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Kixer Acquired By Lakana
Los Angeles-based Kixer, an advertising technology developer focused on mobile advertising, has been acquired by LAKANA, a developer of content management software based in Minnesota. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Kixer was venture backed by Lowercase Capital, TenOneTen, as well as angels. The company was founded by Keith Bonnici, Omar Nicola, and Jake Moilanen.

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GameSalad Launches Standalone HTML5 Game Tool
Los Angeles- and Austin-based videogame software tool company GameSalad announced this morning that it has launched a new, standalone HTML5 publishing platform. The new tool lets its developers generate HTML5, server-ready, packaged games, which can easily be embedded in websites and shared on Miniclip, GameJolt, and elsewhere. The first title published using the new standalone HTML5 tool is Code Black, a new videogame from CBS to support its new television show of the same name.

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How Skurt Is Hoping To Revolutionize The Rental Car Experience
If you've ever flown into Los Angeles International Airport—or pretty much any other, major airport--on a busy, holiday weekend, you might be familiar with the sometime hours long lines at rental car counters, horrible customer service, and companies looking to nickel and dime you with all kinds of add on insurance and options. Enter Los Angeles startup Skurt (, which launched yesterday, is hoping to change that experience into something completely different, by applying the on- (More info...)

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Radical.FM Launches New Music Sharing Service, RadCasting
Venice, California-based Radical.FM, the Internet radio service led by Thomas McAlvey, has launched a new service called RadCasting. According to Radical.FM, the new service lets users tune into other users, or broadcast their own music stations, even while they are mobile. The new service centers on users creating their own, personal "stations", which features a user's own playlist of music. Radical.FM said the new service runs on iOS, Android, and all major desktop browsers.

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Semtech Deploys Low Power, Wide Area Network With Orange
Camarillo-based semiconductor manufacturer Semtech reports this morning that it is deploying its LoRA, low power wide area network technology with French telecom operator Orange, as part of a "smart city" deployment. Semtech said Orange will use its LoRa products to connect lower power sensors in a smart city application across France. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed.

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Newegg, Intel Launch New Website, Intel Unlocked
Los Angeles-based Newegg and Intel said late Tuesday that the two have launched a new, e-commerce site focused on promoting Intel products and technology, called Intel Unlocked. The new site features content around Intel-powered products, particularly in the area of gaming focused PCs. According to the two, the new site allows the companies to create an "ongoing social conversation" with its customers.

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Teledyne Names New COO
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne said today that it has named Al Pichelli as its Chief Operating Officer. Pichelli was already at Teledyne, serving as Executive Vice President, and had headed up its Instrumentation and Aerospace and Defense Electronics business. He now will also head up the company's Digital Imaging and Engineered Systems segments. Pichelli replaces Rex Geveden, who the company says has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Teledyne said Pichelli has been an employee of Teledyne f (More info...)

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