Apple to Employ 1,000 at New Culver City Office

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plans to employ 1,000 people in a new office in Culver City, the Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. based tech giant announced today

Culver City Selects Willdan For 100 Percent Renewable Microgrid Assessment

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Culver City is looking to go 100 percent renewable at two of its municipal sites, according to technical and professional consulting firm Willdan Group. According to Willdan, it has been selected to conduct a microgrid deployment feasibility assessment at two Culver City municipal sites, which would be a 100 percent renewable power microgrid for the city. Willdan did not say which two municipal sites in Culver City were covered by the contract.

FactoryFour Finds $5M, Sets Up Shop In Culver City

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FactoryFour , a startup which developing software to enable custom production of industrial goods, has raised $5M in a Series A funding, and set up shop in Culver City. factoryfour industrial goods culver city venture capital baltimoreThe startup--which started in Baltimore, Maryland--says it already has 15 full time employees in Los Angeles, and has plans to add approximately 15 more hires within a year.

Apple to Employ 1,000 at New Culver City Office

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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.

Apple Plans New Sites, Hiring In Culver City, San Diego

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Cupertino-based Apple said this morning that it plans to open up new sites in San Diego and Culver City, one of several cities that the computer and device maker hopes to grow its employee base over the next three years. According to Apple, it's hoping to grow by a combined 1,000 employees split between Seattle, San Diego, and Culver City, in addition to a separate, big expansion and new campus in Austin.

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

Jukin Media In Major Expansion, To Open 14,000 Square Foot Studio

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Culver City-based Jukin Media , which finds and licenses viral content, is planning a major expansion next to its existing offices in Culver City. jukin media viral content licensing culver city expansion growthAccording to the company this week, it is opening up a new, 14,000 square foot studio, which will be used for producing original videos, for both TV and online distribution.

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.,

Flo Technologies Announces $28 Million Series B

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based in Culver City, completed a Series B fundraising round worth $28 million Jan. Flo Technologies Inc., 4, bringing the home water monitoring system developer’s total funding to an estimated $39.3 million

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

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

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

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

Jam City Acquires Bingo Pop Mobile Game

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Culver City–headquartered mobile game developer Jam City Inc. The news came less than two weeks after Jam City announced its strategic partnership agreement with the Walt Disney Co reported Nov. 28 it acquired a new title from Uken Studios Inc., which does business as Uken Games.

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.

Jukin Media Names GM of Brands

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Culver City-based Jukin Media , which identifies and licenses trending and viral user-generated content to traditional media, has named Craig Parks as its GM of Brands, the company said this week. Parks was previously VP of Programming for Comcast's video platform, Watchable. He also served at Participant Media as SVP of Live Programming. According to Jukin Media, Parks heads up strategy for such properties as Fail Army and The Pet Collective.

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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 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.

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 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.

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.