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SCE Takes Aim At Solar Users With Steep Delivery Charge
Think you're saving money and helping the environment by putting those solar panels on your house? Maybe not saving as much money--thanks to Southern California Edison, which told its utility users this morning that it will soon be charging a minimum of $10 in "delivery charges" to all of its customers, if they fail to spend $10 a month on electricity. SCE--which claims the rate change is "not just those with solar"--said the change is designed to collect "a portion" of the fixed costs of provid (More info...)

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Interview with Brett Crosby and Brew Johnson, PeerStreet

Earlier this week, Manhattan Beach-based PeerStreet ( announced the launch of its online lending marketplace for real estate, plus a $6.1M in a funding round. We sat down with Brett Crosby (who founded Urchin Software, the company which became Google Analytics) and Brew Johnson, the co-founders of the company, to learn more about the company and what it's working on. Photo: Brew Johnson on left, Brett Crosby on right.

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Aira.IO Finds Seed Funding To Assist The Blind Using Google Glass
La Jolla-based Aira.IO, a developer of software tools which use Google Glass to help the blind and low-vision individuals, has raised $790,000 in a seed funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Lux Capital and ARCH Venture Partners,a long with futurist Ray Kurzweil and blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayor. Aira.IO develops software which runs on Google Glass, and providing additional information to blind or sight impaired individuals, including navigation hints, identifyi (More info...)

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Mojix Names New CEO
Los Angeles-based RFID technology developer Mojix said this morning that it has named Dan Doles as its new President and CEO, replacing longtime founder and CEO Dr. Ramin Sadr. Doles was most recently Director of Connexive, which he had co-founded in 2009, and also had served as President and CEO of WhereNet, along with time at Zebra Technologies, PeopleSoft, Red Pepper Software, and Ernst & Young. According to Mojix, co-founder Sadr will continue to serve on the board of directors, and help the (More info...)

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Newegg Again Eyes All Of November For Holiday Discounts
Los Angeles-based electronics e-commerce giant Newegg is again planning to ramp up its holiday deal activity for the entire month of November, the company said this morning, with a steady stream of special deals the entire month. Newegg--which calls its efforts "Black November"--has been using the entire month for discounts on items for the seventh year, although the company does say it will also be offering "massive price cuts" and special deals on the usual frenzied "Black Friday" shopping day (More info...)

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