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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Aura Pitches Smartphone Connected, Wirelessly Powered Holiday Lights
Do you wish you could control your Christmas and other holiday lights using your smartphone? Tired of a tangled mess of wires? A couple of Southern California developers are pitching a new Kickstarter
posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014(Full story)


Interoute Opens Cloud Hosting In LA
European cloud services operator Interoute has opened up a new location in Los Angeles, the company said today, part of a U.S. expansion for the provider of cloud computing and hosting services. (More info...)
posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014(Full story)



Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Amazon Takes On Local Service Referrals In LA
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posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014(Full story)


Jukin Gets Big Win With Fox
Can a digital media startup compete in the big leagues, and move a YouTube brand to prime time? It looks like at least one local startup--Jukin Media--has made the leap to prime time, after selling a
posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014(Full story)


Digital Family Reunion 2014: Don't Miss This Year's Biggest Holiday Event!

Southern California has had a banner year this year, with a huge number of successful exits, fundings, and more. (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014(Full story)


Newegg Dangles Black Friday Deals At LA Location
Los Angeles-based online electronics retailer Newegg has kicked off its holiday promotions, saying that it will be offering up a number of "Black Friday" deals--including special set of deals availab
posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014(Full story)


Kofax Wins $775,000 Contract
Irvine-based document management software provider Kofax reports this morning that it has scored a big, $775,000 contract win, to automate the accounts payable operations for a U.S. (More info...)
posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014(Full story)


OneRoof Energy Backer Pulls Funding
San Diego-based OneRoof Energy reported Monday that one of the backers of the company, Hanwha Holdings (USA) Inc., said it will not provide additional debt funding to the company. (More info...)
posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014(Full story)



Monday, November 24, 2014
codeSpark Launches Game That Teaches Coding To Kids
Looking for a way to help kids better learn how to code software? Pasadena-based codeSpark has rolled out a new game which it says is aimed at helping kids learn about coding. (More info...)
posted on Monday, November 24, 2014(Full story)


Sony Pictures Corporate Network Shut Down By Hacker
Operations over at Culver City-based Sony Pictures have apparently been completely shut down by a hacker, who apparently hacked into and disabled the company's corporate network. (More info...)
posted on Monday, November 24, 2014(Full story)


ZIRX Expands To LA
On demand valet parking service ZIRX said today that it has expanded into the Los Angeles area, and will begin offering up its on-demand, valet parking downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. (More info...)
posted on Monday, November 24, 2014(Full story)


Rincon Backs Rentlyics In $4M Round
Santa Barbara-based venture capital investor Rincon Ventures is one of the leads on an investment in rental management software developer Rentlytics, on a new $4M funding round for the company. (More info...)
posted on Monday, November 24, 2014 (More)(Full story)


Hush Nears $200K In Crowdfunding Campaign
San Diego-based Hush has nearly doubled its original, $100,000 goal on its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, with over $196,000 in commitments--and growing--for its smart earplug project. (More info...)
posted on Monday, November 24, 2014(Full story)


Honk: Disrupting Roadside Assistance's 800 Pound Gorillas
Stuck on the side of a road, and need some help? Traditionally, you either had to be a member of a membership service for roadside help--or you had to pay an arm and a leg for a tow. Enter HONK (www. (More info...)
posted on Monday, November 24, 2014(Full story)


Savings.com Launches New Price Comparison App, PriceJump
Los Angeles-based deals and shopping site Savings.com has thrown itself into the comparison shopping market with a new mobile app called PriceJump, the company said this morning. (More info...)
posted on Monday, November 24, 2014(Full story)


Tinder Employees Launching Competitor, Bumble
A group of former Tinder employees--including former marketing executive Whitney Wolfe--are apparently getting set to launch a direct competitor to the dating app, called Bumble. (More info...)
posted on Monday, November 24, 2014(Full story)



Friday, November 21, 2014
Surf Air Expands To San Diego
Los Angeles-based all-you-can-fly subscription airline Surf Air made a major expansion this week, saying that it has begun flying out of the San Diego Area--or more specifically, the Tom McClellan-Pal
posted on Friday, November 21, 2014(Full story)


CurbStand Takes Valet Parking To The Trails
In a "that's so LA" moment, Los Angeles-based on-demand, valet parking app provider CurbStand is taking its valet parking service to the popular Runyon Canyon hiking trail in Hollywood, saying it will
posted on Friday, November 21, 2014(Full story)


Title365 Acquired By Solutionstar
Newport Beach-based Title365, a developer of technology and services for the title insurance and escrow business, has been acquired by Texas-based Solutionstar. (More info...)
posted on Friday, November 21, 2014(Full story)


Cal State L.A. Plans Bioscience Incubator
Cal State LA is planning to launch a bioscience incubator on its campus, after receiving a $3.5M grant from Los Angeles County. According to Cal State LA, the new bioscience incubator--BioSpace L.A. (More info...)
posted on Friday, November 21, 2014(Full story)


How A Pivot Turned Vantage Media Into A $100M Plus Business
How do you take what has been a healthy business--but which has stalled out in growth--and put it back onto the growth curve? Patrick Quigley, the CEO of Los Angeles-based Vantage Media (www. (More info...)
posted on Friday, November 21, 2014(Full story)


Pluto.TV Raises $13M
Los Angeles-based Pluto TV, an online video streaming and channel guide, said Thursday that it has raised $13M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from U.S. (More info...)
posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 (More)(Full story)


DTS Powers New App From Deepak Chopra
Calabasas-based audio and sound processing technology developer DTS said this morning that it has helped roll out a new iOS app from Deepak Chopra and ABOVE Technologies. (More info...)
posted on Friday, November 21, 2014(Full story)


Kwikset Upgrades Kevo Smart Door Lock
Lake Forest-based lock maker Kwikset has upgraded the company's smartphone-enabled Kevo door lock, saying this week that it has improved the user experience with the device, started offering up the pr
posted on Friday, November 21, 2014(Full story)


Slacker Radio Links Into Toyota, Lexus
San Diego-based Slacker Radio, which operates a streaming radio service, has scored a big win with Toyota and Lexus. (More info...)
posted on Friday, November 21, 2014(Full story)



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