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On this week's Launch List: texting for businesses and consumers, a personal concierge service and the Clippers.
Demand Media has sold social media tool developer Pluck to New York marketing software company Sprinklr.
J2 Global just won’t quit.
L.A. tech leaders who spoke to the Business Journal on Thursday offered nearly unanimous support of the FCC’s vote, although some with reservations. What follows is a sampling of their reaction.
Twenty20, a crowdsourced commercial image catalog, has launched out of beta with $8 million in Series A funding.
Eric Garcetti has thrown one more jab in the country’s net neutrality fight.
Machinima, a West Hollywood online gamer network, has partnered with Vimeo to produce exclusive content for the New York firm’s video-on-demand platform.
Lions Gate has invested in San Rafael developer and publisher Telltale Games to further the Santa Monica studio’s brand expansion into gaming.
Online gamer network Machinima has laid off 13 full-time employees, about 10 percent of its staff, in an effort to “focus its resources on high-growth opportunities.”
EDUCATION: Arbor Bridge offers pared-down, more affordable progam.
A Santa Monica test-prep company has launched a product aimed at making it easier and cheaper for high school students to get one-on-one SAT tutoring.
The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches.
Daqri, an enterprise augmented reality company in downtown Los Angeles, has acquired Melon, a Venice wearable tech company, for an undisclosed sum.
Internet services provider J2 Global continued its buying spree, acquiring two more companies this week to bring its February haul to three companies.
Culver City ad tech firm DataPop has been acquired by Criteo, a marketing analytics firm in Paris, according to the French company’s fourth quarter earnings report released Wednesday. The terms were not disclosed.
Culver City’s Jukin Media, which acquires and licenses user-generated viral videos, has launched a product that makes it easier for digital publishers to find and upload its content to their websites.