Thu.Sep 05, 2019

Are your chairman and CEO the same person?


Here’s one that targets most any company that has taken investments at any stage, as well as more mature companies. Why would you split the positions?

Appetize Links With Quick Service Platforms


Playa Vista-based Appetize , which develops tablet-based point-of-sale (POS) products, said this morning that it has added integration with Quick Server Restaurant (QSR) software and services providers Olo, Punchh, and SynergySuite. According to Appetize, the partners are using the "Appetize API engine", which lets partners integrate their services within its product suite.

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Startup Aquacycl Raises $4M To More Efficiently Treat Wastewater


Making beer is a water-intensive process : Along with the water that goes into the product itself, another five to seven gallons of wastewater is produced for every gallon of the good stuff because of cleaning, cooling, and packing during a brew.

Blackline, Workiva Team On Data Integration


Los Angeles-based accounting automation software developer Blackline , and reporting and compliance software developer Workiva , said on Wednesday that the two companies have integrated their platforms. The two said the deal lets their joint customers connect and transfer data between their two platforms. The two said that many of their customers use Blackline for automating balance sheet reconciliation and other processes, and then use Workiva for reporting and compliance efforts. READ MORE>>.

Jam City Adds Quidditch To Harry Potter Mobile Game


Los Angeles-based mobile games developer Jam City , the developer of the popular Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game, says it is adding a new feature to the game focused on the fictional sport of "Quidditch". According to Jam City, it will now let fans play the game of Quidditch in the game, as part of the ongoing adventures of the game. Quidditch is from the popular series of Harry Potter books and movies, and involves flying around on broomsticks.

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YouTube Creates New $100M Fund For Children's Content Creators


In a move that may have a huge impact on the content creation business in Los Angeles, YouTube said on Wednesday that it has created a new, $100M fund, which it will disburse over the next three years, which will go towards the creation of "thoughtful, original" children's content for YouTube and YouTube Kids. The new fund comes as part of a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General over its privacy policies for children.