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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. The company, led by billionaire Elon Musk, is expected to launch a second set of satellites into space on Sunday, June 25th, at 1:25 p.m. PDT, for Iridium from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Image: launch of the BulgariaSat-1 satellite on Friday.Continue →


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. The funding was led by PeakSpan Capital, and also included Nashville Capital, Cultivation Capital, ClearVision Equity and TTCER Partners.Continue →


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.com), and just needs some help in getting there....Continue →


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 California Innovation, which will focus on further developing Southern California's entrepreneurial ecosystem....Continue →


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. Spotlite said its executives come from such companies as Google Music, Yahoo! Music, Microsoft, Atom Factory, and Warner/Chappell, and that its development and tech teams are in Beijing, with marketing, A&R, and business development based in Los Angeles. The company's offices in Los Angeles are listed in Walnut....Continue →


Triton Digital Launches New Ad Platform

Los Angeles-based audio advertising technology developer ,a href="http://www.tritondigital.com">Triton Digital said today that it has rolled out a new, "supply side platform" (SSP) aimed at the online audio market. The company said its new platform connects to demand-side platform providers such as The Trade Desk, AppNexus, RTBiQ, AudioTrade and StrikeAd, and others and helps to simplify the management of programmatic audio advertising inventory....Continue →


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. SpaceX has scheduled a launch of its BulgariaSat-1 mission at 11:10am PT, if the weather holds and no other issues come up. The launch will put the first ever communications satellite into orbit for the country of Bulgaria. SpaceX will re-use a booster that it had originally launched into space in January, and also hopes to land the rocket again on its drone ship in the Atlantic....Continue →


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. GOAT, led by Eddy Lu and co-founded by Daishin Sugano, is venture backed by Accel Partners, Matrix Partners, and Upfront Ventures, and has raised $37.6M in total. Accel's Ryan Sweeney, Matrix Partners' Josh Hannah, and Upfront's Greg Bettinelli also sit on the company's board of directors....Continue →


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. The alert--which was erroneously repeated across multiple publications via automated "bot" postings--apparently came as a result of a software error, which occurred as researchers were looking into historic records of a 6.8 earthquake which occurred in Santa Barbara in 1925....Continue →


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. Zenly is the developer of a social, location sharing app which lets you track where your friends are at any time. Snapchat just rolled out a new, location sharing feature for Snapchat based on Zenly's technology, but will continue to operate Zenly as an independent service....Continue →


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 professional sports. according to HyperX, it has signed De'Aaron Fox, a former Kentucky Wildcats basketball player and current NBA draft prospect, to be a "brand ambassador" for its HyperX gaming headset. Financial details of the deal were not announced....Continue →


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. EDF Renewable Energy said it has signed an agreement to supply Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) with wind energy starting in 2020, with construction expected in early 2018 of 50 wind turbine generators in Pipestone and Murray counties in Southwestern Minnesota....Continue →



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