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HyperX Taps Celebrity Power For New Ad Campaign Tied To NBA Finals

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Fountain Valley-based HyperX , the videogame accessory maker which is part of Kingston Technology, has launched a new ad campaign, which taps the celebrity power of Post Malone, Gordon Hayward, Joel Embiid, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pokimane, Shroud, Daigo, De'Aaron Fox and Rush. The company--which has had celebrity endorsement deals with all of those celebrity influencers--said its new "We're All Gamers" ad campaign is part of its presenting sponsorship of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 -- CES 2019 at UCLA Anderson. Technology has become an integral part of our lives, changing our lives and work, the opportunities for new ventures and established enterprises, and more broadly society. Technology based disruptions are affecting almost every sector today including transportation, healthcare, financial services and retail. They are also affecting industry structure, organizational capabilities and the future of work for humans and machines/robots.

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j2 Global Adds Two Companies In Q4

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Los Angeles-based Internet services and publishing giant j2 Global has acquired two companies, saying this morning that it acquired Ekahau , a company in the digital media space, and Castle Connolly , a company in the digital media and healthcare industry. Financial details of the two acquisition were not announced, although the company said the financial impact of those acquisition is not expected to be material to the publicly held company.

AlwaysAI Adds $4M to Bring Deep Learning to Embedded ‘Edge’ Devices

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Many of our devices, from wearables to medical instruments to drones, can capture reams of images. Using algorithms to analyze those images on the devices, in turn, generally takes loads of computing power and energy—sometimes more than is feasible.

Report: Lake Forest Company Leaked Millions Of SMS Messages, Call Logs

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A Lake Forest-based voice-over-IP (VoIP) services provider VOIPo , leaked millions of SMS messages and texts, call logs, and more, according to an Internet security researcher, covering at least 4 years of data. The security researchers said they discovered that VOIPo had left an improperly secured ElasticSearch database open to the world, letting anyone gain access to VOIP call logs, SMS/MMS message logs, and plaintext internal system credentials.

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A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

Xconomy

As Xconomy’s editors looked back at the year just passed, we asked technology leaders to comment on the trends they’d observed in 2018, and the developments they expected in 2019. Some leaders responded with their views on the business impact of the Trump era, pointing to specific policy positions such as tax code revisions, curbs on immigration, and the decision by federal regulators to roll back net neutrality requirements on telecom carriers.

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MomentFeed Launches Local Landing Page Templates

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Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , which develops software tools that helps multi-location brands manage the customer experience of mobile consumers, says it is making it easier for its customers to build landing pages for their locations. According to MomentFeed, it has added new a new "Location Finder Templates and Widgets" product, which provides location brands and digital agencies with SEO-ready landing pages for their local locations. Pricing on the new product were not announced.

EDF Renewables Brings New Wind Project In New York Online

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San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewables North America says it has brought a new, 80 megawatt wind project in New York online. According to EDF Renewables, the 80 MW Copenhagen Wind Project is now fully operational and delivering electricity, through a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with the Narragansett Electric Company. The project includes 40 wind turbines, manufactured by Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

Riot Games Updates Company Values In Wake Of Harassment Scandal

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Los Angeles-based videogame maker Riot Games has updated its company values , in the wake of a number of lawsuits over discrimination and sexual harassment. The company--which had been accused of fostering a sexist culture at the company--apparently is hoping to transform the culture at the company. READ MORE>>. riot games sexual harassment lawsuit legal videogame content hollywood employment