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The Truth About the Scooter Economy?—?An Insider’s Perspective

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The Truth About the Scooter Economy?—?An

The four “P’s” to help you build a great business

Berkonomics

How do you manage a great business, as opposed to be a survivor? Well, here are the four areas you should focus upon every day. Now, some of us remember things better when given a catchy phrase or rhyme. So, here’s one to help you with squeezing the most out of your own available resources. In this new reality in our business world, there is certainly little room for mistakes and no room for bloat within our companies. Preventing them is our responsibility. The first “P” stands for people.

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Red 6 Aerospace Lands $2.5M For AR Technology

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Los Angeles-based Red 6 Aerospace , a startup developing Augmented Reality software aimed at used in what it says are "high-speed, dynamic environments", has raised $2.35M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Moonshots Capital, and also included Irongate Capital Advisors, as well as angel investors. The company was founded by a veteran of the Royal Air Force, Daniel Robinson, a former fighter pilot for the RAF.

$100M For Talaris Gives Surgeon a Shot to Reinvent Organ Transplants

Xconomy

When Novartis dissolved its gene and cell therapy unit a few years ago, a bunch of projects the Swiss pharma giant had incubated were tossed aside.

Western Digital Names New CFO

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Western Digital Corp. which has major operations in Irvine, announced this morning that it has named Robert Eulau as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Eulau takes over the CFO post from Mark Long, who is leaving the company in June. Eulau was previously CEO of Sanmina Corporation, where he also had been CFO for eight years; he also served in CFO roles at Alien Technology Corporation and Rambus, and had also served at Hewlett-Packard Company.

Redox Wrangles $33M to Become Healthcare’s Go-To Data Integrator

Xconomy

As hospitals and clinics have shifted from paper-based records to digital systems, one of the biggest challenges has been sharing patient data between healthcare providers, and between providers and outside software applications. This “interoperability” problem has created a market for companies such as Redox, a Madison, WI-based startup that develops software tools to make the flow of patient information more seamless.

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Soylent Launches Snack Bar Line, Soylent Squared

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Los Angeles-based alternative nutrition maker Soylent is re-entering the energy bar market, saying on Thursday that it has launched a new product called Soylent Squared , new 100-calorie solid bars in three different flavors. Soylent Squared said that the new bars are designed to provide a "mini meal" for people who are "sick of the typical sugar-loaded, chocolate covered protein bar."

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San Diego's Express Logic Acquired By Microsoft

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San Diego-based Express Logic , a developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) used heavily in industrial settings, has been acquired by Microsoft , in a bid to extend Microsoft's footprint into the real time OS arena. According to Microsoft, it will use the acquisition of Express Logic to expand its support for IoT devices, and as a complement to its security offering for microcontrollers, Azure Sphere.

Gen.G Finds $46M For E-Sports Effort, Plans New LA Headquarters

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Gen.G , a South Korean e-sports organization which runs such a network of e-sports teams, has raised $46M in a celebrity-packed funding round, and plans to set up a new headquarters in Los Angeles. According to Gen.G,

Climate Change Skeptics In Los Angeles Face Heat Wave, Smog, Wind In Ecobee Gag

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If you can't convince them, at least you can bake them, subject them to smog, and hurricane force winds--at least, that apparently was the theory of a marketing push by "smart" thermometer maker Ecobee , which just launched a video marketing push ahead of Earth Day featuring a number of Los Angeles area climate change skeptics.

Quest Buys ApexSQL

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Aliso Viejo-based software developer Quest Software announced on Thursday morning that it has acquired ApexSQL , a developer of SQL Server development and database tools. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Quest Software is a developer of IT systems management, data protection, and cybersecurity software.

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