Snapchat Lets Users Take Photos, Get Products Via Amazon


Venice, California-based Snap has rolled out a new integration deal with Amazon , saying on Monday that it has added a new feature which lets users takes photos of physical products or barcodes, and automatically have those products ordered from the Snapchat camera. According to Snapchat, the new feature lets users point there camera at a product or barcode, and a link to that product--or similar ones--from Amazon will appear on their phone.

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Evite Enhances Product Offerings


Los Angeles-based Evite said this week that it has launched a new set of premium product offerings for its online invitations service. Evite said that the premium service will include an annual pass option, which lets users create unlimited digital invitations for 12 months; the company will continue to offer per-event pricing as well on the premium product.

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ZEFR Names Product Head


Venice, California-based ZEFR , the content monetization and protection provider, said this morning that it has named Tom Furukawa as its new Head of Product. zefr product management monetization

Honest Co. To Reformulate Products


Los Angeles-based eco-friendly products company The Hoenst Company says it is reformulating its products, to remove the use of sodium laurel sulfate , an ingredient that the company had pledged to avoid, but had managed to be used in a number of its products. s products in a investigative report earlier this year. honest company jessica alba friendly products sodium laurel sulfate

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HireRight Names Marketing, Product VP


Irvine-based HireRight , which provides global employment background checks, drug and health screening, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify services, said Monday that it has named Kathleen Delaney as its Vice President of Marketing and Product. hireright marketing product employment background check screening kathleen delaney executive drug health

Cie Digital Labs Names Product Development VP


Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs has named Tegdeep Kondal as its new VP of Product Development, according to the company. Kondal previously as Director of Product Management at OpenX, and also had served at Amazon, Radialpoint, Verint Video Solutions Inc., Cie Digital Labs said Kondal will be reposnisble for product strategy and development. digital labs product development tegdeep kondal

Digital Map Products Gets $36.3M


Irvine-based Digital Map Products (DMP), a developer of cloud-based mapping products used by businesses and government for mapping and land use applications, has raised $36.3M Digital Map Products was founded by Jim Skurzynski and Geoff Wade, who will continue to lead the company. Silversmith said it was advised by Choat Hall & Stewart int he deal; Digital Map Products was advised by both Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth and Pagemill Partners.

CapLinked Launches New Product


Los Angeles-based CapLinked , the developer of secure document sharing software led by Eric Jackson, said this morning that it has released a new set of Information Security (InfoSec) tools, aimed at helping companies to protect information they are sharing with external parties. The company said the new software, which is based on software application programming interface (API), let enterprises develop their own, custom software to manage and track access to files send to external parties.

Netflix Boosts Consumer Products Efforts In LA


Streaming entertainment provider Netflix is boosting its consumer products efforts out of its Los Angeles office, saying on Tuesday that it has tapped a Disney Parks veteran as its new global products head. According to Netflix, it has hired Christie Fleischer as Global Head of Products, overseeing retail and licensee partnerships, publishing, interactive games, merchandising and experiential events.

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ZEFR Launches New Product


Venice, California-based ZEFR , which develops technology for helping movie studios, music labels, and others identify, claim, and manage content on YouTube, said today that it has launched a new product.

ZipRecruiter Expands Product Suite


Santa Monica-based hiring software developer ZipRecruiter , which is led by Ian Siegel, has expanded its product suite, with a new onboarding software for new employees. ZipRecruiter said its new product, ZipHire, helps manage electronic offer letters, employment agreements, and other new hire paperwork. Pricing on the new product was not announced. ziprecruiter product employee recruiting software onboarding

Immortals Hires VP of Content and Production


Luna as the company's new Vice President of Content and Production. According to the team, Luna will oversee the organization's long and short form film production, as well as assist with creating premium content properties for the team's partners. Luna produced and directed the motion picture, 'Tell', and also previously led the content and production team for esports group Evil Geniuses (which was owned by immortals esports content production luna

Faraday Future Names Former Tesla Exec As VP Technology, Product


Los Angeles-based electric car maker Faraday Future has named a new VP to head up its product and technology products, according to the company. According to Faraday Future, it has named Jeff Risher as the company's Vice President of Product, Technology, and IP Strategy. According to Faraday Future, Risher will focus on overall product strategy, advanced technology adoption, and strategic relationships.

Bridg Names Chief Product Officer


Los Angeles-based Bridg said Tuesday that it has named Mike Horowitz as the company's Chief Product Officer. Bridg said Horowitz will be responsible for defining and implementing Bridg's short-term and long-term product strategy, roadmap and vision. bridg mike horowitz chief product officer executiveHorowitz previously served at Ticketmaster / Live Nation, managed producta at Google, and also advised such startups as Applied Semantics, Fetch Technologies, and Abot Labs.

Grab Green Products Raises $2.5M


Camarillo-based Grab Green , a developer of eco-friendly products, said last week that it has raised $2.5M The company (whose corporate name is MaddieBrit Products, but goes by its brand name of Grab Green), said the funding will go to "significantly expand" marketing and worldwide sales. Grab Green says its household products are healthier, eco-responsible, highly effective, and non-toxic. grab green products venture capital friendly household goods consumer

SlimSurveys Launches New Product


SlimSurveys , the new startup headed by former TweetPhoto founder Sean Callahan, has launched a new product, aimed at collecting data from website visitors.

Cool Planet Energy Launches Commercial Production


Camarillo-based Cool Planet Energy Systems , which develops technology to capture CO2 and turn it into a soil amendment, said late Thursday that it has begun commercial production of its product, CoolTerra.

Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool


San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops software which helps manufacturers direct online orders to local retailers, said it has launched a new product aimed at product search. Shopatron said its new product, Local Product Search, helps customers find products from brands, offering up real time, local product inventory to those customers. The company says its new tool instead directly points consumers at available inventory of product.

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Digital Map Products Buys DMTI Spatial


Irvine-based geospatial mapping software and technology developer Digital Map Products has acquired DMTI Spatial , a location-based intelligence provider based in Canada, the company said on Wednesday. Digital Map Products said the acquisition would help it expand its geographic footprint, broaden its suite of geospatial mapping solutions, and strengthen its blue-chip client base.

Conversion Logic Names Product Head


Los Angeles-based Conversion Logic , the marketing attribution technology startup backed by Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, TenOneTen, Founder Collective and Raptor Ventures, said today that it has named Dan Cox as Head of Product. Cox was most recently Senior Director of Product Management at MarketShare, and also served at Mediaphormedia and on the board of the Django Software Foundation.

RFaxis Ramps Chip Production


Irvine-based semiconductor developer RFaxis reports this morning that it has ramped up production of a new chip, focused on the Zigbee and Internet of Things (IoT) market. The company said it is ramping production of its RFX1010 Braodband CMOS RFeIC, which is a CMOS RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC) which is used in 802.11ah and ZigBee designs. rfaxis chip production rfeic front zigbee cmos

MyLife Launches New Product


Los Angeles-based , the online website headed by Jeff Tinsley which helps users manage their online social accounts, has launched a new product, the firm announced this morning. mylife social networking account management search product profile removal

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DataPop Launches New Ad Product


Los Angeles-based DataPop , the product advertising technology developer headed by Jason Lehmbeck, has launched a new product aimed at retailers. According to DataPop, its new OmniAds product uses a retailer''s merchandise catalog to drive advertising on such sites as Google, Bing, Pinterest, Polyvore, Ebay, and Amazon. DtaPop said that so far, the product is being used by such customers as Pier 1 Imports. datapop advertising catalog retailer products ecommerce

Semtech Rolls Out New Production Software


Camarillo-based Semtech announced a new software product this morning, which will help users of its analog and mixed signal semiconductors with configuring a line of its video transmitters and receivers. According to Semtech, its new BlueRiver Production Assistant Software is a graphical interface tool that cna be used for mass production and configuration of Blueriver-based AV transmitters and receivers.

eHarmony Names Chief Product Officer


Los Angeles-based eHarmony said Tuesday that it has named Ken Walker as Chief Product Officer of the company. Walker was most recently Chief Product Officer at ZipRecruiter, where he had been for the last four years. eharmony executive walker chief product officer ziprecruiterThe company said Walker helped grow ZipRecruiter from a bootstrapped startup to its first $100M in revenues.

Faraday Future Teases Look At Production Vehicle


Los Angeles-based Faraday Future , the mysterious electric car vehicle startup which has announced big plans to build electric vehicles, but has yet to officially launch its production car, has shown the first look at its production vehicles in a teaser video. Faraday Future showed about 5 seconds of a heavily obscured sedan racing around a track in a teaser video on Thursday, the first look at the company's yet-to-be-announced production vehicle.

Pelican Products Names Division President


Torrance-based Pelican Products has named a new division president, saying that it has appointed Dave Williams as President of Pelican BioThermal Division, the company''s temperature controlled packaging products division. Pelican Products is backed by private equity investor Behrman Capital. pelican products executive president packaging temperature controlled

Semtech Launches New Product for IoT Market


Camarillo-based Semtech has announced a new product aimed at the automated building systems market, the company said on Monday. The new product is an alternative to mechnical relays. Semtech said it has lauched a new solid state relay, the New-Iso Solid State Relay (SSR), which it says is targeted at use in the Internet of Things, including in use in fire alarms, siren drivers, smoke detectors, laser barriers, sensors for automatic doors, and safety and intercom systems.

BridgeWave Launches New Wireless Backhaul Product


San Diego-based BridgeWave Communications , a developer of 5G wireless backhaul systems, said it has launched a new product aimed at powering all-outdoor microwave radio systems. The company said the new product is built on its own custom ASIC, and that it is now accepting prodution orders for the product. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

Guidance Software Names Product VP


Pasadena-based digital forensics software maker Guidance Software announced this morning that it has named Linda Souza as Vice President, Product Marketing and Operations. Guidance said Souza will lead the company''s product marketing, program marketing, marketing operations, and content development teams. guidance software forensics ediscovery executive product marketing operations centraldesktop linda souza

Helping Consumers Name Their Own Price For Products, With Greentoe


To bring that ability to name your own price on products, Los Angeles-based Greentoe ( recently launched, allowing consumers to name their own price to retailers of everything from electronics to baby products. However, rather than travel services, it''s for products.

Carbonics Launches First Product


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.