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California Lutheran University Names Executive- and Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Thousand Oaks-based California Lutheran University and its School of Management said on Monday that it has named both an Executive-In-Residence and Entrepreneur-In-Residence to the school. The school said Primo Custodio, most recently VP for Human Resources at NBC Universal, will become Executive-in-Residence for the business school, and Jim Cathcart, a motivational speaker and author, becomes Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Custodio is an alumnus of Cal Lutheran; Cathcart is the author of "Relation (More info...)

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Snapchat's Spectacles And Another, Untold, LA Startup Story
Venice-based Snapchat's newest product--Snap-recording sunglasses--is the result of the work of another, Los Angeles startup--Vergence Labs--which was quietly acquired by Snapchat back in 2014. Business Insider tells the story of Vergence Labs, founded by Erick Miller and Jonathan Rodriguez, and their roots at UCLA and Stanford.

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How Lensabl Wants To Make You Prescription Lenses, Without The Hassles
Do you need new prescription lenses, either for that fashionable new sunglass frame you just bought, or perhaps to update the glasses you already have? Los Angeles-based Lensabl (www.lensabl.com) recently launched a new service to help people with just the prescription lenses you need. Andy Bilinsky, Co-founder and CEO, tells us why the company is targeting prescription lenses--but not frames--with the startup, and why the company thinks prescription lenses are ripe for innovation.


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Atom Tickets, Disney Join On Exclusive Merchandise Partnership
Los Angeles-based mobile movie ticketing service Atom Tickets, and Disney said over the weekend that the two are in a partnership, which comes out of Atom Tickets' involvement in the 2016 Disney Accelerator Program. The two said that fans who buy movie tickets to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story via its app, also will get the ability to buy exclusive products through its mobile ticketing app and website. The two said those exclusives include a Star Wars hoodie, t-shirt, girl's shirt, and a limited e (More info...)

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LA Clippers Turn To Computer Vision, Software Analytics To Improve Shooting
The Los Angeles Clippers are turning to software analytics to help improve their shooting percentages, according to software developer Noah Software. According to the software company and the Los Angeles Clippers, it has begun using analytics software to help players in accurately tracking shots during practice, to use analytics to help iprove shooting percentages for the team. The new technology uses computer vision technology and algorithms to track where a shot originated from, whether or not (More info...)

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Online Black Friday Sales Break Records, Hit $3.34 Billion
Online Black Friday sales hit a record $3.34 billion, according to numbers tallied by Adobe over the weekend--a 17.7 percent increase year over year, the first time, sales on Friday were over $3 billion. According to Adobe, about $1.2 billion of that spending was made via mobile devices. Adobe said its numbers show the biggest winners on Friday were Apple iPads, Samsung 4K TVs, and Lego Creator sets. For both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, Adobe said more than $5.27 billion was spent online, (More info...)

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Synthorx Names Chief Business Officer
San Diego-based biotechnology developer Synthorx announced today that it has named Patrick J. Doyle as its Chief Business Officer. Doyle previously has served at Kinemed, Kareus Therapeutics, Syntaxin and Metabolex, and has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical R&D area, according to Synthorx. Synthorx is focused on developing novel protein therapeutics, and is venture backed by RA Capital Management, Avalon Ventures and Correlation Ventures. The company announced a funding roun (More info...)

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Q-See Expands Into Dashcams
Anaheim-based Q-See, a seller of branded IP security cameras and other related products, has expanded into the dashboard camera market, with a new dash cam. The company said its Q-See QGo Dashcam provides both audio and video recording, and records videos onto a microSD card. The company sells its product for $99.00. It's unclear if Q-See designs and manufactures its own products, or if it is rebranding technology from OEMs.

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