Friday, January 11, 2013
StartEngine Opening Up New Downtown Location
StartEngine, the startup accelerator founded by Howard Marks, the co-founder of Activision, is expanding, saying thta it is opening up a new location in downtown Los Angeles. The accelerator--which has its first space in Westwood--said it is opening up a new office at 1010 Wilshire Blvd with TENTEN Wilshire, to provide startups with space and opportunities for growth across Los Angeles. The accelerator is the first one to target the downtown area with an office location. StartEngine said the new (More info...)

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GameFly Wins Ruling Against Postal Service
Los Angeles-based games-by-mail service Gamefly scored a victory today in a dispute with the U.S. Postal Service, after a U.S. appeals court ruled that the the Post Office unfairly gave Netflix and Blockbuster special services in sorting DVDs. GameFly had filed suit in 2009 saying that the preferential treatment by the USPS to Netflix and Blockbuster was unfair to the company, resulting in high breakage rates and other issues. That meant that GameFly was forced to use more expensive, flat cardbo (More info...)

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Score Revolution Launches Marketplace For Film Music
Score Revolution, a new, Los Angeles-based startup, has launched an online marketplace for film music, the company said this week. The startup, founded by Ian Hierons, Seth Kaplan and Christine Russell, said it offers up an online platform for licensing film music. The startup is targeting advertisers, brands, filmmakers, film trailer houses, music supervisors and others with the new service. The service revolves around the ability to search for music composed for film scores, and allows users t (More info...)

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Paragon Wins Wireless Storage Firm
Irvine-based Paragon Software said this week that its software is being use din a new, portable, wireless drive being manufactured by Corsair. According to Paragon, Corsair is using its universal file system driver (UFSD) technology in the new portable drive, which provides network-attached storage over wi-Fi, or directly via a Gigabit connection or USB 3.0. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Paragon's drivers are being used to enable PCs, Macs, Android, and iOs devices to all store (More info...)

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USC's CTM Hires Cisco Vet
The USC Marshall Institute for Communication Technology Management--which focuses on research in technology, communications and media--said this week that it has hired on a Cisco veteran to head up its strategy, research, and industry relations. The institute said it has appointed Josette Bonte as Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Research and Industry Relations. She was most recently at Cisco, where she served as Executive Digital Media Strategist for the Internet Business Solutions Group; (More info...)

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