Steno Snags $3.5M For Remote Court Reporting

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Los Angeles-based Steno , a new startup which offers up remote court reporting services, has raised $3.5M Steno says it offers up a full suite of court reporting services, offering up remote depositions and handling things like payments and scheduling. services reporting court remote steno venture capital first round legal courtroom stenographyin a seed funding, according to the company. The funding round was led by First Round Capital.

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Report: Scopely Seeking $200M More

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Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Scopely is reported to be seeking to raise $200M in a new funding round, which would value the company at around $3 billion, according to a report. The report, from Bloomberg, said the valuation of the company is up from an earlier $1.9 The report cites "people familiar with the matter".

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Snap Releases Diversity Report

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Venice, California-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , has released its annual diversity report , showing that the company--like the rest of Silicon Valley--continues to struggle to build a diverse workforce. The company reported in its Diversity Annual Report 2020 that 51.1 The report also reported on the gender of its employees, saying 32.9

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AllVoices Harassment Reporting App Raises $3 Million

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AllVoices, an app that enables employees to anonymously report harassment and other workplace issues, raised $3 million in seed funding

Clearlake Capital's Provation Medical Acquires MD-Reports

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital said this morning that one of its portfolio companies, Provation Medical , has acquired MD-Reports , a provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management (PM), and report writing software. MD-Reports was launched in 2000 as a pinout of an earlier company, Infinite Software Solutions Inc. ISSI), which was founded in July of 1997 by MD-Reports President and CEO, Srikanth Gosike.

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AllVoices Gets $3M For Anonymous Reporting

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allvoices anonymous reporting harassment bias bullying human resources software messaging feedback venture capitalLos Angeles-based AllVoices , a new startup which helps companies collect anonymous feedback on such areas as harassment, bullying, bias, and other problems in their organizations, has raised $3M in a seed funding round, the company said on Thursday. The startup said the funding came from Crosscut Ventures, Greycroft Ventures, Halogen Ventures, and Vitalize VC.

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Report: Spaces Acquired By Apple

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Los Angeles-based Spaces , which had been developing in-person locations to experience virtual reality, has reportedly been acquired by Apple. A report, from Protocol, said the acquisition came after Spaces announced a shutdown of its services last week. Spaces offered up in-person, virtual reality experiences for theme parks and other retail spaces--which all had been shut down due to the pandemic.

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Oblong Reports Big Win

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Los Angeles-based Oblong , which develops products to help with telepresence and collaboration, says it has scored a major order for its Mezzanine product. Financial details of the win were not announced, however, Oblong said a "multinational branded consumer products company" selected the company's system, and will deploy it across 16 cities in 10 countries.

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Report: News/Talk Streaming Audio Grows Due To COVID-19

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triton digital streaming podcasting advertising news talk audio analysis reportLos Angeles-based Triton Digital , which provides technology to help the digital audio and podcasting industry with streaming and advertising, says that news and talk format streaming is growing as a result of the ongoing disruption due to COVID-19.

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GoodRx Plans IPO, Says Report

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Santa Monica-based online healthcare marketplace operator GoodRx has reportedly filed for an IPO, according to a report. Reuters--citing "people familiar with the matter"--said GoodRx submitted paperwork with the SEC last week on a potential IPO, and is only now in the process of hiring advisers for that IPO effort. GoodRx is owned by private equity firm Silver Lake.

SPECIAL REPORT: 2019 Blockchain Outlook — Reality Check

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In this Xconomy Special Report , our veteran technology journalists Bernadette Tansey, David Holley, and I bring you deep insights from key industry leaders and observers about what the future holds for. After a breakout year in 2017, the blockchain sector suffered a series of blows in 2018, from crashing cryptocurrency prices to increased regulatory scrutiny of crypto ventures and deepening skepticism about whether the technology was actually useful.

Startups Optimistic About Business Conditions, Despite Uncertainty, Says Report

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A new report issued today by Silicon Valley Bank, says that startups are generally optimistic about their business opportunities, and they plan to raise capital and expand their workforces this year, despite "economic and political" uncertainty across the globe. The Startup Outlook Report--which was issued on Wednesday--polled 1,400 startup founders and executives for its conclusions. SVB posted its full report online. startup silicon valley bank report outlook economy

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Report: Hollar Shutting Down

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Los Angeles-based online "dollar-store" style e-commerce provider Hollar is reportedly in the midst of winding down, according to a report on Tuesday. According to Axios, Hollar started looking for a buyer late last year, and is in a possible deal for the company's assets to be acquired by retailer Five Below--but without Hollar surviving the transaction.

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Raken Gets $2M For Construction Reporting Software

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San Diego-based Raken has raised $2M in a funding round, for the company's construction reporting and compliance software. raken venture capital construction reporting softwareThe funding was led by Rincon Venture Partners , and also included Eniac Ventures and Spider Capital. Raken is led and was co-founded by CEO Kyle Slager and CTO/CPO Dr. Sergey Sundukovskiy.

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Report: Snap Launches Investigation Into Racism, Sexism

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has reportedly launched an investigation into accusations of racism and sexism in the company, according to a report from the Business Insider. The investigations are allegedly over "whitewashing" within Snap, and disparagement of Block representation in media, according to the report. Venice, California-based Snap Inc. Snap has not yet announced any information on the alleged investigation. READ MORE>>. snap snapchat racism social media investigation

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CurtCo, Founded By Former Robb Report Owner, Launches Podcasting Venture

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Curtis was the owner of the Robb Report magazine, which he acquired in 2001; he also has owned such media properties as Home Office Computing, Home Theater, Mobile Computing, Worth, Showboats International, Art & Antiques, and others. curtco robb report podcasting series magazine publishing publisher robbreport bill curtis

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SpaceX reportedly looking to build Starship rockets at Port of LA

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CNBC reported that these discussions were confirmed by Port of LA officials.

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Robb Report's Bill Curtis On Why Podcasting Is The Next Media Frontier

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Curtis is the former publisher of the Robb Report, which he sold back in 2015, and has a long history of operating media companies that have published such titles as Home Office Computing, Home Theater, Mobile Computing, Worth, and many others. all the way through to passions like the Robb Report, which was operated by CurtCo for almost two decades. One division goes along the lines of what we did with the Robb Report for two decades, and is focused on luxury.

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COVID-19 Shifts Business Expenses, Says Report

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According to Emburse, in its latest Certify SmartSpend Report, the pandemic has resulted in major increases in such perks as employer-provided meals and food deliveries, as well as employee purchases for their home office working environments. Acording to the report, spending on food delivery services grew by 110% annually, with DoorDash representing 36% of expenses submitted, with 25.1%

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ReachLocal Expands Reporting Tools

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Woodland Hills-based online marketing services and software developer ReachLocal , which offers up its services to local businesses, said today that it has added a number of analytics and reporting tools to its platform. According to ReachLocal, it has added new third-party campaign result measurement, and multi-location alert and reporting capabilties to its ReachEdge digital marketing product. reachlocal reporting software saas marketing local business

Qualcomm Offers Up $15,000 Bounty For Vulnerability Reports

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San Diego-based Qualcomm , through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, said it is offering up a $15,000 bounty for vulnerabilities that "white hat" hackers are able to discover and report to the company involving the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor family. qualcomm vulnerability report processor silicon semiconductor snapdragon reporting white hacker hacking

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Report: Snap In Talks To Acquire Dubsmash

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Venice, California-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , has reportedly been in talks with New York-based Dubsmash on an acquisition, according to The Information, which says that Facebook also has been talking with the TikTok competitor. The Information cited "a person familiar with the matter". It's unclear how serious those talks are, or if--as is typical--an investment banker or executives are shopping Dubsmash.

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Music Reports In Expansion

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Los Angeles-based Music Reports , the private equity-backed firm which provides music rights administrative services, said Friday that it has made a major expansion of its employees and offices. Music Reports is backed by ABRY Partners. music reports musicreports software reporting online expansion jobs

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Report: Is Anyone Watching Quibi?

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Los Angeles-based Quibi , the online, short-form streaming content startup backed by $1.75 billion, and founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, is facing some high profile scrutiny, with latest asking: Is Anyone Watching Quibi? It's unclear if the COVID-19 lockdown, or too much Hollywood and celebrity and not enough tech startup are to blame for the company's high profile stumbles. READ MORE>>. quibi short form streaming media content hollywood

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Music Reports Inks Major Deal With Pandora

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Woodland Hills-based Music Reports , which provides music rights administration services to the music industry, has inked a big deal with streaming music service Pandora. According to Pandora, it has tapped Music Reports to manage the mechanical licensing and royalty administration for its upcoming interactive streaming service. musicreports pandora music rights administration service reporting

MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter, FilmContact.com

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The company said it will provide free access to breaking news feeds from The Hollywood Reporter, contact information from FilmContact.com, and access to the crowdsourced funding resources at Invested.in. mysetlife hollywood reporter producer content filmmaker investedin

2012 Software, Internet & IT Infrastructure M&A Report

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M&A report ValuationsBy Peachtree Capital Advisors Economic Backdrop – It was not the best of times, it was not the worst of times…2012. Not since the great depression has a sluggish economy and a stubborn unemployment number represented pretty good economic conditions for companies to chart their strategic courses. In 2012, the US economy experienced modest growth with real GDP growing 2.7% [.].

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Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels Among Top Angel Groups In New Report

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A new report, released by the Angel Resource Institute in the last week, has spotlighted the Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels as among the top four angel groups in California, and the Tech Coast Angeles as number two in the nation in terms of the number of deals in 2016. The rankings were released in the Angel Resource Insitute's 2016 ARI HALO Report. halo report angel investment tech coast angels pasadena deals venture capital

LumaTax Raises $2M For Small Business Tax Reporting Software

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taxient avalara diego filing capital venture reporting business small lumataxLumaTax , a new startup has offices in both San Diego and Seattle, Washington, has raised $2M in a funding, the company said on Thursday. The funding came from Madrona Venture Group, Greycroft Partners, and angels. LumaTax develops software which can be used by small businesses to automate the paperwork required for paying sales taxes. The company is initially launching its product in California.

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2012 Software, Internet & IT Infrastructure M&A Report

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M&A report ValuationsBy Peachtree Capital Advisors Economic Backdrop – It was not the best of times, it was not the worst of times…2012. Not since the great depression has a sluggish economy and a stubborn unemployment number represented pretty good economic conditions for companies to chart their strategic courses. In 2012, the US economy experienced modest growth with real GDP growing 2.7% […].

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Report: Snap Acquires Metamarkets

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Venice-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , has reportedly acquired programmatic advertising startup Metamarkets , according to unconfirmed reports. Those reports place the transaction value of the buy at less than $100M. Metamarkets is based in San Francisco. Neither Snap nor Metamarkets have yet announced any acquisition. READ MORE>>. snap snapchat metamarkets merger acquisition programmatic advertising

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Broadcom, Qualcomm Among Happiest Tech Companies, Says Report

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A new report, created by Irvine-based online career community CareerBliss , says that two of Southern California's biggest tech employers-- Broadcom and Qualcomm , are among the top happiest tech companies in the USA. career broadcom qualcomm ranking report employment jobs

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Ixia Delays Third Quarter Report

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In yet more bad news over at Calabasas-based Ixia , the company said late Monday that it is further delaying filing of its 10-Q financial report, for its third quarter of 2013. The company had already delayed the report until yesterday but failed to meet the deadline. Ixia said that as a result of that resignation, the company has tapped independent counsel to ensure the accuracy of its financial information and reporting.

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SpaceX Adds $1.9M In New Funding, Says Report

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The new funds reportedly value SpaceX at $46 billion, according to Bloomberg. Hawthorne-based SpaceX has raised another, $1.9 billion in funding, according to Reuters , which says the funding was disclosed in regulatory filings. Source of the new funding was not announced. SpaceX recently launched two astronauts into space for NASA, and just set a new record for re-use of a Falcon 9 booster Tuesday morning. READ MORE>>. spacex venture capital private equity space spaceflight aerospace

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Chrome River, Traxo Tie On Expense Reports

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The two said Chrome River is using Traxo's software to speed up the creation of detailed, expense reports from hotel bills, by automatically parsing out separate expenses on hotel bills for such things are parking, meals, room service, rooms, and taxes. chrome river traxo expense report invoice automation software partnership hotel folio billing

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Special Report: Supplier Diversity

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Ensuring contractor diversity on a major infrastructure project used to be straightforward: SEt a goal for the percentage of work that goes to minority-owned or women-owned businesses then find those businesses to encourage them to bid. Now, though, achieving a diverse contract base is a much more roundabout process. Under state law passed in 1996, public agencies are prohibited from showing preferences based on ethnicity or gender in awarding contracts

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HONK Reports Increased Roadside Assistance Calls

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Los Angeles-based HONK Technologies , which develops a roadside assistance and towing app, and is led by tech entrepreneur Corey Brundage, says it has saw a 54 percent increase in the number of roadside assistance calls in the first six months of 2020. The company said those numbers demonstrate the company's "grow and momentum" despite the pandemic. The company said it is using machine learning and automation to expand its operational efficiency.

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Report: Boring Co. Raises $120M

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the underground, high tech transportation company run by Elon Musk, has raised $120M in a funding, which reportedly came from 8VC, Vy Capital, and Future Ventures. According to the report from Bloomberg, the new funding values Boring. Los Angeles-based Boring Co. , Co at $920M. The funding is the first outside investment for the company. Boring Co.

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Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California''s largest angel investment group, is ranked number two in the nation this year in terms of the number of deals the group did, according to the latest 2012 Halo Report. The report, a national survey of angel group investment activity, was released today by The Angel Resource Institute (ARI), Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and CB Insights. cbinsights ranking report capital venture investment angel angels coast tech

Report: Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top Startup Markets

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Los Angeles and San Diego are among the metro areas with the highest startup activity, based on a new report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. kauffman angeles diego startup activity report venture capital economy investmentThe foundation ranked Los Angeles as number 3, and San Diego as number 4 in terms of the highest startup activity in the United States, based on the rate of new entrepreneurs, startup density, and other factors. Miami was ranked number on in the nation.

Resonant Reports Contract Win

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Goleta-based Resonant , which develops technology used for filters for radio frequency (RF) front ends, reported a win in Europe, via its Swiss subsidiary, GVR Trade SA. The company said that it signed a contract with EuroStars to fund a multi-year project for the development of sensors for new medical applications. Financial terms of the deal were not announced by the company. READ MORE>>. resonant europe eurostars medical lifescience trade

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Report: No Snapchat Series On Quibi

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Los Angeles-based mobile streaming video startup Quibi will not be launching a series about Venice, Californi-based Snapchat , according to a report from Variety. Quibi had said last year at SXSW that it would film a series based on the script "Frat Boy Genius" by Elissa Karasik. Variety did not say why Quibi decided to drop its plans for the series. Quibi raised a huge, $350M funding round back in January for the streaming service. READ MORE>>.

Report: IPO Activity In Significant Slowdown

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A new report, issued Monday, says that IPO activity has slowed significantly in Q1, with a 39 percent drop in volume and 70 percent decline in total capital raised versus Q1 of last year. The report, from Ernst & Young, said that companies are likely exploring other options or waiting for confidence to return for their IPOs. The report found 167 deals raised only $12.1 acquisition merger exit slowdown report story young ernst activity