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Next-Generation Ops: A FutureTalk With Google Cloud Platform’s Kelsey Hightower

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A Teachable Moment on Race

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It was signed into law 13 years ago by then president George W. Shouldn’t he protest in a different way?” I dunno. Would we be having the conversation?

Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego

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Not long after ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT ) acquired San Diego-based LonoCloud in 2013 , former LonoCloud executives Tom Caldwell and Hossein Eslambolchi met for coffee at the Specialty’s Café and Bakery in University City. Caldwell said they soon raised $600,000 from angel investors to start what would become CyberFlow Analytics.

Wpromote Launches Scholarship For Students In Digital Marketing

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Los Angeles-based digital marketing agency Wpromote said on Monday that it has launched a new set of scholsrships, which will go to students interested in digital marketing. According to Wpromote, the new scholarships--which will be awarded bi-annually--will total $3,000, with the first award in December of this year. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 19: Elon Musk Says Spacecraft Could Go Beyond Mars

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Elon Musk announces spacecraft could go beyond mars, Beats Electronics lawsuit continues, and Riot Unveils college League of Legends competition

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Fueling Extremism in a Wired World [ LOS ANGELES ]

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Nazis used radio; today’s extremists use social media. Then as now, new technology provides extremists with unchecked ability to spread hate and prey upon  disenfranchised audiences to realize their deadly agenda. This event will explore the tension between protecting free speech and limiting incendiary propaganda. Speakers.

IBM SmartCamp Pitch Competition

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Organized By: LA Tech Happy Hour. Website to register for event: [link]. Event Dates: 11/02/2016 09:00 am - 06:00 pm. Category: Founders. Networking.

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Workforce Trends, Economy, & More: Q&A With Alexandria’s Joel Marcus

Xconomy

For the life sciences industry, one of the largest landlords, and closest observers, is Alexandria Real Estate Equities. First, the real estate.

Why I Backed a 24-Year-Old Trying to Assess Human Potential

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We led a $4 million investment along with Thrive Capital, GLG and Sound Ventures. How does one come up with the right idea to start a company?

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 26: Snapchat Changes Its Name, Unveils Sunglasses with Camera

L.A. Business Journal

Snapchat changes its name and unveils sunglasses with camera, Disney in talks to buy Twitter, SpaceX test fires Mars rocket and more

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Who's Next For IPO, Acquisition In Southern California?

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Who else is on the possible exit list? Image courtesy N StJerna via Flickr. 1. The company has been rumored to be seeking an IPO since last year. 3.

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Tech matchmakers: how Bixel Exchange brings students and startups together

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Bixel Exchange. Blog type: Community. read more

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CyberTech Opens New “Entrepreneur in Residence” Program to 8 Teams

Xconomy

Darin Andersen, the busy-bee creator of San Diego’s Cyberhive, iHive, and xHive startup programs, says eight early stage tech companies have joined the co-working space he has been building out in Bankers Hill under a new “Entrepreneur in Residence” program. Our goal is to get them on their feet from a sustainability standpoint,” Andersen said.

srfr Launches Dongle-Free Mobile-to-TV Streaming

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Want to show your best friend videos of your amazing vacation to Bali stored on your iPhone? News mobile srfr streaming venice

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 23: SpaceX Rocket Explosion Investigation Makes Some Progress.

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX rocket explosion investigation makes some progress, IGN launches channel to cover virtual reality, and Gamblit Gaming adds racing game to casino floors

Report: Blackline Filing For IPO

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A report on Monday says that Calabasas-based Blackline Systems has filed for a confidential IPO, with an IPO coming as soon as next month. According to Reuters , citing "people familiar with the matter", said that Goldman Sachs is leading the IPO effort, which could value Blackline Systems at more than $1 billion. Blackline is led by Therese Tucker.

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5 events you can't miss this week

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Tech Transforms the Election Experience, From VR to Voter Registration

Xconomy

My friend Eileen and I are planning to “phone-watch” the first presidential debate together on Monday. See how it works here.).

INNOVATE LA 2016 (October 6-23) Calls for Events

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Are you planning an event October 6th-23rd that celebrates Innovation in Los Angeles County? Please make sure your event is included in the incredible line-up of InnovateLA events! Last year Los Angeles Innovation Week(s) saw 160 events unfold over 22 days in over 25 cities across L.A. County. If you are already planning something, terrific!

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 22: SGN Renames Itself Jam City, Acquires Rights to ‘Peanuts’ Franchise

L.A. Business Journal

SGN renames itself Jam City as well as acquires rights to ‘Peanuts’ franchise, ULA sends Pentagon letter criticizing SpaceX explosions, Tinder invests in Hey Vina!, and more

Estify Raises $6.3M For Auto Body Shop Estimate Software

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Agoura Hills-based Estify , a developer of software to help auto body shops creates estimates on repair for auto insurers, has raised $6.3M in a Series A funding, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Romulus Capital along with ff Venture Capital. Estify was founded by Jordan Furniss. READ MORE>>.

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5 Tips for Success in YouTube Advertising

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In Turnaround Saga, Ignyta Nears Crucial Phase in Cancer Drug Trial

Xconomy

As a tool for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, Ignyta’s technology failed in early 2013, Lim said in a recent interview.

TCVN Fireside Chat with Scott Jarus

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, September 29, 2016 -- Crowd-funding – Tales from the trenches: Observations from a combatant. Much has been anticipated about crowd-funding and its impact on capital formation. Is crowd-funding an effective strategy? What are the advantages and disadvantages. What are the costs involved in crowd-funding through Reg CF and/or Reg A+?

SGN Renames Itself Jam City, Acquires ‘Peanuts’ Franchise

L.A. Business Journal

SGN has renamed itself Jam City in a rebranding effort aimed at better reflecting its portfolio of games

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Snapchat Becomes Snap, Inc., Rolls Out Camera Sunglasses

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Venice-based Snapchat said over the weekend that it has renamed itself to Snap Inc. , as it rolled out a new, wireless camera integrated with sunglasses called Spectacles. According to a post by Evan Spiegel, the company decided to drop the "chat" portion of its name so that it can expand on the number of different products that it is developing.

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As VR's potential becomes more clear, Wevr leads the way with its original, immersive content

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Series: Virtual Reality Companies in Los Angeles. Blog type: Community. read more

Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

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Tealium, a San-Diego startup that provides online advertising tag management and marketing services for enterprise customers, has raised $35 million in a growth financing deal intended to expand its technology and market reach. Georgian Partners and Bain Capital Ventures, the investment firms that anchored Tealium’s $30.7 It’s been about data.

Biocom Welcome Reception and Fireside Chat with Dr. Ric Kaner of UCLA

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 -- Biocom Welcome Reception and Fireside Chat with Dr. Ric Kaner of UCLA. Fireside Chat with Ric Kaner, UCLA Kaner Lab AND Welcome Reception for Biocom Los Angeles! See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sam-and-biocom-present-fireside-chat-with-dr-ric-kaner-of-uclas-kaner-lab-tickets-27555165241.

Faraday Future’s Main Backer Receives $1B to Pursue Electric Cars

L.A. Business Journal

Le Holdings Co. of China, the main backer of electric car startup Faraday Future, announced on Monday that it raised $1.08 billion from a group of Chinese investors to develop an electric car. Le Holdings Co. of China, the main backer of electric car startup Faraday Future, announced on Monday that it raised $1.08

Report: Disney Eyes Twitter Buy

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Glendale-based Walt Disney Co. is looking at a possible acquisition of Twitter , according to reports. Twitter had been rumored to be looking to sell itself to Salesforce.com on Friday. Walt Disney apparently is working with an un-named investment bank to evaluate the deal. READ MORE>>. disney twitter merger acquisition rumor

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WRKPRTY @ Catamaran Street

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Organized By: wrkprty. Website to register for event: [link]. Event Dates: 09/07/2017 09:00 am. Category: Networking. Startups. read more.

Bio Roundup: Mylan Grilled, Duchenne Kids Thrilled, Zuck-Chan & More

Xconomy

Another biopharma executive went before Congress to explain drug price hikes. Unlike Martin Shkreli, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch actually answered questions. Elsewhere in Washington, the NIH chief warned about Congress’s inability to agree on Zika funding, and Vice President Joe Biden talked with Stat about cancer research.

How to avoid “death by meeting.”

Berkonomics

Imagine yourself with a calendar requiring you to be in six meetings in a day.  Day after day.  Slowly in many cases.  And expensively.