Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Oblong Finds $15M More
Los Angeles-based Oblong, which is developing user interface technology aimed at business collaboration -- and whose technology was the inspiration for the UI in Minority Report-- has raised $15.0M more in funding. Details on that funding have not been announced by the company, but were disclosed earlier this month in a regulatory filing. Oblong is led by John Underkoffler.

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Newegg Ramps Out Outreach To Video Gamers
City of Industry-based technology retailer Newegg said Wednesday that it has made a major update to its GameCrate website, which provides content and information to video game enthusiasts. The site offers up news and reviews of games, hardware, and other video game products; coverage of video gaming events; video content and trailers, and more. Newegg said the latest update revamp its video section, streamline its front page, and includes a new calendar of upcoming events. Newegg says GameCrate' (More info...)

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Tillster Links With PayPal
Los Angeles-based Tillster, the digital ordering and marketing system and software developer led by Perse Faily, said Wednesday that it is in a deal with PayPal. Tillster said it will add PayPal's payment options in its branded mobile applications, as well across its branded and owned assets. The deal means that Tillster's restaurant clients--who include Boston Market, Burger King, California Pizza Kitchen, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Domino's, Jack in the Box, KFC, and many others--can offer up (More info...)

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Once High Flying Ouya On Block, Says Reports
Once highflying Santa Monica-based gaming console developer Ouya is on the block, after the company tripped a debt covenant from one of its investors, according to a report. The report, from Fortune, says that Mesa Global is managing the sale process for the venture backed company, which had received funding from Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield and Shasta Ventures. OUYA is led by Julie Ehrman. The company had gained attention from a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter back in 2012 f (More info...)

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Hulu Inks Deal For Seinfeld
Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu said this morning that it has scored the streaming rights to Seinfeld, to all episodes of the sitcom. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Hulu disclosed the deal at its annual Hulu Upfront presentation in New York, where Jerry Seinfeld announced the deal with Hulu onstage. In addition to the Seinfeld streaming deal, Hulu also said it has inked a new, multi-year agreement with AMC, which gives the site access to future programing f (More info...)

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Seven Lakes Technologies Raises $20M
Westlake Village-based Seven Lakes Technologies, a developer of enterprise software for the oil and gas industry, raised $20M in a Series A funding round earlier this year. The funding came from Carrick Capital Partners. Seven Lakes Technologies developers enterprise workflow and analytics software for the oil and gas exploration and production industries. The company was founded in 2009, and is led by Shiva Rajagopalan. The funding, although announced in March, has not been widely covered. Jim (More info...)

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Progenity Buys Carmenta Bioscience
San Diego-based Progenity, which provides complex molecular and specialized diagnostic testing services, announced this morning that it has acquired Carmenta Bioscience, a developer of diagnostics for preeclampsia. Financial terms of the deal were not announced by the companies. Progenity said that Carmenta's CEO, Matthew Cooper, Ph.D., has been named as its Chief Scientific Officer.

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eHarmony In Second Phase of Major IT Refresh
Santa Monica-based eHarmony the online matchmaking site, said Tuesday that it has completed the second phase of a major, IT refresh at the company. eHarmony said that its service is now built on top of Hadoop 2.0, allowing the company to scale out its services with Big Data analytics, new data models, and more matches for users. eHarmony has been in a major refresh of its servie since 2013, when founder Dr. Neil Clark Warren returned to the company, launching a major marketing initiative, revamp (More info...)

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Enviance Buys Remedy Interactive
Carlsbad-based Enviance>, the dveloper of cloud-based software aimed at the environmental, health, and safety market, has acquired Remedy Interactive, a developer of loud-based ergonomic and safety management software. Remedy Interactive is based in Sausalito, California. Financial detailsof the acquisition were not announced. Enviance--which was acquired by Battery Ventures in February--said the buy will help bolster its product portfolio. Enviance is led by David Muse.

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Carlsbad-based, which operates an online site offering up resources for businesses, said it has named a new VP of Sales--and completed an overhaul of its website. The company, which is now owned by JMI Equity, said it named Rick Szatkowski as its new VP of Sales. Szatkowski had previously served at such companies as Autobytel,, Miva, and AdKnowledge. is led by Tony Uphoff. The company and sitewas acquired by San Diego-based Resource Nation / JMI Equity back in (More info...)

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