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Schlep & Fetch Will Bring you Just About Anything

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

Like many parents, Bryson Strauss and his wife Ashley Eaton were up all hours of the night most nights with their firstborn baby. But they ran into a pretty hefty problem when they began running low on supplies one night: what do you do when…

Product Launch

Visual Search App CamFind Launches Instagram-Style Social Features

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Today, the Los Angeles, CA-based image recognition and mobile visual search company, CamFind, announced the launch of its new app which features new Instagram-style social features. Focused on a new in-app social feed, this new function allows users of the app to experience CamFind…

Product Launch

Hootsuite of Social Aggregation Fliptu, Raises $1.2M in Funding

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 8:00 am

Social aggregation and visualization platform startup, Fliptu, announced that they have raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The round is lead by Scout Ventures and includes Rick Dalzell, amongst several other angels. The funding will enable the company to exit from beta into full…

Hardware

XPNDBLS Sees USB Fast Charging as the New Standard

By | Apr 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

XPNDBLS today launched their first ever Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of their modular phone case. However, unlike other battery-charging cases, the XPNDBLS case will feature a removable battery capable of transforming into a universal power bank to charge other USB powered devices…

Startup

Voice-to-Emoji Translation Now Available with Speeji

By | Apr 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

What do you get when you combine voice translation and emojis? If you’re an iOS user, you get Speeji. Developed in partnership with Beverly Hills’ Thunderbolt Studios, Speeji turns voice messages into emojis for sharing via text message, social media, or email. Founded by…

Video

LA Based Collab to Re-Launch Eli’s Dirty Jokes

By | Mar 30, 2015 at 8:00 am

Do you remember the internet joke series Eli’s Dirty Jokes? It was one of the single most popular series during the early YouTube era, racking up more than 50 million views. In 2009, Eli’s Dirty Jokes actually became the first web series licensed by…

Automotive

“Valet Parking Needs a Major Upgrade,” says CurbStand

By | Mar 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

CurbStand has one mission to help ailing drivers who desperately search for parking: provide a valet parking network for consumers and operators that offers interactivity, mobile payments, and on-demand services. Founded in 2013 by Owen De Vries, Moncef Abbou, and Nicole Duncan, they made their…

SXSW

Jared Leto Joins Board at Hang w/

By | Mar 5, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Hang With (Hang w/) has a history of getting mainstream celebrity endorsements; last year at SXSW they sponsored a 50 Cent concert that was live-broadcast to their users. Recently they announced that Academy Award winner, and major heartthrob, Jared Leto has officially joined the Board…

Travel

Eligible to Fly to Cuba? CheapAir.com Will Get you There

By | Feb 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and thanks to President Obama I’ll finally be able to fulfill one of my life dreams: traveling to Cuba. In that same vein, CheapAir.com today announced that they will become the first online travel agency that helps…

Mobile

Don’t Let Laundry Day Get the Best of you: Use Washio

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Laundry day: it’s the bane of my existence. How many times have you gotten super amped up to do laundry only to have something else pop up? “Oh, I’ll do it tomorrow,” you always say. But tomorrow turns into the next day, and the next,…

Trends

Loverly Launches Keyword-Based Bridal Collection

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Brides rejoice! Wedding planning just got more efficient, thanks to online data. Lover.ly, the online wedding planner guide for the working bride, unveiled today the “The Loverly Collection.”  A curated line of branded wedding products created based on Loverly’s proprietary data. The company partnered with…

Acquistion

Uber for Valet Parking, CurbStand, Acquires Competitor Curby

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Los Angeles-based startup CurbStand, the Uber for valet parking, announced the acquisition of its competitor Curby. Financial terms of this transaction were not disclosed. Curby’s technology platform offers valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metrics previously unavailable on CurbStand. Now, it will offer a complete suite…

Product Launch

Find Your Next Bromance on Wolfpack

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It’s a running joke between my boyfriend and I that his language totally changes the second he gets on the phone with a guy friend. Suddenly they’re calling each other “bro” and “dude” and (God help me) “stud,” and I just roll my eyes….

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Get Personalized, SMS-Based Recommendations From Cloe

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm

We can all agree that the best way to discover a new city is by following tips from the locals. But what happens when you don’t know anyone? Meet Cloe, an SMS-based recommendation engine that provides users with personal tips curated by real people. Cloe is very…

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