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Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry

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natriegens has the fastest growth rate of any known organism, reproducing at a rate that doubles in less than 10 minutes. coli as a host organism.

Yuneec Rolls Out Flying, HD Selfie Camera, Beats Lily To Market

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Yuneec , the Chinese flying drone developer which has its U.S. headquarters in Ontario, California, has rolled out a new drone today--the Breeze, which it calls a "flying camera". The new drone--which costs $499.99--is specifically designed to take aerial photos and videos of consumers, for sharing on social media. READ MORE>>.

What it's really like to intern for an LA tech company

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ZestFinance;dammydommydimmy;The Honest Company;dammydommydimmy;PatientPop;dammydommydimmy;Sidebench;dammydommydimmy;Thrive Market. read more

Good Gawd: Unconventional Startup Wisdom From The Hardest Working Man In Show Business

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. James proved the record industry experts wrong, on both counts. Forget it. Radio And Baseball.

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Cyberattacks Click With Criminals

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Ransomware attack on medical center may have nursed cybercriminals’ interest in such hacks

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Duchenne Lessons: Advocates For Rare Spinal Disease Have Eyes on FDA

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Heather and Jessica Tomko will tell you that they’re nothing alike. They’ve got different interests, different tastes in movies, television, and music.

Interview with Lior Elazary, Invia Robotics

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As e-commerce continues to grow, one part of that business, one area continues to be a very difficult area to scale efficiently--the labor intensive, back end warehouse, shipping, and fulfillment operation. What does your robotics system do and how does it work? Lior Elazary: What we have is a robotics system for the fulfillment industry. Thanks!

Betagig becomes a leading job shadowing platform in Los Angeles

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Betagig. Blog Thumbnail: As summer comes to a close, and students are getting ready to embark on a new school year, the question "What am I going to do with my life?" " becomes more prevalent. read more

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

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I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. loved it in so many ways. Yet J.D. In each case J.D.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 25: Apple Making Snapchat Clone

L.A. Business Journal

Apple making Snapchat clone, Hyperloop Transportation’s novel approach, and RockYou buys Fanbread

Bio Roundup: Mylan’s Shock, Hillary’s 3%, Duchenne Lessons & More

Xconomy

It was the tweet heard around the biotech world, again. No surprise, Shkreli weighed in during the media frenzy with support for Mylan. Morgan party.

24Hr HomeCare Teams With Uber For Rides For Aging Adults

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Laguna Beach-based in-home care provider 24Hr HomeCare said Thursday that it has partnered with Uber , to offer up transportation for aging adults. According to 24Hr HomeCare, the new service does not require Uber's mobile app--but is instead coordinated through the care provider via phone and 24Hr's existing RideWith24 service. READ MORE>>.

2 LA startups bring in a combined $9M

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GOAT;dammydommydimmy;Vroozi. Blog Thumbnail: Two LA startups had a pretty great Monday. Blog type: Community. read more

Electronic Music LA

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Sunday, September 4, 2016 -- EMX LABOR DAY PARTY @ Tokyo Beat (DTLA). Electronic Music LA. See [link] (more

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 29: Sneaker App GOAT Raises $5 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Sneaker app GOAT raises $5 million, Engage: BDR Inc. to go on $100 million acquisition spree, Gatorade running in-app tennis game on Snapchat, and more

The XX Factor: Fixing Biotech’s Gender Imbalance in the C-Suite

Xconomy

Women continue to be vastly under-represented in management and executive-level positions throughout the life science industry—an inequity that came into the spotlight earlier this year when a biotech consulting firm hired female models to improve the male-female ratio at its convention after-party. Root of the Problem Runs Deep.

Vroozi Raises $4M For Procurement Software

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Los Angeles-based Vroozi , a developer of cloud-based, B2B procurement software, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The funding was led by Ally Holdings. The startup, led by Steve Olds, said the funding will go towards growing its sales organization, as well as for development efforts. READ MORE>>.

A better way to listen to podcasts

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Blog Thumbnail: It will not be news to you that content is tied to something social on the internet. read more

The 7th Annual Women in Green Forum

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- The 7th Annual Women in Green Forum. The Women in Green Forum (WIGF) has emerged as the premier conference series highlighting women’s impact on the environmental industry. This is an opportunity for sustainability professionals from all sectors to share ideas and create lasting partnerships. See [link] (more

Kobe Bryant Now Aims to Score as Investor with $100 Million Fund

L.A. Business Journal

Kobe Bryant wants his second act to overshadow his first

Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute

Xconomy

UC San Diego has named Todd Hylton, a veteran tech industry manager and expert in neural-based processing technology, as executive director of its new Contextual Robotics Institute. After joining Brain Corp. At Brain Corp., The Contextual Robotics Institute is a partnership of the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Division of Social Sciences.

Accruent Founder Friedman Steps Away From CEO Role, Shifts To Chairman

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Real estate management software developer Accruent , which was founded 20 years ago in Los Angeles by Mark Friedman, said today a that Friedman--its CEO for nearly 20 years--is shifting to become Chairman of the board. John Borgerding becomes CEO of the company. Accruent was founded in 1995. READ MORE>>.

5 tech events you need to check out this week

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Celebrate your mistakes!

Berkonomics

Doesn’t the whole enterprise fail a bit each time a learning opportunity is lost or someone hides actions from management?  Celebrate your mistakes. 

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 24: Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-Degree Content

L.A. Business Journal

Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-degree content, Comedy Central grabs Snapchat star for TV show, and SpaceX to refurbishing rockets in Florida

Four Ways to Stay Safe While Using Public Wi-Fi

Xconomy

No matter how hard we try to unplug on vacation, most of us simply don’t—or can’t—disconnect. You hear this all the time. Use common sense.

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>>.

How to Write Winning Ad Copy on Facebook

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3Q Digital. Blog Thumbnail: By Chang Liu, Social Account Coordinator Writing copy. Some of us love it, some of us loathe it. read more

Esri Powers NOAA Water Forecasting Map

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Redlands-based mapping technology provider Esri has rolled out a new map of the national water forecast from the NOAA , letting users see real time streamflow data for the continental United States. The live maps are updated hourly. READ MORE>>. esri noaa water forecast mapping streamflow

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Washio Shuts Down On Demand Laundry Service

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Santa Monica-based Washio , the venture-backed, on-demand laundry startup, has shut down, according to the company. The company said that it will be shutting down its operations, as of Aug 29., and returning orders to customers. The company did not say why it decided to shut down. READ MORE>>.

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Tech Coast Angels: We Have Higher Returns Than Angel Averages

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's biggest angel investment group, says its performance record and returns on its investments are higher than the average angel, in nearly all categories, based on a new academic study. According to the TCA, it had a 3.3x The TCA said that compared favorably with the 2.5x average of all angels. READ MORE>>.

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Cancer MoonShot 2020, NantHealth Target Breast Cancer

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Culver City-based CancerMoonShot 2020 , and NantHealth said this morning that the two are taking aim at Inflammatory Breast Cancer, with a new working group focused on the disease. Cancer MoonShot 2020 has formed a number of different working groups focused on specific forms of cancer. READ MORE>>. cancer moonshot breast working group

Tech Roundup: Dodgers Accelerator names second cohort and more

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Everyone's an angel: FlashFunders's crowdfunding platform connects startups with new investors

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