Wednesday, August 28, 2013
WITI Summer Networking Social at Shanghai Red's
Join us on Sep 26 at Shanghai Red's in Marina Del Rey for a fun evening of networking and socializing with the tech savvy community of Los Angeles! Come one, come all, bring your business cards, and schmooze with us as we enjoy the summer weather and good company!

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Register here: Settles Suit Over Fake Member Accounts
Santa Monica-based, the provider of car shopping and auto information, reported Wednesday that it has settled a lawsuit against Humankind Design Ltd., which said had created nearly 2,200 fake member accounts on the site to try to change dealer ratings and reviews. said Humankind agreed to not register users, submit reviews, or participate in its online community; pay an undisclosed sum towards's legal feeds; and provide information on the accounts (More info...)

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Sole Society Names New CEO
Los Angeles-based Sole Society, the e-commerce site which provides fashionable shoes, handbags, and accessories, has named a new CEO, the company said Wednesday. According to the company, Andrea Wasserman has been named CEO and has joined the company's board of directors. Wasserman was most recently National Bridal Director at Nordstrom. She also has served at Merrill lynch and Telsy Advisory Group. Brett Markinson, who founded Sole Society, remains as Chairman of the company. Sole Society is ve (More info...)

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Nativo Adds Long List Of Premium Publishers
Los Angeles-based native advertising technology developer Nativo, which is headed by Justin Choi, has landed a new set of premium publishers as customers, the company said today. Nativo said it has been selected by The Street, USA Today Sports Media Group, Source Interlink Media, Kiplinger Washington Editors, Internet Brands, Entrepreneur Media, Investor Place Media, Reader's Digest, Sandusky Newspapers , as well as others, where it is providing native advertising to those publishers. Financial (More info...)

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Fandango Buys Quantum Rewards
Los Angeles-based online and mobile movie ticket service Fandango announced this morning that it is acquiring the business of Quantum Loyalty Solutions, a provider of movie ticket promotions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Quantum Loyalty Solutions runs movie loyalty points program Hollywood MOvie Money. Fandango said the deal will accelerate its promotional movie ticket and gift card business. Quantum is based in Incline Village, Nevada.

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Service Objects Takes On Email Validation
If you're a business with a big database of email contacts, Santa Barbara-based Service Objects has a new product for you. According to the company, it has launched a new email validation product, DOTS Email Validation 3, which helps companies identify fraudulent and invalid email addresses in their databases. The company said its tool uses approximately 50 proprietary tests to identify bogus email addresses for companies. Pricing on the new software was not announced. Service Objects claims tha (More info...)

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CODA Energy In Bay Area Install
Monrovia-based CODA Energy, the battery developing spinout from CODA Automotive, said this morning that it has scored an energy storage win in the San Francisco Bay Area. CODA Energy said it has tied with Energy Vault and Growing Energy Labs (GELI) on the deployment of an energy storage project, for a solar integrated electric vehicle fast charging station in the Bay Area. CODA Energy said the system will use a 40kWh energy storage system. Financial details of the win were not announced. CODA is (More info...)

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Imprimis Pharmaceuticals In Intellectual Property Deal
San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals developer Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that it has acquired intellectual property from Novel Drug Solutions and Eye Care Northwest. Imprimis said the IP includes a provisional patent application, related to an ophthalmic compound for intraoperative ocular injection of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agents. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Imprimis said the acquisition allows it to pursue commercial development in t (More info...)

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OpenX Debuts New Ad Traffic Monitoring Product
Los Angeles-based advertising technology provider OpenX has launched a new product today, saying it has launched a new, real-time traffic quality monitoring system to help filter out suspicious advertising traffic for its customers. OpenX said its new system uses automated, real-time processes to identify and filter out suspicious advertising traffic in its ad exchange. The new system is aimed at filtering out automated, non-human Internet ad traffic, so that advertisers do not have to pay for i (More info...)

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CALIENT Technologies Offers New Security Product
Santa Barbara-based CALIENT Technologies, which provides optical circuit switching technology, said today that it has linked up with American Networking Solutions to offer up a cyber-security product. According to CALIENT, it is offering up a new product called the CyberSecure Infrastructure Protection System (IPS), which secures and monitors physical fiber cable infrastructure. The company said the new product is aimed at protecting government and enterprise networks, and helps alert companies (More info...)

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PortTech EXPO in Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero and City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed speakers at the 4th Annual PortTechEXPO on September 11, 2013.

Panel Discussion: FOCUS ON ENERGY. As ports continue to improve efficiency and implement clean and green policies, learn about the opportunities and challenges of supporting the increased energy demands.

Clean Tech, Cool Tech: The free public access to exhibitors, demonstrations and interactive displays following EXPO hosted by LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino.

Thank you to Presenting sponsors Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach; and Diamond sponsors AltaSea and Cavotec.

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