Sat.Nov 17, 2018 - Fri.Nov 23, 2018

San Diego Startup Investors Launch Their Own TV Show, VCs In A Van

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Who needs Shark Tank? A group of San Diego angel and venture capital investors have launched their very own television show--which is airing on local cable channels--focused on investments in Southern California--called VCs in a Van , which will air on local Cox, Time Warner, and Spectrum channels.

Training Wheels: Talespin Uses VR to Help Companies Train Employees

L.A. Business Journal

Talespin is bringing virtual reality to the workplace

Immigrants Are Key to Winning the AI Arms Race

Xconomy

If we want to create jobs and economic opportunity here in the U.S., we’re going to need immigrants. Not only have they pioneered our country’s greatest achievements, bringing you everything from hot dogs to YouTube, but today they serve at the cutting edge of our foremost industries.

Do you want to control your business destiny?

Berkonomics

There is nothing quite as thrilling in business as igniting a startup and watching it blossom. Especially when starting a company with personal savings or money from relatives and friends, early signs of success are intoxicating.

Surf Air Launches Black Friday Promotion

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In an interesting marketing effort, Los Angeles-based subscription-based airline Surf Air is looking to attract more subscribers to its service, through a Black Friday sale. The company did not say what kinds of promotions it would offer--only putting up a signup page for its offers requesting an email and phone number --however, it appears to be a fairly unconventional approach to attracting the high-end subscribers who use its service.

Easy Access: Openpath Looks to Make Building Security More Efficient

L.A. Business Journal

Openpath Security Inc. wants to make sure you never get locked out of the office again

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AutoMobility LA - LA Auto Show

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 -- AutoMobility LA. AutoMobility LA 2018 will take place November 26-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AutoMobility LA is the industry's first trade show converging the technology and automotive industries to launch new products and technologies and to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the future of transportation and mobility. See [link] (more

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Semtech Deploys On Mallorca

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Camarillo-based analog and mixed-signal semiconductor maker Semtech said this morning that has deployed its LoRa lower power, wireless networking devices as part of an Internet-of-Things (IoT) deployment on the island of Mallorca, in Spain. According to Semtech, IOTLABS, a developer of Internet-of-Things services, has launched an application on Mallorca which uses Semtech's LoRa technology to provide monitoring of water levels and air quality in real time on the island.

Inspire’s Energy Experiment: Flat Rates Billed as ‘Subscription Service’

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based Inspire Energy Holdings has a unique pitch for an energy company: selling power to customers on a subscription basis with flat monthly payments

Cybersecurity Startup AttackIQ Hires New, Bay Area-Based CEO

Xconomy

Cybersecurity startup AttackIQ has appointed veteran tech executive Brett Galloway as its new CEO. AttackIQ said Galloway is taking over the role from Carl Wright, who has been named chief commercial officer. Wright was hired as chief revenue officer in August 2017.

AutoMobility LA - LA Auto Show

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -- AutoMobility LA. AutoMobility LA 2018 will take place November 26-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AutoMobility LA is the industry's first trade show converging the technology and automotive industries to launch new products and technologies and to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the future of transportation and mobility. See [link] (more

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ServiceTitan Snags Netflix Vet As New CFO

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , the developer of home service business management software, says this morning that it has named David Burt, former NetFlix Vice President of Content Planning & Analysis and Co-Head of Corporate Development as its new Chief Financial Officer--as the appears poised for an IPO. According to ServiceTitan, Burt had previously worked at J.P. Morgan Securities as an Investment Banker and for Bain & Company as a Strategy Consultant.

H1Z1 Pro League Shuts Down, Citing Funding Failures

L.A. Business Journal

Roughly two months after it was first reported that Patrick Soon-Shiong’s El Segundo e-sports arena was to house the H1Z1 Pro League, the League announced it will cease operations due to payment issues

Uber Expands Its E-Bike Service, Jump, to 2 More West Coast Cities

Xconomy

Hundreds of red, “dockless” electronic bikes appeared on the streets of San Diego and Seattle on Monday, the latest cities in which Uber introduced its e-bike program, Jump. The expansion comes days after Uber began rolling out the bike-sharing service across Los Angeles.

AutoMobility LA - LA Auto Show

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -- AutoMobility LA. AutoMobility LA 2018 will take place November 26-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AutoMobility LA is the industry's first trade show converging the technology and automotive industries to launch new products and technologies and to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the future of transportation and mobility. See [link] (more

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PlayVS Adds $30.5M For High School eSports Network

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Los Angeles-based PlayVS has raised $30.5M in a Series B funding, to continue buildout of its high school, eSports network, the company said this week, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group. The funding also included New Enterprise Associates, Science Inc, Crosscut Ventures, Adidas, Samsung, P. Diddy, Rich Dennis, David Drummund of Alphabet, and Rahul Mehta. The funding brings the company's total raised to over $45M, including a June 2018 Series A.

Robo Chef: Miso Robotics Gets Out of the Lab and Into the Kitchen

L.A. Business Journal

Miso Robotics Inc. doesn’t believe robots should take every job – just some unpleasant ones

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Plant-Based Burger Maker Beyond Meat Cooks Up Plans for an IPO

Xconomy

We’ll soon find out if Wall Street has the appetite for investing in alternative meat technology. Beyond Meat, a maker of plant-based meat products, has filed for an IPO.

AutoMobility LA - LA Auto Show

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, November 26, 2018 -- AutoMobility LA. AutoMobility LA 2018 will take place November 26-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AutoMobility LA is the industry's first trade show converging the technology and automotive industries to launch new products and technologies and to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the future of transportation and mobility. See [link] (more

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ResMed Names New Board Member

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San Diego-based ResMed , which provides patient monitoring devices and healthcare software, said Tuesday that it has named Harjit Gill to its board of directors. Gill is currently an advisor to Delmedica Investments, a company focused on respiratory health, and also previously had been Executive Vice president and CEO of Philips ASEAN & Pacific, in addition to serving in many other roles in Philips Consumer Electronics businesses worldwide. Gill replaces Gary W.

Second Sight: Second Spectrum Gives Live Insights to NBA Fans

L.A. Business Journal

Downtown-based Second Spectrum Inc. is tracking all the National Basketball Association action down to the microsecond

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Human Space Travel as a Platform to Accelerate Biomedical Innovation

Xconomy

A manned mission to Mars is slated for as early as 2024, but there are serious health risks that must be mitigated in order for such a mission to be successful. The most pressing risk identified by NASA is radiation exposure.

Order Out of Chaos: Canter’s Deli Scion Helps Restaurants Handle Delivery Glut

L.A. Business Journal

Alex Canter was frustrated. He was at his family’s famed Canter’s Deli restaurant in the Fairfax District, and the often-bustling restaurant had an additional source of chaos: 14 tablets fielding online orders from third-party food delivery apps

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 21: $30 Million for PlayVS

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New president at Conde Nast Entertainment; SpaceX secures $250 million; LA Dodgers lead PlayVS Series B round

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NASA To Launch Safety Review Of SpaceX As A Result Of Musk Pot Video

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NASA is getting set to launch a full safety review of Hawthorne-based rocket maker SpaceX , as a direct result of Elon Musk smoking marijuana on the Joe Rogan Experience in September.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 20: SpaceX, Boeing Under NASA Scrutiny

L.A. Business Journal

Snap retailing Spectacles for $350 each; Activision Blizzard accused of ignoring deaf gamers; Musk’s toking prompts another investigation

Edmunds Launches New Car Ranking Pages

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds , the automotive information and shopping site, says it has launched a new set of pages specifically aimed at providing best car rankings. According to Edmunds.com, its new landing pages will the top 10 vehicles in descending order in each of more than 50 segments. Edmunds claims its rankings are based on its own vehicle testing process, plus evaluation at its test track, a 115-mile road test loop, and day-to-day driving situations. READ MORE>>.

Report: Snap's Next Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Costs $350

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A report today says that Venice, California-based Snap is getting set to launch a another version of its Spectacles, its connected, video- and snapshot-capturing sunglasses, for the heady price of $350.00. According to the report, the new Spectacles will be capable of producing augmented reality effects in videos, including overlay of AR lenses and 3D photo effects based on footage from the glasses.

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General Atomics Reports UAV Deal With Belgium

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San Diego-based unmanned aerial vehicle maker General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) said on Monday that the company's unmanned aircraft systems have been selected by the country of Belgium. According to GA-ASI, the Government of Belgium is looking to acquire its MQ-9B SkyGuardian Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), and is currently in negotiations with the U.S. Government on the deal. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

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olloclip Launches New iPhone Lens Accessories

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Foothill Ranch-based olloclip , which makes clip-on camera lens for the iPhone, says it has launched three new products for Apple's newest iPhones. According to olloclip, it has added new clips which work for the Apple iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, which lets users connects its Connect X lenses to those devices. The company says its clips "intuitively" align with both front and rear cameras, and are screen protector compatible.