Author Archive: Sam Wakoba

News Corp has announced it will cease publication of its standalone publication of The Daily iPad app December 15, 2012 and embed its technology and staff into the The Post.

LA based CapLinked, a cloud-based business transaction platform yesterday raised $1.6 million in a new round of financing from Peter Thiel, FF Angel, Siemer Ventures, 500 Startups, Andrej Henkler (former Bertelsmann executive), and Alexsis de Raadt-St. James (chairman of the Althea Foundation) and appointed Adam Sroka as Senior Vice President of Technology in a move to make business transactions simple and secure.

Monday November 26 YouTube launched its creators space in LA in a move to reach out to original video creators to meet and share experiences to up their video production.

You have probably heard of several projects from @WalmartLabs, such as Polaris, a search engine; Shopycat, a social gift finder; Classrooms, a program to simplify back-to-school shopping.

Goodies Co has today November 26 introduced Free Shipping to help shoppers enjoy goodies from Cyber Monday till Friday, November 30 as Christmas fast approaches.

Launched August this year in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Boston by Pat Kinsel, Alex Lambert, and Simon Yun, the location based application is an asset for people who want to discover what is happening around them in real time.

We know what it is to love our jobs, we spend the whole day in office and don’t want to leave. But there are friends who seem to hate every minute that goes buy during their working hours.

Now a new startup called LifeSwap wants to end that frustartion.

We covered ResearchGate here on TechZulu sometime back. To give you a quick refresher ResearceGate is a professional network for scientists. And they have news that they are expanding.

Fan Appz, a Santa Monica headquartered firm founded in 2010, and a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) today Tuesday launched its Personalized Marketing Platform, a next-generation social media marketing solution set to help firms convert fans into customers and increase repeat purchases by turning good customers into great ones.

Pinterest has launched secret boards for use this holidays.

According to Pinterest Software Engineer Evrhet Milam, “The holidays are a time for being with family, sharing great meals, and, of course, surprising your favorite people with a special gift. That’s why we thought the holidays were a perfect time to test one of our most frequently-requested features: secret boards!

One month old Hub LA already has over 100 members! They didn’t use any magic, its just what they offer and an awesome community of friends, press and members.

TechZulu caught up with Ann Le, MD of Hub LA and we learned about their business acceleration services, social/civic events, and cultural/arts and above all programming sessions!