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Ixia Acquired By Keysight For $1.6 Billion

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Calabasas-based network testing software and hardware developer Ixia has been acquired by Keysight Technologies , in a deal worth $1.6 billion in cash, the two announced this morning. Ixia was advised by Deutsche Bank and Bryan Cave LLP in the deal; Keysight was advised by Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Snap Inc. Files for $3 Billion IPO; Discloses 158 Million Daily Active Users

L.A. Business Journal

Snap Inc., parent company of ephemeral photo-sharing and messaging app Snapchat, has made public its $3 billion initial public offering of its stock on the New York Stock Exchange

Bio Roundup: Travel Ban, Pharma in D.C., Biogen Splits, PCSK9 Wins

Xconomy

Folks had just clocked out last Friday when the Trump Administration announced a travel ban that threw airports around the country into chaos.

Don’t Let Anybody Tell You Not to Speak Up. Here’s Why …

Both Sides of the Table

Trump. You should all take him literally. Steve Bannon has said the media is “the opposition party” and “should just shut up.” It is an obligation.

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Snap Files For IPO

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Venice, California-based Snap Inc. , the parent company of Snapchat , has filed for its much anticipated IPO, saying in a filing late Thursday that it is looking to raise up to $3.0 billion in an IPO offering on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol SNAP. The IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J. P.

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Glaukos Names New COO

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San Clemente-based ophthalmic technology developer Glaukos Corporation says that Chris M. Calcaterra has been named its Chief Operating Officer. Calcaterra, who has been at the company since 2008, and has been serving as Chief Commercial Officer since he joined. He previously served at Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. READ MORE>>.

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 2: Westside Rentals Sells to CoStar’s Apartments.com

L.A. Business Journal

Westside Rentals Sells to CoStar’s Apartments.com, Flipagram Acquired by Chinese Company, L.A. Region Leads Nation in Business Startups, and more

Ex-Xerox CTO Vandebroek Named Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research

Xconomy

When I last spoke to Sophie Vandebroek in December, it was for a kind of exit interview as she prepared to leave her longtime job as Xerox’s CTO and head of its worldwide research organization. Re that last point—she seemed completely unsure. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Silicon Beach Networking Mixer

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -- Silicon Beach Networking Mixer. Every month we get together to network and mingle with local startup founders and their teams. aff=socaltech.

Ezoic Acquires AmpedSense

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Carlsbad-based Ezoic , a developer of advertising technology, announced that it has acquried AmpedSense , a developer of ad testing products for WordPress publishers. Financial terms ofthe buy were not announced. Ezoic said the acquisition will give it the ability to connect with more publishers and site owners. Ezoic is led by Dwayne Lafleur.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 3: 5 Challenges for Snap Inc. in Its First Year as a Publicly Traded Company

L.A. Business Journal

Five challenges for Snap Inc. in its first year as a publicly traded company, SpaceX test fires recycled rocket, Disney pays $100 million to settle wage fixing lawsuit, and more

Insurer UHC Will Cover Biogen Spine Drug, But With Limits And Proof

Xconomy

Another major U.S. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

New FLOWE Wind Power Tech in SoCal

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -- New FLOWE Wind Power Tech in SoCal. Clean Technology Council. FLOWE wind power uses spatial design to increase the efficiency of very small vertical turbine arrays. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/201728-flowe-wind-turbines-tickets-31145909253.

Snap Went From 600 to 1,859 Employees In One Year

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Among the massive trove of information in Venice, California-based Snap Inc. 's IPO filing on Thursday is the tidbit that the company more than tripled its number of employees in the last year, going from 600 full time employees on December 31, 2015, to 1,859 as of December 31, 2016. READ MORE>>. snap snapchat employment growth merger acquisition

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 30: Facebook Cloning Efforts Appear to Curb Snapchat

L.A. Business Journal

Facebook cloning efforts appear to curb Snapchat, Bouqs Co. raises $24 million, Amplify raises $10 million seed fund, and more

Still No Official Word From Biopharma Groups About Trump Travel Ban

Xconomy

Four days after President Donald Trump issued an order to temporarily ban U.S. It released a statement Monday from.

JavaScript- The Hard Parts

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, February 2, 2017 -- JavaScript- The Hard Parts. Learn JavaScript Meetup. This week for Javascript - The Hard Parts, we cover Callbacks and Higher Order Functions This includes how to handle or recreate the functions. See https://www.meetup.com/Learn-JavaScript/.

MSC Software Acquired For $834M

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Newport Beach-based CAD/CAM software developer MSC Software is being acquired by Stockholm, Switzerland-based Hexagon AB , in a deal worth $834M, Hexagon announced this morning. MSC Software develops computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development. READ MORE>>.

Market Preps to Snap Up Shares

L.A. Business Journal

Snap’s IPO could create a new pecking order among L.A.’s billionaires and tech companies

Drug-Hunting Startup From Scripps Attracts Celgene Alum, $50M Backing

Xconomy

A team of decorated academic chemists in San Diego have been working since 2014 on a biotech startup that aims to find new drugs faster.

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Upfront Summit 2017

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 -- Upfront Summit 2017. Invite only. See [link] (more

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NeweggBusiness Gets GSA Schedule Contract

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Los Angeles-based online technology retailer Newegg reports this morning that its B2B subsidiary, NeweggBusiness , has been awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract. The company said the contract will enable it to grow its revenues from agencies of the U.S. government. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 31: Snap Inc. Opens Up its Automated Bidding Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Snap Inc. opens up its automated bidding platform, Disney relaunches Club Penguin as mobile game, and Radish raises $3 million for serialized fiction stories

Cybersecurity in 2017: Goal, Illusion, or Oxymoron?

Xconomy

Nation-state actions, in the form of the assumed Russian interference in the U.S. terabits/second of data.

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About personal use of corporate assets

Berkonomics

It is no secret that the IRS looks carefully below the surface for personal use of company assets (including cash) in its corporate income tax audits. 

CompuVision Merges With Sagewood Systems

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Santa Barbara-based CompuVision , a managed IT services provider, and fellow IT services firm Sagewood Systems said late Tuesday that the two have merged. Financial details of the merger were not announced. Sagewood Systems focuses on the healthcare technology services area, and was founded in 1998. CompuVision is led by President and CEO John Hunt.

Equipment Financer Powered Up By Private Equity Firm

L.A. Business Journal

While helping a farmer harvest corn doesn’t seem like something the financial tech industry is clamoring to address, the rise of companies such as West L.A.’s Currency Capital proves online banking solutions are pushing further afield

Triton Digital Wins Connoisseur Media

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Los Angeles-based Triton Digital , the developer of advertising technology for the audio streaming market, reported that it has been selected by Connoisseur Media. Financial impact of the customer win was not announced. Triton Digital said Connoisseur Media will use it to stream and measure their digital audio content. READ MORE>>.

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NUVIZ Gets Funding For Heads-Up Display For Motorcycle Riders

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San Diego-based NUVIZ , a developer of head's up displays for motorcycle riders, has scored a strategic investment round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Pierer Industrie AG, the parent firm of KTM Industries, Husqvarna Motorcycles, WP Suspension and Pankl Racing Systems. READ MORE>>.

TakeLessons Rolls Out New Service, TakeLessons Live

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San Diego-based TakeLessons , which operates an online marketplaceto connect users with instructors in such areas as singing, piano, guitar, Spanish, and other areas, said this week that it has launched a new service called TakeLessons Live. The new service provides unlimited, live online group classes, via a monthly subscription. READ MORE>>.

FloQast Names Sales VP, Opens New Office In Ohio

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Los Angeles-based FloQast , which develops financial close management software, said this week that it has named Todd Ellwood as Vice President of Sales, and opened a new office in Columbus, Ohio. According to the firm, Ellwood will head the new office. FloQast is venture backed by Amplify.LA, Polaris Partners and Toba Capital. READ MORE>>.

SteelHouse Names New Bizdev VP

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Culver City-based online advertising software developer SteelHouse said this week that it has named Natalie Serota as its new VP, Head of Business Development. Steelhouse provides its software to brands, helping them with retargeting and prospecting campaigns through display, mobile, and social channels. READ MORE>>.

Nimble Connects Into Outlook On iOS

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Santa Monica-based customer relationship management (CRM) tool developer Nimble has wired up its tool to Microsoft Outlook on iOS, the company said on Thursday. The company's software provides detailed information and views on a user's contacts, including links to social profiles, work experience, and much more. READ MORE>>.

Qualcomm Launches $3 Billion Joint Venture With TDK

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San Diego-based Qualcomm and TDK Corporation announced Friday morning that they have launched a joint venture, RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. , to provide RF front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters for the mobile device, automotive, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. Qualcomm Global Trading PTE. READ MORE>>.