VARRAM Launches Robot To Play With Your Dog, Cat When You Are Away

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Varram's headquarters are in Norwalk. Too busy at work to spend time with your dog or cat? Does your dog get separation anxiety? Maybe a robot can help--at least, that's the thought of Los Angeles-based VARRAM , which announced this week that it has launched a "pet fitness robot". Varram said its robot is "specially designed to keep dogs and cats mentally and physically engaged", by automatically interacting with your pets while you are away.

Zadspace Raises $3.2M

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As part of the funding, the firm said it is moving its headquarters to Norwalk, Connecticut, which it says is "a hub of the direct marketing community". El Segundo-based Zadspace , the developer of on-package advertising products, announced this week that it has raised $3.2M

Report: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Among Top Spots For CEOs

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The area ranked among other areas like Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut (1.82%); Boulder, Colorado (1.45%); Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida (1.27%); and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (1.10%). The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura metro area has made a list of the top areas where CEOs live , published in this week''s Wall Street Journal. The report--ranking the percentage of residents identified as CEOs--said 1.21% of residents in the metro workforce were CEOs.

GE, Southern California Edison Deploy First Battery, Gas Turbine Hybrid

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GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) said this morning that the two companies have deployed the world's first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, as a part of Southern California Edison's renewable energy efforts. According to the two, the new system includes a 10MW/ 4.3 MWh of battery energy storage, to complement a GE gas turbine with 50MW of cpacity.