• Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Medsphere Systems Merges With ChartLogic

    Carlsbad-based Medsphere Systems, the developer of open source electronic medical and health records software, is merging with another software provider, ChartLogic, the two said today. Financial details of the merger were not announced by the companies. ChartLogic, which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, also develops electronics health records (EHR) software. The two said ChartLogic will become a separate division of Medsphere, and continue to operate under its own name....More →

     
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Green Dot Gets Unwelcome Eye Of Senators After Debit Card Failures

    Monrovia-based Green Dot, along with its partners, Walmart and Mastercard, are facing some unwelcome scrutiny from the Senate Banking Committee, after widespread issues last month getting access to money stored on their prepaid Mastercards. According to the NYTimes, the committee is looking into if there needs to be more consumer protections around the debit cards, which have become hugely popular with low income consumers, who do not have checking or savings accounts....More →

     
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Bridg Wins Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's

    Los Angeles-based marketing software developer Bridg, led by Amit Jain, said today that it has scored a win with pizza chain brand Papa Murphy's. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Bridg said it is helping the pizza chain with its precision marketing efforts. Bridg uses data from point-of-sale systems, loyalty programs, and online ordering systems to help companies better market to and segment their customers, to help increase business from those customers....More →

     
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    CrowdStrike Rolls Out Breach Prevention Bundle

    Irvine-based cybersecurity services and software provider CrowdStrike said today that it has launched a new, bundle of software specifically aimed at breach prevention at companies. CrowdStrike said its new package bundles together Falcon Host, Falcon Overwatch and Falcon Intelligence, plus services pre- and post-breach response services, to help its customers protect their endpoints....More →

     
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Universal Robots Sets Up Headquarters In Irvine

    Universal Robotics, a Danish maker of robots for the industrial and medical markets, says it has set up a new West Coast headquarters in Irvine. According to the company, the new, 3,000 square foot plus base will help it expand local technology and sales support. The new office will be led by Craig Tomita. According to Universal Robotics, the new location is also very close to the University of California, Irvine, which it says is a potential source of engineering talent for the company....More →

     
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Ixia Adds Hyper-V, VMware vSS Support To Private Cloud Monitoring Tool

    Calabasas-based networking testing software and hardware provider Ixia has added private cloud support to its CloudLens testing product, saying it has added support for both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vNetwork Standard Switch (vSS) in the product. Ixia's tool provides security monitoring, performance analytics, and troubleshooting tools to its users, by monitoring network packet data for application data, handling things like SSL decryption, and more....More →

     
  • Monday, June 27, 2016

    ReachLocal Acquired By Gannett For $156M

    Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is being acquired by publishing giant Gannett Co., in a deal worth approximately $156M, the two companies said on Monday afternoon. ReachLocal said Gannett would pay $4.60 per share in cash for the company. VantagePoint Venture Partners and Rho Ventures--who own approximately 40% of ReachLocal--said it had agreed to tender their shares to Gannett as part of the acquisition deal....More →

     
  • Monday, June 27, 2016

    Upfront Ventures To Canada With Latest Video Funding In Vemba

    Los Angeles-based venture investor Upfront Ventures has made a new investment in the video distribution and content discovery area, with an investment in Canadian firm Vemba. Vemba, which is based in Toronto but has offices in Los Angeles, said it raised $5M in a Series A funding, which was led by Upfront Ventures and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), along with the Enterprise Fund at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation....More →

     
  • Monday, June 27, 2016

    Thrive Market Picks Up $111M In New Funding

    Marina Del Rey-based, online healthy foods grocer Thrive Market has raised $111M in a new, venture funding round, the company disclosed this morning. The new funding was led by Invus Group, and also included Greycroft Partners, E-Ventures and Crosscut Ventures. Thrive Market, which is led by Nick Green and Gunnar Lovelace, recently passed up $100M in revenues, and has been seeing a huge expansion in its customer base....More →

     
  • Monday, June 27, 2016

    OneRoof Energy Loses COO

    San Diego-based residential solar installer OneRoof Energy, which is backed by private equity investor Black Coral Capital, has cut ties with its Chief Operating Officer, Brian Alexson, the company said in a very terse statement late on Friday. Reason for the departure of Alexson was not given. OneRoof has been undergoing some major turmoil lately, cutting staff and realigning its business, after one of its financial backers pulled funding from the company, which is publicly listed on the TSX....More →

     
  • Monday, June 27, 2016

    BoutiqueHomes Targets Unique, Architectural Vacation Rentals

    Topanga-based BoutiqueHomes, a vacation rental site aimed at letting travelers rent unique, "architectural gems" from around the world, says it has launched a new site and hired Michael Bolger as head of its Business Development efforts. Bolger was the founder of vacation rental site hovelstay.com. BoutiqueHomes features architecturally unique homes across the world, which you'd expect to see in Dwell or other architectural magazines rather than as vacation rentals. BoutiqueHomes said hovelstay....More →

     
  • Monday, June 27, 2016

    Green Dot Names New Chairman

    Pasadena-based debit card and online banking company Green Dot announced this morning that it has named William I. Jacobs as the company's new Chairman of its board of directors. The move is part of an agreement with an activist investor group to split up the Chairman and CEO roles at the company....More →

     
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