Monday, April 13, 2015
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Dubb Launches Marketplace For Creatives, Finds Funding
Are you a photographer, interior designer, event planner, or other creative freelancer? Los Angeles-based Dubb, a new, angel-backed startup, has launched a new, mobile marketplace to help you find customers. According to Dubb, its new, mobile marketplace is aimed at both professional and semi-professionals, and helps creative professionals post listing of their services, and helps buyers browse and search for those services, handling everything from instant chat and payment. The mobile marketpla (More info...)

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Upfront's DataSift Hit By Twitter Shift

DataSift, the social data API and analytics firm which is heavily backed by LA's Upfront Ventures, has been hit by a major change by Twitter, which is totally cutting off access to its data via DataSift. According to Twitter, it is looking to create "direct" relationships with its data partners, and is shutting off access to third party data providers--including DataSift. Twitter said that, instead, anyone needing its fire hose of data should go through Gnip, the social data provider which Twi (More info...)

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Is the world ready for another event management software provider? San Diego's ( thinks so, saying it is prepared to create a new platform—built in the social and mobile age—designed to help manage all kinds of events, in a way which has been completely overlooked by the incumbent event registration and management providers. Gregg Parise, the CEO of the company, sat down to talk to us about the company's launch. Gregg also spoke to us about how the move of Active Net (More info...)

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Surf Air Plans Expansion: Four New Cities, More Planes
Los Angeles-based membership airline Surf Air is planning an expansion into four new cities, saying over the weekend that it will add Santa Rosa, Monterey, Sacramento, and Palm Springs to its routes, and also plans to double its fleet and frequency of flights. Surf Air said it will have 13 planes and up to 90 daily dates by the end of the year. The airline charges $1,750 per month for its membership plans, which allows members to fly as much as they want, and skipping the long lines and security (More info...)

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Ichor Medical Systems Gets $85M From Janssen Pharmaceuticals
San Diego-based Ichor Medical Systems, which is working on developing treatments for hepatitis B, said this morning that it will receive up to $85M in an upfront payment, R&D support, and development and sales milestones from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a part of a product development collaboration and worldwide license agreement. The company said the deal, which was facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the two will work together to develop and commercialize DNA-based vaccine products for t (More info...)

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DTS Inks Deal With Alibaba
Calabasas-based audio technology developer DTS said today that it has inked with a unit of Alibaba Group, to offer up its DTS-HD sound technology in a set top box. Financial impact of the win was not announced. DTS said its DTS-HD sound technology will be used in the Tmall Box, a new set-top-box operated by the digital entertainment unit of Alibaba Group. That box offers up online video streaming, pay TV, music, video games, and other entertainment to Chinese consumers.

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