)
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Booker, With Office In Irvine, Gets $35M
Online appointment booking service Booker, which has an office in Irvine, said Tuesday that it has raised $35M in a Series C funding round. (More info...)
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Hulu Inks Deal For Disney Junior Content
Santa Monica-based online streaming television provider Hulu, along with Disney-ABC Television Group, said this morning they have inked a deal to bring Disney Junior's content to Hulu. (More info...)
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How Momstamp Is Creating A Referral Network For Moms
If you are a mother, and you need some help with something--say, finding a tutor, or a referral to a service provider--the age-old way to do that is to ask your friends for referrals. (More info...)
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Western Digital Buys Amplidata
Irvine-based Western Digital said this mornign that its subsidiary, HGST, has agreed to acquire object storage software developer Amplidata. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. (More info...)
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Vantage Media Becomes Katch
Los Angeles-based advertising technology developer Vantage Media said this morning that it has rebranded the company, and has changed its name to Katch, as a new focus on its software platform. (More info...)
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Crisi Acquired By Becton Dickinson
San Diego-based CRISI Medical Systems, a developer of drug delivery systems for IV injectable medications, has been acquired by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company). (More info...)
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Oculus Hires High Profile Google Executive
Irvine-based >Oculus, the virtual reality google maker now owned by Facebook, has hired away high profile Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen, according to a report. (More info...)
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Monday, March 2, 2015
ReachLocal Names Two Executives
Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said Monday that it has named two new executives, hiring Paras Maniar as the company's new Chief Strategy Officer, and Megan Opp as the company's new Chief People Offic
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Tinder Looks For Revenue, Launches Tinder Plus
Los Angeles-based online dating app developer Tinder is looking to start generating some revenue with a new service it launched today, called Tinder Plus, which allows users to undo their rejections a
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NextVR Includes Light Field Technology In 3D VR Technology
Laguna Beach-based NextVR, which is developing technology to capture 3D, broadcast-quality virtual reality, said today that it will be adding "light field" capture technology to its platform. (More info...)
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Pulse Electronics Acquired By Oaktree
San Diego-based Pulse Electronics said today that it is an agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Oaktree Capital Management. According to Pulse, Oaktree will invest $17.0M in Pulse, and pay $1. (More info...)
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Rocket Lab Finds Funding For Small Satellite Delivery
Los Angeles- and New Zealand-based Rocket Lab, which says it is developing orbital vehicles for the delivery of small satellites into space, said it has raised a Series B financing round. (More info...)
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j2 Global Withdraws Carbonite Offer
Los Angeles-based j2 Global said early this morning that it has withdrawn its tender offer for Carbonite, after entering into a confidentiality agreement with the company. (More info...)
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