Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Aspiring LA Web Developer's Dream To Go To Coding Camp, Pay It Forward
What do you do if you'd like to become a web developer, but can't afford to pay for the courses to learn those skills? One aspiring Los Angeles web developer has come up with a unique idea, an Indiegogo campaign to help raise money for a coding camp--in exchange for donating 10 percent of his income for the next two years to scholarships. Lex Alexander says he wants to launch the Code It Forward Scholarship by raising $9,000 to help him pay for coding boot camp at General Assembly, and wants to (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014(Full story)

Tubular Labs Finds $11M For Online Video Marketing Tools
Tubular Labs, which develops online video marketing tools for AwesomenessTV, Maker Studios, and other local MCNs, said today that it has raised $11M in a Series B funding round. The company--which is based in Silicon Valley, but has some staff in Los Angeles--said the funding was led by Canaan Partners, and also included FirstMark Capital and Lerer Ventures. Canaan Partners's Warren Lee joins the company's board along with the funding. Tubular Labs develops video analytics and marketing tools, a (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (More)(Full story)

Hinge Launches Online Dating App In LA
Los Angeles looks to be a hot market for online dating apps, as yet another, mobile dating app--Hinge, said it has launched in the city. Hinge--which comes out of New York City--said it is launching in LA today, to help single, young professionals meet others in the city. Hinge is focused on connecting people via their extended, social network, saying it uses Facebook validated profiles and a user's social links to help them meet people they will actually like. Hinge said it targeted Los Angeles (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014(Full story)

OpenX, YP Team On Display Advertising
Los Angeles-based online advertising technology provider OpenX and YP said this morning that the two are in a new, display advertising deal, where YP will offer up programmatic, digital display advertising based on OpenX's technology. Financial details of the multi-year agreement were not announced. The two said the deal calls for YP to integrate its national sales team with a real time-bidding (RTB) an ad network system. The companies said the move would allow YP to unify both YP.com and a dis (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014(Full story)

The Chernin Group, AT&T Invest $500M In Online Video
Los Angeles-based investor The Chernin Group and AT&T said this morning that the two have created a new, joint venture, which will acquire, invest, and launch over-the-top (OTT) video services. According to the two, they have committed a total of $500M for the new venture, which is specifically aimed in online video businesses. Other financial details of the deal were not announced. According to the two, the new venture comes due to the move by consumers to view video on their phones, tablets, c (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014(Full story)

Allergan Gets Hostile Bid From Valeant
Irvine-based healthcare firm Allergan has received a hostile bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, in a deal worth around $152.89 per share. Valeant offered to pay $48.30 in cash plus 0.83 percent in Valeant stock for each share of Allergan's stock, in a proposal released via an SEC filing. According to Allergan, it has had no discussions with either Valeant or backer Pershing Square on the proposal, and only became aware of its via those public filings; Allergan said it will consider the offer and (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014(Full story)

Recargo: EV Journey Crosses Finish Line
Venice-based electric vehicle app developer Recargo said Tuesday that Norman Hajjar, its Managing Director of its PlugInsights research division, has completed a record-setting, electric vehicle "road trip" around the country, driving more than 12,000 miles in under 3.5 weeks. The software company said it has submitted information on the trip to the Guiness World Records organization, and is seeking to have its trip verified for the longest vehicle journey ever taken using 100% electric power. R (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014(Full story)

Jacobs Buys Federal Network Systems
Pasadena-based Jacobs Engineering Group said this morning that it has entered into a deal to acquire Federal Network Systems (FNS), a provider of system integration and communications, information technology, and data security, which is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. FNS is based in Ashburn, Virginia. Jacobs said the deal will help it enhance its presence in the intelligence community market. FNS helps integrate, secure, and operate v (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014(Full story)

Airwolf 3D Adds Nylon 3D Printing Support
Costa Mesa-based Airwolf 3D, a developer of 3D printers, said today that it has begun shipping a product that allows its 3D printers to print using materials like polycarbonate, Bridge nylon, and Nylon 645. According to the company, the support make it possible to print engineering-grade parts, allowing its "prosumer" grade 3D printers to print parts which previously would require expensive, high end industrial 3D printers. The company said the support requires a $195 add-on to its 3D printers, (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014(Full story)

ECJ Assists International Client with Facebook Agreement
Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP (“ECJ”) acted as California counsel for Ascenta (UK) Limited in the March 2014 acquisition by Facebook’s Connectivity Lab of Ascenta's team and know-how responsible for the development of solar-powered drones. According to news reports, Facebook hopes to use high-altitude long-endurance air crafts to bring Internet service to the 5 billion people who currently lack it.

ECJ's partners Randy Leff and Ken Luer worked with Ascenta's London-based counsel, the law firm of Addleshaw Goddard LLP, and Alan Rajah of Lawrence Grant Chartered Accountants, with respect to U.S. intellectual property law and California legal issues related to the transaction.


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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