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Arborbridge Helps International Students With Test Prep

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Hoping to help foreign students better prepare themselves to get into U.S. colleges, a new, Santa Monica startup, ArborBridge , has recently begun to ramp up its online tutoring service for the standardized SAT and ACT tests. READ MORE>>. arborbridge international test prep testing standardized college university admissions

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LA’s Chewse Joins 500 Startups | A Better Marketplace For Us To Easily Order Great Food

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500 Startups fifth accelerator batch is a selection of international startups with 15 percent of the total originating outside the U.S.

Accelerator To Exit In 14 Months, With Eli Portnoy of ThinkNear

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There's been a sudden surge in accelerator in Southern California, looking to help get startups off the ground and funded. But, do they really help?

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Video: Darth Vader Goes To Disneyland

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If you're Darth Vader, what do you do now that you are owned by Walt Disney Co. ? video just released by Walt Disney Parks imagines the result.

Insights and Opinions: Storytelling and Startup Fundraising

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You've got your elevator pitch, but how much are you really engaging potential investors? Every startup has an elevator pitch, but what comes next?

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BuQu Tech Plans Line Of Charging Accessories

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Camarillo-based BuQu Tech , which is a subsidiary of Battery-Biz, said today that it is planning a line of magnetic charging systems to make it easier to charge iOS and Android smartphones. BuQu Tech said its Magnetyze magnetic charging system will allow users to charge their smartphones and eliminate the need for multiple cords and cradles.

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ServiceNow Files For Secondary IPO Offering

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San Diego-based ServiceNow is looking to sell $300M in a secondary IPO offering, according to a filing made by the company Wednesday. The firm said it will not receive any proceeds from the sale by the selling stockholders. The firm's major stockhoders are JMI Equity (44.64% ownership) and Sequoia Capital (19.68%). READ MORE>>.

Acacia Research Names New VP

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Newport Beach-based Acacia Research , the patent licensing firm, said today that it has named David Witt as Vice President of Acacia Research Group LLC. Witt joins the firm from Texas Instruments, where the company said he was involved in architecture and development of TI's OMAP2, OMAP3, and OMAP4 application processors. READ MORE>>.

Greentoe Launches Ecommerce Marketplace

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Greentoe.com , a new online e-commerce marketplace, wants to let consumers set their own pricing for electronics products. The new company is led by Joe Marrapodi, who was most recently Vice President of Digital at LBI Entertainment, and also served at Intermix Media, according to his biography. READ MORE>>.

Thesan Pharmaceuticals Raises $16M

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San Diego-based Thesan Pharmaceuticals said today that it has raised $16M in a Series A round, for the firm's developing of treatments for dermatological disorders. The firm said the funding was co-led by Novo Ventures and Novartis Venture Funds. READ MORE>>. thesan pharmaceuticals venture capital dermatology dermatologic lifescience biotech irvin

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SendGrid Ties Into Azure Store

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SendGrid , the provider of email infrastructure for application developers which has operations in Anaheim, said today that it has launched on the new Windows Azure Store. SendGrid--whose three founders met at UC Riverside--handles transactional email delivery for application providers. READ MORE>>.