Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Cornerstone OnDemand Names Etsy CFO To Board
Santa Monica-based talent management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand said Wednesday that it has added Kristana Salen, the Chief Financial Officer of Etsy, to its board of directors. Salen has been CFO of Etsy since January of 2013; she previously also served at Fidelity Investments. Cornerstone OnDemand cited Salen's financial and operational experience, as well as familiarity of today's technology landscape for the appointment. Salen replaces venture capitalist Byron Deeter of Bessemer (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014(Full story) Adds Premium Tier, Text-To-Speech
Los Angeles-based online education site has launched a new, premium membership tier, and also launched a new text-to-speech tool for its online studying and flashcard site. said that it has launched Cram Premium, which will give students and ad-free experience while they study, which will let users access the site ad-free for $5 a month. Separately, said it has launched a new audio tool providing text-to-speech for flashcards, supporting 18 languages. is now o (More info...)

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Common Interest Communities Finds $10M
Los Angeles-based Common Interest Communities, a developer of kiosks and communications systems aimed at student housing, said today that it has raised $10M in a private placement. Source of the funding as not announced. The company said it installs and operates custom, touchscreen consoles in buildings and housing units for students. Those touchscreens are installed in every student's room, and offer up high definition cameras, social apps, and more. The company is led by Philip Marley.

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Jammcard Launches Social Network For Musicians
Los Angeles-based Jammcard said this morning that it has launched a new, social networking site specifically for professional and amateur musicians. The startup, which is led by Elmo Lovano, said it provides a platform where
artists can present or share their repertoire and abilities, and network with others in the business. Jammcard said its features including ability to promote gigs; share music; communicate with other musicians; and more.

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RFaxis Ties With Smart Home Chip Maker
Irvine-based RFaxis, the developer of wireless semiconductors, reports a design win this morning with GreenPeak Technologies, a developer of smart home and home automation chipsets. RFaxis said that GreenPeak has incorporated its ZIgBee/ISM RF Front End IC (RFeIC) to tie together with its own, ZigBee systems-on-a-chip. The two are delivering a reference design for developers using their respective technology. The RFaxis chip provides all of the RF functions needed to support IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee (More info...)

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