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Tipalti Takes On Accounts Payable

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Tipalti , a startup with offices in Agoura Hills, said it has launched a new platform which automates the entire, accounts payable workflow for businesses. Tipalti's offices are split between Agoura and Palo Alto. Pricing on the new software was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Aligned TeleHealth Gets Angel Funding

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Agoura Hills-based Aligned TeleHealth , a provider of telemedicine services and technology, said today that it has raised a round of private financing from two individuals. Size of the funding was not announced. Both join the company''s board of advisors. Aligned Telehealth is led by Nitin Nanda. READ MORE>>.

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THQ Chops 30

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The cuts were due to "weaker than expected" sales of the gaming accessory. READ MORE>>. videogame games layoff employment jobs

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TouchCommerce Wins German Customer

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Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce , the provider of online chat services and products aimed at e-commerce retailers, reported today that it has partnered with German travel operator FTI, to provide a chat feature to FTI''s 5vorFlug brand page. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Estify Raises $6.3M For Auto Body Shop Estimate Software

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Agoura Hills-based Estify , a developer of software to help auto body shops creates estimates on repair for auto insurers, has raised $6.3M in a Series A funding, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Romulus Capital along with ff Venture Capital. Estify was founded by Jordan Furniss. READ MORE>>.

THQ Ships New uDraw Tablet

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the game maker said the new gaming accessory includes a pressure sensitive stylus, and support from a library of games. READ MORE>>.

THQ Signs Turtle Rock Studios

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Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Turtle Rock Studios develops the multiplayer game Left 4 Dead and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.

THQ's Homefront Hits Retailers

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Agoura Hills-based THQ said today that its newest gaming title, Homefront, has hit retail stores. The war game--set in the U.S.

THQ Releases Homefront Sales Figures

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THQ's title is set in the u.S. after a fictional invasion by North Korea. READ MORE>>. sales action game video content videogame homefront

TouchCommerce Acquired For $215M By Nuance

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Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce , the provider of customer service software and services, which e-commerce companies use to add live chat and support to their websites, has been acquired by Nuance Communications , Nuance said Thursday. READ MORE>>.

TouchCommerce Launches New Chatbot Product, TouchAssist

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Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce has added a new chat bot product called TouchAssist , to its lineup of services and software, the company said this morning. TouchCommerce said its new product, aimed at brands, will offer up "intelligent" automated conversations with customers, all linked into TouchCommerce's live assistance services.

THQ To Exit Kids Games, Focus On Core Gamers

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Agoura Hills-based videogame developer THQ said Wednesday that it is exiting the kids' games business, and will instead focus on its "core" video game franchises. THQ did not say how the move will affect its employment. THQ explained that it will focus its resources on games for existing consoles and "new and emerging" platforms.

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Machinima, THQ Team To Promote Nexuiz

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Machinima , the Los Angeles animated videogame content developer and publisher, and Agoura Hills-based game developer THQ said today that they have teamed on a new, downloadable shooter game called Nexuiz. The firms said they will publish and promote the new title for the Xbox 360, Windows PC, and PlayStation 3. READ MORE>>.

TouchCommerce Wins Virgin Mobile France

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Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce , a provider of online chat and sales conversion services for e-commerce retailers, reports today that Virgin Mobile France has implemented the firm's live assistance solution. Size of the win was not announced. The firm is headed by Bernard Louvat. READ MORE>>.

Key Information Systems Ties With Hewlett Packard On OpenStack

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Agoura Hills-based Key Information Systems said Wednesday that it has tied into Hewlett Packard, and become part of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Partner Ready Program for Service Providers. The company said the move will allow it to provide hybrid cloud solutions for companies in Southern California. READ MORE>>.

THQ Chops Studios In Realignment

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The firm said it is now looking to focus on social games, mobile, and tablet-based digital entertainment. The cuts affect around 200 people globally.

THQ Inks Distribution Deal

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Agoura Hills-based THQ said Wednesday that it has inked a distribution deal with Codemasters , to distribute four games for that firm.

THQ Chips 114 Employees, Refocuses Warhammer Efforts

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Agoura Hills-based game developer THQ said Thursday afternoon that it is cutting 114 employees, and that it has "refocused" its efforts on its Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium development efforts. As a result of the moves, the firm said it is chopping its staff. studios, where 39 employees have been let go. READ MORE>>.

TouchCommerce Gets Major Win At AT&T

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Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce , the online chat provider led by Bernard Louvat, has scored a major win, and has replaced LivePerson at AT&T. AT&T said this week that it had replaced its 10-year old, third party chat platform with TouchCommerce , as a part of an effort to deliver better service. million in fees. READ MORE>>.

Rumors Swirl Around THQ

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Rumors have been swirling around Agoura Hills-based THQ since this weekend, when a gaming industry analyst, Peter Skerritt, reported that the videogame maker was either looking for a buyer or shutting down its videogame development efforts, cancelling its 2014 lineup. READ MORE>>.

THQ Revives 80's Cartoon Voltron

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The firm said it is releasing the game in October on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network. READ MORE>>.

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THQ Names Communications Exec

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Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ said Tuesday that it has named Angela Emery as the firm's Vice President of Corporate Communications.

THQ Details Buyers, Numbers After Fire Sale

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Troubled Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ has officially been broken up into pieces and sold, according to the firm Wednesday evening, after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court has granted a motion to approve a sale of the majority of THQ's assets to multiple buyers. Vigil Games and a number of other properties remain with THQ in Chapter 11.

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THQ Sets Saints Row Sequel

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Agoura Hills-based THQ said Thursday that it is working on the next sequel of its Saints Row' series, Saints Row: The Third - Enter The Dominatrix. THQ said that it will ship the title in the fall, and will ship on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, for $29.99. THQ said it has shipped more than 11 million units of the franchise so far.

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THQ, Mattel In Video Game Deal

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FInancial details of the arrangement were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. mattel game videogame toys development software

THQ Selects Crytek For New Homefront Title

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Homefront is THQ's post-apocalyptic, first-person-shooter (FPS) action game, which involves North Korea invading the United States. READ MORE>>.

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SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits

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In what looks to be an unprecedented surge in high profile, high value exits for high tech companies in Southern California, there have now been six big exits in the region over the last month worth over $100M. Those exits--worth more than a collected $3.8 READ MORE>>.

THQ Sells Off UFC Rights To EA

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Agoura Hills-based THQ said late Monday that it has sold off its rights to produce titles for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brand, to Electronic Arts. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. THQ said the sale is part of a "more focused strategy" for the company, whic has been struggling in the last year.

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THQ Plans Next WWE Installment

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Agoura Hills-based THQ announced the next installment of its WWE focused videogames, WWE '13 this morning, saying that it plans to release the latest WWE title on October 30th. The game, currently under development, will run on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Wii. Deal terms between WWE and THQ were not announced.

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TouchCommerce Teams With Brazilian Firm

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Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce , which provides services to help convert online buyers via online chat, product recommendations, and other help, said today that it has linked with a Brazilian firm, iFactory Solutions, in a strategic partnership and reseller agreement. The firm is headed by Bernard Louvat. READ MORE>>.

Internet Machines Sues Best Buy, EMC, Fusion-IO, Others

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The firm which owns the patents of defunct PCI Express switching chip firm Internet Machines , which was based in Agoura Hills, has filed suit against a long list of defendants claiming patent infringement. The Texas Eastern District Court is a favorite for patent lawsuits.

THQ, Twentieth Century Fox Tie On RIO

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RIO is set to debut on April 15th. THQ said it will ship the RIO video game on the Xbox 360 video game, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS.

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THQ Axes Expansion Plans, Delays Saints Row Release

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Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ is shifting its plans today to release an expansion for Saints Row: The Third. THQ said the move came due to a desire to "expand the fiction of the franchise." THQ had just announced the expansion on May 4th, saying it would release the expansion pack in the fall for $29.99. READ MORE>>.

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THQ Taps Naughty Dog's Rubin In Restructuring Effort

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Agoura Hills-based THQ said Monday afternoon that it is in a "major" leadership restructuring, and has set Jason Rubin as President of the firm. Ribin is the co-founder of game developer Naughty Dog, and co-created that firm's popular Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter titles. READ MORE>>.

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THQ Raises Q4 Outlook

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Agoura Hills-based THQ , the embattled videogame maker, is finally seeing some good news, reporting today that it is expecting to report non-GAAP net sales of $160 million to $170 million, above its previous outlook of $130 million to $150 million. READ MORE>>. videogame games content

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THQ Signs Innovative Leisure

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Turmoil over at Agoura Hills-based videogame developer THQ apparently isn't stopping the company from inking new deals. THQ said Friday that it has linked in a strategic agreement with Innovative Leisure , a new digital development studio. Runner, Steel Talons). The new studio will focus on mobile, social and downloadable games.

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THQ Expects Big Holiday Quarter

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Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ said Thursday that it expects to see the "biggest quarter in company history" due to holiday sales this season, as it reported nearly doubling its net sales in the three months ended September 30th. The company said it had net sales of $146.0 million, compared with $77.1M in the prior year period.

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Hixme Adds $14.1M In Funding

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Agoura Hills-based Hixme , a startup developing group insurance products for large organizations, has raise $14.1M more in funding, the company announced this morning. The Series B funding was led by Propel Venture Partners, and also included Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers (KPCB), Transamerica Ventures and Rosemark Capital.

THQ Gains Credit Facility

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The credit facility replaces an earlier facility it had with Bank of America. READ MORE>>. credit facility finance videogame content

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TouchCommerce Touts Total Gym

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Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce , the provider of customer engagement services and software, reported today that Total Gym Fitness has been using the company''s solution on smartphones. TouchCommerce says that Total Gym has been a customer for five years. TouchCommerce is led by Bernard Louvat. READ MORE>>.