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Oblong Rolls Out New Collaboration Tool

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Los Angeles-based Oblong , best known as the developer of 3D, interactive software used for meetings and "spatial computing", says it has rolled out a new collaboration tools aimed at virtual teams. According to Oblong, its new software, Rumpus, is a visual collaboration application aimed at the web conferencing market.

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Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?

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Of course, we are speaking of increased valuation of your company when we speak of “wealth.” Especially if you are in the early stage of growing a business, these five risks can and often do derail entrepreneurs before realizing the riches of a great exit. So, let’s examine them and mitigate them.

Investment in Technology and Automation Across Industry in LA County

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 -- R.E.D Talk: Investment in Technology and Automation Across Industry in LA County. LAEDC. How is Digital Transformation Shaping our Region? Technological innovations like artificial intelligence and automation are impacting how businesses are looking to the future investments in their organizations, and their industries as a whole. Software robotics (i.e.

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Blood Test Study Meets Goal, Validates Epic’s Prostate Cancer Target

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Epic Sciences has commercialized a blood test that can predict how likely a patient with late-stage prostate cancer treated with hormones is likely to respond to an additional course of such therapy.

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Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

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Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly?

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The Trade Desk Adds Board Member

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Ventura-based The Trade Desk , which develops advertising technology, said Monday afternoon that it has added Lise Buyer to its Board of Directors. Buyer is Managing Partner of the Class V Group, a consulting firm that advises companies on initial public offerings. According to The Trade Desk, Buyer had advised the company prior to its IPO in September 2016.

Meat 2.0: The Future of Protein Production and Consumption in a Conscious World

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -- MEAT 2.0: The Future of Protein Production and Consumption in a Conscious World. Central Coast MIT Forum. Join us on March 20th as we learn about a few of the new offerings of protein, meat, and seafood (e.g., plant-based proteins, cell-based meat, and meat and seafood obtained through regenerative farming) from the folks in charge of these emerging industries. See [link] (more

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The Role of the Student Engineer in Medicine and Innovation

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The last 50 years have seen many great technical advances in medical treatments, ranging from drug delivery and imaging to skin grafts and prosthetics. These advances—both large and small—have drawn on many fields and have transformed patient care.

Tesla Model Y orders are now open

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Customers can already place an order for the Tesla Model Y, a mid-sized crossover SUV that won’t go into production until 2020. Tesla requires a $2,500 deposit to complete the order for the all-electric vehicle, according to information posted on its website.

How to watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model Y

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Tesla is scheduled to reveal the Model Y — the next electric vehicle in the electric automaker’s lineup — tonight at an event in Los Angeles after, not months, but years of teasers and hints from CEO Elon Musk. Tesla will live stream the Model Y unveiling event at 8 pm PT via its website.

Myspace Accidentally Loses 12 Years Of Music

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Remember Myspace ? The onetime social networking site, founded in Los Angeles, is now owned by Meredith Corporation and is still active as an online music discovery site. However, the site has quite a bit less music now, after the site accidentally lost all of the music uploaded to the site uploaded between 2003 and 2015. The 12 years worth of music included over 50 million songs uploaded from 14 million artists.

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Techstars Foundation Opens Grant Applications From Nonprofits

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The Techstars Foundation , the nonprofit arm of startup accelerator operator Techstars which is focused on increasing the number of under-represented entrepreneurs in the technology industry, is looking to give $10,000 to $50,000 to nonprofits working in the area, Techstars said Friday.

Report: Backstage Capital Shifting To Accelerator Model After Fundraising Issues

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West Hollywood-based venture investment firm Backstage Capital is shifting entirely to an accelerator model, according to reports today, after failing to raise a new, $36M venture capital fund. The report--from Axios--said the fund is now entirely focused on its accelerator, Backstage Studio, and also has been cutting staff. Backstage Capital focuses on focuses on minorities, including women, People of Color, and LGBT founders.

Interview with Ryan Disraeli And Stacy Stubblefield, Telesign

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For this morning's interview, we thought we'd catch up with two of the co-founders of Marina Del Rey-based Telesign (www.telesign.com), Ryan Disraeli and Stacy Stubblefield. Telesign--which now has over 300 employees-- recently was acquired by BICS in a deal worth $230M. Disraeli also recently was appointed as CEO of the company. Ryan and Stacy co-founded Telesign over 15 years ago along with their co-founder, Darren Berkovitz. Talk about Telesign and what you do?

Allied Wallet Connects In Norway

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Los Angeles-based payment services provider Allied Wallet says it has connected its payment systems to a number of payment services in Norway, as part of its international expansion. According to the company, it now supports BankAxess, Mobilepay, Paylevo, and Trustly, four Norwegian payment systems. Allied Wallet is led by CEO Andy Khawaja; the company provides it payment processing services to businesses. READ MORE>>.

Teledyne Wins $20M F-35 Contract

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Teledyne Advanced Electronics Solutions (AES), a business unit of Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne , reports this morning that it has won a $20M contract related to its support of the F-35 aircraft program. According to Teledyne, the contract--which runs for fiscal years 2019 through 2021--is with Harris Corporation.Teledyne AES said the award is to develop and deliver fiber optic quad transceiver products for the military aircraft.

SEC Claims Elon Musk Continuing Reckless Tweets About Tesla

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in Monday in a legal filing that Elon Musk is continuing to send out "reckless" tweets about Tesla, despite a legal agreement by Tesla and Elon Musk to ensure that his tweets about Tesla production numbers and other information that might be material to the company.

Dentulu Looks To Bring On-Demand Dentistry To LA

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Too busy to bother with a visit to the dentist? A new, Los Angeles startup, Dentulu , is hoping to make it easier for you to handle dental care--saying it wants to allow patients to book a dental appointment much like they might book a ride on Uber. According to Dentulu, it has developed a mobile app, which it plans to launch in April, which where it says it will offer up preventative and restorative dental care to patients ages 18 years and older. The company says its services start at $299.

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Viasat Selected By Canadian Army Project

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Carlsbad-based satellite communications equipment and services provider Viasat is being used in a satellite communications effort by the Canadian Army, the company announced this morning. According to Viasat, its KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT) was selected by the Canadian Department of National Defence in September 2018 to support a project being implemented in partnership with MDA, a Maxar Technologies company. Financial details of the award was not announced by Viasat.

Qualcomm Backs OneWeb In $1.25 Billion Funding For Satellite Communications

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is one of the lead investors in a big, $1.25 billion funding round for satellite communications startup OneWeb , which was announced this morning. According to Silicon Valley-based OneWeb, the $1.25 billion funding brings its total raised to $3.4 billion. The funding round was led by SoftBank Group Corp., Grupo Salinas, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and the Government of Rwanda.

Fisker Announces New Sub-$40,000 SUV

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Los Angeles-based electric car startup Fisker announced a brand new vehicle today, a sub-$40,000 SUV, promising that it will start shipping to customers in the second half of 2021. Fisker, run by auto designer Henrik Fisker, said the new vehicle will have close to 300 miles of range and start below $40,000, but is not expected to have a driveable prototype of the vehicle until the end of this year.

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Cubic Acquires Nuvotronics

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San Diego-based Cubic Corporation said late Thursday that it has acquired Nuvotrpnics , a provider of microfabricated radio frequency (RF) products, in a deal worth $64M in cash plus up to $8M in earn out. Nuvotronics is based in Durham, North Carolina. According to Cubic, the deal will help it enhance its Cubic Mission Solutions' portfolio.

TuSimple Aims New Product At Self Driving Truck Market

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San Diego-based TuSimple , a startup which is developing camera and vision systems for the self-driving truck market, announced on Tuesday that it has launched a new vision system which it hopes to deploy into self-driving truck fleets. According to the company, its system will go into volume production in Q2, and will be deployed in Q3 of 2019. tuSimple says its systems are based on CMOS image sensors from Sony Semiconductor Solutions, and will work at night and in low light operation.

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Coffee Meetup: From Immigrant to Entrepreneur

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Friday, March 22, 2019 -- Coffee Meetup: From Immigrant to Entrepreneur. Crosscampus. Amir will share his experience as an immigrant entrepreneur. We'll learn how he overcame the challenge of losing his father as a teen and moving to the US from Iran, and how he became committed to entrepreneurship and solar power. See [link] (more

Keiretsu Forum Orange County

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum Orange County. Angel investment meeting. See [link] (more

Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles. Angel investment meeting. See [link] (more

Westlake Village Investor Forum / March 2019

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum Westlake Village. Angel investment meeting. See [link].

SaneBox Connects Into Ingram Micro's Cloud Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based email software developer SaneBox , which develops artificial intelligence software that helps people prioritize and sort their emails, is now available on the cloud marketplace run by technology distributor Ingram Micro. According to SaneBox, the move will make it easier for its channel partners to sell the SaneBox AI and productivity products alongside other software-as-a-service applications.

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Lytx Wins Concrete Hauler For Driver Safety Systems

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San Diego-based Lytx , which develops vidoe-based driver safety systems for the commercial and public sector, reported this morning that it has scored a win with concrete company Lauren Concrete. According to Lytx, Lauren Concrete, which has a fleet of 245 concrete mixing vehicles, 18-wheel hauling trucks, and pick-up trucks, will roll out its systems to its entire fleet.

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