The Santa Monica company has created a special network for delivering e-commerce data to computer screens.
Idealab company UberMedia on Wednesday launched UberAds, a mobile advertising platform that seeks to make ads on phones and tablets more relevant to people.
On Tuesday, the Santa Monica company announced that it has become the parent for a line of three mobile services.
Mobile payment company Payvia announced Monday it acquired text message marketing platform Mogreet. The companies did not disclose terms of the deal.
LAW: Manatt Phelps sees enough opportunity to create industry division.
Manatt Phelps & Phillips courts digital media firms with a new division that includes a venture fund.
Pheed quietly made the Android version of the app available for download earlier this week.
Manatt announced Wednesday that it has brought on technology entrepreneur and digital media veteran Peter Csathy to run the investment operation, Manatt Digital Media Ventures.
StyleHaul announced Tuesday that it has raised $6 million from RTL Group, a TV and radio broadcaster out of Luxembourg.
Shares of the Beverly Hills Internet dating company closed at their highest price yet on Monday following the news that two investment banks had initiated Spark coverage.
From the creators of an app that helps motorists find parking to furniture made from recycled cardboard, the Business Journal spotlights 20 young entrepreneurs and the ventures that turned them into their own bosses.
Shares of video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. dropped more than 5 percent Thursday following the company’s first quarter earnings report.
Video startup Yekra has raised a $3 million round to further develop its distribution and film marketing tools.
The West L.A. company announced Thursday that it has raised $15 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from Mayfield Fund, Nvidia, Shasta Ventures and Occam Partners.
Anthony Keats has joined the Sherman Oaks law firm as partner to help establish a brand development and content protection practice group. He will co-chair the group with Konrad Gatien, who has also joined the firm as partner.
Viddy has announced that it will return $18 million of the $30 million series B round it raised a year ago.
CraveOnline, which publishes content for men, announced Friday that it has built a 4,000-square-foot studio at its Ladera Heights headquarters.
Boingo announced Monday that it has appointed Nick Hulse as president, replacing Chief Executive Dave Hagan in the role.
Panna launched in November as a cooking app for iPads. On Monday it announced a $1.35 million funding round led by Santa Monica’s Anthem Venture Partners.
Two Bit Circus presents high-tech carnival as learning experience.
Two Bit Circus hits the midway with a high-tech carnival loaded with lessons for kids.
Electric vehicle charging station operator 350Green announced Thursday that it has been acquired by Car Charging Group for $5.2 million.
When Hubber goes live later this month, car-owners will be able to rent out their vehicles while they are out of town and visitors to the city will be able to use those vehicles for a fee.
DreamWorks Animation has announced that it will acquire YouTube multi-channel network AwesomenessTV.
Cornerstone OnDemand announced record quarterly revenue on Wednesday although its operating losses grew.
After two years away from the company he helped found, Joe Marchese has returned to SocialVibe as chief executive.
Two Bit Circus launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign on Tuesday to raise $100,000.
USamp, an Encino online survey provider, announced Tuesday that it has appointed Alan Gould as chief executive.
NetDNA announced Monday that StumbleUpon will seek to boost the performance of its website using NetDNA’s content delivery network.
Built In LA has released its first report on the state of technology in Los Angeles.
And the company has raised $2.5 million in funding led by Century City venture capital firm GRP Partners.
Venture capital investments into Los Angeles County dropped for the third consecutive quarter, according to a report Wednesday.
Media Temple has an unwritten policy that employees who want to start their own businesses are free to do so. In addition to Setzen and his candle company, there are employees who run restaurants, own party planning businesses and front bands.
Nativo Inc. announced Tuesday that is has raised $3.5 million in funding led by Greycroft Partners with participation from San Francisco venture capital firm E.Ventures.
Bankrupt video game publisher THQ Inc. has sold off the remaining properties in its catalog.
ONLINE: Bitium’s tool consolidates accounts and passwords for workers.
Bitium hopes to get to work linking new employees to their companies’ cloud networks.
Early reviews of the mini console, which taps into the Android mobile operating system to bring smartphone games to TVs, have been less than stellar.
Bitium has created what it calls a software-as-a-service operating system designed to help businesses manage their accounts and passwords for cloud software – or software accessed via a web browser instead of downloaded to a computer.
Music Mastermind announced Wednesday that it will publish its music creation game, “Zya,” on iPhones and iPads through a distribution deal with Chillingo, the mobile game publishing arm of Electronic Arts Inc.
Many people who use photo messaging app Snapchat on Tuesday woke up to a spam message, the same day that Evan Spiegel, the Venice company’s co-founder and chief executive, was in New York to promote the app at a mobile conference.
Philosophie gets down to business with game about Web development.
Web development firm Philosophie now deals in entertainment with a card game based on its industry.
Special Report: Tech Finance
Business Journal takes a step-by-step look at how funding needs are met as tech startups mature, with profiles of local investors.
Special Report: Tech Finance
As startup activity in Los Angeles heats up, venture capital firms and angel investors from outside the region have begun to take notice.
Santa Monica technology company FieldLevel on Thursday announced its technology to help coaches find and recruit the right student athletes and vice-versa.
The Golden State came in third in this year’s index, following Massachusetts and Maryland.
On Wednesday Snail Games finally launched its biggest game, a massive-multi-player called “Age of Wushu,” to American audiences.
Docstoc announced Tuesday that it will begin selling templates for legal and business documents through Microsoft Office.
Science announced Monday that it hired Jason Rapp as managing director.
At least two L.A. companies that focus on the YouTube space have started advertising on TV.
Philosophie launched a 30-day Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a game, called DevShop, last week. It has already raised more than 40 percent of its $5,000 goal.
Sony Media Cloud Services launched Wednesday as an online platform for filmmakers and television broadcasters to store and share their large and complex media files.
Miracle Mile incubator Be Great Partners, which opened in February, announced Tuesday that it has raised a $6 million fund to invest in startups.