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

CBRE Invests In Energy Services Startup Redaptive


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.

PSI Services Acquires Computer Assisted Testing Services


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.

FreedomPop To Power New Service For Prudential


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

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. 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

Service Expands Travel Saving App To Hotels


Los Angeles-based Service , the venture backed startup which helps travelers automatically receive compensation for airline delays and cancellations, has expanded into hotel booking, saying it now is able to scan a user's email for upcoming hotel reservations, then automatically search for price drops, rebooking rooms when that happens. Service--which is venture backed by Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, Maveron, 8VC, Arena Ventures, and angels--is led by CEO Michael Schneider.

HopSkipDrive Raises $7.4M More For Ride Service For Kids


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

Getaround Expands Car Sharing Service To LA


Getaround , the developer of a peer-to-peer car sharing service, said it has officially launched in the greater Los Angeles area. The San Francisco company's service works through something called Getaround Connect, technology which allows renters to locate and unlock a car using an iOS or Android smartphone app. Getaround said that car owners in LA can make their automobiles available to others.

CrowdStrike Launches New Services Offering


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

Yardi Wins Cortland Capital Market Services


Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said Friday that it has signed up Cortland Capital Market Services LLC, as a new customer. Cortland Capital Market Services, which is based in Chicago, provides investment servicing, and is using Yardi's Investment Management software. yardi cortland capital market services real estate software

Peepla Launches Live Streaming Service


peepla live streaming actor service isntagram facebookLos Angeles-based Peepla announced a new, mobile live streaming app, available on iOS or Android, similar to Facebook Live, Instagram Live or Snapchat. According to the company, it is looking to avoid being direct competition with Periscope and Facebook live by including "locaiton-based social functions".

PSI Services Buys Software Secure


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

Simulations Plus Acquires DILIsym Services


Lancaster, California-based Simulations Plus , which develops pharmaceutical simulation and modeling software, has acquired DILIsym Services , a developer of drug-induced liver injury simulation software and related consulting services to the pharmaceutical industry. Simluations Plus said it will pay $10M in total, split between $5M up front plus earn out of up to an additional $5M over the next three years based on profitability of its new DILIsym Services division.

HelloTech Powers New Service For Altice


Los Angeles-based HelloTech , the startup providing in-home, technical support and related services, is powering a new in-home installation and service offering from broadband communications and video service provider Altice, the two said this morning. That service will be provided by HelloTech, which is led by technology veteran an investor Richard Wolpert. hellotech altice broadband telecom services home support

CrowdStrike Expands Remote Incident Management Service


Irvine-based CrowdStrike announced this morning that it has expanded its managed threat hunting service, offering up new levels for customers needing guided response and remote incident management. According to CrowdStrike, the new levels for its Falcon OverWatch service will include a "Standard", "Essential", and "Elite" level, depending on how much assistance CrowdStrike is providing to the company. Pricing on the various levels of service were not announced.

Cynvenio Launches New Cancer Testing Service


Westlake Village-based Cynvenio announced this morning that it has launched a new cancer testing service, the ClearID Total Insight Breast Cancer, to monitor breast cancer patients. According to Cynvenio, the liquid biopsy monitoring service is aimed at patients in treatment and survivors in remission, and is designed to measure immune health status and detect genetic mutations associated with cancer. cynvenio cancer breast testing service survivor genomics blood lifescience

EDF Renewable Services Ups Contracted Capacity to 10 Gigawatts


San Diego-based renewable energy services firm EDF Renewable Services , the operations and maintenance arm of EDF Renewable Energy, says it now has 10 gigawatts of capacity under contract. states, four Canadian provinces, Mexico, and Chile servicing renewable energy installations. renewable services contract energy power maintenance

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. Smith Micro did not say why it decided to branch out into software development services; the company had been better known for developing its own software applications.

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Simulations Plus Completes DILIsym Services Buy


Lancaster, California-based Simulations Plus , which develops simulation and modeling software, said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of North Carolina-based DILIsym Services. simulations plus dilisym services merger acquisition software pharmaceutical design simulationThe deal was worth $10M in cash, with an initial $5M payment and another $5M in earnout. DILIsym develops software for the simulation of drug-induced liver injury.

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." On a notice on the company's website, the company said its last day was October 10th, and that it has suspended all member accounts.

TeleSign Rolls Out Self Service APIs


Los Angeles-based TeleSign , best known for powering the phone verification and user authentication services behind many key Internet services, said today that it has launched a new set of application programming interfaces (APIs). TeleSign said users can create their own accounts , and use a credit card to purchase it services--without any contracts or minimum transaction thresholds. telesign self service phone verification user authentication

PSI Services Acquires UK's EnlightKS


Burbank-based PSI Services , which provides professional testing services to companies, government agencies, and others, has acquired UK-based testing services company EnlightKS. services enlightks merger acquisition professional testing assessment internationalFinancial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. EnlightKS, founded in 1995, is based in Royston, UK.

EDF Renewable Services Wins Maintenance Deal In Chile


San Diego-based EDF Renewable Services , which provides third party operations and maintenance services for the renewable energy industry, reports that it has been selected to provide its services to a solar plant in Chile. According to EDF Renewable Services, it will provide operations and maintenance at the 146 megawatt Bolero Solar Plant, located in the Atacama Desert in Antofagasta. renewable energy services solar plant cleantech atacama desert marubeni

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.

Envy Launches Tinder For Products, Services


San Diego-based startup Envy has launched a new, visual search engine, which takes Tinder's swipe left and swipe right approach to the world, to reviewing products and services. The startup, founded by Jennifer Cosco and Christopher Nebel, says that its mobile app lets users review products and services by simply swiping right if they love it, and left if they don't. envy tinder products services dating swipe left right social reviews

One Potato Expands Family Dinner Kit Service


Los Angeles-based One Potato , a meal kit company looking to help revive the family dinner, saying it has expanded its service to a total of eight states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Utah. The company--which has been in stealth mode until this week--said it is offering up organic, semi-prepared meal kit boxes with "family friendly" recipes, aimed at helping make family meals easy.

Cylance Expands Consulting Services


Irvine-based cybersecurity provider Cylance has expanded its consulting services, saying that it has added a new set of prevention services for the private and public sector.

The Cheesecake Factory Teams With DoorDash For Delivery Services


Calabasas-based restaurant chain The Cheesecake Factory is launching a new delivery service, powered by DoorDash , across its restaurants in more than 70 cities around the country, the company said this morning. According to The Cheesecake Factory, as a promo for the launch of those delivery services, it will provide 10,000 free slices of cheesecake to guests who order The Cheesecake Factory delivery through DoorDash on Wednesday, December 6th (using a special 10000SLICES promo code).

Report: Grindr Shared HIV Status, Location With App Optimization Services


A report, published by Buzzfeed on Monday, says that Los Angeles-based gay dating and hookup app Grindr had been sharing information on users' HIV status with two app optimization services, coupled with their GPS data and information. In that report, Grindr said it was using those two services--widely used by app developers to optimize how those apps work--to make its app better, and that it has stopped sharing that info.

ParkMe Wins Parking Services Firm


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

A Closer Look At Disney's Move Into Streaming Services


disney streaming services bamtech video content espnHow did Walt Disney Company decide to make its $1.58 billion investment in BAMTech, and get into the video streaming business? The New York Times has dived into the decisions and move behind Wal Disney's purchase of MLB spinout BAMTech, which was announced in August of 2016 ,and the decision making behind the purchase. READ MORE>>.

Genalyte Takes Aim at Lab Testing Giants with Cloud-Based Service


Genalyte, a biomedical diagnostics company that has maintained a low profile in San Diego while raising almost $92 million, is getting ready to debut technology that targets a market long dominated by centralized lab services providers.

Onica Raises $20M For Cloud Migration, IT Services Efforts


Santa Monica- and Irvine-based Onica , a provider of IT services focused on cloud-based platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), has raised $20M in a funding round, the company announced this week. Onica said it will use the new funding to focus on growth of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting and managed services business. onica services amazon cloud venture capital corpinfo consulting consultant