• Friday, January 30, 2015

    Curb Dangles Deals For Taxi Service

    On-demand taxi service Curb has put on a renewed push to capture some of the Los Angeles on-demand ride market, launching a new promotion today on Groupon offering up to 85 percent off on its services. The company--formerly known as Taxi Magic--competes again Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and Flywheel in allowing users to summon rides using their smartphone....More →

     
  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    3D Robotics Brings Drones Into The Schoolroom

    Are unmanned aerial vehicles the next hot ticket in education? San Diego-based consumer drone developer 3D Robotics is hoping to bring its unmanned aerial vehicles to school, with a new program it launched Thursday called DroneEDU, saying that it will offer free and discounted hardware and support to the classroom. According to 3D Robotics, the new program is aimed at assisting students, teachers, and schools in deploying their own, unmanned aerial vehicles for learning and STEM exploration....More →

     
  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    WiSpry Gets Antenna Design Win

    Irvine-based WiSpry reported Thursday that it has landed a design win with radio frequency identification product maker SkyeTek. WiSpry said thata SkyeTek has leveraged its tunable radio frequency micromechanical (RF MEMS) semiconductor products to develop an RF-tuned, UHF RFID antenna. The company's products are used to optimize the signal between SkyTek's RFID readers and the antenna so that they work across the full RFID range....More →

     
  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    Microsemi, Rambus Link In Cryptography Deal

    Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi has linked up with Rambus, in a deal where Microsemi will resell advanced security technologies from Rambus into the government and military market. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The two said the deal covers certain differential power analysis (DPA) technologies developed by Rambus in its Cryptography Research division, plus AES cryptogrpahic cores....More →

     
  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    IDrive Rolls Out Full System Image Backups

    Los Angeles-based online storage and backup service IDrive is extending further into the enterprise side of the disaster recovery and backup market, saying this week that it has added disk image backup--the backup of entire system drives and operating systems--to its suite of services....More →

     
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    BlackLine Sees 50 Percent Rise In Revenues

    Los Angeles-based financial automation software develper BlackLine continues to see its revenues grow, saying Thursday that its 2014, year-over-year revenues were up more than 50 percent. The company did not disclose its financials for the year. Blackline has been trumpeting its revenue growth and customers for the last few years, most recently announcing it has more than 1,000 clients using its product....More →

     
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Ouya Wins $10M From Alibaba, Eyes China

    Santa Monica-based game console developer Ouya has just scored $10M in an investment round from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, as part of an effort to take the company's technology to China, according to a report citing people familiar with the matter. Ouya's game console leverages the Android operating system. Ouya ha previously raised funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mayfield Fund, NVIDIA, Shasta Ventures, and Occam Partners....More →

     
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    HelloTech Finds $2.5M For Tech Support

    Los Angeles-based HelloTech said this week that it has raised $2.5M in a seed funding round, to bring remote, technology support to consumers. The startup, led by Richard Wolpert, scored the funding from Upfront Ventures, Accel Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Amplify.LA, Ron Burkle, and others. The startup was incubated from within Amplify.LA....More →

     
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Cargomatic Raises $8M For Shipping Marketplace

    Los Angeles-based Cargomatic said Thursday that it has raised $8M in a Series A funding round, for its online marketplace for shipping services. The startup, led by Jonathan Kessler, offers up a service which helps connect local shippers with carrier companies who have extra space on their trucks. The funding came from Canaan Partners, Volvo Group Venture Capital, Morado Venture Partners, SV Angel, Sherpa Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Structure Capital, along with angels....More →

     
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Tech Coast Angels: Record Amount Invested In 2014

    Southern California's biggest organized, angel investment group, the Tech Coast Angels, said this morning that the group had its biggest investment year ever in 2014, investing a total of $16.37M across 61 total deals. The group said the investments make 2014 its largest ever since 1997 in terms of deals funded and amount raised....More →

     
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Nativo Taps NBCUniversal Vet As Exec

    Los Angeles-based native advertising technology developer Nativo has tapped a NBCUniversal veteran as its new Vice President of Product Development, the company said today. Nativo said that Carlos Sapene previously was VP of Digital and New Media at NBCUniversal, and worked on such properties as E! Online, Style Network, and Bravo. Nativo said Sapene will help the company to expand its offerings. Nativo is venture backed by Greycroft Partners, e.ventures and Signia Venture Partners....More →

     
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Seriously Launches Best Fiends Onto Amazon

    Santa Monica- and Helskini-based mobile games and entertainment startup Seriously said this morning that it has launched its popular Best Fiends mobile game onto the Amazon Appstore. The game already is available for iOS and Android. Seriously said that it currently has one million, daily active players using the game. Seriously's Amazon title runs on Amazon's Fire tablets and Fire Phone, as well as other Android devices....More →

     
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