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Kareo Buys DoctorBase
Irvine-based Kareo, the developer of cloud-based, medical office management software which is led by Dan Rodrigues, announced today that it has acquired DoctorBase, a developer of medical practice marketing and patient communications software. Financial terms of the buy were not dissclosed. Kareo said it will use the buy to add
adds marketing and patient communications functionality to its products. Kareo also said the acquisition would help its expands its presence in the San Francico Bay Area (More info...)

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DogVacay Lets The Inner Cat Out
It looks like the dog lovers over at Los Angeles-based DogVacay are also now letting cats into their life. DogVacay announced today that it will begin offering up links to cat sitters, as it expands its service beyond dogs. According to DogVacay, it has launched CatVacay, a new service which connects people with cat sitters, who will drop in to check on your cat, or even stay overnight in your home to watch your feline. Like the company's dog sitting marketplace, the new service lets pet owners (More info...)

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White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire

The White House has named Los Angeles as one of 21 communities around the nation which are part of a new technology job and training effort called TechHire, the administration announced Monday. According to President Obama, the new initiative will help to provide a "pathway to the middle class" for workers, by helping to train them to meet the needs for well paying technology jobs. The White House said that the effort in Los Angele is being led by a regional consortium called the Los Angeles H (More info...)

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Independa Raises $6M
San Diego-based Independa, a developer of remote care technology aimed at the senior care market, said today that it has raised $6M in a Series B funding round. The new round came from City Hill Ventures. Independa, which is ledby Kian Saneii, said the new funding will go to accelerate its market expansion, plus fund new product development. Independa's products including an interactive television called the Independa TV, which includes embedded picture sharing, messaging, video chat, calendar (More info...)

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RadPad Links Into Apple Pay, Lets Renters Pay Rent Using Their iPhone
Los Angeles-based rental marketplace RadPad said late Monday that it has started supporting Apple Pay, letting renters pay their rent using the new Apple payment method. RadPad said the company's rent splitting and payment system supports the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the new Apple Watch. RadPad is led by Jonathan Eppers, and only recently launched its app to help renters to pay their rent using a credit or debit card, rather than cash or check. The startup is backed by SG VC, L.P., Social (More info...)

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Boingo Wireless In Wi-Fi Offload Deal With Major Carrier
Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless reports that it has signed a major, U.S. tier one wireless carrier in a Wi-Fi offload agreement. Name of the carrier was not announced, nor were financial terms of the deal, however, Boingo said that the deal will offload Wi-Fi on 40 million handsets using Boingo's network in 2015. Boingo said the Wi-Fi offload deal will automatically connect a user's mobile phone to its networks--without user intervention--to offload traffic data on the un-named carrier's cellu (More info...)

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SOA Software Becomes Akana
Los Angeles-based SOA Software said this morning that it has renamed the company to Akana, as it has broadened its software base. According the company, which is led by Paul Gigg, the name change comes as the company has expanded beyond its roots in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services, and now addresses API management, cloud integration, DevOps, and other enterprise software areas. The name change is actually the second for the company, which changed its name to SOA Software in (More info...)

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Kurion Sets New President
Irvine-based Kurion, the developer of nuclear waste management technology, said today that it has named Jacques Besnainou as its new President. Besnainou was previously at nuclear services company AREVA, and also had served at Ecobilan. Kurion says Besnainou is based in Washington, D.C., and has been advising the company since mid-2014. Kurion is best known for applying its nuclear waste technology to the cleanup at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and Hanford.

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Vixlet Names Former GM CEO As Advisor
Los Angeles-based Vixlet, a startup developing a social networking site linked to sports leagues, teams, and entertainment companies, said this morning that it has named former General Motors Chairman and CEO Daniel "Dan" Akerson as a special advisor to the company. Akerson is currently Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Board of Directors of The Carlyle Group, and also has served at MCI Communications, General Instruments, Nextel Communications, and XO Communications. Vixlet is led by Lis (More info...)

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Resonant Signs New Customer For RF Technology
Santa Barbara-based Resonant, which is developing radio frequency filer technology for mobile front-ends, said yesterday afternoon that it has signed a second customer for its technology. Name of the customer was not disclosed. Resonant said it would not disclose the customer name nor the band that the filter will be developed for due to the competitive nature of the industry. The company said the customer is developing a duplexer aimed at RF front-end manufacturers and mobile device OEMs. Reson (More info...)

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