LA Kings Launch Social Networking App

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The LA Kings have launched a new, social networking app -- powered by LA-based startup Vixlet --which is aimed at connecting fans of the hockey team with each other, the team said Monday. kings vixlet social networking sports mobile hockey android

Canvas Aims At Social Networks

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Los Angeles-based Canvas , a stealth mode social networking startup, said this week that it is aiming at Facebook with a new service to let users share content, including audio, video, private messages, and more. canvas social networking facebook mobile sharing

weeSPIN Finds Funding For Social Networking App

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Los Angeles-based weeSPIN announced late Tuesday that it has raised a seed investment round for its music-focused, social networking app. weesping social networking music mobile venture capital angel soundcloud spotify

Virgin America Taps LA Startup For In-Flight Social Network

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Virgin America said this morning that it has launched a brand new, in-flight social network, based on a mobile app from Los Angeles startup Here on Biz. According to Virgin America, it has launched an in-flight social network which is aimed at helping to connect fellow business travelers on its flights, via the free Here On Biz app. virgin america angeles inflight social networking twitter business hereonbiz travel traveler

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). Social Networking in Web 1.0.

Calacanis Backs Mobile Social Networking Service

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Jason Calacanis , the high profile founder of Santa Monica-based Mahalo , is one of the angel investors in a mobile social networking service, Gowalla , the company said today. Tags: jason calacanis angel investment venture capital social networking gowalla

GoTV Networks Launches New Mobile Social Networking App

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Los Angeles-based GoTV Networks has launched a new mobile, social networking application focused on sharing pictures, videos, and text with their friends and family. GoTV Networks explained that it will support the new application with a combination of advertising and future micropayment subscriptions. Tags: gotv networks social networking pictures video sharing mobile

GraphEffect Unveils Social Network for Marketers With API

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GraphEffect today unveiled the latest version of its social network for marketers with an open API for developers. It enables marketing firms to work together on a variety of functions including planning, content creation, analysis, social advertising.

amSTATZ Social Network For Fitness Gurus, Athletes & Events | Interview With Founder

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The fitness professional network develops business tools that make it easier for fitness professionals to run their businesses and keep their clients engaged between training sessions. Android Apps & Software Entrepreneurship Google iPad Mobile Startups

Border Stylo Launches Retrollect Mobile App

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Los Angeles-based startup Border Stylo said this morning it has launched a new, free mobile app called Retrollect. Border Stylo said the new apps pull content from multiple social networks, and can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, or a Retrollect community.

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uSamp Eyes Check-Ins For Mobile Surveys

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Encino-based uSamp , the online survey and panel firm, said Wednesday that it is moving into the mobile market, and is adding mobile surveying to its platform.

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Snapchat: 35 Employees, Great Place To Work

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Venice-based social networking app developer Snapchat looks to be on the prowl for employees, based on a new recruiting video released onto YouTube by the company Wednesday morning. snapchat employee jobs recruiting social networking mobile

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The analysts at Morgan Stanley have produced a report that’s quite good reading on some of the major trends concerning mobile web. More than Mobile Internet I think they had trouble coming up with a name and settled for Mobile Internet even though it isn’t a great choice.

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At The Pool Hits 120 Countries, 3053 Cities

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At The Pool, led by Alex Capecelatro, is geared at moving social networking "offline" with real life activities. atthepool social networking mobile instant community

TechZulu Live to Premiere "TZLaw" at 5:15 p.m. PT Thursday, October 7, with IP Attorney Denise Grayson of "The Social Network"

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PT as they kick off the new weekly tech law show "TechZulu Law" with a discussion with IP attorney Denise Grayson, who portrays the attorney of Eduardo Saverin in the film about the early days of Facebook, "The Social Network.".

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Report: Apple Working On Snapchat Clone

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A report, published Thursday by Bloomberg, says that Apple is working on a clone of the software from Venice, California-based Snapchat --in a bid to make a renewed push into the social networking area. The report said that Apple is working on video sharing, editing, and "filter" features within its mobile apps, which could be sent to contacts or to existing social networking sites. snapchat apple clone social networking photo sharing

The Radical Evolution of Mobile Apps

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And apparently, that’s what mobile applications do better – just ask the fast-growing number of app users. This is the consequence of the switch from desktop and laptops to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. So what do people like about the mobile app technology?

BUMP.com Buys BumpChat

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La Jolla-based BUMP.com , the social networking and mobile app firm which allows people to send messages to others based on their license plate, said today thati thas acquired BumpChat , a provider of location-based communication and dating apps.

Report: Tinder Now Valued Over $5 Billion

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Los Angeles-based Tinder , the mobile dating app developer led by Sean Rad, is now worth over $5 billion, according to a report Friday from Bloomberg. tinder venture capital investment social networking dating mobile snapchat Bloomberg said that IAC recently bought 10 percent of Tinder from venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, for $500M. Bloomberg cited "people with knowledge of the deal."

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Precipice Labs Launches Photo Sharing App SDK

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Hermosa Beach-based Precipice Labs , a new startup developing mobile apps, has announced a new platform and SDK which helps mobile app developers add photo sharing to any mobile app. According to the startup, its new Ostetso platform is designed to help developers add their own, photo sharing social network with only a few lines of code. precipice labs mobile ostetso photo sharing social network community

Kuapay Takes On Mobile Payments, Loyalty With $2M

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Santa Monica-based Kuapay , a new startup aiming at the mobile payments and loyalty markets, has scored $2M in funding, the firm has disclosed. The startup is headed by Joaquin Ayuso de Paul, one of the angel investors in Border Stylo and co-founder of Spanish social network Tuenti.com (acquired by Telefonica). kuapay venture capital mobile payment loyalty international

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Lawsuit Targets Snapchat Founders, Venture Investors

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WhisperText Gets $3.0M

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whispertext venture capital mobile texting secret social networking A stealthy, Santa Monica-based startup, WhisperText has raised $3.0 from what looks like a number of high profile investors.

Green Dot Completes Loopt Buy

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Monrovia-based Green Dot , the provider of prepaid debit card products, reports today that it has completed its acquisition of Mountain View-based mobile social networking developer Loopt. The buy gives Green Dot access to both Loopt's mobile social networking software, but also a stable of developers in Mountain View. green merger acquisition greendot financial payment mobile loopt social networking software

Viddy Gets $1.6M For Mobile Video Sharing Software

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Venice, California-based Viddy , a new startup developing mobile video tools, said today that it has raised $1.6M in a first round of financing, and launched a mobile video creation and sharing tool for the iPhone.

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MySpace Rolls Out Mobile SDK

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Los Angeles-based social networking service MySpace is looking to attract mobile developers, saying today that it has released a new SDK which will allow developers to integrate the site into mobile applications. Tags: myspace mobile development developer software android google apple iphone

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HipGeo Adds Video Support To Mobile App

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Fullerton-based HipGeo , the location-based application developer co-founded by Scott Daniel, Jeff Kunzleman and Richard Rygg, has debuted a new mobile app, the company said this morning, which now supports video in its location-based streams. new app, which runs on the Apple iPhone and other platforms, automatically pulls photos, video, and text from social networks like Facebook, organized by location and plotted on a map. hipgeo mobile travel location iphone video

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MyLife.com Launches Android App, Has Big TV Ad Plans

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Los Angeles-based MyLife.com , the online contact and personal relationship management service headed by Jeff Tinsley, said today that it has launched a new mobile app for Android. mylife android social networking directory personal contact management people finder

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Peering Into The Mobile Games Future With Josh Hartwell of Mobile Deluxe

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What does the world have in store for the mobile games market, and how do mobile games developers look at the world? Tell us about Mobile Deluxe and the types of games you develop? Josh Hartwell: We do premium casual games for mobile devices.

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Exactly Expands To Silicon Beach, Backed By $4.6M

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A new, mobile app startup, Exactly --which is about to launch a mobile messaging and networking app aimed at Millenials--said it has set up shop in Silicon Beach, backed by $4.6M Goss says the company will be offering up a social app which lets users connect based on "being wired the same" and then enabling them to communicate via video messaging. exactly exacly social networking millenials community

FreedomPop Rolls Out Free, Unlimited Access To WhatsApp

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Los Angeles-based mobile broadband provider FreedomPop has begun offering up free, unlimited access to the popular social messaging app WhatsApp , across the U.s. freedompop whatsapp wireless social networking androidand another 30 countries across the globe. According to FreedomPop, the new service is being provided with the use of a "WhatsApp SIM", which plugs into either an Android or iOS phone.

Nettle Makes Movies Social With MovieGoer

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La Jolla-based Nettle , the mobile and social apps developer founded Brian Dear and Dan O'Neill, has launched its first app, MovieGoer , on the Apple iTunes App store. moviegoer nettle apple itunes social networking eventful movies movie

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UberMedia: Chime.in Hits 5M Uniques

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Pasadena-based Chime.in , the online social networking site and mobile app run by UberMedia , has now seen more than 5M uniques since its launch, UberMedia said today. UberMedia also said the service has sent 200 million "Chimes" -- the social messages which drive the site -- since launch. was launched three months ago, a diversion from UberMedia's Twitter-based social media apps. chimein social networking interests community

Interview with Jay Goss, exactly.me

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In the world of social networking, there are lots of apps and services which connect you with people you know, but not so many which help you connect with others like you. Is there a need for yet another social networking app? This is the year, according to all the data, where mobile messaging will surpass social. This is the year human beings will spend more time with mobile messaging than traditional social medial.

GameFly Gets Social With Android App

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Los Angeles-based GameFly , the online video game rental subscription service, said this morning that it has connected its online social network for gamers with its GameFly App for Android. GameFly--which was already offering up the social features on its iPhone app--said that the updated Android app now allows gamers to connect with each other across the different platforms. gamefly android social networking mobile smartphone