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10 Business Areas Where Data Is The Key To The Future

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though ‘big data’ has now been around for several years, the opportunities for startups seem to keep growing, just as the amount of data keeps growing. According to IBM , companies have captured more data in the last two years than in the previous 2000 years.

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Semtech Gets Win With IoT Developer Seluxit


Camarillo-based analog and mixed-signal semiconductor developer Semtech Corporation has scored another win for its low power, wireless communications technology, LoRa, this time with an energy monitoring device developer. According to Semtech, its LoRa technology is being used by Seluxit , a developer of Internet of Things poducts, as part of the MeDa project for one of Germany's energy companies. The device is being used to encourage consumers to change wasteful energy habits and save money.

SoCal Tech Calendar - Untitled Article

SoCal Tech Calendar

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Greycroft, WndrCo Back Glow For Podcast Subscriptions


Los Angeles-based venture investors Greycroft Partners and Jeffrey Katzenberg's WndrCo have put their backing behind a new startup that helps podcasters fund their shows via their listeners. According to Glow Technologies , it has raised $2.3M in a seed funding round, which came from Greycroft, WndrCo, Norwest Venture Partners, PSL Ventures, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund as well as rap artist Nas and Ken Moss, the CTO of Electronic Arts.

Bio Roundup: Surprise News, a Gene Therapy Mess & a CAR-T Step


Gene therapy has become one of the hottest fields in biomedicine, with two treatments approved in the US already and several more on the way. But surprise news this week regarding Zolgensma, the recently approved spinal muscular atrophy treatment , cast a cloud over its progress.

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Broadcom Buys Symantec's Enterprise Security Business For $10.7 Billion


Broadcom , which has significant operations in Orange County, has acquired the Enterprise Security business of Symantec , in a deal worth $10.7 billion in cash. The two said the deal is expected to close before the end of the year. The move is consistent with Broadcom's recent activity to diversify itself away from just semiconductors to include network equipment, software, and other products. Last year, Broadcom acquired another large software business, CA Technologies, in an $18.9

Dave Names Customer Experience VP


Los Angeles-based fintech startup Dave , which offers up an online banking service which helps users build their credit, announced on Thursday that it has named Mia Alexander as its new VP of Customer Experience. Alexander was most recently VP of Customer Experience at Green Dot, where she had been for over 16 years. According to Dave, Alexander will oversee the entire customer lifecycle of its 3.8 million customers.

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