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SpaceX Wins New Crew Mission To ISS

Hawthorne-based SpaceX has just won another mission to the International Space Station, NASA said Friday, to help "restore America's human spaceflight launch capability". According to NASA, the second, post-certification mission by SpaceX will deliver a human crew to the ISS, part of a slate of missions designed to again provide U.S. capability to launch humans to space. Currently, NASA is relying on Russian spacecraft to deliver its astronauts to the ISS....Continue →


Soylent Co-Founder Faces Criminal Charges Over Derelict Cargo Container

The co-founder of Los Angeles-based Soylent, which is developing a food replacement drink intended to completely replace the need for eating, has been criminally charged by the Los Angeles City Attorney. Robert Rose Rhinehart Jr., the co-founder of Soylent, is being criminally charged with multiple counts over a derelict cargo container he apparently installed without permits--and refused to remove--on a property in Monetcito Heights....Continue →


Krisztina “Z” Holly, MAKE IT IN LA: Bridging Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing


Los Angeles is often thought of as just the city of entertainment and creative industries—but it turns out, it's a lot more. Krisztina “Z” Holly, founder of MAKE IT IN LA (www.makeitinla.org), found out that—in addition to both the entertainment industry and technology industry, it's actually the biggest manufacturing center in the country....Continue →


LA Company Rolls Out Your Own, Wandering, Wi-Fi Connected Security Robot

Wish you had your very own, security robot? Los Angeles-based iPATROL has just rolled out a new, Wi-Fi enabled, roving robot called Riley, which lets homeowners see real time, high definition video from the robot from their iOS or Android phone, from anywhere in the world. The diminutive--and some could even say, cute--robot rolls around on offroad capable tracks, and has a motion-sensor activated camera, and build in microphone and speakers....Continue →


SilVR Thread, Lionsgate Roll Out New VR Title

Los Angeles-based virtual reality developer SilVR Thread, and Lionsgate said today that they have rolled out a new, virtual reality title, in tandem with Lionsgate's new suspense thriller NERVE. According to the firms, they have rolled out a new, first person, virtual reality experience which lets users experience several "dares" from the film. The VR experience runs on Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard, and is available on the Oculus store, Android Marketplace and Apple iTunes....Continue →


Esri Wins Customer In Michigan

Redland-based GIS and mapping software maker Esri has scored a win with the state of Michigan, saying on Thursday that the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) has selected the company to host 25 terabytes of data for the orthophotography and LiDAR data for the state. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. Esri said that data is used for more than 60 statewide mapping datasets built on its ArcGIS platform....Continue →


Illumina Names Apple VP To Board

San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina has added Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Philip W. Schiller, to the company's board of directors, the company said on Thursday. Illumina said that Schiller is part of Apple's team that runs product marketing, developer relations, business marketing, education marketing, international marketing and App Store programs....Continue →


HyperLoop One Opens Manufacturing Plant In Las Vegas

Los Angeles-based HyperLoop One, the HyperLoop transportation development company which is currently embroiled in a messy lawsuit between its founders, said earlier this week that it has opened up its first manufacturing plant, in North Las Vegas. The company said its Hyperloop One Metalworks is a 105,000 square foot tooling and fabrication plant, and will include space for engineers, machinists and welders to test its prototype systems....Continue →


cloudvirga Finds $7.5M For Mortgage Automation

Irvine-based cloudvirga, a startup developing mortgage automation tools, announced Thursday that it has raised $7.5M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Dallas Capital, and also included Upfront Ventures and Tribeca Angels. The startup, led by Bill Dallas, says it digitizes many of the steps needed to close mortgage loans. The startup's founders as Bill Dallas, Kyle Kamrooz, and Mark Attaway.Continue →


Verdezyne Names New CFO

Carlsbad-based synthetic chemistry technology developer Verdezyne said this week that it has named David Kelsey as its new Chief Financial Officer. Kelsey was previously CFO of Elevance Renewable Sciences, and also served at Sealed Air, General Electric, and GE Capital. He also serves on the board of Granite Construction. Verdezyne is venture backed by BP Ventures, DSM Venturing B.V., OVP Venture Partners, Monitor Ventures, and Sime Darby....Continue →


SmartDrive Systems Claims Record Growth

San Diego-based SmartDrive Systems, which develops video-based, driver monitoring systems, announced today that it had record growth in its second quarter and first half of 2016. The company did not disclose any financials, but said it saw nearly 200% growth in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2015....Continue →


Upfront's Suster Backs Density

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures is the lead investor in a new startup, developing hardware devices to count people and track their movement in a room. According to Suster, he led a $4M funding round in Density, a developer of devices which use computer vision to help count the number of people in room or passing through a doorway. The funding round also included Jason Calacanis and Jonathan Triest of Ludlow Ventures. Density is based in San Francisco....Continue →



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