Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pixels.com Launches Image Licensing Marketplace
Santa Monica-based Pixels.com said Tuesday that it has launched a new, imaging licensing marketplace aimed at helping photographers set their own pricing for their images. The startup--founded by serial entrepreneur Sean Broihier--said that it is looking to give better options to photographers for selling their images. The company is looking to take advantage of the discontent that some photographers have expressed with the recent move by Getty Images to let online websites embed their photos, w (More info...)

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Factual Extends Hotel Information
Los Angeles-based Factual said Tuesday that it has extended outs its information about hotels, expanding its dataset from 98,000 hotels to a total of 145,000 hotels. According to Factual, the move also is "perfectly synchronized" with the company's US Places data, the company's giant database of geolocation and business information.

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TigerText Expands Board
Santa Monica-based secure messaging service provider TigerText said Tuesday that it has named three new board members at the company. The company said it has added Shasta Ventures' Sean Flynn, Orbimed's Steve Yecies, and New Leaf Ventures' Vijay Lathi to its board of directors. TigerText, which is led by Brad Brooks, said the new board members will bring a wealth of startup experience to the company. Flynn also sits on the board of ZEFR, and led Shasta's investment in DollarShaveClub. Yecies was (More info...)

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USC, USA Today Partners On New Online Sports Site
In an unusual method of launching a new, online publication, the USC Marshall School of Business and USA TODAY said this morning that the two have linked up to create a new, online publication covering the business of sports, called Fields of Green. According to USC Marshall's Sports Business Institute, and USA TODAY Sports Media Group, the new online publication will provide daily content on breaking news, current events and ongoing topics in the sports industry, including media trends, emergin (More info...)

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Tikr Looks To Keep You Up On What's Next
Do you feel like you're always behind on what's next--that next iPhone release, movie, or trending topic? A new startup, Tikr, has been offering up a mobile app to make sure you're never behind on following what's next. The startup--founded by Nick La Maina, Kurt Braget, and Kevin Donovan--says its tool is designed to bringing information on future releases and upcoming events to communities of people very soon. The company explains it brings simple, powerful communication and sharing tools to u (More info...)

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Ixia Aims At Heartbleed Protection
Calabasas-based network testing equipment maker Ixia is targeting users in need of testing of the Heartbleed OpenSSL security issue, saying Monday that it has released an update to its software to help customers test for OpenSSL vulnerability. Ixia said its Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) team is now able to simulate exploitation of the OpenSSL vulnerability with an update to its program, helping companies to address the security issue.

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Zya Sees Big Bump In Downloads
Mobile music game Zya, which was developed by Calabasas-based Music Mastermind, has now been downloaded more than 350,000 times, according to the app developer, up dramatically from the 250,000 downloads the company had reported right before SxSW. According to the company's spokesperson, the numbers are an indication of the company's momentum. Zya was developed by former Virgin Records CEO Matt Serletic and Bo Bazlevsky, and is venture backed by Intel Capital, Liberty Global, and Shea Ventures. (More info...)

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Expands Santa Monica Office
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Southern California’s leading business law firm, has announced the expansion of its Santa Monica office at 1453 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA. This office is located on the corner of Third Street Promenade and Broadway Boulevard. The growth of the Firm and its Preccelerator Program has provided the opportunity for this expansion. The new office opening makes an inspiring statement about the support and involvement that Stubbs Alderton will continue to contribute to the Silicon Beach marketplace. - See more at: http://stubbsalderton.com/2014/02/stubbs-alderton-markiles-llp-announces-expansion-of-santa-monica-office/#sthash.rnx9hD8o.dpuf

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