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Domain Registry Company XYZ Gets Permission to Sell Domains in China

L.A. Business Journal

Domain registry company XYZ Inc. has been granted permission by the Chinese government to sell its dot-xyz domain suffix in China, potentially opening up a huge market to the Santa Monica startup. XYZ has sold more than 6 million dot-xyz domains globally. The firm has exclusive rights from Internet Corp.

Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Read More.

AttackIQ, Which Makes Tools to Assess Cybersecurity, Raises $8.8M

Xconomy

San Diego-based AttackIQ, a cybersecurity startup providing a Web-based platform for assessing network defenses, has finally closed its Series A round of founding, after raising a total of $8.8 million over the past three years, according to co-founder and CEO Stephan Chenette. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Somabar Snags $1.5M For Robotic Bartender

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Los Angeles-based Somabar , which is developing a robotic bartender which automatically mixes cocktails for you, has raised $1.5M in a bridge funding round, according to lead investor the Tech Coast Angels. Somabar currently is in pre-ordering for its Wi-Fi connected, smartphone-enabled appliance designed for home kitchens. READ MORE>>.

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Rewind/Unwind: A Digital Video Soiree Hosted by LA Digital Video Group (2016-12-13)

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -- Rewind/Unwind: A Digital Video Soiree Hosted by LA Digital Video Group. Rewind and unwind at our digital video industry mixer! Our VIP panelists will share their hot takes on the year that was in online video and digital media in general. Join us for lively opinions, refreshments, and games.

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Interview with Gladys Kong, UberMedia

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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? Gladys Kong: UberMedia today is an ad and technology solutions company. Thanks!

Crowd Invest Summit

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, December 8, 2016 -- Crowd Invest Summit. The first ever Crowd Invest Summit will debut December 7-8, 2016 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California. See https://www.crowdinvestsummit.com/.

How to network like a ninja

Berkonomics

Outgoing, full of creative ideas, and certainly the best person to teach us how, here is Kim on networking… By Kim Shepherd . Small world.

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 2: Bam Ventures Launches Incubator for Brian Lee’s Ideas

L.A. Business Journal

Bam Ventures launches incubator for Brian Lee’s ideas, Bankrupt Nasty Gal may have a suitor, Annapurna Pictures launches video game division, and more

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Bio Roundup: CAR-T Ups & Downs, Lilly’s Failure, Myeloma & More

Xconomy

We’ve packed some extra stuffing into the roundup this week to account for some burnt turkey delivered by biopharma in the few days before Thanksgiving—starting with Eli Lilly’s failed gamble in Alzheimer’s disease. Lilly wasn’t alone, however.

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OpenX Names CFO, Chief People Officer

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Los Angeles-based programmatic advertising marketplace operator OpenX announced this morning that it has made two major executive hires, to support growth at the company. OpenX said it has named Eric W. Muhlheim as its new Chief Financial Officer, and named Laura Revenko as its Chief People Officer. READ MORE>>.

WITI Holiday Mix and Mingle!

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, December 8, 2016 -- WITI Holiday Mix and Mingle! Please join WITI Los Angeles for a Holiday MandM (Mix and Mingle)! relaxing evening of networking event to celebrate the wonderful year WITI Los Angeles has shared with all of you! Many families live in poverty and are unable to provide gifts for their Children! See [link] (more

ASH Roundup: CAR-T Shuffle, Hemophilia Updates, Checkpoint Progress & More

Xconomy

Two years ago at the American Society of Hematology conference, excitement, not blood, was running in the streets of San Francisco.

Brushing Aside Critics, House Votes in Landslide for Cures Act

Xconomy

By a 392 to 26 vote, the U.S. The bill now moves to the Senate, where the Republican leadership has promised a swift vote.

With Cowboys’ Backing, Blue Star Set to Boost Sports Startups

Xconomy

Dallas —Partners with a deep well of subject matter expertise and capital are on the top of any entrepreneur’s wish list. Now an accelerator tailored to sports technology startups might be giving those founders a connection to the ultimate in sports and marketing royalty: the Dallas Cowboys.

DTS Rolls Out DTS:X Audio On Jason Bourne Films

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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. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 1: SpaceX Aims to Resume Flights on Dec. 16

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX aims to resume flights on Dec. 16, Breitbart hits back against boycotting advertisers, and 21st Century Fox invests in augmented and virtual reality glasses company

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 30: Snapchat Shuts Down Story Explorer Feature

L.A. Business Journal

Snapchat shuts down Story Explorer feature, SpaceX to carry private rover to moon, and tronc Inc. Director Michael Ferro stocks up on additional shares

Germany’s Software AG Adds Analytic Tools with Zementis Buyout

Xconomy

Software AG, a German software giant with 4,300 employees, has acquired San Diego-based Zementis, a specialist in machine learning and data science. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a statement Friday, after the acquisition closed last week. While we were ahead of our time when we started, now it’s become mainstream.”

Connect Hands Out 8 Most Innovative New Product Awards

Xconomy

Connect, the San Diego nonprofit supporting local innovation and entrepreneurship, handed out its Most Innovative New Product Awards at a dinner last night in La Jolla—recognizing innovations that range from an inflatable satellite antenna to a mobile app for art museums. There was no William W. Otterson award winner this year.

At Late-Night ASH Talk, Juno Execs Look Beyond Stalled “Rocket” Trial

Xconomy

Juno Therapeutics is still mulling next steps for its lead product, an experimental cancer immunotherapy now stuck in limbo because five of 68 adult leukemia patients in its current study, a clinical trial called “Rocket,” have died from severe brain swelling caused by the treatment. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

An Innovation Snapshot of Medellin, Colombia

Xconomy

The plane is surprisingly not full and my fellow passengers, primarily Hispanics, are in a sleepy good mood. It is the only city in Colombia.

SpaceX May Deliver Audi Lunar Rover To The Moon

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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. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 6: J2 Global Acquires Everyday Health for $465M

L.A. Business Journal

J2 Global acquires Everyday Health for $465 million, Aerovironment charger is official accessory to Chevy Bolt EV, and Heal Adds Dick Gephardt to board

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Silicon Beach Report Dec. 5: Snapchat Avoids Fake News with Editorial Team

L.A. Business Journal

Snapchat avoids fake news with editorial team, Atom Tickets adds famous film makers to advisory board, and domain registry company XYZ gets permission to sell domains in China

RAM shift phase 2

Xconomy

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Harman Backs Heads Up Display Maker Navdy

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Automotive audio and entertainment systems maker Harman , which has a significant number of its businesses in Southern California, has made a strategic investment in Navdy , a developer of after-market, heads-up and augmented reality devices for the automotive market. Size of the investment was not announced. READ MORE>>.

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AeroVironment Selected By General Motors For New Bolt EV Charging

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Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment , which develops both unmanned aerial vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations, has scored a win with General Motors. The company said on Tuesday afternoon that its EVSE-RS charging station has been selected as the official home charging station for GM's new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. READ MORE>>.

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Napkin Finance Targets Life Events With Financial Advice

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Los Angeles-based Napkin Finance , the startup which is distilling a lot of difficult-to-understand, but important, financial topics onto simple, "napkin"-like, one page graphical explanations, has made an expansion to its site to cover life events. READ MORE>>. napkin finance financial literacy tools graphics help marriage fintech education

Ingram Micro Acquired By HNA Group In $6 Billion Deal

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Irvine-based Ingram Micro and Chinese company HNA Group said this morning that the $6 billion acquisition of Ingram Micro by HNA Group's subsidiary, Tianjian Tianhai Investment Company, Ltd., has completed. Tianjin paid $38.90 per share in cash for Ingram Micro. The deal had been announced earlier. READ MORE>>.

PSI Services Acquires Computer Assisted Testing Services

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Burbank-based PSI Services , which provides professional testing services, said today that it has acquired Computer Assisted Testing Services (CATS). Financial terms of the buy were not announced. CATS provides computer-based examinations for organizations in the licensing and certification testing area. READ MORE>>.

GE Spins Out New Startup, Menlo Micro, In Irvine, With $18.7M In Funding

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GE Ventures , the venture capital arm of GE , says it has spun out a new startup in Irvine called Menlo Micro. The spinout of GE's Global Research Center is focused on electronic switching technology. As part of the spinout, Menlo Micro has raised $18.7M in a funding round, which came from Microsemi, Corning, Paladin Capital Group, and GE Ventures.

Heal Raises $14.8M, Names Richard Gephardt To Board

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Santa Monica-based Heal , the startup which provides on-demand, doctor house calls to patients, has raised $14.8M in a Series B funding, and added former House Majority and Minority Leader and U.S. Presidential Candidate, Richard Gephardt, to its board of directors. The Series B funding came from Fidelity Management and Research Company.

LogicMonitor Signs Quora, Ted Baker

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Santa Barbara-based IT infrastructure monitoring software developer LogicMonitor said on Monday that it has signed up Quora and Ted Baker as customers. Financial impact of the customer wins were not announced. The company is backed by Providence Equity Partners. READ MORE>>. logicmonitor quora baker infrastructure monitoring software