NWP Services Corporation Acquired By RealPage For $68M
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Irvine-based NWP Services Corporation , which develops cloud-based billing, electronic payment, energy management, and back office accounting and IT infrastructure for the rental housing industry, has been acquired by fellow software provider RealPage. RealPage said NWP Services had approximately $58M in revenues in 2015. READ MORE>>.
Hulu Confirms Plans For Live TV Streaming Service
MAY 4, 2016
Los Angeles-based Hulu confirmed today at its Upfront event in New York that it indeed is planning to roll out a live, TV streaming service next year. Hulu has not yet announced pricing on the yet-to-be-launched service, or provided other details. live hulu television streaming cable service content hollywoodREAD MORE>>.
Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
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
Airmule Launches Peer-To-Peer, International Courier Service
APRIL 27, 2016
A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Airmule , said Tuesday that it has launched a new, international courier service, whcih lets travelers transport items for others when they travel on international flights. For travelers, Airmule claims that users might even be able to cover the full cost of their international flights through the service.
Uber: Transportation Service or Big Data Company?
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Amazon Takes On Local Service Referrals In LA
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Amazon.com is in a bid to take a share of the Los Angeles market for local referrals for handymen and service providers, as Los Angeles continues to be a major launch market for on-demand, services marketplaces. amazon local service referral citygrid serviz handybook pathjoy READ MORE>>.
Recmnd.us Takes On Service Recommendations
AUGUST 30, 2012
The company described its service as "Digg meets Yelp, but for service providers, not restaurants." READ MORE>>.
H3 Financial Services Raises Funding
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Aliso Viejo-based H3 Financial Services , a developer of web-based software for managing consumer finance and billing for the dental and veterinary market, has scored a Series A investment. H3 Financial Services is led by Joe Simrell. financing dental veterinary credit billing saas software services financial READ MORE>>.
MomentFeed's New Service Aimed At Local Marketing For Brands
JANUARY 21, 2015
MomentFeed said the new service helps brands by offering up localized published to Facebook, Google+, and Foursquare, along with a dedicated, community manager. Pricing on the new service was not announced. READ MORE>>. momentfeed brand analytics local retail retailer marketing launch
Chatmeter Debuts New SEO Service
MAY 2, 2016
San Diego-based Chatmeter , a provider of local search marketing, reputation management, and SEO services, says it has launched a new service this morning, to help companies manage customer reviews. Pricing on the new service was not announced. READ MORE>>. chatmeter search engine marketing reputation management
Connectifier Swizzles Service After LinkedIn Acquisition
MARCH 29, 2016
According to blog posts from both Connectifier and LinkedIn, Connetifier will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of LinkedIn, selling to its own customer base, however, the two will connect the two services through a new API, along with other changes. READ MORE>>. connectifier linkedin recruiting software tool
How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company
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MARCH 21, 2013
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Service Objects Takes On Email Validation
AUGUST 28, 2013
If you''re a business with a big database of email contacts, Santa Barbara-based Service Objects has a new product for you. Service Objects claims that its algorithms and software reduce bounce rates on emails by 90 percent. Service Objects is led by Geoff Grow. service objects serviceobjects email validation READ MORE>>.
Xfire Launches PC Tournament Service, Battleground
MARCH 5, 2013
Xfire said its new Battleground service lets gamers directly challenge others in an "Instant Action" mode, and participate with sponsored tournaments from Xfire partners in "Tournament" mode. xfire tournament service battleground virtual currency content videogame video gameREAD MORE>>.
HopSkipDrive Gets $10.2M For Kids' Ridesharing Service
JANUARY 26, 2016
Los Angeles-based HopSkipDrive , the kids' ridesharing service which is led by Joanna McFarland, said today that it has raised $10.2M in a Series A funding. HopSkipDrive currently only offers its service within Los Angeles, but says it hopes to expand to other U.S. markets later this year. READ MORE>>.
Fullscreen Set To Launch $4.99 A Month Video Streaming Service In April
MARCH 30, 2016
Los Angeles-based Fullscreen is getting set to launch its own video streaming service, starting next month, and will charge $4.99 a month for streaming access to both original and licensed content. Fullscreen, which detailed its plans today for the service, had announced plans for the streaming service in September. READ MORE>>.
MyTime Snags Funding For Appointment Service
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
MyTime , which operates an online service focused on online deals for appointment-focused businesses like chiropractors, personal trainers, housekeeping, and more, has raised a round of funding to expand its service beyond Los Angeles. mytime venture capital appointment service grpvc deals servicesREAD MORE>>.
Airbnb Launches Room Cleaning Service For Hosts In Los Angeles
APRIL 9, 2014
Apparently, Los Angeles has become the center of the world for smartphone-driven house cleaning services, as Airbnb told hosts in the city Wednesday that it has tied up with smartphone-driven cleaning services Homejoy and Handybook to clean rooms between rentals via Airbnb. READ MORE>>.
Customer Support Training | What is excellent customer service?
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Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
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. READ MORE>>.
Cynvenio Debuts New Lab Service
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Westlake Village-based Cynvenio , a developer of technology for the molecular characterization of cancer, said this week that it has launched a new service aimed at helping to isolate, sequence, and enumerate circulating tumor cells. The company said the availability of the service can help provide personalized medical treatments to patients.
Younity Finds $8M For Cloud Media Storage Service
DECEMBER 3, 2015
San Diego-based Younity is announcing this morning that it has raised $8M in a Series A funding, for its cloud-based media storage service. Younity's cloud service lets users storage video, music, photos, and more across multiple devices. younity cloud media storage service venture capitalREAD MORE>>.
Mommy Bloggers Review Service for Manufacturers of Kid and Family Products
MAY 14, 2013
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DinnerDate.com Launches Group Dating Service In San Diego
APRIL 19, 2012
That's the idea behind DinnerDate.com , a new service which looks to connect singles with others in informal, group dinner dates. READ MORE>>.
Google Launches Music Service
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Throwing its hat into the streaming music market, Internet giant Google announced a new service, Google Music , today in Los Angeles. The new service will be free, and will allow users to listen to tracks they already own, for free. The new service is open to any user in the United States. READ MORE>>.
LiveViewGPS Debuts Mobile Phone Location Service
AUGUST 14, 2012
Valencia-based LiveViewGPS , a developer of GPS tracking devices, said today that it has rolled out a new, mobile phone location service for cell phones. The firm said its new service, Mobile Phone Locate , is aimed at families and businesses, and helps them locate phones using both GPS and the cell phone network. READ MORE>>.
FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service
MARCH 22, 2011
Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , the e-commerce and payment processing software firm headed by Dan Engel, said this week that it has launched a new online subscription management and payment service called SaaSy. Engel said that the service is aimed at SaaS and Web 2.0 READ MORE>>.
MySpace, Panasonic Unveil Social TV Service
JANUARY 10, 2012
The service--which takes advantage of Myspace's library of music videos and songs--runs on Panasonic's VIERA Connect enabled HDTVs. READ MORE>>.
DogVacay Launches Concierge Service
MAY 14, 2013
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. According to DogVacay, the service is particularly aimed at pet owners with more complicated needs, or who are in the midst of last-minute bookings.
Google Shuts Urchin, Other Services
JANUARY 20, 2012
Internet giant Google said Friday that it will be shutting down web analytics service Urchin , the onetime San Diego startup which had been acquired by Google in April of 2005. Urchin was founded by Paul Muret and Scott Crosby in 1995. READ MORE>>. urchin google shutdown picnik
HelloTech Expands Tech Support Service To San Diego
APRIL 28, 2016
The company now offers up its services in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. READ MORE>>.
Fliptu Targets Music Industry With Social Service
OCTOBER 14, 2013
Los Angeles-based Fliptu , the social media software developer headed by Jeremy Gocke, is targeting the music industry with its social service, and is launching a new platform that lets the music industry share the pictures, video clips, and other social items that fans are sharing before, during, and after concerts. READ MORE>>.
Zingy's On-Demand, Dog Walking Services Acquired By Rover
APRIL 5, 2016
Los Angeles-based Zingy , an online, on-demand dog walking service, has been acquired by Rover , according to the companies. Zingy launched in 2015, offering up a way to find on-demand, dog walking services from a marketplace of independent providers. READ MORE>>. zingy rover merger acquisition ondemand walking walkers pets
PromoJam Debuts New Self Service Social Promotions Tool
JANUARY 23, 2013
PromoJam debuted its brand new, self-service version of its social promotions tool today, PromoJam 2.0, startup debut facebook pinterest twitter software tool promotion social service self promojamlooking to make it much easier for small, medium, and enterprise businesses to manage and run online social promotions. READ MORE>>.
ClubLocal Debuts In Bay Area, As ReachLocal Ramps Services
JUNE 6, 2013
ClubLocal , the home services booking company which is owned by ReachLocal, said today tha tit has launched its services in the Bay Area. As part of the launch into the Bay Area, ClubLocal said its first 1,000 customers will get $100 in free home services to try out the new service. READ MORE>>.
Top Tips for Streaming Services: Cutting the Cord the Smart Way
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MindTouch Picks Up $12M For Customer Self Service Software
JANUARY 14, 2016
San Diego-based MindTouch , a developer of software-as-a-service tools to help companies create self-service, customer support sites, has raised $12M in a Series A funding. mindtouch venture capital customer self service portal saasThe funding came from PeakSpan Capital, along with SK Ventures and SAP SE. READ MORE>>.
Naki Laundry Offers Up Deal In Launch Of Smartphone Laundry Service
JUNE 10, 2013
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Slacker Launches Ringtone Service For Verizon Wireless
OCTOBER 10, 2014
San Diego-based music streaming service Slacker said Thursday that it has rolled out a new ringtone service for customers of Verizon Wireless, with a service called Slacker Radio Tones. Slacker said that specific music--for example, Pharrell''s ''Happy''--can be used as ringtones when your mother calls. READ MORE>>.
BetterWorks Adds Personal Services Category
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
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>>.