Fri.Nov 15, 2019

LA warns of ‘juice-jacking’ malware, but admits it has no cases

TechCrunch LA

Los Angeles’ district attorney is warning travelers to avoid public USB charging points because “they may contain dangerous malware.” ” Reading the advisory , you might be forgiven for thinking that every USB outlet you see is just waiting for you to plug in your phone so it can steal your data.

Valence Links Black Professionals

L.A. Business Journal

The team at Valence Enterprises looks to connect black professionals

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Video Interview: Noramay Cadena, MiLA Capital

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Our video interview today is with Noramay Cadena , a venture capitalist and partner at MiLA Capital , a seed and incubation stage investor based in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>. noramay cadena mila capital venture investment hardware electronics

Growing Pains at Activision

L.A. Business Journal

Activision Blizzard announces better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and a loss of 3 million users

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.

Why You Need Tools And Analytics For Employee Metrics

Startup Professionals Musings

Even after many years mentoring entrepreneurs and advising businesses, I continue to be surprised by the primary focus on products and processes, and the often incidental attention to hiring and nurturing the right people.

Military Business Boosts Boingo

L.A. Business Journal

Boingo Wireless sees a boost from contracts to provide Wi-Fi to the military

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Immortals Gaming Club Sells Overwatch League Team

L.A. Business Journal

Esports organization Immortals Gaming Club finalized the sale of an esports team to Naples, Fla.-based based Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. on Nov.

MemComputing's Founder Gets $500K In Grant From DARPA

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The co-founder of San Diego-based startup MemComputing , UC San Diego professor Max Di Ventra, has received a $500,000 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to advance the research behind MemComputing's computing technology. According to UC San Diego, the funding will go towards exploring the use of new computing technology in the area of artificial intelligence (AI). That technology--"memcomputing"--is the basis of MemComputing's products.

CTOs on Emerging Technologies and Business Transformation

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Thursday, November 21, 2019 -- CTOs on Emerging Technologies and Business Transformation. AITP-LA. A distinguished panel of technology executives will share in-depth views of emerging technologies having transformative impacts to our world and implications going forward. Jeffrey Sullivan, CTO, Cloud Fax, J2 Global Paul Barros, CTO of Currency Drew Tennanbaum, CTO of Atom Tickets Tony Karrer, Founder and CEO of TechEmpower, Founder and CTO of Aggregage. See [link] (more

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Caltech Continues Legal Battle With Apple Over Wi-Fi Patents

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A Federal Circuit court has upheld a decision in favor of Caltech , over a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which upheld parts of two Wi-Fi patents held by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in a continuing battle between Caltech and Apple. The decision is the latest chapter in a lawsuit filed by Caltech in 2016 , which alleges that Apple is using Wi-Fi chips that infringe on four of Caltech's patents.

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Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals COO, R&D Head To Retire

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Pasadena-based Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals said this morning that its Chief Operating Officer and head of R&D, Bruce Given, is retiring. According to the company, it has hired Javier San Martin, M.D., in the role of Chief Medical Officer, and Curt Bradshaw, Ph.D., in the role of Chief Scientific Officer, who will work with Given in a transition over the next six months; the company also said that Given will be retained in an advisory capacity for at least one year.

Biotech Roundup: Gottlieb v. Juul, Solid Slumps, Avidity Gets $100M & More

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Lung injuries connected to the use of electronic cigarettes have topped 2,000 and killed 40 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While it remains unclear whether the cases are tied to legally sold products or devices modified by e-cigarette users, the CDC said this week it had identified a “potential toxin of concern”—Vitamin E acetate, which health officials detected in all 29 lung tissue samples from patients that they tested.