HemaCare Moves To Larger Headquarters In Northridge

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HemaCare, a supplier of human-derived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery, and cellular therapy process development, has moved its global headquarters to Northridge, in a move that the company says more than doubles its donor collection capacity and on-site cell processing capabilities. hemacare northridge biotech lifescience human products cellular

HARMAN Acquired By Samsung Electronics For $8.0 Billion

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Harman has a large plant in Northridge, among other operations in the area. Automotive electronics manufacturer HARMAN , which has major operations in Southern California, has been acquired by Samsung Electronics for approximately $8.0 billion, the two announced this morning. The two said Samsung will pay $112.00 per share in cash for publicly traded Harman. Samsung said the acquisition will help boost its presence in the infotainment, telematics, and sound management areas. Harman had $7.0

Valley Hackathon II

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The Valley Economic Alliance is hosting Valley Hackathon II on Friday, September 23 from 9am-5pm at Cal State University, Northridge's Grand Salon. Friday, September 23, 2016 -- Valley Hackathon II. Valley Hackathon II is a technology focused event that brings in students from 9th to 12th grade and college who are interested in computer science, web and app development/design, public policy, marketing, government and political science.

Harman International Shuts New York Offices

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Harman International, a manufacturer of audio and entertainment products including Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, and other products, said Wednesday afternoon that it is shutting down its Woodbury, New York offices and consolidating them into its Northridge location. A number of Harman's divisions are already located in Northridge, including its automotive, consumer, multimedia, JBL Professional, and Soundcraft divisions.

Uber Launches In LA

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Uber's CEO, Travis Kalanick, is actually a Los Angeles native, having grown up in Northridge, saying in the blog post launching the service that he's a "3rd generation Angeleno". Uber , the technology-enabled, private car service which is upturning the taxi and limousine business nationwide, has set its sights on a new market: Los Angeles.

ISWest Strengthens Ties With Outsourcing Firm

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Cal Net has offices in Northridge and Anaheim. Agoura Hills-based ISWest , a provider of high speed Internet access, colocation, and server hosting, and Los Angeles-based IT outsourcing firm Cal Net, said Thursday that the firms have expanded an alliance to help clients move servers off-site to save money on managing their IT. Details of the expanded partnership were not disclosed. The firms said they have been working together for the last 8 years.

Gamma Medica-Ideas Raises $24M

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Northridge-based Gamma Medica-Ideas , a developer of digital molecular imaging systems, said Tuesday that it has raised $24M in financing. The firm said the round, the first institutional funding for the firm, was made up of $14M in equity, $5M in mezzanine debt, and a $5M revolving line of credit. The equity funding came from Psilos Group, along with Capital Resource Partners, which also provided mezzanine debt to the firm. The revolving line of credit came from Bridge Bank.

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SmartSound Offers Free Music To Students

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Northridge-based SmartSound , the developer of royalty-free music software, told its users that it has started to give out free access to its music for students over the summer. Are you a student or teacher looking to find music for your YouTube video project? The company said students will have access to its web-based music tracks--which can be customized to mood, energy level, length, and more--in exchange for a link from the schools'.edu edu or.org domain.

SmartSound Extends Online Soundtrack Service

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Northridge-based SmartSound Software , which develops an online software as well as PC-based software for creating royalty free soundtracks, said earlier this week that it has extended its service to allow users to customize and create tracks indefinitely, once purchased from the company.

Q3 Southern California Venture Deals Around $879M

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Outside San Diego, Coda Automotive, the electric auto firm in Santa MOnica, raised $24.1M; Northridge based Gamma Medica raised $24.0M A quick analysis by socalTECH of our tracking of venture capital deals in Southern California finds that there was around $879M in venture funding activity here in Q3.

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