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QR Codes Facilitate Contactless Ordering

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Diners might soon find QR codes popping up on tables as local restaurants reopen under new health and safety guidelines designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19

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Arch Shifts VFX Work to the Cloud

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The coronavirus pandemic has slowed the visual effects industry, but Hollywood-based Arch Platform Technologies Inc. is helping to bring VFX artists back to their workstations, virtually

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8minute Solar to Build Plant

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Mid-Wilshire-based 8minute Solar Energy has signed a contract to develop a 250-megawatt solar energy and storage project in Kern County

Headspace Adds $48 Million to Series C

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Headspace Inc., the Santa Monica-based meditation app developer, has raised an additional $47.7 million in equity from 10 investors for its Series C funding round

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.

AECOM Names New CEO

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Century City-based AECOM has named Troy Rudd to become its new chief executive, replacing longtime CEO Michael Burke

Modern Animal Provides Clients Virtual Pet Care

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Modern Animal Inc., a company that provides telemedicine services in its veterinary clinic, opened its first location in Beverly Grove in April

SpaceX Launches Satellite for Space Force

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SpaceX successfully launched the company's first mission for the U.S. Space Force

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Snap Rolls Out Shows, New Lenses

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In a series of moves seemingly made with one eye on advertisers and the other on rapidly growing competitor TikTok, Snap Inc. recently announced shoppable shows, rolled out music lenses and signed partnerships with third-party developers

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

AEG Plans 5G for Staples Center, LA Live by 2021

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Instantaneous livestreaming and multi-angle replay might become a reality next year for music and sports fans at Staples Center and L.A.

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TPx Communications Names Joos as CEO

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Managed services provider TPX Communications appoints Don Joos as chief executive officer

Fintech Startup Altruist Raises $8.5 Million

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Venice-based startup Altruist Corp. raised an $8.5 million Series A round

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BYD Delivers First Buses as Part of Anaheim Order

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BYD Motors Inc., a downtown-based electric vehicle maker, delivered to Anaheim the first two electric buses of a previously announced 40-bus order, BYD announced Feb.

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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

HyreCar Leans Into Deliveries

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HyreCar Inc., the digital car-sharing marketplace, has set its first partnership with a car manufacturer

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Miso Seeking $30M Round

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Miso Robotics Inc., a Pasadena-based robotics and artificial intelligence company, is seeking to raise a $30 million Series C through crowdfunding on the SeedInvest platform

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

LA’s Electric Vehicle Talent Pool Is Driving Industry Changes

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Southern California’s demand for electric vehicle industry skilled workers will continue to grow, further pushing up salaries and filling local training classrooms, according to a new report

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

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

SpaceX Adds Satellite Client for Latest Launch

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, launched 58 Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket on June 13, then successfully landed the rocket on a waiting SpaceX ship at sea

Safe at Home

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Ring is one of the most recognized brands and most widely used technologies in a smart-home market that’s expected to total $101.1 billion in 2020

SpaceX Receives Funding from NASA to Aid Moon, Mars Missions

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SpaceX is one of 14 companies awarded grants from NASA to boost the agency's mission to return to the Moon and to eventually land on Mars

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Burke to Remain CEO at AECOM

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Michael Burke, who had been expected to step down as chief executive at Century City-based engineering company AECOM at the end of March, will remain at the helm of the company for the foreseeable future

8minute Solar to Build Plant

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Mid-Wilshire-based 8minute Solar Energy has signed a contract to develop a 250-megawatt solar energy and storage project in Kern County

BYD Sells 130 Electric Buses to LADOT

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BYD Motors will deliver 130 electric buses to the L.A. Department of Transportation, the company's largest order yet

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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Fintech Finli Helps Small Businesses Find Customers

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Finli Inc., a downtown-based fintech startup, is adapting to the Covid-19 crisis by helping its customers adapt

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SRAX Raises $5.5 Million to Fuel European Expansion

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Advertising technology software firm SRAX Inc. announced Tuesday it will bring its product offerings to Europe, an expansion made possible by the closing of an Aug. 12 equity worth $5.5 million

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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

MomentFeed Chooses New Chief Executive

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Santa Monica-based customer management software developer MomentFeed Inc. appointed Nick Hedges as its new chief executive July 9

DroneBase Raises $8M, Sets Plans for Expansion

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Santa Monica-based aerial data analytics company DroneBase Inc. announced $7.5 million in Series C funding, as well as expansion to the renewable energy market and its first overseas office in Germany

HyreCar Leans Into Deliveries

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HyreCar Inc., the digital car-sharing marketplace, has set its first partnership with a car manufacturer

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Rocket Lab USA Planning Monthly Satellite Missions

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Rocket Lab USA Inc., the Long Beach-based space systems company, is targeting monthly launches for the remainder of 2020 following a successful June 12 mission that deployed satellites for NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and the University of New South Wales Canberra Space

DroneBase Raises $8M, Sets Plans for Expansion

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Santa Monica-based aerial data analytics company DroneBase Inc. announced $7.5 million in Series C funding, as well as expansion to the renewable energy market and its first overseas office in Germany

Postmates is Arriving at Dodger Stadium

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The Los Angeles Dodgers named San Francisco-based mobile app Postmates Inc. as a concessions partner - bringing the ease of food pickup into the stadium

Social Networking Startup MeWe Raises $4.5 Million

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Culver City-based social networking startup Sgrouples Inc., doing business as MeWe, announced it raised $4.5 million in a venture round, bringing its total funding to $15 million since launching in 2012

Fisker Previews First Electric Vehicle

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Torrance-based electric vehicle developer Fisker Inc. will debut its first fully electric sport utility vehicle in January 2020

Fair Obtains $500 Million Credit Facility

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Car leasing startup Fair secured a $500 million loan from Mizuho Bank in the company's third line of credit since July

SpaceX Wins $135 Million Contract

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, was awarded a $135 million contract by NASA as part of a nearly $1 billion effort to return astronauts to the moon by 2024

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Women’s Clubs Find a Way

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Chief, a private executive organization designed to help women network their way into positions of power, had big plans to open a 13,000-square-foot, multiuse clubhouse on La Cienega Boulevard near Melrose Avenue this spring

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Aerojet Secures $1.8 Billion NASA Project

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Rocket propulsion manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., a subsidiary of El Segundo-based Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc., was awarded a $1.79 billion follow-on contract by NASA to manufacture engines