Monday, March 30, 2015
Study: Talking, Texting, Singing Behind Many Teen Crashes
A new study--driven by data collected by San Diego's Lytx--finds that talking, texting, and
singing and moving to music are among the most common fof distraction leading up to crashed by teen drivers. The study, released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, used videos of teen drivers provided by Lytx, to identify the distraction that led to crashes by teen drivers. The study found that Interacting with one or more passengers led with 15 percent of crashes; cell phone use was linked to 12 (More info...)

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SERVIZ Gets Giant New Competitor:
Sherman Oaks-based SERVIZ, the home services marketplace founded by former ReachLocal head Zorik Gordon, has a giant new competitor as of this morning: According to, it has launched a brand new service called Amazon Home Services, which will offer up access to home service providers in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, along with other areas. The new Amazon service is a direct competitor to SERVIZ, which also offers up access, purchase, and scheduling (More info...)

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Auspex Pharmaceuticals Acquired By Teva For $3.2 Billion
La Jolla-based biopharmaceuticals developer Auspex Pharmaceuticals has agreed to be acquired by Israeli biotech firm Teva Pharmaceuticals, in a deal worth $3.2 billion in cash. The two said that Teva will pay $101.00 per shar in cash for Auspexx Pharmaceuticals. Auspex develops drugs aimed at Huntington's disease, tardive dyskinesia, and Tourette syndrome. Teva is being advised by Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Goodwin Proctor LLP in the deal; Auspex is being advised by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and (More info...)

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MaxLinear Gets Brazilian Cert
Carlsbad-based radio frequency chip maker MaxLinear said today that it has received a certification in Brazil, which gives it access to an upcoming government subsidy program in that county. According to MaxLinear, its MxL683 ISDB-T receiver has been been certified for immunity to LTE interference, a requirement in Brazil, where LTE uplink frequencies and digital television signals are immediately next to each other--a high probability of interface. LTE in Brazil is at 703MHz, ISDB-T is at 698Mh (More info...)

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Factual Adds Thirteen New Partners
Los Angeles-based Factual has added thirteen new partners who are working directly with businesses and brands to update their data in Factual's giant database-in-the-sky of retail locations and businesses. According to Factual, those trusted data providers have access to ensure their data is represented accurately in Factual. Among the new providers is LA's YP; other providers include Connectivity ICE Portal, Local Market Launch, Localistico, MetaLocator, Milestone Internet Marketing, NavAds, se (More info...)

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Guidance Links EnCase With Dropbox
Pasadena-based Guidance Software, the developer of the EnCase electronics discovery and digital forensics software, said today that it has integrated its product with Dropbox for Business. The company said the move will make it the first company with e-discovery capabilities for Dropbox for Business customers. EnCase said the move allows businesses to have visibility into employees' Dropbox accounts, especially in the case of litigation or compliance requirements.

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Shuttlerock Powers Yogi Surprise
Los Angeles-based Shuttlerock, which develops visual marketing software, said that subscription yoga company Yogi Surprise has selected the company to power their visual marketing efforts. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. The companies said that Shuttlerock's platform allows Yogi Surprise to share subscriber photos on social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Shuttlerock raised its Series A and moved its headquarters to LA in September.

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KeyInfo, Wilcon:Fiber Ring Connectivity For LA and Ventura County
Key Information Systems, Inc. (KeyInfo), a leading cloud and infrastructure provider offering integrated solutions to enterprises, has announced the launch of its dedicated fiber ring built in partnership with Wilcon, the premier West Coast provider of private fiber optic networks. The KeyInfo fiber ring brings high-speed, private connectivity to businesses in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Because of its characteristic high security, fiber is an ideal choice for industries with highly regulated or sensitive data requirements. Organizations in the healthcare, financial, retail and government verticals can depend on Wilcon’s absolute physical layer security to protect the data in transit.

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