Wednesday, August 21, 2013
PortTech EXPO September 11, 2013 in Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
The Agenda for the 4th Annual PortTech has now been set. 500+ Attendees,
100+ Sponsors and Exhibitors at the only West Coast maritime oriented
clean technology conference this year.
- Exhibits Hall and Demonstrations indoors and outdoors
- Kickoff Keynote FMC Chairman Mario Cordero
- Focus on Energy panel session
- Luncheon Keynote Mayor Eric Garcetti
- Pitch Competition Award Ceremony
- Clean Tech, Cool Tech free public event following the conference

Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities available until Sept 1.

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SHIFT Aims At Social Advertising Analytics
Santa Monica-based advertising analytics startup SHIFT launched a new product Wednesday, aimed at helping marketers analyze social advertising campaigns. The startup, led by James Borow, said its new product, SHIFT Media Analyzer, is aimed at helping marketers with in-depth analysis of their paid social campaigns. Pricing on the new service was not announced. SHIFT said the new software offers up interactive charts, keyword analysis, and other tools for breaking down the efficiency of their soci (More info...)

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Maker Studios Buying Blip
Los Angeles-based YouTube network Maker Studios has agreed to buy Blip, according to reports today. Blip operates an online, video site focused on webseries. Financial details of the acquisition have not been announced. Blip was venture backed by Ambient Sound Investment, Bain Capital, and Lauder Partners. News of the sale first came via AllthingsD.

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JustFab, ShoeDazzle In Big Fashion Merger
Los Angeles-based fashion sites JustFab and ShoeDazzle said Wednesday that the two are in a definitive agreement to merge, bringing together two of LA's most watched fashion and subscription e-commerce sites. Financial details of the merger deal were not disclosed. According to the companies, the combined company expects to have over $400M in total sales in 2014. The companies said the combined company will help them to expand its customer base in the United States, accelerate international and (More info...)

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redIT Gets $72M Investment For Data Center Expansion
San Diego-based managed IT services provider redIT said Wednesday that it has raised $72M in a funding round. The company, which provides managed IT services, connectivity, and data centers spread between the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, said the funding came from Cartesian Capital Group and Digital Realty. redIT said it will use the funding to increase its physical infrastructure, and specifically for expanding its data center operations throughout Mexico and the southwestern United States. re (More info...)

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Surf Air Links Up With Snack, Beverage Companies
Flying between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, and have the nibbles? Los Angeles-based all-you-can-fly, membership-based airline Surf Air said today that it has linked up with a number of snack and beverage brands, as part of its service, and will be featuring those brands as part of its flights. Surf Air said it has inked deals with Baking Tins Desserts, Burst Foods, IZZE Sparkling Juice, KIND Healthy Snacks, nekter, Paso Almonds, popchips, and Waiakea water. All of the food and beverage brands (More info...)

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AeroVironment Selected By Fiat For Charging Stations
Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment has been selected by another auto manufacturer, to provide charging stations for its electric car customers. According to AeroVironment, Fiat has selected the company to provide charging stations for the new, all-electric Fiat 500e. The auto manufacturer is the fifth, electric automobile provider to select AeroVironment for its home charging stations and installation services. AeroVironment said the deal calls for it to provide the charging station, elect (More info...)

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Cornerstone OnDemand Expands Efforts In Healthcare Industry
Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, the developer of cloud-based, human resources and talent management software, is expanding its efforts in the healthcare industry. According to the company, it has signed up a number of new, healthcare companies as part of a push to address the healthcare industry. Cornerstone said it has added UMass Memorial Health Care as its newest healthcare customer, adding to such clients as Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Sanford Health and We (More info...)

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Bedloo Takes On Social Voting
A new, Los Angeles startup, Bedloo, said this morning that it has launched a new social voting service, which lets users collect feedback from other users. The new social voting service revolves around voting on images, video, and audio files. According to the startup, it is a "voting app and website on steroids", and is aimed at encouraging interaction with friends and family via social media. Bedloo's service is available both through the startup's website, or also through an iOS application.

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Webalo Connects With Citrix Worx
Los Angeles-based enterprise mobile app software developer Webalo has extended out its enterprise mobilization tools today, saying that it has launched a new product around Citrix Worx. According to Webalo, its new product, Webalo for Citrix Worx, lets IT and department level users create enterprise, mobile apps. Citrix Worx is a set of mobile-enabled, Citrix software products and tools (GotoMyPC, Podio, GoToMeeting, etc.), and also includes an SDK to help enterprise companies add data encryptio (More info...)

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Local Corporation Names New VP
Irvine-based online directory provider Local Corporation announced this morning that it has named Jesus Gaytan as its new Vice President of Product Management. Gaytan joins the company from MobTame, and also has served as Director of Product for The Walt Disney Company. Gaytan also served at Yahoo. Local said that Gaytan will lead the company's product management and development initiatives.

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