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Acquisition

YouTube Ads Startup FameBit Acquires Refame

By | May 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

FameBit, the Santa Monica, CA-based YouTube advertising company that offers a self-service marketplace where brands and YouTube stars can collaborate on product and service endorsements, announced today that it has acquired the short-form video marketing agency Refame. “This is a defining moment for FameBit,…

Funding

On-Demand Dog Walking App Wag! Raises $2.45M in Seed Round

By | May 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Wag!, an app that provides dog owners with instant access to quality dog walkers, announced today that they’ve raised a $2.45 million seed round. This funding also coincides with their official launch in San Francisco, CA.  The round was led by Freestyle Capital (freestyle.vc), and…

Location Based Services

Revolutionizing the Courier Service one iPhone at a Time

By | May 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Adhering to the timeline they set last month, Schlep & Fetch today announced the launch of their official iOS app. Operating as a multi-vertical, on-demand delivery service that brings you whatever you want, Schlep & Fetch is taking the next step in their mission…

Entertainment

MediaHound: The Kayak for Entertainment

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

A few years back Addison McCaleb was flipping through his on-demand streaming platforms looking for the ever-loved movie Elf, but the only place that had it was Amazon. What he was seeing was a fragmentation of digital distribution between a lot of different sources:…

Mobile

Mobile First Entertainment Creates Personalized Mobile Video Apps

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

It’s really no secret that video is the next big thing as far as social media, marketing, and branding. The number of video and streaming apps out there is growing rapidly. Instagram and Snapchat both offer video options now, there’s apps like Vine, and of course we…

Cannabis

Nugg Launches LA Area Cannabis Delivery on 4/20

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm

There’s never been a better time to start up a company that caters to the on-demand attitude people have these days, but I’d like to take that one step further. I’d say there’s never been a better time to be an on-demand, legal cannabis…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

ZipRecruiter Releases First Ever TV Branding Campaign

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

ZipRecruiter’s sole purpose is to bring Fortune 500 level hiring and employee management solutions to small and medium sized businesses (SMB). To that end they just released their first ever television branding campaign which introduces a new tagline: “Find The Right One”. The campaign…

Location Based Services

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…

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