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Thursday, September 3, 2015

May The Force Be With You: Star Wars' BB-8 Droid, Goes On Sale For Real

Thursday, September 3, 2015

In what is the first time you've been able to buy a real, working Star Wars droid, the BB-8 Droid from Star Wars is going on sale on Friday at 12:01 am, thanks to the efforts of a company out of the Disney Accelerator. According to Sphero, the company behind the Stars Wars BB-8 drone in Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens, it will begin selling its version of the BB-8 droid starting tomorrow. The robotic ball will cost $150, and offers up voice commands, a nifty "R2D2"-like ability to project hologram-like messages ("Help me, Obi-Wan!"), and more. Sphero was part of the Burbank-based Disney Accelerator, which directly resulted in the incorporation of its robotic ball technology into the new Star Wars movie. Sphero was discovered by Bob Iger when he was mentoring Sphero as part of the startup accelerator program in Burbank.

 
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Super League Gaming Plans Minecraft Event In Los Angeles

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Santa Monica-based Super League Gaming, the newly funded startup which aims to bring videogames into movie theaters, says it is launching its first Super League National Championship, starting with a premier in Los Angeles on September 16th. The startup--which says it saw over 10,000 players and Minecraft fans over the summer in its pre-launch tour--says it will run a six week league, which will tour 30 cities. The company offers up a collaborative, participatory event which lets gamers play Minecraft at local AMC, Regal, and Cinemark theaters. Super League Gaming says the kickoff will behosted by YouTubers CaptainSparklez and ParkerGames at the Cinemark Playa Vista and XD Theater.

 
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OticPharma To Open US Headquarters In Irvine

Thursday, September 3, 2015

OticPharma, a pharmaceuticals company which is developing therapies for treating ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders, said today that it has set up a new U.S. headquarters in Irvine. The company, which has major operations in Israel, says the headquarters will be based in the Irvine Company's Newport Gateway office complex. OticPharma said it will be growing its U.S. executive team as part of the move. OticPharma is led by Gregory J. Flesher.

 
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MACRO Gets Funding For Muticultural Content

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Los Angeles-based MACRO, which says it is developing content for the African American, Latino, and multicultural market, says it has raised a initial round of funding. Size of the investment round was not announced. The funding was led by Emerson Collective, and also included MNM Creative, MediaLink, and angels Raymond J. McGuire (Citibank), Justin Yoshimura, and Michael Kane (Caltius Capital). MACRO is led by Charles D. King, who was formerly a partner at William Morris Endeavor (WME).

 
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Ceres Expands Seed Evaluations In Puerto Rico

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thousand Oaks-based agricultural biotechnology developer Ceres said today that it is expanding its commercial evaluation of its seeds in Puerto Rico. According to the company, growers and dairies in Puerto Rico are currently in commercial-scale evaluation of its seed products, as part of an effort to diversify the island's supply of feed and forage. Those growers are testing Ceres' forage sorghum seed crop. Ceres uses advanced plant breeding and biotechnology to create seed hybrids with better yields and ability to handle different growing conditions. The company says it is using trials in Puerto Rico to help prove out its products for use in subtropical conditions, which has a similar climate to India, Thailand and Africa, other big sorghum markets.

 
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Invoca Trumpets Enterprise Growth

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Santa Barbara-based Invoca, the developer of call tracking software for the lead generation market, said this week that it has seen what it says is record growth in enterprise customers. The company did not disclose any finances, but said it has seen its enterprise customers grow by 375 percent since 2013. Invoca, which is led by Mark Woodward, said new customers include
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Zirx Aims At LA's Parking Problem, After Funding From BMW

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Are you one of the companies in Los Angeles that just doesn't have enough parking for your employees? One of the on-demand, parking services that serves Los Angeles---Zirx, said this morning that it is specifically looking to solve those issues for companies, with the launch of a new service. The Bay Area startup--which has been in Los Angeles since last November--said its new ZIRX Enterprise service is offered up to companies, to help its employees with parking. In fact, at least two of ZIRX's initial customers for the on-demand parking--Live Nation and Insomiac--are in the LA area. The announcement of the new service came in conjunction with a strategic investment from BMW, from BMW i Ventures. Parking for employees at Los Angeles area companies is at a premium, particularly in areas like Venice, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica--all neighborhoods where the density of technology companies have far exceeded the allotted parking of properties, many of which were built for much lower density corporate, creative, and entertainment businesses.

 
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Hulu Launches Ad-Free Streaming Service For $11.99 A Month

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu said this morning that it has launched a new, ad-free service, which will cost $4 a month more than the company's existing, premium subscription. The $11.99 per month service is the first time Hulu has offered up viewing of the company's streaming content without advertising. Hulu's normal service costs $7.99 a month. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said the move is an effort to provide "the best possible experience" to its customers. Those customers have long complained of the frequent interruption of Hulu's service--particularly Hulu's premium service--by advertisements. Hulu said that--as part of the launch of its ad-free service--it would also be limiting the number of commercials presented to its lower tier, $7.99 a month premium service.

 
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DTS Buys iBiquity Digital For $172M

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Calabasas-based audio processing technology developer DTS has acquireed iBiquity Digital Corporation, in a deal worth $172M, the company said this morning. iBiquity Digital develops an audio and data broadcasting technology called HD Radio. DTS said the deal will be funded via cash on hand and debt. iBiquity's technology is used to convert AM/FM broadcasting from analog to digital format, and it heavily used by automotive OEMs; DTS said that every one of the 36 major auto brands in the U.S. offers HD Radio on their vehicles, with about 35% of cars now being built with HD Radio as standard equipment. iBiquity was based in Columbia, Maryland, and had 120 employees.

 
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Mobcrush Takes $11M For Mobile Game Streaming

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Santa Monica-based live game streaming startup Mobcrush has raised $11M in a Series A round, the company said Tuesday. The startup--led by Royce Disini--said the funding round was le dby Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and also included Raine Ventures, First Round Capital, Lowercase, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures and Advancit Capital. Mobcrush raised $4.9M in its seed funding round back in May. The company's mobile app lets users stream their video games to others, and also chat and watch other players. Mobcrush's app currently works on iOS and MacOS, with plans to expand to Android and Windows in the near future.

 
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Saucey Raises $4.5M For On-Demand Alcohol Delivery App

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Los Angeles-based Saucey, a provider of an on-demand, alcohol delivery app said it has raised $4.5M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Blumberg Capital, Structure Capital, Altpoint Ventures, T5 Capital, HashtagOne, as well as individual angels. The company was founded by Chris Vaughn, Daniel Leeb and Andrew Zeck, who were all previously at TextPlus. Saucey delivers beer, wine, and spirits in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and, as of yesterday, Chicago.

 
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TeleSign Launches New Verification API Product

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Los Angeles-based TeleSign, the provider of two-factor, mobile authentication services and software, said today that it has launched a new product, called TeleSign Smart Verify. The new product provides an API to help with end-user verification and two-factor authentication for both online and mobile apps. The company said the new API is aimed at helping ot prevent fraud and stop account compromise, in a single API. TeleSign, which is led by Steve Jillings, provides it authentication services to a large chunk of the tier one online websites and e-commerce providers, but has recently been extending out its reach to a wider range of customers. Jillings is a serial entrepreneur and longtime Southern California technology executive, with such successes as FrontBridge and Vantage Media under his belt.

 
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Yardi Buys Optimus EMR

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Santa Barbara-based software developer Yardi has acquired Optimus EMR, a developer of software used for managing long term care. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Optimus EMR has staff in Irvine and Mansfield, Mass. Yardi said the acquisition will help it expand its suite of senior living software. Optimus EMR's software is ued to manage resident care and clinical activities. The company was founded in 2001.

 
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Semtech, Others To Launch Internet-of-Things Network In Ventura County

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Camarillo-based semiconductor devleoper Semtech, along with two partners, Mueller Systems and Senet, said Tuesday afternoon that they are launching a new wireless, low power, wide-are network in Ventura County using the LoRa networking standard. LoRa is an emerging, interoperable standard for low power, wide are networking protocols, which are aimed at use by the Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. The standard handles exchanging information between battery powered or other low-power devices.


According to Semtech, the new, Ventura County network will be used to wireless track groundwater pumping data in the Fox Canyon aquifer. Semtech said its long-range, LoRa RF technology will be used to synchronize smart meters in the network, without the use of cellular networks. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. Semtech's devices will be attached to water meters.

 
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PAR Technology Gets $5.6M Award At Mugu

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Military support contract PAR Technology Corporation said this morning that it has scored a $5.6M, contract award, at Point Mugu, to help provide satellite operations and maintenance services at the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) Headquarters. According to PAR, it will help in tracking, telemetry and commanding communication satellites as well as the management and ground system maintenance of Navy communications satellite equipment at Mugu. The win came through PAR Technology's Rome Research Corporation (RRC) subsidiary. PAR Technology is based in New York.

 
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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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