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Spreeify.com Launches Social Shopping Site

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The firm said it has more than $1M of free giveaways available on the site. READ MORE>>.

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Invested.in Powers Fitness Fundraiser Site

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the online social fundraising site run by Alon Goren, said Tuesday that it is powering a new site focused on fitness fundraising for charity. The firm said it is launching FitFunder.com , an online site focused on creating personal fitness fundraisers for charity. Invested.in READ MORE>>.

Attn: Gets $18.5M For News Site

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West Hollywood-based Attn: , a company which publishes an online news site focused on social topics like economic mobility, civil rights, education, criminal justice, and the environment, has raised $18.5M in a funding round, the company disclosed on Friday. The company was founded by Jarrett Moreno and Matthew Segal. READ MORE>>.

Amazon.com Challenges SoCal's Automotive Sites With Amazon Vehicles

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Amazon said it has launched a brand new, online car research site which is called Amazon Vehicles , which lets users search for specifications, reviews, images, videos, and more about both new and "classic" cars. Nearly all of the most popular automotive research sites have been based in Southern California. READ MORE>>.

Kickstarted Launches Site For Successfully Crowdsourced Projects

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Kickstarted , a new online community focused on successfully crowdfunded projects, launched today, in an effort to connect the organizers of crowdfunded projects from such sites as IndieGogo, Kickstarter, and other projects with customers. The site was founded by Candice Georgiadis, a jewelry designer based in Malibu. READ MORE>>.

LA Rolls Out Slick Open Data Mapping Site, GeoHub

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As part of the city's efforts to make more of its data accessible to citizens and others, the City of Los Angeles rolled out a new site, Los Angeles Geohub , powered by GIS technology from Esri. The new site allows citizens and others pull up a large library of open data, and browse that through a map interface. READ MORE>>.

4 Essential Webpage Elements for Getting Site Visitors to Convert

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Much effort and study has been expended to determine how a web site can better convert its visitors to paying customers. Site Speed  .

New Pasadena Angels Site Launches

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The Pasadena Angels have redesigned our site with a new focus on Entrepreneurs and LA Basin tech resources. Let me know what you think!

Google Lets Users Block Sites

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Search engine giant Google , in what might be a preview of a way for users to help filter out low quality web results, said Thursday that it has begun allowing user to block results from sites they do not want to see. Those recent changes have been aimed at sites like Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com.

Couponler Launches Small Business Coupon Site

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The new site was created by Baron Miller, Ian Kilpatrick, and Jason Eastwood. According to the site, its customer so far include frozen yogurt chain Golden Spoon, which posted a coupon from Couponler to its 37,000 fans on Facebook. The site is offering up its service for $29.95 per month to small businesses. READ MORE>>.

At The Pool Redesigns Site, Rolls Out Groups For Organizations

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At The Pool's site revolves around helping people connect with other people, based on their interests, and their location. READ MORE>>.

Pitch Competition Like No Other: A Dating Site For Puppets?

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A dating site for puppets? An app to help exorcise possessed kids? The event is happening at WeWork Hollywood. Personal rocket ship company ?

Invested.in Powers Israeli Crowdfunding Site

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the crowd funding software firm headed by Alon Goren, has partnered with a site focused on Jewish and Israeli causes. Invested.in and JCrowd.com said they would launch a site for JCrowd in April, which will help provide Jewishh-themed projects with a way to manage online fundraising. READ MORE>>.

Livestrong.com Launches Redesign Of Site

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Santa Monica-based LIVESTRONG.com , the health and fitness site run by Demand Media, is launching a redesign of the site today, splitting content into verticals focused on men and women. The gender specific changes have already rolled out on the site this morning. READ MORE>>.

Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites

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No matter how you end up on the front page of a major news site, getting there is just the first step. Audience. Timing. Engagement.

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ACTIVE Network, LeftLaneSports.com Launch Private Sales Site

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San Diego-based ACTIVE Network , the online sports registration site, and LeftLaneSports.com , a members-only e-commerce site based in San Luis Obispo, said today that they have tied to launch a new, private sales website called ACTIVE GearUp. THe two said the site will offer deals on products from endurance and outdoor brands.

Hulu Refreshes Site, Focuses on More Vivid, Graphic Experience

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in addition, the site has enhanced its search tools and layout, made it easier to follow series through its video player, and more. READ MORE>>.

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Science Inc. To Buy Social Bookmarking Site Delicious

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Santa Monica-based Science, Inc. , the startup studio and incubator run by former MySpace CEO Michael Jones, has acquired longtime social bookmarking site Delicious , the company disclosed this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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Indian Music Streaming Site Saavn Scores Funding From Guy Oseary

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Saavn , an online, Indian music streaming site which operates in both India and the United States, said Wednesday that it has raised a round of strategic funding from Los Angeles angel investor Guy Oseary. Size of the investment round was not announced. READ MORE>>. hindi india international streaming music funding strategic saavn

FundaGeek Launches Crowdfunding Site

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Gutierrez said that the site is patterned after existing crowdfunding sites, but is different due to its primary focus on technical innovation and scientific research. There area number of crowdfunding sites which focus on the arts and creative projects, as well as education. FundaGeek had a soft launch in November. READ MORE>>.

Goop heads west: Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle site pulls in $10M, moves to LA

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Blog Thumbnail: Gwyneth Paltrow's e-commerce and lifestyle company, Goop , announced today that it had raised a $10 million Series B funding.

Active Launches Hyperlocal Activity Site

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San Diego-based Active.com , the operator of online sports and community activity registration sites, said this morning that it has expanded into the hyperlocal information market, with the launch of a new, local Bay Area activity guide. Active.com did not say if it had plans for other hyperlocal sites. READ MORE>>.

PC Mall Opens Daily Deals Site

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The firm had said in May that it would be converting OnSale into an online daily deals site. READ MORE>>.

Disney Launches New Baby Site

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According to Disney, the new site will provide a product showcase of Disney branded baby products, for expectant and new parents. Disney's new site also includes such features as a baby photo sharing service, and tips from other mothers. The company said the new site is being sponsored exclusively by Huggies. READ MORE>>.

eddi | Security in Community Based E-Commerce

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Craigslist and other listing sites leaves millions of buyers to find all kinds of goods and services. eddi is a product and a service.

Hulu Reopens Super Bowl Ad Site

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu has re-opened its Super Bowl advertising site, sponsored again this year by Toyota. The site has been featuring those ads on the dedicated mini-site for several years. READ MORE>>. hulu adzone superbowl super bowl advertising video streaming commercial commercials

Amplify Adds Wine Recommendations Site Club W To Accelerator

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Venice-based startup accelerator Amplify LA has added a new startup to its portfolio, personalized wine recommendation site Club W. READ MORE>>.

MySpace Launches New Mobile App, Site Design

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According to Myspace, its new site offers up a persistent music player, offering up 53 million songs from a library of digital music.

Xfire Partners With Southeast Asian Gaming Site

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Los Angeles-based Xfire is continuing its expansion into Southeast Asia with a new partnership, the firm said today, with Southeast Asian games publisher SEA Gaming. According to the two, SEA Gaming will integrate Xfire's online gaming utility into its massively multiplayer online games offerings. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

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Aggregage Launches Two New Sites

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Los Angeles-based Aggregage , the content aggregation and publishing startup headed by Robert Flynn, has launched two new sites, the firm said this week. Aggregage said that it has launched Leadership Digital , a new site focused on leadership and management, and Working Smarter Daily. Aggregage's co-founder is Tony Karrer.

Get.com Launches Product Discovery Site, Backed By $1M In Funding

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Get.com offers up an online site where people can search for and read reviews on products, including electronics, automotive products, beauty, and more. The site allows users to vote up and down products, follow questions and users, awarding and ranking questions and users by their votes. READ MORE>>.

CapLinked Revamps Site With New Features

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked said this week that it has made some major updates to the site, overhauling and improving the online service for managing investment activity for companies and deal tracking for investors. CapLinked is backed by Peter Thiel, Joe Lonsdale of Palantir Technologies, Dave McClure of 500Startups, and Aman Verjee.

Invested.in Launches New Site For Alternative Investment

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said Wednesday that it has launched a new site, INVST , a new network for institutional-quality alternative investment funds. said that it has partnered with Carillon Capital, LLC--run by former E*TRADE Financial executives--on the site. Los Angeles-based crowdfunding technology developer Invested.in Invested.in Invested.in Invested.in

Anti-AgingGames.com Launches Brain Fitness Site

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The site--whose games were designed by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell--offers up online games which have been vetted by scientists to help reduce the risk of early memory loss. The firm was co-founded by Elizabeth Amini and Brent Bushnell. READ MORE>>.

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Digest May 2-8: WINC’s Big Series B, SENSAY Passes 1 Million Users, LA CITY Site Redesigned

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Follow LA Tech Digest on Twitter ( link ) for news as it happens. **. THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar. Monday May 9. Chris Anderson (TED).

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Crowdfunder Gets $400K For Crowdfunding Site

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Los Angeles-based Crowdfunder , an online crowd funding site headed by Chance Barnett, has raised $400,000 in seed funding, according to reports today. According to TechCrunch, the firm is currently limiting users to accredited investors, until the JOBS act takes place. READ MORE>>.

Break Media Analyzes Men With New Site

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Los Angeles-based online publisher Break Media is delving into that question this morning with the launch of a new site, called Acumen , focused on pulling insights and analysis on the behavior and trends driven by men. Break Media also said it will be running an ongoing, R&D panel of several thousand men for its new site.

Townhang Raises $700,000, Launches Event Discovery Site

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A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Townhang.com , announced Wednesday that it has raised $700,000, and launched a new site to help people find interesting events, happenings, and activities in their city. The startup--founded by Alexey Karpov--said the funding came via equity crowdfunding efforts by the company. READ MORE>>.

FamilyFinds Buys Chicago Daily Deals Site

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Los Angeles-based FamilyFinds.com , the daily coupon and deals site run by Matt Coffin, said today that it has acquired Mamaloot , an online daily deal site located in Chicago. Mamaloot was started by two mothers, Bo Johnson and Lindsay Cohen, who met while working at Orbitz. READ MORE>>.

TrueCar Updates Used Car Valuation Site

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Santa Monica-based TrueCar , the car pricing and information site, said Monday that it has updated its ClearBook used car valuation site. ClearBook was originally launched in February. TrueCar said the updated, ClearBook 2.0 TrueCar is headed by Scott Painter. READ MORE>>. dealer cars automobile valuation auto used clearbook truecar