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Audioo Auction Moves To Flippa
How much for a web site for sharing funny and prank voicemails--which doesn't make any money? So far, not a whole lot. Apparently, Los Angeles-based AudioMicro's auction of Audioo has moved over to Flippa, after the firm ended its auction on eBay. According to AudioMicro CEO Ryan Born, it decided that it was not getting enough interest on eBay, because it received "many more inquiries" on Flippa for the firm's website for sharing funny and prank voicemails.
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MeFeedia Adds MGM Co-CEO As Advisor
Burbank-based Mefeedia, the online video guide site run by Frank Sinton, has bolstered its roster of advisors, saying today that it has added Bedi A. Singh, the Co-CEO of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) as an advisor to the company. The new advisor follows the recent addition of former Applied Semantics co-founder Eytan Elbaz last week. Singh has been President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of MGM since May of 2008. He also served at Gemstar-TV Guide Internatio (More info...)

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LegalZoom Shifts To Glendale
Los Angeles-based LegalZoom is shifting its operations from Hollywood to Glendale, the firm said this week, and has signed a 10-year lease for a new headquarters space in the Glendale City Center. The move appears to be fallout from moves last year by the City of Los Angeles to tax the firm in a higher tax bracket. LegalZoom is a provider of online legal documents and templates, making them available to consumers via the Internet. The firm is one of the companies which was hit by a higher taxati (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, November 3, 2010(Full story) Relaunches Site, Brand
Irvine-based, the provider of online local business search sites, said this morning that it is in a big relaunch of the firm's flagship site. According to the firm, it has reorganized its site to divide its site into vertical categories, particularly focused on the "household manager/soccer mom" category. Among the big changes to the site is a new focus on coupon deals, which highlights deals from local companies; new content and articles; weekly circulars and grocery store ads; and a (More info...)

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RealPractice Targets Solo Attorneys With New Product
Santa Ana-based RealPractice, which develops legal technology products and related services, said today that it has launched a new, software-as-a-service platform aimed at solo attorneys. According to RealPractice, it is now offering My RealPractice, a product which helps those attorneys build their own websites, monitor their practices, manage matter and task management, invoicing, and more. RealPractice--which is headed by Carey Ransom--said the new offering is free to solo attorneys. The new (More info...)

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DreamWorks, Zynga Tie On Megamind Promotion
Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation SKG and social games maker Zynga announced this morning that the two are in a new promotion, which will tie DreamWorks new Megamind feature film into the popular FarmVille social game. According to the two, the two are collaborating to add a new "Mega-Farm"--run by character Megamind, as a neighbor to all of the 17 million FarmVille game players. The ad campaign will run for 24 hours, and also includes speical items available to users, a "mega-grow" formula to (More info...)

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Geodelic Rolls Out Clear Channel App for Android
Santa Monica-based Geodelic, the developer of mobile location information applications headed by Rahul Sonnad, has rolled a new mobile application from Clear Channel. According to Clear Channel Airports, the airport advertising arm of advertising giant Clear Channel, it has launched a new FLYsmart application, a free, mobile application for Android which provides information about airports. Clear Channel Airports said the application provides an "ultimate mobile guide" to airport terminals, incl (More info...)

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WebVisible Names Execs
Irvine-based WebVisible, the provider of local search advertising services for small businesses, said this morning that it has named Geoff Stevens as its Executive Vice President and General Manager of GLobal Business Development, and Natalie Tarpinian as its Vice President of its National Sales Division. Stevens has previously served at Yahoo!, Overture, InfoSpace, U.S. Search, and Disney, including serving as GM of local and mobile at Yahoo!. Tarpinian has previously served at the Los Angeles (More info...)

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Calacanis Threatens To Sue Arrington Over TechCrunch Acquisition
Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Santa Monica-based, is threatening to sue TechCrunch, over TechCrunch's sale to AOL last month, claiming breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud. The legal letter and documents were posted by TechCrunch early this morning. In a long diatribe over their estranged relationship, TechCrunch's Michael Arrington says Calacanis wants a piece of the proceeds from the sale of TechCrunch, related to the now-defunct relationship between the two on the TechCrun (More info...)

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