Fri.Jan 19, 2018

Will Packer Media Buys xoNecole


Los Angeles-based production and content firm Will Packer Media said on Thursday that it has acquired women's lifestyle site xoNecole , a lifestyle site aimed at "urban millenial women". Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Will Packer Media said it will accelerate growth of xoNecole, adding video, social and mobile offerings, plus a newsletter and event series.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 19: Snap Lays Off Two Dozen Employees

L.A. Business Journal

Snap lays off two dozen employees; Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg leaving in March; and California legislators move forward bill to create California Aerospace Commission

Disney Links With Twitch On Content Distribution


Disney Digital Network , part of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI), is in a content deal with videogame streaming service Twitch , where Disney will provide content from four Disney content creators to Twitch. According to Twitch, four of the largest Disney-managed digital content creators Jacksepticeye, LuzuGames, Markiplier, and Strawburry17--will create exclusive, video-on-demand and live broadcast content on Twitch. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

Dell Med’s DeSalvo Discusses Health IT Now, and in Years to Come


Karen DeSalvo has experience working in the public sector, but she’s hardly what you’d call a government bureaucrat. DeSalvo, who is trained as a physician, served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from 2014 to 2016 under President Barack Obama. During some of the time she headed the ONC, as the office is known, DeSalvo was also Assistant U.S. Secretary for Health , a position within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


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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Restaurant365 Gets $20M For Restaurant Management Software


Irvine-based Restaurant365 , a developer of cloud-based tools for accounting, back office, and reporting for restaurants, has raised $20M in a Series A funding round, according to the company. The funding came from Bessemer Venture Partners. Restaurant365 said that, as part of that investment, Bessemer Partner Brian Feinstein has joined the company's board.

Tougher “Immigration” Policies On Foreign Tech Crossing U.S. Border


It’s not only people from other countries that are struggling harder to get into the United States these days, it seems. Technology from foreign nations may also be subject to stricter “immigration” rules. The national origins of tech devices and services wasn’t a front-burner question—at least for the general public—until the issue came up at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in May on Russia’s suspected hacking of the 2016 presidential election. Leaders of six U.S.