Thursday, December 5, 2013
Ixia Completes Net Optics Acquisition
Calabasas-based Ixia said Thursday evening that it has completed its acquisition of Net Optics, which develops application and network visibility products. Ixia had announced the acquisition back in October. The acquisition was worth $190M in cash.

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Sponsored Post: Shira Lazar Talks About DFR 2013 and the socalTECH 50

In honor of socalTECH's inagural list of the top 50 up-an-comers in Southern California's technology industry, the socalTECH 50, we're partnering with the Digital Family Reunion next week to recognize our list. Shira Lazar talks about the upcoming event, which is being held at the Skirball coming up on December 11, 2013. (embed below).

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Tubestart: Tapping The Power Of The Crowd To Support Online Video

Despite the huge surge of content specifically being developed for the web--and for sites like YouTube--making that content profitable and sustainable continues to be an issue for content creators. To try to figure out a better model to support great content, Los Angeles-based Tubestart ( recently launched a crowdfunding site, specifically aimed at digital video and YouTube creators. We spoke with co-founder Josef Holm, to understand the problem for video creators, the econom (More info...)

posted on Thursday, December 5, 2013(Full story) Raises $3M For Prepaid Debit Cards
Los Angeles continues to be a hotbed for new, finance-related startups this morning, as Santa Monica-based announced it has raised $3M in a Series A funding. According to, it is offering up prepaid debit cards aimed at providing a mobile alternative to traditional banking. The Series A funding was led by QED Investors, and also included Resolute Ventures, Anthem Ventures, and angels such as Adam Press and Greg Steiner (BeachMint, eHarmony). The company said it has now raised $4 (More info...)

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uSamp Launches New Mobile Survey Feature
Los Angeles-based survey and sampling firm uSamp has launched a new, mobile survey feature, which it says does not require a mobile app and can be used to collect not only answers to questions, but photo and videos from mobile devices. According to uSamp, its support of the mobile Web lets researchers send surveys to their list of contacts, without requiring those contacts to download and install an app. uSamp said its services are being used by companies to understand what consumers are thinkin (More info...)

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olloclip Ships New iPhone, iPod Lens Set
Huntington Beach-based olloclip, the designer of the add-on lenses for the iPhone and iPod touch, has expanded its line of products today, saying it has launched a new, clip-on macro lens product. olloclip said its new Macro 3-in-1 photo lens solution is now available both online and at Apple stores. olloclip's lenses are a popular add-on for budding photographers, who use the lenses to enhance their iPhone and iPod touch. The new macro lenses are used for close up photography, and include 21x, (More info...)

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Broadcom Rolls Out Bluetooth Software Stack For Auto Manufacturers
Irvine-based Broadcom has rolled out a new, Bluetooth software stack specifically aimed at the automotive market today, saying that its new Automotive Bluetooth software is aimed at enabling in-car connectivity with Android-powered devices. Broadcom--which is a major provider of Bluetooth chips to the Android smartphone market--said it has contributed the new code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), to help ensure better interoperability and connectivity between in-car applications and An (More info...)

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Local Corporation Expands Into Mobile Pay-Per-Call
Irvine-based, which operates a network of local business search sites, announced today that it has launched a new, mobile pay-per-call lead generation network. According to, its new network will connect consumers searching for local businesses and services with advertisers, via new pay-per-call ads. is initially targeting auto insurance, home security, and home service providers with the service. Local Corporation said it has five patents related to pay-per-call adv (More info...)

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