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fusionZONE Automotive Buys MotorWebs


Pacific Palisades-based fusionZONE Automotive , a developer of website software for automotive dealers, said Wednesday that it acquired MotorWebs , a web design company that specializes in creation and management of car dealership websites. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. MotorWebs was based in Seattle. fusionZONE said that, as a result of the buy, it will open a third office in Seattle and will retain MotorWeb's current employees.

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Los Angeles-based Frame launches mental health gateway for a pandemic-stricken generation

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Its co-founders, Kendall Bird and Sage Grazer, ran their first business in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles years ago, selling out their entire inventory of lemonade to a captive audience of eager parents.

TunesMap Targets Sonos, Apple TV Users With Music App


Pacific Palisades-based TunesMap , the developer of an interactive, immersive music application, says it has launched a beta of a new music application which it says adds "photos, films, art, fashion, videos, merchandise, news and more" to music for Sonos users, in conjunction with Apple TV.

Wavemaker Genesis Aims At Blockchain, Crypto Investments With New Fund


Pacific Palisades-based Wavemaker Genesis , a new, venture capital investment fund aimed at Blockchain and cryptocurrency investments, has quietly been making the round of limited partners, according to a regulatory filing by the fund. The new fund--led by Wavemaker Partners co-founder David Seimer and Scott Walker, the founder and CEO of Atrinsic and Bitcoin mining guru.

Aadi Bioscience Raises $23M


Pacific Palisades-based Aadi Bioscience , a biopharmaceuticals firm focused on diseases related to mTOR activation, said it has raised $23M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Hermed Capital and also included Celgene Corporation, Vivo Capital, Decheng Capital, the Helsinn Investment Fund and Star Summit Ventures.

Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA


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.

FollowMaid Helps Clean Up, Manage Twitter Followers


The new service--created by Pacific Palisades software development firm Etronica--is aimed at both individuals and businesses. A new online service, FollowMaid , is looking to neaten up your Twitter account, by automatically pruning out spammers and find new people to follow by keyword. According to Etronica, the new service automatically scans Twitter accounts, and is designed to help social media managers better manage their Twitter followers.

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George Powell – Doing Well By Having Fun


After trying to tell him color made no difference, I went to the Palisades Hobby store to humor him, and discovered yellow polyurethane roller skate wheels being sold for skateboards. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

Interview with Gary Bishop, Network Automation


It was started here in Pacific Palisades, at the end of Sunset and the PCH. Ironically, I used to pass their offices every day commuting from the Palisades to Calabasas, where I was running Sungard Treasury Systems.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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