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LA’s Burgeoning Agtech Industry Sees Green Acres Ahead

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While plenty of tech companies are interested in filling up consumers’ feeds, some are more interested in feeding consumers

Oracle Agreement for TikTok Sets Technology Partnership

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Facing a Sept. 20 deadline from the White House to find a buyer for its U.S. operations, TikTok parent company ByteDance Ltd. has accepted a bid from Oracle Corp

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Oracle Agreement for TikTok Sets Technology Partnership

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Facing a Sept. 20 deadline from the White House to find a buyer for its U.S. operations, TikTok parent company ByteDance Ltd. has accepted a bid from Oracle Corp

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Harvest Pack Takes Eco-Friendly Approach to Food Packaging

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Torrance-based Harvest Pack Inc. has found an evergreen niche in the food packaging business

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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.

Hawke Media, LA Stage Ecommerce Conference

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Sawtelle-based marketing consulting firm Hawke Media has partnered with the city of Los Angeles for the inaugural Ecommerce Week LA, a virtual event taking place from Sept. 28 to Oct.

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Digital Solutions Assist Art Galleries

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With in-person gallery visits largely halted by the pandemic, the business of art has taken a severe hit

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AI Company Beyond Limits Raises $113 Million

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Glendale-based artificial intelligence company Beyond Limits Inc. has raised $113 million in a Series C funding round with another roughly $20 million committed

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Uncertainty Surrounds TikTok Deal

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The fate of TikTok may still be up in the air

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Post-Breakup Apps Help Women Move On

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After going through a difficult breakup, Elle Huerta created what she thought she and others in her situation needed: an app for women who had recently split from their partners

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TikTok Remains Active While Weighing Its Options

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The clock is ticking for TikTok

Canoo to Go Public in $600 Million SPAC Deal

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Torrance-based electric vehicle developer Canoo Inc. has announced plans to go public through a reverse merger in a deal designed to provide $600 million in total capital

TrueCar Expands Management Team

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TrueCar Inc., the Santa Monica-based online car-buying marketplace, has named three executives to its expanded management team and has added a member to the company’s board

Restrictions by China Narrow Options for TikTok

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Already facing limited options amid pressure from the White House, any deal for the U.S. operations of TikTok may now encounter opposition from the Chinese government

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QLess Software Helps Businesses Cut the Line

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With social distancing and masks likely to remain a reality for a while longer, Pasadena-based QLess Inc. is poised to help businesses reduce in-person queues

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Video-Sharing App Triller Acquires Halogen Networks

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Video-sharing platform Triller, which is owned by Century City-based Proxima Media, has completed the acquisition of Halogen Networks

eTailPet Helps Small Stores Boost Their Online Presence

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Santa Monica-based eTail Pet Inc. is giving small pet stores a longer leash in the digital space

Miso Robotics Names Bell as Chief Executive

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Miso Robotics Inc., the Pasadena-based robotics and artificial intelligence company, has appointed tech veteran Michael Bell as its new chief executive

TikTok Rejects Microsoft, Partners With Oracle

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TikTok’s parent company, Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd., has rejected the acquisition proposal from Microsoft Corp. and reportedly accepted a bid from Oracle Corp

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CropSwap App Connects Local Farmers, Consumers

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Silver Lake-based CropSwap Inc. is trying to move farmers markets onto a mobile app

Graze Makes the Cut with Robotic Mowers

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Santa Monica-based Future Labs V Inc., which does business as Graze, wants to revolutionize the landscape industry with its robotic lawn mowers

Virgin Orbit to Make Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients

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Virgin Orbit will start making a "bridge ventilator" for partially recovered Covid-19 patients at its Long Beach manufacturing facility

AltaSea Signs Agreement to Work With Scripps, UCSD

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AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, a nonprofit company focused on the ocean economy, announced Aug. 3 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the UC San Diego to share resources to support the development of ocean-related projects at both institutions

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TikTok Discussing Options With US

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TikTok’s parent company, Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd., is reportedly in discussions with the U.S. government on ways to avoid a complete sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations

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Star Gazer

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Steve Isakowitz is president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., the nation’s only federally funded research and development center focused on aerospace

Caltech Wins $1.1 Billion Patent Verdict Against Apple, Broadcom

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Caltech won a $1.1 billion verdict against Apple and Broadcom for allegedly infringing on the Pasadena university's wireless technology patents

SpaceX Hits Another Milestone With Launches

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. conducted two launches last week using its Falcon 9 rockets, including one mission that marked another milestone for the Hawthorne-based aerospace company

Rocket Lab Deploys First In-House Satellite

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Long Beach-based Rocket Lab USA Inc. made a successful return to flight on Aug. 30, rebounding from a July mission where the company lost its launch vehicle and client payloads

Tech Titans See Gains as Industry Becomes Even More Essential

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While many industries have struggled in the face of Covid-19, companies in the nimble tech sector have adapted quickly and, in many cases, even thrived

AllVoices Harassment Reporting App Raises $3 Million

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AllVoices, an app that enables employees to anonymously report harassment and other workplace issues, raised $3 million in seed funding

Spot Parking Rolls Out Mapping Tool to Help Local Businesses

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Santa Monica-based Spot Parking (US) Inc. is repurposing its mapping technology to build a tool that helps business communities stay on top of ever-changing Covid-19 regulations

Innovative Companies Turn LA into an AI Hub

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The idea of artificial intelligence may conjure up images of robots and mechanical automation, but for businesses, the technology’s applications are much more wide-ranging

Miso Robotics Names Bell as CEO

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Miso Robotics Inc., the Pasadena-based robotics and artificial intelligence company, has appointed tech veteran Michael Bell as its new chief executive

Sootchy App Helps Parents Crowdfund College Costs

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The downtown-based startup wants to help parents leverage their friends and family networks to help cover college costs

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Soochy App Helps Parents Crowdfund College Costs

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The downtown-based startup wants to help parents leverage their friends and family networks to help cover college costs

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Bingie App Tunes Into Viewer Recommendations

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When it comes to movie and TV show recommendations, El Segundo-based app developer Bingie Inc. wants to prioritize friends and family over algorithms

Music Platform Stem Secures $10 Million in Funding

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West Hollywood-based Stem Disintermedia Inc. has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Slow Ventures with follow on investment from Santa Monica-based Upfront Ventures and Aspect Ventures

Rocket Lab Signs Launch Deal With OHB Group

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Rocket Lab USA Inc. has signed a contract with European space technology company OHB Group to launch a communications satellite for an OHB customer

Mayer’s Departure Could Speed Sale of TikTok

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Less than four months after joining then high-flying TikTok as chief executive, former Walt Disney Co. veteran Kevin Mayer departed the company last week

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Media Draws a Crowd in Silicon Beach

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As digital media continues to evolve, and as entertainment plays an increasingly crucial role in the category, Silicon Beach has developed into an essential location for big and ambitious companies

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Solar Startup Heliogen Looks to Power Plants, Refineries

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For decades, solar technology experts have sought to generate electricity. But Pasadena-based Heliogen has a new technology that swaps fossil fuels for solar energy in industrial applications

TikTok Launches Extensive Marketing Campaign

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TikTok is ramping up its marketing efforts in the face of a potential ban in the United States and data security investigations in Europe

Post-Breakup Apps Help Women Move On

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After going through a difficult breakup, Elle Huerta created what she thought she and others in her situation needed: an app for women who had recently split from their partners

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