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USC Researchers Develop Liquid Solar Cell Technology

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

FundaGeek Looks To Help Researchers Find Crowdfunding

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Are you a scientific researcher, looking to help fund one of your research projects using crowdfunding? FundaGeek , the crowdsourcing site led by Dan Gutierrez, has launched a new portal site it says is specifically aimed at helping those researchers use the crowdfunding craze to address their research areas. READ MORE>>.

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

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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.

SBIR Source Launches New Research Tool

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Los Angeles-based SBIR Source , which maintains an online database of grant opportunities from the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, said this morning that it has launched a new product, GrantIQ. sbir source grantiq database small business innovation research grant funding READ MORE>>.

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JumpStartFund Takes On Crowdfunding, Advice For Research Startups

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JumpStartFund , which is based in El Segundo, opened up its service this morning to help use the wisdom of the crowd to move ideas, patents, and research from individuals, federal research labs, universities, and research organizations to the market. The site combines the crowd-voting aspect with crowd-funding elements, as well.

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 24: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Plans French Research Center

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans French research center, Warner Bros. Interactive to develop Disney’s “Cars 3” game, and Faraday Future hit with another lawsuit for unpaid bills

President Obama Highlights Caltech Energy Research

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The technology has the possibility of creating electricity producing power plants which could provide "zero CO2 emissions" power plants.

REC Solar Gets Research Funding

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headquarters in San Luis Obispo, said today that it has been selected to received $8.53M in grants from the Clean Energy Research Program (CERP), from the country of Singapore. recsolar research singapore funding cleantech solar energyREAD MORE>>.

Boosting the US Economy | Invest in Research & Development for Tax Credit

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As a result, these new companies will be able to revitalize the market with competitive high-tech products through intensive research.

uSamp, Kiplinger Tie On Market Research Panel

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uSamp said the Kiplinger organization has chosen the firm to power a custom, online market research panel under the Kiplinger brand.

FindTheCompany Launches Online Business Research Tool

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FindTheCompany , a new business research site started by DoubleClick co-founder Kevin O''Connor, launched out of beta today, saying that it has created an online resource to let users check on the reputation of a business before buying products and services, and to learn more about companies such as balance sheets, income statements, and more.

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Convertro Taps UCLA Anderson Professor For Research Effort

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Santa Monica-based online advertising attribution technology provider Convertro --which is led by serial entrepreneur Jeff Zwelling--said today that it has added UCLA Anderson School professor Sanjog Misra as the chair of a new research committee for the company. Dr. Misra will work in an advisory role to the company. READ MORE>>.

Mapp Biopharmaceutical Gets Up To $42.3M For Ebola Drug Research

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Department of Health and Human Services said that the grant comes via the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday. The U.S. READ MORE>>.

Arrowhead Research Names COO

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Pasadena-based Arrowhead Research , which develops biotherapeutics and other technology, announced today that it has named Bruce Given, M.D., as its Chief Operating Officer. Sandoz Research Institute, and Schering-Plough Corporation. arrowhead research executive biopharma pharmaceutical lifescienceREAD MORE>>.

Accessing Government Grant Funding for Research

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Friday, June 8, 2012 -- SoCalBio Workshop on Accessing Government Grant Funding for Research. See [link] (more

Acacia Research Names Two VPs

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Newport Beach-based Acacia Research , the technology patent licensing firm, said today that it has named two VPs. Acacia Research acquires patents, aggressively pursuing technology firms for IP licensing and patent infringement. acacia research patent licensing legal executiveREAD MORE>>.

U.S. Army To Recruit Dozens Of Researchers At New Campus In Playa Vista

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Army said Tuesday that it plans to recruit up to 70 researchers to a new campus in the growing center for technology, at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). army military government jobs playa vista silicon beach research researcherAccording to the U.S. READ MORE>>.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals Names Research VP

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Aliso Viejo-based Avanir Pharmaceuticals said today that it has named Dr. Joao Siffert as its Senior Vice President Research and Development. The company said Siffert will be responsible for leading all of the company's research and development activities. avanir pharmaceuticals lifescience research executive

Arrowhead Research Boosts Investment In Ablaris

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Pasadena-based Arrowhead Research said Wednesday that it has boosted its stake in Ablaris Therapeutics , a firm developing treatments for obesity.

UCLA Gets $1M From Raytheon For Research Center

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college university public engineering network research ucla raytheonRaytheon said Monday afternoon that it has committed to $1M in funding during the next three years, to establish a new center at UCLA focused on public safety network systems.

WiSpry Opens Research Office In Denmark

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Irvine-based WiSpry , which develops tunable, radio frequency (RF) semiconductors, announced today that it has opened up a new research and development office in Aalborg, Denmark. The new office is the firm's first internationally. Paladin Capital, Shepherd Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. READ MORE>>.

NantWorks Backs Genos Research

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Culver City-based NantWorks , the collection of companies run by biotech billionaire Patrick Soon Shiong, has backed gene sequencing startup Genos Research , the companies disclosed today. The company said it will give consumers the option to sell or provide their data to researchers for specific diseases, or for other uses.

Arrowhead Research Names Chief Business Officer

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Pasadena-based Arrowhead Research has named a new Chief Business Officer, the company announced this morning. arrowhead research executive chief business officerArrowhead said it hs named Brendan P. Rae, Ph.D., J.D, to the position, to lead the firm's licensing and business development efforts. READ MORE>>.

Arrowhead Research Inks Deal With Alnylam

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Pasadena-based Arrowhead Research and RNAi therapeutics firm Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that the two are in a collaboration and licensing agreement. arrowhead research alnylam license rnai biotech lifescienceFinancial details of the agreement were not announced.

Genomatica, Waste Management In Research Deal

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San Diego-based Genomatica , a developer of renewable chemical production technology and processes, has inked a strategic joint development agreement with Waste Management , the firms announced this morning. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Waste Management is one of the biggest waste hauling and recycling firms in North America.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Names New Research VP

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Ph.D., as its new Vice President of Clinical Research. aerie pharmaceuticals research executive medical lifescience kristine ericksonIrvine-based Aerie Pharma has named Kristine Erickson, O.D., Aerie is developing pharmaceuticals for treating of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye. READ MORE>>.

Merck Invests $90M In San Diego Research Group

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Biopharmaceuticals giant Merck said today that it is investing $90M in setting up a new, San Diego research organization, called Calibr. According to Merck, the new, independent not-for-profit will aim to accelerate translation of basic biomedical research into new medicines to treat disease, and will be led by Peter G. READ MORE>>.

BUZZMEDIA Ties For Brand, Influence Research

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Los Angeles-based content publisher BUZZMEDIA said this morning that it has tied with a research firm, to help mine its network of properties to help brands understand influencers and consumers. The company said it will debut the study in Q4. BUZZMEDIA operates an extensive network of music, celebrity, and other blogs and content sites.

Acacia Research Gets $12.4M Win Against Yahoo

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Newport Beach-based patent licensing firm Acacia Research Corporation has scored a major patent lawsuit win, this time against Yahoo! , the firm announced this morning. Tags: acacia research patent legal licensing lawsuit yahoo The firm said the judgment was signed Monday in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Wireless Technology Firm Opens San Diego Research Center

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According to the firm, the new West Coast Research and Development Center will help the firm tap into the region's ecosystem of innovation. diego expansion jobs employment wireless research interdigitalREAD MORE>>.

MarketCast Acquired By Kohlberg & Company

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Los Angeles-based MarketCast , a market research company providing research services to the global entertainment industry, has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company , according to reports. marketcast market research entertainment hollywood content merger acquisition private equityREAD MORE>>.

Report: Pokemon Go Now On More Phones Than Twitter

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Irvine-based research firm MFour Mobile Research says that the Pokemon Go phenomenon has now resulted in the new, augmented reality game passing up Twitter in installations on smartphones. pokemon pokemongo videogame nintendo twitter smartphone research mfour analyticsREAD MORE>>.

uSamp Becomes Instantly

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The company develops a sample service which connect researchers and marketers with consumers for consumer surveys, in addition to related tools. instantly usamp survey sampling rename research consumer Los Angeles-based survey and sampling provider uSamp said this morning that it has renamed the company to Instantly. READ MORE>>.

Happy Thoughts Spread Faster On Twitter, Says USC Study

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A new study, published by researchers at the University of Southern California , says that positive emotions are more contagious than negative ones on Twitter. negative positive twitter social spread tweet tweeting networking study research analysisThe study was published online at PLOS. READ MORE>>.

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j2 Global Fends Off Attack By Short Seller

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The report , from short seller Citron Research, called j2 Global a "nemesis for short sellers" and claimed J2 Global's stock will be in "single digits" over the long term, criticizing the company's business model. j2global global short sale business trading stock citron researchREAD MORE>>.

SuperMetalix Names Research Head

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Los Angeles-based SuperMetalix , a UCLA technology spinout developer super-hard metals, said today that it has named Dr. Kesh Keshavan as the company's Director of Development, to head up the company's research and development efforts. supermetalix research development metals metallurgy materials spinout ucla executiveREAD MORE>>.

Southern California Biotech Execs Take Stand Against Immigration Order

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The executives, in particular, cited a 2014 study that found 52% of the 69,000 biomedical researchers in the United States were foreign-born. biotech research industry america trump hitler immigration order executiveREAD MORE>>.

Protecting America’s Tech Prowess Amid the Hostile Rhetoric of 2017

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Along with that comes the responsibility of leadership in developing the consensus to make long term investments in research and education and manage them effectively. A lot of the technological innovation in the United States is done by recent immigrants who obtained their graduate degrees.

Amazon.com Challenges SoCal's Automotive Sites With Amazon Vehicles

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E-commerce giant Amazon has made a move into the automotive research area this morning, challenging such local automotive information providers like Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , Irvine-based Autobytel , Santa Monica-based TrueCar , Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , plus El Segundo-based CarDirect. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report

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angeles economy growth unicorn startup technology research valuationLos Angeles has 8 percent of all the "unicorn" companies globally, according to a new study released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. READ MORE>>.

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