Thu.Nov 16, 2017

Sniffing Out New Business

L.A. Business Journal

SeekOps Inc., a Pasadena startup, manufactures a methane sensor that it attaches to a quad-copter drone and flies over oil and gas fields looking for leaks

Tech Scenes: Harrison Tang of Spokeo, The Great Opportunity in Pasadena

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Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive.

Augmented Reality Company Daqri Begins Shipping Smart Glasses

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Augmented reality company Daqri of downtown Los Angeles has begun shipping its $5,000 Smart Glasses

Virgin Hyperloop One Inks Study Deal In India

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Los Angeles-based advanced transportation technology developer Virgin Hyperloop One has inked a partnership with the Government of Maharashtra, India, to identify potential high-speed transportation routes in the Pune area, the company said Thursday.

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Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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Are you uncomfortable with home-based workers?

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Do home-based employees work with the same dedication and productivity as those in office cubicles next to each other? That depends upon the management as much as the employee. I have a friend who is a.

PogoTec Launches The PogoCam, A Camera For Your Glasses

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Newport Beach-based PogoTec said today that it has launched its first product, the PogoCam , a miniature camera designed to attach to any pair of glasses. The new device costs $149.00. According to PogoTec, the PogoCam attaches magnetically to most glasses, so consumers can record things from a different point of view. The new device appears to be directly competitive to Venice-based Snap's own camera sunglasses.

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Xconomy Peers into Biotech Future with Vividion’s Diego Miralles

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What’s new in San Diego life sciences? Diego Miralles, who was named just three months ago as the CEO of San Diego-based Vividion Therapeutics, has a lot to say on that topic. Miralles, an immunologist who previously served as the CEO at Adaptive Therapeutics and before that led innovation and West Coast R&D for Johnson & Johnson, describes Vividion as “a company for the ages.” As Miralles put it, “We want to be the Genentech of small molecule drugs.”

Upfront Ventures Leads Investment In Electric Skateboard Startup Inboard

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Los Angeles-based venture investor Upfront Ventures is the lead investor this morning in a startup, Inboard Technology , a developer of a battery powered, electric skateboard. Inboard said it raised $8M in its Series A funding, which was led by Upfront Ventures, and also included LION Smart and Sunstone Capital. The company was seeded by Sweet Capital, the investment fund of the founders of King Digital Entertainment (the makers of Candy Crush).

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SpaceX Plans Launch Of Super Secret Government Payload Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning yet another launch of a Falcon 9 rocket today, this time from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. According to SpaceX, the launch openings for the mysterious "Zuma payload" openst at 8:00 pm. EST today, with backup windows opening at the same time on Friday and Saturday. No details on the "Zuma" spacecraft have been announced by SpaceX, and the company does not even mention the company's customer for the launch.

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