Thursday, September 13, 2012
Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) - Business Incubator
The Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) is a high-tech business incubator located in downtown Ventura, CA. V2TC offers a creative environment where high-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs can network, brainstorm, and grow their business. Work-spaces are affordable, flexible and scalable in order to allow companies the ability to manage their growth effectively and efficiently.

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JibJab's StoryBots Takes On Kids' Entertainment

What do you get when you take the creative minds behind, the Venice-based online humor content developers--known for its hilarious videos of everything from politics to everyday life--and apply that to kids entertainment? You get Storybots, a brand new, online service with the sensibility of JibJab's comedic content cross pollinated with kids educational entertainment.

Evan and Gregg Spiradellis, the brothers behind JibJab, announced their new kids' video service Thursday, saying (More info...)

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FastSoft Acquired By Akamai
Pasadena-based FastSoft, the developer of Internet acceleration appliances, has been acquired by Akamai, Akamai said Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the cash buy were not disclosed. FastSoft's technology is based out of Caltech, and was originally developed to accelerate traffic on the next generation Internet, Internet2. Akamai said the buy will help it enhance rich media delivery, as well as in mobile applications and the cloud. FastSoft was venture backed by Miramar Venture Partners, C (More info...)

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Insteegram Opens User Sales Of Instagram T-Shirts
Insteegram, the online service which lets users buy high quality t-shirts imprinted with their favorite Instagram photos, said this morning that it has launched version 2.0 of the service, and opened up the ability of some of its users to sell their T-Shirts from the site. The Los Angeles startup, which was founded by Edward Park, said it is letting select number of users activate their store and start selling T-shirts to their friends and others, while earning money on the side. The upgraded si (More info...)

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Stockr Raises $1.5M For Social Networking Site For Investors
Stockr, the social networking service aimed at financial investors based in Los Angeles, has raised $1.5M in a seed funding round, the firm said yesterday. The company said the round came from Personal Capital, The Doyle Investment Group, and Adam Townsend. Stockr, which was co-founded by Vinny Jindal, Tim Symington, and Brendon Crawford, helps investors by connecting them with news, information, discussion, and more about stocks. The firm is looking to create a service which avoids stock tradin (More info...)

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Response Genetics Gets $8.8 Million in Private Placement
Los Angeles-based Response Genetics, a publicly held provider of molecular diagnostic testing services for cancer, announced this morning that it has raised $8.8M in a private placement of its stock. The new funding came from GlaxoSmithKline and an un-named, existing stockholder. GlaxoSmithKline is a new investor in the company. Response Genetics said the new funding will go towards "buiolding a sustainable business" and grow its top line revenue.

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Row 44 Racks Up 350th Install Of In-Flight Wireless
Row 44, the provider of in-flight Wi-Fi and entertainment systems based in Westlake Village, reported Wednesday that it has surpassed 350 aircraft installations of its system. Row 44's systems used a satellite network to connect users in-flight with the Internet, and also include entertainment and video on demand and streaming services. In related news, the firm said it has increased its satellite capacity over North America, Southern Europe and North Africa, doubling the number of satellite tra (More info...)

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Cricket Gets iPhone 5
San Diego-based Cricket Communications, the provider of pre-paid wireless services, announce today that it will be offering the newly announced iPhone 5. Apple's newest iPhone was announced Wednesday, featuring a 4-inch high resolution Retina display, 8 megapixel camera, and other features. Cricket said it will begin offering the iPhone 5 to its customer in select markets beginning Friday, September 28th.

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Silicon Beach @ USC - September 13th
Register for Silicon Beach @ USC!

SoCal has had a long history of tech innovation and Los Angeles is
undeniably the creative capital. USC, with a strong entrepreneurial
tradition and home to the leading school for cinematic arts, is pushing
the Silicon Beach movement forward with an upcoming forum . At Silicon
Beach @ USC, the Marshall School of Business Institute for Communication
Technology Management, the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
and the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Entertainment Technology Center will host a series of panels to educate startups on trends in entertainment
distribution, discuss the convergence of entertainment and technology and
will seek to advance technology startups, as well as foster connections
with venture capital and angel investment communities.

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