Thursday, October 24, 2013
Silicon Beach Tech Event
Join the TeleSign team for an exclusive networking event in Santa Monica.

Get a sneak peak of new products, network with industry leaders, and
enjoy fresh food and drinks.

Where: Huntley Hotel, Santa Monica
When: October 24th
Time: 7:00-10:30pm

Register today:

Please feel free to contact Caitlin Huey, if you have
any questions.

Boingo Wins Memphis Airport
Los Angeles-based wireless hotspot provider Boingo Wireless reported Thursday that it has won a wireless contract with Memphis International Airport (MEM), via competitive RFP process. According to Boingo, it will design, build, and manage a cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at the airport to help fill in cell phone "dead zones", in addition to providing public Wi-Fi services for the airport. Boingo will both offer up free ad-supported and premium Wi-Fi access at the airport. Financial i (More info...)

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Flywheel Expands Across LA
Mobile taxi summoning app developer Flywheel is expanding its coverage area in Los Angeles today, saying that it will now provide coverage in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Culver City as well as the Westside and the South Bay. The software developer--which lets you summon a taxi ride from licensed, regulated taxi companies using your smartphone--said the move comes as it has signed up three of the five taxi owner groups in Los Angeles. The company is working with Bell Cab, United Independen (More info...)

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Taming The Enterprise Texting Tiger, With TigerText's Brad Brooks

In today's mobile world, SMS has widespread, near ubiquitous adoption, which is great for consumers who want to communicate with their friends and family. However, that's a huge problem for enterprises, who face compliance and data security issues with their data when their employees turn to SMS for business related communications. To solve that issue, Santa Monica-based TigerText ( has been developing smartphone applications which replace SMS, and provide companies with the (More info...)

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BloomNation Raises $1.65M, Launches Online Floral Creations Marketplace

Los Angeles-based BloomNation, one of the companies in the MuckerLab accelerator, announced this morning that it has raised $1.65M in a funding round, and also launched its online marketplace for floral creations. The seed funding round came from Andreessen Horowitz, Spark Capital, Chicago Ventures, CrunchFund and MuckerLab. BloomNation, which is led by Farbod Shoraka, lets local florists post pictures of their unique flower arrangements, provides tools for those lcoal florists to interact wit (More info...)

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Teledyne CTO To Retire
Thousand Oaks-based electronics, aerospace, defense, and instrumentation company Teledyne Technologies said late Wednesday that Robert (Bob) W. Steenberge, the company's vice president and Chief Technology Officer, is retiring at the end of the year. Steenberge will continue to serve as a consultant to the company. According to Teledyne, he will be replaced by Edwin Roks, who will become Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in January. Steenberge has been at Teledyne for the last 37 years (More info...)

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Soraa Gets More ARPA-E Funding
Soraa, the LED lighting technolgoy developers which was spun out of U.C. Santa Barbara, reported today that it has been awarded several million dollars in funding from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E). According to the company, the funding comes as part of a four year, $3.2M project to develop GaN substrates for use in power switches. Soraa develops gallium nitride (GaN)-based LED and related technology, which was originally developed at UCSB by profes (More info...)

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