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Tinder Hits The Web With Tinder Online
Los Angeles-based mobile dating service Tinder has finally hit the web, with a new web version of its software, Tinder Online, the service said today. According to Tinder, it is initially rolling out its web-based version in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, and Sweden, with eventual plans to make it available elsewhere. The company said the new version helps address issues with using Tinder in places that don't have 4G, mobile phones that don't have enough memo (More info...)

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AeroVironment Links With Smart Grid Software Developer
Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment, which develops both electric vehicle chargers as well as unmanned aerial vehicles, said on Tuesday that it has linked with smart grid charging technology developer eMotorWerks. The two said they will integrate eMotorWerks Juicenet smart-grid EV charging platform into Aerovironment's line of EV charging solutions. Financial details of the deal were not announced. AeroVironment provides its chargers both to OEMs, as well as directly to consumers. The two t (More info...)

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Hulu Links With Telemundo, Sony For Spanish Language Content
Santa Monica-based streaming television provider Hulu said this morning that it has reached new multi-year agreements with both Telemundo and Sony Pictures Television, to add Spanish language programming to the service. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Hulu said the deal includes hundreds of episodes of popular telenovelas, films, and Spanish language programming from Telemundo, and a selection of telenovelas and teleseries from Sony Pictures Television.

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VIZIO Rolls Out Low Cost 4K TVs
Irvine-based Vizio, the manufacturer of flat panel televisions and other electronics, has rolled out a new set of smart TVs, including a 4K enabled, 42-inch smart TV for $420, a 55-inch smart TV for only $590, and $900 for a 65-inch version. The 4K priving on Vizio's new D-Series Smart TVs are substantially lower than the existing 4K television market. VIZIO is offering up the new TVs online, and also through retailers such as Walmart, Sam's Club, Target, and Best Buy. VIZIO's new lineup also in (More info...)

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SpaceX Gears Up For Historic Launch Of Reused Rocket
Los Angeles area rocket and spacecraft developer SpaceX is gearing up for what might be a historic first launch of a reused rocket stage, as it gets set to launch the SES-10 satellite into space. SpaceX said that it has completed static launch tests on a Falcon 9 on Monday, as it aims for a launch on Thursday. SpaceX is attempting to use the same first stage booster it used in its first at-sea landing in the launch, and again attempt to return that booster to earth for future use. The ability to (More info...)

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Clearlake Capital Completes NetDocuments Acquisition
Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital said it has completed its acquisition of secure cloud-based document management software developer NetDocuments. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. NetDocuments is baesd in Utah, and provides content management software specifically for th elegal industry, focused on security and compliance.

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Teledyne Completes $789M e2v Acquisition
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and UK-based e2v technologies plc said today that the two have completed the $789M acquisition of e2v by Teledyne. The deal had been announced in December. e2v develops machine vision products, including image sensors and custom cameras and applications. The company also develops imaging sensors and arrays for the space industry, radio frequency components for the healthcare, industrial, and defense market, plus high reliability semiconducto (More info...)

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SteelHouse Hires New CTO, CMO
Los Angeles-based advertising software developer SteelHouse is in major executive expansion mode, saying late Monday that it has named Boris Bronshteyn as its Chief Technology Officer, and David U. Simon as its Chief Marketing Officer. It also has promoted Chris Innes to Chief Operating Officer. Bronshteyn was most recently VP of Technology at Target Media Partners, and also served at PSI Services; he's also a member of the Pasadena Angels. Smin was previously Chief Marketing Officer at SocialFl (More info...)

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Raken Joins Facebook Start Accelerate
San Diego-based Raken, the software startup backed by Rincon Venture Partners, Eniac Ventures, and Spider Capital, said this morning that it has joined Facebook's Start Accelerate program. The Facebook program helps startup with scaling and integrating Facebook into their applications. Raken develops software for construction compliance and reporting. Raken just announced a $2M funding round in December.

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Spireon Names SVP Sales
Irvine-based telematics developer Spireon announced this morning that it has promoted Reggie Ponsford to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales, for its Automotive Solutions group. Ponsford was previously Vice President of National Accounts. He previously was the principal owner of Enfotrace, which Spireon acquired in 2011; he also served at CalAmp, Aircept, and Teletrac.

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