Thursday, July 19, 2012
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.

Unlike their large-company counterparts, they lack the time and resources to build infrastructure and processes that are beyond core business objectives. But if entrepreneurs and smaller business owners are focused solely on growth and product, how do they know what issues to look for in order to protect the company? This is a must-read paper that discusses the top 5 HR compliance issues they may face.

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Club Caveman Takes To Kickstarter To Bring App To Life
A mobile app new project by a local, Los Angeles team has taken to Kickstarter to help fund its efforts to create an animated, interactive caveman for your iPhone and iPad. The team -- made up of veterans from local, Silicon Beach technology companies -- said it is developing Club Caveman, a mobile app that combines movie-quality animation with all the interactivity of an iPad or iPhone. The team said that its idea it to create an app which takes advantage of all of the features of the iPad and (More info...)

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End of Free Conference Calling Services?
Have you ever wondered how people are able to provide free, conference calling services to you, without having to charge a lot of money? The answer has been an obscure mix of laws which were originally meant to help fund rural telecom operators, but -- according to an article over at the IEEE Spectrum -- are expected to disappear soon. Those laws have aided at least two Southern California companies,,, both of whom have taken advantage of those laws as t (More info...)

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Report: MovieClips Raises Series C
Venice-based MovieClips, the online site which allows people to share and view clips from movies, has raised a Series C funding round, according to reports. No details on the funding, which was first reported by Dan Primack at FORTUNE, have been released. The report said the valuation of the roudn was around $80M. MovieClips, which is headed by Zach James and Rich Raddon, has previously raised funding from Felicis Ventures, First Round Capital, MK Capital, Richmond Park Partners, Shasta Ventures (More info...)

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Baroda In's New $105M Funding
Los Angeles investor Baroda Ventures, the venture capital arm of David Bohnett, has re-upped on online fashion and e-commerce site, in a big, $105M third round of funding for that site. Baroda has been an investor in Fab since its seed funding back in June of 2010. said the new funding round was led by Atomico, and also included Pinnacle Ventures, re-Net Technology Partners, Mayfield Fund, DoCoMo, Menlo VEntures, Andreessen-Horowitz, and First Round Capital. operates an o (More info...)

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Vyclone Launches Collaborative Video Editing App
A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Vyclone, said today that it has launched its social, collaborative, and sharing app for the iPhone, which allows users to take videos from multiple people at the same event, and allows them to collaboratively edit those videos, synchronizing them into a single movie. Vyclone said its free app--now available in the App Store--allows two or more users to upload raw video footage from the same event, and automatically synchronizes and edits multiple clips from that (More info...)

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Independa Links With GreatCall
San Diego-based Independa, the developer of electronic devices and services to help encourage independent living among the elderly, said yesterday that it has integrated an urgent response system from fellow San Diego firm GreatCall into its wireless monitoring platform. Independa said it has linked GreatCall's 5Star Urgent Response system, as its first safety monitoring feature for its system. 5Star is a service--which works with GreatCall's Jitterbug mobile phone, iPhone, and Android--which ca (More info...)

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MaxLinear: Patent Lawsuit Without Merit
Carlsbad-based MaxLinear, the manufacturer of radio frequency and mixed signal semiconductors, has responded to the patent lawsuit filed against the firm yesterday by Silicon Laboratories, and says the lawsuit is "without merit". MaxLinear said the complaint is part of a "continuing pattern of making false accusations against the company" by Silicon Laboratories.

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Crowdfunding Presentation - July 23rd - College of the Canyons
Crowdfunding Presentation with Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

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