The Evolution of the App Stores
JUNE 23, 2016
In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths. There were also areas in which the focus of the two conferences diverged.
The Real Cracks in the Foundation of Ransomware
JULY 22, 2016
Unfortunately, in the world of cybersecurity, respites like these never seem to last very long. Cutting ransomware off at the knees. It’s that simple.
Evoke Pharma’s Stock Sinks on Stomach Drug’s Phase 3 Failure
JULY 18, 2016
The company is developing a nasal formulation of metoclopramide, , an already-approved treatment for digestive pain and other symptoms related to the stomach being unable to empty its contents. In early trading Monday, Evoke’s (NASDAQ: EVOK ) stock price was down 72 percent to $3.02 per share as of 11:30 a.m. in New York.
San Diego News Network Gets $700K
AUGUST 4, 2009
San Diego News Network , an online, local community news site run by Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry, as well as former executives of the San Diego Union Tribune, has raised $707,220 in funding, part of a $2.0M Disclaimer: socalTECH.com is a content partner with SDNN). funding effort by the company. READ MORE>>.
Seismic Snags $20M For Content Management Software
JANUARY 8, 2015
San Diego-based sales software developer Seismic has raised $20M in a Series B funding round, to go towards its sales content management software, the company said this morning. seismic content management sales software The funding was led by JMI Equity, and also included Sigma West. Seismic is led by Doug Winter.
Stocktwits Inks Content Deal With CNNMoney
MAY 9, 2011
San Diego-based Stocktwits , the stock-focused, online social media site headed by Howard Lindzon, has inked a new content deal with CNNMoney , the firm said today. stocktwits cnnmoney content financial social media twitter finance blog bloggingFinancial detail fo the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
Deloitte Announces Local Fast 500 Winners
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Next was San Diego's Neurocrine Biosciences , with 6225% growth rate at number 30; then ServiceNow , also in San Diego, with 4873% growth.
Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
So, without further ado, here''s the list of this year''s 2013 Socaltech 50 : Basil Abifaker , Transaction Wireless (San Diego, digital gift cards).
Soci Gets $1.5M For Social Media Marketing
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
San Diego-based Soci , a developer of a social content discovery engine and social media marketing software product, has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding. Soci, led by Afif Khoury, develops a social content discovery and marketing engine. soci social media marketing venture capital content discovery READ MORE>>.
Sony Online Entertainment Cuts Jobs
MARCH 31, 2011
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Business.com Taps Experts For Content Expansion
JULY 17, 2013
Business.com is back, and it''s looking for experts to bolster its content. According to Business.com today, it is seeing market experts to provide it with daily, weekly, and monthly content to bolster the site. business businesscom guide content marketing online jmiequity resourcenation The new company is backed by JMI Equity.
SOCi Scores $2.25M For Social Media Marketing Tools
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
San Diego-based SOCi , a developer of social media management and marketing software, has raised $2.25M in funding, the company said Wednesday. SOCi is taking aim at competitors such as Hootsuite, with what it says is a "next-generation" social media content discovery and marketing product. READ MORE>>.
Sony Online Entertainment Launches User-Generated Content Program
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
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Sony Online Entertainment Restarts Game Services
MAY 16, 2011
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Amazon's New AutoRip Converts CDs To MP3, Echoes AnywhereCD
JANUARY 10, 2013
The service is suprisingly close to AnywhereCD , the now defunct San Diego startup started by MP3.com pioneer Michael Robertson, which had offered pretty much the identical functionality back in 2007. amazon autorip anywherecd mp3tunes music storage ecommerce content hollywoodREAD MORE>>.
Zui.com Launches New Social Networking Features
APRIL 24, 2012
Zui is backed by Emergence Capital, Mission Ventures, Maveron and the Scholastic Corporation. READ MORE>>.
Nirvanix Wins Fox Networks
AUGUST 20, 2012
San Diego-based cloud storage service provider Nirvanix has signed on Fox Networks Group , the television broadcaster, as a customer for its service, the company announced this morning. cloud data storage content broadcaster networks nirvanixSize of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>.
Legend3D Scores $19M
DECEMBER 13, 2011
San Diego-based Legend3d , a developer of 2D to 3D movie conversion technology, has raised $19M in a Series E funding round. READ MORE>>.
Slacker Launches New Facebook App
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
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Sony To Provide $1M Identity Theft Protection For Users After Attack
MAY 6, 2011
Sony Online Entertainment, the unit of Sony affected by the hack attacks, is based in San Diego. READ MORE>>.
Slacker Adds ESPN Sports
MARCH 23, 2011
San Diego-based personalized radio and music service Slacker said today that it has added content from ESPN Sports to its service.
Sony Online Entertainment: 24.6 Million Accounts Stolen
MAY 3, 2011
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Slacker: We're Growing Fast, Profitable On Every User
MAY 9, 2013
San Diego-based music streaming service Slacker has a message for the industry: you can run a digital music service, and make money. Slacker apparently has figured out a different model than the other streaming music providers, by directly licensing content from record labels and music publishers. million of them are on mobile.
Slacker Launches New Stations With ABC
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
San Diego-based personalized Internet radio service Slacker has teamed with ABC , to expand out its content, the firm said today.
KidZui Lands $2.4M More, Launches Original Video Efforts
DECEMBER 14, 2011
San Diego-based KidZui , the developer of a service which provides kid-safe content via a search engine and browser, announced this morning that it has raised $2.4M in new funding, and will start creating its own, original video content. kidzui venture capital original video hollywood content kidsREAD MORE>>.
Slacker Expands ESPN Radio Stations
JUNE 12, 2012
San Diego-based online, personalized Internet radio service Slacker said Monday that it has launched a new set of ESPN stations on its service.
Mob Science Raises $1M For Social Gaming
MARCH 27, 2012
San Diego-based Mob Science , a developer of social Facebook games, said this morning that it has raised $1M in a seed funding round. science mobscience venture capital social gaming angel facebook videogame contentThe round came from David Young, the CEO of Joyent, Mark Surfas of GameSpy Industries, along with other angels.
Slacker Rolls Out Amazon Fire Phone App
JULY 28, 2014
San Diego-based streaming music and radio company Slacker was one of the companies rolling out a new, Amazon Fire Phone app last week, as Amazon.com launched its own smartphone on AT&T. The new app is free. The new app comes on top of existing Kindle Fire, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry apps. READ MORE>>.
JMI Equity Backs BrightLine
JULY 19, 2011
San Diego-based private equity firm JMI Equity has backed a provider of marketing services for the interactive TV market. equity brightline venture capital private interactive televisoin content advertisingSize and financial details of the investment were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
Report: Chumby Has Shut Down
APRIL 20, 2012
San Diego-based Chumby , which had developed Internet-connected, alarm-clock like devices and similar technology, has shut down, according to a report Friday. The firm had raised on the order of $25M in funding for its efforts. READ MORE>>. electronics jobs employment shutdown device internet chumby
Decoding The Science Behind The Laughs, With Daniel Altman of Laffster
OCTOBER 29, 2012
One of the major growth areas along Silicon Beach has been in the whole area of creating content for digital platforms. Thanks! READ MORE>>.
Spread Effect Acquired By Adduco Media
JUNE 5, 2015
San Diego-based content marketing provider Spread Effect has been acquired by fellow performance marketing and outreach company Adduco Media , the two said this week. The companies said they will continue to operate independently, and that Spread Effect will remain in San Diego. Adduco is based in Utah.
Slacker Radio Launches Original Shows
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MAY 27, 2016
San Diego-based Internet radio service Slacker is taking a chapter from the playbook of online video providers, and has started creating its own, original content on its service. Slacker says it is looking to create an "unrivaled archive of content" through the original content effort. READ MORE>>.
StockTwits In Canadian Distribution Deal
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
San Diego-based StockTwits , the stock-focused micro messaging and discussion startup headed by Howard Lindzon, announced today that it has inked a distribution partnership with Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. StockTwits has been pursuing partnerships with major content sites, including Yahoo! READ MORE>>.
Eventful Reaches 20M Registered Users
JUNE 27, 2012
San Diego-based Eventful , the online website which helps consumers find live entertainment and local events, reported this morning that it has reached 20 million members on its site. eventful event music live entertainment contentEventful lists local events, concerts, music, movies, family activities, and more. READ MORE>>.
Eventful Launches iPhone App
MARCH 27, 2013
The San Diego company--headed by Jordan Glazier--said its new app includes a personalization engine to tailor event content and recommendations to a user's preferences and entertainment interests, and includes details on concerts, movies, and 26 other categories of events. The new app is free. READ MORE>>.
SGN Buys Two Game Development Studios
DECEMBER 9, 2015
SGN, led by Chris DeWolfe, now has studios in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Seattle and Buenos Aires.
Nirvanix Ties Into Symantec Enterprise Vault
MAY 4, 2011
Nirvanix said the support will come in Enterprise Vault 10, schedule to be available this summer. READ MORE>>.
Break Media Ties With Zachary Levi on "Nerd HQ"
JUNE 10, 2011
Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online video content publisher, said today that it has partnered with actor Zachari Levi, on a set of original videos and events. The deal was inked with Levi's firm, "The Nerd Machine", and is tied to the 2011 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego being held in July. READ MORE>>.
The Backplane Snags Investors
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
The firm is headed by Matt Michelsen, who is based in San Diego, and also includes Troy Carter--Lady Gaga's agent--who is based in Los Angeles. thebackplane backplane celebrity content lady gaga investors venture capital hollywood community softwareThe firm's technology operations are in Palo Alto. READ MORE>>.