Coding Dojo Expands To Burbank

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Coding Dojo , the operator of a coding bootcamp program, says it has opened up a location in Los Angeles, at a location in Burbank. coding dojo burbank bootcamp software education school learningThe company--which offers up a 14-week development program to teach students coding skills--says its location in Los Angeles is the third for the company. Coding Dojo also has locations in Seattle and Silicon Valley.

Disney Cancels Tech Layoffs In Burbank

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Disney/ABC Television , which had planned to replace about 35 information technology workers split between its New York and Burbank offices with imported H-1B workers from an outsourcer, has abruptly cancelled those plans. Disney had told its workers in May that it would be replacing them with workers--imported from India--from outsourcer Cognizant.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 7: Activision Blizzard to Open Burbank E-Sports Arena

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Activision Blizzard to open Burbank e-sports arena, SpaceX launches mysterious Air Force space plane ahead of Hurricane Irma and Maestro raises $3 Million

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

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Burbank Tech Talks: Founder Stories: David Knight, Angel City Data

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Burbank Tech Talks and TechFire. The City of Burbank, in partnership with TechFire is featuring a Burbank tech success story, Angel City Data's Founder and President, David Knight. A former record producer, David loves blending creativity with technology - and this year, Angel City Data was recognized as the Burbank Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year. Thursday, October 26, 2017 -- Founder Stories: David Knight, Angel City Data.

Activision Blizzard to Open Burbank E-Sports Arena

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Activision Blizzard of Santa Monica plans to open an e-sports arena in Burbank to play host to a variety of video game tournaments including the Overwatch Contenders Playoffs and Hearthstone Championship Tour in October, the company said Thursday

Burbank Tech Talks (November): Recruiting Strategies to Grow Your Startup

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The City of Burbank, and TechFire. The City of Burbank, in partnership with TechFire, oresents the third in a series of Burbank Tech Talks, featuring advice for recruiting technical and business talent to grow your startup. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burbank-tech-talks-november-recruiting-strategies-to-grow-your-startup-tickets-28163637197. Thursday, November 10, 2016 -- Recruiting Strategies to Grow Your Startup.

Surf Air's First Flight Set For Wednesday

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The first flight is set to depart Burbank at 10:45am, landing in San Carlos at noon. surfair surf subscription airline muckerlab airport certification burbank carlos Santa Monica-based Surf Air , the all-you-can-fly airline service which is looking to connect Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach, is getting set to launch its first member flight tomorrow, Wednesday.

Sphero Rolls Out Talking Spider-Man Toy With Disney

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Sphero , the robotic toy developer which was part of the Disney Accelerator program in Burbank, has again teamed up with Burbank-based Disney on a robotic toy--this time, a miniature Spider-Man which can tell jokes and talk with users. The new Marvel Spider-Man includes speech recognition, animated eyes, automatically updated content, and interactive Spider-Man themed content accessible via smartphone. The new device costs $149.99.

Disney Accelerator Shows Off Startups At 2017 Demo Day

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The Disney Accelerator has rolled out the newest class of startup from its startup accelerator this week, showing off 11 new companies from the 2017 Disney Accelerator program on Wednesday in Burbank. disney accelerator 2017 demo burbank waltdisney startup startupsThe startup accelerator--run by The Walt Disney Company--said this year's startup included Ambidio (surround sound for personal devices); aXiomatic (esports and gaming); Brit + Co.

Warner Brothers Interactive Cuts Staff In Seattle

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Burbank-based Warner Brothers Interactive has chopped 60 people in its Seattle game studios, according to a report from Joystiq, which confirmed the cuts with Warner Brothers.

Report: Disney Will Not Bid On Twitter

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A report, published late Wednesday evening, says that Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. will not make a bid for Twitter , which reportedly has been looking to sell the company. Recode --quoting "sources familiar with Disney" said that Disney has decided not to move forward with a bid. Disney had been reported to be looking at Twitter in September.

Warner Bros. Settles with FTC Over Undisclosed Promotions

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Burbank-based Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission after reportedly failing to adequately disclose an online marketing campaign for the late-2014 release of role-playing video game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the FTC announced Monday

3ality Digital Buys Element Technica

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Burbank-based 3ality Digital , the provider of 3D production technology and services, said Wednesday that it has acquired Element Technica , a manufacturer of motorized 3D camera rigs. The firm also explained that it will be expanding as a part of the combination of the firms, at its headquarters in Burbank.

Warner Bros. Acquires DramaFever

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Burbank-based Warner Bros. said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired DramaFever , an online, video-on-demand company focused on Korean dramas, Kpop, and other related content. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Time Warner said it will continue to run DramaFever under its own brand, with operations based in New York. DramaFever offers up subscription access to Korean television and film dramas, to both U.S. and other audiences. READ MORE>>.

Internships.com Acquired By Chegg

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Burbank-based Internships.com , which is a division of CareerArc Group LLC, has been acquired by Chegg in a $11M deal. According to Chegg, it will pay $10M in cash and $1M in shares of Chegg common stock for the student-focused, internships marketplace. Chegg said that Internships.com had around 2 million registered students using its service. Interships.com was headed by serial entrepeneur Robin D. Richards. READ MORE>>.

Surf Air Expands To Hawthorne, Palm Springs

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Surf Air had initially launched with flights out of Burbank in June, and also has been serving the Santa Barbara market since July.

Jaunt Finds $65M To Open VR Studio In Los Angeles

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The funding came from Burbank-based The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners--the investment joint venture which involves the CAA's Evolution Media Capital, TPG Growth and Participant Media--and Chine Media Capital (CMC), along with ProSiebenSat.1 Jaunt , a developer of cinematic, virtual reality hardware and software, said this morning that it has opened up a new, virtual reality studio in Los Angeles, after receiving $65M in a Series C funding.

Disney Movies Anywhere Links With Verizon Fios

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Burbank-based Walt Disney Studios says it has linked its Disney Movies Anywhere service with Fios by Verizon , allowing Fios users to purchase and access Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies via the service. Financial details of the new distribution relationship were not announced. The two said Fios by Verizon customers can now connect to Disney's digital movie collections, and also can purchase those titles directly via Fios.

Twitter Users Get Scoop On JetBlue $4 Carmageddon Deal

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Users of the Twitter micro-blogging service snapped up a special, JetBlue promotional offer yesterday offering up $4 flights between Long Beach Airport and Burbank's Bob Hope Airport Saturday, selling out the special flight offer in less than 4 hours. The special flights were scheduled by JetBlue as a promotion by the firm, which does not usually fly the ultra-short Burbank to Long Beach hop. The drive from Burbank to Long Beach is usually a short, 40 minute drive.

Rovio Wants To Rival Disney, As It Heads Towards IPO

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Rovio , the Finnish maker of the popular Angry Birds games, is talking up an initial public offering saying that it is looking to rival Burbank-based Walt Disney Co.

Sphero CEO: Star Wars Robot, BB-8, Sold Out Worldwide In One Hour

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Berberian, speaking at Disney's Accelerator Demo Day in Burbank on Thursday, said the company's participation in the accelerator ramped up its sales volume by over 500 times what it had been, calling the participation in the program "absolutely company-making."

Disney Startup Accelerator Names Second Class

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The Walt Disney Company announced the names of the companies in its second, startup accelerator program it runs out of Burbank, with the help of Techstars. According to Disney, the second class of the Disney Accelerator includes ten startups, who will participate in a three month mentorship and investment program. The program runs until October 6th, when Disney will have a Demo Day for the startups.

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Surf Air Extends To Las Vegas

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The new flights will go between both Burbank and Hawthorne Municipal Airport.

Deluxe Acquires Mediapeers

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Burbank-based Deluxe , the provider of post-production, distribution, asset management, and related services to Hollywood, said today that it has acquired B2B, cloud software provider mediapeers. Mediapeers becomes part of Delxue''s Burbank Deluxe Media Unit.

Mefeedia Launches Kids Video App For Android Tablet

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Burbank-based Mefeedia , the online video discovery site headed by Frank Sinton, has launched a new app for Android Tablets, focused on kids videos.

Condusiv Debuts SQL, Exchange Optimization Software

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Burbank-based Condusiv , the developer of disk optimization software, has set its targets on SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange, with a new product. The firm said its new product, the V-locity Server I/O optimization software, is designed for use on servers running SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. The new software helps improve storage performance on servers, by moving around disk blocks and optimizing access for those different applications.

Network Optix Snags $750K In Seed Funding

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Burbank-based Network Optix , a startup developing video transport, management, and display technology, said this morning that it has raised $750,000 in a seed funding.

MeFeedia Hits iPhone, Android

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Burbank-based MeFeedia , the online video guide site headed by Frank Sinton, said today that it has launched both iPhone and Android apps. The firm said the new apps allow users to find favorite videos, linking to such sources as YouTube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo.

Steamboat Re-Ups On Mobile Measurement Firm Ground Truth

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of Walt Disney, has re-upped its investment in a provider of mobile and Internet usage analytics and measurement tools. According to Seattle, Washington-based Ground Truth , it has raised another $8M in funding, from North Bridge Venture Partners, Steamboat Ventures, Voyager Capital, Emergence Capital, and OPENAIR Equity Partners.

Disney Opens Apps For Second Startup Accelerator Class

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The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday that it is running another, startup accelerator class, as part of the Disney Accelerator program in Burbank, and is now accepting applications for a class of another, ten startups for the program. The accelerator--which is being run by the Walt Disney Company by Techstars--said the next program begins July 6th, and runs through October 6th.

Legendary Pictures Gets $40M From Accel

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Burbank-based Legendary Pictures , the co-producer of The Dark Knight, has scored $40M in an investment from venture capital firm Accel Partners, according to Forbes.

Warner Bros. Launches Cartoon Universe Online World

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Burbank-based Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment said Wednesday that it has launched a new, free-to-play online world called Cartoon Universe. According to Warner Bros., the new online world is aimed at young kids, and features Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo! characters. The new world is being developed by the firm's WB Games Montreal studio. Warner said it will be launching the world in North America in fall of this year, and in select international markets in 2013.