Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Playsino Debuts iPhone, iPad Bingo App
Playsino, the social casino games and app developer headed by Brock Pierce, said Tuesday that it has released iPhone and iPad versions of its Bingo World app. The free-to-play apps are on the Apple iTunes App store. Playsino, which is based in Santa Monica, is a developr of casino focused games, which are available both on mobile platforms and on sites like Facebook. Pierce is a well known investor in online gaming companies and local Southern California startups.

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Nationbuilder Expands Beyond Politics
Los Angeles-based Nationbuilder, the startup developing online tools which helps organizations create web sites, organize volunteers, outreach to supporters, and more, is expanding its efforts beyond politics, the company said Tuesday. The startup said it launched a new site and suite of products aimed not just at politicians or office holders, but which also will serve nonprofits, businesses, or those in government. The startup said its tools are tailored to the needs of different types of lead (More info...)

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Accelerator Demo Day Season Kicks Off Tomorrow
It's a new year, and another batch of accelerator startups, as Demo Day season in Los Angeles kicks off this week. The first Demo Day of 2013 in Los Angeles is tomorrow, as MuckerLab launches its latest class of startups; fellow Los Angeles accelerator StartEngine has its first 2013 demo day scheduled for January 30th. The two are just a couple of the accelerator groups in the region which have been the driving force in early stage startup activity and funding, by providing mentoring, early stag (More info...)

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Video: Green Dot's GoBank Explained

Monrovia, California-based Green Dot--which created the entire category of prepaid credit cards when it was just a small, angel funded startup in Southern California--is now looking to turn another industry on its head--banking. The firm released a video of its new GoBank service Tuesday as part of its launch of the new mobile banking service.




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Green Dot Takes On Mobile Banking With GoBank
Monrovia, California-based Green Dot, the prepaid payment card provider, has launched itself into the mobile banking market today, unveiling its new GoBank bank account. The firm said it designed the new, mobile banking account "from scratch", specifically aimed at the new mobile generation. Green Dot said the new accounts would not have any minimum balance requirements, would not include overdraft or penalty fees, no required monthly fees, and will allow users to depot their checks into an FDIC (More info...)

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Ross Levinsohn Named Head of The Hollywood Reporter
Ross Levinsohn, the former head of Yahoo and Fox Interactive Media, has just been appointed CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media, the parent firm of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek, and other entertainment focused properties. According to the THR, Levinsohn has been named CEO of a newly renamed Guggenheim Digital Media, which is the parent firm of those properties. THR said that Levinsohn will be in charge of identifying new media businesses in which the global financial services company ca (More info...)

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MySpace Debuts New Timberlake Design
MySpace, the online social networking site which is now owned by Specific Media, has finally rolled out its new, Justin Timberlake-inspired web design, in conjunction with the release of a new single from Timberlake and JAY Z. The new design--which has been in limited beta since fall of last year--is part of an overhaul of the site being made by Specific Media since its purchase of MySpace in 2011. The new interface includes full screen graphics, modern styling, right left scrolling, Pinterest-s (More info...)

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Source Scientific Acquired By BIT Analytical Instruments
Irvine-based Source Scientific, a provider of outsourced engineering, manufacturing, and services for the medical and diagnostic instruments industry, has been acquired by BIT Analytical Instruments, the firms said this morning. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. BIT Analytical Instruments is based in Schwalbach, Germany. BIT Analytical Instruments previously owned 50 percent of Source Scientific, and the companies said the acquisition was part of a planned, five year transition to (More info...)

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Nimble Snags Salesforce Vet
Santa Monica-based Nimble, the developer of social relationship management software, reported yesterday that it has tapped a Salesforce.com veteran to head up its content and product marketing strategy. The firm said that Alyson Stone, who formerly served in the same role at Salesforce's Desk.com division, will lead expansion of its content and education strategy. Nimble said that Stone also served at Assistly, in addition to having over 20 years of experience at startups and large companies. Ni (More info...)

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