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Telcentris Gets $5.3M
Telcentris, the San Diego-based developer of unified communications app VoxOx, has raised $5.3M in a funding round, the firm announced Thursday evening. The funding came from SBD Global Fund. TelCentris develops both consumer and enterprise versions of its service, with VoxOx and VoxOx for Business. The consumer version of the company's service offers up voice, text, chat, faxing, connections into Google Talk, Facebook, Twitter, and more. The business version provides VoIP, hosted PBX, SIP trunk (More info...)

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Amgen To Invest $200M In Singapore Facility
Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen said this week that it is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in Singapore, and will invest approximately $200M in the new plant. Amgen said the new facility will be located in the Tuas Biomedical Park area of Singapore, and will go towards its manufacturing capability for monoclonal antibodies. Amgen also revealed that it will start construction in the next few months.

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BlankSpaces Renews Faith In Coworking
The last few years in Los Angeles has been a heady one for the technology startup community, with hundreds of new startups, and a tangible enthusiasm in the air along Silicon Beach. Along with that growth, there have been a host of coworking and similar service provider cropping up to serve the community, offering up office space and more to local startups and other businesses. One of the oldest coworking spaces in Los Angeles, BLANKSPACES, appears to have faith (and apparently, some success) in (More info...)

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BEASTMODE.FM Makes Following, Finding New Music Easy
Are you a fan of new music? Wish you could automatically hear and follow the latest tracks people are talking about on music blogs? That's the whole idea behind BEASTMODE.FM, the newest creation of Matthias Galica, the Los Angeles entrepreneur who runs StartupDigestLA and heads up QR code startup ShareSquare. Galica's new service allows users to automatically stream the tracks being talked about on a range of music blogs, for free. The service--the audio equivalent of an RSS reader--allows liste (More info...)

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TouchFrame's Braindex Pits Your Brain Against Mike Tyson, Others
Are you smarter than Mike Tyson? How about Andy Milonakis? A new, interactive application, Braindex--designed for the iPad and iPad mini--lets consumers do just that directly on their tablet. The new app is the first application launching out of TouchFrame, a new startup out of the MuckerLab incubator in Los Angeles. The app lets users play in an interactive game against host of celebrities, to see if they can answer quizzes faster than such folks as Mike Tyson, La La Anthony (La La's Full Court (More info...)

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Hulu Launches 2013 AdZone For Super Bowl Ads
Fans of the advertising which rolls out with the Super Bowl will be happy to see that Hulu has once again rolled out its Hulu AdZone, to highlight all of the Super Bowl advertising which will debut again this year at Super Bowl XLVII. Los Angeles-based Hulu said the Hulu AdZone is sponsored by Toyota, and will let users watch, share and vote for their favorite Super Bowl ads during the game. This year, Hulu has added mobile support to the AdZone site, with support for iOS and Android mobile devi (More info...)

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Pathjoy Extends In LA With Uber-Inspired Maid Service
If you're a mobile-savvy, technology professional on the go in Los Angeles--but who never has time to clean your apartment or house--the latest Bay Area import, Pathjoy, has your number. The Y Combinator startup is launching into Los Angeles this morning with its mobile inspired, maid service, letting users not only book, schedule, and manage their cleaning appointments online, but also offering affordable rates for the services of a cleaner. The startup--founded by Aaron Cheung and Adora Cheung (More info...)

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TVC Capital Backs Levels Beyond
San Diego-based TVC Capital, the growth equity investor which specializes in software companies, is the lead investor in a round of funding for Levels Beyond, the two announced today. Levels Beyond said it raised $4.5M in a Series A from TVC, to invest in expanding sales, marketing, and business development. Levels Beyond provides software for streamlining media management, distribution, and monetization, and is based in Denver. TVC Capital's Jeb Spencer joins the company's board with the fundin (More info...)

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How ChowNow Delivers Mobile Orders For Restaurants, With Christopher Webb
If you own and operate a restaurant, how do you quickly, easily, and inexpensively accept and handle online orders? It's a huge development task to develop your own mobile application, connect into Facebook, and create an online ordering system--unless you use the software from ChowNow (www.chownow.com), one of the newest startups to get funding here in Los Angeles. We spoke with Christopher Webb, the firm's CEO, to hear about how ChowNow's goal is to make mobile, social orders something any res (More info...)

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OpenX Gets $22.5M More For Online Advertising

Pasadena-based advertising technology firm OpenX has raised $22.5M more in a round of funding, the company announced today, via a Series E funding round. The firm, headed by Tim Cadogan, said this morning that the new funding brings its total raised to more than $70M. The new round was led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, and also included Accel Partners, Index Ventures, SAP Ventures, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc., and Presidio Ventures. The company said the new funds will go (More info...)


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NextSpace Gets 825K
NextSpace, the co-working space developer which has locations in Culver City and Venice, announced this morning that it has raised $825,000 more in a funding round, to go towards expansion in Northern California. NextSpace is one of a number of coworking spaces to open in the Los Angeles area recently, with a space colocated with the Amplify LA accelerator (NextSpace @ Amplify) plus a location in Culver City. NextSpace said it has plans for expansion throughout LA and down to San Diego, however, (More info...)

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StackSocial Signs Two More Partners
StackSocial, the online technology deals site out of the Amplify LA accelerator, said Wednesday afternoon that it has tied with two more, technology sites to distribute its deals. The company said that it has teamed with iJailbreak, an online site focused on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, Android and PlayStation users, and Tapscape, an online techonlogy news, app, and game news site for iOs and Android. Both sites will offer up deals powered b StackSocial.

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