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Brightline Firms Up Vegas High Speed Rail Line Connection to Metrolink Rail Network

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Brightline West, the affiliate of Miami-based Brightline Holdings that is planning to build a high-speed rail line from Las Vegas to Southern California, is close to solidifying the planned line’s connection to the Metrolink rail system, allowing passengers to travel by rail from Las Vegas to downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station.

Fintech Launches Crypto Bank Account for Hispanics

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A West Hollywood-based fintech announced the launch of a banking program Dec. 20 aimed at building Hispanic wealth through stakes in the crypto sector

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Clean Tech Startup Mote Unveils Plans for $100M Carbon Capture Plant

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There’s a new local entrant in the global decarbonization race: Culver City-based cleantech startup Mote Inc

LA County Warehouse Operators Face New Emissions Rules

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Come June, managers overseeing local warehouses larger than 150,000 square feet will have start keeping track of trucks arriving at their cargo docks in addition to handling their merchandise

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.

Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck Shares Why He Keeps Things Complex

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Peter Beck realized space flight was his dream while looking at the night sky as a toddler with his dad

Anti-Drone Directed Energy System Maker Epirus Raises $200M

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Torrance-based Epirus Inc., which makes a microwave technology-based system to take out drones, announced Feb. 15 that it had raised $200 million in Series C funding, money that it intends to use to expand and to explore commercial power management applications for its technology

HiveWatch Makes Security Scalable

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With a decade of experience in technology and law enforcement, Ryan Schonfeld knows a thing or two about security

Solar Energy Company Heliogen Set for New Year’s Eve Debut on NYSE

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As the clock was running out on 2021, L.A. County was poised to get another publicly traded company: Pasadena-based solar technology firm Heliogen Inc

Fintech OpenNode Eyes Cryptocurrency Future

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If Super Bowl ads are any indication, public interest in cryptocurrency is reaching new heights, meaning merchants large and small may be investigating the possibility of accepting payments in digital currencies like Bitcoin

GoGuardian Leads Edtech Growth, Industry to Reach $80B by 2028

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In grade school, Advait Shinde never felt he was truly learning

Curling Center Reflects Vernon’s Push to Grow Beyond Industrial Reputation

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Peter Dohm’s list of top places to build an ice curling facility in 2019 did not include Vernon

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NVISIONx Raises $4.6 Million for Cybersecurity Platform

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The cybersecurity industry has advanced significantly over the last decade, but data breaches and ransomware attacks at large corporations continue to occur relatively frequently

Activision Blizzard to Pay $18 Million to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

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The gaming giant, which posted in $2.3 billion in quarterly revenue, also said it's working to upgrade its policies and training to prevent harassment

Abundant Robots Aims to Automate Apple Picking

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To many city dwellers, the idea of apple picking might bring to mind a pleasant fall activity

Heliogen to Build Manufacturing Plant in Long Beach

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Pasadena-based solar energy technology company Heliogen Inc. announced Feb. 22 that it is building its first full-scale manufacturing facility in Long Beach, with production lines expected to start operation in the third quarter

Coco Delivers Big Results With Small Robots

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Last summer, Cyan Robotics Inc., better known as Coco, was just Brad Squicciarini, Zach Rash and a robot on the streets of Santa Monica

SpaceX Acquires Swarm Technologies

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SpaceX has agreed to purchase Swarm Technologies, which designs small satellites to manage internet-of-things services

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Open Blends Mindfulness With Tech

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After years of working with major companies and startups in the busy tech ecosystem of San Francisco, Raed Khawaja needed to take a deep breath

Long Beach Airport Begins Work on $25M Taxiway Improvement Project

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Construction began earlier this month on a $25 million project to reconstruct a major taxiway at Long Beach Airport, according to an announcement from city of Long Beach, which runs the airport

LA Companies Give Renters More Ways to Charge EVs

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Electric vehicles are touted as the future, especially in Los Angeles where the city’s climate goals call for 80% of vehicles sold to be electric by 2028 — seven years ahead of the state’s 2035 cutoff for gasoline-powered auto sales

Triller Looks Toward IPO in July

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Century City-based TrillerNet, the owner of short-form video platform Triller, is preparing to file a confidential direct listing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in July that values the company at more than $5 billion, according to a source familiar with the plans

$588M Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project Passes Key Milestone

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It may be the largest construction project in Los Angeles history, but until recently, construction work related to the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement bridge had mainly been a local affair, rarely intruding on Angelenos’ larger consciousness

Whatnot Sees Livestream Success

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When Roger Caneda discovered Whatnot Inc. in January, selling trading cards was just a side hustle

UCLA Spinout Concrete-AI Closes $2M Seed Round for Concrete Efficiency Platform

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Westwood-based Concrete-AI Inc., a UCLA spinout with technology to enable more efficient use of concrete, announced January 13th that it has raised $2 million in a seed financing round led by Boston-based Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment

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Long Beach Reemerges as an Aerospace Hub

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From startups to established titans, aerospace companies are expanding their presence in Long Beach

United Airlines Opens $352 Million Hangar Facility at LAX

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A lot of focus on the $14 billion makeover of Los Angeles International Airport has been on improvements that passengers will see, but new facilities are also emerging behind the scenes

Nacelle Raises $50 Million For Ecommerce Solutions

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Software company Nacelle has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round

Edison Moves Forward With $1.2B Battery Storage Contract

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Last month, Southern California Edison, the electric utility subsidiary of Rosemead-based Edison International, announced two major moves to reduce reliance on greenhouse gases (GHG

SpaceX Acts to Launch Mars-Bound Rockets From Florida

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. commenced construction in Florida on a launchpad to send its Starship Mars rocket to the red planet

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Willa App Helps Freelancers Get Paid

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Kristofer Sommestad has worked with freelance creators throughout his career in technology

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LA Companies Hop Aboard NFT Bandwagon

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Akash Nigam, founder and chief executive of Venice-based Genies Inc., said he wasn’t entirely sure what a nonfungible token was until last summer when he met with Dapper Labs Inc. Chief Executive Roham Gharegozlou

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USC, Amazon Plan Center for Machine Learning Research

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USC is partnering with Amazon.com Inc. to create a research center focused on privacy and security issues related to machine learning and artificial intelligence

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Media, Entertainment Drive LA’s Growth as a Tech Hub

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Los Angeles is cementing its status as a hotspot for the tech industry

LA’s Greentech Industry is Growing

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From zero-emission transportation to clean energy, L.A.’s s environmental technology industry has boomed in recent years

Meet the Tech Companies Keeping LA’s Music Industry Humming

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The music industry in Los Angeles has grown to encompass far more than just production

Fisker to Raise $625 Million to Fund Second EV Model

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Manhattan Beach-based Fisker Inc. is lining up capital to start production on a second electric vehicle in late 2023 after unveiling a debt offering of $625 million

LA’s Greentech Industry on the Rise

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From zero-emission transportation to clean energy, L.A.’s s environmental technology industry has boomed in recent years

Heliogen Raises $108 Million for Solar Energy Technology

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Pasadena-based energy technology company Heliogen Inc. has raised a total of $108 million in two funding rounds to help develop its industrial solar energy technology, the company announced June 15

EV-Maker VinFast Moves to Playa Vista, Plans US Expansion

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Last week was a busy one for VinFast. The EV-maker, a subsidiary of Vietnam-based VinFast Trading and Service Co., moved into a 15,000-square-foot space in Playa Vista to set up its U.S. headquarters

LA Tech Companies Shake Up Real Estate Industry Norms

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Lindsay McLean, founder and chief executive of Home-Lister Inc., said the idea for the company came to her after working with a real estate agent to sell her first home

Sam Altman-Backed Coco Scores $36 Million for Food Delivery Robots

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Coco partners with 18 local restaurants, including Umami Burger, Jinya Ramen Bar and Alfalfa

Retina AI Raises $8 Million in Series A

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Santa Monica-based analytics company Retina AI Inc. has raised $8 million in Series A funding for its artificial intelligence platform for consumer insights