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  • Friday, April 18, 2014

    Bringing The Power Of Mobile To The Construction Industry, With TRUCKAST

    When you think about hot sectors for startups, the construction industry is not typically the first place you'd expect. So, we were surprised to learn about the backing that Los Angeles-based mobile app provider TRUCKAST ( has from investor Gary Winnick (who co-founded Global Crossing). We caught up with CEO Todd Davis to learn why the company and its investors think mobile apps for construction are the next big thing....Continue →

  • Friday, April 18, 2014

    T+ink Adds New Board Members

    Los Angeles-based T-ink, the developer of conductive ink products led by Gary Winnick, said Thursday that it has added two new board members. The company said it has added John C. Cushman II, the co-chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, to its board, along with Richard Ressler, co-founder of CIM Group L.P. and Orachard First Source Asset Management....Continue →

  • Friday, April 18, 2014

    Ixia Plans Restatement Of Two Quarters

    Calabasas-based Ixia said late Thursday that its audit committee has determined that its 10-Q quarterly reports for the first and second quarters of 2013 should no longer be relied upon, and that it will restate those two quarters. Ixia--which has been in the midst of combing through its financials due to the sudden departure of its CEO back in October due to the discover that he had fabricated his resume. The company also replaced its CFO last onth....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    ZEFR Names New VPs

    Venice-based ZEFR said Thursday that it has named a new set of VPs. According to the company, it has named Rick Song as its new Global Head of Media Solutions Sales, and named Michael Saperstein as Head of Media Sales (East, Central, Canada). Song was previously Executive Vice President at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, and Saperstein is a former Vice President from Machinima. ZEFR is venture backed by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), U.S....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Surf Air Plans Expansion To Lake Tahoe

    Santa Monica-based all-you-can-fly, startup airline Surf Air told its members Thursday afternoon that it will be expanding its coverage, adding service to Truckee / Lake Tahoe on May 2nd. The new expansion follows the company's last route extension, which was to Las Vegas back in February. Surf Air offers up all-you-can fly service between Southern California and Silicon Valley, as well as a number of other locations.Continue →

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Qualcomm Backs Wireless Software Firm M87

    San Diego-based Qualcomm has invested in wireless network software developer M87, M87 announced this week, as part of a $3M, Series A funding round. M87 is a developer of wireless network infrastructure software aimed specifically at improving the coverage and capacity of current wireless networks. The company said the round also included Chinese hosting provide 21Vianet and angels. Qualcomm's investment came via Qualcomm Ventures. M87 is based in Austin....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    CitizenGlobal Powers Crowdsourced Video Platform For Law Enforcement

    Los Angeles-based crowdsourced video startup CitizenGlobal has launched a new platform for law enforcement, allowing users to submit photos and videos to different police departments. According to the firm, it has been working with LA's Sheriff's Department to allow citizens to submit photos and videos of crimes. The new site, LEEDIR, is aimed at collecting eyewitness photos to help solve crimes and for disaster response, and was first imagined by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department....Continue →

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Novatel Wireless Gets Certifications In North America, EMEA

    San Diego-based wireless hotspot and M2M module developer Novatel Wireless reported yesterday that it has certified its new SA 2100 MiFi M2M device on both Verizon Wireless as well as the Conformite European (CE), Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB standards in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company said the certification expands its offering both in the US and abroad. Novatel's SA 2100 is aimed at the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, for the telematics and telemetry markets....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Peregrine Semiconductor Names VP

    San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor said Wednesday that it has named Duncan Pilgrim as its new Vice President of Marketing. According to the company, Pilgrim will head up product marketing and marketing communication initiatives for the company. Peregrine has been at the company since 2010, and previously served at Sequoia Communications, RFMD, GEC Plessey Semiconductor, and Marconi.Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Stocktwits Partners With DraftKings

    San Diego-based Stocktwits, the stock-focused micro messaging service led by Howard Lindzon, said Wednesday that it has linked with fantasy sports site Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to the companies, they will partner through the summer with games, including one focused on fantasy golf.Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    The Young Turks Scores $4M In Funding

    Los Angeles-based The Young Turks, the online MCN led by Cenk Uygur, said today that it has raised $4M in new funding, from private equity firm Roemer, Robinson, Melville & Co., LLC. TYT offers up politics and news commentary both online as well as through cable television shows. TYT was founded by Uygur after a stint hosting his own show on Sirius Satellite Radio, and later on Current TV....Continue →

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    My Damn Channel Becomes Omnivision Entertainment

    Web video content provider My Damn Channel--led by Rob Barnett and Warren Chao--has relaunched the company, and changed its name to Omnivision Entertainment, the company recently announced. The company--which has operations in both New York and Long Beach--said the move comes as it is expanding its branded entertainment and talent development efforts. Barnett remains as Founder and CEO, and Chao has become President of the renamed company....Continue →

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