Thursday, December 27, 2012
VIRURL Adds RSS Ads
Los Angeles-based VIRURL, the provider of online advertising technology, said Thursday that it has added a new feature called RSS Ads. The firm said its new feature allows publishers to use RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds to automatically distribute and create ads from a publisher's articles. The firm said its RSS Ads feature is being used to help content owners automate the process of creating and launching its content ads. VIRURL is led by Francisco Diaz-Mitoma; the firm said its content (More info...)

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What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

For the last week of the year, we're featuring the thoughts and reflections of some of the movers and shakers of Southern California's high tech community. We asked the same four questions of a variety of top technology entrepreneurs, investors, and others, to hear what they're thinking about, and are sharing it here over the next week.

Kevin Winston, is the organizer of Digital LA, the popular and widely attended networking organization for the Los Angeles startup, web, movie, music, mark (More info...)


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Qualcomm Backs goBalto For Clinical Trials Software
San Diego-based Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital arm of Qualcomm, has backed goBalto, a developer of clinical trial workflow software. goBalto said it raised $12M in a Series B funding, which was led by Singapore Economic Development Board, and which also included new investor Qualcomm Life Fund. Qualcomm Life Fund is the $100M health investment fund run by Qualcomm. Other investors in the round included Aberdare Ventures and West Health Investment Fund.

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What Mattered in 2012: Rory Moore, CommNexus

For the last week of the year, we're featuring the thoughts and reflections of some of the movers and shakers of Southern California's high tech community. We asked the same four questions of a variety of top technology entrepreneurs, investors, and others, to hear what they're thinking about, and are sharing it here over the next week.

Today, we're featuring Rory Moore, CEO of CommNexus in San Diego, the non-profit technology industry association that works to accelerate the formation, gr (More info...)


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AwarePoint Receives $4.0M In Funding
San Diego-based AwarePoint has raised $4.0M, part of an ongoing, $10.4M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. The filing indicates the round is a convertible round for the company, and includes JAFCO Technology Partners, Venrock, Cardinal Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Vanguard Health Systems, among others. Details on the funding have not yet been announced. AwarePoint develops real-time, location systems used for tracking patents and assets in a h (More info...)

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What Mattered in 2012: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

For the last week of the year, we're featuring the thoughts and reflections of some of the movers and shakers of Southern California's high tech community. We asked the same four questions of a variety of top technology entrepreneurs, investors, and others, to hear what they're thinking about, and are sharing it here over the next week.

Today, we're featuring Mark Suster, a venture capitalist at GRP Partners, founder of LaunchpadLA, the startup accelerator, not to mention well read blogger (More info...)


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