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.

Burbank Tech Talks: December

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -- Burbank Tech Talks: December. Save the date for December's edition of Burbank Tech Talks on Dec. 7, presented by The City of Burbank, in partnership with TechFire. The event will feature a look ahead to the future of technology in 2017 and beyond.

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

Group Plans Drone Racing Event In Burbank This Weekend

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aerial drone racing burbank quadcopter race grand prix circuitA local startup, which organizes and runs drone racing events , is holding an invite-only event this weekend to qualify UAV pilots for a competition in Dubai later this year. According to the Aerial Grand Prix , it is hosting a local qualifier to advance pilots to the World Drine Prix in Dubai, which is dangling a $1M prize.

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.

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.

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.

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

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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.

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Surf Air Takes Flight, Starts All-You-Can-Fly Shuttles To Silicon Valley

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Surf Air launched its first flight today at 10:45am, flying from Burbank to San Carlos. In a little over an hour, executives can now hop between the two technology areas--through the executive airline terminals at Burbank and San Carlos. The new service skirts the more crowded, security lines at the public side of Burbank--which is already drastically easier to navigate than LAX--and allows execs to simply show up and board their flights.

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.

Disney Invests $15M In Kahoot, Maker Of Learning Games

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Burbank-based Disney has made a $15M investment in Norwegian educational and learning games developer Kahoot , Kahoot said Friday, in a deal which grows Disney's stake in the company. Kahoot--which was part of the Disney Accelerator in Burbank back in 2017--revolves around user-created quizzes, which people set up and share with other users.

Esports Overwatch League heads to hipster Brooklyn for its finals

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Heading from sunny Burbank, Calif. Those games are set to begin July 11th and will take place in Burbank at the company’s “Blizzard Arena Los Angeles.” Eventually the league is looking to set up stadiums in locations outside of Burbank.

Vubiquity to Be Acquired for $224 Million by Amdocs

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31 that it entered into an agreement to acquire Burbank video distribution services company Vubiquity for $224 million in cash Software developer Amdocs announced on Jan.

Disney And Robotic Toy Maker Sphero Go Separate Ways

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Watch out robotic toy fans -- Burbank-based Walt Disney and robotic toy maker Sphero have apparently agreed to go their separate ways, meaning the end of the robotic version of Disney's BB-8 and R2-D2, as well as Lightning McQueen and Spider Man. The relationship between Sphero and Disney was first developed within the Disney Accelerator program in Burbank in 2015, when Disney's Bob Iger connected Sphero with Star Wars and its new BB-8 drone.

TT Games Opens UK Studio for Lego Mobile Video Games

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TT Games, makers of the Lego video game franchise published by Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment in Burbank, has announced the opening of TT Games Brighton, a new UK-based development studio focused on creating new Lego games designed for mobile platforms

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.

Cast & Crew Acquired By Private Equity Investor EQT

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew , which provides software and services for both payroll and production management to Hollywood, has been acquired by private equity investor EQT Partners. Financial details of the buy were not announced. Cast & Crew previously was owned by private equity investor Silver Lake. EQT Partners said Cast & Crew was acquired by its EQT VIII fund.

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.

Cisco Joins Walt Disney Studios StudioLAB Effort

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Networking products giant Cisco said this week that it has been selected by The Walt Disney Studios announced in March, in conjunction with Accenture, and includes a 3,500 square food facility in Burbank. Cisco says that StudioLAB will feature both its hardware and software, in the areas of network, storage, orchestration and collaboration. READ MORE>>. cisco walt disney studiolab innovation technology development

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

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.

AT&T Links With Esports Events Firm ESL

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The collaboration was announced over the weekend in Burbank, at AT&T's annual SHAPE event. A banner from last year's SHAPE event; AT&T held the event again over the weekend in Burbank. AT&T said on Monday that it has linked up with esports event organizer ESL , saying that it will provide charging stations and free Wi-Fi, plus will promote its 5G wireless at ESL's events.

Video: Darth Vader Goes To Disneyland

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Burbank-based Walt Disney bought LucasFilm , the company started by George Lucas and which owns Star Wars, for $4.05 If you're Darth Vader, what do you do now that you are owned by Walt Disney Co. ? A video just released by Walt Disney Parks imagines the result.

BluFocus Buys The Master QC Group

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Burbank-based BlueFocus , a provider of digital technology, hardware and software to Hollywood, said on Monday that it has acquired The Master QC Group LLC , a provider of file-based master quality control for Hollywood studios and production houses.

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."

Machinima, TuneSat Team On Audio Monitoring Effort

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Burbank-based content network Machinima and music monitoring service TuneSat have teamed up to provide audio monitoring of Machinima's content network, the two said Tuesday. According to the two, Machinima will use TuneSat's monitoring technology to better identify ad monitor the audio in content created by its talent network. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

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.

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.

The Walt Disney Company Contributes $1M To Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

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The Walt Disney Company , which is based in Burbank, said late Thursday evening that it has donated $1M in aid to relief efforts in Florida and nearby areas, after a devastating hit by Hurricane Michael this week. According to Disney, the donation will go to support disaster response and recovery efforts through the Florida Disaster Fund managed by the Volunteer Florida Foundation.

PSI Services Acquires Computer Assisted Testing Services

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Burbank-based PSI Services , which provides professional testing services, said today that it has acquired Computer Assisted Testing Services (CATS). Financial terms of the buy were not announced. CATS provides computer-based examinations for organizations in the licensing and certification testing area. PSI said the acquisition will help it expand in the federal and certification market segments. PSI Services is led by President and CEO Steve Tapp. READ MORE>>.

My Eye Media Acquired By Eurofins Digital Testing

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Burbank-based My Eye Media , a provider of quality assurance and testing for the digital, motion picture industry, has been acquired by Brussels-based Eurofins Digital Testing. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced.

Snap, NBCUniversal Create New Snapchat Centric, Hollywood Studio

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Venice-based Snap and Burbank-based NBCUniversal have partnered to form a new, Snapchat-centered, Hollywood studio, which will specifically create content for Snapchat, the two said this week. According to the two, the new studio's ownership will be split evenly between Snap and NBCU, and will be based in Santa Monica.

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.

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.