Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Media 2.0 w/Peter Csathy & Preccelerator Program Demo Day - May 18
Clear your calendar - It's going down! The Preccelerator Program Demo Day kicks off on May 18th @ 5:30pm, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. SAM Preccelerator Program is our meeting spot to showcase the Preccelerator's current class of all-star companies to investors and the start-up community. Followed by keynote speaker Peter Csathy, founder of Creatv Media and author of Media 2.0(17): An Insider's Guide to Today's World of Digital Media & Where It's Going.

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Hulu Launches Live TV Streaming Service
Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu has officially launched its new, live TV streaming service into beta, saying it will offer up more than 50 sports, news, entertainment, and kids' channels for $39.99 per month. The company said its Hulu with Live TV (Beta) service will also offer up to 50 hours of recorded storage, and two, simultaneous streams per account, and access to Apple TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android, and Chromecast. Hulu with Live TV includes live content from ABC, CBS, (More info...)

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Fifth Wall Ventures Launches New $212M Real Estate Tech Investment Fund
Venice, California-based Fifth Wall Ventures, a brand new venture capital firm focused on investing in real estate technology, announced this week that it has raised a new, $212M venture capital fund. The limited partners in the new fund include CBRE, Equity Residential, Hines, Host Hotels & Resorts, Lennar, Macerich, and Prologis, along with Lowe's Home Improvement and Rudin Management Company. The new fund said it will look to invest in "innovative start-ups developing technologies that will t (More info...)

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Infinite Electronics Acquires Businesses From Smiths Interconnect
Irvine-based Infinite Electronics, a supplier of RF components, assemblies, and wired and wireless connectivity products, said this morning that it has acquired Kaelus, PolyPhaser, Transtector Systems, and RadioWaves, from Smiths Group plc. The four brands were part of Smiths Interconnect's Microwave Telecoms business (SMT). Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Infinite Electronics said it was advised by KPMG in the deal; the company is led by CEO Terry G. Jarnigan.

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Alteryx Adds To Board
Irvine-based data analytics software developer Alteryx said on Tuesday afternoon that it has added Eileen Schloss to its board of directors. Schloss was most recently Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Real Estate for Medidata Solutions, and also has served in human resources for Apple Computer and Charles Schwab. ALteryx, which is led by Dean Stoeker, develops software used by analysts for mining data from data warehouses. The board appointment follows the recent IPO of the company (More info...)

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Share Your Opinions On Drone Technology / CSU Channel Islands Study
Dr. Sean Anderson and his students at California State University Channel Islands are conducting this survey on behalf of their ESRM 370 undergraduate class and their Aerial and Aquatic Robotic Research (“AARR”) Laboratory group. We are studying the current use of and attitudes towards Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. These devices are variously also known as UAV, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Remotely Piloted Systems (RPS), or simply “drones.” While the military use of these systems may often be what people think of when they hear about this technology, we are exploring the rapidly-expanding, non-military use of systems created by hobbyists, researchers, and private industry.

We expect to conclude this survey by late April of 2017 and subsequently post our results by early May to both our blog ( and our suite of social media outlets. Please check these sites in early May for our polling results or feel free to contact us with any questions. Our contact ( and links to our web sites will be provided again at the end of this survey.

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