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Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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In the VC insider baseball world a discussion has gone on about “VC platforms” over the past 5 or so years. Partner Leverage.

Can You Build Your Business on Somebody Else’s Platform?

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DataSift was never built on a single platform and never desired or expected to be Twitter’s re-syndication provider as its sole business.

All-female team of engineers launch career development platform and are embracing their femininity while they rise to the top

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Betagig becomes a leading job shadowing platform in Los Angeles

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Betagig. Blog Thumbnail: As summer comes to a close, and students are getting ready to embark on a new school year, the question "What am I going to do with my life?" " becomes more prevalent. read more

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 8: Walt Disney to Acquire Stake in MLB Streaming Platform for $1B

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Walt Disney to acquire stake in MLB streaming platform for $1 billion, SpaceX Ships rocket to Texas for preliminary testing, West Hollywood’s Opinit acquired by Canadian app developer, and more

SendUs Debuts Crowdsourced Video Platform

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Are you a company looking to find and promote user-generated videos around your brand? A new, Los Angeles startup, SendUs , launched its services to help brands manage user-generated video content this morning, saying that its platform helps companies leverage that user-generated content and turn it into videos for companies. READ MORE>>.

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  Most start-up entrepreneurs have little or no sales experience.  I know I didn’t.  Why Buy Anything?

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Appcelerator | The Mobile Developer Platform

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For those companies looking to venture into the mobile space, there are multiple platforms in market to help accomplish the move.

AssetAvenue Launches Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

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Los Angeles-based Asset Avenue has launched a new, crowdfunding site focused on commercial, real estate investments, the company said this week. According to the startup, its online marketplace lets potential real estate investors access to pre-vetted investment opportunities across the country. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Launches Deal Platform

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing and advertising firm headed by Zorik Gordon, said Thursday afternoon that it has launched ReachDeals, a daily deals syndication platform. ReachDeals is a relaunch of the deal commerce software platform it acquired when it acquired DealOn, a daily deals publisher, in February.

Rubicon Project Extends Ad Platform To TV

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project is in a deal to extend the company's advertising marketplace to linear television, in a partnership deal with AdMore , the companies said this week. Rubicon said it will power automation technology for AdMore, which will allow advertisers to use programmatic buying to target linear TV audiences. READ MORE>>.

Four Advertising Platforms You Really Should Try

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The team at Native Ads hope that they can help all websites remove ‘disruptive display ads’ with its innovative platform. Native Ads. Nativo.

All-female team of engineers launch career development platform and are embracing their femininity while they rise to the top

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Rubicon Project Launches Mobile Video Ad Platform Out Of Beta

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Los Angeles-based online advertising marketplace and technology provider Rubicon Project is launching its mobile, video advertising platform out of beta, the company said today. According to Rubicon, its Mobile Video Platform (MVP) is now reaching more than one billion unique connected mobile devices globally. READ MORE>>.

Mogreet Launches MMS Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based Mogreet , the mobile marketing and mobile video technology firm headed by James Citron, has launched a new product today, aimed at providing monetization of MMS messages. The firm said the tool makes it simple for companies to generate advertising revenue from opt-in, MMS messaging campaigns. READ MORE>>.

Spireon: 2.4 Million Subscribers For Telematics Platform

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Spireon said its NSpire platform is being used by auto insurers to use rich data to deliver price discounts and more based on driver behavior. Irvine-based telematics developer Spireon announced this morning that it has reached 2.4 million subscribers for its products, which it says makes it the industry's largest non-OEM telematics company.

Everyone's an angel: FlashFunders's crowdfunding platform connects startups with new investors

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Spreeify Launches Social Ad Platform

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Spreeify says the new technology has already been used by Swarovski, Adobe, and others. Pricing on the new product were not announced. READ MORE>>.

OpenX Launches New Ad Platform, Powers Groupon

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The firm said that the new platform is being used by customers such as Groupon, Orange-France Telecom Group, and Excite Japan. Pasadena-based OpenX , the Internet ad server developer, said today that it has launched a new version of its OpenX Enterprise software. OpenX is headed by Tim Cadogan. READ MORE>>.

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Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

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Platform For Speed & Scalability. The new Fan Appz solution runs on the SAP HANA® platform. Siegal added,“Social data holds the key.

Brighter: More Than 75,000 Dentists Now On Platform

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Santa Monica-based Brighter , the dental healthcare company led by startup veteran Jake Winebaum, said this morning that it now has almost 75,000 dentists on its marketplace. READ MORE>>. brighter jake weinbaum dental marketplace market medical lifescience insurance insurers health healthcare

HTC Spends Nearly $10M On A 15% Stake In Virtual Reality Platform WEVR

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HTC disclosed that it spent almost $10 million for a 15 percent stake in WEVR, an open VR platform and community based in Los Angeles.

GraphEffect Launches New Social Marketing, Collaboration Platform

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Santa Monica-based GraphEffect has launched a new product effort today, saying it has launched SHIFT.com , a new platform which connects people across and within organizations. GraphEffect said its new platform also includes and API and connections into third party app provider, including Lettuce, Gradient X, HYFN, Kenshoo, and The Resumator.

KidZui Launches Advertising Platform

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San Diego-based KidZui said this week that it has launched a new advertising platform focused on family-friendly brands. The firm said its new platform, KidClicks, allows brands to reach kids through the KidZui browser. As part of the launch, the firm said it has hired Bryan Mullen as Chief Revenue Officer. READ MORE>>.

FlxOne Announces Launch of Analytics and Optimization Platform for Real-Time Advertising

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StartEngine Adds Second Company To Crowdfunding Platform

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Los Angeles-based StartEngine , which recently pivoted into equity crowdfunding, said Thursday that it has added a second company to its platform with SEC qualification. XTI is the second company on StartEngine's equity crowdfunding site; the other company is Elio Motors, which StartEngine says has so far raised $16M on its platform.

RightScale, Zend Tie On PHP Platform

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The firms said that the new, RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack will provide a pre-configured, open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to help for faster launch and management of web applications in the cloud. The companies have bundled RightScale's Cloud Management Software with Zend PHP. READ MORE>>.

Pokki Adds Galaxy Life Game To App Platform

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SweetLabs launched Pokki in June of last year, looking to bring the ubiquity of apps to the desktop PC platform. Desktop application environment maker Pokki , which is run by San Diego-based SweetLabs, said yesterday that it has added the popular Galaxy Life social game on its environment. READ MORE>>.

Morphlabs Takes On Amazon AWS With OpenStack Platform

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Morphlabs , the developer of cloud-based infrastructure software, announced today that it has launched a new, Openstack-powered public cloud platform. The firm said the new software allows service providers to implement their own, public cloud software--and claims that it out-performs the giant in the market, Amazon Web Services. READ MORE>>.

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DataScience Debuts New Data Analysis Platform

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Los Angeles-based DataScience , the data analytics software developer led by Ian Swanson, has rolled out its data analysis platform, the DataScience Cloud. datascience data analysis software platform toolsThe new software is aimed at data science teams in the enterprise. READ MORE>>.

Bionic Hands, Mind Control, and AI Oh My! | Techstars Disney Accelerator Class of 2015

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imperson provides an artificial intelligence platform enabling fans to have conversations with their favorite movie and TV characters. FEM Inc.

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A Designer’s Weekend With The Oculus Rift

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Virtual reality has always fascinated me. As a designer by trade, I have always loved different visual experiences. gl=us/.

Local VR music platform collects a $2.5M seed round

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local platform developer is creating brand new ways to experience music through VR. TheWaveVR. Series: Virtual Reality Companies in Los Angeles.

DreamJobbing: Melding Online And Media To Create A Platform For Dream Jobs

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Lisa Hennessy: It''s much more than a website, it''s really a platform. Lisa Hennessy: We are going to build our own platform. Thanks!

Google me, Tweet me, Facebook me: The Action of Tech Platforms

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Scribd’s document uploading and sharing platform is making us all self-publishers and adding information to the Internet at a vast and expedited level.

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Rutkowski Gets New Platform on KFWB

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KFWB NEWS TALK 980 said that it is launching Business Rockstars , hosted by Rutkowski, on Monday, June 18th, weekdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

This Venice-based startup wants to be the solution to cross-platform streaming

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Next-Generation Ops: A FutureTalk With Google Cloud Platform’s Kelsey Hightower

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LA Tech Success | SGN to Assemble ‘All Star Team’

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Quite impressive for an independently owned gaming company specializing in simple yet addictive games reminiscent of old school PopCap.

BuildFire Launches Platform For Instant Mobile App Creation

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Newport Beach-based BuildFire said yesterday that it has released a new platform, aimed at helping businesses and nonprofits to easily create native smartphone, tablet, and web apps. BulidFire said its mobile app creation platform supports e-commerce capability, straming video, calendar integration, social features, and much more.