Monday, November 14, 2011
CitySourced Upgrades Mobile Apps
Los Angeles-based CitySourced, the developer of mobile apps which help citizens report issues to municipalities and cities such as potholes and graffiti, announced that it has upgraded its Android and iPhone apps Monday. CitySourced said that it has added new support for videos and audio, in addition to photos; now provides push notifications on changes in status on issues; verification of locations before submitting an issue; and offline support, among other enhancements. CitySourced apps let i (More info...)

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StockTwits In Canadian Distribution Deal
San Diego-based StockTwits, the stock-focused micro messaging and discussion startup headed by Howard Lindzon, announced today that it has inked a distribution partnership with Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. StockTwits said that the newspaper will use its Ticker Streams on a number of its pages across the site. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. StockTwits has been pursuing partnerships with major content sites, including Yahoo! Finance, CNN Money, and Bing Finan (More info...)

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Walt Disney Buys Mommy Blogger Empire Babble
Burbank-based Disney said this morning that it has acquired Babble Media, Inc., an online site features over 200 "mom bloggers". Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Disney said that Babble will become part of the Disney Interactive Media Group, and provide an online resource for moms and fmailies. Babble is based in New York. The co-founders of Babble, Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, join Disney with the buy. Babble was founded in 2006.

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Southern California Entrepreneurs Eye London's Tech City
A group of Southern California businesses are attending the Entrepreneurs Festival taking place in Tech City UK, looking to potentially set up shop and foster business partnerships in London. Today marks the start the festival, an effort to establish a center of technology entrepreneurship in England. Touted as both the first and largest of its kind in Europe, the more than 300 attendees will go through a weeklong boot camp where they will network with other entrepreneurs and pitch to more t (More info...)

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Interview with Dat Do, Derivatas
For today's interview, we spoke with Dat Do, the founder and CEO of Derivitas (, a new startup in Los Angeles looking to address some of the financial issues that CFOs of privately held firms have to deal with. Dat told us about the issues with valuation, how his experience in a Big 4 accounting firm led to starting the company, and where the company is going next.

What does your company do?

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JustEnough Launches New Product
Newport Beach-based JustEnough Software, a developer of demand management and inventory planning products, reported today that it has launched a new product, aimed at managing retailer promotions. The firm said its new Promotions Planning & Analysis solution is aimed at retailers, and lets them measure the effectiveness of their promotions. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed. JustEnough is headed by Malcolm Buxton.

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THQ Ships New uDraw Tablet
Agoura Hills-based THQ announced today that it is shipping an updated gaming accessory for the Wii, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 tomorrow, its uDraw GameTablet. the game maker said the new gaming accessory includes a pressure sensitive stylus, and support from a library of games. The uDraw works with such games as Pictionary, Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat; and other titles.

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DTS Adds Pantech
Calabasas-based DTS, the developer of surround sound and other audio processing technology, has signed on another customer. The firm said over the weekend that it has linked with OPantech, where Pantech will integrated its audio technology into Pantech devices, including smartphones. Financial details of the win were not announced.

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InTouch Health Names CFO
Santa Barbara-based InTouch Technologies, which develops telemedicine products, said this morning that it has named Stephen L. Wilson as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Wilson was most recently Executive Vice President and CFO at Den-Mat Holdings, LLC, and also has served at St. Jude Medical and Computer Motion, among other firms. InTouch said that Wilson replaces David Adornetto, who was recently appointed as COO at the company.

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TriNet: Top 5 HR Compliance Concerns for Small Business
As the economic horizon continues to shift and belts tighten, small and medium sized companies who typically have between 10 to 500 employees and represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may wind up being so focused on core business issues that they overlook one of their most potentially serious and costly issues human resource compliance.

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