Thursday, May 12, 2016
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Technical Connections is Southern California’s premier staffing firm specializing exclusively in web, software and information technology professionals. With offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, TCI offers a full range of services including retained search, contingency placement, and short- and long-term consulting, to companies ranging from Fortune 100’s to start-ups.

Patagonia Partners With High Tech Fabric Startup
Ventura-based outdoor apparel company Patagonia has partnered with a startup developing a high performance, synthetic silk fabric, made out of natural proteins. Bolt Threads, which says it is creating high performance, sustainable fabrics created from natural proteins rather than hydrocarbons, announced the partnership along with a $50M, Series C investment on Thursday. The investment round came from Nan Fung, Innovation Endeavors, Alafi Capital, East West Capital, Foundation Capital and Founder (More info...)

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Evantix Acquired By Optiv Security
Newport Beach-based Evantix, a software-as-a-service provider of third party risk management software, has been acquired by Optiv Security, the companies said Thursday afternoon. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Optiv said it has acquired "substantially all" of the assets of Evantix, and will combine that technology into its existing third party risk services. Optiv, which provides cybersecurity services and technology, is owned by private equity investor Blackstone.

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USC Gets $200M From Oracle's Larry Ellison For Cancer Research
The University of Southern California has just received a huge, $200M donation from Oracle founder Larry Ellison, to create a new cancer treatment research center. According to the school, the donation will create the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC, a multi-disciplinary center focused on the prevention and treatment of cancer. The new center will be led by David B. Agus, professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

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Disney Kills Infinity, Exits Console Video Game Development
The Walt Disney Company is pulling out of developing video games, saying this week that it is ending its Disney Infinity console game business. Disney's Infinity games had tied together a console video game with toys, with interactive figures which changed and added different Disney characters to the Infinity game, modified the environment, added weapons or clothing, and more. Disney said that lower results in the sector led to the move, but did not provide many details behind the move. Disney (More info...)

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UCLA, Leica Biosystems Team on Digital Pathology Testing
The UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and lifescience equipment maker Leica Biosystems said this morning that they are in a collaboration around digital pathology. According to the two, UCLA will help validate a digital pathology offering from Leica Biosystems, through a team led by Dr. Scott Binder. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The two said that UCLA will provide quantitative feedback on current and next generation products intended to advance digital pa (More info...)

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Clearlake Capital Buys Vision Solutions
Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group announced this morning that it is acquiring Vision Solutions, a data protection, high availability, and cloud migration software. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Vision Solutions was owned by Thoma Bravo. Vision Solutions is based in Irvine. Clearlake said it was advised by UBS Investment Bank, Evercore, and Forosin the deal, with Vision and Thoma Bravo advised by Jeffries LLC. The transaction is being fi (More info...)

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SpaceX Dragon Returns From ISS, Heads To Long Beach
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, designed and launched by Hawthorne-based SpaceX, successfully returned to earth on Wednesday, splashing down 261 miles southwest of Long Beach with more than 3,700 pounds of cargo. NASA said that the craft splashed down at 2:51 p.m. EDT with NASA cargo and science and technology samples from the International Space Station. NASA said the Dragon spacecraft will now be taken by ship to Long Beach, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA. (Image: SpaceX D (More info...)

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