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EMN8, a Century City startup that provides ordering technology to restaurants, has rebranded as Tillster.
The Culver City online video network announced Erin McPherson will be joining the company in a position that sees her reporting directly to company Chief Executive Ynon Kreiz.
The round, announced Monday, was led by Institutional Venture Partners and included investments from Iconiq Capital and existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners.
The funding coincides with the release of Ninja's analytics platform, the Katana engine, which analyzes the actions of video gamers to determine which player is the most influential in driving friends to spend money on a game.
ADVERTISING: Tongal takes on traditional agency model.
Some industry veterans question the mass appeal of Tongal’s crowdsourced approach to video ads.
Dodgers seek big score from Wi-Fi
Sports: Dodgers to add Wi-Fi and other stadium upgrades as the team looks to run up its sponsorship and revenue opportunities.
APPAREL: The paper-preferring clothing industry may prove a tough fit for NuOrder’s digital ordering and inventory system
It’s hard to find a pen or paper at NuOrder Inc.’s West Hollywood offices. Its co-founders don’t want its biggest competitor hanging around.
INTERNET: United Online completes FTD spinoff, says ISP cancellations slow.
Internet: United Online shares bloom with the completion of its spinoff of flower business FTD.
ADVERTISING: Newly named TrueX makes play for YouTube content.
Newly rechristened TrueX wades into streaming video with its interactive ads.
INTERNET: Viddy’s now Supernova as it works to regain firm’s early heat.
Internet: Maker of video app Viddy looks to change its focus and image with new name and products.
Mar Vista's Just Scan It, an app maker specializing in mobile scanning, has rolled out a self-named iOS app that aims to loop valet services and drivers into a single network.
Myspace, acquired by Irvine’s Specific Media in 2011 for $35 million, has laid off 5 percent of its staff, according to a source familiar with the company.
The e-commerce startup filed a notice with the State of California that it planned to eliminate 52 mostly customer service positions, roughly 10 percent of its overall staff, by the end of the year.
The company lowered its guidance for the full year, estimating a net loss of up to 6 cents per share and revenue between $106 million and $108 million.
The Santa Monica media company announced Thursday a third-quarter net loss of $10.4 million (-12 cents per share), compared with a net income of $3.2 million (4 cents) in the same period last year.