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SpaceX Opening Office In Orange County
Hawthorne-based SpaceX is opening up a new office in Orange County, in what looks to be an attempt to tap into the area's deep depth of technical talent. According to the OC Register, SpaceX has leased just under 8,000 feet of office space in Irvine, and now is listing jobs for engineering positions in the location, including engineers in the areas of RF integrated circuits and ASIC design. Orange County has a large pool of engineers with similar design experience, drawn from such giants as Broa (More info...)

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Wag Launches Four Legged Presidential Campaign
In a far more civilized and enjoyable respite from this year's Presidential campaign, Los Angeles-based dog walking marketplace and service Wag says it has launched its own, Presidential-themed campaign, which seeks to let people pick a "dog president" in a national race. According to the company, its Wag! Dog for President campaign has celebrities like Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick, "Pretty Little Liars" Lucy Hale, and others urging fans to vote for their dogs. The winning dog's owner wi (More info...)

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Zingle Raises $3M
Carlsbad-based Zingle, a startup developing messaging tools that allows businesses to connect to consumers via messaging and texting, has raised $3M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Rincon Ventures and Crosscut Ventures. Zingle's products--which are currently being used in the hospitality, parking, food and beverage, and other areas--provide a dashboard and other ways to let businesses interact with their customers via texting. Zingle was founded by Ford Blakely. According to t (More info...)

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Surf Air Expands To Europe
Los Angeles-based all-you-can-fly airline Surf Air is in a major expansion of its membership-based air services today, saying that it has launched a European venture, Surf Air Europe, which will bring the same style of all-you-can-fly fights between London Luton Airport, Cannes, Geneva and Zurich. The new service will cost £2500 a month. Surf Air said it will also have weekend flights to Ibiza, and plans to expand to Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona next year. Surf Air says it now has 3,00 (More info...)

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DTS Snags Dolby, Investment Banking Vet As New Board Member
Calabasas-based sound and audio processing technology developer DTS has named a veteran of Dolby Laboratories as a member of its board of directors, the company said on Thursday. DTS said that Eric Cohen--most recently, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development for Dolby Laboratories, and now an independent consultant--to its board, and also as part of its Compensation Committee. Cohen was also previously Chairman of Via Licensing, which was an operating subsidiary of (More info...)

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