Boingo: L.A.’s Boingo Wireless announced that it would offer free Wi-Fi coverage at 35 U.S. airports to 40 million Android handsets on Sprint’s cellular network. The multi-year partnership will boost data and voice connectivity for Sprint customers automatically as they come in range of Boingo’s airport Wi-Fi hotspots.
Hulu: Online video streaming service Hulu of Los Angeles announced it had signed a deal to show all 180 episodes of Seinfeld, reportedly worth $126 million. The company also signed a streaming deal for new AMC Networks scripted comedies and dramas and announced an upcoming original sci-fi drama series about trying to stop President John Kennedy’s assassination based on Stephen King’s book “11/22/63.”
Tinder: Mobile dating app Tinder of West Hollywood launched an Apple Watch app version. On the smart watch version, users can swipe through potential matches, view their Instagram pictures and chat. It’s basically the same as the mobile phone app, but smaller.
Demand Media: Livestrong, a health and fitness brand owned by Demand Media of Santa Monica, launched a calorie tracker app for the Apple Watch. Users can set calorie intake goals, track progress toward those goals and assess the potential caloric impact of eating certain foods by speaking the name of the food into the app.
Nummy: Roaming Hunger of West Hollywood, a food truck booking service, launched an on-demand food truck delivery app named Nummy. Delivery is currently available only on the University of Southern California’s campus and in downtown Los Angeles, but the company said it plans to expand to greater Los Angeles by the end of this year. The app is built on technology from online ordering and payments company ChowNow of Venice.
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