Mon.Nov 05, 2018

How to get to the polls for free at the 2018 midterm elections

TechCrunch LA

In case you haven’t heard, polls will open Tuesday morning across the U.S. for the 2018 midterm elections. It’s a big deal, so go vote.

Syntiant Snags $25M For Edge Computing


Irvine-based Syntiant , which is developing semiconductor used for edge computing, raised $25M in its Series B funding. The funding came from Sunstone Venture Capital Fund, along with Seraph Group, plus Microsoft, Intel, Amazon, Robert Bosch, Applied Materials, and Motorola, according to the company. Sunstone was an investor in its Series A funding.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 5: Analyzing Local Election Spending

L.A. Business Journal

Musk Shows off hyperloop demo tunnel; Bird fights ban in Beverly Hills; LA spending roughly $13 per voter

RingDNA Adds $30M For Sales Analytics


Los Angeles-based RingDNA , which develops analytics software used for understanding the sales process and sales conversations, said last week that it raised $30M in a growth capital funding. The funding was led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity (GS Growth), and also included Palisades Growth Capital and Bryant Stibel.

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brunchwork w/ Warner Music Group and Art Muse

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, November 10, 2018 -- brunchwork w/ Warner Music Group and Art Muse. You're invited to an unforgettable sweetgreen brunch with Aton Ben-Horin, Global Vice President of AandR for Warner Music Group, and ArtMuse founder Natasha Schlesinger. Enjoy a fireside chat with Aton and Natasha, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off.over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal. See [link] (more


Elon Musk: Boring Company Tunnel Will Open December 10th


The first, high tech test tunnel built by LA's The Boring Company , bored between the SpaceX parking lot and a home in Hawthorne, California, is almost complete, and will open to the public on December 10th, according to Boring Company and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

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ResMed Buys MatrixCare


San Diego-based ResMed , a developer of software for the healthcare market, has acquired MatrixCare , a developer of long-term post-acute care software. According to ResMed, it will pay $750M for MatrixCare, which it will fund primarily through a credit facility. MatrixCare is epxected to have pro forma net revenue of approximately $122M, and pro forma EBITDA of approximately $30M.

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Santa Monica Tech Happy Hour on the Promenade!

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -- Santa Monica Tech Happy Hour on the Promenade! Join L.A.'s s best tech and startup networking series for a special event in Santa Monica! See [link] (more

NASA, SpaceX Rehearse Crew Ocean Landings


NASA and SpaceX have been rehearsing recovery for future, crewed missions of the SpaceX Crew Dragon out at sea, NASA said on Monday , as the two move closer to launching astronauts into space using SpaceX rockets. According to NASA, SpaceX has outfitted its recovery ship, the GO Searcher, with a medical treatment facility and a helipad in the center of the vessel, in the "unlikely event" of an astronaut medical emergency.

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Hollywood Tech Happy Hour -Tech Save America

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 -- Hollywood Tech Happy Hour -Tech Save America. See [link] (more

Cubic Deploys Satellite Communications Systems For Hurricane Michael Recovery


San Diego-based defense contractor Cubic Corporation said this morning that it has deployed its satellite communications and networking systems in support of hurricane disaster recovery efforts.

ResMed To Add To Software Offerings With $750M MatrixCare Acquisition


Medical device maker ResMed has agreed to acquire Minnesota-based MatrixCare, which makes software for long-term care providers, for $750 million. San Diego’s ResMed (NYSE: ticker[[RMD]]) announced its intention to buy the privately held tech company on Monday.

CoreLogic Names Deputy Chief Economist


Irvine-based property information and data provider CoreLogic has named Dr. Ralph McLaughlin as the company's new Deputy Chief Economist, the company said this morning. McLaughlin was most recently Chief Economist at Trulia. CoreLogic said that McLaughlin will help the firm expand the visibility of its economic policy unit, plus help it enhance its research capabilities and tools. READ MORE>>. corelogic real estate property information realestate ralph mclaughlin chief economics trulia

MEI Pharma Inks Cancer Drug Deal with Japan’s Kyowa Hakko Kirin


The second-most advanced investigational drug in MEI Pharma’s four-asset portfolio is drawing attention from overseas as a potential treatment for several leukemias and lymphomas.

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olloclip Launches New Line Of Smartphone Lenses


Foothill Ranch-based olloclip , which makes add-on lenses for smartphone photographers, has launched two new lines of lenses. According to olloclip, it has launched a new "Pro" and "Intro" series of lenses, which provide different quality lenses and different price points for customers, letting users shoot much wider and closer than typical built-in smartphone cameras. The company said its new line of lenses now provides three series of lenses for photographers.

Broadcom to Sell Veracode for $950M After $19B CA Technologies Deal


Broadcom is selling application security testing business Veracode for $950 million to private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Broadcom gained Veracode as a part of its blockbuster acquisition of CA Technologies. Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO ) announced in June it would acquire CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA ) for $18.9 billion, and announced today it has completed that deal. New York-based CA makes software and provides services for everything from IT management to app development to cybersecurity.

Esperanto Reaps $58M To Speed Development of Its 7nm AI Chip


Esperanto Technologies , a startup AI chip developer that has operated mostly below the radar since its founding in 2014, announced this week that it raised $58 million in a Series B fundraising round. Mountain View, CA-based Esperanto is vying with a host of competitors to create new processors for high-order tasks like machine learning and deep learning, while also minimizing power consumption.