Sat.Nov 30, 2019 - Fri.Dec 06, 2019

SpaceX Successfully Launches Another Payload To ISS

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched yet another payload to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, launching a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and launchpad SLC-40. The SpaceX Dragon is delivering science investigations, supplies and equipment. The SpaceX CRS-19 mission is delivering 5,700 pounds of supplies and payloads to the ISS.

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Riot Games Creates New Publishing Label

L.A. Business Journal

Riot Games announced the launch of Riot Forge, a third-party developer publishing label

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Acadia Looks to Expand Drug Beyond Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis

Xconomy

Acadia Pharmaceuticals revealed late-stage clinical data this week that could support bringing its drug for psychosis to a broader group of patients. The Acadia (NASDAQ: ACAD ) drug pimavanserin (Nuplazid) is currently approved for treating psychosis associated with Parkinson’s disease.

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How do you handle your cash reserves?

Berkonomics

Here comes some advice for all of us to use in business or in our personal lives. But to understand it, we need to delve into the short-and long-term sources and uses of cash. Good cash strategies to remember.

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The Station: Canoo hits the road, Coup shutters and Samsung shifts

TechCrunch LA

Welcome back to The Station, the go-to newsletter for keeping up-to-date on what the heck is going on in the world of transportation. I’m your host, Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch.

10 Early Business Strategies That Can Lead To Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting a new business is a serious undertaking. Yet many aspiring entrepreneurs I know approach it as a fun project, get-rich quick scheme, or perhaps an expensive hobby.

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Video Interview: Dane Rudy, Leo Aerospace

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Our video interview today is with Dane Rudy , the CEO and founder of Leo Aerospace (www.leoaerospace.com), a startup in the space industry, which is developing delivery systems for CubeSat satellites. READ MORE>>.

LAVA Holiday Party and Global LAVA Relaunch

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, December 12, 2019 -- LAVA Holiday Party and Global LAVA Relaunch. LAVA Holiday Party and Global LAVA Relaunch! Join us for a celebration of the season and the success of 2019! A special Holiday Party and relaunch of Global LAVA. Special Venue is Delair Studios in Hollywood. Come visit with LAVA members and Friends. Also featured is the Delair Studio Screening Room and a special screening using a new cinematic projection and audio system. See [link] (more

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8 Steps Every Leader Must Take To Deal With Setbacks

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business owner in this age of rapid technological change, with the surge of worldwide competitors, setbacks and adversity are virtually guaranteed.

VC Draper Moves into LA

L.A. Business Journal

Timothy Draper has a history of funding some of the technology sector’s most prolific startups and now the venture capitalist is bringing his money to Los Angeles

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Report: Tinder, Other Apps Not Screening For Sex Offenders

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A new report, published this morning, says that Los Angeles-based Tinder --as well as many other dating and hookup apps--has a big problem, in that they are not screening for registered sex offenders. According to the report, from Buzzfeed, a spokesperson for Tinder's parent company, match, acknowledged that "There are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products." READ MORE>>. tinder dating match rape crime criminal legal

Preccelerator Workshop: Employment Contracts and Alternative Compensation for Startups with Louis Wharton

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7 Questions To Test Your Potential As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur -- how do I start?” The obvious answer is that you need an idea first, but I’ve come to realize that the process is really much more complex than that.

Deep 6 AI Raises $17 Million Series A

L.A. Business Journal

Pasadena medical software developer Deep 6 AI raised a $17 million Series A

Puma Biotechnology Extends License Deal

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Los Angeles-based biopharmaceuticals developer Puma Biotechnology , which is developing treatments for breast cancer, says it has extended a license agreement it has with Pierre Fabre , to cover commercial rights in the Middle East, South Africa, Sudan, and Turkey. Pierre Fabre already had the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize its lead compound, NERLYNX, within Europe and parts of Africa.

TaskUs CX Briefing

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10 Financing Alternatives For Your Next New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers.

ServiceTitan Acquires WaterSoftWare

L.A. Business Journal

Glendale-based software firm ServiceTitan acquired water treatment software developer WaterSoftWare for an undisclosed sum

Interview with Clint Brauer, Greenfield Robotics

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How do you reduce or eliminate the huge amount of chemicals farmers need today in farming for crops such as corn, soybean, or milo -- and help overcome the growing resistance of weeds to those chemicals? Greenfield Robotics (greenfieldrobotics.com), is a startup, split between Los Angeles and Kanasas, which is working on robotic systems which make it possible for farmers to remove their reliance on chemical sprays.

3 Takeaways From the Resurrection of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s Drug

Xconomy

The name of the experimental drug was heard so frequently in hotel hallways at the conference that it sounded like an incantation: aducanumab, aducanumab, aducanumab.

8 Attributes Shared By Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession.

Wag Names New Chief Executive

L.A. Business Journal

Wag Labs Inc. said product head Garrett Smallwood has replaced Hilary Schneider as the company's chief executive

Rocket Lab Puts Seven More Satellites Into Space

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Huntington Beach-based Rocket Lab successfully put seven more satellites into space early Friday morning from its launch site in New Zealand, in the company's tenth launch. Rocket Lab launched another of its Electron rockets into space at 6:18am PST, in a mission it called "Running Out of Fingers".

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Biogen Points to Enrollment and Dosing to Explain Alzheimer’s Results

Xconomy

Biogen revealed detailed results from its Alzheimer’s trial to a jam-packed room of eager conference attendees this week—and while some described it as a major advance in the field, others were less convinced.

Wave Neuroscience Acquires Newport Brain Research Laboratory

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Newport Beach-based Wave Neuroscience , a newly formed startup, says it has acquired a number of assets from Newport Brain Research Laboratory (NBRL), along with "many different onshore and offshore holding companies" owned by NBRL, as part of its efforts to provide non-invasive neuromodulation technology. The company said it is focused on brain health, and treating Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Qualcomm Ties With Niantic, Maker of Pokemon Go, For AR Efforts

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has launched a new chip for the augmented reality / virtual reality market, saying this week at the Snapdragon Tech Summit that it has also linked with Pokemon Go creator Niantic , as part of an effort to in the augmented reality market.

Interview with Jon Grishpul, GreatBuildz

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How do you find a good contractor for your home remodeling project? Encino-based GreatBuildz (www.greatbuildz.com) says it's a high touch, concierge service. For our interview today, we talked with CEO and co-founder Jon Grishpul about the startup, which offers up its services for free to homeowners in the Los Angeles area. What is GreatBuildz? Jon Grishpul: GreatBuildz is a free service, where we help homeowners find reliable, vetted general contractors, and provide support during the project.

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Yardi Extends Online Purchasing Software To Canada

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi announced this week that it has extended Yardi Marketplace, its online purchasing software for maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies, to Canada. According to Yardi, the software which is part of the Yardi Procure to Pay Suite--simplifies purchasing from online catalogs, as well as major retailers like Acklands-Grainger, HD Supply, Veritiv, and others. READ MORE>>.

Weyo Rolls Out New App, Oddlife

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Los Angeles-based Weyo , which develops interactive titles for the children's market, says it has rolled out a new original app, based on the preschool show The Oddbods Show. According to Weyo, its new app, the Oddbods 'Oddlife' , is aimed at stimulating play and learning for preschoolers. The new title follows the earlier release of Weyo's first app, Sesame Street Yourself, last month. Weyo said the new title uses Apple's ARKit3 augmented reality (AR) technology.

Snap Pitches Spectacles As Filmmaking Tool

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Santa Monica-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , is still on a quest to make its fancy (and expensive) 3D image capturing Spectacles sunglasses a hit, and is now pitching the $380 Spectacles 3 as a film-making tool. According to Snap, it has funded and is now promoting a short film, "Duck Duck", which was made "to explore storytelling in 3D". Snap--which is streaming the short film on its Spectacles website, was created with its Spectacles 3 and its dual-HD cameras.

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