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MuckerLab’s Winter 2013 Demo Day Showcases 10 LA Startups

The Los Angeles based startup accelerator, MuckerLab is hosting it’s second annual demo day this afternoon in Santa Monica. 10 of LA’s startups will have their chance to pitch business models, opportunities in markets to audience members.

What Credit Card Should You Use? There’s an App for That

Wallaby Financial launches app that will tell you exactly which card to use to get the most rewards back, taking into account the merchant, credit cards available, and any specials or promotions. Maximize cash back, miles, or points automatically by using the right card, all the time.

ProProfs Releases Free Tool for Online Surveys

Designed for small businesses, educators, and marketers alike, ProProfs Survey Maker allows people to easily create, distribute and analyze survey data for up to 50 people using a drag and drop interface. A small upgrade fee enables users who require unlimited surveys, additional reporting and security features, the ability to create more complicated surveys for larger respondent pools.

BuzzFeed Acquires LA Based Ze Frank Games

BuzzFeed, the fast growing online destination for social news, including viral content, original reporting and insights across a wide array of subjects just announced it has acquired LA based games & videos startup Ze Frank Games.  With the acquisition it gets  Ze Frank, a creative mind who will help spearhead BuzzFeed’s web video initiatives as […]

Burner App Lets You Create Endless Disposable Phone Numbers

Burner, a Los Angeles based startup offers a unique service that allows you to create multiple ‘disposable’ phone numbers that can remain active for an indeterminate length of time.  The service is currently available on iPhone, with an Android counterpart on it’s way. When you’re done with them, or the person you gave it to, […]

Windows 8 Reaches RTM Milestone, General Availability Around Corner

Originally published as Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Release to Manufacturing on Technorati. Yesterday Microsoft announced that it’s new client operating system, Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing.  Basically what this means is that the company has completed product development and have initiated the process of, “handing off the final code to our OEM partners,” according to a post by […]

Retention Science Launches, Aims to Use Big Data to Improve Customer Retention

Originally published as Retention Science Launches, Aims to Use Big Data to Improve Customer Retention on Technorati Business For marketers, customer acquisition usually receives more attention than retention, but Retention Science, the latest company to launch out of Santa Monica, CA. based Mucker Labshopes to change that. The company announced it has secured $1.3 Million in seed funding for […]

Mozilla Mucks it up with Open Source Accelerator Program

Originally published as Mucker Lab and Mozilla Team-up on Open Source Startup Accelerator Program on Technorati. Mucker Lab, one of the newest startup/accelerator programs based in Los Angeles announced yesterday they will be partnering with Mozilla’s WebFWD to create a joint acceleration programaimed at at open-source ventures. The companies hope to help the Los Angeles area open-source community turn projects […]

Lifecrowd & Eventup Kick Off Partnership With Unique Event

Originally published as Lifecrowd & Eventup Kick Off Partnership With Unique Event on Technorati. Los Angeles based startup, Lifecrowd, along with fellow LA startup Eventup, announced a partnership last week designed to enhance the user experiences for customers of both services.  They also held an event highlighting the partnership last Thursday, June 7th at Geisha Studio in […]

LA Developers, E3 Attendees Invited to Privacy Summit by App Developers Alliance

originally published as LA Developers, E3 Attendees Invited to Privacy Summit by App Developers Alliance on Technorati. The Application Developers Alliance (ADA), a nonprofit services organization dedicated to supporting software developers across platforms and languages, announced plans to hold their Privacy Summit tomorrow evening (Tuesday June 5th, 2012) at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa […]

LA Express Park Rolls out Demand Based Parking Fees

In a city not known for public transportation, it makes sense that parking fees are Los Angeles and Southern California’s largest generator of economic activity. In an initiative to make parking easier to find, and price out meter fees based on demand, LA Express was unveiled by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on May 22nd to the […]

Entertainment Industry Honors Real Celebrities With Got Your 6 Campaign

Originally published as Entertainment Industry Honors Real Celebrities With Got Your 6 Campaign on Technorati. Last weeks news conference at the Wilshire Boulevard SAG-AFTRA offices marked the official launch of a campaign called “Got Your 6”, backed by virtually every major studio, broadcast and cable network, professional guild, and talent agency in the entertainment industry, in addition to […]

MuckerLab Set to Hold Inaugural Demo Day in Santa Monica this Afternoon

MuckerLab, the startup accelerator and incubator based in Santa Monica, CA. have announced their plans later today for their inaugural demo day. The event is today at 1pm and I will be there to take a first look at the presenting companies as well as MuckerLab’s 3-month accelerator program and perhaps why LA is overlooked […]

BlueGlass LA Day One Morning Summary

The day started with a panel on“How Yesterday Will Shape Tomorrow’s SEO” with Jeff Preston from Disney Interactive Media Group, who it was great to see having worked with Jeff previously at Disney , Greg Boser from BlueGlass and Richard Zwicky from BlueGlass as well.  The panel focused on using schema.org markup and open graph […]

Surf Air Launches All-You-Can-Fly Membership Airline

Originally published on Technorati as Surf Air Hopes All-You-Can-Fly Membership Based Airline Will Fly With Travelers Surf Air, an innovative all-you-can fly membership based airline, announced they would be launching today out of Los Angeles based MuckerLab, a startup accelerator program. The airline aims to serve customers who fly between Palo Alto, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Los […]

Pardon our Dust

We are working on redesigning our site but wanted to leave it up so we can see the changes along the way. Anyway, there will be some kinks, so the RSS Feed is probably the best way to access out content for the next 45 days or so. Related Posts: BlueGlass LA Day One Morning […]

Wine Bloggers Conference – Napa, Sonoma, CA.

Taking place in Sonoma and Napa on July 24th – July 26th, the Wine Bloggers Conference is the second part of the conference taking place in Lisbon, Portugal later in the year.  From the website: These three day symposiums bring you a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss the intersection of food and wine […]