Thursday, January 22, 2015
Recurring Revenue Conference - February 4th - Los Angeles
Presented by Clear Capital Advisors

The subscription model – generating a continuous stream of revenue from customers – is revolutionizing business. It's key to the success of companies like Salesforce, NetSuite, Amazon, Netflix and many others. How can recurring revenues reshape the future of your business? How is the move to the Cloud accelerating change? What are investors looking for?

Come hear the answers at the RECURRING REVENUE CONFERENCE, February 4, at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, Los Angeles, 9am-5pm followed by a reception. Click here to watch a short video about the conference:

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Level Sports Looks To Help You Keep Your New Year's Fitness Goal
Was working out and improving your fitness one of your New Year's Resolutions? A new, Santa Monica-based startup, Level Sports, is hoping to help you with those efforts, by connecting you with an app to help your workout routine--and also link you up workout routines created by others. The startup, led by Tim Curran, said it recently released both iOS and Android apps which let you tap into different workouts created by athletes, trainers and celebrities. Level Sports is also running an event to (More info...)

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Snapchat Message Linked To Teen Murder
Venice-based instant messaging app developer Snapchat is at the center of a murder investigation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, after a teen allegedly stabbed and killed his girlfriend over a message sent via the service. According to reports, Matthew Joseph Fischer, 16, was angry over a message sent by Lucas Cavanaugh, 17. The issue of crime linked to new Internet and mobile services is not a new one for local companies. Most notably, MySpace faced several high profile cases in 2005 and 200 (More info...)

posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015(Full story) Partners With TripAdvisor
Hermosa Beach-based HomeExchange, which operates an online marketplace for home exchanges, said today that it has partnered with TripAdvisor, to help offer up certified reviews on its site. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. said the move will let its members access TripAdvisor's ratings and reviews directly from its website. says it has helped to facilitate over on million home exchanges, where members swap homes for vacations, exchanging time an (More info...)

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Evolve Media Buys Pet Publisher Dogtime Media
Los Angeles-based online content publisher Evolve Media said this morning that it has acquired online pet publisher Dogtime Media, the publisher of and Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Evolve Media said the two sites reach over 1.6 million users a month. Evolve Media said that Dogtime Media becomes part of Totallyher Media, the female and family focused arm of Evolve Media, due to the "largely female" readership of the sites. Dogtime Media had been founded (More info...)

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Hulu Inks Deal For New Original Series With Video Game High School Creators
Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu has inked a deal to create another new, original series for the site, with Freddie Wong and the RocketJump team, the group behind the YouTube series Video Game High School. Hulu said it is partnering with Lionsgate Television on the deal. The series will be the first, long form series for RocketJump. No details of the financial arrangement for the series were announced. Hulu said the new, Hulu Original series will include half hour comedies, with (More info...)

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TouchCommerce Wins European Electronics Retailer
Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce announced this morning that it will power a live chat program for European electronics and telecommunications retailer Dixons Carphone. TouchCommerce said it will offer up its TouchChat online customer engagement product for the Currys PC World brand in the UK, which is owned by Dixons Carphone, and will offer up live chat via desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. The deal will help customers of Currys PC World get access to technology experts while they are shopp (More info...)

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eSurface Expands In Japan
Carlsbad-based eSurface, which is developing printed circuit board (PCB) processes for the electronics industry, says it is expanding into Japan, and has formed a new Japan-based subsidiary. eSurface said its new subsidiary, eSurface KK, will be based in Yokohama, and will offer up licensing of its intellectual property to fabricators, supply chain partners and research institutions. eSurface says its process allows for the addition of conductive metal on virtually any surface, regardless of sha (More info...)

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RF Industries Buys Comnet Telecom Supply
San Diego-based RF Industries said Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of New Jersey-based Comnet Telecom Supply. The deal was worth $4.15M, and was split between $3.0M in cash and the remainder in stock, and also includes another $1.36M in potential earnout. RF Industries said that Comnet, which supplies telecommunications and data products, had revenues of approximately $9.6M for the twelve months ended October 31, 2014. Comnet Telecom Supply was owned by Robert Portera, who has jo (More info...)

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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 We are always interested in meeting new candidates and potential clients, so feel free to email our Managing Partner, Todd Gitlin at

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