Friday, April 8, 2016
SpaceX Sends Another Rocket To Space, Finally Lands Rocket On Barge
Hawthorne-based SpaceX has successfully launched another mission to space--and most notably, has finally successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on its oceangoing barge. The landing try for SpaceX is the fifth time that SpaceX has attempted to land its rocket stage on its "ocean droneship", as part of its efforts to re-use the first stage of its rockets in future missions. If successful, reuse of components from that first stage would dramatically lower costs for SpaceX to sen (More info...)

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SnapMD Powers Telemedicine Effort For Konica Minolta
Los Angeles-based SnapMD is powering a new, telemedicine effort from medical imaging and printing company Konica Minolta, Konica Minolta said this week. According to the Japanese company, its Business Innovation Center division has launched a pilot in the area of telemedicine and virtual care. Financial details of the win for SnapMD were not announced. SnapMD is led by Dave Skibinski. The company offers up tools to allow for remote access to health providers via the web and mobile devices.

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Teledyne Acquires CARIS
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies announced Friday morning that it has acquired CARIS, a developer of software for processing and visualization sonar data and other information. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed by the companies. CARIS, founded in 1979, was based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. CARIS offers up bathymetry, seafloor imagery and water column data processing, and other geospatial software used for processing sonar data, used heavily in the hydrographic and (More info...)

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Evercar: Making EVs The Vehicles Of Choice For On-Demand Drivers

In the world of on-demand driving—such as driving for Uber and Lyft--one of the biggest costs for drivers it the cost of owning, maintaining, fueling, and cleaning their vehicles. What if there was a way to lower those costs, and make it easier and more profitablefor drivers? Los Angeles-based EverCar ( says it has done exactly that, by using both the inherent advantages of electric vehicles and experience managing large vehicle fleets. We spoke with Michael Brylawski, the CE (More info...)

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TeleSign Rolls Out Biometrics Technology
Los Angeles-based TeleSign, which provide mobile identification and authentication services and products, said this week that it has rolled out a new product which uses behavioral biometrics to authenticate users. The company said its new Behavior ID offering lets web and mobile applications measure and analyze a user's behavior, in order to provide continuous authentication of those users. TeleSign said the new tool uses keystrokes, graphical user interface interaction, and other factors, to he (More info...)

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Interconnect Systems Acquired By Molex
Camarillo-based Interconnect Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high density, silicon packaging technology, has been acquired by Molex, Molex said Thursday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Molex said it will use ISI and its team to strengthen its capabilities in the chip packaging market. Molex said ISI serves the aerospace & defense, industrial, data storage and networking, telecom, and high performance computing markets.

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CapLinked Links With Box
Los Angeles-based CapLinked, the provider of secure document sharing and virtual data room software, has linked up with document sharing service Box, according to the company. CapLinked said that it has joined the Box Platform Partners program, to aid in integrating both Box and CapLinked into its enterprise customers' workflow. Both companies provide secure cloud storage, however, CapLinked said its customers use the two products in very different and complementary ways. CapLinked's service all (More info...)

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DJO Global Loses CFO
San Diego-based medical products manufacturer DJO Global announced this morning that its CFO, Susan Crawford, has decided to retire from the company. DJO Global said it will launch a search for a new Chief Financial Officer. Crawford has been CFO of DJO Global only since March of 2014, and prior to that had been at Life Technologies and Covad Communications, among other companies. DJO Global is a manufacturer of orthopedic devices, including braces and other related products.

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Clear Capital Advisors Advisors Advises Extrameasures
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customized rebate programs, extrameasures offers Visa prepaid cards
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