Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Wednesday
Silicon Beach Fest, the technology festival which celebrates everything about Silicon Beach, is kicking off Wednesday night at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, and runs through Saturday the 21st. The festival--which is in its third year--features a long list of keynotes, panels, showcases, and parties, as well as beach games on Saturday. The event--which is run by Kevin Winston of Digital LA, and also includes a long list of Southern California's technology and media movers and shakers--includ (More info...)

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ParkMe Launches LA Affiliate Program
Santa Monica-based parking app developer ParkMe is looking to local, Los Angeles businesses to draw attention to its parking apps, saying that it is signing up those businesses as affiliates. According to ParkMe, its new program offers up a free parking map to help drivers find parking locations and options in an area, which can be featured on a company's website. ParkMe said it will pay a commission each time a customer books a parking spot online using those maps. ParkMe did not say what kind (More info...)

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Revee Raises $1M For Analytics Tools
Los Angeles-based Revee, a developer of content analytics software used to help publishers understand their page yield on advertising, has raised $1M in a seed funding round. Source of that seed funding was not announced. Revee was founded by Nic Paul and Cham Kim, who the company said have bene working in the publishing area for the past decade. Revee said its tools and analytics help departments across publishers--ranging from operations, sales, marketing, and editorial--beter predict current (More info...)

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Earbits Shuts Down
Los Angeles-based streaming music service Earbits, which had focused on music discovery and listening to independent artists and labels, has officially shut down, shutting down its service on Monday. According to a post from founder and CEO, Joey Flores, Earbits needed a "lot more capital" to pursue its mission, and that it "bit off more" than the company could chew. Earbits had been founded in 2010. Earbits had been trying to offer up a way to discover new music and artists, offering up artists (More info...)

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TigerText Wins Boston Children's Hospital
Santa Monica-based secure messaging services provider TigerText, which is led by Brad Brooks, announced a big win this morning with Boston Children's Hospital. TigerText said that the pediatric center has selected TIgerText as its secure messaging provider. Financial impact of the win was not announced. TigerText develops secure messaging services, which enable hospitals and others to remain compliant with HIPAA privacy laws while still having the ability to share and send SMS-like messages.

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DTS Technology Baked Onto System-on-a-Chip
Calabasas-based audio technology provider DTS said today that its DTS-HD audio decoding technology is now available via a systems-on-a-chio (SoC) from Amlogic, for use on Android-based streaming and over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes. According to DTS, Amlogic's SoC is the first, certified solution which makes DTS-HD available SoC. DTS-HD is used to decode audio streams from video-on-demand, broadcast, and other sources. Amlogic's systems-on-a-chip are used to power multimedia, consumer devices, (More info...)

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HelloSociety Names Chief Revenue Officer
Santa Monica-based HelloSociety, which provides analytics for brands about activity on Pinterest, said yetserday that it has named Dennis Chang as Chief Revenue Officer. Chang was most recently Vice President of Advertising Sales for Turner Digital's sports and entertainment efforts. HelloSociety said Change was responsible for a team generating $60M in advertising sales revenue. Chang also has served at the Huffington Post and Thomson Reuters.

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Voxox Adds Distributor
San Diego-based cloud-based communications provider Voxox said this morning that it has added technology services distributor Telecom Brokerage, to resell its services. Voxox said that Telecom Brokerage (TBI) will offer up its business services portfolio, with a focus on SIP trunking. Voxox said that TBI has a network of more than 2,000 independent partners offering up connectivity and other products to end-user, business customers. Voxox offers cloud-based voice, video, fax, SMS messaging, PBX, (More info...)

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Gets $10M From Biogen Idec
Carlsbad-based Isis Pharmaceuticals, which is developing antisense technology for a wide range of conditions, said it has earned $10M in a milestone payment from Biogen Idec today. Isis Pharmaceuticals said the payment is associated with the validation of an undisclosed target to treat a neurological disorder. The two have multiple programs together, where Biogen Idec is tapping Isis PHarmceuticals' antisense technology.

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Safire Partners Executive Search
Safire Partners has completed 500+ retained executive searches since 2006 working with emerging businesses in Southern California. Please visit our website to see an updated list of our clients and searches completed at http://www.safirepartners.com/. We are always interested in meeting new candidates and potential clients, so feel free to email our Managing Partner, Todd Gitlin at tg@safire.la.

Key Information Systems
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TechCXO - New Los Angeles Office To Serve Technology Companies
TechCXO - New Los Angeles Office To Serve Technology Companies

TechCXO, a leading provider of C-Suite-level strategic and functional
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Los Angeles Venture Association 30th Anniversary - July 15th
Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Venture Association!

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