Mon.Sep 19, 2022

Beyond Meat COO Reportedly Arrested Over Biting Incident

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The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of El Segundo, California-based Beyond Meat has reportedly been arrested for biting a man's nose, according to Arkansas news reports. Doug Ramsey, was appointed COO of Beyond Meat in December of 2021, and previously had been an executive at Tyson Foods. beyond meat executive beyondmeat food arrest crime

5 Keys To Achieving Memorable Competitive Distinction

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Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved.

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Avantus Claims 50 Gigawatt Pipeline

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Los Angeles- and San Francisco-based clean energy developer Avantus (formerly known as 8minute), says it now has 50 gigawatts of clean energy projects in its pipeline, worth $70 billion. According to the company, that pipeline includes 42 GW of solar and 78 GWh of energy storage, which is enough power to provide power for 30 million people. Avantus says that pipeline is split over more than 90, utility-scale projects through California, Texas, and the Southwest.

Banc of California Acquires Deepstack Technologies

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Santa Ana-based Banc of California said late last week that it has acquired Deepstack Technologies, a developer of software for merchant processing, payments acceptance and disbursement, virtual accounts, chargeback management, and more. The company said it paid $24M in cash for Deepstack Technologies, which is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, and with a team in Southern California.

Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

Viasat, Inmarsat Get Merger Nod From UK

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Carlsbad-based satellite communications company Viasat, and fellow satellite communications company Inmarsat said Friday that the two companies have gotten approval of their proposed combination of businesses from the UK Government, under that country's National Security & Investment Act. The approval is one of the hurdles along the way to the completion of the $7.3 billion merger announced by the two companies in November of 2021. viasat merger acquisition satellite communications

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Spotter Claims $600M In YouTube Investments

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Los Angeles-based Spotter, a company which provides cash payouts to YouTube creators for rights to existing and future content, claims it has deployed $600M in capital to YouTube creators. The company says it pays cash to creators for their catalogs, through licensing their existing videos or future video uploads, allowing those creators to spend, invest, or spend those funds any way they wish; the company said its payments are not a loan and it does not take equity for those payments.

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