Thursday, May 30, 2013
Technology Fast 500 ó Call for nominations

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Deadline to submit: June 28, 2013

Submit your nomination for Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500, a list of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in the United States and Canada based on percentage revenue growth from 2008 to 2012.

For more information, visit our Web site at or contact the Fast 500 team at

We look forward to your participation!

Calacanis Opens Up LAUNCH Coworking Space In LA
Los Angeles has one more co-working space today, thanks to entrepreneur Jason Calacanis. Calacanis announced Thursday that he has started a new, co-working space called LAUNCH co-work, which will support a dozen startups in a 10,000+ square foot space in Culver City. Calacanis said rents will star at $50 a desk/month for unfunded startups, and $350 a month for funded startups, and that companies who would like to participate in the space will need to apply for admission. The new coworking space (More info...)

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Nimble Debuts iOS App
Nimble, the developer of contact management software-as-a-service, told its users today that it has released a beta of a new, iOS application. The new app, which is available in the iTunes App Store, allows users to access contact information, search for contacts, view details and leads, add tasks and notes, and more. Santa Monica-based Nimble has develops contact management software which lets users better track their business contacts and contact activity, in addition to tracking social media (More info...)

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Scopely Snags Another Zynga Exec
Los Angeles-based mobile gaming firm Scopely said Thursday that it has snagged Reed Shaffner, the former General Manager at Zynga, as part of its product team. Scopely said Reed will head up the company's product team. Scopely, which is headed by Walter Driver, has recently turned its attention to signing up third party developers. The company has been quite active in hiring away former Zynga executives, most recently hiring Andy Kleinman, another former Zynga GM, as its Chief Business Officer. (More info...)

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TubeMogul Adds To Funding For Video Advertising
Online video advertising firm TubeMogul, which has operations in Los Angeles, said today that it has raised $10M in the second tranche of its Series C funding. According to TubeMogul, the funding was led by SingTel Innov8, and also included Cross Creek Capital, Digital Advertising Consortium, Foundation Capital and Trinity Ventures. TubeMogul said the new investment will go towards expansion of its services in Asia. TubeMogul is based in Emeryville, California.

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SignNow Acquired By Barracuda Networks
Newport Beach-based SignNow, a developer of mobile signature capture and document storage services, has been acquired by Barracuda Networks. SignNow was venture backed by Khosla Ventures and the Tech Coast Angels. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Barracuda Networks said the acquisition will help it strengthen its offerings in the cloud data storage market. SignNow's software runs on the iPhone, and iPad, and allows users to collect electronic signatures for agreements. Th (More info...)

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How WhoSay Is Connecting Celebrities Directly With Fans
In a world where media empires are built off the back of the appeal of celebrities, those celebrities themselves often don't benefit from that fan interest in their lives. However, WhoSay ( is hoping to change that equation, and connect celebrities directly with fans. WhoSay has a number of high profile investors, including Amazon, Comcast Ventures, and Greylock, and was co-founded in conjunction with the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) We caught up with WhoSay's CEO, Steve Ellis, t (More info...)

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Retention Science Inks Tie With SAP
Los Angeles-based Retention Science, the
developer of big data software for online marketing, has a new partner in its corner: enterprise software developer SAP. According to the company, it has been selected to be part of SAP's Startup Focus Program, which provides technology, resources, and other support to companies in the big data and analytics space. Retention Science, which is headed by Jerry Jao, develops big data software to help e-commerce companies retain their customers, and was par (More info...)

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Airpush Reaches $4M In Monthly Payouts For Mobile Ads
Los Angeles-based mobile ad network operator Airpush said this morning that it has reached $4M in monthly developer payouts, and over 90,000 live apps using its mobile ad network. According to Airpush, those numbers are 100 percent growth since August of 2012. Airpush also said it now has approximately 140 employees split between its Los Angeles and Bangalore offices. Airpush allows mobile application developers on Android to include banner, push notification, interstitial,and icon ads in their (More info...)

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Sonos Enhances Spotify Playlist Support
Sonos, the developer of the popular, user-friendly multi-room music players, has updated its software, adding better support for music streaming service Spotify, as well as enhancing its playlists. According to Sonos, the update now lets users view Spotify playlist folders from within its app, and also includes other enhancements to its playlist functions. Sonos is based in Santa Barbara.

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Brand Development & Content Protection Practice
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is proud to announce its continued expansion in Los Angeles and Santa Monica with a new Brand Development & Content Protection practice group, headed by Anthony M. Keats.

The new group will be centered in its Santa Monica office.

Mr. Keats will co-chair the firmís newly-created Brand Development & Content Protection practice group and significantly expand the firmís already robust intellectual property and consumer brands practice. Also joining the firm as a partner and co-chair of the practice is Konrad Gatien, a seasoned attorney with an established trademark registration and enforcement practice; as well as associate, Stephen C. McArthur; and paralegal, Traci Escamilla.

Keats corporate clients have included Gucci, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Seven for All Mankind, Kate Spade, Fendi, Frette, Versace, Balenciaga, New Line Cinema, Lucasfilm, Sony, Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney, Universal, Viacom, Comedy Central, Dreamworks SKG, Playtone, Amblin, Nike, Major League Baseball Properties, World Cup í94 Organizing Committee, Stanley Black and Decker, Energizer Battery, and Gillette.

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