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Thursday, October 30, 2014
MakerBot Rolls Out Hello Kitty In 3D In LA
Fans of Hello Kitty have been flocking to downtown Los Angeles over the last few weeks for the big Hello Kitty-themed display at JANM, the Japanese American National Museum, and associated Hello Kitty
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uBeam Gets $10M For Wireless Charging
Los Angeles-based uBeam, a developer of wireless charging technology which uses ultrasound to transmit energy, has raised $10M in a Series A funding round, the company said Thursday. (More info...)
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Topera, Started in San Diego, Acquired By Abbott For $250M Plus
Topera, a developer of medical devices used to treat atrial fibrillation, has been acquired by Abott in a $250M. (More info...)
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TigerText Poaches Oracle VP As Sales Chief
Santa Monica-based secure texting and messaging provider TigerText has bolstered its enterprise sales expertise, saying this morning that it has hired Justin Nelson, most recently a VP at Oracle, as i
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Hovelstay.com: Connecting The Adventurous Traveler With Cheap, Unique Rooms
Are you tired of booking that "luxury room" on your favorite vacation rental site, and finding it's really a dump? The founders of hovelstay.com (www.hovelstay. (More info...)
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Global Eagle Entertainment Links With Satellite Operator SES
Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment, the developer of in-flight wireless and entertainment systems for airlines, said today that it has linked up with satellite operator SES, to bring Ku-band
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Kurion Names VP
Irvine-based nuclear and hazardous waste management technology developer Kurion said today that it has promoted its current Country Director for Japan, Yohei Iwasaki, to the role of Vice President. (More info...)
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sientra Up In IPO Trading
Santa Barbara-based Sientra, a developer of aethetic medicine implants, rose in its IPO on Wednesday, trading as high as $17.90 during morning trading. (More info...)
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Amgen Plans To Cut 1100 More
The news for employees over at Thousand Oaks-based Amgen got worse on Tuesday, after the company said it is deepening job cuts, and plans to now cut 20 percent of its employees as part of previously a
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SpaceX Thrust Into Critical Role After Competitor's Catastrophic Explosion
Hawthorne-based SpaceX has been thrust into a critical role with NASA, after a catastrophic launch failure and explosion in Virginia Tuesday evening. (More info...)
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P.S. XO, Seedling Merge, Raise $7M For Children's Crafts, Toys
Los Angeles-based P.S. (More info...)
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weeSPIN Finds Funding For Social Networking App
Los Angeles-based weeSPIN announced late Tuesday that it has raised a seed investment round for its music-focused, social networking app. (More info...)
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Taco Bell Launches Mobile Ordering, Payment App
Irvine-based quick serve restaurant chain Taco Bell said Tuesday that it has launched mobile ordering and payment -- thanks to technology from Los Angeles-based Tillster. (More info...)
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TYLT Rolls Out Wireless Car Charging Mount
Los Angeles-based electronics accessory maker TYLT has rolled out a pair of new wireless charging product Tuesday. (More info...)
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iRise Offers Up Software To Local Universities
El Segundo-based iRise, which develops enterprise visualization software used by companies for developing their internal applications, said yesterday that it has started offering up its software to st
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Edmunds.com Buys Hackathon Winner CarCodeSMS
Los Angeles-based Edmunds.com said Tuesday that it has acquired CarCodeSMS, a developer of mobile service to allow car shoppers to engage in one-on-one text messaging with dealers. (More info...)
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Tinder Gets Investment From Benchmark
Los Angeles-based mobile dating app developer Tinder said late Tuesday afternoon that it has scored an equity investment round from Benchmark. Size of the investment was not announced. (More info...)
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ScoreBig Finds $18M
Los Angeles-based ScoreBig, the online live event ticket marketplace led by David Goldberg, said this morning that it has raised $18m in a new funding round. (More info...)
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SolarReserve Buys Unit Of Aerojet Rocketdyne
Santa Monica-based utility-scale, solar power developer SolarReserve said Monday that it has acquired the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) business of Aerojet Rocketdyne. (More info...)
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Newegg Kicks Off Holiday Season
It looks like it's the start of the holiday shopping season, once again, as Los Angeles-based e-tailer NewEgg announced the beginning of its "Black November". (More info...)
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Calient Technologies Names Sales SVP
Santa Barbara-based optical switching technology developer Calient Technologies said this morning that it has named Erik Leonard as its Senior Vice President of Sales. (More info...)
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Forza Silicon Rolls Out Image Sensor
Pasadena-based image sensor and mixed signal IC developer Forza Silicon announced this morning that it has rolled out a new, reconfigurable image sensor design aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT) ma
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Payoff.com Gets $12M From Bond Guru
Costa Mesa-based Payoff. (More info...)
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Enrou Wins $400,000 From Forbes
Los Angeles-based Enrou, an online marketplace for fashion and lifestyle products which benefit causes such as education, entrepreneurship, the environment, empowerment of women, and youth, has scored
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Elon Musk Warns On Runaway Artificial Intelligence
Elon Musk, the technology mogul and visionary who has brought us such technology innovations widespread electronic payments via PayPal, electric cars via Tesla Motors, and commercial rocket service vi
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