Thursday, April 19, 2012
Free Webcast: Heath Care Reform Compliance Update
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 10 - 11 a.m. PT / 1 - 2 p.m. ET

This webinar features Dave Sanders, a member of Aon Hewitt's Health and Benefits Legal practice, who will give a high level overview regarding recent health care reform legal arguments heard by the Supreme Court in March as well as future legislation and regulatory initiatives in the works. Our discussion will focus on the following topics:

* Health care reform legal update. Find out what's at stake for employers regarding the current Supreme Court legal arguments.

* Affordable Care Act and other legislative activity timeline through 2014. Learn how new legislation and regulatory initiatives will affect your health care costs.

* Regulatory implementation. Understand what actions must be taken to address regulations including W-2 reporting, claims and appeals, benefits and coverage, and more.

Register now to reserve your space. All participants will receive a solution brief outlining the topics covered by Mr. Sanders.

RealtyTrac Acquires Homefacts
Irvine-based RealtyTrac, which provides an online marketplace and service to track foreclosure properties, said this week that it has acquired Homefacts, an online data aggregator tracking real estate information. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, RealyTrac said that Homefacts founder James Moyle joins the company as president and Chief Operating Officer. Homefacts database tracks information found in real estate disclosure documents, including health, en (More info...)

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Hulu Tops 50,000 TV Episodes, Plans New Original Series
Los Angeles-based streaming video site Hulu has been in New York this week pitching its service to advertisers at its Hulu Upfronts event, revealing today four new original series, plus some statistics on the service. Hulu said it has added "We Got Next", "The Awesomes", "Don't Quit Your Daydream" and "Flow" as new upcoming series rolling out on the service this year and beyond, as it expands its own original content efforts. Hulu debuted its first original series, "A Day In The Life", in Augus (More info...)

posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012(Full story) Launches Group Dating Service In San Diego
Are you single, but really hate setting up those one-on-one dates? Wish there were a more relaxed way to meet people? That's the idea behind, a new service which looks to connect singles with others in informal, group dinner dates. The startup recently launched a beta of its service in San Diego, hoping to allow local singles to meet each other in a group environment over food and drink. The service helps to arrange gatherings of six to 12 singles at top restaurants in a city. San (More info...)

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Qualcomm Backs Video Chat Service Tango
San Diego-based Qualcomm is backing a developer of mobile video chat services, Tango, via its Qualcomm Ventures arm, the two companies announced today. According to Tango, it has raised $40M in a Series C funding round, led by Qualcomm Incorporate, and also including Access Industries, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Michael Birch, Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Hambrecht, and others. Tango develops a video chat service which lets users conduct video chats with their Apple iPhone or Android smartphone, and al (More info...)

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Lifecrowd Finds $5M From Groupon Founders, Others
Santa Monica-based LifeCrowd, the social activities website headed by Bong Koh, has raised $5M in a initial funding round, the company is announcing today. The startup, which offers up a website which helps consumers find fun activities in their local area, said the funding came from Lightbank, the venture arm of the founders of Groupon, as well as Bullpen Capital, Baroda Ventures, and Prism VentureWorks, as well as local venture accelerator MuckerLab. As part of the funding, a representative fr (More info...)

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Mogreet Opens Midwest Sales Office
Los Angeles-based Mogreet, coming off a new round of venture funding, is in expansion mode, saying that it has opened up a new Midwest sales office for the company. Mogreet said it has opened up a new office headed by Joshua Pyne, who the firm snagged from ChaCha, the mobile questions and answers service. Mogreet recently raised $4.1M in a new round, from Black Diamond Ventures, DFJ Frontier, Ascend Ventures, Bryant Park Ventures and Draper Associates. The firm offer up video-based, mobile marke (More info...)

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TeleSign Names New CFO
Los Angeles-based TeleSign has appointed a new CFO, saying today that it has named Matthew Hardy as its new Chief Financial Officer. The firm, which provides phone-based, Internet fraud prevention and authentication services to major Internet properties, said that Hardy joins the company from LiveOffice. Hardy was most recently CFO at the firm, before the company's acquisition by Symantec. Hardy also has served at Digital Insight and Credit Suisse. TeleSign is headed by Steve Jillings.

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Fast Pitch - April 24th, Los Angeles

The 7th Annual Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition
April 24, 2012
04:00 PM
Korn Hall at UCLA Anderson School of Management

Now in its seventh year, the Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch event has come
to symbolize true entrepreneurial spirit and innovation.

The participating companies represent a wide variety of business models,
original thinking and, at times, disruptive discoveries that go on to
change entire industries. Finding these companies and helping them reach
the next level is at the heart of Tech Coast Angels’ mission.

Register today!

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