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San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech

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—LambdaFabric, computer processor technology based on neurobiological principles that is intended to accelerate neural computing technology.

Shopzilla Sold To Symphony Technology Group

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Los Angeles-based Shopzilla , the online comparison shopping site owned by Scripps Networks Interactive , has been sold to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group. The firms said that Symphony Technology Group would continue and accelerate the growth of Shopzilla. Scripps bought Shopzilla in 2005 for $525M. READ MORE>>.

Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology

Xconomy

Ostendo Technologies, a Carlsbad, CA-based company founded in 2005 to advance curved screens and other innovative display technologies, has raised $41.8 In recent years, however, the company seems to be more focused on advancing its virtual reality display technology. million, according to a recent regulatory filing.

Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry

Xconomy

Privately held Synthetic Genomics was founded in 2005 by the human genome pioneer J. coli as a host organism. Scientists have used E.

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

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On October 24th tech enthusiast will come together to discuss the latest in Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming. Sponsors.

Local Corporation Names Sawtell President

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Sawtell is a Local.com vet, having been president and COO of the firm between 2000 and 2005. Sawtell has been COO since May. READ MORE>>.

Enevate Gets $24M For Battery Technology

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The firm says its technology "dramatically" increase energy density over conventional battery technology. The company said the funds will go to bring its first products to market and to accelerate commercialization of its technology. The firm said it was advised by Pantek Partners for a portion of the funding. READ MORE>>.

ELC Technologies Acquired By Pourzanjani, Rahmat

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Kamran Pourzanjani , the former CEO and founder of PriceGrabber.com, and Omid Rahmat , the former CEO of Tom's Hardware, have acquired Portland- and Santa Barbara-based ELC Technologies , the development firm founded by Jonathan Siegel. According to ELC Technologies, Rahmat takes the helm of ELC. He currently heads up BestCovery.com.

KnuEdge, Backed By $100M, Launches Voice Recognition Software

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San Diego-based KnuEdge , a startup which was founded by former NASA administrator Dan Goldin, said this morning that it has unveiled its voice recognition and authentication technology--which it has developed with $100M in funding. READ MORE>>. knuedge voice recognition software startup nasa goldin neural processing parallel

TeleSign Gets Patent

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Patent 7,945,034 for the technology behind its PhoneID verification technology. That technology provides information like phone type, geographic location, and other data as part of two-factor authentication processes. The patent was originally filed in October of 2005. Patent. According to the firm, it was awarded U.S.

Materia, BASF In Technology Licensing Deal

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Pasadena-based Materia , the advanced chemical technology firm spun out of Caltech, said Tuesday that it has licensed its metathesis technology to specialty chemical firm BASF. According to Materia, BASF will use the technology in research and development of certain specialty chemicals. Materia is headed by Michael Giardello.

SRS Labs Names Accounting Head

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Santa Ana-based SRS Labs , the developer of surround sound and other audio technology, said this morning that it has named Maria Oppegard its Chief Accounting Officer. Oppegard was previously Corporate Controller at the company, and has been at the firm since 2005. READ MORE>>. labs executive accounting

Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies

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What does Confident Technologies do? The Confident authentication suite of software, which also includes out of band technology.

Lenovo Purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion

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In 2005, Lenovo first burst onto the scene by acquiring IBM’s PC line, namely the brand recognition of the Thinkpad line. billion.

Microsoft Buys Telesign Competitor

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Microsoft said it is buying PhoneFactor, which provides phone-based multi-factor authentication, and will be integrating that technology with key Microsoft technologies like Active Directory, Windows Azure Active Directory and Office 365. Jillings sold one of his last companies, FrontBridge, to Microsoft back in 2005.

How to Avoid a Common Product Mistake Many Teams Make

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I’ve been involved with technology product design in one form or another for nearly 25 years and seen one mistake consistently repeated.

Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011

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The report--compiled by Ocean Road Partners--included both venture-backed and self-financed information technology companies. Green Dot's backers included Sequoia Capital, Total Technology Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. A new report released today tallies up $7.7 billion in liquidity was generated in the sector.

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How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper

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All of digital advertising today uses Flash as a foundation technology. started a company, Neoganda, in the digital advertising area in 2005.

Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign

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They started in January of 2005. To learn more, we caught up with Steve. For those folks, can you describe what TeleSign does?

FastSpring Gets Funding From Pylon

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The investment is the first, outside investment in the company since it was founded in 2005. FastSpring said that last year, its company revenue surpassed $95M; the firm has been ranked very highly in the last few years on the Deloitte & Touch Technology Fast 500, ranking #13 in North America in 2011. READ MORE>>.

3D Printing Redux: How Idealab's New Matter Wants To Bring 3D To The Masses

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remember, telling my friends and family in 2005 that I was working on a 3D printer, and their eyes would glaze over. Only if I talked to another engineer, would they understand what the technology was about. Talk about what New Matter is working on? Steve Schell: New Mater is aiming to make 3D printing accessible to everyone. Thanks!

After 20 years: Updating the Berkus Method of valuation

Berkonomics

Well, it had to happen.  But a lot of time has passed since then. Today, for me, that hurdle number is $20 million. The Method should allow for this.

Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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Funk initiated the study last fall to create an historical statistical analysis of the financial outcomes for the region's venture-backed information technology companies. Funk then focused the analysis on the 731 documented exits for the period 1995-2009.

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TCVN names new Chairman and President

Tech Coast Venture Network

TCVN, a nonprofit technology group, was founded in 1984 to educate and assist entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in Orange County and to connect them with money, advice and other resources to help their businesses grow. He is the founding Chairman of the Sheriff/Coroner’s Community Technology Advisory Council. Kevin B.

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StoryBots And The Future of Learning,With Gregg Spiridellis, JibJab

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Gregg Spiridellis: We were producing viral video hits in 2005. Gregg Spiridellis: Four years ago, we saw an opportunity to reinvent e-cards.

Steve Blank Discusses The Origin And Future Of The Lean Startup Movement

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He is credited with pioneering the Lean Startup Movement in 2005 via the publication of his bestselling, Four Steps To The Epiphany.

Morphlabs Raises $5M

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Damarillo is known for founding GlueCode, which he sold to IBM in 2005, Logicblaze, which he sold to Iona Technologies in 2007, and for founding Webtide, which was sold to Intalio in 2009. According to Morphlabs, the round was led by Japanese strategic partner BBT, as well as a private, Indonesia-based investor group. READ MORE>>.

TZ Presents 2013 Startup Forecast

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United Kingdom, and France, and has over 30 years of experience as a veteran of the technology industry. 24 7pm at  The ROC  in Santa Monica.

Gene Dolgoff's 3D Vision: Using Crowdfunding To Turn the World 3D

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Gene Dolgoff: After years of research and development, we have developed technology which converts two dimensional video to 3D. Thanks!

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

Both Sides of the Table

Fast forward to my second company.  I founded it in 2005 at the age of 37.  I had just moved back to the US from living in Europe for 11 years.  We had never purchased a house in Europe because we always knew we’d move home at some point. Tags: Pitching VCs Start-up Advice VC Industry startup technology vc venture capital

Hub 101 Talks. Dr. Beth Seidenberg, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

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Dr. Beth Seidenberg focuses on life science investing in digital health and biotech and works with entrepreneurs to develop companies with breakthrough technology for treating patients and improving the delivery of healthcare. Friday, January 20, 2017 -- Hub 101 Talks. Dr. Beth Seidenberg, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.

Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results

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We have strong theses in key technology areas. There was a meme that started going around LPs around 2005 that “I’m not sure LA is really its own venture market” and some LPs actually believed that. recently wrote about the three rules of sales. 1. Why Buy Anything ? 2. Why Buy Me? 3. Why Buy Now? Why Buy Me? Us, too.

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Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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I've invested in Thermark Technologies, I've invested in Evryx, where we worked together. That was five or six years ago, 2005 or so.

Will Cyber Monday Make Black Friday Obsolete?

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Black Friday is an important holiday for retailers who see huge numbers of consumers shopping for the holiday season. The Argument for Black Friday.

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TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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TVSync’s parent company Voible , has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005.

Kurion Signs New Licensing Deal In Japan

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Irvine-based nuclear and hazardous waste remediation technology developer Kurion reported another win in Japan on Wednesday afternoon, saying that it has licensed its GeoMelt virtification technology with ISV Japan, Limited and Daiei Kankyo. READ MORE>>. kurion nuclear hazardous waste vitrification geomelt japan international hazmat

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

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If you go back to 2005 and 2006 and look at a company which would have a $5M pre- then, it''s now $8 to $10M, all else equal. Now we have it.

StoryBots And The Future of Learning,With Gregg Spiradellis, JibJab

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Gregg Spiradellis: We were producing viral video hits in 2005. Gregg Spiradellis: Four years ago, we saw an opportunity to reinvent e-cards.

Why A Cellular Carrier Did Not Buy Skype - Watching A Big Dumb Company Fail In Real Time

InfoChachkie

billion caused me to recall an awkward meeting I had in 2005 with a particularly clueless group of cellular executives. doubt it.

Here are More Signs that LA Tech is Moving to the Next Level

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This was 2005 when I had no exits under my belt, no blogs … nobody was looking. And he’ll be heading the Business & Technology Group. I wrote a blog post on how to work with lawyers at a startup  nearly two-and-a-half years ago. It was very widely read. In that post I talked about how to select a law-firm for a startup.