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Raytheon Moves Headquarters From El Segundo

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In what is not a surprise for Southern California''s shift away from the industry, defense contractor Raytheon said Thursday that it is shutting down its business headquarters locations in El Segundo, and moving its Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business headquarters to McKinney, Texas. READ MORE>>.

Kite Pharma Opens New Facility In El Segundo

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Santa Monica-based biopharmaceuticals developer Kite Pharma has opened up a new, 43,500 square foot manufacturing facility in El Segundo, the company said today, to manufacture its cancer immunotherapy products. READ MORE>>.

Swagbucks Taps Shopzilla's Weinrot As COO

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El Segundo-based Prodege , the parent company of Swagbucks , has named a new COO, naming former ShopZilla executive David Weinrot to the new position. Weinrot had been heading up operations and business management for Shopzilla, heading up its marketing, product management, sales and operations functions. READ MORE>>.

iRise Rolls Out Free iOS App Prototyping Product

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El Segundo-based iRise , the developer of enterprise visual prototyping tools, looks to be looking to broaden the use of its products, saying today that it has released a free version of its tool to allow users to prototype iPad and iPhone applications. READ MORE>>. simulation prototoype application iphone ipad irise

Zadspace Raises $3.2M

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El Segundo-based Zadspace , the developer of on-package advertising products, announced this week that it has raised $3.2M in a funding round.

Mattel Partners With Stardoll

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El Segundo-based toy maker Mattel has inked a licensing agreement with online fashion game maker Stardoll , Stardoll announced today.

DIRECTV, Panasonic Fund 3D Films

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El Segundo-based satellite TV operator DIRECTV and consumer electronics firm Panasonic said Tuesday that the two will be funding six 3D films, as part of an effort to train filmmakers on 3D equipment. directv panasonic film production content hollywood satellite contestThose efforts are all tied to DIRECTV's n3D, 3D channel.

International Rectifier Buys CHiL Semiconductor

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El Segundo-based International Rectifier said Friday that it has acquired CHiL Semiconductor Corporation , a supplier of digital power management products, in a deal worth $75M in cash. IR said the buy will expand its technology position in the digital power market. READ MORE>>.

iRise Takes On Government Market

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Pricing on the new software was not announced by the company. READ MORE>>. irise government application prototype visualization visual

Fetch Technologies Raises $4.6M

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Fetch said its products are being used by such companies as Dow Jones, Reuters, McGraw Hill and Verifications, Inc. READ MORE>>.

AWR Links With Antenna Software

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are in a joint marketing relationship, and will connect their two software products via a new product called AWR Connected for Antenna Magus.

JustFabulous Lands $33M

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El Segundo-based Just Fabulous , a new startup spun out of Intelligent Beauty, the e-commerce firm headed by Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg, said this morning that it has raised $33M in a Series A funding round, for its "fashion styling" and fashion site. Simmons also has been appointed President and Creative Director of the site.

How ConsumerTrack Has Created A Growing, Profitable--and Mostly Unknown Business

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We spent time going out there and really talking to customers, doing primary research, and have our customers actually help us build our products.

International Rectifier Gets $100M In Credit Facility

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El Segundo-based integrated circuit maker International Rectifier said this morning that it has raised $100M in four year, senior unsecured credit facility. International Rectifier is a developer of power management ICs, used across a wide range of electronics products. The facility is at an interest rate of LIBOR plus 1.25

iRise Takes On iPhone Apps

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iRise's products are used by companies to mock up screen layouts and inputs for actual applications, to make it easier to develop. Keeffe III.

Interview with Damir Davidovic, NEOGOV

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New products we've launched include performance, onboarding, and backend HR functionality. What is Neogov? How did you come across the market?

Ace Metrix Gets $8M For TV Ad Analytics

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The firm, which is headquartered in Mountain View, also has operations in El SEgundo, and was founded in Los Angeles. The company said the new funding round will go towards accelerating growth, product development, and expansion into new markets. Ace Metrix is headed by Peter Daboll. READ MORE>>.

iSuppli Gets Focus From Japan Disaster

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El Segundo-based market research firm iSuppli , which is now owned by IHS, has gotten major focus in the last week and a half, as the electronics industry continues to figure out the scope of damage to supply chains from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. iSuppli was acquired by information publisher IHS in November. READ MORE>>.

Vantage Media Launches New Educational Marketplace Product

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The firm said it has launched a new, post-secondary school marketplace today, called Vantage Media SchoolSelect. READ MORE>>.

Stamps.com Buys ShippingEasy

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El Segundo-based Stamps.com said this week that it has acquired ShippingEasy , a developer of web-based multi-carrier shipping software product that helps e-commerce providers process, fulfill, and ship their products. Stamps.com said it would pay $55M in cash for ShippingEasy, which was based in Austin, Texas.

PCM Buys TigerDirect, Other Assets From Systemax

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El Segundo-based PCM , the IT services provider once known as PCMall, said it has acquired the business-to-business assets of Systemax's North American Technology Group. Those businesses include IT products brand TigerDirect. pcmall systemax tigerdirect merger acquisition electronics retailer products accessories

BridgeCo Upgrades Music Networking Products

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The firm said its new, JukeBlox 2.0 connections. READ MORE>>.

Cereplast Shifts Production To Indiana

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Hawthorne-based Cereplast , a developer of bio-plastics, said today that it is moving all of its R&D and production lines to Indiana, as it looks to reduce its footprint in Southern California. Cereplast is developing bio-plastic resins, an alternative to petroleum-based plastics.

iRise Rolls Out New User Requirements Software

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El Segundo-based iRise , which develops application prototyping software used for developing enterprise applications, says it has rolled out a new, user requirements management feature for its product. The new features are part of all of its subscription plans, according to the ompany. READ MORE>>.

GoGuardian Takes On Chromebook Management For Schools

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El Segundo-based GoGuardian , a developer of digital learning software, said today that it has launched a new product to help schools manage their deployment of Chromebooks. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. GoGuardian said it expects the tool to be available to the public in June. READ MORE>>.

PCM Opens New Data Center In Ohio

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El Segundo-based PCM , formerly known as PC Mall, said Thursday that it has opened up a new data center in New Albany, Ohio. PCM provides products to the business market, and has approximately $1.4 pcmall cloud hosting products PCM said the new data center is on 7.9 acres of land it purchase back in December of 2012.

VoiceVault Takes On Voice Biometrics With SDK

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El Segundo-based VoiceVault , a developer of biometrics technology, said this week that it has released a new software development kit to help developers add voice biometrics on their mobile apps. Pricing on the product was not announced. The 15-person company is led by Andrew Lawson. READ MORE>>. voicevault biometrics voice

Interview with Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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We felt we could win against extremely well funded companies by just having the best product out there, which is what Accordent was able to do.

Navitas Launches Gallium Nitride ICs For Power Conversion Market

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El Segundo-based Navitas Semiconductor announced the launch of its first product this morning, a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) power IC, aimed at the power electronics market. READ MORE>>. navitas gallium nitride power semiconductor converter electronics

PCM Powers Wi-Fi For Cincinnati Bengals

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El Segundo-based technology provider PCM reports this morning that it is providing the high density, Wi-Fi products for Paul Brown Stadium, the home of the Cincinnati Bengals. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>. wifi cincinnati bengals integrator technology extreme networks deployment

International Rectifier Acquired By Infineon In $3 Billion Deal

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El Segundo-based International Rectifier , the developer of power conversion semiconductors, has been acquired by Infineon , in a deal worth $3 billion in cash. Infineon said the deal would help bolster its expertise in compound semiconductors and drive greater economies of scale in production. READ MORE>>.

iRise Ships With HP

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HP Quality Center is a requirements management and testing software product. The firm did not release pricing details on the new product.

BridgeCo Wins Pioneer

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Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Social Media 101

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Learn about the basic apps such as Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin while also learning how Google Reader, Quora, and IFTTT can help you be more productive and find more clients! Experience a new co-working space in El Segundo as we will be hosted by the Action Factory. Thursday, August 23, 2012 -- Social Media 101.

Infrascale Raises $16.3M, Acquires Eversync

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El Segundo-based Infrascale , which provides cloud-based data backup, disaster recovery, archiving, and other services, said today that it has raised $16.3M in a Series B funding, and also acquired EverSync, a developer of cloud-based backup appliances. The funding came from Carrick Capital Partners. READ MORE>>.

iRise In Canadian Win

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El Segundo-based iRise , the software visualization firm backed by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners and Deutsche Bank, reported another win today.

iSuppli Acquisition Completes

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The acquisition of El Segundo-based iSuppli , worth $95M, has completed, according to acquiring firm IHS Inc. iSuppli is a provider of analyst services for the consumer electronics and other industries, and is well known for their tear-downs of electronic products. The acquisition had originally been announced on November 2nd.

iSuppli Acquired By IHS

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El Segundo-based iSuppli , the electronics research and analysis firm headed by Derek Lidow, has been acquired by IHS , a publisher and provider of a wide range of research services. According to IHS, the acquisition will complement its existing IHS Product Design and Supply Chain business. READ MORE>>.

iRise Connects Into SAP

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The firm said iRise for SAP Solutions v2.0 helps business analysts to visualize their SAP projects. READ MORE>>.

Mattel Launches Online Shopping Site

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El Segundo-based toy maker Mattel has jumped into the online shopping market, saying today that the firm has launched MattelShop.com , an online site offering the firm's products. The site also includes a Twitter account and YouTube videos.