Fri.Nov 02, 2018

LA Attorney, Now Cryptocurrency Mogul, Plans Blockchain Paradise In Nevada


In yet another story of a cryptocurrency millionaire looking to create their own, utopian society, former Los Angeles attorney Jeffrey Berns --who made his fortune on investing in the Ethereum cryptocurrency--has purchased a massive plot of land near Reno, and hopes to create his own utopian world of "houses, schools, commercial districts, and production studios", according to a profile in the New York Times.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 2: Former Snap Engineer Launches Data Service Company

L.A. Business Journal

Activision debuts game companion app; Snap’s Sehn launches data service startup; mapping LA’s tech neighborhoods

Mitchell Merges With Genex Services


San Diego-based software developer Mitchell , which develops software and other technology for the insurance and collision repair industries, says it has merged with Genex Services , a provider of clinical solutions for the workers' compensation, auto, and disability markets. Financial details of that merger were not announced.

Seismic Data’s Biz Potential

L.A. Business Journal

The Los Angeles region is an earthquake hot spot, so it’s little surprise a company focused on detecting seismic activity and warning its customers of an impending temblor would make its home here

DNAe Aims At Treating Antimicrobial Resistant Infections


Carlsbad-based DNAe says it has developed a new, diagnostic platform that uses semiconductor DMA to help in treating antimicrobial resistant infections. According to the company, it completed the first phase of a $51.9M million contract with the U.S. government to developing DNA sequencing technology to help physicians by providing rapid diagnosis of antimicrobial resistant infections and influenza. The U.S.

Shift Happens: Digital Transformation and Business

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 -- Schmoozd LA Tech and Startup Mixer. Come celebrate the end of 2018, and the culmination of Schmoozd's fascinating year, on Thursday, November 8th (6pm)! Grab a drink and network with 300 other members of the Schmoozd community. Check out 10 NEW startups showcase their latest launch. See [link] (more

Former Snap Engineering VP Launches New Startup, Liquidata


Timothy Sehn , the former Senior VP of Engineering for Venice-based Snap , has launched a new, Santa Monica-based startup called Liquidata. The new startup says it is developing a "data as a service" offering. Sehn left Snap a year ago. Sehn was one of the executives who had a significant stake in Snap at the IPO, with Sehn's share of the company worth around $110M at the IPO. READ MORE>>. snap engineering liquidata startup

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Cloudbeds, a Hospitality Software Firm, Debuts New San Diego Office


Software startup Cloudbeds recently relocated its 20-odd local employees from a small space in downtown San Diego to an office nearly three times the size in the same neighborhood. The company unveiled the new digs Thursday, about a month after moving in, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

City of Hope Teams On New Cell Therapy Manufacturing Site


Duarte-based cancer research and treatment center City of Hope and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate, said the two plan to develop their own, cell therapy manufacturing facility, which will be based in Phoenix, Arizona. According to the two, the new cell therapy manufacturing facility will help it improve the speed at which stem cell research and cancer treatment is delivered.

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Bio Roundup: Depression Drug Dashed, Peek at ASH, CRISPR Worry & More


The gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 is opening up new research avenues all the time, such as giving drug developers a cheaper, faster way to knock out genes in tumor cells. Studies of CRISPR-Cas9 to treat human disease are about to start, too. But will our immune systems, already on alert for common infections by the bacteria that produce Cas9 proteins, reject medicines that use the gene-snipping scissors? This week, we reported on a new study that raises exactly that question.

Hulu Adds More Live TV Content


Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu said this week that it has added two new "add-ons" for its Live TV subscribers, including both a new set of Spanish channels, as well as new Entertainment content. Hulu said that viewers can gain access to Spanish language channels ESPN Deportes, NBC Universo, CNN En Espaol and History Channel En Espaol for an additional $4.99

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