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Vcorp Services Acquired By Wolters Kluwer


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. vcorp services wolters kluwer merger acquisition risk governance complianc

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service


Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Sofware said that it has launched a new, design and development service, which will help its customers develop their own mobile apps. According to Smith Micro, the service is aimed at B2 enterprises and startups, and help them develop iOS, Android, and Windows apps. READ MORE>>.

NWP Services Corporation Acquired By RealPage For $68M


Irvine-based NWP Services Corporation , which develops cloud-based billing, electronic payment, energy management, and back office accounting and IT infrastructure for the rental housing industry, has been acquired by fellow software provider RealPage. RealPage said NWP Services had approximately $58M in revenues in 2015. READ MORE>>.

Hulu Confirms Plans For Live TV Streaming Service


Los Angeles-based Hulu confirmed today at its Upfront event in New York that it indeed is planning to roll out a live, TV streaming service next year. Hulu has not yet announced pricing on the yet-to-be-launched service, or provided other details. live hulu television streaming cable service content hollywoodREAD MORE>>.

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Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA


Los Angeles-based Squeegy , an on-demand, car wash service, said Wednesday that it has officially launched its service in Los Angeles. The startup, led by Andrew Davis, let users request a car wash from their mobile app, anywhere within Squeegy's service area. squeegy ondemand wash mobile washing service marketplace smartphone

Amazon Takes On Local Service Referrals In LA

socalTECH is in a bid to take a share of the Los Angeles market for local referrals for handymen and service providers, as Los Angeles continues to be a major launch market for on-demand, services marketplaces. amazon local service referral citygrid serviz handybook pathjoy READ MORE>>.

Esri Supplies Microsoft With GIS Service


Redland-based GIS software developer Esri said on Monday that it has been selected by Microsoft , to offer up its GIS services for Microsoft Power BI and Microsoft Azure. Esri said its ArcGIS platform will be integrated into Microsoft's Power BI (Business Intelligence), a set of business analytics tools. READ MORE>>.

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WebPurify Launches Image Moderation Service


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. webpurify image moderation service moderate machine visionREAD MORE>>.

MomentFeed's New Service Aimed At Local Marketing For Brands


MomentFeed said the new service helps brands by offering up localized published to Facebook, Google+, and Foursquare, along with a dedicated, community manager. Pricing on the new service was not announced. READ MORE>>. momentfeed brand analytics local retail retailer marketing launch

ServiceTitan Scores $18M For Home Services Management Software


Glendale-based ServiceTitan , a developer of cloud-based software used by home services business management, has raised $18M in a Series A funding round. servicetitan venture capital home services management cloud saas hvac operationsServiceTitan said the funding round values the company at $100M. READ MORE>>.

Evercar Shuts Down, Suspends Services


Los Angeles-based Evercar has quietly shut down its service, and no longer is offering up its on-demand, car sharing services. The company said, in a notice posted on its website, that "due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to deliver that service in the near term." READ MORE>>.

H3 Financial Services Raises Funding


Aliso Viejo-based H3 Financial Services , a developer of web-based software for managing consumer finance and billing for the dental and veterinary market, has scored a Series A investment. H3 Financial Services is led by Joe Simrell. financing dental veterinary credit billing saas software services financial READ MORE>>. Takes On Service Recommendations


The company described its service as "Digg meets Yelp, but for service providers, not restaurants." READ MORE>>.

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Uber: Transportation Service or Big Data Company?

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Connectifier Swizzles Service After LinkedIn Acquisition


According to blog posts from both Connectifier and LinkedIn, Connetifier will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of LinkedIn, selling to its own customer base, however, the two will connect the two services through a new API, along with other changes. READ MORE>>. connectifier linkedin recruiting software tool

Google Launches Music Service


Throwing its hat into the streaming music market, Internet giant Google announced a new service, Google Music , today in Los Angeles. The new service will be free, and will allow users to listen to tracks they already own, for free. The new service is open to any user in the United States. READ MORE>>.

Service Objects Takes On Email Validation


If you''re a business with a big database of email contacts, Santa Barbara-based Service Objects has a new product for you. Service Objects claims that its algorithms and software reduce bounce rates on emails by 90 percent. Service Objects is led by Geoff Grow. service objects serviceobjects email validation READ MORE>>.

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Cynvenio Debuts New Lab Service


Westlake Village-based Cynvenio , a developer of technology for the molecular characterization of cancer, said this week that it has launched a new service aimed at helping to isolate, sequence, and enumerate circulating tumor cells. The company said the availability of the service can help provide personalized medical treatments to patients.

TrueCar Powers New Car Buying Service For Car and Driver


Santa Monica-based automotive buying service TrueCar said Thursday that it is powering a new car buying service on , the online automotive website which is part of Heart Autos. Consumers can also go directly to the service at a dedicated website. Financial impact of the deal were not announced. READ MORE>>.

What Should You Do with Your Crappy Little Services Business?

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Airbnb Launches Room Cleaning Service For Hosts In Los Angeles


Apparently, Los Angeles has become the center of the world for smartphone-driven house cleaning services, as Airbnb told hosts in the city Wednesday that it has tied up with smartphone-driven cleaning services Homejoy and Handybook to clean rooms between rentals via Airbnb. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report March 9: Global Crossing Founder Winnick Takes Majority Stake in Streaming Service Qello

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Global Crossing founder Winnick takes majority stake in streaming service Qello, Tele-therapy startup iExhale raises $1.86 million, and Snapchat Spectacles shop pops up in Venice

MySpace, Panasonic Unveil Social TV Service


The service--which takes advantage of Myspace's library of music videos and songs--runs on Panasonic's VIERA Connect enabled HDTVs. READ MORE>>.

Google Shuts Urchin, Other Services


Internet giant Google said Friday that it will be shutting down web analytics service Urchin , the onetime San Diego startup which had been acquired by Google in April of 2005. Urchin was founded by Paul Muret and Scott Crosby in 1995. READ MORE>>. urchin google shutdown picnik

LiveViewGPS Debuts Mobile Phone Location Service


Valencia-based LiveViewGPS , a developer of GPS tracking devices, said today that it has rolled out a new, mobile phone location service for cell phones. The firm said its new service, Mobile Phone Locate , is aimed at families and businesses, and helps them locate phones using both GPS and the cell phone network. per month.

Hulu Ends Free Streaming Service


Not--it's not a mistake, that "Start Your Free Trial" button on the home page of Los Angeles-based television streaming service Hulu marks the end of Hulu's free streaming , as the company moves 100 percent into the world of subscription video. a month, or a "no commercial" service for $11.99 a month. READ MORE>>.

StockTwits Acquires Mobile App SparkFin to Add Fintech Services


StockTwits, the Twitter-like social media platform for sharing stock market tips and ideas, has acquired San Diego’s SparkFin, a fintech mobile app for discovering and sharing stocks and other investment ideas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lindzon led StockTwits as CEO until last year, and continues as chairman.

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FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service


Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , the e-commerce and payment processing software firm headed by Dan Engel, said this week that it has launched a new online subscription management and payment service called SaaSy. Engel said that the service is aimed at SaaS and Web 2.0 READ MORE>>. Launches Group Dating Service In San Diego


That's the idea behind , a new service which looks to connect singles with others in informal, group dinner dates. READ MORE>>.

Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M


Have a flat tire, locked yourself out of your car, or need a tow--but not a member of a roadside assistance service? Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk also revealed that it has raised $1.8M READ MORE>>.

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RingRevenue Sees Traction In Financial Services


Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider, says today that it has been seeing gains in the financial services industry with its platform. RingRevenue, which is headed by Jason Spievak, said it has seeing traction with affiliates in the financial services area. READ MORE>>.

Fullscreen Set To Launch $4.99 A Month Video Streaming Service In April


Los Angeles-based Fullscreen is getting set to launch its own video streaming service, starting next month, and will charge $4.99 Fullscreen, which detailed its plans today for the service, had announced plans for the streaming service in September. The new service is expected to debut on April 26th. READ MORE>>.

Xfire Launches PC Tournament Service, Battleground


Xfire said its new Battleground service lets gamers directly challenge others in an "Instant Action" mode, and participate with sponsored tournaments from Xfire partners in "Tournament" mode. xfire tournament service battleground virtual currency content videogame video gameREAD MORE>>.

PromoJam Debuts New Self Service Social Promotions Tool


PromoJam debuted its brand new, self-service version of its social promotions tool today, PromoJam 2.0, startup debut facebook pinterest twitter software tool promotion social service self promojamlooking to make it much easier for small, medium, and enterprise businesses to manage and run online social promotions. READ MORE>>.

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Fliptu Targets Music Industry With Social Service


Los Angeles-based Fliptu , the social media software developer headed by Jeremy Gocke, is targeting the music industry with its social service, and is launching a new platform that lets the music industry share the pictures, video clips, and other social items that fans are sharing before, during, and after concerts. READ MORE>>.

ShareSquare Opens QR Code Service


Los Angeles-based QR code startup ShareSquare is announcing today that it has opened up its QR code service to the public, and also outlined its pricing plans and tiers. ShareSquare has been in private beta for the last three months. The startup is headed by Matthias Galica. READ MORE>>.

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BetterWorks Adds Personal Services Category


Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the provider of a system for managing employee benefits and perks programs headed by Paige Craig, said this morning that it has updated its product, and added a new Personal Services category to its offerings. betterworks personal services employee benefit perksREAD MORE>>.

Geni Opens Service For Institutions


The firm looks to be trying to convince its users to become "Geni Pro" users, the firm's subscription, premium service. READ MORE>>.

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AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service


Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and webinar services, has updated its site, in a major update for the service. The new service also includes a 6-way video conferencing feature specifically aimed at hosting mall video conferences. anymeeting conference webinar free service

uSamp Updates Market Research Service


uSamp's services are used by companies to conduct market research and surveys. usamp sampling market research self serviceREAD MORE>>.