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CardBlanc Launches Social Shopping App

CardBlanc, a social e-commerce app, has launched a mobile payment platform that lets users shop curated listings from hundreds of retailers.

Williams Data Management Acquires Files On Call

Williams Data Management, which helps small- and medium-sized businesses protect their data assets, has acquired Pasadena information storage firm Files On Call.

Legendary Entertainment Acquires Amy Poehler Site

Legendary Entertainment has purchased Smart Girls at the Party, a site founded by comedian Amy Poehler.

When to Rebrand? Start With $2.9 Million Investment

Speakr, the social influencer marketing company formerly known as twtMob, has raised $2.9 million in seed funding to expand its marketing platform and tech team.

Disney Aims to Draw Startup Stars

Technology: Accelerator offers early look at promising products.

Technology: Disney’s accelerator program offers startups a shot at a Hollywood ending.

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New Focus

Internet: Ora TV looks to expand online network with shows built around Larry King and other celebrities.

Internet: Ora TV aims to expand its online network with stable of celebrity-anchored shows.

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Marketer Hopes to Make Points With E-Sports Fans

Video Games: Demand for live events directs new business to NCompass.

Video Games: NCompass International works to help live e-sport competitions score a higher profile.

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Q&A with 'Shark Tank' Entrepreneur

Ben Kusin was anxious about an important meeting so he took a smoke break to calm his nerves. It was from that one innocuous moment that Kusin started to conceive what would eventually become Reviver, a producer of odor eliminating dry swipes.

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L.A. Launch List: Oct. 10

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches. On this week's launch list: Book of Life: Sugar Smash, Raw Science and more.

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Obama Offered L.A. Startup Job Post-Presidency

As his time in the White House enters its closing chapter, Obama already has a job offer waiting for him: to work for Ariel Jalali at his Santa Monica startup Sensay, a help app which aims to monetize people’s advice.

Snapchat CEO Says Ads on Their Way

Snapchat will be ad-free no more.

Mandalay Digital Acquires Xyo

Mandalay Digital Group, a Hollywood mobile software products company, has bought app search engine Xyo.

Seriously Launches Mobile Game Best Fiends

Seriously, a mobile-first entertainment startup founded by former Rovio execs, has launched its first product, Best Fiends.

Crowdfunder Reaches Out to VCs and Angels for Series A

Crowdfunder, an equity crowdfunding platform commonly used by tech and digital media startups, has raised $3.5 million in a Series A round.

ZipRecruiter Hires CFO

ZipRecruiter, a hiring platform for businesses, has recruited a new chief financial officer.