Mon.Apr 05, 2021

How Hyperloop Is Prioritizing Passenger Experience

L.A. Business Journal

Hyperloop Technologies Inc., doing business as Virgin Hyperloop, is testing a prototype of a transportation system that could carry passengers through nearly airless tunnels at speeds reaching 700 mph

6 Ways To Improve Your Chances Of New Venture Success

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Every entrepreneur wants to know how they can improve their odds on the road to success, and why some entrepreneurs seem to be able to squeeze success out of even a marginal business case.

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Aspiration’s New Credit Card Helps Shoppers Cut Their Carbon Footprint

L.A. Business Journal

Banking services company Aspiration Partners Inc. has built its business around finding ways for customers to “both do well and do good,” and its latest product is aimed at consumers worried about the environmental impact of their spending

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ABL Space Systems Secures $170M, Signs Big Deal With Lockheed Martin

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El Segundo-based ABL Space Systems, a developer of space launch systems, has just signed a big deal with Lockheed Martin, after raising $170M in funding a last week. ABL Space Systems said last week that it raised $170M in its SEries B funding, which was led by T. Rowe Price Associates, as well as Fidelity Management & Research, along with its existing investors. ABL today said that Lockheed Martin has signed a launch contract with the company, for 58 launches over the next 10 years.

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.

Aspiration’s New Credit Card Helps Shoppers Cut Their Carbon Footprint

L.A. Business Journal

Each time a user makes a purchase with the company’s new credit card, Aspiration will work with reforestation organizations around the world to plant a tree on the customer’s behalf

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Incipio Partners With Reforestation Nonprofit

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Irvine-based mobile device manufacturer Incipio says it has partnered with nonprofit Eden Reforestation Projects, where Eden will plant a new tree for every one of Incipio's Organicore phone cases that are purchased. According to Incipio, Eden will plant one tree in the regions most impacted by deforestation throughout the year, with five trees planted for every purchase of those Incipio phones through April. Financial details of the effort were not announced.

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Pipeliner CRM Enhances Reporting Tools

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Los Angeles-based Pipeliner CRM, which develops customer relationship management software for sales teams, recently released a new update to its software, adding new reporting and analytics features. According to the company, it has added new, comprehensive reporting and analytics for its software, which offers up performance indicators and quotas, plus line graphs, bar and pie charts. PIpeliner is led by CEO Nikolaus Kimla. pipeliner reporting customer relationship management software

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Haystack Helps Companies Manage Remote Workers

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For large companies with hundreds — or even thousands — of employees, managing human resources functions and communicating with workers can be a challenge

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HyperX Rolls Out New Mechanical Keyboards

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Fountain Valley-based gaming products maker HyperX said today that it has started shipping new, mechanical gaming keyboards featuring a new mechanical switch. According to the company, its new HyperX Alloy Origins Core Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features its HyperX Blue mechanical switch, which it says has an 80 million click rating. The company is targeting the keyboard for both gaming and work from home. The new keyboard has an MSRP of $89.99.