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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 in Los Angeles and San Diego until April 6th. LA and San Diego are two of the five markets that Flywheel is trying to reach out to new customers, along with Seattle, San Jose, and Sacramento....Continue →

  • Friday, March 27, 2015

    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. Size of the equity funding was not disclosed. Superior Water services the municipal water disinfection and treatment industry, including pipeline chemical injection and mixing systems.Continue →

  • Friday, March 27, 2015

    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 urRadio ( thinks so. We spoke with founder and CEO Tyler Francois to hear about his vision for making anyone an Internet radio DJ, and how the team--made up of former Yahoo! Music engineers--is tackling the streaming music space....Continue →

  • Friday, March 27, 2015

    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 to deliver and monetize streaming audio advertisements for the MLB. Triton Digital said it will be the exclusive audio ad provider for the Gameday Audio desktop product and the At Bat mobile application. Financial impact of the win was not announced....Continue →

  • Friday, March 27, 2015

    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 Challenge. According to the two, the new challenge invites kids to imagine themselves in the future, reporting on the "one new and amazing invention or innovation they encounter, how it works, and the impact it has on the future....Continue →

  • Friday, March 27, 2015

    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 globally. According to textPlus, the new app allows users to send and receive low- to no-cost calls, texts and multimedia messages from any Wi-Fi-connected device. The company said it is looking to replace the need for traditional, carrier plans with its new app....Continue →

  • 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 DroneKit, which it says offers up an SDK and web API, which makes it easy to develop apps for your drones....Continue →

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015

    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 combines live broadcasting with that music. urRadio, led by Tyler Francois, lets users program their own live, Internet radio stations, where they can talk live with listeners, send instant messages, and much more....Continue →

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015

    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. ChowNow said the new funding round was led by Upfront Ventures, and also included Steadfast Venture Capital, Daher Capital, and Karlin Ventures. ChowNow was founded by Chris Webb. Along with the new funding, the startup said it has named Nick Kellermeyer as Vp of Sales, and Arpan Jhaveri as VP of Product & Marketing....Continue →

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015

    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, and find music and television video clips. The startup--which raised a funding round back in December--said it has partnered with television networks ABC, CBS, FOX, Comedy Central, VH1, A&E and Lifetime, Bloomberg, truTV and OWN, along with Universal Music Group and Sony Music for its service....Continue →

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015

    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. August said yesterday that it has raised $38M in a Series B funding, for its home locks, which connect with your smartphone so that you do not need a physical key to open your door. San Francisco-base August said that Qualcomm's involvement came via Qualcomm Ventures....Continue →

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015

    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. The funding was led by Altpoint Ventures, and also included Structure Capital, Karlin Ventures, Expansion VC, and Venture51. Honk said the new funding brings its total raised to $13.8M....Continue →

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