Monday, March 4, 2013
SideCar Debuts Ridesharing App In LA
Need a lift, but don't have a car? Ridesharing app SideCar is the latest, peer-to-peer, smartphone-driven, ridesharing app to debut in Los Angeles, letting people find drivers willing to give them a ride around the city. SideCar--which quietly launched February 15--said it has begun accepting rides city-wide, teaming up app users with drivers who are willing to give other people a lift around town for a donation.

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Amgen's Kevin Sharer Joins Healthcare Venture Capital Firm
Is Amgen the next source of the healthcare industry's venture capital deals? It might be, on news that Kevin Sharer, the former CEO of Thousand Oaks-based Amgen, has joined venture capital investment firm Foundation Medical Partners. According to CT-based Foundation Medical Partners, Sharer has joined the company as a Partner, and will help assess and manage investments in the connected health and healthcare IT sectors. Sharer had been Chairman and CEO from 2000 through 2012, and has been Presi (More info...)

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Peregrine Semiconductor Licenses Technology To Murata
San Diego-based radio frequency chipmaker Peregrine Semiconductor said Monday afternoon that it is in a intellectual property deal with Murata. Peregrine said it is in the midst of a collaboration agreement with Murata, where Murata would design and manufacture RF switches and other switch-related components utilizing its technology and intellectual peroperty. Financial details of the relationship were not announced. The companies said the deal is expected to result in an expanded source of sup (More info...)

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Arkami Racks Up Over $300K For Secure USB Drive MyIDKey
Technology veterans Tareq Risheq and Mark Thacker are no strangers to the world of high tech startups and angel and venture capital--Risheq was formerly CEO of Celllynx, Thacker was co-founder at Datallegro--but the way they're funding their newest startup is unusual, and a testament to the growing popularity of crowdfunding. The firm has now raised over $300,000 in funding via online crowdfunding site Kickstarter, for their project, MyIDKey, according to the project's status page. The project-- (More info...)

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Nero Debuts New Photo Sharing App
Nero, the developer of consumer video, photo, and media software management products which bases its U.S. operations in Glendale, has rolled out a brand new product to help users share photos on their iPhone and iPad. Nero said its new NeroKwik software for iPhone and iPad allows users to share their photos across the web, Facebook, Google+, iOS, and Android, via its mobile photo sharing service. The new mobile software is currently free.

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Nimble Offers Software For Free To Startups
Nimble, the developer of customer relationship management software, said today that it has launched a program for startups, which will offer up a free year of its service. The Los Angeles startup said it has teamed with over 50 startup accelerators to offer up 12 months of its 2 user, 100GB service for free, something it normally charges $1800 for. The company said the effort is part of an effort to both support the startup community--as well as connect with future integration partners. Nimble i (More info...)

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SpaceX Berths Successfully With ISS
Hawthorne-based SpaceX again successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday morning, at 8:56 a.m. EST, after overcoming thruster nozzle issues on Friday. SpaceX, headed by Elon Musk, is in the midst of its second, official mission to resupply the International Space Station. SpaceX launched its latest mission of Friday morning, delivering 2,3000 pounds of cargo the ISS, and expected to return over 3,000 pounds of cargo on March 25th.

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The Gores Group Buys GE Healthcare Strategic Sourcing
Los Angeles-based private equity investor The Gores Group announced this morning that it has completed the acquisition of GE Healthcare STrategic Sourcing, from GE Healthcare. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. GE Healthcare Strategic Sourcing is based in Wilbraham, Mass., and provides electronic billing and electronic medical records outsourcing. As part of the acquisition, Gores Group said it has appointed Rob Gontarek as the new CEO of GE Healthcare Strategic Sourcing.

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Qualcomm Life Ties With WebMD
San Diego-based Qualcomm said this morning that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, has joined with health information site WebMD. According to the companies, the two have linked to enable consumers to access and manage their wireless health data from fitness, wellness and medical devices. Financial terms of the link were not disclosed. The new collaboration revolves around Qualcomm's 2net Hub API and SDK, which lets health care device providers communicate wirelessly. The two companies did not elab (More info...)

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Life Technologies Licenses Stem Cell Technology From Harvard
Carlsbad-based Life Technologies, the developer of life sciences tools and equipment, said today that it has signed a collaborative research agreement with Harvard University. Life Technologies said the deal covered stem cell research technology, which will be offered on its semiconductor sequencing and PCR-based genetic analysis platform. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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