Friday, December 19, 2014
FBI: Sony Hack Traced To North Korea
The FBI officially confirmed that it has concluded that the devastating hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment was due to North Korea, according to an official statement by the agency. The official acknowledgement of the U.S.'s conclusions had been widely expected today. The FBI said "North Korea's attack on SPE reaffirms that cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers to the United States" saying that "Such acts of intimidation fall outside the bounds of acceptable state behav (More info...)

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Kwikset Connects Kevo Smart Lock With Android Lollipop
Lake Forest-based door lock maker Kwikset---which has recently launched into the smartphone-connected door lock market with its Kevo smart lock--said Thursday that it has connected its door lock with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Kwikset said that users can now download a beta, Kevo app through Google Play, which allows users to control the lock via their smartphone. the company said it will continue to enhance performance and functionality of its official app, but will supply the new software for Andro (More info...)

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XCOR Claims Progress On Space Vehicle
Mojave-based suborbital spacecraft developer XCOR Aerospace claims it is making progress in bringing the company's spacecraft to market, saying it is moving towards its first flight. XCOR said it is making "rapid progress" towards final assembly of it spacecraft, and has attached what it says is a key part of its aircraft--the carry-through spar--to the rear-end of the Lynx fuselage. XCOR is focused on developing a two-seated, suborbital vehicle which will take humans to 330,000 feet. XCOR has b (More info...)

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Semtech Gets Wireless Module Win
Camarillo-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Semtech said this morning that it has partnered with wireless product company Link Labs, on a radio transceiver modules. According to the company, Link Labs has launched a low power, bidirectional radio modules for the 915 MHz ISM band and 868 MHz frequency band, which uses Semtech's LoRa long distance radio transceiver technology. Financial impact of the deal were not disclosed, nor were shipping volumes. The technology is aimed at (More info...)

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Yardi Names VP
Santa Barbara-based real estate and housing management software developer Yardi has appointed a new Vice President, focused on the affordable housing industry, the company said this week. Yardi said that it has named Boone Atkins as the company's new Vice President of Affordable Housing and PHA Sales. Atkins has previously served at Ernst & Young and RealFoundations, as well as CompassRock Real Estate and Milestone Management.

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