Wed.Oct 20, 2021

Snap Launches Augmented Reality Ad Studio, Arcadia

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Los Angeles-based Snap said on Tuesday that it is launching a new, augmented reality advertising studio, which it is calling Arcadia. The new studio--which is not based in Arcadia, California, despite the name--will provide a team of experts focused on mobile augmented reality (AR) advertising for its brand and agency partners. According to Snap, Arcadia will "take on select projects that require the most creative and technical skillset" to provide branded AR experiences.

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As I “grew up” in business in big companies, including IBM, I always wondered why the real innovations seemed to come from startups, while we had more resources and more experience.

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TuSimple Picks Up Former Qualcomm HR Chief For Board

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San Diego-based self-driving technology developer TuSimple says it has named Michelle Sterling. tusimple qualcomm executive board self driving technology auto automotive

Carbon Capture Picks Up $35M

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Pasadena-based Carbon Capture, a new startup which says it is developing machines that remove CO2 directly from the atmosphere, has raised $35M in a Series A funding round. the funding came from Prime Movers Lab, Rio Tinto, Idealab Studio, and Marc Benioff's TIME Ventures, along with others. The company said it has named Adrian Corless as CEO of the company as part of the funding.

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.

Patron Picks Up $90M For Games, Consumer, Web Investments

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A new, early-stage venture firm, Patron--which has one of its General Partners based in Los Angeles--said on Tuesday that it has raised $90M in a new venture capital fund. According to Patron, its first fund, Patron Fund I, will go to investments into Web 3 (P2E/NFTs) and consumer categories such as education, fitness, personal finance, and more. The company's General Partners are Jason Yeh and Brian Cho.