Mon.Jan 11, 2021

LA Companies Gear Up for Virtual CES

L.A. Business Journal

For the Consumer Technology Association, the show must go on. The three-day virtual version of the trade show is scheduled to run from Jan. 12 through Jan.

8 Keys To A Major Source Of Funding For New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Many first-time entrepreneurs find themselves unable to bootstrap their startups, and also unable to find early funding at the venture capital level or even with angel investors. Their only recourse is that first tier of investors, fondly called Friends, Family and Fools.

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WeeCare Helps Home Day Care Businesses Stay Afloat

L.A. Business Journal

Three years ago, local entrepreneur and expectant mother Jessica Chang received some surprising advice

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Snap Buys StreetCred

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Los Angeles-based Snap has acquired New York City-based StreetCred, a developer of location data and mapping software, according to reports. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Snap appears to be using StreetCred to bolster the development of its Snap Map feature. According to reports, four of StreetCred's employees, including its two founders, are joining Snap as part of the acquisition. Snap is the parent company of Snapchat. snapchat snap streetcred merger acquisition

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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.

Fitness App Shred Lets Users Work Out With Friends

L.A. Business Journal

With indoor gyms closed for most of the last year, plenty of fitness-focused Angelenos have gotten used to working out from home

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Hulu Drops Prices For Students To $1.99 Per Month

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Los Angeles-based streaming video service Hulu said today that it is dropping its price for students to just $1.99 per month, in a bid to attract more students to its services. A price is typically $5.99 per month for the streaming service. According to Hulu, the $1.99 a month offer is available to students over 18, who are attending a U.S. college or university, and gives those students full access to its streaming service.

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AEVEX Aerospace Names Chief Growth Officer

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Solana Beach-based AEVEX Aerospace, a provider of airborne intelligence products, said it named Gretchen Larsen Idsinga as its Chief Growth Officer.

J2 Global Closes 4 Acquisitions

L.A. Business Journal

Internet services company J2 Global Inc. finished up 2020 on a buying spree

Avidity Biosciences Swizzles Board

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La Jolla-based biopharmaceuticals firm Avidity Biosciences said this morning that it has appointed Tamar Thomson and Jean Kim to its board, replacing existing directors Todd Brady and Michael Martin. In addition to the move, the company said Executive Chairman Troy Wilson is now just Chairman of the company. Thompson is currently Vice President, US Government Affairs and Policy for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

LA Companies Gear Up for Virtual CES

L.A. Business Journal

For the Consumer Technology Association, the show must go on

Veritone, Alteryx In Partnership

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Costa Mesa-based artificial intelligence software developer Veritone, and analytics software developer Alteryx said this morning they are in a new, strategic partnership. Veritone said it will provide its AI-powered insights into unstructured data sources, including video, images, audio and text, to Alteryx customers. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

Kindest Aims to Simplify Fundraising for Nonprofits

L.A. Business Journal

Every year hundreds of thousands of nonprofits scrounge for donations just to keep the lights on

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Roku Buys Quibi's Content Distribution Rights

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Roku confirmed on Friday that it has acquired the global content distribution rights from shows from Quibi, the now defunct mobile streaming provider. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Roku said it will become the exclusive place to stream Quibi's shows, which it will make available for free on an ad-supported basis in 2021. Those shows include such stars as Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Liam Hemsworth, Anna Kendrick, Nicole Richie, Chrissy Teigen, and Lena Waithe.

Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune

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As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways.

SpaceX Dragon Headed Back To Earth Today

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Another, SpaceX Dragon capsule is headed back to earth, and is expected to splash down in the Atlantic at 10PM Eastern time, according to NASA, which is broadcasting the departure of the capsule from the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The Dragon is loaded with 5,200 pounds of research and other cargo. The Dragon cargo craft is actually one of two, SpaceX Dragon spacecraft currently at the International Space Station--there's also a Crew Dragon attached to the ISS at the moment.

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