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Ground Control Aims At Voice Activated Entertainment, Backed By CAA

Los Angeles- and Vancouver-based Ground Control, a new startup led by LA technology veteran Mike Macadaan, said on Wednesday that it has launched with the backing of the Creative Artists Agency. According to the startup, is is developing "voice-activ.....»»

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Clearlake Capital Sells Syncsort, Vision Solutions For $1.26 Billion

Irvine-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital has sold two enterprise software companies it owns, Syncsort Incorporated and Vision Solutions, to fellow private equity investor Centerbridge Partners, in a deal worth $1.26 billion. According t.....»»

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Mojiit Adds Apple Co-Founder Wozniak As Advisor

Los Angeles-based emoji startup Mojiit said on Wednesday that it has added Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as an advisor to the company. Mojiiit--which has yet to launch its product--says it is developing 3D "hologram emojis" which can be projected an.....»»

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NextGen Healthcare Completes EagleDream Acquisition

Irvine-based NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, which is owned by Quality Systems, says it has completed its previously announced acquisition of EagleDream Health, a software analytics developer. Financial details of the buy have not been announ.....»»

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Fullscreen, AT&T Tie On Anti-Hate Campaign

In a well timed effort, Los Angeles-based Fullscreen and AT&T--which is expanding its operations significantly in LA--have launched a new part of its campaign to encourage "positivity and kindness"> in online conversations. According to AT&T and Ful.....»»

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Impact Health Becomes JOANY

Los Angeles-based JOANY, a local startup which uses big data, machine learning and predictive modeling to recommend insurance to consumers, said on Wednesday that it has renamed itself from its prior brand, Impact Health. The company--which recently.....»»

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MUMO Aims At Shared Music, Listening

Los Angeles-based MUMO, a new music listening startup headed by former Pandora co-founder Jon Kraft, said today that it is looking to make music a shared activity again through what it calls "Music Moments". The startup--which says it incorporated el.....»»

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Nimble Links Into Microsoft Edge

Santa Monica-based customer relationship management (CRM) software provider Nimble said today that it has linked its software into Microsoft Edge, Microsoft's web browser, to provide access to information on people and businesses within that browser......»»

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Neo Nazi Website Kicked Off YouTube

The Daily Stormer, the neo-Nazi website which celebrated the death of a counter-protester in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend with a post degrading the victim, has also been kicked off of YouTube--part of a massive reaction against t.....»»

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CureMatch Gets Bridge Funding For Personalized Medicine Efforts

San Diego-based CureMatch, a startup focused on personalimzed medicine and combination therapy in the oncology market, says it has raised a bridge round to its Series A financing. Size of the funding was not announced. The funding came from Serra Ven.....»»

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NuORDER Raises $8M In Series B Funding

Los Angeles-based NuORDER, a startup developing B2B, mobile e-commerce software, has raised $8M in a Series B funding, according to the company. The funding was led by Argentum, and also included Upfront Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Cowboy Ventures,.....»»

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Disney Launches Social Campaign To Back UN Program

Disney has just launched a big campaign, called #DreamBigPrincess, looking to raise $1M in a fundraising effort for the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up program. According to Disney, the campaign celebrates inspiring stories from around the world,.....»»

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VIZIO Connects To Google Play Movies And TV In Canada

Irvine-based smart television maker VIZIO announced today that it has added Google Play Movies & TV to its smart TVs in Canada. VIZIO already supports other streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube, on its line of Internet Apps Plus s.....»»

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Qualcomm Rolls Out Depth Sensing Camera Technology

San Diego-based Qualcomm said on Tuesday that it has rolled out new, depth sensing camera technology, which it is specifically aiming at use in Android devices. According to Qualcomm, its Qualcomm Spectra Module Program is specifically aimed at use i.....»»

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Menlo Micro Names New VP

Irvine-based Menlo Micro, the developer of electronic switches, said Tuesday that it has naamed Lew Boore as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Business Development. Boore was most recently Vice President of Sales for Silanna Semiconductor, a.....»»

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GoFundMe Shuts Down Campaigns For Charlottesville Suspect

In yet another instance of the technology industry taking a firm stand against the racism in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, San Diego-based GoFundMe has shut down multiple crowdfunding campaigns for suspect James Fields, who is accused o.....»»

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UCLA Extension Creates New Innovation Lab Program

UCLA Extension, the extension arm of UCLA, said today that it is launching a new, membership program called the Silicon Beach Innovation Lab, where it will look to deliver networking opportunities, hackathons, webinars to entrepreneurs and profession.....»»

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Grindr Launching Digital Magazine, INTO

Los Angeles-based social networking site Grindr, which serves the "gay, bi, curious and queer" market, is launching a new online, digital magazine called INTO today. According to Grindr, the new digital magazine is looking to fill a gap in the media.....»»

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Dreamhost Fights DoJ Request For Anti-Trump Supporters Names

Los Angeles-based hosting firm Dreamhost is fighting the U.S. Department of Justice, over a request to hand over the names and information of anti-Trump protesters who had visited a website organizing a protest against the inauguration of the current.....»»

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Sendgrid Suspends Neo Nazi Site, Following Google, GoDaddy

Sendgrid, the email back-end services company which has a major operation in Irvine, has joined Google and GoDaddy in suspending services to the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, after user complaints. GoDaddy, the original hosting service for The.....»»

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