Mon.Feb 13, 2017

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 13: Dreamscape Immersive Raises $11M for Virtual Reality Attractions

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Dreamscape Immersive Raises $11M for Virtual Reality Attractions, Some 69 Percent of Snapchat Users Skip Ads, and Holographic Startup 8i Raises $27M

Ixia Links With RSA Threat Detection Product

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Calabasas-based networking testing software and equipment developer Ixia has tied its Vision One "network product broker" product to the RSA NetWitness dvanced threat detection and response tool, the company said today. Ixia said its tools is now interoperable with RSA NetWitness, which helps enterprise customers implement advanced threat detection for their hybrid networks.

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CrowdStrike Adds Endpoint Machine Learning Features

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Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer CrowdStrike says it has added machine learning capabilities to its endpoint protection products, to help provide protection against malware and "malware-free" attacks. CrowdStrike said the new capabilities will augment its existing behavioral-based machine learning prevention in the cloud software, providing protection even if machines are disconnected from the cloud.

Qualcomm Announces 802.11ax Chipsets

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San Diego-based wireless technology developer Qualcomm announced a set of new, systems-on-a-chip solutions for the 802.11ax protocol this morning, which the company says provides "end-to-end" solutions for the new protocol. Qualcomm said its now has a portfolio of products, including the IPQ8074 system-on-chip (SoC) for network infrastructure and QCA6290 solution for client devices, both of which it plans to sample in the first half of 2017.

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ProSites Buys PracticeMojo

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Temecula, California-based ProSites , which develops websites for dental and medical practices, has acquired Phoenix, Arizona-based PracticeMojo , the two said last week. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ProSites says it offers up custom website design, search engine marketing, social media management, and pay-per-click services to over 14,000 dental, medical, and professional practices; the firm is led by Dr. Curt Hamann, and will remain headquartered in Temecula.

8i Gets $27M For Photorealistic, Augmented Reality Humans

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Los Angeles- and New Zealand-based 8i , which has created technology which captures humans and creates photo-realistic, 3-D "holograms" which people can interact with in augmented reality from any angle, has raised $27M in a funding round, the company said on Monday. The funding was led by Time Warner, and also included Baidu, Hearst, Verizon, One Ventures, Seed & Speed, and existing investors.