A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.

Spark Networks: Santa Monica dating app company Spark Networks has launched Spark, a dating app with a striking resemblance to Tinder. The app connects users who “like” each other, but the twist is users are choosing between two potential matches at once, instead of choosing one-by-one.

Tinder: West Hollywood dating app Tinder has upped the online dating game with a new “Super Like” feature. Beyond swiping right on dating profiles to show interest, now Tinder users indicate they are really interested in a potential match by Super Liking them. Users are limited to using the Super Like feature once per day.

Factual: Century City location data company Factual has deepened its partnership with Apple and entered into a partnership with Facebook. Facebook plans to use Factual’s location data for its business pages, places search, check-ins and place tips. Apple will use Factual’s data to enhance its Apple Maps mobile app.

Snapchat: Comedy Central is exclusively launching several shows on Venice disappearing content app Snapchat. The shows will appear within Snapchat’s Discover publishing portal and include "Swag-A-Saurus," a video series explaining the latest slang words.

Innovate Pasadena: Tech community organization Innovate Pasadena has launched an “Epic Failures Competition.” The competition will showcase lessons learned from entrepreneurs that struggled with initial failure before going on to succeed.

Fullscreen: Playa Vista video creator and YouTube multichannel network Fullscreen has launched a $4.99 a month subscription video app. The app will supply video content from Fullscreen subsidiary Rooster Teeth, a gaming-oriented content company.

Walt Disney Co.: Disney expanded its Disney Movies Anywhere, a cloud-based digital locker that consumers can use to store Disney movies they have purchased and then import that content to a variety of devices and platforms. Now users can view content on video streaming platforms Amazon Prime and Microsoft’s Movies and TV service.

Technology reporter Garrett Reim can be reached at greim@labusinessjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @garrettreim for the latest in L.A. tech news.

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