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Invisible Text Offers Up Disappearing Email, Calls
Los Angeles-based startup Invisible Text is hoping the attractiveness of disappearing messages--made popular by Snapchat--might rub off on its new software, saying Wednesday that it is launching a new set of apps for the iPhone to let users send disappearing email and to make secure phone calls that do not leave a footprint. The startup--led by Dez White--said it already offers up secure texting apps. Invisible Text claims that its software lets consumers send electric mail that "irretrievably d (More info...)

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Boingo Wins Atlanta Hawks Arena
Los Angeles-based Boingo has signed on another sporting venue for its services, saying Wednesday that it has signed up the Atlanta Hawks Philips Arena as a new partner. Boingo said that it will provide wireless services -- including both cellular and Wi-Fi networks--within the areana for fans, ahead of the next NBA season. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Boingo said the deal calls for it to design, install, and manage a neutral host cellular distributed antenna system and Wi-Fi ne (More info...)

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Newlight Technologies Gets Big Win At Dell
Irvine-based Newlight Technologies, which is developing carbon negative technology which converts greenhouse gases into plastic, has scored a big customer win this morning, with computer manufacturer Dell. According to Dell, it has started switching to using Newlight's AirCarbon, its new, carbon-negative packaging material. The move is part of an increased sustainability push for Dell. Newlight is coming off a recent funding round for Newlight, which said in April it has raised $9.2M in funding, (More info...)

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How Epoxy Is Helping Content Creators Make Their Video More Social
Are you a content creator for the web? It turns out, nowadays, creating the content is only a small part of your job description The most successful YouTubers, studios, brands and agencies today are intensely focused on using social media to engage with fans, get that content out there, and grow their audience. Los Angeles-based Epoxy ( launched yesterday to help content creators do just that. We spoke with co-founders Juan Bruce and Jason Ahmad about Epoxy's mission, its roots from (More info...)

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OneRoof Energy Targets Military Veterans
Just ahead of Memorial Day, San Diego-based solar energy installer and financing firm OneRoof Energy is launching and outreach effort to military veterans, saying it has launched a program to use U.S. veterans to install its rooftop solar systems. The company said it has launched a Military Appreciation Program which will make Enpower America a preferred installer for the company. Empower America is a nonprofit which recruits, trains, and employs veterans for careers in the solar industry. In ad (More info...)

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Ringo Takes On International Calling Apps
Los Angeles-based Ringo said this morning that it has launched a new, mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows, specifically for international calling. According to Ringo, the company's calling service does not require the Internet, Wi-Fi, or data, and instead routes the call using a phone call; the company says is rates are "significantly lower" than traditional carriers, starting at $0.003 per minute. Ringo is led by Bhavin Turakhia.

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Novatel Wireless Loses CFO
San Diego-based Novatel Wireless said late Tuesday that it has lost its CFO, Kenneth Leddon. According to Novatel Wireless, Leddon is leaving the firm to become CFO of another, un-named company. The maker of wireless modules said it is engaging an executive search firm to evaluate candidates for a new Chief Financial Officer. Novatel Wireless is a maker of wireless modems and hotspots, among them the company's MiFi mobile hotspot product.

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Broadcom Rolls Out New Bluetooth Chips
Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom has rolled out a new line of Bluetooth chips this morning, targeted at use in things like remote controls, keyboards, and mice. The company said it has introduced two new, systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) specifically aimed at providing Bluetooth for original equipment manufacturers. The new devices, the BCM20734 and BCM20738, support Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Classic, the two common varieties of the Bluetooth protocol. Broadcom said the chips are sampling with custom (More info...)

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