Monday, November 10, 2014
DogVacay Gets $25M More
Los Angeles-based dog sitting marketplace DogVacay has raised $25M more in a Series B1 funding, the company disclosed this morning, as the competition heats up for the "top dog" in the market. The new round was led by Omers Ventures, and also included GSV Capital, Science Inc., Foundation Capital, Benchmark Capital, First Round Capital, DAG Ventures and Sherpa Ventures. DogVacay is led by Aaron Hirschhorn, a former venture capitalist who came up with the idea with his wife, after they started th (More info...)

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Fullscreen Buys Rooster Teeth
Los Angeles-based Fullscreen said this morning that it has acquired Rooster Teeth, an online comedy and gaming community and brand, the companies said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Rooster Teeth provides content around live-action shorts, serial comedies, animation, podcasts and gameplay videos. Fullscreen said the buy will help it accelerate its expansion, saying the buy will enhance its merchandise and live events initiatives. Rooster Teeth is based in Austin, Te (More info...)

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Elon Musk Eyes New Satellite Venture
Elon Musk, the technology mogul behind SpaceX and Tesla Motors, is gearing up to develop a new startup, to launch its own constellation of satellites to deliver Internet access. According to the WSJ, the Musk is working with the founder of WorldVu Satellites Ltd. and former Google executive Greg Wyler to help launch around 700 satellites into space to provide Internet access globally, with those satellites being launched into space by Hawthorne-based SpaceX. No other details of the venture have (More info...)

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Blizzard Unveils New Team Shooter Title, Overwatch
Anaheim-based videogame developer Blizzard announced plans for its next big videogame late Friday, saying its new title, Overwatch, will be a first person shooter revolving around a team of heroes set in an technologically advanced, stylized future earth. Blizzard said it intends to begin beta testing of the game in 2015. Blizzard apparently had a playable version of the game running on a network of 600 PCs at its BlizzCon conference this weekend. The company said it has ramped hiring specifical (More info...)

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CALIENT Wins Ultra 4K Network Deal
Santa Barbara-based optical switch developer CALIENT Technoloogies reported a win today, with remote broadcast production company CP Communications. Calient said it has been selected to supply equipment to connect to a new, fiber-optic network supporting 4K ultra high definition television. Calient's products are being used by CP Communications for a new set of live sports and event broadcast production trucks, which are used at major sporting events for 4K television. CP Communications apparent (More info...)

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RealD Gets European Patent
Los Angeles-based 3D movie projection technology developer RealD is reporting this morning that it has been issued a patent in Europe, for the company's XL Cinema System. The company said European Patent No. 2067066, “Polarization conversion systems for stereoscopic projection" covers the company's system for creating a brighter image for 3D content in cinemas. The company says it now has more than 60 patents issued around the world.

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Vitesse Ramps Ethernet Support Strategy
Camarillo-based networking communications chip provider Viitesse announced today that it plans to ramp its Ethernet business, by having its field application engineers certified through an industry program. Vitesse said it intends to have its team of engineerins certified as MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (MEF-CECPs) by the end of the year, to help advance its "Ethernet Everywhere" strategy.

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