Monday, December 28, 2015
Surf Air: 2500 Members, 80 Daily Flights
Los Angeles-based Surf Air says it has now reached a total of 2,500 members at the subscription airline, double the number of members it had last year. The startup also said it now has a total of 80 daily flights between its 12 California destinations. Surf Air charges $1,750 per month for its most basic subscription, although it is planning to increase its subscription cost on January 1st. The details came from an email to prospective customers from CEO Jeff Potter. The numbers suggest the comp (More info...)

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What I Learned In 2015: Arteen Arabshahi, Karlin Ventures
As is a tradition for socaltech, we feature reflections on the past year from those in the community all during the last week of the year. For today's contribution, we have the thoughts of Arteen Arabshahi, a venture capitalist at Karlin Ventures (

What was the biggest news for you or your firm this year?

Arteen Arabshahi: While Karlin Ventures has had an excellent first few years as a firm seeing over 6 exits and making 40+ investments within 3 years, what was most excit (More info...)

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Qualcomm Inks Chinese Patent License
San Diego-based Qualcomm announced this morning that it is in a patent licensing deal with Chinese company QiKu Internet Network Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. According to Qualcomm, the licensing deal allows QiKu to develop, manufacture and sell 3G WCDMA and CDMA2000, and 4G LTE subscriber units for use in China. Financial deatils of the license were not announced. QiKu is a joint venture of Qihu and Coolpad.

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