Monday, June 10, 2013
Naki Laundry Offers Up Deal In Launch Of Smartphone Laundry Service

Wish you could use your smartphone to get your laundry done? You can, kind of, if you use Naki Laundry, the new, smartphone-driven startup which lets users get their laundry done by smartphone, and which launched today in Santa Monica. Naki lets users use their smartphone to request pickup of their dirty laundry, and get their clothes laundered and returned that day or the next morning. Not sure if such a high tech service is for you? The firm apparently is looking to win over new customers by (More info...)

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Green Dot Buys GE Capital's Walmart Cards
Monrovia, California-based prepaid card provider Green Dot has acquired the reloadable prepaid card business of GE Capital, which are marketed under the Walmart brand, the firm said today. The companies said they expect the deal to close in the second half of the year. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Green Dot has recently been expanding the range of services it offers, including launching a "bank for the mobile generation" called GoBank, which is powered entirely from a c (More info...)

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Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes
Silicon Beach--the self-appointed name that has been used to describe many parts of Southern California's tech community, but which has seemed to have centered itself over Santa Monica and surrounding towns--has no shortage of events and conferences. However, Silicon Beach Fest, the upcoming conference which combines both the local high tech community as well as the entertainment industry, seems to be emblematic of the spirit and energy which has become apparent recently in the local startup sce (More info...)

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Naki Laundry Debuts In Santa Monica With Tech Friendly Laundry Service
In the latest services-meets-smartphone service to launch in the Los Angeles area, a new startup, Naki Laundry, said today that it has launched its service in Santa Monica, letting the tech set use their smartphone or the web to get their laundry cleaned. Naki lets users use the web or an app to request a laundry pickup, and gets your laundry done--clean and folded--either later the same day or the next morning. The tech-friendly service app also includes text and email notifications, and even a (More info...)

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Amazon Launches Grocery Delivery In LA has officially launched its grocery delivery service in the Los Angeles area this morning, saying it will let Amazon Prime members try out the new delivery service for a 90-day free trial, starting now. Amazon Fresh, Amazon's free grocery delivery service, has only previously been available in Seattle, and offers same-day and early morning delivery on orders over $35. The service requires an additional membership fee on top of the existing, Amazon Prime subscription service, at a cost (More info...)

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How RxVantage's IT Software Aims To Automate A $20B Market

Pharmaceutical companies spent $20 billion a year marketing their products to medical offices. However, the whole business of those companies working with medical offices is one sorely in need of technology. RxVantage (, based in Los Angeles, is looking to tackle that huge market with its medical scheduling software for pharmaceutical and medical sales reps and medical offices, and is venture backed by Slater Technology Fund and Javelin Venture Partners. We spoke with Dan Gil (More info...)

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SOA Software Launches New Product
Los Angeles-based enterprise software developer SOA Software has rolled out a new product this morning, focused on management of application programming interfaces (APIs). The company said it snew product, LIfecycle Manager for APIs, helps enterprises manage the development use of APIs, services, and software assets. According to the firm, the new software helps planning, designing, developing, operating, maintaining and retiring enterprise APIs. Cost of the new product was not announced.

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ServiceNow Wins University Customer
San Diego-based ServiceNow announced today that it has signed on Bournemouth University as a customer. Bournemouth University is based in England, and has more than 18,000 students. According to ServiceNow, the university is using its software-as-a-service for helping to consolidate multiple IT systems, and provide IT self service to faculty, staff, and students. Financial details of the win were not announced. ServiceNow's enterprise IT automation software is used for managing IT incidents, cha (More info...)

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DriveCam Names Technology Vet As New CFO
San Diego-based DriveCam, the firm which develops hardware and services to help monitor fleet driving, said today that it has named Paul J. Pucino as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Pucino is a veteran CFO at technology companies in Southern California, and has previously served as EVO and CFO of THQ, EVP and CFO of Classmates Media Corporation (part of United Online), in addition to serving as Digital Insight, Galileo International, Tekelec, and Dean Witter, Discov (More info...)

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