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Virgin Galactic Sets Up New Location In Long Beach, Plans Hiring
Mojave-based Virgin Galactic has set up shop in a new location in Long Beach, saying Thursday that it has opened up a new, 150,000 square foot facility at Long Beach Airport, where it intends to fill a significant number of open positions at the company. Virgin Galactic expects the location to work on its LauncherOne effort, its project to launch satellites into space. Virgin Galactic said it will be holding an open house on March 7th as part of a career fair at the new location. Virgin Galactic (More info...)

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CurbStand: Looking To Create A Valet Parking Network
It's the wild, wild west out there when it comes to valet parking, with hundreds of companies, and not much brand recognition. Los Angeles-based CurbStand ( is hoping to change that, by offering up a mobile app which connects you with the company's network of CurbStand valet parking companies, which offers on-demand retrieval of your car, mobil payments, and on the valet parking operator side--lots of business analytics tools and reporting. We caught up with CEO Serge Gojkovic (More info...)

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Coronal Group Buys HelioSage Energy
Glendale-based energy investor Coronal Group said Thursday that it has acquired HelioSage Energy, a developer of utility scale solar power projects. Financial terms of the asset sale were not announced. Coronal Group said it has created a new company, Coronal Development Services LLC, adding more than 300MW of solar power projects to its portfolio, and another 1.5 GW of projects in development. Coronal Group is led by Jonathan Jaffray, and is backed by Panasonic. HelioSage was advised by Marthon (More info...)

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j2 Global Hits Nearly $600M In Revenues, Adds Former AOL Head Miller To Board
Los Angeles-based j2 Global, which runs both a long list of online, cloud-based services as well as owns publisher Ziff Davis and other online publishing businesses, has hit nearly $600M in total revenues, the company said late yesterday. The company also said it reached record annual revenues of $599M, a 15 percent year-over-year increase. j2 Global also said it has added former AOL CEO Jon Miller--now a partner at Advancit Capital--to its board, as well as revealed that it spend $143M in the q (More info...)

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TigerText Reports Big Sales Increase, Doubles Staff
Santa Monica-based secure messaging app provider TigerText, which is led by Brad Brooks, said yesterday that its annual sales grew more than 300 percent in 2014, and also doubled the size of its staff. The private held company did not disclose any financials behind those numbers or say how many employees it now has. TigerText did say that more than 500 million messages per month are now being sent using its platform. TigerText offers up a secure messaging app, which is being used in healthcare a (More info...)

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Emulex Names VP
Costa Mesa-based Emulex said Thursday that it has named David Williams as the company's new Vice President of Product Management and Strategy, for the company's Network Visibility Products (NVP) products. Williams was most recently VP of Strategy at the CTO office at BMC, and also had served at Gartner, AlterPoint, IBM Tivoli, CA, and Digital Equipment. Emulex is a developer of server and storage networking products.

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