Thu.Nov 29, 2018

Are you wasting money filing patents?


I’ve been working with early stage companies and their intellectual property protection plans for years. But only recently did I read a clear document on the risks and rewards of patent strategy.

Russian Cows To Be Fully Wired With Semtech's LoRa Technology


Somewhere in Russia, there will soon be one (or many) herds of fully wired, trackable cows--thanks to a design win by Camarillo-based Semtech , with a Russian Internet-of-Things firm called According to Semtech, its LoRa wireless technology has been used to create an Internet of Things (IoT) cattle monitoring solution which uses its devices and wireless radio frequency technology to provide GPS tracking and biometrics sensors for cattle, which is being rolled out to ranchers.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 29: Sound Ventures Backs $2M LearnLux Round

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Snap struggles with user demographics; Sinemia allowing fee-free purchases; LearnLux raises $2 million seed led by Sound Ventures

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SpaceX Aims At Sunday For New Vandenberg Launch


Hawthorne-based SpaceX is hoping that it will be able to launch its Spaceflight SSO-A mission on Sunday, five days after it was force to scrub its original Wednesday launch date for the small satellite launch mission. According to the last update from SpaceX, it is now targeting December 2nd for launch of the SmallSat Express from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The mission will put 64 small satellites, collected together by space ride arranger Spaceflight, for over 35 customers.

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LA Auto Show

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -- LA Auto Show.Last year, the global show had 1,000 of the latest models, vehicle debuts, and concept cars on display and this year, the expectation is no different. See [link] (more


Vertone In Licensing Deal With Cumulus Media


Costa Mesa-based a href="[link] , the developer of artificial intelligence software for the advertising industry led by Chad and Ryan Steelberg, said this morning that it has signed an expanded agreement with Cumulus Media, the second largest owner and operator of radio stations in the U.S. According to Veritone, it is licensing its artificial intelligence technology, to quantify the results of advertising campaigns on Cumulus Media channels. Financial impact of the deal were not announced.

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Kutcher's Sound Ventures Backs LearnLux in Seed Funding


Sound Ventures , the Los Angeles-based venture capital investment firm of Ashton Kutcher, is one of the lead investors in a funding round for LearnLux , a startup which develops software that helps employees of companies with financial wellness. The $2M seed fudning round came from Sound Ventures, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff, Underscore VC, and Adam Nash, the former CEO of Wealthfront. LearnLux is based in Boston.

Women Inspire NYC’s Tech Startups to Dream Bigger


As a native New Yorker, it may not come as much of a surprise that growing up I wanted to work in finance. In fact, I put myself through NYU Stern while working for companies like IBM, Prudential, and Merrill Lynch, and joined Goldman Sachs upon graduation. You could say I had made it in the finance world, at the epicenter of the industry, surrounded by some of the smartest and most driven individuals I’d ever known.

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Shift Media Acquired By Marlin Equity Partners


Los Angeles- and Boston-based Shift Media Holdings , a developer of software tools used for collaboration by entertainment enterprises, brands and agencies, has been acquired by Los Angeles-based private equity investment firm Marlin Equity Partners. Financial details of the majority recapitalization and growth investment were not announced. SHIFT's products are used for collaboration on creative projects, and also include such features as forensic watermarks and other digital asset management.

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Culver City Selects Willdan For 100 Percent Renewable Microgrid Assessment


Culver City is looking to go 100 percent renewable at two of its municipal sites, according to technical and professional consulting firm Willdan Group. According to Willdan, it has been selected to conduct a microgrid deployment feasibility assessment at two Culver City municipal sites, which would be a 100 percent renewable power microgrid for the city. Financial impact of the deal were not announced.

TaskUs Opens Five New Offices Globally


Santa Monica-based business process outsourcing provider TaskUs said this morning that it has added five new offices, and over 2,000 full-time employees, as part of a major global expansion effort. According to TaskUs, it added five offices spanning the U.S., Philippines, Taiwan, and Mexico.

AT&T May Sell Stake In Hulu


AT&T is looking to possibly sell its 10 percent stake in Los Angeles-based television streaming service Hulu , as part of its plan on digesting Time Warner. According to At&T CFO John Stephens, the company may sell of its 10 percent stake in Hulu as part of a larger sale of "non-core" assets after it paid $85.4 billion for Time Warner. AT&T now owns Warner Bros., CNN, HBO, and other cable channels as a result of its buy of Time Warner.

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