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Teledyne Scientific Gets $2.1M From DOE
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Scientific and Imaging has been awarded $2.1M, as part of a major investment from the U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday, to bolster innovative manufacturing technology in the United States. According to the Department of Energy, it awarded more than $54 million to thirteen projects across the country, which it says will "advance transformational technologies and materials" for American manufacturers. The award to Teledyne Scientific goes towards the develop (More info...)

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Overcoming Santa Barbara's Tech Talent Bottleneck
Santa Barbara, one of Southern California's technology centers, has a unique problem: how do you scale out your technology staff, despite intense competition from the firm's large number of technology companies, expensive cost-of-living, limited real estate, and a fairly long trek from the rest of the region for commuters? PCWorld has the tale of how one of the region's up-and-coming technology firms--RightScale--has overcome those issues, by using remote web access and a distributed workforce. (More info...)

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SpotlightTMS Wins American Airlines Center
Calabasas-based SpotlightTMS, the startup providing software to manage sports and entertainment tickets and seats owned by corporations, has signed on another event venue, the company said this week. SpotlightTMS said that the American Airlines Center in Dallas is offering up its products to its suite and platinum customers, to help those customers manage their premium seating packages. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. SpotlightTMS develops software used to analyze and manage al (More info...)

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Insights and Opinions: Find A Mentor
How do you figure out the best way to advance your career or your startup? Nick Hulse, the Chief Revenue Officer at Rubicon Project says: find a mentor. He explains how in our latest Insights and Opinions post.

To accelerate your success there is nothing better than selecting and then learning from great mentors. There are too many business managers and executives that have yet to fully adopt mentors that will help accelerate their learning.
I was lucky enough in my career to have three gre (More info...)

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Uncovet, Backed by Science, Launches E-Commerce Service
A new startup, Uncovet, headed by Heather Lipner and backed by Mike Jones' Science studio/incubator, has launched today, saying that it will provide curate, ec-ommerce focused around fashion and the home. Uncovet says its site helps map a shopper's "style graph", and provide discounts and tailored shopping recommendations to users. The new site helps shoppers fine sought after fashions at a discount, and also provides discounts to users who influence their friends. Uncovet joins such sites as Wi (More info...)

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National Technical Systems Buys Garwood Laboratories
Calabasas-based National Technical Systems, which provides test and engineering services, said this morning that it has acquired Garwood Laboratories, a Southern California provider of product certification labs. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Garwood has facilities in Pico Rivera and San Clemente, and services the commercial, defense, space, medical, aviation and transportation industries. NTS said the acquisition is the third for the company in the past 12 months.

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Qualstar Hires Turnaround Specialist As CEO
Simi Valley-based Qualstar, the developer of enterprise tape libraries, said today that it is appointing a turnaround specialist as CEO of the company, under pressure from an investor looking to take over the company. Qualstar said it has hired Larry Firestone, who the company billed as a "turnaround specialist", as CEO, as part of a restructuring effort. Firestone had previously served as CFO of Xiotech, and also at Advanced Energy Industries, Applied Films Corp, and Woolson Spice & Coffee. Qua (More info...)

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Slacker Expands ESPN Radio Stations
San Diego-based online, personalized Internet radio service Slacker said Monday that it has launched a new set of ESPN stations on its service. According to the two, six new national, regional, and Spanish language ESPN stations have launched on Slacker Radio, on Slacker's web site and smartphone applications. Slacker said the stations include ESPN regional stations for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas. The new stations will be available to Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio S (More info...)

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NetDNA Wins TheNextWeb.com
Los Angeles-based content delivery network provider NetDNA reports this morning that it has scored a customer win with news website The Next Web. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. NetDNA said that TheNextWeb has selected its MaxCDN subsidiary to provide content deliver network (CDN) services to handle its more than six million monthly visitors.

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5 Ways To Manage The Rising Costs Of Benefits
5 Ways To Manage The Rising Costs Of Benefits
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