Proterra Raises $140M, Plans to Increase Hiring at City of Industry Plant

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Electric bus manufacturer Proterra of Burlingame announced on Tuesday that it has raised $140 million from investors, which will be partly used to start manufacturing and hiring at its City of Industry plant

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NewEgg Opens Up Retail Location At Warehouse In City of Industry

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NewEgg--which launched the center ahead of Black Friday--said the new facility will let users pick up orders, but also browse through an "expansive showroom" of the latest tech products. The new, retail location is attached to NewEgg''s local warehouse in the City of Industry.

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 3: Proterra Raises $140M, Plans to Increase Hiring at City of Industry Plant

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Proterra raises $140 million and plans to increase hiring at City of Industry plant, SpaceX to resume launches on Jan. 8, and Mattel working on voice assistant for kids

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Electronics Retailer Newegg Staffing Up

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the City of Industry-based electronics retailer, is bolstering its staff for the holiday season Newegg Inc.,

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Newegg Gets Into E-Bike Sales

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City of Industry-based online e-commerce retailer Newegg has launched into the e-bike sales area, according to the company. The company said it is offering up a large assortment of electric bikes. The company is now offering up an educational video and other features to help consumers find e-bikes. E-bikes have been increasingly popular both for recreation as well as commuting. ebike electric bicycle cleantech ecommerce

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Newegg Plans Boost In Holiday Hiring

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Most of the positions are at its headquarters in the City of Industry. Los Angeles-based online electronics retailer Newegg announced this morning that it is planning a larger than expected "hiring surge" for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

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NZXT Gets $100M For Gaming PCs

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City of Industry-based NZXT, a maker of custom, gaming PCs, has raised $100M in a strategic investment, the company said this week. The funding came from private equity investor Franciso Partners. Acording to NZXT, the investment will bring on more senior talent, expand its product offering to include new hardware categories, expand its direct-to-consumer offering in new global markets, among other efforts.

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Vacos Launches AI Powered Security Camera

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City of Industry-based Vacos announced last week that it has launched a new, artificial intelligence (AI) powered video camera, which it says is now available in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. The company said the new camera features WiFi, a spotlight, and "siren alarms", and was funded through campaigns on Indiegogo and Kickstarter back in November of 2019.

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Newegg Ties With SquareTrade

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SquareTrade is a provider of electronics "protection plans", which extend a product's warranty. NewEgg and SquareTrade did not discuss terms of their deal to offer up the extended protection plans on NewEgg's site. NewEgg is based in the City of Industry. Los Angeles-based online electronics retailer NewEgg said this morning that it has tied with SquareTrade as an option on eligible product purchases on the site.

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NewEgg In Major Mobile Site Refresh, Adds iOS, Android Apps

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City of Industry-based technology retailer NewEgg announced this morning that it has refreshed its mobile site , with a major redesign and new apps for both Android and iOS. According to NewEgg, which sells a wide range of electronics products, the mobile refresh is the "most comprehensive" in its history.

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Newegg Expands In Canada

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City of Industry-based Newegg , the online electronics retailer, said today that it has opened up a new "Pick-up Centre" in Vancouver, which will allow its customers to pick up orders at its new Vancouver warehouse. Newegg said the new center allows its customers with same day pickup of products ordered on the site.

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Newegg Starts Accepting Bitcoin

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City of Industry-based online electronics retailer Newegg said today that it has begun accepting Bitcoin payments, via a new partnership with BitPay. Newegg said that its customers are among some of the earliest Bitcoin miners and supporters of the crypto currency. According to Newegg, it will let its customers pay for their purchases in Bitcoin, by using their digital wallet via BitPay''s interface.

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Report: Proterra Raises $100M For Electric Bus Efforts

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Proterra , the electric bus manufacturer which has its West Coast manufacturing operations in the City of Industry, has reportedly raised $100M in new funding, based on regulatory filings by the company. Names of the investors in the new round were not announced, however, Proterra previously has raised funding from Tao Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins, GM Ventures, Constellation Technology Ventures, 88 Green Ventures, and Edison Energy.

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Yamibuy Rounds Up $10M For Asian American Ecommerce

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City Of Industry-based Yamibuy , an online e-commerce startup selling Asian snacks, cookies, candy, instant food, tea, and more, aimed at Asian American consumers, has raised $10M in a Series A funding, the company said on Monday. The startup, led by founder and CEO Alex Zhou, said that Hans Tung of GGV Capital has joined the company's board.

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Newegg Ramps Out Outreach To Video Gamers

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City of Industry-based technology retailer Newegg said Wednesday that it has made a major update to its GameCrate website, which provides content and information to video game enthusiasts. The site offers up news and reviews of games, hardware, and other video game products; coverage of video gaming events; video content and trailers, and more. Newegg says GameCrate's staff is editorially independent of the retailer.

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Newegg Names New CFO

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City of Industry-based Newegg , the online electronics and technology retailer, said Tuesday that it has named Robert Bellack as the firm's new CFO. Bellack has also served as CFO and SVP of LA Times Media Group, and also has served at Classified Ventures and Compton's New Media. Newegg.com is an online retailer of computer and other technology products.

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Newegg Looks To Hire And Place Fry's Electronics Workers

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Los Angeles-based online electronic retailer Newegg said on Friday that it is looking to take advantage of the recent closure of Fry's Electronics, to both hire and place workers from the now defunct electronics chain. Fry's Electronics--which has been a major force in the retail electronics market for many years since its start in Silicon Valley--finally shut down this month, in what has been expected for a number of years as the chain has faltered.

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Chinese Drone Manufacturer Wingsland Sets Up Shop In LA

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Wingsland Technology , a Chinese manufactuer of drones for the consumer market, announced on Wednesday that it has opened up its first international office, in Los Angeles. Wingsland said it has opened up an office in the City of Industry, which will include a warehouse, local inventory, and a product, customer service team, and dedicated marketing and sales team. Local efforts of the manufacturer will be led by Brian Chacone, Director of Sales and Marketing.

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Proterra Raises $140M To Ramp Production, Hiring In Los Angeles County

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Electric bus maker Proterra announced this morning that it has raised $140M in an equity funding round, a chunk of which will go towards ramping up initial production in the City of Industry, and hiring "key personnel" in Los Angeles and elsewhere for its electric bus manufacturing.

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Newegg Sets Marketing Chief

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City of Industry-based Newegg , the electronics retailer, said Wednesday that it has named Soren A. Mills joins the firm from Guitar Center, where he in charge of Musician's Friend, the company's online division. Newegg is a major, privately held electronics retailer, which has quietly become one of the largest online retailers on the Internet. The firm had sales of over $2.3

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NewEgg Pulls IPO

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City of Industry-based online electronics retailer NewEgg has pulled its IPO, the firm said in a filing with the SEC late Friday. NewEgg had filed for an IPO in September of 2009. In the filing, the firm said that it "determined not to proceed with the initial public offering" but did not give any explanation.

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Newegg, Buybak Launch Tech Trade In, Ewaste Effort In LA

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Los Angeles-based online electronics retailer Newegg and online product trade in provider Buybak announced this morning that it is launching a new, technology trade in initiative in the Los Angeles area, as part of Earth Day. According to the two, LA businesses witin 50 miles of Newegg''s City of Industry based headquarters can turn in their electronic waste, for free, using Newegg''s delivery vehicles.

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Tech Firm Ties With Dodgers

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headquarters in the City of Industry--which will include both branding of a Dodgers limited-edition PC netbook, plus usage of MSI's PCs throughout the Dodgers operation. Financial details of the deal are not being disclosed, however, MSI will be selling the Dodgers limited-edition PC and Netbook through retailer La Curacao, which operates departments stores in Southern California and Arizona.

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Newegg.com Launches Into Office Supplies

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City of Industry-based Newegg.com is officially expanding its online store into office supplies, the firm said yesterday afternoon. The firm said the new site is focused on consumers and small business owners. NewEgg explained that the store will offer everything from furniture to printer ink, toner, electronics, and paper products. According to NewEgg, the new store will be present on both its consumer Newegg.com and business-to-business focused site, NeweggBusiness.com.

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Newegg Hits Retail With Pop-up Store

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City of Industry-based Newegg , the big online electronics retailer, is making its first foray into the physical, retail market, with a new pop-up store. According to Newegg, it will launch a pop-up store from August 16-18th in Thousand Oaks, California, at The Oaks shopping center. The store is the company''s first, ever pop-up store. Newegg said the pop-up store will feature products from Intel, Samsung, Sony, WD and other companies.

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Vacos Aims At Smart Home, Security Camera Market

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City of Industry-based Vacos , a startup which is aiming at the "smart home" market, said today that it has launched a new, battery-powered security camera--although, it appears the camera is not yet available. The camera does not appear to be immediately available, as the company said it is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo alongside the launch of the camera.

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Newegg Names CFO

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City of Industry-based electronics e-commerce retailer Newegg said Monday that it has named Harry Amsden as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Amsden joins the firm from the Tribune Company, where he was Senior Vice President of Financial Operations. Amsden also has served in a variety of other positions for the Tribune Company, the Orlando Sentinel, and Arthur Andersen.

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Prolacta Opens New Facility For Human Milk Processing

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Prolacta Bioscience , the venture-backed startup which is developing human milk-based products for treating premature infants, said this morning that it has opened up a new, 67,000 square foot facility in the City of Industry. The company said the new buildling will provide pharmaceutical grade manufacturing of its human milk-based products, as well as three cleanrooms and a giant freezer with 115,560 cubic feet for storing human milk.

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NewEgg Ties With Chinese Province

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City of Industry-based Newegg , the online electronics and computer retailer, announced a deal yesterday with China's Yunnan Province. NewEgg has inked a partnership with the Yunnan Province Department of Commerce in China, to sell products from merchants in the province. Among the most visible products: coffee. Newegg said it would carry Yunnan's Hogood Coffee, China's largest coffee brand, and additional product categories, via its site.

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NewEgg Takes On Amazon Prime

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City of Industry-based NewEgg , the unsung, billion dollar e-commerce giant which is among the largest online businesses in Southern California, is taking on Amazon Prime with a new program it launched this morning-- NewEgg Premier. The program looks to be a parallel to Amazon.com''s popular Amazon Prime service, which offers similar benefits albeit across a wider range of products.

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Newegg Dangles Black Friday Deals At LA Location

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Los Angeles-based online electronics retailer Newegg has kicked off its holiday promotions, saying that it will be offering up a number of "Black Friday" deals--including special set of deals available only in person at its City of Industry-based "Hybrid Center".

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Prolacta Names Chief Medical Officer

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City of Industry-based Prolacta Bioscience , the venture-backed company which takes and processes human milk to help premature infants, has named Victoria Niklas, M.D. Niklas was most recently Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Newborn Services at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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NewEgg's Quest Against A Patent Troll

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Most high tech executives in Southern California might not be aware that Newegg , the online electronics and technology products retailer, is based here in the City of Industry. Even fewer might not be aware that they might just owe some thanks to the firm, after it scored a patent win against a so-called "patent troll" which was plaguing dozens of online retailers, demanding licensing terms for using shopping card technology it said it owned the rights to.

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NewEgg Launches Same Day Delivery In LA

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City of Industry-based online retailer Newegg said Monday that it has begun testing same-day delivery in Los Angeles, allowing consumers to order electronics and other items from the company by 11 a.m., The company said it added the new service because same day delivery is becoming the "gold standard of online retail."

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NewEgg Launches Data Recovery Plans

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City of Industry-based Newegg , the online retailer of electronics and computer products, is expanding its efforts into data recovery services plans, the company said Tuesday. for one year of service for a hard drive, and $49.95 Newegg said it will offer the plans with the purchase of hard drive sand notebooks. Details of the business relationship between DriveSavers and Newegg were not announced.

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DogVacay Hit By Gmail Change

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Thousands and thousands of companies who send emails to their users, customers, and potential customers have been impacted by a recent change in Google''s email service, Gmail, which automatically steers certain emails until a "Promotional" email tab--and Santa Monica-based DogVacay , the online pet marketplace, appears to be one of them.

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D-Tech Buys Taiwanese Plant

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City of Industry-based D-Tech Optoelectronics , a firm which manufactures components for the optical communications market, said Wednesday that it has acquired the telecom assembly line assets of Taiwanese firm Infomax. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Newegg Links With Warranty Firm

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City of Industry-based online retailer Newegg said today that it has linked with an extended warranty firm, to add extended warranty protection on the firm's Canadian site, Newegg.ca. Newegg said it has partnered with Service Net, to provide its Canadian customers with extended warranties on desktop PCs, notebooks and netbooks, many PC peripherals, consumer electronics, and small appliances.

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NewEgg Wins Patent Suit

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City of Industry-based Newegg , the online electronics retailer, has scored a win in a patent lawsuit after a jury invalidated a patent held by Alcatel-Lucent USA. Newegg, along with co-defendant O.co (Overstock.com), had been accused by Alcatel Lucent of infringing on patents covering basic e-commerce functionality, including the ability to search for products on their web sites.

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Newegg Expands In Canada

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E-commerce retailer Newegg , which is based in the City of Industry, is expanding in Canada, the firm announced Wednesday afternoon, with new offices and a warehouse. Newegg said it has opened up its first office and warehouse in Mississauga, Ontario, with 55,000 square feet of mostly warehouse operations. The firm said the move comes at its one-year anniversary of entering the country.

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NewEgg Deal Glitches Google Offers

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A promotional deal by City of Industry-based NewEgg briefly crippled Google Offers this morning, after Google offered $40 to spend at NewEgg for only $20. The offer--which rapidly sold out this morning--apparently caused lots of issues for prospective buyers, according to widespread Twitter messages. Southern California-based NewEgg is an over $2 billion in sales retailer of computer products, consumer electronics, and other merchandise.

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Newegg Disputes Lawsuit From Former Employees

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City of Industry-based Newegg has pre-emptively issued a statement saying that it denies all of the claims filed by two former employees and a former consultant in a lawsuit filed Monday. The firms said the former employees and consultant are "have neither merit nor basis in fact" and that it would defend itself "vigorously and thoroughly" against the lawsuit. The firm did not release details on the lawsuit, which was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

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