Monday, December 16, 2013 In Big Redesign
Monrovia, California-based, the online coupon site which until last week was owned by ValueClick but is now part of IAC, said today that it has launched a big redesign of its site. According to the site, its new design helps users find coupon codes via a single search, adding instant search to access what it says are more than 13,000 active coupon code. CouponMountain was one of the "Owned & Operated" sites owned by ValueClick, which that company had been looking to offload to (More info...)

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SpaceX Negotiating Lease For Space Shuttle Launchpad
Hawthorne-based SpaceX is in negotiations with NASA to lease a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, NASA said Friday, in a move which--symbolically, at least--would give SpaceX a premiere location to launch its rocket missions into space. NASA said that it is working with SpaceX to lease historic Launch Complex (LC) 39A, which has been used to launch the United States into space. Launch Complex 39A & B was the base for Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and all 135 space shuttle missions, according to (More info...)

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BlackLine Systems: Revenues Up 50 Percent This Year
Los Angeles-based accounting software developer BlackLine Systems reported this morning that its revenues are up more than 50 percent again this year, which it says is the seventh year in a row for the company. Actual revenues were not announced by the company, however, Blackline had said earlier this year that it was on track to over $40M in revenues this year. BlackLine said it added such customers as Citrix Systems, DirecTV, Hanesbrands, LinkedIn and McGraw-Hill Financial, among others, bring (More info...)

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Holiday Shopping Plans, Factual Style
For most of us, our holiday shopping plans are mostly governed by the malls and stores we normally visit, or by the recommendations of friends and family. However, if you're a Data Scientist working over a Los Angeles-based Factual, you might approach your holiday shopping plans slightly differently. The data startup--which is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Founder Collective, Index Ventures, Miramar Venture Partners, and others--just posted a data scientists's view of holiday shopping, using th (More info...)

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AGGIOS Gets Energy Commission Funding
Irvine-based AGGIOS, a developer of software for the energy management and design market, reported this morning that it has received funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for its research. Amount of the funding was not announced. AGGIOS is developing software that uses the power profiles of hardware and software, combined with application and user collection, to generate optimized energy management software.

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New from Stanford University Press: The Evolution of San Diego's Innovation Economy
New from Stanford University Press

Invention and Reinvention
The Evolution of San Diego's Innovation Economy
Mary Walshok and Abraham Shragge

In Invention and Reinvention, authors Mary Walshok and Abraham Shragge
chronicle San Diego's transformation from a small West Coast
settlement to a booming military metropolis and then to a successful
innovation hub. This instructive story of a second-tier city that
transformed its core economic identity can serve as a rich case and a
model for similar regions. Chronicling over a century of adaptation,
this book offers a lively and penetrating tale of how one city
reinvented itself to meet the demands of today's economy, lighting the
way for others.

"A wonderfully engaging book for anyone interested in trying to
realize the social and economic benefits of basic research."
—Richard C. Atkinson, President Emeritus, University of California and
Director, National Science Foundation 1977–1980

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