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NewEgg Kicks Off Early Holiday Shopping Season


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Lots of people do or will depend upon your leadership in driving growth, stability, and profitability. Email readers, continue here.] Gets $830K More In Seed Funding

socalTECH , the developer of a web-based platform for crowdfunding which is part of AmplifyLA, is announcing today that it has raised $830,000 more in a seed funding round. The round was led by Kamran Pourzanjani, the founder of PriceGrabber who is now head of Bestcovery., which is based in Los Angeles, is headed by Alon Goren.

Poly Founders Hosts Travelstrings @ Cal Poly Pomona

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 -- Poly Founders Hosts Travelstrings @ Cal Poly Pomona. Join Poly Founders as we host Melanie Gin and the co-founders of Travelstrings for a night of stories, questions, and networking. See [link] (more

Club W Doubles Down On Accelerators With Investment From 500Startups


500Startups said that ClubW--founded by Xander Oxman, Mark Lynn, Geoff McFarlane--was selected as part of its fifth class of accelerator companies.

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Fisker Automotive Offers Up Parking Lot For Hurricane Recovery


Anaheim-based Fisker Automotive has a factory in Delaware--a former plant for GM--working on its future electric vehicles. READ MORE>>.


MINDBODY Raises $35M


As part of the funding, MINDBODY said that Norm Fogelsong of IVP has joined the company's board of directors. READ MORE>>.

Boingo Wins Dallas Love Field


Boingo Wireless , the Wi-Fi hotspot network operator, has scored a win at the Dallas Love Field airport, the company said today. READ MORE>>.

ZapMobi Takes On Mobile Websites


Zapmobi , which is based in Los Angeles, said today that it has launched a new service which helps users create scalable, mobile websites that run on thousands of mobile devices. The new service said it has created a point, click, and drag mobile website builder which makes it easy for users to serve up mobile pages. READ MORE>>.

Chewse Joins 500 Startups


Silicon valley startup incubator program 500 Startups announced its latest batch of startups Wednesday, with a surprise: a local, Santa Monica firm among the fifth batch of companies being backed by the accelerator. Chewse was founded by Tracy Lawrence and Jeff Schenck. Schenck was formerly at Adly. READ MORE>>.

On-Ramp Wireless Names Kevin Hell As President, CEO


San Diego-based wireless communications module developer On-Ramp Wireless announced Wednesday that Kevin Hell, the former CEO of DivX, has joined the company as President and CEO. Hell headed by DivX until its acquisition by Sonic Solutions in October of 2010, and most recently was chairman of the EvoNexus startup incubator run by CommNexus.

Science Inc.'s New TripleThread Brings Work Style To Men


The latest startup out of Los Angeles-based startup studio/incubator Science, Inc. launched today, aiming initially at providing men with work-appropriate clothes delivered monthly. The service is the first from TripleThread, which is aiming its service at brick and mortar retailers looking to offer services to consumers at home. READ MORE>>.

Dollar Shave Club Gets $9.8M For Subscription Razor Service


Dollar Shave Club , the subscription razor delivery service headed by Michael Dubin, has raised $9.8M in a Series A funding. The round was led by Venrock, and also included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Forerunner Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Shasta Ventures, and Felicis Ventures. Dollar Shave Club is based in Venice. READ MORE>>.

Internet On The Go Takes On Mobile Internet Access


A new service from Los Angeles-based TruConnect Mobile is looking to provide mobile Internet access to Walmart customers. The new service, Internet on the Go , let users purchase bandwidth through refillable, pre-paid cards at Walmart. The new data plans costs $10 for 500Mb of data, $25 for 1.5 GB, and $45 for 4 GB. READ MORE>>.

Atara Biotherapeutics Gets Funding From Amgen, KPCB


Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers have put their backing behind a new, Westlake Village based drug development firm, Atara Biotherapeutics , in an unusual spinout of technology from the biotech giant. Financial details of the funding were not announced. a former partner at KPCB. READ MORE>>.