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Gatsby Takes On Shopping Cart Abandonment, Social Sharing
Is there a way to fix both shopping cart abandonment--and also boost your online store's social reach? A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Gatsby, thinks so, with the launch of a new tool to both improve conversions--and get some social exposure, at the same time. Gatsby said it has launched a new partnership and customer in Helix Sleep, an online personalized mattress company. Gatsby's software presents shoppers with a personalized discount--in the case of Helix Sleep, often a very significant di (More info...)

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NASA Targets Next Friday For SpaceX Delivery Mission
NASA has announced the next date for a resupply mission from Hawthorne-based SpaceX, and is targeting an April 8th launch of the SpaceX Dragon from Cape Canaveral. NASA said the launch, targeted for 4:43 p.m. EDT on April 8th, will carry science research, crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory in support of the Expedition 47 and 48 crews. SpaceX will also carry an inflatable, habitat module for the ISS from Bigelow Aerospace, and also return biological samples from astronauts. The (More info...)

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Burner Launches New Version Of Temporary Phone Number App
Los Angeles-based Burner has rolled out a big update to the company's app, which lets users create and use temporary phone numbers on the fly. According to the company, the software now supports auto archiving of text messages and contacts into Google Sheets; VoIP calling support; connection to Slack; and new support for developers, to support connecting the app to platforms like Zapier and IFTTT. Burner is led by Greg Cohn, and is venture backed by Founder Collective, Venrock, 500 Startups, Ten (More info...)

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Chrome River Extends Reach In Europe
Los Angeles-based expense management and invoice processing software developer Chrome River is expanding its footprint in the EMEA, with a new alliance with a London-based consulting firm, Meridian Global Services. Chrome River said the alliance will help its in growth across the EMEA. Meridian Global Services provides international VAT and travel and expense compliance and consulting services, and serves over 15,000 clients, according to Chrome River. The two said they already share a number of (More info...)

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Semtech Picks Up Design Win In Cattle Tracking System
Camarillo-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Semtech says it has scored a design win with in a "smart agriculture" application, with its LoRa wireless RF technology. According to Semtech, its technology has been selected by Quantified Ag, as part of a system for tracking cattle on feedlots. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Semtech said its LoRa products are being included as part of a connected health tracker, which attaches to the ear tag of cattle.

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Yardi Gets Win In Singapore
Santa Barbara-based real estate management software developer Yardi Software said late Wednesday that it has scored a win in Singapore, with real estate investor ZACD Group. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. ZACD Group manages 32 development projects in Singapore.

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Cal State Channel Islands 2016 UAV Poll
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