Wed.Nov 27, 2019

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Why recurring revenues increase your company’s value


The massive shift in revenue models in recent years. Have you noticed how many web apps and content have turned into subscription services during the last several years? Call it the Netflix effect.

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7 Tips For Building Millennials Into Next-Gen Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Millennials have come a long way in business since I started writing about them nearly ten years ago. They started out as that spoiled generation of kids, born between about 1982 and 2004, who had everything, and could care less about business.

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Video Interview: Dr. Paul Witman, California Luthern University


Our video interview today is with Dr. Paul Witman , Director of the MS-Information Technology Program at California Lutheran University (, which recently added a new cybersecurity certificate to its program. READ MORE>>.

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.

CrowdStrike Gets Tops Ratings In Gartner Report


CrowdStrike , the developer of cloud-based, endpoint protection software which was started and continues to have major operations in Irvine, has scored a top rating in a report from industry analyst Gartner. According to CrowdStrike, it received the highest overall rating among vendors named a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Endpoint Protection Platforms. The company said it's the second year in a row it received the top ranking. CrowdStrike said Gartner gave it a 4.9

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inVia Robotics Enhances Robotic Warehouse Systems


Los Angeles-based inVia Robotics , which develops warehouse automation robots to help e-commerce companies with their operations, has enhanced its system, with a new product called inVia Connect, to help manage replenishment, cycle counting and returns. Pricing on the new product was not announced. inVia's warehouse robotics systems are used to help manage tasks like picking and sorting items in e-commerce warehouses, which are typically very manual and inefficient tasks.

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Vacos Aims At Smart Home, Security Camera Market


City of Industry-based Vacos , a startup which is aiming at the "smart home" market, said today that it has launched a new, battery-powered security camera--although, it appears the camera is not yet available. The company said its security camera costs $97 for a basic package, and includes artificial intelligence features. The camera does not appear to be immediately available, as the company said it is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo alongside the launch of the camera.

TeleSign Wins Deal In France


Los Angeles-based mobile identity and authentication provider TeleSign reported on Tuesday that it has inked a partnership in France, with Bouygues Telecom. According to TeleSign, it will help Bouygues Telecom to protect its users from online fraud activities. Financial impact of the deal were not announced. TeleSign said the expansion of its services will help protect against such seurity issues as account takeover (ATO) through SIM swaps and synthetic identity fraud.

Fisker Plans Subscriptions For New Ocean SUV


Los Angeles-based Fisker has started taking reservations for its newly announced Ocean SUV, saying that $250--taken online, or through either an iOS or Android app--will reserve a vehicle for interested customers. The company intends to make its first vehicles available only through a subscription plan, starting at $379/month. According to Fisker, the $379/month "FLEXEE" payment is due after subscriptions for its vehicles commence in 2022.