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.

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 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.

With a $3.5 million haul, Dray Alliance joins a booming logistics startup scene in LA

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With an angle on a long-neglected part of the shipping industry — the short-haul movement of cargo from docks to logistics centers — Dray Alliance is joining a growing startup scene for logistics businesses based in Los Angeles.

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?

Volvo Planning Major Electric Truck Rollout In LA

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The grant--worth $44.8M--is part of an effort by local regulators to reduce air pollution, much of it related to shipping and transportation between the Port of Long Beach and the rest of the country. volvo electric truck cleantech angeles long beach port scaqmdVolvo Trucks North America , the truck manufacturing arm of Volvo, says it plans on a major rollout of electric cars in the Los Angeles area, starting next year.

SpaceX Dragon, With NASA Cargo, Headed Back To SoCal On Saturday

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It looks like Saturday is going to be a big day for Southern California's growing space industry, as 4,000 pounds of cargo will be returning to earth--heading towards Long Beach--in a SpaceX Dragon capsule. According to NASA, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is expected to splash down in the Pacific on Saturday west of Baja California, where it will be taken by ship to Long Beach. spacex dragon international space station longbeach long beach landing nasa aerospace

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.

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.

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

Razor, Lime Deploy E-Scooters in LA

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Four months after announcing its arrival in Long Beach, Cerritos-based Razor USA will bring shared electric scooters to LA, as well

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.

Postmates’ newest feature is like Uber POOL for food delivery

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The feature is now available in Chicago, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Calif., Postmates is launching a new feature called Postmates Party that lets customers within the same neighborhood pool their orders. In return, these customers get the food delivered for free, eliminating a major pinch point for potential Postmates users.

Envy Medical Acquired By Allergan

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Long Beach-based Envy Medical , a developer of medical aesthetics products, has been acquired by pharmaceuticals giant Allergan , the companies said on Tuesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. According to Allergan, the deal will help it enhance its medical aesthetics portfolio. Envy's flagship line is Dermalinfusion, a non-surgical, non-invasive skin resurfacing system for the face and body. READ MORE>>.

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!

Volvo Trucks teases the all-electric semi truck it’s bringing to California in 2019

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Daimler Trucks North America said in July it would begin testing 20 fully electric heavy- and medium-duty Freightliner models at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach this year. Volvo Trucks released teaser images Wednesday of the electric trucks it plans to bring to California next year as part of a demonstration project, the latest truck manufacturer to publicize its electric plans in the state. The attraction to California is no accident.

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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Dray Alliance Finds $3.5M For Short Haul Logistics

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The company says it provides AI enabled rate quoted for intermodal and drayage for freight forwarders and import/export shipper, and has thousands of drivers or drayage trucking companies in Los Angeles & Long Beach. Los Angeles-based Dray Alliance , a startup focused on on-demand, short haul container delivery, has raised $3.5M in a seed funding round, the company said on Monday. The funding came from Craft Ventures, the venture funding company run by David Sacks.

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.

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.

Sweep Eyes Nationalwide Electric Scooter Maintenance, Logistics

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Sweep says it already has operations in Long Beach, Denver, Detroit, Washinton, D.C., Santa Monica-based Sweep , a startup which is focused on cleanup and maintenance of the many scooters from Bird, Lime, Spin, and others, said this week it's looking to create a nationwide network of e-scooter logistics hubs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sunstone Joins In $100M Funding For Supersonic Plane

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Long Beach-based investor Sunstone Venture Capital Fund says it has participated in the funding for supersonic airplane maker Boom Supersonic. Sunstone did not say how much it invested in the round, which was announced last week by Denver-based Boom Supersonic. The $100M fundraising for Boom Supersonic led by Emerson Capital, and also included Y Combinator Continuity, Caffeinated Capital, SV Angel, Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Michael Marks, and Greg McAdoo.

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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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.

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.