Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Technology Rising Stars of Los Angeles — Call for nominations
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Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ program honors the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in Los Angeles based on percentage revenue growth from 2006 to 2010. The Los Angeles program also recognizes younger companies as "Rising Stars" based on percentage revenue growth from 2008 to 2010.

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Rising Star is a special award that recognizes fast growing technology, media, telecommunication, life sciences and clean technology companies that have been in business three or four years, and is based on percentage revenue growth from 2008 to 2010. These companies will be recognized as Rising Stars on their way to becoming a Technology Fast 500 winner.

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Million Dollar Domain Goes To
The huge, $1.5 million dollar domain name sale of by Los Angeles-based's Moniker division went to, according to a report from DomainNameWire. The sale looks to be the largest domain name sale so far this quarter. OVersee had disclosed the sale earlier this week, but had not named the buyer of the domain. The domain had been owned by UBM plc.

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YouMail Updates Blackberry App
Irvine-based YouMail, the provider of enhanced voicemail and other communications apps for the smart phone market, reported today that it has released a new update to its application for BlackBerry. According to YouMail, the new app now includes the ability to browse user-created voicemail greetings within the app and one-click search for a user's phone number from within the app. The firm said its BlackBerry users are "probably its most ardent" of all of its users. YouMail is headed by Alex Qui (More info...)

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Givezooks Adds Facebook Ticketing For Nonprofits
Santa Barbara-based Givezooks, a developer of social fundraising software for nonprofits, told its users today that it has launched a new way to allow nonprofits to offer up tickets or sponsorships of their events from Facebook, as well as from their website. According to Givezooks, its new Facebook App allows organizations to put up events on their Facebook page. The firm has also added an iFrame widget to support those ticket sales on an organization's own website. Givezooks is headed by Carol (More info...)

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Gaikai Signs First European Partner
Los Angeles-based Gaikai, the developer of cloud game streaming technology, reported today that it has added its first partner in Europe. The firm said it has signed consumer games Eurogamer as its first media affiliate in Europe, as part of its affiliate program. The deal allows Eurogamer to stream Gaikai-powered gaimes across its various local language sites. Gaikai's technology allows users to play videogames without having to download large and cumbersome installs, instead playing them via t (More info...)

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San Diego Gets Live Bus Updates From Google
Google said today that it has enhanced its online mapping service, to provide live, real time updated transit updates for San Diego and a number of other cities. Google said its Maps product now provides live, departure times of buses and other transit, accessible both via desktop and mobile versions of its service. Other cities with the new, live updates include Boston, Portland Oregon, San Francisco, Madrid, and Turin.

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Interview with Jimmy Hendricks, Deal Current
In the rush toward the daily deals space, it seems like there is at least one, new, daily deals site created every day. It's an incredibly crowded industry, which not only includes giants like Groupon and LivingSocial, but countless smaller sites, newspapers, and others all looking for a piece of the action. However, San Diego-based Deal Current ( appears to have found a sustainable niche in the industry--not providing daily deals, but powering those multiplying deal sites, i (More info...)

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CapLinked Leverages LinkedIn For Suggestions
Los Angeles-based CapLinked, the developer of software aimed at helping companies manage the fundraising process, is rolling out a new feature today which taps a user's LinkedIn contacts to suggest who to invite into deals and other business opportunities. The firm said the new "Suggestions" feature will help users maximize their LinkedIn contacts and decipher complex business relationships. CapLinked also said it now has over 10,000 users, representing 4,000 companies and 3,700 investors. The f (More info...)

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Paramount Promotes Super 8 With Twitter
Paramount Pictures has kicked off a promotion of the upcoming movie SUPER 8 with Twitter, the two announced today, by running a special sneak preview promotion only available to Twitter users. According to Paramount, Twitter users will be able to buy tickets for a special, June 9th showing of the movie from a Twitter "Promoted Trend" at select, participating theaters. The two have been promoting the movie since March, when they started offering up a trailer via Twitter. Financial details of the (More info...)

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Boingo Wireless Reports Quarterly Results
Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless, the operator of a network of Wi-Fi access points, has reported its first quarterly results as a public company. Boingo said it had revenues of $21.0M, up from $18.5M for the first quarter of 2010. The firm reported a net loss of $329,000, versus a net loss of $127,000 for Q1 last year. Boingo Wireless debuted on the market on May 3rd as WIFI on the Nasdaq Global Market. So far, the firm has had a lackluster reception on Wall Street, despite its revenue numbers; (More info...)

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RingRevenue Powers Education Marketer
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue, the pay-per-call technology provider headed by Jason Spievak, has been powering a pay-per-call system for education marketer CUnet. The firm revealed the relationship today, claiming that use of its system has helped with the quality and quantities of inquiries for a number of schools and universities served by CUNet. CUNet is a higher education marketer based in Paramus, NJ. RingRevenue is backed by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners.

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