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Hairdoo Brings Haircuts On Demand To LA
Los Angeles, which appears to be the capital of on-demand, mobile phone driven services (Uber-for-almost anything), has yet another entry into the on-demand personal services market: Hairdoo, a startup which says it can connect users with a haircut as soon as an hour from booking. According to Hairdoo, the service is launching first in Los Angeles, and runs on iOS and will soon be on Android. The company says that, for $45 a haircut, users can book an immediate appoointment with certified barber (More info...)

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Amplify.LA Kicks Off Fundraising For Third Fund, Amplify.LA Capital III
Venice, California-based startup accelerator Amplify.LA has kicked off fundraising for a third fund, Amplify.LA Capital III, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. The filing indicates the accelerator is targeting $10.0M in funding for the third fund. Amplify.LA is an investor in a host of LA startups, including HelloTech, StackSocial, Vadio, Gem, and many others. The accelerator recently had a high profile exit, in mapping technology developer Mapsense, which was acquired by Apple in S (More info...)

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Glaukos Settles Patent Suit
Laguna Hills-based medical device maker Glaukos said this morning that it has entered into a settlement of a patent lawsuit with Transcend Medical. According to the company, it has agreed not to sue Transcend for patent infringement related to Transcend's CyPass Micro-Stent devices. In exchange, it said Transcend will pay the company 1% of future net sales, via quarterly payments, up to a maximum amount of $6M. The two had been scheduled to go to trial on November 2nd. Glaukos develops medical d (More info...)

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Tongal Connects With Facebook
Los Angeles-based Tongal, which provides crowdsourced content for brands, agencies, studios, and others by tapping into a network of independent filmmakers, said Thursday that it has been selected as a Facebook Marketing Partner, specifically in the content marketing area. Tongal operates a crowdsourced studio, where marketers and others propose projects--ads, stories, short films, and other videos--and allows its pool of film makers and other creatives to work on those ideas, ultimately creatin (More info...)

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socalTECH 50: Last Day For Reader Nominations!

It's the last day for open, reader nominations for our annual list of the top 50 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California's technology industry. We are looking to identify the individuals here in the technology industry, across all sectors, who are most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit or to influence the industry in a significant way. Do you think you know someone who fits the bill? If you'd like to nominate an individual (not company) for this award, tod (More info...)

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Museum's Weekend Festival Focuses On NASA, Space Exploration
A three day festival, focused on NASA and space exploration, is running at the California Science Center through the weekend, according to the museum. According to the Center, which is centrally located in Los Angeles, its three day festival, Space Fest, runs from today through November 1st, and will feature a host of displays from NASA and demonstrations all focused on aeronautics and space exploration, talks from scientists and a NASA astronaut, and more. The California Science Center is home (More info...)

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OneRoof Energy Names COO
San Diego-based residential solar services and financing provider OneRoof Energy has named Brian Alexson as its new Chief Operating Officer, according to the company. Alexson was previously CEO of CS operating inc., and also had served at Verengo Solar, ServiceMaster, and Terminix. OneRoof Energy provides solar installation services and lease and PPA financing to the residential market.

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