Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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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.

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YouTube Launches Events With Interscope At YouTube Space LA
YouTube said today that it is launching a live, musical performance Thursday at its YouTube Space LA location, as part of a new "Interscope Introducing" series which will feature emerging musical artists and YouTube creators. According to YouTube, the event includes a live performance from musical artist Robin Thicke, along with YouTube comedienne Jenna Marbles. The effort is part of a long calendar of events listed for YouTube's Los Angeles studio, which opened up last November. The performance (More info...)

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Rubicon Project Debuts New, Private Marketplace For Mobile Ads
Los Angeles-based real-time ad marketplace operator Rubicon Project said today that it has launched a new product, letting publishers create their own private marketplaces for mobile ad inventory. The company said the new offering allows publishers and buyers to find and negotiate premium inventory, making it simpler for sellers to package their premium inventory, for buyers to find that inventory, and for the two to agree and execute on any arrangements. Rubicon said the new offering classifies (More info...)

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The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab
A new, startup incubator-created by the Art Center College of Design and the California Insitute of Technology--said this morning that it has launched a brand new, design-focused incubator, housed at Idealab. According to The Design Accelerator, it will help startups by selecting promising early stage, design-driven technology companies from the Art Center and Caltech communities for an intensive three-month program.

The new incubator is headed by Mark Breitenberg and Erik Hovanec. Breitenbe (More info...)

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Innovate Pasadena Seeks To Focus Pasadena's Innovation, Tech Efforts
For all of the activity in Silicon Beach which seems to be crystallizing in Santa Monica, there are many other parts of Los Angeles which have a long history of involvement in the technology industry. One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. To help bring some focus to the area, a new group, Innovate Pasadena, said this morning that it has launched to promote Pasadenas a leading center for innovation for technology and d (More info...)

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EMN8 Raises $50M, Acquires Snapfinger
Los Angeles-based restaurant ordering systems developer EMN8 said this morning that it has acquired Snapfinger, a developer of remote ordering products for the casual dining industry. As part of the acquisition, EMN8 said it raised $50M in a new funding, to both acquire Snapfinger and expand its platforms. The new funding was led by Sid R. Bass Associates, and also included Allegis Capital and individual investors. EMN8 is led by Perse Faily. The company said that its products now include produc (More info...)

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Metacloud Raises $10M For Private Cloud Service
Metacloud, a provider of managed, Openstack-based private cloud services, announced this morning that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Canaan Partners, and also included Storm Ventures and AME Cloud. The startup, which is led by Sean Lynch and Steve Curry, offers up on-premise, OpenStack-based private clouds to companies, who want to deploy cloud service but do not want to have to manage the infrastructure and maintenance of those cloud deployments.

Lynch a (More info...)

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Qualcomm Backs Video Discovery Service Rockpack
San Diego-based Qualcomm is the lead investor in a newly launch, mobile video discovery startup called Rockpack, which just launched today. Rockpack said it is backed by Qualcomm Ventures and angel investors, including Richard Burston, Pascal Cagni, and others; size of that funding has not been announced. Its advisors also include Elizabeth Sheinkman and Sol Parker, of William Morris Endeavor, and Philip DeBevoise, co-founder of Machinima. Rockpack is based in London.

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Websense Acquisition By Vista Equity Partners Completes
San Diego-based Websense, the developer of security software, is now officially owned by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, the two said late Tuesday. Vista Equity Partners paid approximately $1 billion for Websense. The deal had been announced on May 20th. Vista Equity Partners said it would focus on accelerating growth, particularly through the Websense TRITON platform, which provides threat defense and data theft prevention; Vista Equity said that TRITON billings grew 20 percent in 20 (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013(Full story) Powers E-Commerce Store For Stan Lee Title, the Los Angeles- and Detroit-based startup providing e-commerce stores for brands, said this week that it has launched a new e-commerce store for the videogame Verticus, in partnership with Los Angeles mobile entertainment publisher Moonshark. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Verticus is based on the comic book of the same name from Stan Lee. is headed by David Padula, and came out of the StartEngine accelerator. Moonshark is backed by CAA and Qualcomm.

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DriveCam Names New Board Member
San Diego-based driver monitoring systems developer DriveCam announced this morning that it has named a new member to its board of directors. The firm said that Thomas Darcy has joined its board, and has been appointed Audit Committee chair. Darcy is co-founder, executive vice president, chief financial officer and director of Tocagen. He also has sreved at Sciente Applications International Corporation (SAIC), McAfee, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Interestingly, DriveCam noted that Darcy headed u (More info...)

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