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Respect is the Foundation of Client and Employee Relationships


Building a good relationship with your clients and employees comes down to respecting and trusting each other over the long haul. We talked with Gabriel Richards, Founder and CEO of Endertech , about putting love and respect as core values and the positive outcomes he’s gain with this mindset.

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FDA Landmark Nod: Cancer Drug To Match Tumor Genes, Not Tissue Type


For many years, doctors and researchers have known that cancers in different parts of the body can share genetic abnormalities. For the first time, the FDA has approved a drug based on those abnormalities and not on the organ in which the cancer originated.

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Fooled by Your Own Expertise

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I am wired to discount people who have total assuredness in their point-of-view, have dogmatic positions or use data as a crutch or substitute for logic.

Carpe Data Finds $6.6M


Santa Barbara-based Carpe Data , a new startup developing predictive data software for the insurance industry, has raised $6.6M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG). Carpe Data is led by Max Drucker. According to the company, the new funding will go towards sales and product development.

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Amid Budget Concerns, NIH Preps Beta Test for Precision Medicine Plan


An ambitious plan to recruit 1 million U.S. volunteers and amass a treasure trove of their health information will start next week with a “beta test” that health officials hope to eventually expand nationwide.

Interview with Jonathan Zweig, AppOnboard


Our interview this morning is with Jonathan Zweig , the CEO of Los Angeles-based AppOnboard (, which has created software which allows mobile app developers--and in particular, mobile game developers--to create demos of those games which can be played without having to download and install those apps.

Silicon Beach Report May 26: Boring Co. Releases Images of Electric Vehicle for its Proposed Tunnel Network

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Boring Co. releases images of electric vehicle for its proposed tunnel network, loser of ULA’s Vulcan engine competition could lose Air Force funding, and Seriously launches series of shorts for its mobile game “Best Fiends


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Plug In South LA Present Digital and Beyond – Tech Summit [ LOS ANGELES ]


Plug In brings together entrepreneurs, founders, VCs, innovators and emerging talent for conversations and networking focused on creating a community and hub for innovation in South LA. Come join our kick off Tech Summit & Digital Media program in our movement to identify and accelerate tech and digital media in South LA. If you’re interested in becoming a partner, please contact: For more information, please visit:

Unconventional Collaborators, Like FDA, for Early Adoption of New Technology


[ Editor’s note: James Coon is the CEO of Emulate, a developer of Organ-on-chip technology.] We’ve heard it time and again.

Jam City Rolls Out Cookie Jam Sequel, Cookie Jam Blast


Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Jam City has rolled out a sequel this morning to its immensely popular game Cookie Jam, called Cookie Jam Blast. According to Jam City, the new title launches as the original Cookie Jam has just passed 100 million downloads. The new title, which runs on iOS and Android, is a free-to-play, match-3 mobile puzzle game centered on "Chef Panda" and a "quest to become the best patissier in the world." READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report May 25: Faraday Future Said to Plan $1 Billion Fundraising Effort

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Faraday Future said to plan $1 billion fundraising effort, Chef’d raises $10 million, and Disney CEO Bob Iger says hacker threat to release stolen movie was a hoax

Here’s the test: Can you create 5 strategies and 5 tactics to achieve your goal?


In past weeks, we explored the need for a tangible goal and strategies that are measurable as steps toward achievement of your goal. Today, we explore how to create tactics to accompany each strategy, and even suggest a number of tactics to consider for each strategy.

The Reconfigurable Future of Healthcare


Data plays a more central role in healthcare than ever before. It won’t be long before every person’s genome is sequenced at birth, with follow-up sequencing done at regular intervals throughout life.

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Bio Roundup: Skinny Cuts, Genomic Approvals, Unfrozen FDA & More


Team Trump unveiled its 2018 federal spending proposal—the so-called “ skinny budget ”—with health and science in the crosshairs. The NIH is looking at a 22 percent cut and the FDA 31 percent, although the administration wants to backfill the FDA loss with a huge boost in user fees, which drug and device companies pay to have their products reviewed for market.

Bio Roundup: Termeer Tribute, ASCO Peeks, Califf’s New Gigs & More


Exhausted by the nonstop drama in Washington, DC? Immerse yourself instead in this week’s biotech headlines. Let’s start with a tribute to a life sciences icon, then we’ll head around the Xconomy network with early news from the nation’s big yearly cancer meeting. There was also momentum onthe IPO front and new gigs for high-profile folks (with just one stop on Capitol Hill along the way, we promise). Let’s get right to it.

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Webspectator Names CEO


Santa Monica-based Webspectator , the operator of a real-time Internet advertising market, has named Andy Batkin as its CEO. Batkin has served as CEO of Social Summits, a digital and social media consultancy, and also served at TVPlus, Prolink Media, and Interactive Marketing. Batkin replaces former CEO Andrew Parreira. READ MORE>>. webspectator executive andy batkin market marketplace exchange real time

Zesty Reinvents Itself With New Cash for Automated Web Tech

Xconomy, a San Diego Web development firm, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding to spin out its consulting business, and focus instead on providing its core Web content management technology as a subscription-based software-as-a-service.

Hulu Inks Exclusive Streaming VOD For ABC's Fresh Off the Boat


Los Angeles-based Hulu has inked an exclusive, streaming video-on-demand deal for the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat , Hulu said on Friday. According to Hulu, all past episodes of the series are now available for exclusive streaming on Hulu. The deal also calls for future episodes to stream the day after they air on ABC. Terms of the licensing deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution were not announced.

Gottlieb Says FDA’s “Regulatory Tools” Can Help Fight Opioid Abuse


The FDA considers how safe and effective a new drug is before approving it. But for addictive opioid painkillers, which have triggered a massive public health crisis, should the agency also weigh the potential for the medication to be abused?

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Signal Sciences: Protecting Web Apps In The Era Of DevOps, with Andrew Peterson


In today's world of web application development, speed is everything. Developers are now turning out code and releasing it live to the world in near real time--what is called DevOps and Agile development. In that world, the risk of security holes is huge. Venice Beach-based Signal Sciences ( has created sofdtware designed for those application developers to help protect those web applications.

Yardi Launches New SEO/SEM Marketing Service


Santa Barbara-based Yardi , the developer of property management software, has launched a new property marketing service, which includes search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and enhanced online listings on Yardi's RENTCafe service. According to Yardi, the new RENTCafe Reach residential property management service is designed to attract prospects to multifamily properties. Pricing on the new service was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report May 24: Snapchat Offering Discounts to Advertisers

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Snapchat offering discounts to advertisers, Aerojet Rocketdyne engines to power experimental military spaceplane, and podcast search engine launched

NantHealth Snags COO From BlackBerry


Culver City-based personalized medicine developer NantHealth announced this morning that it has appointed Ronald A. Louks as its Chief Operating Officer. Louks was most recently President of Devices & Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry Limited, and also had been CEO of OpenNMS Group. Louks also served as Chief Strategy Officer for HTC Corporation, in addition to having been CO at Sony Ericsson. NantHealth is led by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report May 22: Snapchat Has Lead in Augmented Reality

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Snapchat has lead in augmented reality, Faraday Future founder steps down from CEO role at LeEco, and Hulu signs exclusive video-on-demand deal for ABC’s ‘Fresh Off the Boat

Silicon Beach Report May 19: Snap Executive Promotes Brand Engagement, Despite Slow User Growth

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Snap executive promotes brand engagement, despite slow user growth, Fox developing ‘Alien’ multiplayer virtual reality game, and micro drone racing takes off in Los Angeles

Envision the Future: Request Your Invite to Our Napa Summit June 8-9


We are getting down to the wire—just two and a half weeks until Xconomy’s most unique, up close and personal event of the year: our sixth annual Napa Summit: The Xconomy Retreat on Technology, Jobs, and Growth. We have only about 20 spots left open, and a number of those will likely go fast.

ViaCyte Raises $10M, Moves to Human Trial with New Diabetes Product


San Diego-based ViaCyte said it is ready to move into human testing with a new product intended for patients with Type 1 diabetes who are at high risk for acute, life-threatening complications from severe episodes of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).