Friday, November 22, 2013
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Mission Ventures Re-Ups On Alpine Data
San Diego-based venture capital investor Mission Ventures has re-upped its investment in San Francisco-based Alpine Data Labs, a developer of Hadoop software for the big data market. Alpine Data Labs said Friday that it has raised $16M in a Series B funding, which came from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures, UMC Capital, and Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH. Alpine Data Labs' was founded by the founders of Greenplum (Metapa), which had been backed by Mission Ventures and originally been based i (More info...)

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SodaHead Upgrades Polling Software For WordPress
Los Angeles-based SodaHead, the developer of online polling services and software, has just launched a major upgrade to the company's polling software for WordPress. The company--which been powering the polling software behind such sites as ESPN, ABC News, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, and Warner Bros Television--said the updated poll publishing and management tool adds such features as geographical mapping of polls, ability to split polls by demographic, customize the layout and design of polls, (More info...)

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How FatCloud Is Bringing NoSQL To The World of Microsoft

One of the hottest areas in enterprise and cloud software has been the move by the industry to adopt technologies like NoSQL, a way to tap into the distributed nature of the cloud to accelerate distributed applications. One of the startups in that area--born out of a .NET development organization here in Los Angeles--is FatCloud (, which develops a NoSQL database which ties directly into Microsoft's SQL Server database. We caught up with CEO Ian Miller to learn about the compa (More info...)

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MOGL Ramps Up War On Hunger With New Release
San Diego-based restaurant loyalty app provider MOGL launched a brand new version of its mobile app, and launched a huge push to enlist its users to help fight off hunger in the US. The loyalty startup said Thursday that it will now allow its users to donate the cash back from the service to local food banks, directly, to provide even more funding to fight hunger in the cities it serves. MOGL had already been donating to local food banks via its app, but the new incarnation also pushes users to (More info...)

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IDrive Updates Online Backup Software
Los Angeles-based IDrive, the software developer behind the online storage service IBackup, said Thursday that it has updated its online backup software, adding new integrated mobile backup apps, updates to the software for Windows and Mac OS, a new graphical interface, and more. The backup provider--which targets its service to small and mid-sized businesses--says it now has over 100,000 small businesses using its software. Among updates to the software, the company also said it has revamped a (More info...)

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Qualcomm Supports Chinese Satellite Network
San Diego-based Qualcomm said Thursday that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, has added support for the Chinese BeiDou Satellite Navigation System within its products, in a collaboration with Samsung. According to Qualcomm, the supports enhances location precision in smartphones and tablets in China, by incorporating data from the Chinese satellite network into existing data from other, satellite networks. Qualcomm's chips and technology currently use data from the more well known GPS and G (More info...)

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Sitari Pharmaceuticals Raises $10M To Tackle Celiac Disease
San Diego-based Avalon Ventures announced this morning that it has launched a new company, Sitari Pharmaceuticals, with $10M in a Series A financing. Avalon said new startup is focused on the development of novel treatments for celiac disease, and was formed in conjunction with GlaxoSmithKline, as part of a collaboration to fund and launch to to 10, early-stage life sciences companies in San Diego. Avalon said that Sitari Pharmaceuticals is targeting the Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) pathway for the (More info...)

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