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AEG Invests in E-sports Team Immortals

L.A. Business Journal

E-sports is finding a home in downtown. Anschutz Entertainment Group announced an investment in e-sports franchise Immortals that makes it a team owner and home-venue operator for the team

What is the Right Burn Rate for your Startup?

Both Sides of the Table

One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable “burn rate” is.

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Should Startups Care About Profitability?

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There are certain topics that even some of the smartest people I talk with who aren’t startup oriented can’t fully grok. One of them is whether profitability matters.

Repare Nabs $68M To Find Synthetic Lethal Cancer Targets Beyond PARP

Xconomy

The concept of synthetic lethality has been around for decades, but only recently has it been exploited for cancer therapy. The idea is to hit cancer cells in at least two places at once; the trick is to find the right combination of genetic mutations that make the cells vulnerable.

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Introducing Xconomy Voices (Podcast), Episode 1: Mary Lou Jepsen

Xconomy

It’s always been Xconomy’s mission to reach audiences—both here on our website, and at our many live events around the country—with deep insights into the innovation process, divined from experts embedded in the world’s most important hubs of high-tech entrepreneurship.

Snap, Time Warner Sign $100M Content And Ad Deal

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Venice, California-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat, and Time Warner announced on Monday that the two are in a $100M deal, where the two will collaborate on both content and advertising. According to the companies, Time Warner will develop and produce shows for Snapchat, from its wide range of networks and entertainment companies. The two also said Time Warner will purchase advertising for HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros. on Snapchat over the next two years. READ MORE>>.

Expert Dojo Investor Festival

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 29, 2017 -- Expert Dojo Investor Festival. Q2 Investor Festival – Where Startups Meet Investors. You have been working hard building the foundation for a great business. Now its time to meet strategic investors who can provide you the investment you need to grow to the next level. Without a doubt we have over 80 of the highest caliber investors attending and can cater for seed, series A and series B funding. We have something for every great startup. See [link].

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Will tech kill your job?

Berkonomics

Close. Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. “My My job as a (newspaper publisher telephone installer, stockbroker, travel agent, retail store manager) is safe as this economy continues to grow.” Thought so. We are in a decade of creative destruction that will affect most everybody.

VR Playhouse Launches Virtual Reality Training Program

L.A. Business Journal

Glassell Park-based boutique studio VR Playhouse has launched an educational program meant to attract students, artists, developers and directors to the virtual reality industry, according to a company statement

Alzheimer’s Drug Pipeline Analysis: Have We Hit Peak Amyloid?

Xconomy

A 2014 report provided a stark frame of reference for the challenge of fighting Alzheimer’s disease, showing that 99.6 percent of all drugs in the field had failed in one way or another. Led by Jeffrey Cummings, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, the same authors recently published a new report on the Alzheimer’s drug pipeline.

Cast & Crew Taps PayPal Exec As Chief Technology Officer

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , which provides technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, has snagged a PayPal executive to serve as its new Chief Technology Officer. The company said today that Andrew Patterson, who was previously Senior Director, Transaction Engineering at PayPal Holdings, has joined as Chief Technology Officer.

Startups In The Sky: The Future of News

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 -- The Future of News. Startups In The Sky. Journalism, Media, and the Future Where does reporting go next? Can Fake News be stopped? How does tech help create the next golden age? See [link] (more

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Snap and Time Warner Sign $100 Million Content Deal

L.A. Business Journal

Snap Inc. and Time Warner Inc. announced a global partnership to develop made-for-Snap shows over the next two years. The deal, reportedly valued at $100 million, will include both entertainment and advertising content

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Partners With South Korea

L.A. Business Journal

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced new partnerships with South Korean entities as it moves forward on its plans to implement its patented technologies in South Korea

Silicon Beach Report June 19: Snap Signs $100 Million Deal With Time Warner

L.A. Business Journal

Snap signs $100 million deal with Time Warner, Garcetti, Musk discusses tunnel possibility and cloud service company wants $550 million

Silicon Beach Report June 22: VR Playhouse Launches Virtual Reality Training Program

L.A. Business Journal

VR Playhouse launches virtual reality training program, USC to lead quantum computing project and sneaker marketplace Goat hires former Twitter executive

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Synthetic Genomics’ “Breakthrough” Algae Produces Twice as Much Oil

Xconomy

[ Updated 6/19/17 1:17 pm. See below. ] The San Diego biotech company Synthetic Genomics and supermajor ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM ) said today they have successfully inserted a gene in a particular strain of algae that more than doubled its oil content without slowing down the algae’s rate of growth. The two companies described the work in a statement as a “breakthrough in algae biofuel research.”

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Economic Study Ranks San Diego Near Top in Genomics Innovation

Xconomy

An economic impact study of San Diego’s emerging genomics industry counted 115 genomics-related companies operating in the region that directly employ over 10,000 people, and drive about $5.6 billion worth of annual economic benefits throughout the area.

From Startup Week San Diego: The World According to Jason Calacanis

Xconomy

Silicon Valley angel investor Jason Calacanis has some advice for the millennial generation: Get your name on a cap table. In a keynote talk Tuesday night that was a headliner event for Startup Week San Diego, Calacanis observed that it doesn’t feel like the millennial generation is doing as well financially as their parents’ generation.

Silicon Beach Report June 20: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Partners With South Korea

L.A. Business Journal

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Partners with South Korea, AEG invests in e-sports team Immortals, Chinese tech company invests $179 million in Newegg, and more

Firm Victimized In Netflix Hack Details Breach

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The Los Angeles area studio, Larsen Studios which is at the center of the unauthorized release of episodes of Orange Is The New Black , has detailed how an old version of Windows as behind a massive breach of its network. In an in depth interview with Variety, the company said that--despite paying a Bitcoin ransom worth $50,000 to those hackers--those hackers released 10 episodes of the Netflix online. The hackers also apparently got away with other content from Netflix, ABC, CBS and Disney.

Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology Co. Invests $179 Million in Newegg Inc.

L.A. Business Journal

A Chinese tech company announced Tuesday that it would invest more than $179 million to increase its stake in online electronics retailer Newegg Inc. to almost 94 percent from 55.7 percent, according to Bloomberg

Cloudbeds Raises $9M to Expand its Technology, Brand Awareness

Xconomy

Cloudbeds, a cloud-based provider of hospitality management software, said today it has raised slightly more than $9 million in Series B financing to expand its software-as-a-service platform and broaden awareness of its brand. The San Diego company describes the financing as its first institutional round, and said it brings total funding for the five-year-old startup to $20 million.

Mary Lou Jepsen: The Full Xconomy Voices Interview

Xconomy

For the inaugural episode of our new podcast, Xconomy Voices , we chose to speak with Bay Area entrepreneur and executive Mary Lou Jepsen. She leads a startup called Openwater , which is developing a new kind of wearable imaging device that might one day enable communication by thoughts alone.

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Cybereason Gets $100M to Fend Off Cyber Attacks—and Competitors

Xconomy

Lior Div just raised a $100 million funding round for his security-tech company, Cybereason. A daunting task, to be sure. “It’s It’s very hard to raise money,” says Div, the company’s CEO and co-founder. “I I see it all the time with colleagues of mine, founders. But if you really have a good, unique solution that’s proven, I believe people are more willing to put the money there.”

Startup Superhero Series Presents: Michael Schneider, Founder of Service and Mobile Roadie

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 29, 2017 -- Startup Superhero Series Presents: Michael Schneider, Founder of Service and Mobile Roadie. What is a Startup Superhero?

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Cerf's Up in San Diego

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 29, 2017 -- Cerf's Up in San Diego is a series of roundtables to showcase San Diego’s Innovative Research and Technology.The event features a keynote by Dr. Vint Cerf, “Discovering San Diego Innovation”. link] (more

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SpaceX BulgariaSat-1 Mission On Track For Tomorrow

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is preparing to put another satellite into space, from Kennedy Space Center, on Friday. SpaceX has scheduled a launch of its BulgariaSat-1 mission at 11:10am PT, if the weather holds and no other issues come up. The launch will put the first ever communications satellite into orbit for the country of Bulgaria. SpaceX will re-use a booster that it had originally launched into space in January, and also hopes to land the rocket again on its drone ship in the Atlantic.