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Miso Robotics' Robot Chef Continues Work at Dodger Stadium

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A Pasadena robotics and artificial intelligence outfit that’s been using a robot to fry chicken tenders at Dodger Stadium just gave the bots an upgrade to include the frying skill

L.A. Among the Finalists for Amazon’s 2nd Headquarters

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Los Angeles was named by Amazon as one of the 20 finalist cities for the Seattle e-commerce giant’s second headquarters

Vertebrae Launches Augmented Reality E-Commerce Platform

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Santa Monica-based augmented reality advertising and software provider Vertebrae announced Nov. 12 the launch of its new e-commerce AR platform, Axis

Apple to Employ 1,000 at New Culver City Office

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Apple Inc. plans to employ 1,000 people in a new office in Culver City, the Cupertino, Calif.-based based tech giant announced today

Nfusz Inc. Enters Partnership With Instapage

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Hollywood-headquartered sales intelligence software outfit Nfusz Inc. announced Jan. 11 it entered a strategic partnership with Instapage Inc., based in San Francisco, to bring Nfusz’s interactive video

West Hollywood Vacation Rental Outfit Raises $5 Million

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AvantStay, a West Hollywood-based hospitality firm that provides short-term vacation rentals to groups, announced Dec. 19 it received $5 million in a round led by Menlo park investment firm Bullpen Capital

Game Developer Pearl Abyss Moves to Manhattan Beach

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Pearl Abyss Corp., based in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea, announced Dec. 12 it will move from a temporary office in Irvine, Calif., to establish a full-time U.S. headquarters at the Omni Group Towers in Manhattan Beach

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 5: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Creates New Venture

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Upfront Ventures leads $14 million MetaCX round; Axiomatic invests in Matcherino; Hyperloop Transportation Technologies links with German port authority

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Google Expands in Silicon Beach

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Alphabet Inc.-subsidiary subsidiary Google moved into the Spruce Goose hangar in Playa Vista Oct. 3, two years after it began leasing the space

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Hackers Steal Client Data From Line 204 Studios

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Line 204, a Hollywood film and television production and rental company, said today hackers had stolen its client database. The extent of the breach is still being determined

Fair Raises $385 Million, Led by SoftBank

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Car leasing and financing provider Fair announced Dec. 20 it completed a $385 million Series B round, led by SoftBank Group Corp. Following this round, Fair now has access to nearly a $1 billion in debt capital since its 2016 founding and has raised over $500 million in equity to date

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Xprize Names Anousheh Ansari Chief Executive

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Playa Vista-based Xprize Foundation Inc. on Oct. 18 named technology entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari is its new chief executive

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 2: Science Closes $75 Million Fund

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Science closes $75 million fund; Elon Musk’s Boring Co. sells all its flamethrowers; and Snapchat is selling hats and sweatshirts inside its app

Cesppa Closes $1.5 Million Seed Round

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Cheviot Hills-headquartered anti-hacking startup Cesppa Inc. closed a $1.5 million seed round July 26, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing

Easy Access: Openpath Looks to Make Building Security More Efficient

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Openpath Security Inc. wants to make sure you never get locked out of the office again

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LA Ranks Second in Tech Office Market Rent Growth

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Los Angeles’ technology sector is growing, according to a recent study from real estate brokerage firm CBRE Group Inc

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Los Angeles Convention Center Installs Permanent 5G Network

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The Los Angeles Convention Center just added 5G capabilities to its growing list of offerings designed to draw business to downtown

H1Z1 Pro League Shuts Down, Citing Funding Failures

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Roughly two months after it was first reported that Patrick Soon-Shiong’s El Segundo e-sports arena was to house the H1Z1 Pro League, the League announced it will cease operations due to payment issues

Inspire’s Energy Experiment: Flat Rates Billed as ‘Subscription Service’

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Santa Monica-based Inspire Energy Holdings has a unique pitch for an energy company: selling power to customers on a subscription basis with flat monthly payments

Razor, Lime Deploy E-Scooters in LA

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Four months after announcing its arrival in Long Beach, Cerritos-based Razor USA will bring shared electric scooters to LA, as well

Jam City Acquires Bingo Pop Mobile Game

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Culver City–headquartered mobile game developer Jam City Inc. reported Nov. 28 it acquired a new title from Uken Studios Inc., which does business as Uken Games. The news came less than two weeks after Jam City announced its strategic partnership agreement with the Walt Disney Co

Momentum IoT Lands $3.1 Million

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Long Beach-based mixed fleet management software developer Momentum IoT announced Sept. 10 it raised $3.1 million

Cornerstone Buys Grovo Learning for $24M

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. has acquired privately held Grovo Learning Inc., a New York City-based technology company

Fighting Suicide With Software

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Adolescent suicides – and preventing them –is in the crosshairs of a software firm

Cannabis Crypto Firm Settles SEC Lawsuit

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Cryptocurrency company ParagonCoin announces settlement with SEC

Soon-Shiong’s NantWorks Invests in Daybreak Games

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Wilshire-based NantWorks, a diversified holding company run by Patrick Soon-Shiong, announced Sept. 6 it invested an undisclosed sum into Daybreak Game Co., creating through the investment a joint venture titled NantG Mobile

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VR Goes Out of Box

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Economic reality forces VR firms to switch focus for wider audience

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SpaceX Breaks Launch Record

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SpaceX reaches new heights with record-breaking rocket launch

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Activision Blizzard Names New President; Leadership Team Members

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Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard Inc. named J. Allen Brack its new president of Blizzard Entertainment Oct. 4, alongside two new promotions to the executive leadership team

Amazon to Team With L.A. Community Colleges for Cloud Computing Certificate Program

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Amazon.com Inc.’s s Amazon Web Services announced Aug. 9 that it will collaborate with the California Cloud Workforce Project (CA Cloud) and 19 community colleges in Los Angeles County to offer a regional cloud computing certificate. To date, this is the first program of its kind created by Amazon and local colleges

Cloud9 Plans New Esports Facility

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Santa Monica e-sports organization Cloud9 Esports Inc. has raised a $53.6 million Series B round finalized Oct.

Robo Chef: Miso Robotics Gets Out of the Lab and Into the Kitchen

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Miso Robotics Inc. doesn’t believe robots should take every job – just some unpleasant ones

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Local Energy Firm Executive Forms Project Financing Company

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The chief executive of Arensis Corp., a downtown provider of micro waste-to-energy systems, has formed a separate project financing company that will use blockchain and smart-meter technology to better target potential customers, Arensis announced Sept.

OGN Plans E-sports Arena in Manhattan Beach, Partners With PubG

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South Korean broadcast company OGN is constructing a 3,500-square-foot e-sports arena in Manhattan Beach, and selected game developer PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Co. better known as PubG Co.) as its first league partner

Silicon Beach Report May 23: Real Office Centers, Co-Working Tenants Evicted from Santa Monica Office

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Real Office Centers, co-working tenants evicted from Santa Monica office, Snapchat launches custom group stories, and Pepsi to label millions of cans with Snapchat codes