Thursday, July 21, 2016
Guardian Circle Taps Your Social Network For Help In A Crisis
Just having one of those days, when you need some help--ie your car broke down, you can't get to daycare to pick up your child, you've got a medical emergency? Marina Del Rey-based Guardian Circle says it has the app for you--a new app which lets you connect with your own personal network of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and others, who can get you out of a bind. The new take on personal safety apps says that it lets users create a real-time network of people, who can respond to variou (More info...)

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Impinj Sees Surge In IPO
Impinj, the developer of RFID chips and products which has operations in Orange County, saw a surge in its IPO this morning, and was trading around $17.24 in morning trading--up more than 23 percent from its $14.00 per share debut. Impinj priced its IPO last night, selling 4,800,000 shares of its common stock at $14.00 per share last night. The company now trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as PI. The company is venture backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Polaris Partners, Madrona Venture Gr (More info...)

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Tinder Launches Group Organization, Dating Features
Los Angeles-based Tinder said today that it has launched a new feature for its app, called Tinder Social, which will let its users plan group dates and get togethers. Tinder says its new platform is aimed at helping its users to plan their night out, letting users see who else is going out during an evening, what they are doing, and connect with other groups who have plans. Tinder said that users have to "unlock" the new feature in order to see it, and that users will only see other friends who (More info...)

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WeDo Gets $1M For To Do List App
Santa Barbara-based WeDo, a new startup developing social, to-do list apps, has raised $1M in a funding from angel investors, the company said this morning. The startup--founded by Spencer Shulem and Raad Mobrem--lets users track tasks, get reminders, and even collaborate on lists with other people. Name of the angels were not announced. Mobrem is a serial entrepreneur, who was the founder of Lettuce, which he sold to Intuit in 2014; Shulem is a 21-year old Mac software developer. WeDo says it l (More info...)

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Jukin Media Launches Marketplace For Viral Videos
Los Angeles-based Jukin Media has launched a new, online marketplace to let marketers, advertisers, TV producers, digital publishers, and others license viral content, the company said on Wednesday. Jukin--which helps obtain clearance and rights to viral and trending videos--said its marketplace features more than 30,000 user generated videos available for licensing. Jukin Media is known for its licensing of such viral clips as "Hero Cat" and others. The company said its new marketplace site let (More info...)

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New Podcast Covers Manufacturing, Entrepreneurs In LA
A new podcast, hosted by technology entrepreneur and technology evangelist Kristina "Z" Holly, has launched in Los Angeles, covering entrepreneurship and manufacturing, as part of the MAKE IT IN LA initiative from Mayor Eric Garcetti. The Art of Manufacturing podcast's first three episodes includes interviews with Karl Kani of Urban Streetwear; Eric Ellestad of Local Roots; and Kabira Stokes, the head of an electronics recycling company which specifically looks to hire ex-prison offenders. Holly (More info...)

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Crown Bioscience Expands In San Diego
Crown Bioscience, a provider of drug discovery and development services, said this morning that it has expanded in San Diego, creating a new "Center of Excellence for Oncology" in the city. The company said the expansion comes due to increased demand for oncology research studies. Crown Bio said it has tripled its facility space in San Diego to 22,000 square feet, which meet Biosafety Level 2 requirements. The company is focused on oncology and metabolic disease research.

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