Fri.Jun 07, 2019

Friday Video Interview: Abner Flores, Checkplis

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We've recently started a new feature--video interviews of local entrepreneurs, investors, and others in Southern California's technology community!

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5 Questions To Help Solve The Tough Business Problems

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as a business advisor, one of the attributes I often see in a good leader is the ability and willingness to ask good questions , before moving forward or issuing edicts, potentially in the wrong direction.

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Silicon Beach Report June 7: SpaceX Preps For $1 Billion Satellite Launch

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Former Pets.com executive taking new venture public; Zynga links with Snap; SpaceX launching satellites worth $1 billion for Canada

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IKIN Raises $5M For Augmented Reality Technology

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San Diego-based IKIN said this morning that it has launched its company, backed by $5M in seed funding, to bring personalized, 3D holograms to life. The startup--led by CEO Joe Ward--says it has created a new augmented reality technology it says will enable "immersive free-standing holograms" generated from a user's smartphone. The source of the seed funding round was not announced.

Orange County FundingPost VC and Angel Investor PitchFest + Pitch Workshop

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 -- Orange County FundingPost VC and Angel Investor PitchFest + Pitch Workshop. We're doing it again! Due to the overwhelming demand to pitch at our last event in Orange County, we're throwing an exclusive PitchFest speed dating event where you will be pitching to over 20 investors one-on-one! At this OC Event, we will be showcasing some of the newest early-stage venture funds and angel groups in the San Diego area!

GeoLinks Wins $87.8M Contract Award For Rural Internet Rollout

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Camarillo-based wireless Internet services provider GeoLinks has scored a big, $87.8M contract, to provide rural, Internet services across more than 11,000 locations in California and Nevada, the company announced this morning. According to GeoLinks, the contract award came from the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which manages the broadband connectivity fund collected from telephone bills.

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Inseego Rolls Out New MiFi Hotspot For Sprint

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San Diego-based Inseego , the developer of the popular MiFi mobile hotspot devices, has gotten back on track with its release of a new hotspot for Sprint. According to Inseego, its new MiFi 8000 Mobile Hotspot will roll out beginning June 14th to Sprint customers, to provide gigabit-speed performance and enterprise security features. Inseego said the new device supports Gigabit LTE speeds, which it says "vasty outperforms" its earlier 4G devices.

Bio Roundup: ASCO Wrap, Bluebird’s EU Tap, CRISPR Baby Risk & More

Xconomy

Welcome to conference week. That’s not an official moniker, but is there any busier time on the biopharma calendar? As the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting wrapped up in Chicago, the annual BIO conference kicked off in Philadelphia, and a deep dive into diabetes begins today in San Francisco.

Two Bit Circus Hosts Series Of Fun, Casual Esports Tournaments: Fortnite, Anyone

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Los Angeles-based Two Bit Circus says it has begun hosting a series of e-sports tournaments at the startup's Micro-Amusement Park in downtown Los Angeles. According to Two Bit Circus, those tournaments are aimed at players of all ages and skill levels, and will include everything from Fortnite and Super Smash Bros. to Killer Queen. The company said players can win up to $1000 in prizes for the tournaments, which have entry fees ranging from $5 to $30.