Friday, April 19, 2013 Expands In Poway
Voice-over-IP phone service provider, which is based in Newark, New Jersey, said this week that it has expanded its presence in San Diego, by opening up new offices in Poway. said it now has 25 employees working in network operations, customer support and developing new services and features at the location. The company also says it expects to add more employees in the facility this year to accommodate growth. did not say how many people it intends to add at the loc (More info...)

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PriceGrabber Updates iPhone App
Los Angeles-based online shopping comparison site PriceGrabber said earlier this week that it has upgraded its mobile shopping app for the iPhone. The company said it has increased the speed of access for the apps; larger images through the app; new product pages with added details and features; and better product searches. PriceGrabber said the app can also scan barcodes, provides product and expert reviews, and more. PriceGrabber provides pricing comparisons for products and services, includi (More info...)

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How The Deal Between Synthetic Genomics, Exxon Fell Part
It all looked good at the time: oil company Exxon needed to develop a more earth-friendly way to produce oil, and San Diego startup Synthetic Genomics needed funding to get its technology off the ground. But then, ExxonMobil cut back its original investment--worth up to $600M--in Synthetic Genomics. What happened? According to Bloomberg, after Synthetic Genomics failed to perform on a milestone, ExxonMobil pulled back on its contract, leading to layoffs of more than half of Synthetic Genomics' e (More info...)

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Ebyline Ties With Crowdsourced Photo, Video Site
Los Angeles-based Ebyline, the online marketplace which connects publishers with freelance writers, has inked a new content partnership with Scoopshot, a provider of crowdsourced photos and videos. According to the two, they will package together Scootshot's photos and videos alongside the written content produced by Ebyline. Financial details of the strategic alliance were not disclosed. Scoopshot offers up crowdsourced, photos and videos from mobile devices, of newsworthy subjects. Ebyline is (More info...)

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Saban Capital Opens Office In Singapore
Los Angeles-based media and communications investor Saban Capital Group announced Thursday that it has opened up an office in Singapore. The investment group--headed by Haim Saban, the head of Univision---said it has five investments in the region, Media Nusantara Citra, MNC Sky Vision, Celestial Tiger Entertainment, Taomee, and Global Mediacom. The new office is headed by Sumeet Jaisinghani, who was previously in Hong Kong. Saban's technology holdings include mobile games firm The Playforge and (More info...)

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Illumina In Asian Laboratory Deal
San Diego-based life sciences equipment provider Illumina announced Thursday that it is in a strategic collaboration with Chinese firm Kindstar Global, to make Illumina's technology available in Asia. Illumina said that Kindstar will validate and implement molecular assays in their laboratories using its products. Kindstar serves more than 3,300 hospitals across China. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Illumina is a developer of life sciences tools, including gene sequencing and (More info...)

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