Tagger Media Raises $9 Million for Influencer Marketing Service

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Tagger Media, the Santa Monica-based developer of a software platform for influencer-based marketing campaigns, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding

FreeConferenceCall.com Launches Video Conferencing Service, Huddle

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Long Beach-based free conference calling service FreeConferenceCall.com says it is launching itself into the video conferencing market, with a new service called Huddle. According to the company, it will allow the first 10,000 customers of the service to pick their own price for whatever they think the service is worth. The new Huddle service competes against market leader Zoom. freeconferencecall huddle video conferencing service pricing zoom

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Doodeo Launches Virtual DJ Booking, Livestreaming Service

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A new, Los Angeles-based startup Doodeo, says it has launched a new service which allows users to book a DJ from anywhere in the world. The company says it is launching a new livestreaming service, which both allows entertainers to host online concerts, as well as allow for things like booking a DJ. doodeo virtual booking service livestreaming entertainment concert

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

K2 Insurance Services Buys Software Company Loss Run Pro

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San Diego-based K2 Insurance Services, which owns a number of insurance services companies, said it has acquired software developer Loss Run Pro. insurance services loss lossrunpro merger acquisition private equity fintechLoss Run Pro develops subscription-based software that helps request, track, and manage loss runs. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Loss Run Pro is based in Missoula, Montana, and was only founded in early 2020.

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

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.

Top Advantages of Optical Wavelength Services

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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 Fiber.

Tesloop Ride Sharing Service Expands

L.A. Business Journal

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

GoGuardian Offers Up Free Mental Health Services To Schools

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goguardian mental health services suicide alert education schoolLos Angeles-based GoGuardian, which offers up software which helps protect students from harmful and distracting content, as well as manage mental health, says it will offer up its student mental health offering for free to school districts through the remainder of the school year. The company said the product--GoGuardian Beacon, helps identify students who are at risk of suicide or self-harm and will alert those who can help.

Wills.com Launches Online Estate Planning Service

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Santa Monica-based Wills.com said this week that it has launched a new, online estate planning service, which lets users create their own wills and digital estate plans. According to the company, new laws that allow some states for notaries to conduct remote notarization makes it possible for some of its users to sign and notarize their documents electronically, dramatically reducing the time it takes to make a legal will. Wills.com is led by founder and CEO Vincent Hoonings.

Wavelength Services for Telecom: A Great Fit For Growing Carriers

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Wavelength services are a good match for small and medium-sized telecom companies looking for cost-effective, reliable, and highly private connectivity to support their customers. . Why Should Carriers Leverage Wavelength Services?

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.

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. Thus services experiences and relationships tend to be based more and more on new media and technology.

Cannabis, Alcohol Delivery Services Merge

L.A. Business Journal

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

Anthos Capital and NBA All-Star Baron Davis back LA-based college tuition savings service, UNest

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Ksenia Yudina initially founded the company to provide financial planning and services to lower- and middle-class families looking for ways to start saving for their children’s education, she said.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Top Advantages of Optical Wavelength Services

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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.

Frame Wellness Rolls Out Therapist Service

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a Santa Monica-based mental health care company, has launched Frame Matching, a service that connects Angelenos with therapists Frame Wellness Inc.,

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.

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.

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

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.

Top Advantages of Optical Wavelength Services

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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.

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.

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