Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tongal Ties With Nokia On Virtual Reality Film Project
Los Angeles-based crowdsourced content startup Tongal has linked up with Nokia, to promote the creation of a virtual reality film project through its program, the companies said today. According to the two, the new virtual reality project, Look Around You, will challenge creators to develop 120-second shorts that bring virtual reality stories to life. The two said that the three phase competition includes a concept, pitch, and video phase, with two filmmakers getting use of a camera and technica (More info...)

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NASA Awards Wyle Laboratories With $1.44 Billion Mars Mission Contract
El Segundo-based Wyle Laboratories, a provider of biomedical, medical, and health services, has been awarded a $1.44 billion contract from NASA, to support human spaceflight programs at NASA--to help enable the human journey to Mars. NASA announced the contract award on Tuesday, saying that the contract will support both research on the International Space Station and the agency's efforts to deliver humans to Mars. Wyle will provide services at NASA's Johnson Labs, as well as White Sands. Those (More info...)

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mTAB Acquired By Poplar Partners
Yorba Linda-based Productive Access, Inc., the makers of the mTAB survey analysis tool, has been acquired by investment firm Poplar Capital Partners. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The companies said they have formed a new entity, mTAB LLC, which will combine investment capital from Poplar and the technology from Product Access Inc. Alex Gelman has been named CEO of mTAB as part of the acquisition. Productive Access Inc. had been founded by John Doyle and Brad Hontz in (More info...)

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Rubicon Project Sees Healthy Growth In Q2
Los Angeles-based online advertising automation technology developer Rubicon Project reported some healthy growth in its second quarter. Rubicon said Tuesday afternoon that it had $53.0M in revenues, an 88 percent increase from the second quarter of 2014, when it had revenues of $28.3M. Rubicon said the growth in revenues game both from organic growth, and strategic acquisitions. Rubicon predicted revenues of between $63.0M and $65.0M in Q3 of 2015, with full 2015 revenues of between $246M to $2 (More info...)

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TeleSign Rolls Out New SDK
Los Angeles-based TeleSign, which provides two-factor phone- and mobile-based identity verification systems for many major Internet services, has rolled out a new software development kit (SDK). TeleSign said its TeleSign Auto Verify SDK helps mobile app developers streamline the account verification process, without the need for one time passcodes. TeleSign said the SDK is aimed at social, gaming, dating, Over-The-Top (OTT) and mobile commerce apps. The new SDK runs on Android phones. TeleSign (More info...)

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Cytori Names VP
San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals developer Cytori Therapeutics said this morning that it has named Jeremy Hayden as the company's General Counsel and VP of Business Development. Hayden was most recently at Volcano Corporation, where he was Assistant General Counsel. He also had served at McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP and Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. Cytori is developing autologous cell therapies from adipose tissue to treat a variety of medical conditions.

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Qualcomm In Patent License Deal On EV Charging
San Diego-based Qualcomm said today that it has inked a new patent license agreement with BRUSA, an automotive power electronics supplier. Qualcomm said the patent license covers its Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology, and allows BRUSA to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. Financial details of the patent license were not annouced, however, Qualcomm said the royalty-bearing patent license lets BRUSA develop, make and supply WEVC systems for cert (More info...)

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