The Bouqs Shows Off New Digs In Marina Del Rey

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Marina Del Rey-based online flower delivery provider The Bouqs Company has expanded into fancy new digs in Marina Del Rey, saying that it has now reached a total of 60 employees. According to the company, co-founded by John Tabis and Juan Pablo Montufar, the new headquarters includes a lounge with a wine fridge and Kegerator, a kitchen, outdoor patio, and a "flower studio and creative workshop".

Upload Plans VR/AR Coworking Space In Marina Del Rey

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The company said its new site, based in Marina Del Rey, will open on April 13th. upload coworking space marina angeles augmented virtual reality contentUpload Inc. , a Bay Area company focused on virtual and augmented reality training and coworking, said on Thursday that it plans on opening up a new Los Angeles area education and coworking space, specifically focused on the VR and AR community.

Belgium Telecom Company BICS to Buy TeleSign for $230 Million.

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of Marina del Rey, a developer of user authentication software, announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to be acquired for $230 million in cash by telecommunications company BICS of Belgium TeleSign Corp.

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July 13th @ Upload LA in Marina Del Rey. Thursday, July 13, 2017 -- VR Happy Hour. Refreshments, VR demos, and exhibits included. See [link] (more

Shareability Names MomentFeed's Reed As Exec

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Marina Del Rey-based Shareability , a startup which focuses on creating viral content, said this week that Rob Reed, the founder and former CEO of MomentFeed, has joined the company as Partner and Chief Revenue Officer. The company said Reed will oversee Sales and Marketing for the company. Shareability said Reed joined the company because "online video is the next big wave of marketing disruption and innovation". READ MORE>>.

Dollar Shave Club Boosts Team With Four Exec Hires

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The company says it now has over 300 employees at a new, 50,000 square foot office in Marina del Rey, after growing more than 25 percent over the past year. Los Angeles-based Dollar Shave Club is announcing a major boost to its executive team this morning, with the hiring of four executives--Alan Wizemannas Chief Digital Officer, Danny Miles as Chief Technology Officer, Gloria Synn as Vice President of Member Strategy, and David Kujda as Vice President of Experience Design.

Dollar Shave Club Boosts Executive Team With Four VP Hires

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The company says it now has over 300 employees at a new, 50,000 square foot office in Marina del Rey, after growing more than 25 percent over the past year. Los Angeles-based Dollar Shave Club is announcing a major boost to its executive team this morning, with the hiring of four executives--Alan Wizeman as Chief Digital Officer, Danny Miles as Chief Technology Officer, Gloria Synn as Vice President of Member Strategy, and David Kujda as Vice President of Experience Design.

TrendShift Buys Health Data Intelligence

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Marina Del Rey-based TrendShift , a developer of population health management software for the healthcare industry, has acquired the assets of Health Data Intelligence. Health Data Intelligence was a developer of software-as-a-service, offering up healthcare analytics and population health management to employers, benefit advisors, medical managers and payers. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Health Data Intelligence (HDI) was based in Columbus, Ohio.

Evercar Plans LA Expansion For EV Rentals For Uber, Lyft Drivers

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According to Evercar, it currently has 43 vehicles in the Los Angeles area, including Downtown, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Inglewood, and Marina del Rey.

Carbonics Launches First Product

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Marina Del Rey-based Carbonics said on Wednesday that it has launched its first product, a carbon-on-silicon wafer aimed at helping advanced radio frequency (RF) semiconductor development.

Guidance Names New Marketing VP

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Marina Del Rey-based Guidance , which helps brands and retailers build online websites and apps, said Monday that it has named Jeff Hererra as its new Vice President of Marketing and Channel Development. Hererra was previously Head of Partner Marketing at Magento. He also has served at Visa. Guidance says it has helped such brands as Foot Locker, Johnny Was, Relax the Back, TOMS Shoes to create their websites and apps. READ MORE>>. guidance marketing site retailer executive

Carbonics Raises $5.5M For RF Materials

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Marina Del Rey-based Carbonics , a developer of carbon nanomaterials aimed at improving the power consumption and performance of wireless semiconductors, has raised $5.5M in a funding round. The funding came from TAQNIA international. Carbonics says its technology is based on research conducted at UCLA and USC. Carbonics says it is working on incorporating its carbon nanomaterials into semiconductor radio frequency (RF) components. The company is led by Kos Galatsis.

Esri To Power Maps For Ocean XPRIZE

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Redlands-based Esri , the developer of mapping and GIS tools, has linked up with Marina Del Rey-based prize competition operator the XPRIZE Foundation , to use its tools as part of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. The two said that Esri has donated its ArcGIS software for use in mapping efforts in the prize, which is aimed at creating autonomous, deep-sea mapping technology.

Belkin Opens First Bricks-and-Mortar Store, At LAX

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Marina Del Rey-based consumer electronics accessory maker Belkin says it has opened up its first ever, bricks-and-mortar store, located a LAX Airport in Terminal 6. Belkin said the new store--being run in conjunction with airport concessionaire Huddson Group--will offer up its tablet and smartphone accessories, including chargers, cables, screen protectors, and more.

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Thrive Market Picks Up $111M In New Funding

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Marina Del Rey-based, online healthy foods grover Thrive Market has raised $111M in a new, venture funding round, the company disclosed this morning. The new funding was led by Invus Group, and also included Greycroft Partners, E-Ventures and Crosscut Ventures. Thrive Market, which is led by Nick Green and Gunnar Lovelace, recently passed up $100M in revenues, and has been seeing a huge expansion in its customer base.

Guardian Circle Adds Peter Diamandis As Advisor

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Marina Del Rey-based startup Guardian Circle , the developer of a social-based system and app that helps people summon help from their friends, said last week that it has added futurist Peter Diamandis as an advisor as part of a "token sale" the company is running.

OnBoat.co Launches Boat Charter Marketplace

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Marina Del Rey-based OnBoat.co says it has launched a new, online boat charter marketplace, aimed at connecting users with boat charters. According to OnBoat.co, it is offering up access to boat rentals in San Francisco, San Diego, Newport Beach, Miami, Cancun, with plans to expand to Hawaii, Australia, and elsewhere. The marketplace appears to currently feature mostly professional charter operators--with pre-set tour plans and captains, although OnBoat.co

Global Eagle Entertainment, Intelsat In Satellite Access Deal

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Marina Del Rey-based Global Eagle Entertainment , the provider of in-flight, broadband Internet services, has signed a deal with satellite network operator Intelsat S.A. , the two said late Wednesday. The companies said they are in a new contract to use ten of Intelsat's satellites to provide Global Eagle with high-speed broadband connectivity. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

Moving Analytics Finds Funding

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Marina Del Rey-based Moving Analytics , a developer of software and programs to help cardiac patients complete their rehab at home, has raised a funding round from OCA Ventures. Size of the funding was not announced. Moving Analytics helps cardiac patients work with clinicians to develop a cardiac rehabilitation program, and uses an app to keep track of a user's activity, help that user report symptoms, and to manage communications between patients and their care team.

Muppets Take Over YouTube Space LA

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According to Disney-owned The Muppets Studio and LA's YouTube Space, they are releasing a number of collaborative videos out of YouTube's Marina Del Rey studio, with such YouTube celebrities as Jake Roper, Mike Tompkins, Matthew Santoro, Lindsey Stirling, and many others.

textPlus Unveils New App, Nextplus

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Marina Del Rey-based textPlus , the message app developer led by Scott Lahman, has unveiled a new app called Nextplus , aimed at ramping up adoption of the company''s messaging tools. textPlus disclosed that the new app will offer up cloud phone features, a virtual phone number, text messaging features, GIF sharing, stickers, and more, as well as voice service, and better scalability than the existing textPlus application. The new app runs on iPhone and Android.

Cooking.com Sold To Target Corp.

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Marina Del Rey-based Cooking.com , the online retailer of cookware, kitchen products, and more, has been acquired by Target , Target announced Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cooking.com has been looking for a buyer since October of last year. In addition to its own website, Cooking.com operated online stores for the Food Network, Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, Pillsbury, and others. READ MORE>>. cooking target merger acquisition ecommerce retail food

2018 Digital Entertainment World - Digital Entertainment World

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This year's event will be held in the hip and modern Marina del Rey Marriott just steps from the beach and located in the heart of LA's thriving Silicon Beach with easy access to Santa Monica, Venice and Playa Vista. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -- Digital Entertainment World (DEW2018).

2018 Digital Entertainment World - Digital Entertainment World

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This year's event will be held in the hip and modern Marina del Rey Marriott just steps from the beach and located in the heart of LA's thriving Silicon Beach with easy access to Santa Monica, Venice and Playa Vista. Monday, February 5, 2018 -- Digital Entertainment World (DEW2018).

textPlus Offers Up Valentine's Day Calling For Free

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Marina Del Rey-based mobile communications app and service provider textPlus will be offering up free calling through its app for Valentine''s Day, according to the company. textPlus said it will let users call friends and family on Friday, throughout the US and Canada, via either its iOS or Android apps. textPlus develops mobile apps which let users text or call people, and is well known for its free texting services.

textPlus Names Machinima's Nanea Reeves As President

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Marina del Rey-based mobile app developer textPlus , which develops apps that provides free texting and phone service, said late Tuesday morning that it has named Nanea Reeves as President of the company. Reeves is a veteran of JAMDAT, and joins JAMDAT co-founders Scott Lahman, Austin Murray and Zachary Norman at textPlus. Reeves was most recently a key executive at Machinima, and was also Chief Product & Strategy Officer over at Gaikai before it was acquired by Sony.

Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA

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The company--which launched a pilot program in Santa Monica in August--said it now is offering up its service in Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Brentwood, Century City, Culver City, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, West LA, Westchester and Westwood. Los Angeles-based Squeegy , an on-demand, car wash service, said Wednesday that it has officially launched its service in Los Angeles.

CADFORCE Acquired By Neilsoft Ltd.

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Marina Del Rey-based CADFORCE, a venture-backed provider of CAD support services, has been acquired by Puna, India-based Neilsoft Ltd. CADFORCE co-founder James Katz told socalTECH.com that the firm will remain in Marina Del Rey, with the whole team staying on.

TextPlus Competitor Lands $280M From Alibaba

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A direct competitor to Marina Del Rey-based free texting and phone service provider TextPlus said today that it has raised a huge, $280M funding round for its services.

Six Degree Games Gets $4.0M

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Marina Del Rey-based Six Degree Games , the developer of online virtual worlds, recently raised $4.0M in new funding, according to regulatory and other sources. Details on the fundraising round--which closed in Q2--have not been announced.

Tribogenics Adds Peter Diamandis To Advisory Board

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Marina Del Rey-based Tribogenics , the UCLA spinout which is developing small, low power X-ray sources aimed at enabling X-rays from portable equipment, has added Dr. Peter Diamandis to its advisory board. Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, and author of the recent book Abundance  The Future Is Better Than You Think. Tribogenics is led by Dale Fox.

Six Degree Games Raises $4.0M

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Marina Del Rey-based Six Degree Games , the developer of online virtual worlds for children, has raised another $4.0M in funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm late Friday.

textPlus Goes Global With New Texting, Calling App

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Marina Del Rey-based text messaging app develo textPlus , which is led by Scott Lahman, is going global, saying Thursday that it has launched a new free test messaging and calling app called Nextplus globally. According to textPlus, the new app allows users to send and receive low- to no-cost calls, texts and multimedia messages from any Wi-Fi-connected device. The company said it is looking to replace the need for traditional, carrier plans with its new app.