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L.A. Launch List: Jan. 9

Brikk: The luxury tech accessory manufacturer has unveiled a new line of diamond encrusted iPhone 6 cases. The frame and logo of an iPhone 6 are lined with 9.24 carats of diamonds, giving the case a retail value of $42,995. An iPhone 6 Plus holds 12.8 carats of diamonds and sells for $56,995. The downtown company offers its high-end cases online or through private viewings in Los Angeles, Istanbul and Hong Kong.

HollywoodLife: The women-friendly celebrity news site has begun airing a weekly podcast, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Fuller. Launched in 2009, HollywoodLife.com reaches 35 million monthly unique visitors with its pop culture coverage. The New York website is a part of Santa Monica digital media publishing house Penske Media Corp., which also operates entertainment sites Variety and Deadline.

Maker Studios: The Culver City digital media company will release a “Best Of” channel on Dish Network’s new online subscription service Sling TV. Maker is the only online-first video producer listed at launch as part of the satellite service provider’s core programming package. Read more here.

Wymsee: The entertainment tech firm has added a new set decoration vertical for its Web and mobile workflow solutions platform for creative departments in TV and film production companies. Sync OnSet for Set Dec, which targets set decorators, leadmen, buyers and on-set dressers, includes features such as instant photo-sharing and inventory search. The Hollywood company is doubling its marketing and sales team this year and plans to move its headquarters to Culver City.

Staff reporter Melissah Yang can be reached at MYang@labusinessjournal.com. Follow her on Twitter @MelissahYang for the latest in L.A. tech news.

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