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AttackIQ Lands $8.8M For Security Validation Tools
San Diego-based AttackIQ, a developer of continuous security validation tools for the cybersecurity market, has raised $8.8M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Index Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Telstra Ventures. According to the company, it will use the new funding for partner, sales, and marketing initiatives, plus for building out its services and engineering team. Stephan Chenette is CEO of AttackIQ.

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SpaceX May Deliver Audi Lunar Rover To The Moon
PT Scientists, a German team which is competing as part of the Google Lunar X Prize--one of the competitions run by the Los Angeles-based XPrize Foundation--says that it is likely that SpaceX will deliver a lunar rover, based on the electric powertrain used in Audi's electric vehicles--to the moon, for the company. PT Scientists, based in Germany, said it had not yet confirmed that SpaceX will be the company to launch its lander vehicle on the moon, in a launch effort through space payload broke (More info...)

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Solarflare Raises $22.2M More
Irvine-based Gigabit Ethernet semiconductor developer Solarflare Communications has raised $22.2M more in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm on Tuesday. Details on that funding have not been announced by the company, whose investors include Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, and Miramar Venture Partners.

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Interview with Gladys Kong, UberMedia

It's the age of smartphones and mobile data, where there are now apps gathering an immense amount of information about where we are, what stores we visit, and what we are doing. How do you make sense of all that data and actually help it to drive business decisions? Pasadena-based UberMedia ( is taking that data, and sorting through it to help businesses. We interviewed Gladys Kong, the CEO of UberMedia, to learn more about what the company is doing, and how it's using mobil (More info...)

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Cireson Acquires Skylon Software
San Diego-based software developer Cireson, a developer of software for the Microsoft Cloud and System Center, said today that it has acquired Skylon Software, a Danish company developing software for Microsoft Configuration Manager. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Skylon Software's founder, Flemming Appelon Christiansen, has joined Cireson as part of the acquisition.

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Snapchat Rolling Out New Augmented Reality Lens For Underworld: Blood Wars
Venice-based Snapchat will be rolling out a new, 3D interactive lens for the service, as part of a tie in to the upcoming film Underworld: Blood Wars. According to Snapchat and Screen Gems, thec ompany behind the upcoming action/horror film, they will create the first ever sponsored, interactive 3D Lens, which will place Snapchatters inside an Underworld-themed environment. The lens uses Snapchat's augemented reality features to place users into a 3D augmented world based on Underworld's vampire (More info...)

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Cubic Buys Vocality International
San Diego-based Cubic said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Vocality International, a provider of embedded technology used in the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) industry. Cubic said it is paying $10M for Vocality. Vocality was headquartered in Shackleford, United Kingdom, and serves the European market. Cubic is a contractor for the defense and transportation market. Vocality provides a embedded technology w (More info...)

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DTS Rolls Out DTS:X Audio On Jason Bourne Films
Calabasas-based audio technology developer DTS announced this morning that it is expanding the number of titles that include its DTS:X and DTS Headphone:X technology, with a deal to use the encoding format with the new collection of Jason Bourne films on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD. The company said Universal Pictures Home Entertainment's new release of Jason Bourne, due out on December 6th, uses its new DTS:X for audio encoding. The DTS technology provides better replication and placement of sound, (More info...)

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