Pipeliner CRM Enhances Reporting Tools

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Los Angeles-based Pipeliner CRM, which develops customer relationship management software for sales teams, recently released a new update to its software, adding new reporting and analytics features. According to the company, it has added new, comprehensive reporting and analytics for its software, which offers up performance indicators and quotas, plus line graphs, bar and pie charts. pipeliner reporting customer relationship management software

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Report: Is Elon Musk Overloaded?

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A report by Wired says that Elon Musk Is Overloaded, with the recent purchase and obsession with Twitter threatening Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company, and Neuralink. Has the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk, for $44 billion, put the rest of his companies at risk? elon musk twitter spacex tesla wired

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Report: Snap Still Mostly White, Male

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Venice, California-based social app developer Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, is still mostly white and male, according to the company's latest diversity report. Snap posted its diversity report on Thursday, the second time it has released its diversity numbers. snap snapchat diversity report47 percent of Snap's employees are white, and 65 percent are male, according to numbers parsed by The Verge.

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Beyond Meat COO Reportedly Arrested Over Biting Incident

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The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of El Segundo, California-based Beyond Meat has reportedly been arrested for biting a man's nose, according to Arkansas news reports. Doug Ramsey, was appointed COO of Beyond Meat in December of 2021, and previously had been an executive at Tyson Foods. beyond meat executive beyondmeat food arrest crime

Report: Crypto.com In Marketing Meltdown

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A new report, from Ad Age, says that Crypto.com, the cryptocurrency exchange which has the naming rights to the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena, is in a marketing meltdown, and has reduced 30-40 percent of its headcount between June and August. Those cuts in staff equal more than 2,000 employees leaving the company, mostly due to layoffs, says the story. The Ad Age article attributes the cuts to a "crypto-winter" which has hit the industry.

SPECIAL REPORT: 2019 Blockchain Outlook — Reality Check

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In this Xconomy Special Report , our veteran technology journalists Bernadette Tansey, David Holley, and I bring you deep insights from key industry leaders and observers about what the future holds for. After a breakout year in 2017, the blockchain sector suffered a series of blows in 2018, from crashing cryptocurrency prices to increased regulatory scrutiny of crypto ventures and deepening skepticism about whether the technology was actually useful.

Steno Snags $3.5M For Remote Court Reporting

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Los Angeles-based Steno , a new startup which offers up remote court reporting services, has raised $3.5M Steno says it offers up a full suite of court reporting services, offering up remote depositions and handling things like payments and scheduling. services reporting court remote steno venture capital first round legal courtroom stenographyin a seed funding, according to the company. The funding round was led by First Round Capital.

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AllVoices Harassment Reporting App Raises $3 Million

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AllVoices, an app that enables employees to anonymously report harassment and other workplace issues, raised $3 million in seed funding

Clearlake Capital's Provation Medical Acquires MD-Reports

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital said this morning that one of its portfolio companies, Provation Medical , has acquired MD-Reports , a provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management (PM), and report writing software. MD-Reports was launched in 2000 as a pinout of an earlier company, Infinite Software Solutions Inc. ISSI), which was founded in July of 1997 by MD-Reports President and CEO, Srikanth Gosike.

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Crypto.com Laying Off Hundreds, Says Report

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Crypto.com, the cryptocurrency company which now has the naming rights to what was the Staples Center in Los Angeles, has been laying off hundreds of employees, according to a report from The Verge. The Verge said that it's "difficult to estimate their exact number" and that employees at the company report that people have been quietly "disappearing from our internal slack or scheduled meetings" with no announcement.

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Snap Releases Diversity Report

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Venice, California-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , has released its annual diversity report , showing that the company--like the rest of Silicon Valley--continues to struggle to build a diverse workforce. The company reported in its Diversity Annual Report 2020 that 51.1 The report also reported on the gender of its employees, saying 32.9

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AllVoices Gets $3M For Anonymous Reporting

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allvoices anonymous reporting harassment bias bullying human resources software messaging feedback venture capitalLos Angeles-based AllVoices , a new startup which helps companies collect anonymous feedback on such areas as harassment, bullying, bias, and other problems in their organizations, has raised $3M in a seed funding round, the company said on Thursday. The startup said the funding came from Crosscut Ventures, Greycroft Ventures, Halogen Ventures, and Vitalize VC.

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Report: Bird Axes 23 Percent Of Staff

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Santa Monica-based micromobility provider Bird is reportedly laying off 23 percent of its staff, based on reports. The layoffs--first reported by Layoffs.fyi--apparently were announced in an internal memo. In a statement to TechCrunch, Bird said that it eliminated "all non-critical third party spend" as well as "team members". Layoffs.fyi said that most of the jobs being eliminated are in Los Angeles. bird layoff jobs employment micromobility scooter

Raken Gets $2M For Construction Reporting Software

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San Diego-based Raken has raised $2M in a funding round, for the company's construction reporting and compliance software. raken venture capital construction reporting softwareThe funding was led by Rincon Venture Partners , and also included Eniac Ventures and Spider Capital. Raken is led and was co-founded by CEO Kyle Slager and CTO/CPO Dr. Sergey Sundukovskiy.

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Report: Sonos Plans Own Voice Assistant

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Goleta-based whole home audio systems developer Sonos is planning on rolling out its own voice assistant, according to a report. The new feature is reportedly known as "Sonos Voice". The new feature apparently will let customers use their voice to tell its systems to play music, much like they can currently with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. sonos voice assistant hardware sound audio

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Startups Optimistic About Business Conditions, Despite Uncertainty, Says Report

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A new report issued today by Silicon Valley Bank, says that startups are generally optimistic about their business opportunities, and they plan to raise capital and expand their workforces this year, despite "economic and political" uncertainty across the globe. The Startup Outlook Report--which was issued on Wednesday--polled 1,400 startup founders and executives for its conclusions. SVB posted its full report online. startup silicon valley bank report outlook economy

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Report: Emotive Chops 18 Percent Of Staff

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Los Angeles-based Emotive, a developer of conversational text messaging software, has reportedly laid off around 18 percent of the company's staff. Emotive is venture backed by CRV, Mucker Capital, TenOneTen Ventures, Stripes and Vulcan Capital. The company is led by CEO Brian Zatulove. emotive layoff jobs text messaging artificial intelligence software

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ReachLocal Expands Reporting Tools

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Woodland Hills-based online marketing services and software developer ReachLocal , which offers up its services to local businesses, said today that it has added a number of analytics and reporting tools to its platform. According to ReachLocal, it has added new third-party campaign result measurement, and multi-location alert and reporting capabilties to its ReachEdge digital marketing product. reachlocal reporting software saas marketing local business

Report: Activision Blizzard Buying Game Studio Proletariat

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Santa Monica-based Activision is in the midst of acquiring Proletariat, the game studio behind the game Spellbreak, according to reports. Financial details of the deal were not announced, and the deal has not yet been formally announced. Proletariat is based in Boston. spellbreak proletariat activision bilzzard merger acquisition videogame

Energy Vault Reports Earnings, Forecasts Big Revenues

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Westlake Vilage-based energy storage systems developer Energy Vault reported its second quarter results this morning, saying it had $1.0M in second quarter revenues--but says it is still expecting $680M in two year, aggregate revenues for 2022 and 2023. According to the company, it had revenues in the first half of 2022 totaling $43.9M. Energy Vault is in the midst of developing gravity-based energy storage systems, which use large concrete blocks to store potential energy.

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Report: News/Talk Streaming Audio Grows Due To COVID-19

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triton digital streaming podcasting advertising news talk audio analysis reportLos Angeles-based Triton Digital , which provides technology to help the digital audio and podcasting industry with streaming and advertising, says that news and talk format streaming is growing as a result of the ongoing disruption due to COVID-19.

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Report: US Funding Starlink Shipments To Ukraine

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Shipments of Starlink terminals to Ukraine by Hawthorne-based SpaceX were quietly funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), according to a report from the Washington Post. The report said USAID paid $1500 each for 1,333 terminals to be sent to Ukraine, to help the company stay connected to the Internet, even as it has been attacked by Russian troops.

Qualcomm Offers Up $15,000 Bounty For Vulnerability Reports

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San Diego-based Qualcomm , through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, said it is offering up a $15,000 bounty for vulnerabilities that "white hat" hackers are able to discover and report to the company involving the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor family. qualcomm vulnerability report processor silicon semiconductor snapdragon reporting white hacker hacking

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Explore San Diego’s Precision Medicine and Genomics Sector in Xconomy’s New Podcast and Special Report

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Learn what’s fueling San Diego’s biotech investment and partnership opportunities by downloading Xconomy’s new special report and podcast that package the highlights from the recent Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego: Biomedical Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine & Genomics event.

Silicon Beach 2021 Special Report

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After thriving during the pandemic, tech companies are poised for continued success. The Business Journal looks at where they go from here

Energy Vault Reports Earnings, Forecasts Big Revenues

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Westlake Vilage-based energy storage systems developer Energy Vault reported its second quarter results this morning, saying it had $1.0M in second quarter revenues--but says it is still expecting $680M in two year, aggregate revenues for 2022 and 2023. According to the company, it had revenues in the first half of 2022 totaling $43.9M. Energy Vault is in the midst of developing gravity-based energy storage systems, which use large concrete blocks to store potential energy.

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MeridianLink Eyes IPO, Says Report

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Costa Mesa-based MeridianLink, a developer of loan origination, digital lending, and digital banking software, is in the midst of an IPO effort, according to a report. The report, from Reuters, said that MeridianLink is looking to go public via a SPAC, rather than a traditional IPO filing. The company has reportedly hired investment bankers for the deal; those bankers have not been announced or disclosed.

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Music Reports In Expansion

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Los Angeles-based Music Reports , the private equity-backed firm which provides music rights administrative services, said Friday that it has made a major expansion of its employees and offices. Music Reports is backed by ABRY Partners. music reports musicreports software reporting online expansion jobs

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Report: Hollar Shutting Down

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Los Angeles-based online "dollar-store" style e-commerce provider Hollar is reportedly in the midst of winding down, according to a report on Tuesday. According to Axios, Hollar started looking for a buyer late last year, and is in a possible deal for the company's assets to be acquired by retailer Five Below--but without Hollar surviving the transaction.

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LAUSD Ransomware Attack A Wake Up Call, Says Report

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A ransomware attack earlier this year at the Los Angeles Unified School District is a wake-up call about threats to the nation from cyberattacks, according to a story today from VentureBeat. The attack affected more than 650,000 students and 75,000 employees earlier this year. angeles losangeles school education cybersecurity cyberattacks lausd

Qualcomm Source Code Reportedly Stolen In Samsung Hacking

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Confidential source code from Qualcomm has reportedly been stolen, as part of a reported security breach at Samsung, according to Bloomberg. The report says that hackers have obtained and leaked almost 200 gigabytes of confidential data from Samsung. The hacking is reportedly by a group which recently stole and published information on employees at Nvidia.

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Report: Scopely Seeking $200M More

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Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Scopely is reported to be seeking to raise $200M in a new funding round, which would value the company at around $3 billion, according to a report. The report, from Bloomberg, said the valuation of the company is up from an earlier $1.9 The report cites "people familiar with the matter".

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Music Reports Inks Major Deal With Pandora

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Woodland Hills-based Music Reports , which provides music rights administration services to the music industry, has inked a big deal with streaming music service Pandora. According to Pandora, it has tapped Music Reports to manage the mechanical licensing and royalty administration for its upcoming interactive streaming service. musicreports pandora music rights administration service reporting

CurtCo, Founded By Former Robb Report Owner, Launches Podcasting Venture

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Curtis was the owner of the Robb Report magazine, which he acquired in 2001; he also has owned such media properties as Home Office Computing, Home Theater, Mobile Computing, Worth, Showboats International, Art & Antiques, and others. curtco robb report podcasting series magazine publishing publisher robbreport bill curtis

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2021 Environmental Business Special Report

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Local private and public sector visionaries plan to answer the call for creating a broad and reliable EV infrastructure

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Robb Report's Bill Curtis On Why Podcasting Is The Next Media Frontier

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Curtis is the former publisher of the Robb Report, which he sold back in 2015, and has a long history of operating media companies that have published such titles as Home Office Computing, Home Theater, Mobile Computing, Worth, and many others. all the way through to passions like the Robb Report, which was operated by CurtCo for almost two decades. One division goes along the lines of what we did with the Robb Report for two decades, and is focused on luxury.

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2012 Software, Internet & IT Infrastructure M&A Report

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M&A report ValuationsBy Peachtree Capital Advisors Economic Backdrop – It was not the best of times, it was not the worst of times…2012. Not since the great depression has a sluggish economy and a stubborn unemployment number represented pretty good economic conditions for companies to chart their strategic courses. In 2012, the US economy experienced modest growth with real GDP growing 2.7% [.].

SPECIAL REPORT: 2019 Biopharma Outlook – Facing an Uncertain Future

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In this Xconomy Special Report, our veteran biotech journalists Alex Lash and Ben Fidler bring you deep insights, based on conversations with key industry leaders, on what 2019 and beyond hold for biopharmaceutical companies. In this Report, you’ll learn: The key indicators that suggest a possible downturn is on the way. After years of boom times, the U.S.

2012 Software, Internet & IT Infrastructure M&A Report

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M&A report ValuationsBy Peachtree Capital Advisors Economic Backdrop – It was not the best of times, it was not the worst of times…2012. Not since the great depression has a sluggish economy and a stubborn unemployment number represented pretty good economic conditions for companies to chart their strategic courses. In 2012, the US economy experienced modest growth with real GDP growing 2.7% […].

Report: Spaces Acquired By Apple

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Los Angeles-based Spaces , which had been developing in-person locations to experience virtual reality, has reportedly been acquired by Apple. A report, from Protocol, said the acquisition came after Spaces announced a shutdown of its services last week. Spaces offered up in-person, virtual reality experiences for theme parks and other retail spaces--which all had been shut down due to the pandemic.

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LumaTax Raises $2M For Small Business Tax Reporting Software

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taxient avalara diego filing capital venture reporting business small lumataxLumaTax , a new startup has offices in both San Diego and Seattle, Washington, has raised $2M in a funding, the company said on Thursday. The funding came from Madrona Venture Group, Greycroft Partners, and angels. LumaTax develops software which can be used by small businesses to automate the paperwork required for paying sales taxes. The company is initially launching its product in California.

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GoodRx Plans IPO, Says Report

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Santa Monica-based online healthcare marketplace operator GoodRx has reportedly filed for an IPO, according to a report. Reuters--citing "people familiar with the matter"--said GoodRx submitted paperwork with the SEC last week on a potential IPO, and is only now in the process of hiring advisers for that IPO effort. GoodRx is owned by private equity firm Silver Lake.

Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels Among Top Angel Groups In New Report

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A new report, released by the Angel Resource Institute in the last week, has spotlighted the Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels as among the top four angel groups in California, and the Tech Coast Angeles as number two in the nation in terms of the number of deals in 2016. The rankings were released in the Angel Resource Insitute's 2016 ARI HALO Report. halo report angel investment tech coast angels pasadena deals venture capital