CSULB VR Day - Long Beach, CA

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The California State University Long Beach Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is proud to sponsor the first campus-wide Virtual Reality (VR) Day on March 9, 2018. Friday, March 9, 2018 -- CSULB VR Day. VR Day is an interdisciplinary collaboration amongst the colleges of the Arts, Engineering, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts.

SpaceX Dragon Returns To Earth, Heads To Long Beach

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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, which has been docked at the International Space Station (ISS) for the last month, successfully returned to earth on Saturday morning, and headed back to Long Beach for further processing. NASA said that the Dragon will be unpacked in Long Beach, with its cargo sent to NASA, and the Dragon headed to the SpaceX test site in Texas for further processing.

Virgin Galactic Sets Up New Location In Long Beach, Plans Hiring

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Mojave-based Virgin Galactic has set up shop in a new location in Long Beach, saying Thursday that it has opened up a new, 150,000 square foot facility at Long Beach Airport, where it intends to fill a significant number of open positions at the company. virgin galactic richard brandon spaceship long beach longbeach space expansion hiring jobs aerospace

SpaceX Dragon Returns From ISS, Heads To Long Beach

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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, designed and launched by Hawthorne-based SpaceX , successfully returned to earth on Wednesday, splashing down 261 miles southwest of Long Beach with more than 3,700 pounds of cargo. NASA said the Dragon spacecraft will now be taken by ship to Long Beach, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA.

The 8th Annual Long Beach Soundwalk! | Art Mediums From Random Materials to High Tech

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This past weekend, the annual Long Beach Soundwalk took place across the blocks of downtown Long Beach’s art district. What is sound art?

Long Beach, BYD Motors Cancel Electric Bus Deal

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Chinese electric car and bus manufacturer BYD Motors said Thursday that it has agreed to mutually terminate a contract with the Long Beach Transportation Company , for ten electric buses for the city. The contract had been worth $12.1M; Long Beach is expected to reopen bidding on the contract. cleantech transportation buses electric motors beach long

From Paralysis To Recovery, Optimization Offers Ports New Tech Remedy

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Column TC boldiq jetsuite Los Angeles long beach international space station food United StatesEight weeks is what the port of Oakland estimated it would take to recover from the paralyzing effects of the west coast port labor disputes.

BIL 2013 | The Unconference

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In previous years, BIL has been held in the bowels of the Queen Mary in the Long Beach Seaport, however, this year BIL has grown its land legs and relocated to the old Z Gallery building in downtown Long Beach.

Momentum IoT Lands $3.1 Million

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Long Beach-based mixed fleet management software developer Momentum IoT announced Sept. 10 it raised $3.1 million

Off to TEDActive 2010 in Palm Springs

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While I wish I was going to Long Beach where the actual event is held, I am only able to attend TEDActive in Palm Springs this year. TEDActive is where TEDWannabees like me pay 2/3 the price of the actual TED Conference in Long Beach and hang out with 399 others and watch the event on TV, live. This is the actual conference in Long Beach and is invitation only. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Off to TEDActive 2010 in Palm Springs

Eric Greenspan

While I wish I was going to Long Beach where the actual event is held, I am only able to attend TEDActive in Palm Springs this year. TEDActive is where TEDWannabees like me pay 2/3 the price of the actual TED Conference in Long Beach and hang out with 399 others and watch the event on TV, live. This is the actual conference in Long Beach and is invitation only. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Virgin Galactic Spins off Satellite Launch Division

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Virgin Galactic of Long Beach has spun off its small-satellite launch division into a new company called Virgin Orbit, according to a statement

Russian Firm’s Bid For Rocket Launcher Comes Under Fire.

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Russian private aviation holding company CJSC S7 Group’s purchase of Sea Launch, a rocket launch company that operates out of the Port of Long Beach, is making waves in the Southern California aerospace industry, with a legal challenge by the Boeing Co.

Virgin Orbit Shows Off Launcher One, Cosmic Girl

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Virgin Orbit , the space launch startup which is backed by Sir Richard Brason, showed off its small satellite launch vehicle, the LauncherOne today, posting images of the launch vehicle in Long Beach Airport being mated with its Cosmic Girl launch vehicle--a converted 747. Its a beautiful day here in Long Beach!

SpaceX Aims At 7:21pm Landing Sunday

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SpaceX previously had been landing those first stages out in the Pacific, with return to Long Beach. Image: A prior Falcon 9 first stage returning to Long Beach after a successful landing at sea. Hawthorne-based SpaceX confirmed late Friday afternoon that it plans to attempt the first, West Coast land landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday evening, shortly after 7:21pm.

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How to get to the polls for free at the 2018 midterm elections

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LADOT, Long Beach Transit, Baldwin Park Transit, Pasadena Transit and Santa Clarita Transit in the Los Angeles area are among those offering free rides. In case you haven’t heard, polls will open Tuesday morning across the U.S. for the 2018 midterm elections.

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report

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A new study released by the Kauffman Foundation this week shows that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has the highest number of entrepreneurs per 100,000 people, of the top fifteen largest MSAs.

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns To Earth

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SpaceX retrieved the Dragon on Friday and brought it back to Long Beach, for return to NASA. A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft, launched into space by Los Angeles-based SpaceX in June, returned to earth on Friday afternoon, landing in the Pacific Ocean at 3:17 p.m. The SpaceX Dragon delivered more than 5,900 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station, and returning with more than 3,800 pounds of cargo from the ISS on Friday.

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Pelican Products Names Consumer Marketing Chief

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Pelican says that Lim will be based out of its Long Beach office. Torrance-based Pelican Products said on Monday that it has named Jennifer Lim as its Director of Marketing for its Consumer Division. Pelican, best known for its protective cases, develops a range of products for the huntin and fishing, adventure, personal electronics, photography, and other markets. Lim has previously worked at Hyundai, Harmon/Karon, and Beats by Dr. Dre.

PortTech Forum: Environmental Report Card

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In the first PortTech Forum of 2013, representatives from both the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will focus on key environmental issues in the San Pedro Bay area. Invited speakers include Chris Cannon, Director of Environmental Management for the Port of Los Angeles and Richard Cameron, Director of Environmental Planning for the Port of Long Beach. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 -- PortTech Forum: Environmental Report Card.

See Jane Go Snags $2.47M To Expand In SoCal

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See Jane Go currently offers it service in Orange County and Long Beach, with plans to expand to the rest of Southern California using the funding. Laguna Hills-based See Jane Go , a startup which operates a ridesharing service driven by, and which serves just women, has raised $2.47M in an angel funding, the company said Tuesday. Name of the investors in the company were not announced.

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Twitter Users Get Scoop On JetBlue $4 Carmageddon Deal

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Users of the Twitter micro-blogging service snapped up a special, JetBlue promotional offer yesterday offering up $4 flights between Long Beach Airport and Burbank's Bob Hope Airport Saturday, selling out the special flight offer in less than 4 hours. The special flights were scheduled by JetBlue as a promotion by the firm, which does not usually fly the ultra-short Burbank to Long Beach hop. The drive from Burbank to Long Beach is usually a short, 40 minute drive.

Agilon Health Aims At Healthcare Technology

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Long Beach-based Agilon Health/ said it has created a new healthcare services and technology company this morning, which it says will focus on creating "next generation value-based care delivery systems". The new company is led by Ronald A. Williams, who is the former Chairman and CEO of Aetna. Agilon Health said it will offer up information and support systems, data analytics and medical management infrastructure to physicians.

Cie Games Debuts Android Title

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Long Beach-based mobile game developer Cie Games said Monday that it has released an Android version of the company''s game, Racing Rivals. The multi-player, racing game had previously been only avialable on iOS. The new title is available on Google Play.

Momentum IoT Raises $3.1M

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Long Beach-based Momentum IoT , a developer of telematics products for tracking trucks, trailers, heavy equipment, and other assets, has raised $3.1M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The funding was led by Howard Edmund Capital, and also included Thompson Aerospace. The company said the funding will go towards launching the newest generation of its IoT solutions. The CEO of Momentum IoT is Justin Silva.

Cie Games Acquired By Glu Mobile For $100M

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Long Beach-based Cie Games , the maker of the social and mobile game Car Town and Racing Rivals, has been acquired by Glu Mobile , the two said Wednesday afternoon, in a deal worth $100M.

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Cargomatic Collects $35M

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Long Beach-based Cargomatic , which develops technology to connect shippers and carriers, said this week that it has raised $35M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by Warburg Pincus, and also included Canaan, Genesee & Wyoming, Xplorer Capital and Muse Family Enterprises. According to Cargomatic, the new funding will go towards geographic expansion efforts and hiring key employees.

Car Town Debuts On iOS

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Long Beach-based Cie Games , the developer of the Facebook social game Car Town, said Friday that it has launched a new app on iOS. The company said that Car Town Street , which lets players build and "cruise" with cars in a town, is free and runs on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

SpaceX Returns Dragon, And NASA Cargo, To Earth

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SpaceX typically returns those capsules through Long Beach. SpaceX , the Los Angeles-based spacecraft and rocket developer led by Elon Musk, successfully returned a SpaceX Dragon capsule to earth on Sunday, full of 5,400 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon departed the ISS at 5:11 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 19th, and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 7:52 a.m. SpaceX says it is now transporting the Dragon to NASA.

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Embark Finds $30M To Scale Out Robotic Truck Efforts In Inland Empire

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Embark , a Silicon Valley, autonomous vehicle startup which is developing self driving, long haul trucks, said today that it has raised $30M in a Series B funding, to specifically build out its operations in the Los Angeles area. Embark said it has added operations in Ontario as it looks specifically to automate the movement of freight on the I-10, a major freight hauling route due to cargo from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report

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A new study released by the Kauffman Foundation this week shows that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has the highest number of entrepreneurs per 100,000 people, of the top fifteen largest MSAs.

New Accelerator Aims At International Startups In LA

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The International Business Accelerator already has an existing program at Long Beach City College. A new, startup accelerator, aimed at startups and small-and-medium-sized businesses looking to go global, says it is launching this summer in Los Angeles. The International Business Accelerator said it is running its first program in Los Angeles from June 26th to July 7th, with workshops aimed at aspects of exporting, one-on-one coaching, and a demo day in October.

Report: Venture Capital Dollars In 2017 On Way To Record

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The report did not break down Southern California as a single region, but reported $4.408 billion invested across 386 so far in the Los Angeles-Long Beach MSA this year. Total venture capital investment dollars in 2017 are on their way to a decade high, according to a new report issued today, with $21.5 billion invested in the third quarter in more than 1,699 companies.

FreeConferenceCall.com Names VP

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Long Beach-based free conference calling provider FreeConferenceCall.com has named a new VP, saying recently that it has named Robert Wise as the company''s new Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. Wise had most recently been at Intercall and West IP Communications, having served there for 16 years. FreeConferenceCall.com said Wise will head up bnew business and corporate development strategies. READ MORE>>.

FreeConferenceCall.com Expands To Brazil

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Long Beach-based free conference calling services provider FreeConferenceCall.com is expanding further internationally, saying this week that its services are now available in Brazil. The new service gives users in Brazil free conference calling, including international conferencing with other countries in its network. FreeConferenceCall.com says it now has 26 countries included in its service. READ MORE>>. freeconferencecall brazil international calling conference telecom