Fri.Sep 13, 2019

Visa Acquires Payment Protection Company Verifi

L.A. Business Journal

Mid-Wilshire-based Verifi, which develops software to secure electronic payments for businesses, was acquired by Visa Inc.

10 Academic Courses To Kickstart Your Business Career

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken.

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Science Projects

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica venture capital firm seeks out and supports disruption-minded startups

Microsoft, Disney Link On Cloud, Technology Deal

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The Walt Disney Studios , in Burbank, and technology giant Microsoft Corp. are in a new deal where the two will work together, where Disney will work with Microsoft on ways to create, produce and distribute content on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, the companies announced on Friday morning. According to the companies, they are in a five year "innovation partnership" to develop 'scene-to-screen' content workflows, which will include a technology hub called The Walt Disney Studios StudioLAB.

Relativity Signs Launch Agreement With Momentus

L.A. Business Journal

Aerospace startup Relativity Space Inc. will launch satellites built by Santa Clara-based Momentus into space on its 3D-printed Terran 1 rocket, according to a new agreement signed by the two companies Sept.

MemComputing Joins Air Force Research Lab Space Accelerator

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San Diego-based MemComputing , a startup working on high performance computing technology, says it has been selected to join the Air Force Research Laboratory's Catalyst Space Accelerator , being held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to MemComputing, it is working on software which uses physics principles and the logic and reasoning functions of the human brain.

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Uber Pulls JUMP Scooters From San Diego

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Uber has pulled the on-demand JUMP scooters it runs in San Diego from the city this week, over frustration over the city's new rules over dockless scooters, which include permits, fees, and data sharing requirements. Those new rules--which include a fixed fee over around $5000 and per-scooter charges of around $150 per device--is an attempt by San Diego to rein in rampant scooters in the city.

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Future Media Buys Oak & Jackal

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Irvine-based Future Media , a digital marketing company, announced late Thursday that it has acquired Oak & Jackal , a direct-to-consumer maker of watches. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Future Media said the acquisition is its first foray into consumer sales. Oak & Jackal was originally launched and funded through an effort on Kickstarter , in June of 2016. The company also offers eyewear and wallets.

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Activision Launches Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Beta

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Santa Monica-based game publisher Activision has launched a beta of its latest title in the Call of Duty line, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. According to Activision, the beta of its title is available to PlayStation 4 players, giving and early access look to its new, multi-player features. The title--being developed for Activision by game studio Infinity Ward--will allow users playing on both gaming consoles and PC platforms to play together.

Bio Roundup: Award Winners, Lung Data, Dems on Drug Pricing & More

Xconomy

For decades, advanced lung cancer was a quick death sentence. That’s no longer a given, thanks in part to the arrival of immunotherapy. If a medical meeting in Barcelona this week was any indication, more help could be on the way. Targeted medicine isn’t new to lung cancer, but only a fraction of patients have the eligible mutations, such as EGFR and ALK, and thus have a chance to avoid chemotherapy and its toxic side effects.