Friday, August 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 Wilconís absolute physical layer security to protect the data in transit.

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Squeegy Launches On-Demand Car Washes In LA
Tired of driving around a dusty, dirt encrusted car, but too darn busy to find a car wash? Los Angeles-based Squeegy has recently launched into the market, with an on-demand, car wash service--currently serving the west side. Squeegy--which says it uses an eco-friendly method of washing cars, which saves around 40-100 gallons of water per car wash--lets users from Santa Monica to Westchester and East to Culver City order up an on-demand car wash, starting at $29.00--all requested via the company (More info...)

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Ranker Creates New Video Division, Adds To Team
Los Angeles-based crowdsourced ranking site Ranker announced Friday that it has opened up a new video division, Ranker Video, as well as added a few key hires at the company. According to Ranker, it has named Inger Lund Carter--formerly Yahoo! Front Page Editorial Director--as its Vice President, Content and Programming, and named David Cohn--formerly of Askmen and Crave Online--as Executive Vice President, Sales. Cohn will be based in New York, at a new office for the company. Carter previously (More info...)

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QLogic Swaps Out CEO
Aliso Viejo-based storage networking products maker QLogic is in a major, executive shakeup this morning, saying that its CEO, Prasad Rampalli, has resigned. According to QLogic, it has named Christine King as Executive Chairman, and Jean Hu as Acting CEO of the company. King has been a member of QLogic's board since 2013, and was previously CEO of Standard Microsystems Corporation and AMI Semiconductor. Hu has been SVP and CFO of QLogic since 2011. The company said that Hu will continue to act (More info...)

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All's Fair In Love and War: Textpert's Love and Texting Advisor

In the dating world today, your ability (or inability) to text someone with the right words can be the difference between a hot date, and no date at all. However, what if you're no good with texting your potential date, and wooing them so they actually will go out with you? A new, Los Angeles startup, Textpertapp ( has created a new app, where you can crowdsource your texts--and love advice--next time you are trying to woo that potential date. We caught up with co-founder Ra (More info...)

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Pledgeling Gets Win At Swagbucks
Los Angeles-based Pledgeling, the charity donation startup led by James Citron, has scored a win with fellow Los Angeles startup Swagbucks. According to the two, Swagbucks is using Pledgeling to manage its employee giving, as part of a program where Swagbucks gives each of its employees $50 to donate to the charity of their choice. The companies said that the funds are credited directly to an employee's Pledgeling wallet, to let the individual donate to multiple charities through Pledgeling's mo (More info...)

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DealerSocket Buys Product Line From Dealertrack
San Clemente-based DealerSocket, which develops software for auto dealers, said Thursday that it has acquired the Inventory+ business of Dealertrack. the two said that DealerSocket will pay approximately $55M in cash for the business line. Inventory+ is used by car dealers to manage their automotive inventory. The deal also includes Dealertrack's eCarlist websites, as well as the team behind the business line. The transaction is related, and contingent upon, a separate acquisition of Dealertrac (More info...)

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