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Nimble Links Contact Records, Web Pages
Nimble, the developer of web-based, contact management software, said Thursday that it has enhanced its software to allow users to link any web page to contact records in the product. Nimble--which is led by CRM software vet Jon Ferrara--said that the new enhancements lets users pull in external data, such as maps, invoices, news, and much more. Nimble's web-based software lets users track all of their interaction with a customer or client, including emails, social networking activity, phone cal (More info...)

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Health Data Vision Lands $2.8M For Medical Records Software

Health Data Vision, a new startup based in Burbank, said this week that it has raised a Series A funding round, to go towards its software-as-a-service platform for medical records analysis. Size of the funding was not announced, however, a regulatory filing indicates the funding was worth $2.8M. The round was led by GRP Partners and Redhills Ventures. According to Health Data Vision, the new funds will go toward scaling its operations, developing new software and services, and expanding its s (More info...)

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MyTime Snags Funding For Appointment Service
MyTime, which operates an online service focused on online deals for appointment-focused businesses like chiropractors, personal trainers, housekeeping, and more, has raised a round of funding to expand its service beyond Los Angeles. The round was led by GRP Partners, and also included angels such as Dave McClure, Dave Tisch, Ben Smith (Merchant Circle), Brian Lee (ShoeDazzle, LegalZoom), Jason Calacanis, Evan Rifkin, Jennifer Lum, and Jay Weintraub. GRP's Mark Suster said the round was worth $ (More info...)

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RealD Signs Russian Customer
Los Angeles-based 3D movie technology provider RealD said today that it has signed a deal with a Russian cinema chain, Karo Films, to deploy 200 screens with its 3D technology. Financial impact of the win was not announced. RealD said it recently opened up an office in Moscow to help serve the Russian market. RealD said there are now approximately 22,200 films worldwide equipped with its technology. The new win comes as RealD said it has begun looking internationally for growth; the firm, in its (More info...)

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Club W Gets $3.1M For Wine Subscriptions
Los Angeles-based Club W, the subscription wine club service out of the Amplify accelerator in Venice, disclosed today that it has raised $3.1M in a Series A funding round. The round came from Crosscut Ventures, Guild Capital, Siemer Ventures, 500 Startups, Amplify, and Brener International Group, as well as individuals Adam Goldenberg and Csaba Konkoly. Adam Goldenberg joins the company's board as part of the funding.

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AeroVironment Rolls Out Finance Program For EV Chargers
Aerovironment, the developer of electric vehicle charging systems (as well as unmanned aerial vehicles), said today that it has rolled out a new program which will make it easier for consumers to buy its home chargers. The firm, which makes chargers for both electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), said that consumers can now finance the cost of their chargers in combination with a vehicle, at the time of a sale.

Aerovironment said the financing is rolling out in a program with d (More info...)

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Let's Date Takes On Online Dating With Mobile App
How can you apply technology to refining your next date, based on the good (or really bad) experience you had on your last date? LetsDate, a new, mobile app startup headed by Sean Suhl (SuicideGirls), is doing just that, by using your feedback on dates to help refine, over time, how you connect with other singles. Let's Date is the the latest startup out of Los Angeles-based Science Inc., the startup incubator headed by former MySpace Mike Jones, and is hoping to help solve the many issues with (More info...)

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Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX
Gradient X, the online mobile marketing and advertising technology developer backed by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Founder Collective, Double M Capital, Baroda Ventures, Siemer Ventures, and others, has snapped up some talent from OpenX with its latest hire. Gradient X said this morning that Stephan Cunningham has been named Vice President of Marketplace Operations, heading up the firm's client, partner and vendor relations, first and third-party data management, in (More info...)

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FreedomPop Fuels Up Free Broadband With $4.3M In More Funding

FreedomPop, the provider of free, broadband Internet services backed by the founders of Skype, has just fueled up with some additional capital, saying this morning that it has raised $4.3M in a Series A1 round. The funding came from existing investors DCM and Mangrove Capital. FreedomPop, which is led by Stephen Stokols, said it has now raised a total of $11.2M in funding.

As part of the new funding round, FreedomPop said it has extended the viral sharing aspects of its service, and will up (More info...)

posted on Thursday, February 7, 2013 (More)(Full story) Bolsters Board, the online marketplace which lets consumers find live event tickets--and helps live entertainment venues liquidate their unsold inventory--announced today that it has added Scott O'Neil to its board. O'Neil is the former President of Madison Square Garden, and also has served with the Philadelphia Eagles and the National Basketball Association. O'Neil oversaw the operations of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Liberty when at Madison Square Garden. ScoreBig, which (More info...)

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MediaPass Wins New Publisher, RightWisconsin
One of the hottest area for online publishers, has been the move back towards paid subscription paywalls for content. One of the companies which has been helping to drive that trend is Los Angeles-based MediaPass, a supplier of software which helps online publishers meter and paywall their content. MediaPass has just added another customer looking to use the firm to help drive its subscription business, the Journal Broadcast Group, which owns and operates 35 radio stations and 15 television stat (More info...)

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Teledyne Wins $120M NASA Contract
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies reports this morning that it has been awarded a $120M contract from NASA, via its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering. Teledyne said it will continue to prvide dedicated payload operations and integration support for the International Space Station (ISS) and other Marshall Space Flight Center managed missions. Teledyne said that it has been providing NASA with operations support at Marshall for the last 15 years. Teledyne is a diversified provider of (More info...)

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Technori Pitch To Feature Launching Startups PLUS Keynote Brian Wong
On Tuesday, February 12, Technori Pitch will kick off it's first startup showcase event at ROC Santa Monica.

Technori Pitch is a regional monthly showcase of innovative startups, pitching their latest technologies. Each month, impassioned entrepreneurs, developers, designers, tech companies, investors and generaltech enthusiasts gather to watch startups launch and present their newest products.

February's event will feature launching demos from LA startups Bitium, Stone+Cloth, StaffRanker,, and Battlefy.

Keynoting the event is Brian Wong, Cofounder of Kiip. Called the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding by CNBC and The Wall Street Journal, Brian received his Bachelor of Commerce at age 18, after skipping four K-12 grades. He has been recognized by Business Insider’s Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley, 30 Under 30 in Advertising and 18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising; Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2011 and 2012; Mashable’s Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch; iMedia 25; and the AdAge Creativity Top 50.

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