Scoobeez Expands On-Demand Delivery Services In LA

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Los Angeles-based Scoobeez , a new startup offering up on-demand, door-to-door logistics and delivery services, says it is expanding its services across Los Angeles. The company said its service, in particular, offers up same day deliveries for even customers who "live in isolated areas or off the beaten path". scoobeez delivery service ondemand lastmile last mile logistics food

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Massage-on-demand company, Soothe, raises $31 million

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The massage-on-demand service Soothe seems to be rubbing investors the right way with the close of a new $31 million round of funding. The Series C round from late stage and growth capital investment firm, The Riverside Company , caps a busy first quarter for the massage service.

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Washio Shuts Down On Demand Laundry Service

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Santa Monica-based Washio , the venture-backed, on-demand laundry startup, has shut down, according to the company. The company said that it will be shutting down its operations, as of Aug 29., and returning orders to customers. The company did not say why it decided to shut down.

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Motor Trend Updates Video On Demand Service

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Los Angeles-based online content publisher TEN: The Enthusiast Network said this morning that it has launched an updated Motor Trend OnDemand , its automotive, video-on-demand service. The VOD service costs $4.99 motor trend motortrend automotive videoondemand video demand streaming content auto publishing

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Fandango Launching Video-On-Demand Service

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Los Angeles-based Fandango , the online movie ticketing and information services, said Tuesday that it will launch its own, premium on-demand video service, FandangoNOW , on March 30th. The company said the new service will offer up both new and catalog movies from all of the major studios, along with TV shows, for purchase or rental. The new Fandango service will be avialable on the Web, iOS, Android, Roku, and smart TV interfaces.

Demand Media Names Head of Registrar Services

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has announced a new head of the company''s domain name registration business this morning, saying it has named Steve Banfield as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company''s Registrar Services business. Demand Media is in the midst of spinning off its domain name registrar business. Banfield will head up Demand Media''s Name.com and eNom businesses.

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CarLove.co Launches On-Demand Car Repair Service

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has launched a beta of a new, on-demand service for car repair, starting in West Los Angeles, the company said today. The service lets users pick a nearby car mechanic, and actually dispatches a driver to pick up your car and deliver it to the mechanic for you--so you never have to leave the house. carlove ondemand repair service mechanic smartphone delivery quote automotive autoVenice-based startup CarLove.co

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Curbside Plans Expansion To SoCal With On Demand Pickup Service,

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On-demand pickup service Curbside , which develops a mobile, on-demand app and associated service that lets users buy products from retailers such as Target and Best Buy, and pick them up later that day, is planning to expand to Southern California.

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Dentulu Looks To Bring On-Demand Dentistry To LA

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The company says its services start at $299. dentulu dentist dentistry mobile smartphone dental ondemand serviceToo busy to bother with a visit to the dentist? A new, Los Angeles startup, Dentulu , is hoping to make it easier for you to handle dental care--saying it wants to allow patients to book a dental appointment much like they might book a ride on Uber.

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FabFitFun Debuts On Demand Video Service

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West Hollywood-based FabFitFun , the women's lifestyle brand which is backed by New Enterprise Associates, Upfront Ventures,Rachel Zoe Ventures, 500 Startups, Simon Ventures, Draft Ventures, and a long list of angels, said today that it has launched a new service called FabFitFunTV. The new service offers up fitness content from fitness studios and celebrity instructors. The new on-demand video content is available only to FabFitFun's subscription members.

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Flowspace Finds $12M For On Demand Warehousing

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Culver City-based Flowspace , a provider of "on-demand" warehousing and fulfillment services to businesses, has raised $12M in a Series A funding round, the company announced this morning. Flowspace is led by co-founder and CEO Ben Eachus, and manages what it says is a national network of on-demand warehousing and fulfillment centers, enabling one and two-day delivery for both e-commerce and other businesses.

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Rapidus Expands On Demand Delivery Service To Los Angeles

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Rapidus , an on-demand, ground courier service, said today that it has expanded into Los Angeles, offering up local businesses with one hour and same day delivery services. rapidus delivery demand angeles hour contractThe startup--based in San Francisco--says that the expansion is its first out of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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 company--which launched a pilot program in Santa Monica in August--said it now is offering up its service in Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Brentwood, Century City, Culver City, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, West LA, Westchester and Westwood.

Dropoff Brings Same Day, On-Demand Delivery Services To LA

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Dropoff , an on-demand, same day delivery startup, said today that it has launched its services in Los Angeles, as the first expansion of the startup into California. The startup, based in Austin, Texas, says it is targeting its on-demand delivery service at businesses, particularly those in the film and television, health care, professional services, food and grocery, and retail area. dropoff ondemand delivery service mobile smartphone business same startup

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On-Demand Startups Are Completely Changing the Industry

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The successor to social media, at least in terms of cultural significance, are the on-demand apps that have us reaching for our phones not just to message friends, but to make transactions. At the top of the list of the challenges these on-demand companies face is managing the labor pool.

As it raises new cash, Recharge adds homes to its supply of on-demand spaces

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There are so many services that have come out right now and that allow you take your amount of time and control how much time you buy it for,” says the company’s chief executive, Emmanuel (“Manny”) Bamfo. .

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Soothe Scores $10.6M For On Demand Massage Service

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for an on-demand, massage service, the company said this week. therapy company riverside capital venture service massage ondemand sootheLos Angeles-based Soothe has raised $10.6M The funding was led by The Riverside Company. Soothe currently lets customers in the Los Angeles and a few other areas book a massage from a network of independent massage therapists. The startup is led by Merlin Kauffman. Soothe says it plans to be in every major city in the USA within 24 months.

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Homejoy Shuts Doors To On-Demand Home Services

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Homejoy , one of the many, on-demand startups serving the Los Angeles area, said today that it will be shutting down its services, and will be closing on July 31st. Pathjoy had launched its first expansion outside the Bay Area in January of 2013, when it started its services in Los Angeles, and has been founded by Aaron Cheung and Adora Cheung. deadpool shutdown marketplace ondemand service cleaning maid lawsuit adora cheung aaron pathjoy homejoy

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Zingy's On-Demand, Dog Walking Services Acquired By Rover

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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. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced, and it's unclear when the actual acquisition occurred. Zingy founder and CEO Tobi Skovron says on his LinkedIn profile that he departed the CEO role in March.

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YourMechanic Expands On Demand Mechanic Service To LA

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YourMechanic , a venture-backed, Silicon Valley on-demand service for finding a mobile mechanic, said today that it has launched into Los Angeles. The company did not say exactly which parts of Los Angeles it will be providing its service.

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Demand Media Files Paperwork For Domain Name Service Spinout

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced this morning that it has filed paperwork required for the planned separation and spinout of its domain name business. According to Demand Media, its new subsidiary, Rightside Group, Ltd. , Rightside Group will be based in Kirkland, Washington, which is where Demand Media''s domain name businesses have been based. acquisition merger domainer group rightside spinout name domain media demand

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Honk Gets $12M For On-Demand, Roadside Service

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Santa Monica-based HONK , the on-demand, roadside assistance app startup led by Corey Brundage, said this morning that it has raised $12M in a Series A funding round. Honk offer ups an online app, for either iOS or Android, where motorists in need of a jump start, tire change, lock out services, or fuel can request a tow truck. Honk offers up guaranteed upfront pricing on those services, and does not require a membership.

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Demand Media Expands In Ireland

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Demand Media , the online publishing business led by Richard Rosenblatt, has made a major expansion into Ireland, as part of its domain name business, the firm said Wednesday. According to Demand Media, it has opened up what will be its largest, international office in Dublin, Ireland, which will serve as the international headquarters for its domain services business. demand media domain domainer ireland international headquarters expansion

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Envi Launches (Another) On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA

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In the second, on-demand, car-wash startup to launch in Los Angeles in the last few months, Los Angeles-based Envi says it has launched a new, on-demand startup to help users get their cars washed, using a mobile app. The startup--currently in public beta in Los Angeles--says its services start at $30.00 for the exterior of a car, and offers up environmentally friendly, socially responsible on-demand car detailing.

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Pluto TV Adds New Video On Demand Service

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Los Angeles-based free Internet television provider Pluto TV said this morning that i has launched a new, free Video-on-Demand (VoD) service. The company said it will feature content from Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), and Warner Bros. on the new offering. The company said it already provides over a hundred television channels, with thousands of movies and TV shows.

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VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service

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Ross Lipson, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the on-demand marijuana and cannabis delivery service, Dutchie, had thought he was done with the online delivery business.

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

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But Alphabet’s investment team is far from the only group investing in the restaurant infrastructure as a service business. If anyone is aware of the massive market potential for leveraging on-demand services, it’s Kalanick.

How Heal Is Enabling On-Demand Doctor's Housecalls, with Dr. Renee Dua

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Los Angeles-based health startup Heal (www.getheal.com") has come up with its solution to that problem--a smartphone app driven service, which lets you schedule an on-demand, in-home visit with a doctor, who makes a housecall in less than 60 minutes.

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Fullscreen To Launch Subscription Video-On-Demand Service

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Los Angeles-based Fullscreen announced plans to launch its own, subscription video-on-demand service on Wednesday, with plans to show both its own original and third party content. Details on the release date and pricing have not been announced. Fullscreen, which is led by George Strompolos, is now part of Otter Media, which is backed by AT&T and the Chernin Group.

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

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Santa Monica-based Vet On Demand announced a new, on-demand pet health app for iOS and Android this morning, which lets pet owners get remote, consultations from veterinarians.

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REME Enters On-Demand Massage Market

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Los Angeles- and Santa Monica-based REME , a new startup offering up on-demand massage, stretch, and IV therapy services to the health and wellness community, said today that it has officially launched it services. The company said it provides its services toin-home, at the office, or the customer's location of choice. REME said its services are now available in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.

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Soothe Picks Up $35M More For On Demand Massage Service

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Los Angeles-based on-demand, massage service Soothe has raised another $35M in funding to expand its service into more cities, the company said on Thursday. The company says it helps connect consumers with licensed, background checked, and vetted massage therapists, who it dispatches depending on who is available; consumers are not able to request specific therapists through the service.

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 said it offers up roadside services for prices as low as $49, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--and also claims to be 50 percent faster than services like AAA.

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Hulu, Disney Ink Video-On-Demand Deal

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Santa Monica-based television- and video-streaming service Hulu and Walt Disney Studios said earlier this week that the two are in a subscription, video-on-demand deal which make over 50 popular titles available for streaming on Hulu. hulu disney video demand streaming content hollywood television

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Demand Media Expands Content Offerings

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said today that it is expanding its offerings in the content area, with an expansion of its Content Solution offerings. According to Demand Media, the expansion includes new content formats and enhanced "publishing and distribution strategies." Demand Media''s product is used by brands, publishers, and agencies to create content and drive visitors to their websites. Pricing details on Demand Media''s expanded offerings were not announced.

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