How to Help Children With Chronic Illness

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The goal is to raise money to help children with chronic illness get ongoing instruction in sports, art, music or whatever endeavor would help them get fulfillment in life.

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Two new handhelds will help you relive the golden age of gaming

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Whether you’re an older gamer who remembers the Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis with great fondness or a doting grandparent who doesn’t remember exactly what the grandkids wanted (the Nintendo Swamp or something?),

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LawKick: A Modern Way To Find Legal Help

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Michael Chasin: LawKick.com is essentially a marketplace that makes it easier than ever to find legal help. How the website works, is the client goes to the website, and indicates what they need help with. If you think about finding legal help, it''s not like you''re buying a t-shirt.

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Two new handhelds will help you relive the golden age of gaming

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Whether you’re an older gamer who remembers the Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis with great fondness or a doting grandparent who doesn’t remember exactly what the grandkids wanted (the Nintendo Swamp or something?), the new AtGames portable consoles will either excite you to no end or cause deep disappointment. These crazy little consoles contain dozens […]. Gadgets Gaming TC Atari atgames computing Los Angeles Nintendo nintendo entertainment system player sega genesis Software tim

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Guardian Circle Taps Your Social Network For Help In A Crisis

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Just having one of those days, when you need some help--ie your car broke down, you can't get to daycare to pick up your child, you've got a medical emergency? 911--to provide help. guardian circle help panic button smartphoneMarina Del Rey-based Guardian Circle says it has the app for you--a new app which lets you connect with your own personal network of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and others, who can get you out of a bind.

Esri Teams To Use Drones To Help Fight Wildfires

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Redland-based GIS technology and software provider Esri is helping to power a new product, which is using military drone technology to help fight wildfires. The system taps Insitu's ScanEagle aerial vehicle, Esri's geographical information systems (GIS), and support from FireWhat's fire professionals, to help provide data collection and spatial analytics of fires.

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Tengia Seeks To Help Seniors Redefine Retirement

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Los Angeles-based startup Tengia says it has launched a new platform, which is aimed at helping Americans who are 65 and older, help connect with individuals and small businesses to tap into their depth of experience. Are you 65, but not yet ready to give up the working world?

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Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M

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Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk, which launched this morning, said that it has launched nationwide to help connect drivers with more than 20,000 tow and roadside assistance drivers nationwide. assistance highway call roadside investment investor angel capital venture brundage corey help honk

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myRight Helps Answer Legal Questions, Online

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A new, Los Angeles startup, myRight , is hoping to help users with some basic legal questions, through a new service geared around asking users questions-and-answers about their legal questions. The startup, part of the StartEngine accelerator, asks users a series of questions around different topics -- things like security deposits, wills, gun control -- helping users to learn more about different topics, and also referring them to more detailed information sources and lawyers.

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Cornerstone's DisasterReady.org Aims To Help In Syrian Crisis

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DisasterReady.org , the online learning site created by Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand and its nonprofit arm, the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, is pitching in to help address what the Cornerstone calls "one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent time".

Readers: Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

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To help those affected by Hurricane Harvey across parts of Louisiana and Texas, mobile phone users can text 'HARVEY' to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross to help prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.

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LogMeIn Employees Pitch In To Help First Responders In Montecito

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Goleta-based employees for LogMeIn have pitched in to help in the aftermath of the massive disaster in Montecito, and spent all Saturday cleaning off mud from Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue response vehicles, equipment and even the station itself, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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Cleaner Vehicles Help Make Smarter Cities

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Two of the most popular terms in urban planning today are smart cities and clean energy. These concepts naturally go hand-in-hand. As cities get smarter, they use energy more efficiently and in a more controllable fashion, and they are better able to incorporate intermittent clean energy sources.

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Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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there is a nascent industry to try and help you with this, too. Don’t get my wrong – a great looking product can really help support a sale. ” They want technical sales to help with customer objections.

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TigerText's New Bot Helps Schedule Appointments, More

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Is a messaging "bot" the answer to helping to improve the quality of health care? According to TigerText, it has launched HealthBot , a new messagin application which can help healthcare organizations, insurance providers, and large pharmacy chains automated scheduling, provide information about drug interactions and side effects, provide medication reminders, and more.

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4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads

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This software features a set of tools dedicated to helping you host flawless and productive webinars every step of the way. Finding potential customers continues to be a huge challenge not only for established marketing and sales teams but also for startup executives and solo entrepreneurs.

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How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources

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If you want to know more about her company you should read the above link because her presentation at the Upfront Summit was taking her vision several steps beyond the current scope of our next few years plans and talking about her hope of helping to develop systems to save humanity.

Framework Benchmarks

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Weve done our best, but we are not experts in most of them so help is welcome! Hopefully an expert in JRuby can help us here. We think it is important to know about as many good tools as possible to help make the best choices you can.

Uber, DogVacay Tie To Help Animal Shelters

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STARTrescue helps relocate animals from overcrowded shelters in high-kill shelters in Southern California to areas more likely to find people willing to adopt dogs, in the Pacific Northwest.

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FixUp Launches To Help Users Consult Experts Via iPhone

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How do you get help with that plumbing project you're working, or some minor assistance with that auto repair? A new, iPhone app-- FixUp --debuted today to try to help users with those kinds of questions, saying it will connect users to a network of skilled, service professionals via iPhone video. StartupMinds said it has previously helped accelerate such firms as Telesign and Ringadoc. fixup iphone expert help advice household

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Sony Hires Cybersecurity Firm, Gets FBI Help

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Culver City-based Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired a cyber security company to help it clean up and track the massive hacking of the company''s corporate network, and also has the FBI on the case, according to reports today.

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Dave Gets $3M To Help You Avoid Bank Overdrafts

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Dave's mobile app helps users predict their expenses and avoid overdrafting their checking accounts--plus also lets users borrow money as an advance on their paycheck. Los Angeles-based Dave , a developer of artificial intelligence for preventing bank overdraft fees, said this morning that it has raised $3M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Mark Cuban, SV Angel, The Chernin Group, along with Jonathan Kraft, Skip Paul and Diplo.

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DogVacay's New VacayCam Helps Capture Dog Candids

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Santa Monica-based online pet sitting marketplace and community DogVacay has a cute, new feature, which helps the company''s hosts capture great canine candids.

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ValueMyStuff: Helping You Uncover That Monet In Your Attic

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offices in Los Angeles--wants to help anyone figure out exactly what those items are worth, tapping into expertise from its staff, who have been at big international auction houses like Sotheby''s and Christie''s.

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Staff Ranker: Helping Hospitality Businesses Better Manage Workers

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However, Redondo Beach-based StaffRanker (www.staffranker.com) has rolled out a system to help those companies better manage what is a notoriously difficult segment of the labor market, which has a lot of turnover and which just doesn''t match existing, corporate performance management systems.

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Angels Help Kick Off Pasadena’s Connect Weekend

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From left to right: Erik Hovanec, Managing Director of The Design Accelerator, and fellow Pasadena Angels Bill Pinney, Terry Kay, and Brad Schwartz at the Kickoff Mixer held Thursday night. March 13, 2014. Kickoff Mixer for the Connect Weekend.

Float Finds $3M To Help Millennials Establish A Credit Score

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Los Angeles-based Float said late last week that it has raised $3M in an angel funding round, to help Millennials establish a credit score. The startup, led by Max Klein, is looking to help Millennials establish a credit score; the startup said that sixty three percent of Millenials don't own a credit card, and about 45 percent have a "thin file" which makes it difficult for them to apply for an receive those cards.

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How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters

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In the case of San Diego's Classy (www.classy.org), you get an extremely popular piece of software-as-a-service to help you manage a nonprofit and its fundraising efforts. I think we're actually helping to solve that problem.

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Helping Colleagues in Their Time of Need

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Don’t feel obligated but when a community acts to help a colleague in need it’s surprising what an impact can be made with a large amount of small contributions. I had a bunch of topics teed up now that I’m back in LA after 2 weeks of constant travel. I felt excited to write because it’s a cathartic outlet for me and saves me from doing email. But no words would come out this weekend.

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How Tengia Wants To Help You Tap Into The Rich Experience Of Older Professionals

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Tengia is a new website focused on helping companies take advantage of that deep talent and lifetime of accumulated experience, by matching them with older individuals with the skills they need. Sulgatti tells us how she hopes her service will help both those older individuals, as well as companies, connect. I was consulting for an architecture firm, and essentially helping to recruit an individual to manage our firm's design team.

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Portfolium Gets $6.6M To Help College Students Find Jobs

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San Diego-based Portfolium , a startup which develops a service to help college students provide portfolio of their work to employers, has raised $6.6M in a funding round, the company disclosed on Monday. The funding was led by SFJ Ventures, and also included University Ventures and USA Funds. Portfolium is led by Adam Markowitz. READ MORE>>. portfolium venture capital college student university jobs employment education school resume

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Meater Helps you Get a Perfect Steak, Every Time

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That’s going to go a long way towards helping the team with the production tooling, their pilot run, production run, and the ultimate delivery to backers in January 2016.

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MINDBODY Helps Power New Google Fitness Reservation Service

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San Luis Obispo-based MINDBODY is one of the companies behind the new, Google service for booking fitness and spa appointments, Google Reserve. Google, which announced the new service on Thursday , said it now allows users to book and pay for fitness classes through Google Maps, Google Search, and the Reserve with Google website. Google said it is using MINDBODY, plus MyTime, Genbook, Full Slate, Front Desk, Appointy, and others, to power the service. READ MORE>>.

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