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Chicago- based baseball couple, Chris and Tracy Hayes are the founders of the new flik app. The flik app is a new social video platform developed for the iOS, utilizes short videos for sharing and discovering. Chris and Tracy talk with TechZulu about the flik app, social media, and startup advice.

Squabbler, a video engagement platform for web and mobile publishers has launched new features and the next generation of its video engagement platform in a move that will power engagement for sports, entertainment and news publishers a like.

We’d like to think the successful testing was a result of diligence in our communication and persistence with our test users, but in reality we were just lucky to have the perfect test group. How was the group assembled? To loosely quote Vinny Gambini, did we “voir dire” potential test users to a point we were “more than satisfied”? We wish we could say yes, but the truth is, our test users simply came from our closest network of friends and co-workers

It can be a confusing world to seek funding when you’re just starting out and Silicon Beach Fest (#SBF) was a great place to learn what investors are looking for, meet investors of all levels in a collaborative environment, network with like-minded entrepreneurs, and develop relationships to further your dream and business.

Yelp, the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, has acquired SeatMe, a web and iPad-app based restaurant and nightlife reservation service.

Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday. Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. If that’s news to you, here are eleven of Los Angles’ best and brightest. Get to know them now before they become household names.

TechZulu caught up with Kaleio founder & CEO, Jim Riley who promised that Kaleio is giving students or non-executives tools needed to succeed as until now, there hadn’t been a platform for them to directly and professionally network with others within their desired industry.

Adam Kanner is the co-founder and CEO of ScoreBig and has set two goals for the company. One is to help the industry fill unsold seats in a way that it doesn’t hurt their business like traditional discount.

ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists, has raised a $35 million series C investment from Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital with participation from Dragoneer Investment Group, Thrive Capital, and the company’s existing investors Benchmark and Founders Fund.

Since landing in LA five years ago I’ve had countless conversations around what it takes to build a tech scene. It’s not often that one gets to see a community emerge from the ground up, but it’s happening more and more in smaller cities across the U.S. and around the world.