Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What Mattered in 2012: Howard Marks, StartEngine

For the last week of the year, we're featuring the thoughts and reflections of some of the movers and shakers of Southern California's high tech community. We asked the same four questions of a variety of top technology entrepreneurs, investors, and others, to hear what they're thinking about, and are sharing it here over the next week.

Howard Marks is co-founder of Activision, and head of Los Angeles-based startup accelerator StartEngine.

1. What was the biggest news for you/your firm (More info...)


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SpaceX Shows Off Grasshopper Test Flight
Hawthorne-based SpaceX, the commercial spaceflight company headed by technology mogul Elon Musk, has released a video showing off a new test flight of its Grasshopper vertical takeover and landing vehicle. SpaceX released a new video last week showing off a 12-story test flight conducted December 17, 2012 in McGregor, Texas, of the Grasshopper.




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What Mattered in 2012: Erik Rannala of MuckerLab

For the last week of the year, we're featuring the thoughts and reflections of some of the movers and shakers of Southern California's high tech community. We asked the same four questions of a variety of top technology entrepreneurs, investors, and others, to hear what they're thinking about, and are sharing it here over the next week.

Today, we're featuring Erik Rannala, founder of MuckerLab, the startup accelerator focused on incubation stage Internet, software, services, and media busi (More info...)


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POP Charger Gets Reprieve
The POP Charger, the multi-device, mega charging Kickstarter project which was created by Los Angeles-based Edison Junior, the new consumer electronics startup headed by Jamie Siminoff, has received a reprieve, and might just be built after all. The company said that Apple changed its policy to allow use of its Lightning charger technology after hearing about the plight of the POP, meaning that the charging device might be built after all. Edison Junior had said it would provide a full refund to (More info...)

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