A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.
Fullscreen: Playa Vista video creator and YouTube multichannel network Fullscreen is launching a paid-subscription video service. The platform will offer original content from its network of YouTube stars as well as licensed content.
Rubicon Project: Automated advertising marketplace Rubicon Project of Playa Vista is launching new publisher co-operatives in Argentina and Hungary. The advertising scale publishers get out of co-operatives give them efficiencies and leverage with buyers.
SpaceX: Hawthorne’s Space Exploration Technologies hasn’t been able to land its rockets vertically. A video game developer at MIT wants you to share their frustration with a new Web-based rocket landing video game called Falcon 9 Lander. The game is nearly impossible to win.
Buckitdream: Redondo Beach’s Buckitdream, an app to help share your dreams, has launched. Using pictures and text, the app allows users to share and document dreams as well as track progress towards goals.
Machinima: Gaming focused multichannel network Machinima of West Hollywood is launching a studio. The official opening date has yet to be determined. The 8,000-square-foot facility is located in northeast San Fernando Valley and will be used to ramp up Machinima’s production of original content from 250 hours a year to more than 600 hours a year.
Skurt: Car rental app Skurt of Santa Monica has beta launched at LAX. Using the app customers can rent cars, which are driven to wherever they are by an employee of the company.
Seedling: Toy company Seedling of Beverly Hills has launched a do-it-yourself digital comic book app. The Seedling Comic Studio app allows users to insert their pictures alongside comic book-like backgrounds and animations.
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