Trending Articles

Framework Benchmarks Hardware Update


We have retired the hardware environment provided by Server Central for our Web Framework Benchmarks project. We want to sincerely thank Server Central for having provided servers from their lab environment to our project. Their contribution allowed us to continue testing on physical hardware with 10-gigabit Ethernet. Ten-gigabit Ethernet gives the highest-performing frameworks opportunity to shine.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Robotics

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, March 24, 2018 --.

100 Finds $14M For Social Networking For Religious Communities


Westlake Village-based , which develops social networking applications for religious communities, has raised $14M in a Series A funding, the company said this week. The funding was led by TPG Growth, and also included Science Inc. and Greylock Partners. The startup, led by CEO Steve Gatena, has been based at California Lutheran University's Hub101 Incubator, and received a stealth seed funding round last year from Science and Greylock, which had not previously been announced.

Silicon Beach Report March 14: Jam City Acquires Assets of Brainz

L.A. Business Journal

Jam City acquires assets of Brainz; SpaceX lands contract with DigitalGlobe; and Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital closes debut fund

Report 116

More Trending

LA Fintech Demo Mix Mingle Network

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 22, 2018 -- LA Fintech Demo Mix Mingle Network. Come mix and mingle with other Financial Technologist's Thursday March 22nd. Learn about the newest and fastest changes going on in financial technology. Finance is undergoing a massive change some call the "financial paradigm" or "crypto wars". Laws from 1930-1940 (old right?) are getting broken down with technological innovation in finance. Find partners, talk about your project, bounce ideas, discover LA Fintech. See [link] (mor

Silicon Beach Report March 16: Raises $14 Million

L.A. Business Journal raises $14 million; Desilu Studios acquires Vonetize; and Clearlake Capital closes Fund V with $3.6 billion

Report 100

Dutch Biotech Raises $19M to Develop Psoriasis Drug Near San Diego


Escalier Biosciences BV, a biotech developing drugs for psoriasis and other autoimmune disorders, said it has raised $19 million in a Series B financing led by Forbion, a Dutch life sciences investor.

How about your board members’ time commitments?


Expect a board member to give a meeting a month, emails and phone calls between. Urgent issues require more of all. Board members are usually busy people, often running other companies or serving on multiple boards.

Email 54

Quantm Real Estate Looks To Combine Blockchain, Real Estate


Santa Monica-based Quantm Real Estate , a new startup looking to combine real estate investing with blockchain, the cryptocurrency technology behind such things as Bitcoin, said this week that it has launched a new service whih will help the average person invest in real estate. According to Quantm Real Estate, the company is aiming to enable the primary issuance and secondary trading of "tokens" backed by fractional equity interests in single-family residences in the U.S.--a

Invest 100

Social Media, Influencer Marketing, and Millennials

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 22, 2018 --.

Stock Price Falls After Snapchat Posts Ad Referencing Domestic Violence

L.A. Business Journal

An ad for a Snapchat game asking Snapchat users whether they would rather “slap Rihanna” or “punch Chris Brown” drew criticism from Rihanna on another social media outlet and was soon followed by a 4 percent drop in the stock price for Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat

Big VCs Join Xconomy in San Diego to Discuss Big Data, Big Biology


In the Boston office of GE Ventures, managing director Alex de Winter is overseeing investments in companies like Veracyte, which is applying machine learning to genomic sequencing technology to help doctors distinguish benign growths from cancer.

LiveEdu Raises $10M Via Crowdfunding, Sets Headquarters In LA


LiveEdu (aka Education Ecosystem), a new startup in the blockchain area which wants to enable the live streaming of educational content, said it has raised $10M in crowdfunding, and set up its headquarters in Los Angeles. According to the company, it will start offering up content on programming, game development, data science, crytocurrency, artificial intelligence, and other topics through a monthly subscription later this year. Education Ecosystem's CEO is Dr. Michael J. Garbade.

TrueCar Links With Disabled Veterans Charity


Santa Monica-based TrueCar , which provides online services to help connect people looking for cars with auto dealers, said on Thursday that it has linked up with a charity, DAV , which helps disabled veterans gain access to vehicles, as part of its own program for injured veterans, DrivenToDrive.

Second Sight Medical Names New Chairman


Sylmar-based Second Sight Medical Products , which develops implantable visual prosthetics for blind patients, said this morning that it has named Gregg Williams as Chairman of the company's board of directors. The firm said Williams is the company's largest shareholder, and is a current member of its board. Second Sight said its past Chairman, Dr. Robert "Bob" Greenberg, will remain a member of the board. Greenberg had served as Chairman since August of 2015.

Desilu Studios Acquires Israeli Digital Streaming Firm


Los Angeles-based content producer Desilu Studios announced this morning that it has acquired the controlling stake in an Israeli digital streaming technology startup, Vonetize , which provides content streaming, distribution, protection and monetization for major studios. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Vonetize, which is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, helps distribute content on the Internet for studios.

Thrive Market's Founders Create The Alliance For Good With $12.7M


The founders of Los Angeles-based online grocery provider Thrive Market --Gunnar Lovelace, Nick Green and Sasha Siddhartha--announced this morning they have created a new, philanthropic effort called the Alliance for Good , which will provide philanthropic support to social enterprises, advocacy movements and organizations devoted to improving the environment of our world and health of its inhabitants. According to the three, they have funded the Alliance for Good with $12.7M

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: Which Is A Hit/Miss?

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 22, 2018 -- Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: Which Is A Hit/Miss? Tech Coast Venture Network. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, which is a hit and which is a miss? Find out which from the founder of SoCal Blockchain and ICOTGE, Sean Goodwin. See [link] (more

SoCal 100

Silicon Beach Report March 15: Snapchat Posts Ad Referencing Domestic Violence, Stock Drops 4 Percent

L.A. Business Journal

Snapchat posts ad referring to domestic violence, stock drops 4 percent; Newegg becomes retail partner of Red Bull Gaming Sphere; and SpaceX wins $290 million government contract

NewEgg 100

Cylance Adds Trio Of New Board Members


Irvine-based antivirus and endpoint protection software developer Cylance has added three new people to its board of directors, according to the company, adding Kirk Arnold, Michael Capellas and Joe Maglione to the body. Arnold was most recently CEO of Data Intensity, LLC, and is also a lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, where she teaches entrepreneurial sales and advanced ventures in its MBA program.

Jam City Snags Two Execs From Machine Zone


Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Jam City has snagged two executives from game developer Machine Zone, the company said this morning, adding two to its executive team. According to Jam City, it has named Nick Pavlich as SVP of Studio Operations, and Chris Ulm as Creative Director of Jam City San Diego, as part of an expansion of its executive ranks.

Activision Blizzard Hires Three Sports Veterans For Esports Efforts


Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard is bolstering its efforts in the growing esports arena, saying it has named three sports veterans--Daniel Cherry as Chief Marketing Officer, Marc Kolin as Vice President of Finance and Strategy, and Brandon Snow as Chief Revenue Officer, all in an effort to boost its Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. Cherry was most recently Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for the New Jersey Devils and the Prudential Center.

SpaceX Wins $290M Launch Contract From US Air Force


The US Department of Defense announced late Wednesday evening that it has awarded Hawthorne-based SpaceX , a $290.594M contract, to launch GPS satellites for the United States Air Force (USAF) into space, as part of its GPS III satellite constellation. The contract announcement by the DoD also included a $354.8M award to SpaceX competitor United Launch Services, for similar launch services for a pair of USAF satellites.

SpaceX 100

Snapchat Steps Into Controversy Over Domestic Violence, Rihanna


Venice, California-based Snap Inc. , the company behind Snapchat , has run into more controversy, after celebrity Rihanna weighed in on an poll advertisement Snapchat had approved and run on its service asked viewers to vote on whether they'd like to "slap Rihanna" or "punch Chris Brown". The ad refers to a 2009 domestic violence incident. Snapchat has reportedly apologized for the incident.

Highlight Networking Mixer at The Room In Santa Monica (Free Drinks)

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -- Highlight Networking Mixer at The Room In Santa Monica. Wednesday, March 22nd Starting at 6pm! Drinks, Presentations and Networking! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Beach community. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make awesome connections with people across all industries. See [link] (more

Elon Musk: Tesla Was Born In A Fish Restaurant In El Segundo


Tesla , the pioneering electric car maker founded by Elon Musk , was actually conceived over lunch at a fish restaurant in El Segundo, Musk said in an interview at SXSW this week. According to Musk, the company was created out of a conversation he had with J.B. Straubel (now CTO of Tesla) and Harold Rosen (founder of would-be electric car maker Rosen Motors, which was based in Woodland Hills, and also founder of Capstone Turbine), talking about electric vehicle technology, back in 2003.

SpaceX Selected By DigitalGlobe For Satellite Constellation


Hawthorne-based SpaceX has added another satellite customer, DigitalGlobe , to its queue of launch contracts, the two companies said Wednesday morning. According to the two companies, DigitalGlobe, which operates a network of earth imaging satellites, will use SpaceX to launch the next generation of its WorldView satellite imaging constellation.

SpaceX 100

Ice Energy Offers OC Companies Free HVAC Replacements, As Part Of SCE Program


Santa Barbara-based energy storage startup Ice Energy has an almost-too-good-to-pass-up offer for businesses in Orange County, as part of a recent energy storage contract the company won with Southern California Edison (SCE): a free, HVAC replacement and energy storage system.