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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
UCLA Pulls Commitments From Binary Capital
UCLA, a limited partner in venture capital investment fund Binary Capital, has pulled its committment to the venture fund over the weekend, after Managing Director Justin Caldbeck was accused of unwan
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Two Uber Drivers In LA Accused Of Sexual Assaults
Two drivers on ridesharing service Uber have been accused of two, separate sexual assault incidents in Los Angeles over the last week. (More info...)
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HireRight Names Marketing, Product VP
Irvine-based HireRight, which provides global employment background checks, drug and health screening, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify services, said Monday that it has named Kathleen Delaney as
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NantCell Ups Altor BioScience Acquisition Offer
Culver City-based NantCell, one of the companies that is part of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantWorks group of companies, is acquiring Altor Bioscience. The deal is worth approximately $290M. (More info...)
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Cornerstone OnDemand Wins Sylvan Learning
Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, the developer of cloud-based employee learning, talent management, and human resources management software, has signed up Sylvan Learning as a customer. (More info...)
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Oncolytics Biotech Opens San Diego Office
Canadian biotech developer Oncolytics Biotech has opened up a new office in San Diego, the company said this morning, to tap into the area's reputation as a biotech hub. (More info...)
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Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Raises $6M
Rehovat, Israel-based Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of San Diego-based Sevion Therapeutics, said it ha raised $6M as part of a Series C funding round. (More info...)
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Monday, June 26, 2017
RentTrack Gets Series A Funding
Santa Barbara-based RentTrack, a startup developing online rent payment and reporting software, said on Monday that it has raised a Series A funding round. Size of the funding was not disclosed. (More info...)
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NGEN Partners Gets Exit At Choose Energy
Santa Barbara- and New York-based clean technology investor NGEN Partners has scored an exit at Choose Energy, a startup which lets consumers comparison shop for and select electric energy providers,
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SpaceX Launches 10 Iridium Satellites Into Space From Vandenberg
Los Angeles-based space rocket developer SpaceX completed its launch on Sunday, putting ten Iridium satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, just north of Santa Barbara. (More info...)
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PetDesk Gets $2.1M For Pet Health Reminders
San Diego-based PetDesk, the developer of software that helps veterinary hospitals send out health reminders to pet owners, and also help pet owners better manage their pet's health, has raised $2. (More info...)
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ViaSat Gets $88.3M In Military Contracts
Carlsbad-based ViaSat said this morning that it has won $88.3M in contracts from the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), to provide tactical radio terminals for the U.S. (More info...)
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Illumina Gets Win In UK
San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina announced a win in the United Kingdom today, saying that Genomics England has been selected as the primary variant interpretation and reporting s
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Saturday, June 24, 2017
SpaceX Chalks Up Another Launch, Landing: One More This Weekend
Hawthorne-based SpaceX chalked up yet another successful launch and landing of its Falcon 9 rockets on Friday, sending the BulgariaSat-1 satellite into space from Florida. (More info...)
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Friday, June 23, 2017
CloudBeds Gets $9M For Hospitality Management Software
San Diego-based CloudBeds, a developer of hospitality management software, has raised $9M in a Series B funding, the company disclosed this week. (More info...)
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SURE: Bringing The Insurance Industry Into The Digital Age, With Wayne Slavin

The insurance industry today is one of the last industries to fully jump into adopting technology for offering up their products, says Wayne Slavin, CEO and founder of SURE (www.sureapp. (More info...)

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Steve Poizner Boots Up New Southern California Tech Nonprofit
Steve Poizner, the former California gubernatorial candidate and former founder of SnapTrack (which he sold to San Diego's Qualcomm), says he has created a new group called the Alliance for Southern C
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SPOTLITE Launches Singing Competition App
Los Angeles- and Beijing-based SPOTLITE says it has launched a new, mobile app, which lets music fans sing original music, cover, or karaoke songs to win money. (More info...)
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Triton Digital Launches New Ad Platform
Los Angeles-based audio advertising technology developer ,a href="http://www.tritondigital. (More info...)
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
SpaceX BulgariaSat-1 Mission On Track For Tomorrow
Hawthorne-based SpaceX is preparing to put another satellite into space, from Kennedy Space Center, on Friday. (More info...)
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GOAT Names Former Twitter COO To Board
Los Angeles-based GOAT, which operates an online sneaker marketplace, said on Thursday that it has named former Twitter COO Adam Bain to its board of directors. (More info...)
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No, Santa Barbara Did Not Have A Massive 6.8 Earthquake On Wednesday
In more proof you shouldn't believe everything you read on Twitter, the US Geological Survey accidentally sent out an alert for a 6.8 earthquake, centered off the coast of California on Wednesday. (More info...)
posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017(Full story)


Report: Snapchat Acquires Zenly For $250M To $350M
Venice, California-based Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, has acquired social app startup Zenly, in a deal reportedly worth $250M to $350M in cash and stock. (More info...)
posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017(Full story)


HyperX Signs Endorsement Deal With NBA Draft Prospect
Fountain Valley-based gaming accessory maker HyperX, which is a division of Kingston Technology, has signed another endorsement deal with a sports figure, a videogaming continues to intersect with pro
posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017(Full story)


EDF Renewable Energy Signs 100 Megawatt Wind Deal In Minnesota
San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewable Energy says it has signed a 100 megawatt (MW) wind energy project in Minnesota, the company announced on Wednesday. (More info...)
posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017(Full story)



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