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  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    EvoNexus Deadline Approaches Monday

    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....Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    Yuneec Gets $60M From Intel

    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....Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    Siemer Summit 2015 Announced, Tim Draper To Keynote

    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....Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    Netflix Expands In Hollywood

    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....Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    Amgen Gets Approval On New Cholesterol Drug

    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....Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    Coding School Operator Origin Code Academy Launches In San Diego

    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....Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    NantKwest Gets $1M Grant For Cancer Research Effort

    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....Continue →

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    UCI Rolls Out Big Data Program

    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....Continue →

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Scopely Launches Mobile Game For The Walking Dead

    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....Continue →

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Cornerstone OnDemand Invests In Four Companies

    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....Continue →

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    TeleSign Links With Telefonica To Reduce Payment Fraud

    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....Continue →

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    GumGum Launches New Social Media Analysis Tool

    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....Continue →

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