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USC Researchers Develop Liquid Solar Cell Technology


The new technology--based on solar nanocrystals--were developed by chemistry researchers led by Richard L. READ MORE>>.

Milken Institute Global Conference

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 -- Milken Institute Global Conference. Set for April 29 through May 2 in Los Angeles, the 2012 Global Conference will bring together the diverse worlds of business, finance, policy, education, health, energy and philanthropy to come up with fresh solutions to the globe's biggest challenges. See [link] (more

Independa Raises $2.35M


The firm said the round included Miramar Venture Partners and City Hill Ventures. 1.6M of the funding had been announced by the company last September.

How to Build Winning Teams

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 -- How to Build Winning Teams. Keynote Speaker is Alexandra L. Kaplan, MBA, SPHR from Mark Kamin and Associates -Powerful teams are essential to productivity and accomplishment in business. Yet very often businesses and organizations have formal groups and departments, but powerful teams are missing. See [link] (more

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SpaceX Moves ISS Launch To May 7th


NASA said that SpaceX has delayed launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from April 30th to May 7th. READ MORE>>.

AudioMicro Expands Sound Effect Library


Online stock audio marketplace AudioMicro is expanding its library of sound effects today, saying this morning that it has added 100,000 new sound effects to its service through a deal with Sound Idea, a company which develops sound effects for the broadcast, post-production, and multimedia industry. READ MORE>>.

THQ Sells ValueSoft Division To Cosmi Software


Agoura-based videogame developer THQ has sold off its value PC software arm, ValueSoft , to Westminster, California-based Cosmi , the firms said this morning. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. ValueSoft, which is based in Chaska, Minnesota, distributes value priced PC games. READ MORE>>.


ViaSat Wins Deal In Saudi Arabia


Carlsbad-based ViaSat , the provider of satellite communications services, said today that it has scored a win with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ViaSat said the King Abdul-aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has selected ViaSat's high capacity, Ka-band satellite system for a national satellite data network. READ MORE>>.

Amgen Buys Turkish Pharmaceutical Company


Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said this morning that it has acquired Turkish pharmaceuticals firm Mustafa Nevzat Pharmaceuticals. Amgen said the deal is worth $700M in cash. Amgen said the acquisition will help to significantly expand its presence in Turkey. READ MORE>>. lifescience biotech pharmaceutical nevzat mustafa acquisition merger turkey amgen

Pasadena Angels Back Scientific Equipment Startup


The Pasadena Angels have backed developer of protein analysis equipment for the drug discovery and research market, investing $475,000 in a Series B for Wasatch Microfluidics , the group said this week. Wasatch Biofluidics is developing printing technology to deposit biomolecules on biosensor surfaces. READ MORE>>.

RainTree Oncology Gets $11.1M


San Diego-based RainTree Oncology Services , a provider of systems which help oncologists to purchase oral drugs, manage inventories, track prescriptions, and monitor patients, has raised $11.1M, the firm said late Tuesday. The firm said the Series B round was led by Robert M. Bass, and brings the company's total raised to $22.5M. READ MORE>>.