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Santa Monica Threatens Silicon Beach Growth By Taking Aim At Airport

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Santa Monica Tech Community Grows, As Another Tech Law Firm Sets Up Shop

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Naki Laundry Debuts In Santa Monica With Tech Friendly Laundry Service

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In the latest services-meets-smartphone service to launch in the Los Angeles area, a new startup, Naki Laundry , said today that it has launched its service in Santa Monica, letting the tech set use their smartphone or the web to get their laundry cleaned. Naki''s name comes from the Hebrew for the word "clean".

ParkMe Formally Launches In LA, Santa Monica

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TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach

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We do invest directly in companies that don''t need a shared service, as long as they''re tilting their industry. Why not Los Angeles? Thanks!

Amazon Prime Now Launches Restaurant Delivery In LA

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Amazon said that the new service makes Los Angeles its third and largest city where it is offering up its restaurant delivery. The company said that right now, it is offering up delivery in Santa Monica, West Los Angeles and Venice, with additional neighborhoods including Culver City, downtown, and Hollywood coming online soon.

Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA

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Los Angeles-based Squeegy , an on-demand, car wash service, said Wednesday that it has officially launched its service in Los Angeles. The startup, led by Andrew Davis, let users request a car wash from their mobile app, anywhere within Squeegy's service area. squeegy ondemand wash mobile washing service marketplace smartphone

ParkMe Launches Real-Time Parking In San Francisco [Infographic]

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Data to eliminate the hassle of parking. Over 29,000 metered spaces and 100,000 parking spaces. Recommendation engine.

Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products

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Cornerstone View. Cornerstone Planning. Users can easily create, manage and execute accurate headcount plans through a simple and intuitive design.

MomentFeed's New Service Aimed At Local Marketing For Brands

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Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , the developer of analytics software used to help retailers understand the link between their retail locations and mobile consumers, said this week that it has rolled out a new offering called LocalVoice Community Management. Pricing on the new service was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Google Analytics Panel wows Santa Monica crowd

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Google’s free “Analytics&# and “Optimizer&# services were the hot topics Thursday night in Santa Monica.  We were happy to host about 60 people at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Monica for networking, dinner, and education . Some estimate

Xfire Launches PC Tournament Service, Battleground

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Santa Monica-based Xfire is aiming to make it easier for PC game enthusiasts to find challengers, with the launch of a new tournament system, the firm announced this morning. Xfire said the new Battleground srvice supports Call of Duty 4 and Counter-Strike: Source, and that it will be adding additional titles regularly to the service.

Co-Founders Wanted of Santa Monica

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 -- Co-Founders Wanted of Santa Monica - presented by CoFoundersLab. CoFoundersLab focuses on more effectively facilitating co-founder matchmaking and they're coming to Santa Monica! Looking for a co-founder? See [link] (more

Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M

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Have a flat tire, locked yourself out of your car, or need a tow--but not a member of a roadside assistance service? Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk is led by serial entrepreneur Corey Brundage.

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DogVacay Launches Concierge Service

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Santa Monica-based DogVacay , the online, peer-to-peer dog boarding marketplace, is hoping to make it much easier to use its service, through the launch of a new "conciege" service today. Need some help finding and booking someone to take care of your dog when you''re away? he startup is led by Aaron Hirschorn.

Naki Laundry Offers Up Deal In Launch Of Smartphone Laundry Service

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ParkMe Raises Another Round From Angeleno Group To Fuel Its Expansion Internationally

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and Europe and recently released its real-time on-street parking solution for drivers in Los Angeles and Santa Monica and Austin.

TrueCar Names Dealer Service, Sales Lead

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Santa Monica-based online auto pricing and sales site TrueCar said it is l‌ooking to improve services to dealers and strengthen relationships with its dealers, through the appointment of a new executive. TrueCar said it has named Brian Skutta as its new Executive Vice President of Dealer Sales and Service.

Vet On Demand Launches New Service To Connect Pet Owners, Vets

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The company--which says it is als now offering up its service via a subscription model--lets pets owners directly contact veterinarians for questions.

BetterWorks Adds Personal Services Category

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Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the provider of a system for managing employee benefits and perks programs headed by Paige Craig, said this morning that it has updated its product, and added a new Personal Services category to its offerings. betterworks personal services employee benefit perksREAD MORE>>.

Docstoc's ExpertCircle Looks To Become The Yelp For Business Services

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Docstoc said it is looking to provide a similar functionality for businesses that Yelp and Angie''s List do for consumer reviews and services.

EdgeCast Launches Open Traffic Exchange Service

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Santa Monica-based content delivery network (CDN) provider Edgecast Networks said Wednesday that it has launched its OpenCDN federation platform, which allows independent content delivery network (CDN) providers to exchange production traffic. The firm did not say if it is expecting other operators to sign on to its exchange.

Squeegy Launches On-Demand Car Washes In LA

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Los Angeles-based Squeegy has recently launched into the market, with an on-demand, car wash service--currently serving the west side. squeegy ondemand wash mobile washing service marketplaceTired of driving around a dusty, dirt encrusted car, but too darn busy to find a car wash? The startup is led by Andrew Davis. READ MORE>>.

ParkMe Wins Parking Services Firm

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The companies said that ABM Parking Services is one of the largest operators of parking facilities in the U.S., READ MORE>>.

Luxe Launches Post-Drinking Drive Home Service In LA

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Luxe , the on-demand, luxury valet service, said today that it is expanding its service in Los Angeles with a new "Drive Home" service aimed at drinkers in LA. Luxe did not say when or if it will expand the service to its other, LA areas, which include Santa Monica, Venice, and West LA. READ MORE>>.

TrueCar Launches New Website, Ad Campaign

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advertising campaign developed by Santa Monica's DW+H, to help position it as a national brand. READ MORE>>.

TYLT Lab Raises $20M For SoCal Venture Investments

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The company also says it will be providing advisory services for companies that it invests in. tylt labs venture capital tyltlabs investment silicon beach santa monica A new, Los Angeles-based venture capital firm-- TYLT Lab --said Monday that it has raised $20M in an initial close towards its early stage, seed investment fund.

CallFire Names Chief Revenue Officer

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Santa Monica-based voice and text-platform provider CallFire is bolstering its executive ranks today with a new hire, saying that it has named Barbara Palmer as the company''s new Chief Revenue Officer. callfire executive chief revenue officer telephony services business phone telephone texting READ MORE>>.

Invested.in Buys MyNewFinancialAdvisor, Launches New Service

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Santa Monica-based crowdfunding site InvestedIn is announcing this morning that it has acquired Santa Barbara-based MyNewFinancialAdvisor , and is launching a new, invite-only site for premium investment opportunities. The new service, InvestedIn Alpha, is aimed at connecting alternative investment firms to accredited investors.

BlockBeacon Releases iPhone App For Local Deals

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The startup--backed by Resolute.vc--also said it is expanding beyond Santa Monica to include all of California. READ MORE>>.

Amp Launches Sustainability Guide Into Beta

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Three Day Rule Adds $650,000 For Matchmaking Service

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The funding came from the Dallas Angels Network, as well as other angels. READ MORE>>.

MamaBear Dangles Free Premium Services For Mother's Day

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Santa Monica-based MamaBear >, the developer of a mobile app which helps mothers keep track of and manage their families, said it will offer up a free premium services to users who sign up for the service during May. All of those firms are offering similar, premium memberships to new users with varying terms. READ MORE>>.

Adomic Scores Siemer WaveMaker Prize, $160,000

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eHarmony: More than 600,000 Marriages, New Job Matching Service

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Santa Monica-based online matchmaking site eHarmony said Tuesday that it now has more than 600,000 marriages to its credit, with approximately one in seven people in America having subscribed to the service at one point or another. eHarmony also said it will be releasing its job matching service, Elevated Careers, in Q4.

Tuition.io Raises $5M For Student Loan Management

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Santa Monica-based Tuition.io , a startup that developers technology-enabled services to help millennials pay off their student loans, refinance their student loans, and pay off debt, said this morning that it has raised $5M in a funding round. The company says it has now raised $8.2M for its service. READ MORE>>.

TZ Presents: ‘Nice Guys’ DO Finish First In Business | Fireside Chat With Clay Collins

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Where: The ROC (Real Office Centers) 604 Arizona Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401. There will be plenty of FREE Pizza & Drinks !

Insights: Five Customer-Focused Trends for Companies in 2016

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Today's contribution comes from Jaspar Weir , co-founder of Santa Monica-based TaskUs : Customers know what they want. READ MORE>>.

Expresscoin Launches Bitcoin Exchange Service

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Santa Monica-based Expresscoin said Wednesday that it has launched a new service to buy and sell Bitcoin, as well as other alternative currencies, such as Dogecoin. The company was co-founded by Will Wheeler and Joseph Hsieh. The company claims to have had $15M in USD transactions in its first year. READ MORE>>.

Mucker Capital closes on $45 million for an early-stage LA-based fund

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Santa Monica-based Mucker Capital has raised $45 million for its third fund, Mucker III.