MWD Taps Culver City Firm on Water App

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Metropolitan Water District and Culver City water monitoring system maker team up

OpenX Expands To Culver City

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Los Angeles-based advertising technology and ad network operator OpenX is expanding in the Los Angeles area, saying this morning that it has opened up a new, Culver City office. openx jobs employment advertising technology culver city expansion westwideThe office is the company's seventh office worldwide, and the third in California.

TechZulu Tech Crawl | Culver City Edition!

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TZ Tech Crawl is back this month and heading to Culver City! Come take a tour of some of the hottest LA Tech companies located in Culver City! Why not stop by for a quick beer, game, snack or just say hi at one of the many Culver City tech companies from 6pm to 10:30pm?

Amazon Studios, With More Than 700 LA Employees, Plans Move To Culver City

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Amazon Studios , the content production arm of Amazon , says it is planning a move to Culver City from its location in Santa Monica. According to Amazon Studios, it will move into television and movie studio location The Culver Studios, where it will occupy more than 280,000 square feet, including The Culver Studios Mansion and Bungalows. Amazon says it plans to move into the new office space in Culver City at the end of the year.

TechZulu Final Friday at NextSpace Coworking Culver City (#TZFF)

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This month TechZulu is heading to NextSpace Coworking in Culver City! Join us as we introduce you to featured faces and spaces across our great city, highlighting the many flavors of innovation that make up the LA tech ecosystem…plus plenty of free food and drinks.

Media Leaders Culver City Bootcamp

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 -- Media Leaders Culver City Bootcamp. Join Media Leaders at NextSpace, LAs newest coworking location, on April 30th for our next Twitter and Facebook Bootcamp. Come learn as our speaker, Josh Ochs, shares the Social Media Strike Teams secret sauce on how to make Facebook and Twitter work for your business. See [link] (more

Audax Group Buys Controlling Interest in Acuant

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bought a controlling interest in Culver City-based identification verification software developer Acuant Inc. Boston-based private equity firm Audax Group Inc. in a deal finalized Sept.

Game Maker Scopely Adds Two

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the Culver City mobile game developer behind titles such as “Walking Dead: Road to Survival” and “WWE Champions” is expanding its corporate development and communications divisions Scopely Inc.,

FactoryFour Raises $5M in Venture Capital Funding

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Manufacturing software maker FactoryFour, which recently opened a new Culver City office, received a $5 million round of funding led by Menlo Park, Calif.-based based venture capital firm August Capital, with participation from Refactor Capital

Jam City Encouraging Midterm Voting With Mobile PSA

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Culver City-based mobile game developer Jam City Inc. announced Oct. 3 it will partner with nonprofit voter registration organization When We All Vote to produce public service announcements encouraging its users to vote

Openpath Launches with $7 Million Raise

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Culver City-based office security tech firm Openpath launched May 22, helped by a $7 million funding round and helped by local funds

Facebook Alternative MeWe Raises $5.2M

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s MeWe, a Culver City social network startup that calls itself an alternative to Facebook Inc., Sgrouples Inc.’s announced July 5 it had raised $5.2 million in Series A fundraising

Silicon Beach Roundup June 21: Hyperloop One Explores System in Moscow

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Hyperloop One explores system in Moscow, OpenX adds Culver City office, OSI Systems makes $269 million acquisition, and more

Tesloop Ride Sharing Service Expands

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That’s the theory behind Tesloop of Culver City, a car service which ferries passengers on highway trips between 50 miles and 200 miles around Southern California in Tesla Inc.’s Long-haul commuting is better in a Tesla. s Model X or Model S cars

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 18: L.A. Among the Finalists for Amazon’s 2nd Headquarters

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among the finalists for Amazon’s 2nd headquarters; Jam City develops ‘Harry Potter’ game; and Apple leases 128,000 square feet in Culver City

Silicon Beach Report Jan 23: Esports One Raises $3 Million to Help Viewers Make Sense of E-sports Competitions

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pitches Culver City Council on tunneling plan Esports One raises $3 million to help viewers make sense of e-sports competitions; Snapchat to let users share content on other social networks; and Boring Co.

Sponsored Post: SVB's Second Tech Gives Back Event In LA!

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Game Company Makes Move for More Mobile

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In a move to further consolidate the mobile gaming industry and to obtain lucrative licensing deals for several Hollywood franchises, last week mobile-game maker SGN of Culver City acquired game developer TinyCo of San Francisco for an undisclosed amount

Sofie Biosciences Completes Acquisition Of ZevacorPharma

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Culver City-based Sofie Biosciences says it has completed its acquisition of Zevacor Pharma , and has rebranded itself as SOFIE , according to the company. Sofie is a developer of molecular imaging tools, used in PET imaging and radiosynthesis of PET compounds. Zevacor operates 16 radiopharmacies and provides contract manufacturing services. READ MORE>>. sofie biosciences zevacor pharma pharmaceuticals biotech lifescience contract manufacturing

Harper Wilde Finds $2M For Online Bra Sales

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Harper Wilde was founded by Jenna Kerner and Jane Fisher, and has its offices in Culver City. Los Angeles-based Harper Wilde , an online bra startup, has raised $2M in a seed funding round, the company said this week. The funding was led by Charles River Ventures (CRV). Harper Wilde develops "no frill" everyday bras, offering up free in-home try-ons and free returns. READ MORE>>. capital venture ecommerce brand online garment wilde harper

NantHealth Facilities In Florida In City Hit Hard By Michael

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The Florida facilities of Culver City-based NantHealth , one of the portfolio companies of LA biotech billionaire Patrick Soon Shiong, appear to be in the middle of one of the areas severaly hit by Hurricane Michael this week.

Magento Commerce Acquired By Adobe For $1.68 Billion

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Culver City-based Magento Commerce , which develops e-commerce software, has been acquired by San Jose-based Adobe , in a deal worth $1.68 billion, the two said on Monday. According to the two, the Magneto Commerce Cloud will be integrated into Adobe's Experience Cloud platform. Adobe said Magento CEO Mark Lavelle will continue to lead Magento's team. READ MORE>>. magento commerce adobe merger acquisition software ecommerce

NantHealth Gets Win In Florida

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Culver City-based personalized medicine technology devleoper NantHealth reported a win this morning in Florida. NantHealth said that it has signed a licensing agreement with the state, which gives access to its GPS Cancer test. That test is used by oncologists to guide patient treatment strategy. Financial details of the licensing agreement were not announced. READ MORE>>. nanthealth cancer personalized medicine lifescience medical florida

Maker Studios Acquired By Disney For $500M

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Culver City-based YouTube network Maker Studios has been acquired by Burbank-based Walt Disney Company , in a deal worth $500M, plus up to $450M in performance earn out. Disney said Maker Studios will remain headquartered in Culver City.

Signal Sciences Signs Healthcare Platform Developer Castlight Health

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Culver City-based Signal Sciences , which develops web security tools for DevOps and web applications, has signed up healthcare platform developer Castlight Health , the two said this week. According to the companies, Castlight Health is using Signal Sciences for its digital health platform, for tighter control of its web security. Financial details of the win were not announced.

NantHealth Gets Contract Extension

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Culver City-based NantHealth , the provider of personalized medicine technology led by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, said today that it has received a three-year contract extension with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Financial details of the contract extension were not announced. BCBSNE has been a client of NantHealth since 2010, and is using its NaviNet Open Document Exchange product. READ MORE>>. nanthealth contract extension health healthcare software

XAP Wins College System In Virginia

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Culver City-based XAP Corporation , which develops career planning, college, and K-12 software, said this week that it has been selected by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), for a new online admissions and application system. Financial details of the win were not announced. XAP said the system will simplify and streamline the enrollment process for prospective students who apply to any of the state's 23 community colleges. READ MORE>>.

PacketFabric Picks Up $25M For Terabit Scale Network

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Culver City-based PacketFabric , a startup working on connecting major, carrier-neutral colocation facilities with terabit-scale network technology, has raised $25M in a Series B funding, according to the company. The funding came from NantCapital, the venture investment arm of billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong and his NantWorks effort. According to PacketFabric, it now has a presence at more than 150 Points of Presence (PoPs) in 17 metro markets.

Sony Pictures Corporate Network Shut Down By Hacker

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Operations over at Culver City-based Sony Pictures have apparently been completely shut down by a hacker, who apparently hacked into and disabled the company''s corporate network. According to reports, a hacker is apparently holding the company''s data hostage, giving the company a deadline of 11pm tonight to meet unspecified demands. Sony Pictures employees are apparently unable to access their corporate email or any computers. READ MORE>>.

DataScience.com Acquired By Oracle

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Culver City-based DataScience.com , a developer of data science software led by serial entrepreneur Ian Swanson, has been acquired by Oracle , the companies said on Wednesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Oracle said it will add DataScience.com's platform to its Oracle Cloud, to allow its customers to "fully utilize" machine learning.

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AfterNow Releases AR Tool For Filmmakers

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Culver City-based AfterNow said this week that it has released a new application, Blocker , which helps filmmakers take advantage of Apple's ARKit. AfterNow said that the tool lets a director place virtual characters in an augmented reality environment, for blocking or storyboarding. AfterNow said the tool is aimed at helping filmmakers to accurately prepare scenes to communicate positioning of cameras and characters. READ MORE>>.

NantHealth Snags COO From BlackBerry

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Culver City-based personalized medicine developer NantHealth announced this morning that it has appointed Ronald A. Louks as its Chief Operating Officer. Louks was most recently President of Devices & Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry Limited, and also had been CEO of OpenNMS Group. Louks also served as Chief Strategy Officer for HTC Corporation, in addition to having been CO at Sony Ericsson. NantHealth is led by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. READ MORE>>.

Sofie Biosciences Acquires Zevacor Pharma

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Culver City-based Sofie Biosciences has acquired Illinois-based Zevacor Pharma (formerly IBA Molecular North America), the company said this week. Financial details of the buy were not announced. Zevacor Pharma is a manufacturer and distributor PET imaging diagnostics and radio-therapeutics products. Sofie Biosciences is a developer of molecular imaging diagnostics and technologies based on Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Sofie is led by President and CEO Patrick Phelps.

CreatorIQ Raises Series A

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Culver City-based CreatorIQ , a developer of influencer marketing software, has raised a Series A funding from Affinity Group, the company disclosed this week. Size of the funding round was not announced by the company, which until recently, was known as SocialEdge. Affinity Group is a marketing and strategic communications firm backed by TPG Growth and Evolution Media. READ MORE>>. marketplace services software marketing influencer creatoriq

Openpath, Founded By Founders Of Edgecast, Gets $7M

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Culver City-based Openpath , a new startup founded by Alex Kazerani and James Segil, the founders of Edgecast, has raised $7M in a seed funding round, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Upfront Ventures, Sorenson Ventures, Bonfire Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Fika Ventures. Openpath is developing cloud-based physical access control systems for businesses. Kazerani and Segil sold Edgecast back in 2013, in a deal worth around $390M. READ MORE>>.