• 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.More →

     
  • 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 DraftKings.com. 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.More →

     
  • 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....More →

     
  • 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....More →

     
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Outspoken Ties With Apple Passbook

    Los Angeles-based mobile messaging and marketing firm Outspoken, which is led by James Citron, said this morning that it is now supporting Apple's Passbook application with its mobile marketing platform. According to Outspoken, the support means its clients can directly send passes, coupons, gift cards, boarding passes, and more via MMS or SMS text messages....More →

     
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    textPlus: Turn Your Amazon Kindle Fire Into A Phone, Today

    Tired of waiting for Amazon.com to actually release a phone version of the Amazon Kindle Fire? Marina Del Rey-based mobile app developer textPlus said Tuesday that its software can turn existing, Kindle Fire into a phone, using textPlus over WiFi today....More →

     
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Novatel Wireless Links With European Distributor

    San Diego-based wireless, M2M products developer Novatel Wireless said Tuesday that it has linked up with a European distributor, to help establish a "Technical Competence Center" for the company's products in EMEA. According to Novatel Wireless, it has linked up with Simple Solutions (Electronics) Ltd., a technical supplier of M2M cellular products for the fleet, asset, and industrial markets in the United Kingdom. Financial details of the link were not announced....More →

     
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Broadcom Gets Design Win In India

    Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom reported a design win in India this morning, saying that its quad-core HSPA+ platform wil be used by Indian mobile device provider Lava International Limited. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Broadcom said that Lava will use its quad-core HSPA+ turnkey platform for a new tablet, which incorporates Broadcom's 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, RF transceiver, power management IC, connectivity combo chip and multi-constellation GNSS location chip....More →

     
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Pixels.com Launches Image Licensing Marketplace

    Santa Monica-based Pixels.com said Tuesday that it has launched a new, imaging licensing marketplace aimed at helping photographers set their own pricing for their images. The startup--founded by serial entrepreneur Sean Broihier--said that it is looking to give better options to photographers for selling their images....More →

     
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Factual Extends Hotel Information

    Los Angeles-based Factual said Tuesday that it has extended outs its information about hotels, expanding its dataset from 98,000 hotels to a total of 145,000 hotels. According to Factual, the move also is "perfectly synchronized" with the company's US Places data, the company's giant database of geolocation and business information.More →

     
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    TigerText Expands Board

    Santa Monica-based secure messaging service provider TigerText said Tuesday that it has named three new board members at the company. The company said it has added Shasta Ventures' Sean Flynn, Orbimed's Steve Yecies, and New Leaf Ventures' Vijay Lathi to its board of directors. TigerText, which is led by Brad Brooks, said the new board members will bring a wealth of startup experience to the company. Flynn also sits on the board of ZEFR, and led Shasta's investment in DollarShaveClub....More →

     
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    USC, USA Today Partners On New Online Sports Site

    In an unusual method of launching a new, online publication, the USC Marshall School of Business and USA TODAY said this morning that the two have linked up to create a new, online publication covering the business of sports, called Fields of Green....More →

     
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