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HopSkipDrive Raises $7.4M More For Ride Service For Kids

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Los Angeles-based HopSkipDrive , the ridesharing service which helps deliver kids to and from school, after-school activities, and home, said this morning that it has raised $7.4M in a new funding round. The funding came from Student Transportation Inc. STI), a company in the school transportation, safety, and fleet services market. FirstMark Capital, Upfront Ventures, as well as new investors Skyview Capital and Halogen Ventures also participated in the funding.

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Evite Encouraging Charity Donations Through Holiday Events

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Los Angeles-based Evite is launching an effort to help raise money for charities, with a "Make More Merry" campaign powered by Venice, California-based Pledgeling , the company said Monday. According to Evite, the campaign will launch next Tuesday as part of GivingTuesday. Evite said it will encourage event planners and user hosts to offer guests charitable donations as part of their events, through its Evite Donations service.

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ViaSat Signs In-Flight Internet Reseller For Ka-Band Service

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Carlsbad-based satellite broadband provider ViaSat says it has added its first, value-added reseller for its high speed, Ka-band inflight Internet service today. ViaSat said Satcom Direct (SD), will offer up its in flight systems to large and mid-cabin business jets. Satcom Direct already had been reselling ViaSat's KU-band service. ViaSat's new Ka-band service offers up 16Mbps in-flight Internet speeds, and also has an IPTV downlink option and ability to use the Ku-band network if needed.

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Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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LA Metro, Via Tie On Ridesharing Effort

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and ridesharing service operator Via are in a new effort to use Via's ridesharing service to provide "last mile" service to users to get them to the Metro's biggest stations, according to the two. Via and the LA Metro said that a $1.35