Friday, October 31, 2014
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Virgin Galactic Spacecraft Crashes, Kills One
In a major blow to Southern California's nascent space tourism industry, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed in testing over the Mojave desert Friday afternoon, killing one person. Virgin Galactic said the crash came after a "serious anomaly" during testing. Virgin Galactic said that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would be arriving in Mojave on Saturday morning to investigate the crash. George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic, released a statement saying that "Space is ha (More info...)

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Fandango Dangles Chance At A Real Flight To Space
Looking for your chance to make it into space? Los Angeles-based movie ticketing and information site Fandango said today that it is giving away the chance at a flight to space for film fans, as part of a promotion for the new film "INTERSTELLAR". According to Fandango, people who purchase a movie ticket to the movie using its service will be entered into a contest to win a trip to space on XCOR's Lynx Mark II spacecraft. The prize is worth $100,000. INTERSTELLAR features actors Matthew McConaug (More info...)

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Seedling: Creating A Brand Which Is Not Online, Or Offline, But Everywhere

Earlier this week, P.S. XO (formerly Moonfrye), the e-commerce company founded by Soleil Moon Frye and Kara Nortman, announced a merger with toy and crafting brand Seedling (, which was founded by Phoebe Hayman. The two renamed themselves Seedling, and announced a new funding round from Upfront Ventures. We spoke with Kara Norton and Phoebe Hayman about the newly merged company, and how Pinterest and mobile are a key to the company's business – and how the company doesn't thi (More info...)

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Soteria Intelligence Takes On Social Media Threat Identification
Los Angeles-based Soteria Intelligence said yesterday that it has launched a new, social media threat assessment service, to help find threats voice on social networks in real time. According to Soteria Intelligence, its service is aimed at identifying things like terrorist activity, celebrity death threats, threats of school shootings, and more by filtering through social media posting. The new company is led by Aaron Schoenberger. The company says its client include high net worth individuals, (More info...)

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HashAtIt Launches Hashtag Search Engine
Need to figure out who is using what hashtag where? Los Angeles-based HashAtIt said Thursday that it has launched a brand new search engine, which aggregates and allows users to find hashtags across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. The search engine works both on the web as well as through mobile apps, initially on iOS. The search engine revolves around hashtag "boards" which can be embedded into other sites or social networking pages.

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