Sat.Oct 21, 2017 - Fri.Oct 27, 2017

One Small Change I Made That Improved My Daily Mental State

Both Sides of the Table

We all have a pretty good idea about things that drag down our productivity or suck up time that would be better spent on more fulfilling activities. Two years ago I made a commitment to stop bringing my mobile phone into my bedroom and with like a 95% compliance rate this made a big improvement.

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3 Ways to Leverage Micro-Influencers and Grow Your Business

Tech.Co

One of the major shifts we have seen in consumer behavior is how reliant they are on reviews and third party recommendations. In fact, 71 percent of people say they make buying decisions based on recommendations they find on social media.

Saudis to Invest $1B in Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit

L.A. Business Journal

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia said Thursday it had reached a non-binding memorandum of understanding to invest $1 billion in space tourism company Virgin Galactic

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ServiceNow Buys SkyGiraffe

socalTECH

Santa Clara- and San Diego-based ServiceNow said on Wednesday that it has acquired San Mateo-based SkyGiraffe , a developer of a mobile software development platform. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. ServiceNow said the buy will help its customers easily deliver "consumer-like" mobile experiences for applications build on its Now Platform. The company said it will embed SkyGiraffe's technology in its Now Platform in 2018. READ MORE>>.

Cord Cutting: How to Get High-Speed Internet Without Cable, 2017 Edition

Xconomy

Hey folks. If you’re thinking about breaking away from the cable monopolies and getting your data, music, and video in other ways, congratulations, I’m with you. I cut the cord back in 2009, and now millions of people are doing the same every year.

Everything You Need to Know About Hyperloop

Tech.Co

Since 2013, when Elon Musk released his white paper for an emerging mode of transportation using low air pressure within a tube, companies around the world have answered the call to build the next generation of futuristic transportation.

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Tech Scenes: Espree Devora of WeAreLATech

socalTECH

Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive. In this solo episode we meet up with Espree Devora and talk about WeAreLATech , the LA tech community, collaboration, LA tech growth, and the passion behind being a tech connector in Los Angeles.

As Drugs Fail, Some Researchers Urge a Return to Alzheimer’s Roots

Xconomy

As the quest to find treatments for Alzheimer’s disease keeps crashing against rocks, a group of researchers in the field want their peers to pay more attention to the part of the brain where Alzheimer’s disease first wreaks havoc.

Los Angeles Dodgers Win the World Series Social Media Battle

Tech.Co

Last night, the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off against the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series. The two storied franchises have endured epic championship droughts , which means that in just a few days, one city will be the happiest they’ve been in decades.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 25: Soylent Banned from Canada

L.A. Business Journal

Soylent banned from Canada, Caltech teams with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to build next-generation robots and ChowNow, a GrubHub competitor, raises $20 million Series B round

PatientPop Links With Electronic Health Records Software From Greenway

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based PatientPop , the developer of healthcare scheduling and practice management software for healthcare providers, has linked up with electronic health records software developer Greenway Health. According to the two companies, they have added patient scheduling integration between Greenway Prime Suite and PatientPop's practice management software.

Tocagen Adopts “Seamless Pivotal Trial” for Brain Cancer Therapy

Xconomy

Three-year survival rates are rarely reported for a deadly form of brain cancer known as recurrent, high-grade glioma (HGG). Under the current standard of care, the median survival rate is seven to nine months.

Los Angeles Audience Based Buying Summit

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -- Innovation In The Face Of Programmatic Chaos. If you are like most brands, agencies and adtech companies, you are probably spending a significant portion of your day trying to implement successful strategies for Audience Based Buying in the wake of chaos. If you are challenged to find scale, success and global solutions, know that you are not alone.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 26: Saudis to Invest $1B in Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit

L.A. Business Journal

Saudis to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit, Snapchat avoids fake news with human editors, and Tinder and other dating apps vulnerable to hacking

ViewSonic Ties With Logitech

socalTECH

Brea-based ViewSonic , the developer of flat panel displays and other display products, says it has linked up with Logitech , via the Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP). ViewSonic said the link will offer up a higher level of product integration with Logitech's products in the video conferencing and collaboration area. READ MORE>>. viewsonic logitech flat panel display product integration monitor conference videoconference server

Terminated Blood Cancer Drug Springs Back to Life at SD Biotech

Xconomy

A blood cancer drug resurrected by the scientist who helped discover the compound, and who shepherded it through years of R&D, got a shot in the arm today, in the form of a $90 million financing deal with New York’s Oberland Capital.

The 2017 San Diego CIO Executive Leadership Summit

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -- The 2017 San Diego CIO Executive Leadership Summit. This conference is designed exclusively for CIO/IT leader executives and will deliver world class thought leadership in a collaborative setting. Attendees will receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving strategic leadership to drive innovation, transformation and business results. Industry luminaries will share technology trends and opportunities.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 24: Randy Freer to Succeed Mike Hopkins as Hulu CEO

L.A. Business Journal

Randy Freer to succeed Mike Hopkins as Hulu CEO, e-sports operator Cloud9 raises $25 million from WWE and others, and Army awards $10 million to Neural Analytics for brain injury detector

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Ground Control Powers New Site, Biden's Briefing

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Ground Control , the new digital content startup led by serial entrepreneur Mike Macadaan, is powering a new online site, Biden's Briefing , which features podcasts and other content from former Vice President Joe Biden. Ground Control--which is venture backed by CAA --says that the new site is a collaboration between the company and the Creative Artists Agency.

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Back to the (Near) Future: Join Us for San Diego Life Sciences 2022

Xconomy

In 2010, Xconomy convened “San Diego Life Sciences 2030,” a séance with the soothsayers of San Diego as they gazed into the future at what the local life sciences landscape might look like 20 years from now.

Los Angeles Audience Based Buying Summit

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -- Innovation In The Face Of Programmatic Chaos. If you are like most brands, agencies and adtech companies, you are probably spending a significant portion of your day trying to implement successful strategies for Audience Based Buying in the wake of chaos. If you are challenged to find scale, success and global solutions, know that you are not alone.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 23: Scott Painter’s Next Auto Venture Secures $1 Billion Debt, Equity Funding

L.A. Business Journal

Scott Painter’s next auto venture secures $1 billion debt and equity funding, Air Force adds more than $40 million to SpaceX engine contract and Snap overestimates Spectacle demand leaving hundreds of thousands unsold

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Cloud9 Finds $25M For Esports Efforts

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Cloud9 , an e-sports organization which participates in the League of Legends, Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, and many other e-sports leagues, said Monday that it has raised $25M in a series A funding. The funding included WWE, The Beverly Hills Sports Council, Raul Fernandez (Monumental Sports & Entertainment), Michael Ovitz (CAA), Founders Fund, plus David Sacks and Bill Lee.

Xconomy Q&A: An Update with Arcturus Therapeutics CEO Joseph Payne

Xconomy

Things have been moving quickly in recent weeks for the San Diego RNA drug developer Arcturus Therapeutics. After initiating a reverse merger last month, Arcturus signed a research collaboration and worldwide licensing agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, part of the Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) family of companies.

You got your VC meeting, now what?

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -- Insider Insights: You got your VC meeting, now what? San Diego Venture Group. You got your VC meeting, now what? Just like your company is unique, so too are venture capitalists and their investment strategies. Many life science entrepreneurs will work hard to get the meeting, but then don’t take time to actually prepare to meet with the specific partnership.

Scott Painter’s Next Auto Venture Secures $1 Billion Debt, Equity Funding

L.A. Business Journal

Fair, a flexible car ownership startup launched by Scott Painter, announced it raised an undisclosed round led by BMW i Ventures with participation from Penske Automotive Group and other unnamed investors

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Elon Musk's Boring Company Gets Approval For Hyperloop Tunnel In Maryland

socalTECH

The Boring Company , the tunnel-digging startup led by Elon Musk--which is working on developing Hyperloop transportation systems based on Musk's next generation transportation concept--has received a statement of support from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. Hogan said he will support Musk's effort to create a Hyperloop project to connect Baltimore and Washington, DC.

How to make a small problem into a big one.

Berkonomics

Allowing small problems to escalate into big ones is simple. Just ignore the signs for long enough and the job is done. It takes far more energy to review regularly the key performance indicators you’ve established for each individual and yourself.

LA CEOs breakfast: International Considerations

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -- LA CEOs breakfast: International Considerations. LA CEOs, an education and support group for qualified CEOs and CFOs (No Service Providers) is happy to host Perry Wallack,a co-founder and CFO for Cornerstone OnDemand, since its inception through post IPO will share his thoughts on growing internationally. This sponsor supported event is restricted to qualified CEOs and CFOs only. Confirmed RSVP required. No service providers admitted. See [link] (more

Watch Out, VCs: A.I. Program Judges Startups at Boston Pitch Event

Xconomy

I rarely attend startup pitch competitions anymore. They’ve grown hackneyed over the past few years, thanks to a proliferation of such events and the popularity of the TV show “Shark Tank.” But a startup contest held Tuesday at a machine learning conference in Cambridge, MA, put a twist on the typical scenario: the startups were judged by an artificial intelligence software program, instead of a panel of investors.