IDrive Takes On Remote Help Desk Services

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Los Angeles-based IDrive Online Backup , which provides cloud backup and storage services, has launched a new, remote help desk service, which it is offering up to MSPs and IT specialists. According to IDrive its new remote access solution, RemotePC HelpDesk, provides on-demate remote support, letting IT administrators manage and monitor all service requests and manage their technicians from a single dashboard. remotepc idrive help desk services software saas cloud

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BitLaunch Targets Anonymous Users With Hosting Service

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Los Angeles-based virtual hosting and virtual private network (VPN) provider BitLaunch says it is looking to cater to users looking to maintain fully anonymous, VPS hosting accounts, by accepting Bitcoin and ten other cryptocurrencies for its service. The company said this morning that its service will provide "full anonymity" for its customers, and also enable people in other countries access to such cloud services as Digital Ocean, Vultr, or Linode.

Mitchell Merges With Genex Services

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San Diego-based software developer Mitchell , which develops software and other technology for the insurance and collision repair industries, says it has merged with Genex Services , a provider of clinical solutions for the workers' compensation, auto, and disability markets. According to Mitchell, Genex Services will become a division of the company, and will offer up case management, utilization review, independent medical reviews, and disability management.

Basepaws Launches Cat DNA Testing Service

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El Segundo-based Basepaws , a new DNA testing startup, says it is launching a brand new service which will offer direct-to-consumer DNA testing for cats, providing owners with information about the ancestry and health and habits of their pet. The company is formally launching its testing service at CES next week. basepaws testing service consumer care genetic lifescience

VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service

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Ross Lipson, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the on-demand marijuana and cannabis delivery service, Dutchie, had thought he was done with the online delivery business.

Tesloop Ride Sharing Service Expands

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That’s the theory behind Tesloop of Culver City, a car service which ferries passengers on highway trips between 50 miles and 200 miles around Southern California in Tesla Inc.’s Long-haul commuting is better in a Tesla. s Model X or Model S cars

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PSI Services Acquires Computer Assisted Testing Services

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Burbank-based PSI Services , which provides professional testing services, said today that it has acquired Computer Assisted Testing Services (CATS). PSI Services is led by President and CEO Steve Tapp. services cats computer assisted testing examinations licensing merger acquisitionFinancial terms of the buy were not announced. CATS provides computer-based examinations for organizations in the licensing and certification testing area.

Canters restaurant royalty raises $9.5 million for Ordermark, a takeout order management service

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“I was the guy in the restaurant to pitch whenever there was a service or product,” Canter says. All of these different ordering services began to pop up and each one added more customers and incremental revenue, but each one brought challenges into our staff.”

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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

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million to bring to market a service that basically hits pause on the execution of a contract so it can be arbitrated in the event that something goes wrong. The company’s technology works as a middleware including an SDK and a contract notification and monitoring service.

Wiliot Finds $30M More From Amazon Web Services, Others

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The funding, a Series B, came from Amazon Web Services, Samsung Venture Investment Corp., Wiliot , an Israel- and San Diego-based RFID technology developer, has received $30M more in a funding round, the company said on Monday. and Avery Dennison Corp. Wiliot is developing disposable, RFID tags which do not require batteries, and are aimed at use in the tracking of consumer products during the manufacturing process. The company's tags are aimed at use in such products as clothing.

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WebPurify Launches Image Moderation Service

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Los Angeles-based WebPurify , which provides online content moderation services, said it has launched a new, automated image moderation service to help screen user generated content for nudity. According to WebPurify, its automated intelligent moderation (AIM) service uses machine learning and computer vision for real-time automated moderation of images for its clients, and is in addition to its existing human moderation services.

Inside Joymode: a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

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What began as a movement among couture culturati with the success of Rent the Runway has moved into everything from cars (Porsche’s got a subscription service ) to construction equipment and furniture.

Dreamhost Among Popular Web Hosting Services Named In Vulnerability Report

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Los Angeles-based cloud hosting service DreamHost is one of the popular web hosting companies, caught up in the latest report of a widespread cybersecurity hole, which researcher say allowed hackers to easily access and take over accounts. The security issues--which were reported and fixed by DreamHost and others before the vulnerability was published--revolve around a hacking technique called "cross-site scripting".

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Vcorp Services Acquired By Wolters Kluwer

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Los Angeles- and New York-based Vcorp Services , the provider of business formation and other corporate legal services, has been acquired by Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance , a Netherlands-based provider of risk and compliance services. Wolters Kluwer said the acquisition will help strengthen its existing portfolio of legal and compliance products and services. vcorp services wolters kluwer merger acquisition risk governance compliance

Mission Debuts Managed Services, Cloud Consulting After Merger

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The company--led by longtime cloud and hosting services veteran Simon Anderson--offers up managed services and consulting for cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The company said its core customers are in the media and entertainment, mobile gaming, digital media, education, consumer goods, marketing, ecommerce, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) verticals.

Amazon's IMDb Launches Free Movie, TV Streaming Service

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IMDb , the online movie information site which Amazon runs partially out of Los Angeles, has launched its own, free movie and TV streaming service, called IMDb Freedive. The new service also features "IMDb Originals", content generated for IMDb itself. A glance at the service showed such titles as 80's Steve Martin movie "Roxanne", Arnold Schwartzenegger's Last Action Hero, Winona Ryder's Little Women, and family films Stuart Little and Muppets In Space.

Fair Finds $385M For Auto Service

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Santa Monica-based Fair , which operates a service which lets consumers essentially gain access to automobiles on a month-to-month "car-as-a-service" program, has raised a giant, $385M funding round. The company, led by longtime automotive startup veteran Scott Painter, operates a service which lets users get access to a pre-owned car using a mobile app, and by paying a monthly fee, with no long term commitment.

Clutter Expands Into Moving Services

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Los Angeles-based on-demand, storage service Clutter is expanding into the moving business, saying on Wednesday that it will start offering up in-city moving services. The new service will be priced per move per hour, allowing users to move a room or an entire home across the cities Clutter offers its service. Clutter currently offers up its moving services in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, New York, , and New Jersey.

Netflix To Shut Down Service On Wii

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Netflix , the streaming movie and television service which has significant operations in the Los Angeles area, told its users over the weekend that it will be shutting down access to its service from Nintendo's venerable Wii gaming console. According to Netflix, it is shutting down its services ahead of Nintendo's announced closing of the Wii Shop Channel on Nintendo Wii in 2019. Netflix said that services on the console will only be available until January 31, 2019.

Loot Crate Launches New Indie Games Subscription Service

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Los Angeles-based Loot Crate says it is launching a new subscription service, focused on the independent developed PC game market, the company said on Wednesday morning. According to Loot Crate, its new digital subscription service, Loot Play , will offer up five indie games every month, for $10 a month. Loot Crate says the first, featured game for the new subscription service is Crossing Souls, developed by Fourattic and published by Devolver Digital.

Enjoius raises $1.4 million to bring its party planning services to you

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Just in time for the holiday season, a group of prominent Los Angeles entertainment and technology executives have come together to back the new startup, Enjoius, which aims to make it easier for hosts to plan their perfect party.

Enjoius raises $1.4 million to bring its party planning services to you

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Just in time for the holiday season, a group of prominent Los Angeles entertainment and technology executives have come together to back the new startup, Enjoius, which aims to make it easier for hosts to plan their perfect party. Read More.

HireRight Names New Chief Services Officer

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Irvine-based HireRight , which provides employment background checks, drug testing, and other similar employment screening and verification services, said on Tuesday afternoon that it has named Todd Baxter as Chief Services Officer. Baxter was previously Head of Member Services Operations Strategy and Transformation at CVS Health, and also served at Experian North America, TeleTech, and Connextions.

CBRE Invests In Energy Services Startup Redaptive

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Los Angeles-based real estate services and investment firm CBRE Group has made a strategic investment in San Francisco-based energy services startup Redaptive , CBRE announced this morning. According to CBRE, Redaptive offers a "new and compelling service" for CBRE clients, and will help its clients reduce their costs and improve their sustainability. Redaptive both finances and manages building efficiency projects, providing "turnkey" efficiency services.

DataDirect Networks Links With AI Service Provider

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DataDirect Networks (DDN), which develops storage arrays for high performance computing and similar applications, says it is powering a provider of artificial-intelligence-as-a-service. DDN said the deal will focus on providing infrastructure for Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) for CSIR-CEERI customers.

CrowdStrike Launches New Services Offering

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Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer CrowdStrike said Monday that it has rolled out a new set of customer support and services options, to support the deployment of its CrowdStrike Falcon software. Pricing on its new services offerings were not announced. crowdstrike cybersecurity security software support customer services

HopSkipDrive Raises $7.4M More For Ride Service For Kids

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Los Angeles-based HopSkipDrive , the ridesharing service which helps deliver kids to and from school, after-school activities, and home, said this morning that it has raised $7.4M STI), a company in the school transportation, safety, and fleet services market. school education after ride service ondemand transportation kids hopskipdrive

ParkMe Wins Parking Services Firm

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Santa Monica-based ParkMe , the startup which is developing parking information services and apps, reported today that it has entered into a partnership with ABM Parking Services, and will launch and power ABM's mobile app. startup information realtime services parking parkme

j2 Cloud Services Names SVP

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Los Angeles-based j2 Cloud Services , the cloud services arm of j2 Global , said this morning that it has named John Nebergall as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Fax Business Unit. Nebergall was most recently General Manager of Demandforce, and also served at Orion Health, Allscripts, and Experian Information Services.

PSI Services Buys Software Secure

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Burbank-based testing software and services provider PSI Services announced this morning that it has acquired Software Secure , a provider of cloud-based, online testing services for the higher education, K-12, and certification markets. services software secure merger acquisition online testing education cloud saas

Inspire’s Energy Experiment: Flat Rates Billed as ‘Subscription Service’

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Santa Monica-based Inspire Energy Holdings has a unique pitch for an energy company: selling power to customers on a subscription basis with flat monthly payments

FreedomPop To Power New Service For Prudential

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Los Angeles-based mobile communications provider FreedomPop said on Tuesday morning that it has partnered with financial services giant Prudential , to help power a new service that Prudential will up-sell to its existing customers. FreedomPop recently launched a white label version of its service, which lets companies create their own, mobile brands. freedompop white label wireless brand telecom phone telephone prudential financial services