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Shared housing startups are taking off

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W hen young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase of a single-family home. A lawnmower might be next.

Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

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Why you should never have a data room?—?the the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever get I’m about to offer you some fund-raising advice that flies directly in the face of what most conventional wisdom will tell you.

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How Eusoh Wants To Fix Insurance With Technology, With Allen Kamrava


The insurance industry is an old industry, with a lot of contradictions--it's one where the more claims insurers pay to help customers, the less money the insurers make--and it's also one that hasn't been disrupted much yet by technology. Is it possible to use technology to replace the age-old system currently in use in insurance? That's what Los Angeles-based Eusoh ( is hoping to do.

Amgen Migraine Decision Looms, Maybe the Next Drug Price Fight, Too


For some migraine sufferers, bright lights or loud sounds are enough to touch off an attack. For others, stress sparks the onset of pain. Bright lights, loud sounds, stress: Migraine triggers vary from one patient to another.

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Elon Musk Details Plans For Solving LA Traffic


Technology mogul Elon Musk , along with his tunnel digging company, The Boring Company , held a community information event on Thursday evening to detail plans on how it hopes to solve traffic woes in Los Angeles.

Amgen Migraine Drug Gets FDA Nod, First in New Class of Medicines


An Amgen migraine drug developed to head off pain before it starts has won FDA approval, the first for a new class of preventive drug candidates for the condition. The Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) drug, erenumab (Aimovig), is a subcutaneous injection given once a month.

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Silicon Beach Crypto Happy Hour w/ Presentations at The Room in Santa Monica (Complimentary Drinks)

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Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- Silicon Beach Crypto Happy Hour w/ Presentations at The Room in Santa Monica (Complimentary Drinks). Thursday, May 24th Starting at 6pm! Complimentary Drinks, Presentations, and Networking! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Beach Crypto and Blockchain community. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make awesome connections with amazing people in blockchain technology.

Silicon Beach Report May 17: Hulu Inks Deal with Vice

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Hulu inks deal with Vice; CUJO AI lands Series B; Los Angeles to receive Verizon 5G before 2019

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I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link.

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I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link. Here’s Why You Should Just Send the Deck I know you have your document sending tool to send your fund-raising deck to VCs and track who read your deck, which pages they read and how much time they spend on each page.

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Kratos Gets $38M For Unmanned Aerial Systems


San Diego-based defense contractor Kratos Defense & Security Solutions reported this morning that it has received $38M in awards for high performance unmanned aerial drone aircraft, systems, and related product contract awards. Name of the customer was not announced. Kratos said the work under those contracts will be performed at its secure manufacturing facilities and customer locations. No other information on the contract was announced. READ MORE>>.

Big Data Meets Big Biology in San Diego: Some Takeaways


View the Slideshow At the end of the 19 th century, the German scientist Paul Ehrlich began to realize that certain chemicals could have highly specific effects on certain diseases.

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Silicon Beach Report May 16: Quarterback Gets $2.5 Million to Boost E-Sports Efforts

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Quarterback gets $2.5 million to boost e-sports efforts; European Court rules against Netflix; Block 5 returns unscathed

Have you been celebrating each victory?


Here comes another story. Of course. This one may be like one or more you have experienced in your company. It is a story about focus upon the customer, first.

Core Innovation Capital Backs Decent


Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the investors in a new startup, which is combining healthcare software with crytocurrency tools.

Fixing the Clinical Trial Bottleneck by Making Patients a Priority


The world of medicine and drug development has transformed dramatically over the past 50 years. Today, we have biologic medicines, genomic sequencing technologies, and digital health tools that help patients become more engaged in their care.

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The IT Summit Los Angeles

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- The IT Summit Los Angeles. The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Los Angeles for our twelfth annual event on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in Southern California. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the conference.

Silicon Beach Report May 15: Atom Tickets Inks Deal with Landmark Theatres

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Atom Tickets inks deal with Landmark Theatres; Ride Share companies waive arbitration for sexual misconduct cases; Tinder gets settlement from Tantan

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Qualcomm, Facebook Team On High Speed, 60Ghz Wireless Networking


San Diego-based Qualcomm and Facebook announced this morning that the two are teaming together to provide high speed Internet connectivity in urban areas, using 60Ghz technology from Qualcomm. According to the two, they are using Terragraph technology from Facebook combined with the high speed 60Ghz wireless technology from Qualcomm to develop high speed broadband service in urban areas. The two said they are expecting to begin trials of the solution in mid-2019.

Sonos, Sound United Settle Patent Spat


Vista-based Sound United , the parent firm of audio brands Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, HEOS, Boston Acoustics and ClasseAudio, says it has settled all of the patent infringement litigation between the company and Santa Barbara-based Sonos. Sound United--the audio division of DEI Holdings--said the settlement includes an upcoming case filed against Sonos by Denon. Terms of the settlement are confidential. Both companies make speakers and home audio systems.

Bird's Electric Scooters May See Competition From Lyft In SF


Santa Monica-based Bird , the on-demand electric scooter rental service backed by Valor Equity Partners, Index Ventures, Craft Ventures, Goldcrest Capital, Tusk Ventures and Upfront Ventures, may be seeing even more competition in San Francisco, after reports that Lyft is hoping to launch its own, electric scooter service in the city. Bird already has a long list of competitors in San Francisco, including LimeBike and Spin. Acquired By Oracle


Culver City-based , a developer of data science software led by serial entrepreneur Ian Swanson, has been acquired by Oracle , the companies said on Wednesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Oracle said it will add's platform to its Oracle Cloud, to allow its customers to "fully utilize" machine learning.

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Sonos Cuts 96 Employees


Santa Barbara-based Sonos , which makes user-friendly, whole home music systems and speakers, has laid off 96 employees, according to multiple reports from Santa Barbara media on Friday. Deails on the layoffs have not been announced by the company, nor reason for the cuts. The cuts were reported by both the Pacific Coast Business Times and Santa Barbara Independent. The layoffs come even as the company has reportedly prepping an IPO offering in June. READ MORE>>.

Bird Battles City In Arizona After Scooter Launch


Santa Monica-based scooter rental service Bird is in the midst of a back and forth with the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, after being hit by a cease-and-desist letter from the city last week, the day after the company launched its efforts in Arizona.

Eyellusion Gets $2M For Music Hologram Tours


Los Angeles-based Eyellusion , which conducts "hologram music tours" that feature such deceased celebrities as Frank Zappa, Ronnie James Dio and others, has raised $2M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Thomas Dolan, part of the family that owns Madison Square Garden and AMC Networks. The company said Dolan joins as an advisor to the company. READ MORE>>. content entertainment hollywood zappa frank celebrity tour hologram music eyellusion

Activision Sets Release Date For Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4


Santa Monica-based videogame publisher Activision announced on Thursday afternoon that it will release its latest game in its popular Call of Duty games, the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 , on October 12th. The new game was developed by game studio Treyarch. Activision says that its Call of Duty games have over 200 million players, who have racked up a total of more than 15 billion hours of gameplay. The new Call of Duty title will be released on October 12th for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Carlsbad Company Leaked Location Data For Every Mobile Customer In The US


A major, security leak by a Southern California company, which revealed the location of every single mobile phone customer in the United States to within a couple of hundred feet, was exposed on Thursday --raising questions to how cell phone users data is being used and sold by mobile carriers.

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Next SpaceX Launch Shifts To Tuesday, From Vandenberg


Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning to launch another rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Tuesday, as part of a continuing series of launches for satellite operator Iridium. SpaceX is slated to launch five Iridium satellites, plus two satellites for NASA and a German research partner with the launch, which is currently targeted for May 22nd at 12:47:58 p.m.

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