Tuesday, April 9, 2013
YouTube To Stream Coachella Music Festival
Can't get a ticket to the Coachella music festival this year in Indio (or don't want to brave the desert heat and crowds)? YouTube announced Tuesday afternoon that it will be streaming the popular music festival live this year--again-from the official Coachella YouTube Channel. YouTube said it will have a three-channel feed of the live performances from five stages, plus also include interviews and more. Coachella starts streaming Friday at 3:30pm, according to YouTube. The online streaming site (More info...)

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YouMail Extends To Windows 8, Thanks To Third Party Developer

YouMail the provider of enhanced voicemail services and mobile apps, has a popular iPhone and Android application--but, like any other firm, has had to limit how many different platforms it ports its app to. So, how do get distribution of your services on other, not-as-popular platforms like Windows 8? YouMail appears to have cracked the code, by making its services available via an application programming interface. YouMail announced Tuesday that its services are now available as an app on Wi (More info...)

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Machinima Expands To The UK
Los Angeles-based YouTube network Machinima is in an expansion, and is setting up a dedicated business in the United Kingdom, according to local reports. According to MCV, Machinima is looking to target British gamers with the expansion, and has hired on a head of Machinima UK to grow its programming. Apparently, Machinima has around 200M monthly video views in the United Kingdom. Machinima develops online content geared towards video game enthusiasts.

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GraphEffect Becomes SHIFT, Takes On Digital Marketing
Santa Monica-based GraphEffect has a new name today--and a long list of new partners--as it has relaunched itself as SHIFT. According to the firm, it is creating a collaboration platform for marketers and agencies, and will offer up a suite of marketing technology from a set of more than 12 partners. SHIFT said its offering will provide a single platform and app ecosystem which will offer up enterprise marketing applications from its partners, ranging from media buying to data management to cont (More info...)

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Docstoc Powers Microsoft Business Documents Marketplace
In a big win for Docstoc, the online business documents site run by Jason Nazar, the firm announced Tuesday that it has teamed up with Microsoft, to offer up small business documents for sale online. Docstoc's various documents--including things like partnership agreements, NDAs, confidentiality agreements, and much more--are now available for purchase through Microsoft Office 2013. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. Docstoc's online site offers up resources for small busin (More info...)

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Fan Appz Links into Social Collaboration Marketplace
Santa Monica-based Fan Appz, the developer of personalized, marketing software headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has linked into social collaboration network marketplace SHIFT. The firm said it would make its services available as part of SHIFT's Open Marketing Cloud product. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Fan Appz said that SHIFT's customers include American Express, Marriott, Verizon and Toyota. Fan Appz develops software geared at helping brands turn their fans into (More info...)

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Boingo, AT&T Partner On Roaming Agreement
Los Angeles-based Wi-Fi network operator Boingo Wireless is in a major roaming agreement deal today, this time with AT&T. According to the companies, the link gives AT&T's customers access to Boingo's global network of Wi-Fi hotspots, particularly for international travelers, via AT&T's Wi-Fi International App. The two said the app will give AT&T customers up to 1 GB of Wi-Fi each month at no additional charge. In addition, Boingo customers will gain access to T&T's network of Wi-Fi hotspots thr (More info...)

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Qualstar Names New CFO
Simi Valley-based data storage and power supply provider Qualstar announced today that it has named Philip G. Varley as its new Chief Financial Officer. Varley was most recently at financial consulting firm Barrington Group, where he had been CFo at DemandPoint and a number of turnaround companies. Qualstar said that Varley has over 20 years of experience, and has been behind a number of successful turnarounds.

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Science Snags Jason Rapp
Santa Monica-based technology incubator and studio Science has added technology veteran Jason Rapp to its team. Rapp was previously President and member of the board of Mahalo.com, the app and video content developer headed by Jason Calacanis. He also served at IAC Corporation, where he was CEO of Gifts.com and headed up mergers and acquisitions. Rapp also has served at the New York Times, along with other companies. According to Science, Rapp will find and develop new opportunities for the Scie (More info...)

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Donuts Raises Series B For Domain Domination

Donuts Inc., the startup which is taking on the new, generic top-level domain name market, announced a new round of funding today, a Series B round. Size of the round was not disclosed. The firm, which has offices in Southern California and which was founded by former Demand Media executives, said its new funding round was led by Generation Partners, and also included Columbia Partners Private Capital. The firm said the round was at twice the valuation of its initial Series A funding.

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Row 44 Deploys On Norwegian Air
Westlake Village-based in-flight Wi-Fi equipment provider Row 44, which is now a subsidiary of Global Eagle Entertainment, reported this morning that it has deployed its systems on 60 Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800's. The provider of satellite-based Wi-Fi services said its systems are now installed on nearly 500 aircraft. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Row 44's systems will be used to provide high speed Internet connectivity on flights within Europe; the systems will also p (More info...)

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SmartDrive Systems Provides Data To UK Research Lab
San Diego-based driving monitoring system developer SmartDrive Systems announced this morning that it has been selected by the UK Transport Research Laboratory, for a study. According to SmartDrive, it will provide billions of hours of driving information from vehicles equipped with its systems to the lab, to help the lab in its research. SmartDrive said the researchers are looking into naturalistic driving behavior, comparing drivers using hands free mobile devices versus handheld mobile phones (More info...)

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AltaSens Debuts New CMOS Sensors
Westlake Village-based AltaSens, a developer of CMOS image sensors, debuted two new products Monday. According to AltaSens, it has rolled out two new chips, a new CMOS sensor and an accompanying Wide Dynamic Range processing unit. The new products are aimed at the security, video conferencing, and medical industries. AltaSens developing high definition and wide dynamic range CMOS imaging sensors. The firm's new AL30210C image sensor is now in mass production, according to the company.

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TechCXO - New Los Angeles Office To Serve Technology Companies
TechCXO, a leading provider of C-Suite-level strategic and functional
consulting services for technology companies, has announced it is opening
a new office to serve Greater Los Angeles, including greater Santa
Barbara and Ventura Counties.

The firm has tapped veteran operational and financial expert Paul Meyer
to be the managing partner for TechCXO’s efforts here.Paul Meyer is an
experienced finance executive with a 25-year track record in senior
finance roles at start-up and Fortune 500 technology companies in
Southern California. For the past six years, he has run a successful CFO
consulting practice, focused on early stage to mid-market technology
companies in the greater Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas. Most
recently, he has been the CFO of Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc., an early
stage medical device company. He was also Interim General Manager of
their plastic consumables manufacturing business, BioMolded Products LLC.

To learn more about TechCXO and Paul Meyer, go to:

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