Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Boingo Wireless Gets Win At Air Force Academy
Los Angeles-based Wi-Fi network operator and provider Boingo Wireless said today that it has been selected by the Air Force Academy, to deploy a Wi-Fi and small cell network for the Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium and Cadet Field House. Financial impact of the win were not disclosed. Boingo said the move will help increase capacity and improve wireless connectivity at the 56,000 seat venue. Boingo will also manage advertising services and sales for the venues. The company said the deal calls (More info...)

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Women's Venture Capital Fund Boosts Advisory Board
Women's Venture Capital Fund, a venture capital investment fund focused on investing in what it calls "gender diverse" teams, said today that it has added a Harvard Business School professor to its advisory board. The fund said it added Professor Janice H. Hammond, currently the Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing at Harvard Business School, as an advisor. The Women's Venture Capital fund's founders are Edith Dorsen and Monica Dodi; the firm lists investments in Ivytalk (inteligent messagin (More info...)

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National Technical Systems Buys Business From Wyle Laboratories
Calabasas-based National Technical Systems, which is a provider of environmental and other testing and related services to manufacturers, said it has acquired the testing business of Wyle Laboratories. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. NTS said the buy gives its three testing laboratories, located in Huntsville, Alabama, El Segundo, California, and San Bernardino, California. Those facilities are used for testing in the environmental, dynamics, structural, EMI/EMC, fluid flow, and a (More info...)

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Interview: Mark Faggiano On TaxJar's Sales Tax Savvy Software
Sales tax compliance is not a typical sexy startup area. So, it was a surprise when a number of smart, insider angels -- including Roy Rubin (founder of Magento, which he sold to eBay), and Dan Rose (VP of Partnerships at Facebook)--put their money behind TaxJar (, a San Diego startup developing sales tax compliance software. Mark Faggiano is the CEO and founder of the company, and spoke to us about what the big deal is about sales tax software compliance.

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HardTech Labs Launches Cross-Border Hardware Accelerator
Do you have a hardware product you'd like to bring to market and scale? A new, cross-border startup accelerator--HardTech Labs--said yesterday that it has launched a new, startup accelerator aimed at helping hardware companies take their companies to full production. HardTech Labs said that it will provide as much as $150,000 plus, and up to $300,000 or more to startups in the accelerator, which looks to tap the many contract manufacturers with operations in Tijuana, as well as development resou (More info...)

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Esri Backs White House Climate Change Initiative
Redland-based Esri, which provides geographical information systems and mapping software, said today that it is backing the White House Climate Change Data Initiative, and will help communities develop practical methods and approaches that use its GIS technology. Esri said it will publish maps and apps specifically developed around the initiative, as part of the effort to help communities confront the impacts of climate change. As part of the effort, Esri also said it has launched a new "Esri Cl (More info...)

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Infinitely Virtual Opens Data Center In Boston
Los Angeles-based virtual server hosting provider Infinitely Virtual says it has opened up a new hosting facility in Boston, the second data center for the company. According to Infinitely Virtual, it has opened up the data center in Somerville, Mass., to complement the company's primary data center in Los Angeles. Size of the facility was not announced. Infinitely Virtual offers up cloud-based hosting of virtual servers, including SharePoint and SQL Server. Infinitely Virtual said the facility (More info...)

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