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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Whisper Names Sales VP

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Venice, California-based anonymous messaging app developer Whisper said Tuesday that it has named Shelby Huston Haro as the company's Vice President of Sales. Haro is from the entertainment industry, and has served at Maverik Digital, GetGlu, Penske Media Corp, along with Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. Whisper says that Haro will help the company with outreach to brands. Whisper is venture backed by Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, CAA Ventures, Tencent, Shasta Ventures, Thrive Capital, and others. Whisper has recently been focusing on content of interest to women, along the lines of Red Book, Glamour, and Marie Clair, with highlights of such topics as 17 Reasons Hooking Up With An Ex Is A Bad Idea, Honest Advice On Why You Should Love Your Body, and Here Are 27 Real Reasons Why Relationships End.

 
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Shift Technologies Gets $50M More

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Shift Technologies, the online marketplace for used cars which has major operations in Los Angeles, has raised $50M in new funding for the startup, the company said today. The funding was led by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP), and also included Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and Highland Capital Partners. GSIP's Ian Friedman joins the company's board with the funding. The company is based in San Francisco, but launched into Los Angeles in July, saying it expected to hire 50 employees here by January. Shift is unusual, in that it takes responsibility for providing on-demand test drives of vehicles--and helps prep those vehicles for sale--rather than just connecting buyers and sellers.

 
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Dollar Shave Club: 2.2M Members, New Commercials

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Santa Monica-based Dollar Shave Club, the membership-based razor delivery service led by Michael Dubin, says the firm is up to 2.2 million members, and has just launched a new ad campaign which taps into TV commercials, outdoor media, radio, social, and online. The company said its new ad campaign, "The Crusty Razor", was co-written by Michael Dubin and creative director Alec Brownstein. The company says that, since it started its made-for-TV commercials last fall, it has doubled its membership. The new commercials revolve around a crusty old razor that comes to life, and includes multiple appearances by CEO Dubin.

 
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Super League Scores Funding To Bring Minecraft To A Theater Near You

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Santa Monica-based Super League, a startup which is running Minecraft tournaments at movie theaters, said today that it has raised a Series B funding round. Size of the funding round was not disclosed. The funding came from Cinemark Theatres, Softbank, and overseas investors, along with Quadrant Management. Super League was co-founded by John Miller, the company's Chief Visionary Officer, and is led by Ann Hand, the company's CEO. The company says it already has deals with Cinemark Theatres, Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Theatres, as well as iPic Theaters, to bring a real-life, Minecraft experience at their local movie theatr. The company says it is bring a "more social, communal way" to play videogames.

 
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Instamotor Launches In San Diego

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Online used car buying and selling marketplace Instamotor said Monday that it has launched operations in San Diego. The startup--which already offers up its services in San Francisco and Los Angeles--lets users list, browse, and buy cars all through the company's mobile app. The company says it pre-screens all of the vehicles listed on its service for fraud, and that it also uses reputation features to help buyers better see who they are buying from. Instamotor launched its car buying and selling marketplace in Los Angeles in June.

 
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Beats Music's Ian Rogers Heads To LVMH

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ian Rogers, the former CEO of Beats Music and longtime Southern California startup executive, has been named Chief Digital Officer at luxury brand  

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Illumina Completes GenoLogics Acquisition

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina said today that it has completed its acquisition of GeneLogics Life Sciences Software, which makes laboratory information management systems for the life sciences industry. Financial details of the deal have not been announced. GenoLogics' software is used in managing genomic information and research. The deal had originally been announced in August. GenoLogics was based in Redwood City, California.

 
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ZEFR Names Product Head

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Venice, California-based ZEFR, the content monetization and protection provider, said this morning that it has named Tom Furukawa as its new Head of Product. Furukawa has previously worked for Yahoo!, The Enthusiast Network, Kelly Blue Book, and Rubicon Project. ZEFR said that Furukawa had most recently founded his own mobile ad company, and has 15 years of experience in the product management and technology development area. ZEFR is venture backed by Institutional Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital and Richmond Park Partners. The company's software and services helps content owners identify their content on such sites as YouTube, in order for them to monetize or control the usage of that content.

 
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ID Analytics Names New CEO

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

San Diego-based ID Analytics said yesterday that it has named Scott Carter as its new Chief Executive Officer. Carter has been ID Analytics' Chief Operating Officer since September of last year, having previously served at Experian, Fair Isaac, and First Union. Carter replaces Larry McIntosh, who had been CEO since 2012; the company said McIntosh will continue as a strategic advisor to the company. No reason for the CEO switchup was given by the company. ID Analytics provides consumer risk management services, software, and data, used by companies and governments to evaluate consumer risk and prevent fraud.

 
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Hyper Martial Arts Gets $400K In Debt Funding

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Huntington Beach-based lifestyle brand Hyper Martial Arts, which develops high-intensity, martial arts training curriculum, has raised $400,000 in debt funding. The funding came from Lighter Capital. The company said the funding will go towards launching an online training program for training martial artists, expanding a bully defense outreach program, and for marketing. The company says its training revolves around a "martial arts lifestyle". The company was founded by Roland Osborne.

 
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Water Planet Raises Series B Funding

Monday, August 31, 2015

Los Angeles-based Water Planet, which develops water treatment membranes, said today that it has raised a new, Series B funding round. Size of the funding was not disclosed. Water Planet said the investment came from Air Liquide's ALIAD Corporate Venture fund, Bluestem Capital and UCLA Venture Fund. As part of the funding, the company said it has changed its name dfrom Water Planet Engineering, LLC to Water Planet, Inc. Water Planet is led by Eric Hoek, the former UCLA and UC Riverside professor who created the membrane technology behind another, water filtering membrane startup, NanoH2O, which is now part of LG. LG acquired NanoH2O in May of last year, for use in water deslination. Water Planet is applying its own, water membrane products in the area of industrial wastewater treatment.

 
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VUBIQUITY Acquires Juice Worldwide

Monday, August 31, 2015

Los Angeles-based VUBIQUITY, a provider of content monetization technology and services, said this morning that it has acquired Juice Worldwide. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Juice was based in Toronto, and provides media management and distribution of film, television and music content on the Internet. VUBIQUITY said the deal will bolster its network of content providers. VUBIQUITY is led by Darcy Antonellis.

 
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Hulu To Carry Epix After Netflix Falling Out

Monday, August 31, 2015

Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu scored a major win this weekend, and has inked a deal with television network Epix, after Netflix said it would not renew and existing deal with Epix for its content. Epix--known for its Hollywood movie lineup--is a joint venture of MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment, and Paramount.


Hulu said that the move will go into effect on October 1st, giving its subscribers access to such movies as Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek: Into Darkness, World War Z, Wolf of Wall Street, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Robocop, and God's Not Dead. Netflix said that it plans to increase its focus on creating its own, original movies instead, and complained that movies on Epix are "widely available on cable and other subscription platforms" at the same time as Netflix, and that they suffer from "drawn out licensing periods".



Netflix said it will stop carrying Epix movies at the end of September, and said that "now is the time" to stream movies from Epix on its service. Some of those Hollywood movies--the Hunger Games, Transformers, and Wolf of Wall Street--are among the most popular titles on the Netflix service.

 
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Disney Launches Infinity 3.0 Edition

Monday, August 31, 2015

Burbank-based Disney Interactive said this weekend that it has launched Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the latest update to its software which ties collectible figurines with video game software. Disney said that the latest video game includes an updated "Toy Box" mode which mix and matches Star Wars, Disney, Disney-Pixar, and Marvel characters together in the game; new racing and farming simulation games; and more. DIsney said the starter pack for the game includes a Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set piece, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card to unlock content, and costs $64.99.

 
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Qualcomm Adds Mobile Malware Detection To Snapdragon

Monday, August 31, 2015

San Diego-based Qualcomm announced this morning that it has launched a new, anti-malware technology, embedded into its Snapdragon processors. According to Qualcomm, it has launched a new technology called Qualcomm Snapdragon Smart Protect, which uses on-device machine learning to detect zero-day, malware threats. The company said the feature is aimed at use by OEMs and mobible, anti-malware application providers. Qualcomm said the technology was developed in conjunction with such mobile security developers as Avast, AVG, and Lookout.

 
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Friday, August 28, 2015

EvoNexus Deadline Approaches Monday

Friday, August 28, 2015

San Diego-based startup incubator EvoNexus said Friday that the deadline for its Fall startup class is Monday. The startup incubator--which has location in both San Diego and Irvine--offers up free office space, broadband connections, conference calling, IT services, printing/copying, web hosting, plus a host of other services (HR, accounting, payroll, banking, etc.) through the incubator. The technology incubator's aim is to help increase the success rate of startups in the area--and increase jobs and employment in the industry. EvoNexus says that it currently has 49 companies involved with the incubator. The deadline to apply is August 31st.

 
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Yuneec Gets $60M From Intel

Friday, August 28, 2015

Yuneec Holdings, the Chinese robotic drone maker which runs its U.S. operations out of Ontario, California, has received $60M in an investment round from Intel, Intel announced this week. Yuneec--which makes the Typhoon Q500 Quadcopter--runs is sales, marketing, and other operations in Ontario, which is in the Inland Empire just east of Los Angeles. The investment by Intel also includes an effort to use Intel's chips in future, Yuneec drones, as well as other collaborative product development.

 
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Siemer Summit 2015 Announced, Tim Draper To Keynote

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Siemer Summit, the invite-only conference which has been organized by technology investment banking firm Siemer & Associates for the last four years, is returning this year, according to the firm. According to Siemer & Associates, this year's conference, the Siemer Summit 2015, will be held from October 13th to 14th, and will feature Tim Draper as the keynote speaker. This time, the event is being held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, rather than Santa Monica, where the event had been held in prior years.

The firm also said that other speakers will include Thomas Gewecke of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Rick Stollmeyer of MINDBODY, Mahi de Silva of Opera Mediaworks, and Andy Cohen of Citrix Systems. Siemer says that this year's summit will also feature more than 100 companies who will present details on their companies, and also included awards provided to the most promising companies at the event.
The Siemer Summit has become one of the biggest investment conferences in Los Angeles, where companies pitch their businesses to venture capital and private equity investors, and where they has tended to be a very large, high quality population of local, Silicon Valley, and even international investors in attendance. Last year's conference was well over capacity, and the investment bank even had to deal with a number of conference crashers, who were desperate to gain access to the event. Image: awards handed out at last year's Siemer Summit....

 
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Netflix Expands In Hollywood

Friday, August 28, 2015

Internet video streaming and rental service Netflix is in a major expansion in Hollywood, and has signed a lease of 200,052 square feet on the Sunset Corridor, the company said Thursday. According to Netflix and Hudson Pacific Properties, Netflix will lease a significant portion of the ICON office tower at Sunset Bronson Studios, as part of a growth and content creation expansion here. Netflix already has major operations in the Los Angeles area. ICON said the deal for the Netflix offices is the largest office lease signed to date in Hollywood, in terms of square feet. Netflix has had a presence in the Los Angeles area, due to both work with Hollywood studios and content creators, as well as because of its own, original content efforts. The ICON office tower is a 14-story tower, and is expected to be complete by late 2016.

 
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Amgen Gets Approval On New Cholesterol Drug

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thousand Oaks-based biopharmaceuticals developer Amgen said Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its new, cholesterol lowering drug, Repatha. The medication is being aimed at patients with high LDL-C "bad" cholesterol. The medication works by inhibiting the production of a protein, convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), which reduces the ability of the liver to remove bad LDL cholesterol from the blood. Amgen said the new medication will cost $542.3 for a 140mg, single-use syringe, or $14,100 annually if administered every two weeks.

 
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Coding School Operator Origin Code Academy Launches In San Diego

Friday, August 28, 2015

A new, software coding school operator, Origin Code Academy, said this week that it has launched efforts in San Diego--and says it guarantees its graduates will get a tech job within 90 days of graduation. According to Origin, it provides 12-week long programs which teach software development skills to students, including skills in .NET, Javascript, CSS and HTML. The new coding education provider is led by Jeff Winkler, and says it guarantees that its graduates will get a software development job within 90 days of graduation, or it will fully refund a students' tuition.

 
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NantKwest Gets $1M Grant For Cancer Research Effort

Friday, August 28, 2015

Los Angeles-based cancer treatment developer NantKwest said this week that it has received $1M n an award, from the Prostate Cancer Foundation, to study the company's therapy as a novel therapeutic approach in advanced prostate cancer. NantKwest said the $1 Million Challenge award was given to NantKwest, in conjunction with Dr. Ganesh Palapattu at the University of Michigan and Dr. Karen Knudsen at Thomas Jefferson University. NantKwest is the newly public, cancer treatment company led by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.

 
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UCI Rolls Out Big Data Program

Friday, August 28, 2015

UC Irvine is jumping onto the big data bandwagon, saying this week that it has launched a new, online course specifically aimed at helping individuals learn all about big data. According to UCI, its Extension program will offer up a new Big Data Specialized Studios Program, which will specifically help professionals in the industry gain the background their need in big data techniques. UCI said the program will use such software as Hadoop, Teradata, Knime, Aster, IBM-Netiza, HP-Veritca, Statistica, R, Python and Crystal Ball. UCI's Extension program is the continuing education arm of the university.

 
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Scopely Launches Mobile Game For The Walking Dead

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Scopely is launching a new mobile game based on The Walking Dead. According to Scopely, it has partnered with Robert Kirkman and Skybound, the creators of The Walking Dead series, on a new mobile game, The Walking Dead: Road to Survival. The free-to-play game is available for both iOS and Android. Scopely said it worked with game studio IUGO Mobile Entertainment, the creator of Knights & Dragons, on the new title.

 
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Cornerstone OnDemand Invests In Four Companies

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, the developer of cloud-based, talent management software, said this morning that it has made investments in four companies, from the Cornerstone Innovation Fund. The investments went to One Month, which offers online entrepreneurship classes; Rallyteam, an employee talent networking platform; Strive, which is developing tools to help source qualified software developers; and Workpop, a developer of software to help match employers and job candidates. Cornerstone OnDemand said the investments are first out of its new, strategic venture arm, which will invest in the next generation of cloud startups. The company said that fund will invest in early to growth stage companies in the areas of talent management, and who have a potential to extend its ecosystem. Size of the investments in each company were not announced.

 
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TeleSign Links With Telefonica To Reduce Payment Fraud

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Los Angeles-based two-factor authentication and mobile identity services provider TeleSign said today that it has inked an agreement with Telefonica, which will help address account security and fraud prevention for enterprises and service providers in financial services, e-commerce, cloud and social media. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The two said the first products from the partnership will be focused on phone verification and real-time country location, in order to reduce fraud in payment card transactions. TeleSign, which is led by serial entrepreneur Steve Jillings, powers many of the phone verification systems used by major Internet services and e-commerce providers.

 
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GumGum Launches New Social Media Analysis Tool

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Santa Monica-based GumGum, the developer of digital advertising and marketing tools which tie advertising into online photographs and visual content, has rolled out a new social media analysis tool. The new tool, Mantii, uses image recognition to help marketers gain insight into how images are being shared which relate to their brands across such social media services as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. GumGum said the new tool uses its image recognition and deep learning technogy to extract information on who is sharing images that relate to their brand; monitor competitors; help acquire rights to user generated content; and more. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. GumGum is led by Ophir Tanz.

 
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MB TRADING Acquired By TradeKing

Thursday, August 27, 2015

El Segundo-based MB TRADING, a provider of stocks, futures, options, and other trading tools and services, has been acquired in an asset deal by Florida-based TradeKing. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to TradeKing Group, it will acquire all of MB Trading's assets, as part of an effort to build a diversified financial services firm. The company said that it will continue to operate an office in El Segundo.

 
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Snapchat Names SVP Finance

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Los Angeles-based Snapchat has hired Drew Vollero as SVP of Finance, and acting Chief Financial Officer, the company said this week. Vollero was former at Mattell, and also has served at Taco Bell, Yum! Brands, and ZS Associates. Vollero was most recently SVP Corporate Strategy, Development, and Investor Relations at Mattel, where he had been for 15 years; he lives in Orange County.

 
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tinder Ranks Hottest College Campuses Via Right Swipe

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wonder where the most right-swiped men and women are on campus? Los Angeles-based Tinder said Wednesday that it has tallied up the number of swipes for college campuses around the U.S., ranking the top 50 campuses based on the number of right swipes. The mobile app developer--which has radically changed the way people find a hot date--uses "right swipe" to indicate people on the app that users would like to go out with. The top campuses for "right swiping" of women were Florida State University (1), the University of Miami (2), and the University of Mississippi (3); the top for men were Georgetown University (1), Brigham Young University (2), and the University of Notre Dame (3). Interestingly enough, in Southern California, the first on the list for women is all the way down at 14 (San Diego State University); the only other was 27 (University of Santa Barbara). For men there was only one area university on the list; number 35, the University of Southern California.

 
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BCG Digital Ventures Sets Up Shop In Manhattan Beach

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BCG Digital Ventures, a venture investment and incubation company, said today that it has opened up a new headquarters in Manhattan Beach, which it also hopes to share with startups it is incubating. The company says its global Innovation and Investment Center in Manhattan Beach is housed in The Manhattan Towers on the PCH. BCG Digital Ventures is led by Jeff Schumacher; the company says it already has 300 employees worldwide, with the majority of those, around 160, already in Manhattan Beach. The company said it hopes to double its existing 160 person staff in Manhattan Beach in the new location. BCG is a unit of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which is a major management consulting firm.

 
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WiSilica Aims At Internet Of Things

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A new, Aliso Viejo-based startup, WiSilica, said today that it has launched the company out of stealth mode, to take advantage of the Internet of Things. WiSilica said it is developing technology which will allow users to configure smart homes, buildings, lighting, sensors and wearables, creating intelligent devices that can be managed both by mobile apps and through the cloud. The startup, led by Suresh Singamsetty, said it creates a single, unified mesh network which combines both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth low-energy devices. Singamsetty previously served at such companies as Martian Watches, Jaalaa, Microtune/Transilica, and Uniden. He was the VP of Engineering at Martian Watches, which creates a smartphone-connected, Bluetooth-enabled watch.

 
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ReShape Medical Raises $38M For Weight Loss Medical Device

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

San Clemente-based ReShape Medical, which develops a non-surgical, weight loss device, said today that it has raised $38M in a Series D funding round. The funding was led by HealthCor Partners Management, L.P., and also included Endeavor Vision SA, SV Life Sciences, New Leaf Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and Venture Investors. ReShape, which is led by Richard Thompson, develops a medical device specifically targeted at obese patients who haven't succeeded in losing weight through diet and exercise, and who do not way or qualify for bariatric surgery. The company's weight loss device involves the use of baloons, which are inserved via an endoscope, occupying space in a patient's stomach--helping patients feel full and reducing food intake.

 
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HelloTech Nears $10M Round, Says Report

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Los Angeles-based HelloTech, the in-home, information technology support service led by Richard Wolpert, is close to closing a $10M, Series A funding round, according to reports. The funding is reportedly led by Madrona Venture Group. HelloTech taps into a distributed network of college students, who provide in-home, tech support--mostly to boomers and older adults. The company has previously raised funding from Accel Partners, Amplify.LA, CrossCut Ventures, and Upfront Ventures, all of whom are reportedly also participating in this funding. Wolpert is best known for his work at startup accelerator Amplify.LA, as well as serving as former Chief Strategy Officer at RealNetworks; he's also a very active LA area angel investor and advisor.

 
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Insteon Rolls Out At Fry's

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Irvine-based home automation products developer Insteon says it has rolled out its products at Fry's Electronics, and will soon be at all 34 of Fry's locations. Insteon--which makes home automation and control products--said more than 25 different Insteon products will be available across Fry's locations in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Insteon is led by Joe Dada.

 
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