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With Bambee, Allan Jones wants to give small businesses HR services their employees can trust

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Allan Jones’s first startup was Fourth and Grand , a Trunk Club-like service backed by the venture studio and accelerator, Science, out of Santa Monica. That’s why companies like Stojo Projects, Knife Aid and Hank’s Bagels all use the company’s service.

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The future of car ownership: Cars-as-a-service

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Automakers and startups alike are increasingly offering services that give buyers new opportunities and greater flexibility around owning and using vehicles. Cars-as-a-Service. Car shoppers now have several new options to avoid long-term debt and commitments. In the first part of this feature , we explored the different startups attempting to change car buying. But not everyone wants to buy a car. After all, a vehicle traditionally loses its value at a dramatic rate.

Struum Streaming Service To Launch in 2021

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announced a new streaming service called StruumFormer executives at the Walt Disney Co. and Discovery Inc.

Cinedigm Powers Yoga Meditation Service

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Los Angeles-based Cinedigm , a provider of premium content, streaming channels and technology services, is powering a new wellness video-on-demand application from Sanctuary Studios , the company said today. According to Sanctuary and Cinedigm, Sanctuary has released its new health and wellness video-on-demand application for VIZIO's SmartCast televisions, using Cinedigm's Matchpoint Blueprint service. cinedigm sanctuary studios yoga wellness streaming content services

Sootchy Debuts College Savings Service

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According to Sootchy, its service lets parents set up and manage a 529 account in their state, and lets parents, friends, family, and acquaintances contribute to a child's 529 college savings plan. The company says its service will be available as a mobile or desktop app on iOS and Android. sootchy college savings service university

Songtrust adds another 55,000 artists to its rights management service

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Over the past year, Songtrust has added another 55,000 artists and songwriters to its rights management service. Much of that growth is now coming from streaming, the IFPI reports, with streaming revenues growing 34% year over year and accounting for 47% of total revenue thanks to paid subscription services.

Harbor Launches SOS Feature, Premium Service

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Los Angeles-based startup Harbor, which is led by Dan Kessler, said it has launched a new, paid premium subscription service called Harbor Premium. The new service is being launched in a partnership with ADT, and connects users to ADT's monitoring team. The new Harbor Premium service revolved around "HarborHELP", a SOS button in the app which immediately contacts ADT.

ServiceTitan Ties With Service Finance Company

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Los Angeles-based software developer ServiceTitan , which makes software to help residential and commercial contractors manage their businesses, has linked with sales finance firm Service Finance Company, LLC. Service Finance Company provides sales financing for purchase of products such as HVAC, windows, doors, solar, plumbing, roofing, insulation, and other home improvement products. servicetitan service finance financing sales partnership

6 Keys To Enchanting Your Customers With Your Service

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Your competition is global, so today’s customers are demanding world-class service. customer service delighted customers Joseph A. Having the best solution is a good start these days, but a solution alone is no longer enough to keep customer attention and loyalty.

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

Using Spotify and Netflix payments to build your credit score? Grow Credit has a service for that.

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The service, which launched earlier this month, is one of the slew of new ideas coming from businesses that are angling to help build up credit scores for folks who can’t (or won’t) get a credit card, or who are rebuilding their credit. The company is the latest evolution of a credit-based approach to financial services from the LA-based serial entrepreneur, Joe Bayen. Grow Credit offers 0% APR financing for its service but has two tiers.

Romeo Power In Strategic Alliance With Trash Hauler Republic Services

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Los Angeles-based electric vehicle and power technology developer Romeo Power and recycling and solid waste hauler Republic Services said earlier this week that the two are in a strategic alliance. romeo power republic services trash waste management battery technologyAccording to the two, they have agreed to collaborate on the development of Romeo Power's battery technology for use in Republic's electric garbage trucks. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

Vulog will power Hyundai’s new LA car-sharing service

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The technology behind Hyundai’s new car-sharing service in Los Angeles is provided by a company that is largely unknown despite its ubiquity. The French-based company has been providing the underlying hardware and software needed for car-sharing services since 2006. Vulog’s product, which includes tools like fleet management and a consumer-facing app, is used in car-sharing services in more than 30 cities globally.

Cannabis, Alcohol Delivery Services Merge

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Newly formed holding company Pacific Consolidated Holdings announced the merger of alcohol retailer Saucey and cannabis vendor Emjay

Eco Helicopters Plans Air Taxi Service

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Palm Springs-based Eco Helicopters , which is developing all electric helicopters, says it plans to launch an air taxi service in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in the second quarter of 2021. The company says it is looking to create a service which uses "ultra-efficient, zero-emissions helicopter" which can be ordered up like a land-based rideshare. helicopters taxi service battery electric transportation

Curri rolls out nationwide delivery service for construction materials industry

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A little over a year after its graduation from Y Combinator’s demo day, the on-demand construction materials delivery service Curri is beginning to offer its services in all 50 states. ” After graduating from Y Combinator in the summer of 2019, the company tested its services in the Southern California region.

RepairSmith Expands Mobile Car Repair Service

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Los Angeles-based RepairSmith , which operates a mobile car repair and maintenance service, says it is expanding its service area, and has added a number of cities, including Thousand Oaks and Fresno, California, as well as Tucson, Arizona. The company said that it is actively hiring technicians in all of its markets for its service. repairsmith auto automotive service mobile ondemand expansion

DTS Adds Lyrics From LyricFind To Connected Car Service

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Calabasas-based audio technology developer DTS , which is a subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation, said today that it has added song lyrics from LyricFind to its DTS Connect Radio service. connected service xpri lyricfind radio auto automobileFinancial details of the deal were not announced.

Humana partners with Heal and invests $100 million in the company’s doctor-on-demand service

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The two companies have announced a new partnership that will see Humana pushing Heal’s in-home and virtual care delivery services to the patients it covers and committing $100 million to spur the Los Angeles-based startup’s growth. “The doctor’s office is dead.”

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Uber CEO says service faces temporary shutdown in California over worker reclassification ruling

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Uber could be forced to shut down its ride-hailing app in California for several months if a court doesn’t overturn a recent ruling that classifies its drivers as full-time employees, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an interview with MSNBC.

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

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Postmates, the popular food delivery service, raised another $225 million at a valuation of $2.4 Online personal shopping service Lookiero gets $19M. Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I profiled an e-commerce startup Part & Parcel. Before that, I wrote about Stripe’s grand plans.

NXCR Raises $30 Million for Vehicle Subscription Service

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Scott Painter, founder and chief executive of NXCR, said the company had raised $30 million in seed funding for its vehicle subscription platform

NXCR Raises $30 Million For Vehicle Subscription Service

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Scott Painter, founder and chief executive of NXCR, said the company had raised $30 million in seed funding for its vehicle subscription platform

Services Helping Teachers, Students

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Several Los Angeles tech businesses have stepped up to assist the thousands of students and educators across the United States who are adapting to virtual classrooms amid coronavirus-driven school closures

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Topdser Extends Dropshipping Services To Product Storage

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The new service is on top of its existing, drop shipping offering. Pricing on the new service was not announced, however, the company said it is currently offering up 100 days of the new private storage service to all of its users. Los Angeles-based dropshipping startup Topdser has extended its offerings for drop shippers to sourcing and storing product, the company said on Monday.

Investors drop off $33 million for Chowbus, a delivery service for ‘mom and pop’ Asian restaurants

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Other companies are experimenting with specialization as a way to differentiate from the major delivery services that are on the market. When big platforms have carved out large swaths of the delivery market, the best thing for an upstart company to do is to specialize.

GM Shuts Down Maven Car Sharing Service

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General Motors has shut down its Maven car sharing service, including its services in Los Angeles, as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put the final nails in the coffin for the service. The car sharing service--which already had been struggling prior to the pandemic outbreak--had paused its business last month nationwide. vehicle electric angeles services sharing maven

Happy Returns Launches Self Service Return Kiosk

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Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures, and Lowercase Capital, has expanded its suite of return solutions, with a new self-service kiosk. happy returns self service logistics ecommerce kiosk retail reverseSanta Monica-based Happy Returns , which is backed by U.S. According to Happy Returns, it has launched a new, return kiosk branded specifically for a retailer, powered by software from the company, and where Happy Returns handles the reverse logistics.

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.

Romeo Power Gets Funding From Trash Hauler Republic Services

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Romeo Power) has raised new funding from recycling and solid waste company Republic Services. According to Romeo Power, Republic Services has exercised its option to acquire additional shares of Class A common stock in RMG Acquisition Corp. As part of the funding, the companies said that Tim Stuart, Chief Operating Officer of Republic Services, will join the company's board of directors. Los Angeles-based lithium ion battery developer Romeo Systems, Inc.

Top Advantages of Optical Wavelength Services

Southern California Edison Blog

Popular optical networks include dark fiber and wavelength services , often used in industries including Education , Government , and Enterprise. Top Advantages of Optical Wavelength Services. Leverage Optical Wavelength Services From SCE.

Top Advantages of Optical Wavelength Services

Southern California Edison Blog

Popular optical networks include dark fiber and wavelength services , often used in industries including Education , Government , and Enterprise. Top Advantages of Optical Wavelength Services. Leverage Optical Wavelength Services From SCE.

Lyft Suspends Services In California

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Ridesharing service Lyft announced in a blog post on Thursday morning that it is immediately suspending its services in California, in response to a recent ruling that said the company--as well as Uber--must treat its drivers as employees. According to Lyft, it will suspent its rideshare operations at 11:59pm PT in California.

TikTok inks licensing deal with Merlin to use music from independent labels in videos and new Resso streaming service

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TikTok , the fast-growing user-generated video app from China’s Bytedance, has been building a new music streaming service to compete against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. That includes both its mainstay short-form videos — where music plays a key role (the app, before it was acquired by Bytedance, was even called ‘Musically’) — as well as new music streaming services.

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.

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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6 Challenges In Penetrating The New World Of Services

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Selling services has always been about relationships, but the challenges of building relationships with services clients have exploded. Customers today extrapolate their relationships not only from personal contact, but from every aspect of their interface with your company, including web site and social media interactions, access to peer reviews, as well as the actual services experience. If your business doesn’t offer personalized services, don’t expect good relationships.

Appetize Sees Gains With Self Service Kiosks

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Playa Vista-based point-of-sale equipment and software provider Appetize says that its recent move to offer up "self-service" kiosks to its customers, has resulted in its customers seeing more spending and demand. The company--which uses tablets and other technology to provide a more modern approach to point-of-sale terminals--said its customers are seeing an up to 40 percent increase in order size due to the availability of its self-service kiosks.

GoSite Finds $40M For Small Business Services

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According to the company, its service allows small businesses to manage their website, listings, reviews, messages, booking and payments, all in one platform. San Diego-based GoSite , which operates an online platform to help small businesses bring their business online, has raised $40M in a Series B funding round, the company announced this morning. The funding was led by Left Lane Capital, and also included Longley Capital, Cove Fund, Stage 2, Ankona Capital and Serra Ventures.

Lime Suspends Service In California

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On-demand electric scooter and bicycle transportation company Lime said on Tuesday that it is suspending all of its services in California, along with Washington State, Italy, France, and Spain. Calling the COVID-19 virus an "unprecedented challenge", the firm said it's "pausing" its services to help people stay put and stay safe.

DirectMed Parts & Service Buys Medical Systems Technologies

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San Diego-based DirectMed Parts & Service , a provider of medical imaging parts and services, said on Monday that it has acquired Medical Systems Technologies, LLC , a provider of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) component level repair and testing. DirectMed Parts & Service is owned by private equity investor Mercury Partners. directmed parts service medical systems technologies merger acquisition private equity

HMBradley Earns $18.25M For Online Banking Service

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The company initially launched its service in March of 2020, and now says it has more than $90M in deposits. Los Angeles-based fintech startup HMBradley , which offers up online, digital bank accounts which pay interest based not on a user's balance, but on what percentage of their direct deposits they are saving, has raised $18.25M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Acrew Capital.