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.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Jet Edge International Raises $60M For Aviation Services

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Van Nuys-based Jet Edge International , a provider of aircraft management and private jet charter services, said this week that it has raised $60M in a equity and debt funding round. equity strategic capital venture private management aircraft services aviation international edgeThe funding was led by Los Angeles-based private equity investor Solace Capital Partners. The company said it will use the funding to fund strategic initiatives.

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.

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LA's Century Park Capital Acquires IT Services, Software Company

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Los Angeles-based Century Park Capital Partners , a private equity investor focused on family businesses, owner-operated companies and corporate divestitures, said on Monday afternoon that it has completed a majority recapitalization of Florida-based software and IT services company MCCi. MCCi provides its IT services, system design, implementation, managed services, and support services the state & local government, education, law enforcement, financial services, and other verticals.

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.”

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.

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.

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Hulu, Spotify Bundle Services For Just $9.99 A Month

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu , and streaming music provider Spotify have launched a new effort, which bundles both services together for just $9.99 The Hulu service included in the bundle is Hulu's commercially supported service. a month, the two announced today. According to the two, it will offer up Hulu with all Spotify Premium accounts, giving access to Spotify's music, podcasts, and Hulu's TV and movies, all in a single bundle.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Plankk Launches New Streaming Fitness Service

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Los Angeles-based Plankk , a developer of custom apps for the fitness and exercise industry, said it has launched a brand new, live- and on-demand streaming service for fitness enthusiasts. According to Plankk, its new service, Plankk Studio , let users access both live and on-demand workout videos from a large roster of fitness influencers. The new service costs $14.99 The service is available on iOS, Android and the web, with other platforms on the company's roadmap.

Zillow Launches Home Buying Service In Inland Empire

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Online real estate site Zillow is expanding its home buying service, Zillow Offers , into the Inland Empire this week, saying that it will start providing all-cash offers to people looking to sell their homes, condos, and townhomes in the area, as it expands its service nationwide. The service lets people bypass listing their homes for sale, instead letting homeowners submit their property information to Zillow for a near instant offer on their homes.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Peepla Launches Live Streaming Service

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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".

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.

Simulations Plus Acquires DILIsym Services

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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.