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.

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

As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

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Even as Quibi , the short form video platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo , reportedly looks to raise another $1 billion , rival service Fiction Riot continues to steadily build out its pipeline of short form serials.

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.

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.

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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Led by LA-based March Capital, Astound raises $15.5 million for employee help desk automation services

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Astound , a company selling automated employee help desk services, has raised a new round of $15.5 For co-founder and chief product officer Dan Turchin, the company is the culmination of decades of work spent developing tools for human resources and employee services.

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Perspectium Finds $8M For Service Management Integration Tools

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San Diego-based Perspectium , which develops software for service management integration, has raised $8M in its Series B funding round, according to the firm. The company says its customers include Fortune 500 companies, software-as-a-service vendors, and global service providers. perspectium service management integration software venture capital funding expansion saas cloud data migration synchronization

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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

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.

Scoobeez Expands On-Demand Delivery Services In LA

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Los Angeles-based Scoobeez , a new startup offering up on-demand, door-to-door logistics and delivery services, says it is expanding its services across Los Angeles. The company said its service, in particular, offers up same day deliveries for even customers who "live in isolated areas or off the beaten path". scoobeez delivery service ondemand lastmile last mile logistics food

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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.

With a new CEO and fresh funding from Upfront, healthy prepared food delivery service Territory looks to grow

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A lifelong vegetarian and mother of two vegetarian daughters, the 39-year-old Coleman actually began her business in the food services industry as a caterer before moving on to leadership positions at Kraft Foods and Mondelez International before taking on the vice presidential role at Quidsi.

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.”

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

UCSD, Google Study Finds Many Online Hacking Services Are Frauds

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A new, academic study--conducted by UC San Diego and Google --has jumped into the world of "hacking for profit", running a study on hacking-for-hire services and their charges and success in hacking into a set of Google Gmail accounts. The study , published by UCSD, found that--for the most part-- most hacking services are scams. The services charged from $54 to $384 to hack into different email and account providers, according to researchers.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

Evite Targets Professional Event Planners With New Service

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Los Angeles-based online invitations firm Evite is targeting professional event planners, with the launch of a new service, called Evite Pro , the company announced this morning. Evite said the new service will cost $249.99 According to Evite, the new product is aimed at simplifying professional event planning and execution.

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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

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.