A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.
SugarChecked: ContentChecked of Los Angeles launched SugarChecked, an app that lists the sugar contents of packaged goods. Consumers can learn what types of sugar are contained within certain foods by scanning barcodes with their smartphone camera. The app also recommends sugar-free alternatives.
Sense360: Culver City’s Sense360 launched its developer platform. The platform makes it easier for smartphone app developers to use data from underutilized sensors such as ambient light readers, accelerometers and GPS.
Pixalate: Santa Monica online advertising fraud detection company Pixalate launched its Security Threat Intelligence Dome. The Dome is a hardware device that blocks malicious computer programs from artificially boosting the performance of certain digital advertisements.
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Cornerstone: Human resources software company Cornerstone OnDemand of Santa Monica launched a curated selection TED videos within its training software. Its licensing deal with TED is part of Cornerstone’s efforts to build a library of career development content.
Enplug: Social media billboard company Enplug and office supply company Startup Vitamin, both of Los Angeles, have partnered on an inspirational digital poster series. The posters will feature quotes from famous entrepreneurs and will show up on Enplug’s displays, which hang on walls in tech companies, such as LinkedIn, Google and Zappos.
Tapstone: Adverting software company Tapstone of West Hollywood launched a direct response radio software program. The technology helps advertisers track responses from radio advertising campaigns and recommends adjustments to improve performance.
Prevoty: Cybersecurity company Prevoty of Los Angeles launched new website and software plug-ins. The plug-ins automatically defend software applications from attacks as they run, without causing the program to slow down, even during high usage moments.
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