Friday, October 10, 2014
Snapchat Sees Massive Image Leak, Blames Third Party Apps
Venice-based Snapchat is facing another big crisis Friday, as word spread that at least 100,000 compromising, Snapchat photos and videos have been leaked to online hacking sites. Snapchat--in a message to its Twitter followers--blamed the use of third party apps for sending and receiving snaps, which it said violate its terms of use policy. The company said that Snapchat's servers "were never breached and were not the source of these leaks." Snapchat has already dealt with this issue before, and (More info...)

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BeLinked: How Professional Networking Can Improve Your Dating Life
What do you get when you cross Tinder with LinkedIn? You get something like BeLinked (, a dating app which uses--you guessed it--the business centric profiles of LinkedIn to match you with potential dates. We spoke with Max Fischer, CEO of the company, to learn more about how he came up with crossing the business worlds of LinkedIn with the popular world of swipe right, swipe left dating apps.

This is an interesting twist on dating, how'd you come up with the idea?

Max (More info...)

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Insights: Attracting Tech Talent to SoCal: It's Not as Hard as You Think
Think it's tough to attract talent from the Bay Area to Southern California? For our Insights and Opinions section, executive recruiter Eric Larson gives some hints on tips on how he attracts candidates to relocate here to Southern California.

The greater Los Angeles area is on a phenomenal roll in terms of movement in the tech space. We're seeing more and more public offerings; exciting activity in the music, media and entertainment space; an expanding pool of tech talent; and, more rece (More info...)

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Slacker Launches Ringtone Service For Verizon Wireless
San Diego-based music streaming service Slacker said Thursday that it has rolled out a new ringtone service for customers of Verizon Wireless, with a service called Slacker Radio Tones. According to Slacker, the new service lets users customize their phone with music from an "immense" library of songs and its radio stations, at a cost of $2.00 per month. The different songs and music available to Verizon's customers can be used both as ringtones or as ringback tones, both of which can be assigne (More info...)

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Chick Launcher Names Finalists

Chick Launcher, the local effort to help bolster women led startups, has named the five finalists for its Fast Pitch Competition, the group said this week. Chick Launcher--which is awarding $10,000 in cash, and $48,000 in professional services as part of its competition--said that Double Helix LLC, led by Leslie Kimerling; HopSkipDrive, led by Joanna McFarland; I Heart Savvy, led by Bridie Lee; PodShare, led by Elvina Beck; and Repurpose, led by Lauren Gropper, are the five finalists up for wi (More info...)

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Teledyne Wins $9.9M Contract
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies, which develops electronics instrumentation, digital imaging products, aerospace, defense, systems, and a wide range of other products and services, reported Thursday that it has scored a $9.9M contract from the U.S. Navy. According to the company, the contract comes from the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) for measurement devices used to monitor temperature and salinity at different depths of the ocean. The company says the contract covers t (More info...)

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