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Fullscreen Sells Majority Stake to AT&T/Chernin Group

Otter Media’s deal for a controlling stake in Culver City MCN Fullscreen could set the stage for a showdown with competitor Walt Disney Co.-owned Maker Studios.

Shopzilla Rebrands as Connexity

Shopzilla Inc., which helps online shoppers compare prices through its shopping sites, has rebranded as Connexity as it moves from helping consumers find great deals to providing tech marketing solutions for retailers and brands.

CurbStand Parks an Additional $3 Million Seed Investment

CurbStand, maker of an app that lets drivers prepay for valet services, has secured $3 million to expand its executive staff and further develop its offering.

Direct Lending Investments Partners with Realty Mogul

Direct Lending Investments has said it will provide $73 million in small business loans through Realty Mogul’s peer-to-peer lending platform, which pools money from investors to crowdfund large real estate projects.

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YouTube Stars Try Next Stage

Internet: Fullscreen live show reels in marketers, screaming teens.

Fullscreen mounts a live production to help its YouTube stars show their stuff to marketers and fans.

Pasadena Proves Popular As Center of Enterprise

SURVEY: Almost one-third of city’s tech companies self-identify as B2B.

Andy Wilson, co-chairman of Innovate Pasadena, has for a while had a hunch that his city was home to a number of tech companies focused on the enterprise market.

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Makemoji Raises $1 Million Seed Round

Makemoji, whose mobile app helps users create their own emoji characters, has raised $1 million in seed funding.

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L.A. Launch List: Sept 19

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches.

Shuttlerock Lands on Miracle Mile with $2.4 Million Raise

Shuttlerock, a New Zealand visual marketing software company, has opened its U.S. headquarters in Silver Lake after raising a $2.4 million in a Series A round.

Docupace Raises First Investment

Docupace Technologies, an electronic document processing platform provider, has secured its first raise.

Kin Secures $12 Million Series C Round

Kin, which offers women’s lifestyle video content, has closed a $12 million Series C round, bringing its total funding to date to $27 million.

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FameBit Launches as 500 Women Company

You can expect a bit more fame for FameBit co-founder Agnes Kozera, whose Santa Monica marketing startup has launched as one of the first companies in the 500 Women syndicate.

Metacloud to be Acquired by Cisco

Metacloud, a cloud service company in Pasadena, is to be acquired by networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. of San Jose.

Spark Networks Breaking it Off With Employees

Spark Networks Inc., the company behind special-interest matchmaking sites such as ChristianMingle.com and JDate.com, has seen more of its customers fall for competing dating services.

Workpop Launches After Raising $7.9 Million

Workpop, a job board site with a career development focus, has launched after securing $7.9 million in funding.