Sat.Nov 09, 2019 - Fri.Nov 15, 2019

BYD Sells 130 Electric Buses to LADOT

L.A. Business Journal

BYD Motors will deliver 130 electric buses to the L.A. Department of Transportation, the company's largest order yet

LA warns of ‘juice-jacking’ malware, but admits it has no cases

TechCrunch LA

Los Angeles’ district attorney is warning travelers to avoid public USB charging points because “they may contain dangerous malware.” ” Reading the advisory , you might be forgiven for thinking that every USB outlet you see is just waiting for you to plug in your phone so it can steal your data.

Snap Starts Selling Pricey Spectacles 3

socalTECH

Venice-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , is continuing in its quest to add hardware to its products, with the introduction of its third generation Spectacles , the Spectacles 3. Snap has started taking pre-orders for the pricey glasses, capable of capturing 3D content, for the price of only $380. Snap says that the new Spectacles can capture both 3D photos and videos at 60 fps, and includes four built-in microphones for capturing immersive audio.

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Over-promoting employees. Recalling the Peter Principle

Berkonomics

Remember the Peter Principle? Funny how good messages come back in new forms after years of languishing out in the ether. Dr. Laurence J.

Snap Rolls Out New Spectacles

L.A. Business Journal

Snap Inc. releases the newest version of Spectacles, its camera- and video-capable glasses

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10 Key Strategies For Innovation Leadership By Design

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business advisor, I strongly believe that continuous innovation and design thinking are the keys to long-term viability and success. A recent survey of design professionals shows strong agreement, but 92 percent expressed some lack of confidence in their organization’s design vision.

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CTOs on Emerging Technologies and Business Transformation

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -- CTOs on Emerging Technologies and Business Transformation. AITP-LA. A distinguished panel of technology executives will share in-depth views of emerging technologies having transformative impacts to our world and implications going forward. Jeffrey Sullivan, CTO, Cloud Fax, J2 Global Paul Barros, CTO of Currency Drew Tennanbaum, CTO of Atom Tickets Tony Karrer, Founder and CEO of TechEmpower, Founder and CTO of Aggregage. See [link] (more

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Military Business Boosts Boingo

L.A. Business Journal

Boingo Wireless sees a boost from contracts to provide Wi-Fi to the military

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Why You Need Tools And Analytics For Employee Metrics

Startup Professionals Musings

Even after many years mentoring entrepreneurs and advising businesses, I continue to be surprised by the primary focus on products and processes, and the often incidental attention to hiring and nurturing the right people.

Video Interview: Noramay Cadena, MiLA Capital

socalTECH

Our video interview today is with Noramay Cadena , a venture capitalist and partner at MiLA Capital , a seed and incubation stage investor based in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>. noramay cadena mila capital venture investment hardware electronics

AutoMobility 2019

SoCal Tech Calendar

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Valence Links Black Professionals

L.A. Business Journal

The team at Valence Enterprises looks to connect black professionals

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10 Ways To Be More Adept At Seeing Around The Corner

Startup Professionals Musings

How is it that only a few business leaders and entrepreneurs seem to drive exceptional results and disruptive innovation in this rapidly changing market economy (marketquake)? These few seem more adept at executing market and technology turns, not just incremental evolution.

Video Interview: Jenny Collins, Novo Space

socalTECH

Our video interview today is with Jenny Collins , the CEO and Co-founder of Novo Space , a company making it easier to launch electronics into space. Novo Space was part of the Techstars Starbust Space Accelerator in Los Angeles in 2019. READ MORE>>.

AutoMobility 2019

SoCal Tech Calendar

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Growing Pains at Activision

L.A. Business Journal

Activision Blizzard announces better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and a loss of 3 million users

When Planning A Startup, A Top Priority Is Location

Startup Professionals Musings

Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business.

SpaceX Plans Launch Of 60 More Starlink Satellites Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch 60 additional Starlink satellites today, with a target launch of 6:56 a.m. PST, from its lauchpad at Cape Canaveral. According to SpaceX, the new set of Starlink satellites will fly on a previously flown Falcon 9, along with a previously flown fairing. The launch will nearly double the number of Starlink satellites that SpaceX has launching into space; the company already has launched 62 satellites, the first in thousands planned by SpaceX.

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Preccelerator Workshop: Pivoting with Constraints w/ Jim Cooper, Braid Theory

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -- Preccelerator Workshop: Pivoting with Constraints w/ Jim Cooper, Braid Theory. Pivoting with Constraints Direction and position of a company's pivot, relative to risk and other factors, strongly affects how a startup progresses through barriers and objects in the market. These constraints can be difficult for a startup to identify, navigate and adjust to. By applying the constraint model, allows alignment to pivoting.

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Immortals Gaming Club Sells Overwatch League Team

L.A. Business Journal

Esports organization Immortals Gaming Club finalized the sale of an esports team to Naples, Fla.-based based Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. on Nov.

6 Technology Trends Will Spawn Countless New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

A tidal wave of valuable data is surging from the Internet and connected devices today, and the volume is growing exponentially each year.

Factual Connects Location Data Into AWS Data Exchange

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based location data provider Factual said Wednesday evening that it has made its Places data available in the AWS Data Exchange, a new service rolled out by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to allow its customers access to third party data via the cloud. According to Factual, AWS customers can discover and purchase access to its Places data sets, which includes information on over 130 million places and points of interest across 52 countries.

AutoMobility 2019

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FanAI Raises $8 Million Series A

L.A. Business Journal

Esports analytics and marketing firm FanAI Inc. raised a $8 million Series A round Nov.

Daré to Add Microchip-Based Birth Control to Women’s Health Portfolio

Xconomy

The list of activities our smartphones can control grows daily. Transfer money? It’s simple. Order groceries? That, too. Turn off the bedroom lights? Check. How about contraception?

CalAmp Powers Pallet Tracking Platform

socalTECH

Irvine-based CalAmp , a provider of telematics products, is applying its technology to track wooden pallets, to improve supply chain and logistics visibility. According to CalAmp, it has partnered with Pallet Alliance, where its iON Tags, gateways, and its telematics cloud will be used to track wooden pallets. Financial details of the partnership were not announced.

The Future of Intellectual Property

SoCal Tech Calendar

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FanAI Raises $12.5 Million Series A

L.A. Business Journal

Esports analytics and marketing firm FanAI Inc. raised a $12.5 million Series A round Nov.

Which Industries Are a Good Fit For a Dark Fiber Network and Why?

Southern California Edison Blog

The network solution of dark fiber is booming in the telecommunication and network industries. Dark fiber allows large enterprises, educational institutions, media companies, and government agencies to leverage the high bandwidth capabilities. So what is dark fiber?

COI Pharmaceuticals Gets $576M Exit

socalTECH

San Diego-based COI Pharmaceuticals , the life sciences incubator and support entity created by Avalon Ventures to support its portfolio companies, says that one of its companies, Calporta Therapeutics , has been acquired by Merck. The deal is worth up to $576M, including upfront payments and contingent milestone payments. Calporta had been developing treatments for various lysosomal storage and neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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