Kin Community, an online women’s lifestyle network headquartered in Santa Monica, has launched a new branded content division called Kin Studios, which boosts the company’s ability to craft online video campaigns for advertisers.
El Segundo’s Nativo, a native advertising platform for Web publishers, has raised a $20 million Series B round led by San Francisco’s Advance Vixeid Partners.
INTERNET: PingTank says boy will help photo app reach core kid audience.
It’s no secret that tech startups are often staffed with loads of young employees. But one local app developer is raising (or is that lowering?) the bar when it comes to hiring executives who can relate to teens.
TECHNOLOGY: Science credits system for successes such as Dollar Shave Club.
Science has moved beyond an incubator model to help entrepreneurs hatch successful companies.
BIOTECH: Acquisition by Allergan may aid Kythera rollout of Kybella product.
Kythera sees its share values swell after Allergan announces plan to buy the maker of a chin fat-removal drug.
INTERNET: Maker holds overseas boot camp to link with tech-savvy youth.
Online video firm Maker Studios eyes Singapore’s tech-savvy youth as a major part of its big picture.
MANUFACTURING: Ex-exec looks to zap former family firm.
Rival Alex Lidow seeks revenge by converting International Rectifier’s customers to his semiconductors.
ENERGY: 8minutenergy project may generate work for Homeboy graduates.
In August, Mid-Wilshire solar power developer 8minutenergy Renewables will begin construction on an $800 million solar power farm, dubbed Springbok, in Kern County, an installation that will provide electricity to about 1 million Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers.
A brief encounter with tech billionaire Elon Musk three years ago wound up being financially fortuitous for David Murphy.
HEALTH CARE: Puma stock falls 25 percent after report of turbulent clinical trial.
Puma stock takes a big dip after its cancer drug only gives a little boost beyond a placebo in a clinical trial.