Friday, May 22, 2015
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Companion Medical Raises $3M For Bluetooth-Enabled Insulin Delivery System
San Diego-based Companion Medical, a developer of a Bluetooth- and smartphone app-enabled insulin delivery system for diabetics, has raised $3M in a Series B funding, the company said this week. The funding came from Eli Lilly & Company. Companion Medical, which is led by Sean Saint, develops an "insulin pen" which is Bluetooth enabled, and connects to a smartphone app, to deliver insulin to patients when needed.

posted on Friday, May 22, 2015(Full story)

DIRECTV Launches Streaming TV App For Kids
El Segundo-based satellite television service DIRECTV has launched a new, iOS application which lets kids view its content for free on their iOS device--as long as families are already subscribers to the service. According to DIRECTV, its new DIRECTV Kids App runs on the Apple iPhone and iPad, and lets children stream hundreds of children's shows and kid-friendly movies anytime, at no extra charge. The kid friendly app provides on demand access to content from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, HBO, (More info...)

posted on Friday, May 22, 2015(Full story)

RealD Files Patent Infringement Suit In Europe
Los Angeles-based 3D movie projection technology developer RealD has filed a patent infringement suit in Paris, saying that a 3D manufacturer and cinema operator are infringing upon a European patent. RealD did not name the manufacturer and cinema operator. The company said the lawsuit was filed with the Paris First Instance Court, and covers European patent
patent No. 2067066, entitled "Polarization Conversion Systems for Stereoscopic Projection". That patent was issued in ovember of 2014.

posted on Friday, May 22, 2015(Full story)

Demand Media Shuffles Execs
Santa Monica-based Demand Media has had another shuffle in its executive ranks, saying late Thursday that it has named Brian Pike, currently its Chief Technology Officer, to the role of Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Demand Media said that Julie Campistron, who had been Executive Vice President, Media, will step down from the company, with Scott Boecker, Executive Vice President, Marketplaces, also leaving the company. Pike had joined Demand Media in November of 2014 from Rubicon Project (More info...)

posted on Friday, May 22, 2015(Full story)

Core Innovation Capital Backs Ripple Labs
Los Angeles-based fintech venture investor Core Innovation Capital has made another investment, this time in San Francisco-based payment technology developer Ripple Labs. Ripple announced the investment earlier this week, saying it had raised $28M for its real time payments technology for the finance and banking industry. Investors in the round included Los Angeles-based Core Innovation, along with IDG Capital partners, CME Group, and Seagate, AME Cloud Ventures, ChinaRock Capital Management, C (More info...)

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Finalists Announced! EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015
Buy your tickets now to see who will take home top honors at this year’s
Greater Los Angeles Awards Gala on June 16, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton

Recognized globally in 145 cities and 60 countries, the EY Entrepreneur
Of The Year Awards honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire
others with their vision, leadership and achievement. These business
leaders were selected by an independent panel of judges.

Collectively, these 24 finalist companies employ close to 17,000 people.
On average, they have increased their workforce by more than 63% and have
grown their revenues by 81% over the last two years.

To see the full list of finalists and purchase tickets for the Awards
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