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Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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In the VC insider baseball world a discussion has gone on about “VC platforms” over the past 5 or so years. Partner Leverage.

DataScience Debuts New Data Analysis Platform


Los Angeles-based DataScience , the data analytics software developer led by Ian Swanson, has rolled out its data analysis platform, the DataScience Cloud. datascience data analysis software platform toolsThe new software is aimed at data science teams in the enterprise. READ MORE>>.

Can You Build Your Business on Somebody Else’s Platform?

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DataSift was never built on a single platform and never desired or expected to be Twitter’s re-syndication provider as its sole business.

SendUs Debuts Crowdsourced Video Platform


A new, Los Angeles startup, SendUs , launched its services to help brands manage user-generated video content this morning, saying that its platform helps companies leverage that user-generated content and turn it into videos for companies. Are you a company looking to find and promote user-generated videos around your brand? READ MORE>>.

AssetAvenue Launches Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform


Los Angeles-based Asset Avenue has launched a new, crowdfunding site focused on commercial, real estate investments, the company said this week. According to the startup, its online marketplace lets potential real estate investors access to pre-vetted investment opportunities across the country. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 8: Walt Disney to Acquire Stake in MLB Streaming Platform for $1B

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Walt Disney to acquire stake in MLB streaming platform for $1 billion, SpaceX Ships rocket to Texas for preliminary testing, West Hollywood’s Opinit acquired by Canadian app developer, and more

Mogreet Launches MMS Ad Platform


Los Angeles-based Mogreet , the mobile marketing and mobile video technology firm headed by James Citron, has launched a new product today, aimed at providing monetization of MMS messages. The firm said the tool makes it simple for companies to generate advertising revenue from opt-in, MMS messaging campaigns. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Launches Mobile Video Ad Platform Out Of Beta


Los Angeles-based online advertising marketplace and technology provider Rubicon Project is launching its mobile, video advertising platform out of beta, the company said today. According to Rubicon, its Mobile Video Platform (MVP) is now reaching more than one billion unique connected mobile devices globally. READ MORE>>.

PromoJam 2.0 | The Social Promotion Management Platform

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The Social Promotion Management Platform is for businesses of all types – small, medium and enterprise. With PromoJam 2.0, PromoJam 2.0

Walt Disney to Acquire Stake in MLB Streaming Platform for $1B

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Walt Disney Co. will acquire a 33 percent stake in Major League Baseball’s video streaming company, BamTech, for $1 billion

Spireon: 2.4 Million Subscribers For Telematics Platform


Spireon said its NSpire platform is being used by auto insurers to use rich data to deliver price discounts and more based on driver behavior. Irvine-based telematics developer Spireon announced this morning that it has reached 2.4 million subscribers for its products, which it says makes it the industry's largest non-OEM telematics company.

Spreeify Launches Social Ad Platform


Spreeify says the new technology has already been used by Swarovski, Adobe, and others. Pricing on the new product were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Appcelerator | The Mobile Developer Platform

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For those companies looking to venture into the mobile space, there are multiple platforms in market to help accomplish the move.

HTC Spends Nearly $10M On A 15% Stake In Virtual Reality Platform WEVR

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HTC disclosed that it spent almost $10 million for a 15 percent stake in WEVR, an open VR platform and community based in Los Angeles.

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice. Most start-up entrepreneurs have little or no sales experience. I know I didn’t. Why Buy Anything?

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OpenX Launches New Ad Platform, Powers Groupon


The firm said that the new platform is being used by customers such as Groupon, Orange-France Telecom Group, and Excite Japan. Pasadena-based OpenX , the Internet ad server developer, said today that it has launched a new version of its OpenX Enterprise software. OpenX is headed by Tim Cadogan. READ MORE>>.

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Clinton and Trump Platform Analysis: Which Is Best for Education Companies?


In the centerpiece of his education platform , Trump would redirect $20 billion in federal education spending to K-12 school choice programs. With election day less than a week away, voters are trying to imagine what turns the country might take under each of the presidential hopefuls. schools don’t do now.

GraphEffect Launches New Social Marketing, Collaboration Platform


Santa Monica-based GraphEffect has launched a new product effort today, saying it has launched , a new platform which connects people across and within organizations. GraphEffect said its new platform also includes and API and connections into third party app provider, including Lettuce, Gradient X, HYFN, Kenshoo, and The Resumator.

Brighter: More Than 75,000 Dentists Now On Platform


Santa Monica-based Brighter , the dental healthcare company led by startup veteran Jake Winebaum, said this morning that it now has almost 75,000 dentists on its marketplace. READ MORE>>. brighter jake weinbaum dental marketplace market medical lifescience insurance insurers health healthcare

Four Advertising Platforms You Really Should Try

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The team at Native Ads hope that they can help all websites remove ‘disruptive display ads’ with its innovative platform. Native Ads. Nativo.

KidZui Launches Advertising Platform


San Diego-based KidZui said this week that it has launched a new advertising platform focused on family-friendly brands. The firm said its new platform, KidClicks, allows brands to reach kids through the KidZui browser. As part of the launch, the firm said it has hired Bryan Mullen as Chief Revenue Officer. READ MORE>>.

Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

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Platform For Speed & Scalability. The new Fan Appz solution runs on the SAP HANA® platform. Siegal added,“Social data holds the key.

StartEngine Adds Second Company To Crowdfunding Platform


Los Angeles-based StartEngine , which recently pivoted into equity crowdfunding, said Thursday that it has added a second company to its platform with SEC qualification. XTI is the second company on StartEngine's equity crowdfunding site; the other company is Elio Motors, which StartEngine says has so far raised $16M on its platform.

RightScale, Zend Tie On PHP Platform


The firms said that the new, RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack will provide a pre-configured, open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to help for faster launch and management of web applications in the cloud. The companies have bundled RightScale's Cloud Management Software with Zend PHP. READ MORE>>.

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Pokki Adds Galaxy Life Game To App Platform


SweetLabs launched Pokki in June of last year, looking to bring the ubiquity of apps to the desktop PC platform. Desktop application environment maker Pokki , which is run by San Diego-based SweetLabs, said yesterday that it has added the popular Galaxy Life social game on its environment. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 31: Snap Inc. Opens Up its Automated Bidding Platform

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opens up its automated bidding platform, Disney relaunches Club Penguin as mobile game, and Radish raises $3 million for serialized fiction stories Snap Inc.

Morphlabs Takes On Amazon AWS With OpenStack Platform


Morphlabs , the developer of cloud-based infrastructure software, announced today that it has launched a new, Openstack-powered public cloud platform. The firm said the new software allows service providers to implement their own, public cloud software--and claims that it out-performs the giant in the market, Amazon Web Services. READ MORE>>.

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Ownzones Launches Media Management Platform


The company said its new product, Zypline, helps media owners deliver video to OTT platforms, automating and simplifying the process of distributing content to Roku, Hulu, Verizon, Comcast, LeEco and other OTT platforms. ownzones media management platform overPricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.

DreamJobbing: Melding Online And Media To Create A Platform For Dream Jobs


Lisa Hennessy: It''s much more than a website, it''s really a platform. Lisa Hennessy: We are going to build our own platform. Thanks!

FlxOne Announces Launch of Analytics and Optimization Platform for Real-Time Advertising

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The post FlxOne Announces Launch of Analytics and Optimization Platform for Real-Time Advertising appeared first on TechZulu. Take action.

Rutkowski Gets New Platform on KFWB


KFWB NEWS TALK 980 said that it is launching Business Rockstars , hosted by Rutkowski, on Monday, June 18th, weekdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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BuildFire Launches Platform For Instant Mobile App Creation


Newport Beach-based BuildFire said yesterday that it has released a new platform, aimed at helping businesses and nonprofits to easily create native smartphone, tablet, and web apps. BulidFire said its mobile app creation platform supports e-commerce capability, straming video, calendar integration, social features, and much more.

GraphEffect Revs Facebook Ad Management Platform


Santa Monica-based GraphEffect , the developer of social marketing software which helps advertiser manage their advertising on Facebook, said this morning that it has launched a significant update to its platform. The firm--which is headed by James Borow--said its new, GraphEffect 2.0 READ MORE>>.

Bionic Hands, Mind Control, and AI Oh My! | Techstars Disney Accelerator Class of 2015

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imperson provides an artificial intelligence platform enabling fans to have conversations with their favorite movie and TV characters. FEM Inc.

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A Designer’s Weekend With The Oculus Rift

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Virtual reality has always fascinated me. As a designer by trade, I have always loved different visual experiences. gl=us/.

Nimble Updates CRM Tools


Santa Monica-based social CRM software developer Nimble has rolled out a new version of its platform, which it is calling "Nimble 4.0". nimble customer relationship management tool software platformREAD MORE>>.

Google me, Tweet me, Facebook me: The Action of Tech Platforms

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Scribd’s document uploading and sharing platform is making us all self-publishers and adding information to the Internet at a vast and expedited level.

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Immersv Launches Virtual Reality Ad Platform


Los Angeles-based Immersv is launching a brand new, ad platform aimed at virtual reality content, the company is announcing today. platform advertising reality virtual immersvImmersv is led by co-founder and CEO Mihir Shah. READ MORE>>.

ZestFinance Rolls Out Millennial Underwriting Platform


Los Angeles-based ZestFinance , the fintech startup led by Douglas Merrill, said on Tuesday that it has rolled out a new platform aimed to help lenders better underwrite loans to millennials and others with a limited credit history. READ MORE>>. zestfinance millennial credit underwriting loan fintech financial lending money finance

Interview with Jimmy Hendricks, Deal Current


They are using DealCurrent as the deal platform for all of their clients. What is Deal Current? What's the story behind Deal Current? Thanks!