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Are you innovating because of need or inspiration?

Berkonomics

Most innovations come from responding to a customer’s needs, or finding a niche where products need improvement or extension. It is rare to innovate using a blank sheet of paper in a room with bare walls and no other contributors. A thought exercise.

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AWS updates its edge computing solutions with new hardware and Local Zones

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AWS today closed out its first re:Invent keynote with a focus on edge computing. The company launched two smaller appliances for its Outpost service , which originally brought AWS as a managed service and appliance right into its customers’ existing data centers in the form of a large rack.

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Celebrating the Life and Work of Tony Hsieh

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By Frank Gruber and Jen Consalvo. It’s with profound sadness we mourn the loss of a true visionary, author, mentor, thought-leader, investor, and friend, Tony Hsieh. Readers may be interested to know that Tech.co

Relativity Space Raises $500 Million, Plans to Launch 3D-Printed Rockets Next Year

L.A. Business Journal

The short five-year history of Relativity Space Inc. is like something out of a startup storybook

Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

6 Reasons To Ease Into The Entrepreneur Startup Dream

Startup Professionals Musings

There has long been a big debate about the best approach to starting a new business.

Boulevard Partners For Salon Waste Reduction Effort

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Los Angeles-based Boulevard , a startup which is developing business management software for salons and spas, says it has partnered with Green Circle Salons on a waste reduction effort. Green Circle Salons offers up recycling, recovering, and repurposing beauty waste from salons and spas. Boulevard said it will help increase the visibility of the Green Circle Salons initiative.

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A Primer on Prevention and Response to Data Breaches

SoCal Tech Calendar

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Esports One Secures $4 Million for Fantasy Esports League

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based startup Esports One Inc. has raised $4 million in early stage funding to support a fantasy sports platform for competitive video gaming

8 Tips For Getting Your Startup Right The First Time

Startup Professionals Musings

In my view, starting a new business has never been easier, and according to reports from the Kauffman Foundation , the numbers are here to show it. The rate of new entrepreneurs increased between 2013 and 2019, from 280 out of 100,000 to 310 out of 100,000 of the adult population.

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Professional Esports Team Signs 8 Year Old

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Hollywood-based professional esports team Team 33 , which says it is developing a roster of professional e-sports players for Call of Duty, CS:60, Valorant, Wodl of Warcraft, Fortnite, and other esports leagues, says it has signed on an 8-year old for its team. According to the esports team, it signed Joseph Deen (33 Gosu) to its team, paying him a $33,000 signing bonus and providing him with a $5000 gaming setup to be part of its talent roster.

Advantages of Government Fiber Internet

Southern California Edison Blog

Municipal and state governments require highly secure networks to transfer sensitive information and files. They also depend on reliable networks to support providing resources to the public, such as information about voting and licenses, as well as live streaming hearings and court proceedings. .

COVID-19 Safety Guide For Reopening Businesses in LA

AllTopStartups

With cases of Covid-19 reaching the 1 million mark milestone in California and showing no signs of slowing, businesses which have remained closed during the pandemic may be looking to… The post COVID-19 Safety Guide For Reopening Businesses in LA appeared first on AllTopStartups.

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Call of Duty Nets $3 Billion for Activision Blizzard

L.A. Business Journal

Blockbuster video game franchise “Call of Duty” continues to deliver big returns for Santa Monica publisher Activision Blizzard Inc

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6 Business Practices That Will Verify You As A Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

In these difficult days of the pandemic, the visibility of leadership in business, as well as politics, seems to be at an all-time low.

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Activision Says Call Of Duty Hauls In $3 Billion In 12 Months

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Santa Monica-based game publisher Activision says its Call of Duty franchise has surpassed $3 billion in net bookings over the last 12 months. The publisher recently launched a new title, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. According to Activision, over 200 million people played Call of Duty this year, with November the biggest month ever for monthly players and hours played. READ MORE>>. callofduty activision earnings videogame content publishing

How to Prepare for 5G

Southern California Edison Blog

The fifth generation of mobile wireless communications brings many exciting benefits for consumers and telecom carriers ranging from lower latency to faster download speeds.

Relativity Space Raises $500 Million, Plans to Launch 3D-Printed Rockets Next Year

L.A. Business Journal

The short five-year history of Relativity Space Inc. is like something out of a startup storybook

SpaceX Sets Mark for Rocket Reuse

L.A. Business Journal

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully reused a first-stage rocket booster for the seventh time during a launch last week that deployed another 60 satellites as part of its ambitious Starlink program

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Headspace Announces Partnership With Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Network

L.A. Business Journal

The Santa Monica-based mobile app developer is bringing some humor to its meditation app

Interview with Darren Litt, MarketerHire

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For our interview today, we spoke with Darren Litt , one of the co-founders of Los Angeles-based MarketerHire , an online marketplace focused on connecting companies with marketing talent. What is MarketerHire? Darren Litt: Simply put, we're a talent marketplace that makes it easy to hire the best marketers. We started MarketerHire two years ago, and all of our founders come from a background in and around the world of marketing.

TikTok Gets Another Extension for US Sale

L.A. Business Journal

The Treasury Department has reportedly pushed back TikTok’s sell-by date once again, giving the company until Dec. 4 to complete a deal

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Rocket Lab Reaches Milestone With Booster Recovery

L.A. Business Journal

Rocket Lab USA Inc. launched its 16th mission and successfully recovered the launch vehicle’s first-stage rocket

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Rocket Lab Reaches Milestone With Booster Recovery

L.A. Business Journal

Rocket Lab USA Inc. launched its 16th mission and successfully recovered the launch vehicle’s first-stage rocket

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8 Qualities That All Super Business Leaders Display

Startup Professionals Musings

Almost every employee or team member can remember that one special boss in their career who was the role model of a leader, always commanded respect, and was able to get the most voluntarily from everyone all the time.

6 Expansion Realities To Penetrate Worldwide Markets

Startup Professionals Musings

With the availability of high-speed Internet and social media access around the world, it’s easy for entrepreneurs to assume that the world is just one big homogeneous market, and project their business will scale accordingly. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Elon Musk Hopes For Humans On Mars Within Six Years

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Elon Musk , the CEO and founder of Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX , hopes to put human beings on Mars in six years, and an uncrewed landing on Mars in about two years, he said yesterday in Germany. Musk--accepting an award from media company Axel Springer in Germany yesterday--also said he hopes to get to orbit himself in the next two or three years. SpaceX is currently working on Starship, the company's spacecraft designed for traveling to Mars. READ MORE>>.

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7 Tips For Surviving Your Tough Business Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s easy for an entrepreneur or a CEO to feel like a leader when things are going well, but the challenge is to keep that confidence and drive in the face of economic downturns, business turnarounds, and stressful personnel situations.

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TuSimple Takes $350M

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San Diego-based TuSimple , which is developing camera and vision systems for use in self driving trucks, has reportedly raised $350M. The funding was led by VectoIQ, and also included Goodyear, Union Pacific, CN Rail, U.S. Xpress, Kroger, Traton Group and Navistar. TuSimple has been developing systems that use CMOS imaging sensors for self driving truk fleets.

Esports One Takes $4M More

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Santa Monica-based Esports One , an online fantasy esports website, said Thursday that it has raised $4M in a funding round. The funding came from XSeed Capital, Eniac Ventures, and Chestnut Street Ventures. The funding brings the company's total raised to $7.3M. Esports One lets users create their own, fantasy sports team based on esports players. READ MORE>>. esports venture capital fantasy sports game gaming

Classy Powers $37.9M In Giving Tuesday Donations

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San Diego-based online nonprofit fundraising software developer Classy reports that nonprofits on the service raised $37.9M on Tuesday, Giving Tuesday, the highest amount raised on a single day on its platform. The company said the amount raised through the platform came from 261,000 donors, and was an increase of more than $18M over totals collected last year on the platform. Classy said that there were 9,008 active campaigns on its service on Tuesday, compared to 6,462. READ MORE>>.

Triller Teams With Snoop Dogg On Boxing League

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Los Angeles-based Triller , which operates a social media app which competes directly with TikTok, has linked with rapper Snoop Dogg to create what the two says is a new boxing league. The two said the new league, "The Fight Club", follows the Tyson vs. Jones Jr. event, which was producted and created by Proxima Media, the company that recently acquired Triller.

The Skills Scores $5M

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Los Angeles-based The Skills , a startup which operates an online education site where professional sports players teach different skills, said on Friday that it has raised $5M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Will Ventures, and also included Global Founders Capital, 8VC, Maveron, Hack VC, and Correlation VC. The Skills' features online courses from such sports celebrities as Michael Phelps, Megan Rapinoe, Maria Sharapova, Larry Fitzgerald, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and Shaun White.

Flock Freight Finds $113.5M For Logistics Tech

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Solana Beach-based Flock Freight , a logistics provider which uses algorithms to pool shipments to reduce existing less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping, has raised $113.5M in a Series C funding, the company said this week. The funding was led by Softbank Vision Fund 2, and also included SignalFire, GLP Capital Partners, GV plus Volvo Group Venture Capital. As part of the funding, Softbank's Ervin Tu will join the company's board of directors.

Report: Amazon In Talks To Buy Wondery

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A new report this morning, from Bloomberg, says that Amazon is in exclusive talks to acquire Los Angeles-based podcasting publisher Wondery. Terms of the possible deal have not been released. Wondery has reportedly been looking for a buyer since early in November, seeking anywhere from $300M to $400M. Wondery is backed by Waverley Capital, Lerer Hippeau, Greycroft, BDMI, Advancit, Water Tower Ventures, and Powerhouse Ventures. READ MORE>>.

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Dimer GermFalcon Gets TIME Award

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Los Angeles-based startup Dimer , the developer of an ultraviolet light decontamination system being used for decontaminating airplanes, has been recognized by TIME as a "Best Invention"--after being thrust into relevance by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clasiq.com Launches Classic Car Marketplace

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Los Angeles-baesd Clasiq said Tuesday that it has launched a new, online marketplace for buying and selling classic cars. The new startup, led by CEO and founder David Zysblat, says it does not charge a selling fee, and provides a professional car inspection and high-quality photos and videos at no cost to sellers. READ MORE>>. clasiq classic marketplace auto automobile ecommerce