Monday, April 6, 2015
ScoreStream Nabs $2M For Local Sports Crowdsourcing
Wish you had someplace you could get real time updates on local and high school sports? San Diego-based ScoreStream said today that it has raised $2M in a seed financing round, to bring scores, pictures, and other information about high school and local sports online. The startup--led by technology startup vet Derrick Oien--said the funding was led by Sinclair Digital Ventures, a division of Sinclair Broadcast Group. Also participating in the funding was Avalon Ventures, New Enterprise Associate (More info...)

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Mojix Finds $14M More For RFID Technology
Los Angeles-based Mojix, a developer of long range, RFID-based sensor network technology, said this morning that it has raised $14M in a Series D financing round. The funding was led by OMERS Ventures, and also included Mercury Ventures, plus Oak Investment Partners and the company's other prior investors. As part of the funding, Mercury's Rainier Busch, OMERS' Kent Thexton, and Oak Investment Partners' Bandel Carano join the company's board. Mojix is led by Dr. Ramin Sadr. The company sells its (More info...)

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MakerSquare Opens Coding School In LA
MakerSquare, which operates coding camps and classes to help students get software jobs, is setting up a new location in Los Angeles, according to the Hack Reactor collective. The two said that MakerSquare will launch its first class on June 29th. The Hack Reactor said that it identified Los Angeles area a key area with growing needs for software engineers, across technology, entertainment and media companies, and also cited the growth of such companies as Microsoft, YouTube, Facebook and Google (More info...)

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AllSay: Using Mobile Apps To Engage Users With Decisions, with Geoff Campbell

How do you combine the world of online and mobile apps with the world of community and political decisions and discourse? Geoff Campbell, the founder of Los Angeles-based AllSay (, talked to us about how he's trying to combine the worlds of digital media—he most recently helped launch Sling TV—with his own personal, family connection to the world of politics (his family is big in Canadian politics), with the company's new app and service, which helps users connect with decision (More info...)

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Snapchat Reports Hundreds Of Subpoenas, No National Security Requests
Venice-based instant messaging service Snapchat released its first transparency report, detailing all of the legal and government demands for information from its systems, showing that the company fielded more then 375 U.S. criminal legal requests for information--via subpoenas, court orders, search warrants, and emergency orders--from November of 2014 until February of this year. Snapchat also revealed that, so far, there have been no NSA requests for information--or other wiretaps--on its serv (More info...)

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j2 Global Buys Another Nine Companies
Los Angeles-based j2 Global continues to have a ravenous appetite for acquiring companies, saying this morning that it has acquired nine companies in the first quarter of 2015. The company said it acquired RTE (Fax, France); SpamSoap (Security, USA); EmailDirect (Marketing, USA); SugarSync (Backup, USA); Dobson (Backup, USA); Omnis (Backup, Iceland); Opin (Backup, Iceland); iDrift (Backup, Norway); and BackupSystems (Backup, Denmark), all in the last quarter. Financial details of the various acq (More info...)

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ChowNow Connects Into Google Wallet
Los Angeles-based online ordering and marketing software developer ChowNow, which is led by Chris Webb, said this morning that it has partnered with Google to add support for Google Wallet to its platform. ChowNow said it has updated all of its client ordering apps to include Google Wallet, at no additional cost to its restaurant clients. ChowNow develops software which makes it easy for restaurants to take orders from their website, Facebook, and custom iOS and Android apps. The company recent (More info...)

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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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