Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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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FameBit Launches Original Content Effort
Los Angeles-based FameBit, which helps brands connect with YouTube influencers, has launched a new effort to create original content and shows. According to FameBit, its first series, FilterFreeTV, is a digital talk show covering the questions and answers that millennials are dealing with on a daily basis. FameBit said the show will include YouTube influencers Tiffany Ma, RJ Aguilar, Raya, and Kayla (aka ydoll). FameBit said the show is the "first of many" original digital shows it will be relea (More info...)

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Jukin Media Now On Track To $20M
Los Angeles-based viral web clips company Jukin Media says that it is now expecting this year's revenues to be closer to $20M, rather than the earlier $10M reported here Monday. According to a representative at Jukin Media, the numbers quoted in an article this week were old, and it now is expecting to surpass that number by a "substantial margin". Jukin finds and licenses viral content -- think "hero cat" -- making it far easier for television shows and others to license that viral content for (More info...)

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Tech Coast Angels: Biggest Q2 Ever For Deals
The Tech Coast Angels, Southern California's most active organized angel group,said today that it had its most active Q2, and had a record number of deals and dollars invested in the quarter. The group said it invested a total of $4,546,338 in 17 total deals in Q2 2015, the most invested since the group's inception in 1997. The TCA said that it also had a five exits in the quarter, of CRISI Medical Systems, Mindbody, Olive Medical, Thermark and WiSpry. New companies in the group's investment por (More info...)

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Maker Studios Shutting Blip
Los Angeles-based Maker Studios is shutting down Blip, the online website which had developed, produced, and distributed web series from up-and-coming creators. Maker Studios told users of Blip in an email that it will be shutting down Blip in August, and that users will need to export their videos elsewhere. Maker Studios acquired Blip in 2013, originally as an alternative to distribution of content on YouTube.

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Qualcomm Sets For Major Layoffs, To Cut 10 Percent Of Staff
San Diego-based Qualcomm is set to announce major layoffs, according to multiple reports, which say the chipmaker is planning to cut more than 10 percent of its workforce. The layoffs are expected to be announced during Qualcomm's earnings call. Qualcomm has not officially announced the layoffs yet, which are expected to hit from 3,000 to 4,000 employees.

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MicroPower Launches Training, Certification Program
San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies, which develops wireless, video surveillance systems, said yesterday that it has launched a new certification and training program for its partners. MicroPower said its online certification and training is aimed at helping resellers gain the technical expertise on its products. MicroPower said resellers who complete the course gain access to marketing collateral, presentations, and preferred pricing. MicroPower was part of the CommNexus incubator, and is b (More info...)

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Illumina Names VP
San Diego-based lifesciences equipment maker Illumina said Monday that it has named Sanjay Chikarmane as its new Senior Vice President and General Manager, of its Enterprise Informatics business. Chikarmane was most recently at SAP, and also has served at HP and BEA Systems, and has more than 20 years of experience in the business. Illumina said that Chikarmane will head up development and commercialization of products and services aimed at turning genomic data into actionable information for re (More info...)

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Safire Partners Executive Search
Safire Partners has completed 500+ retained executive searches since 2006 working with emerging businesses in Southern California. Please visit our website to see an updated list of our clients and searches completed at http://www.safirepartners.com/. We are always interested in meeting new candidates and potential clients, so feel free to email our Managing Partner, Todd Gitlin at tg@safire.la.

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