SPECIAL REPORT: 2019 Blockchain Outlook — Reality Check

Xconomy

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.

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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Special Report: Supplier Diversity

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Ensuring contractor diversity on a major infrastructure project used to be straightforward: SEt a goal for the percentage of work that goes to minority-owned or women-owned businesses then find those businesses to encourage them to bid.

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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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Verb Technology Reports First Quarter Earnings

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reported its first quarter earnings May 16, posting a loss despite an overall revenue increase in its first earnings report since going public Hollywood-based interactive video advertising Verb Technology Company Inc.

Report: Boring Co. Raises $120M

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the underground, high tech transportation company run by Elon Musk, has raised $120M in a funding, which reportedly came from 8VC, Vy Capital, and Future Ventures. According to the report from Bloomberg, the new funding values Boring. Los Angeles-based Boring Co. , Co at $920M. The funding is the first outside investment for the company. Boring Co.

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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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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

Procore Taps Investment Banker For IPO, Says Report

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Goleta-based Procore , the develops of mobile-enabled, construction management software led by Tooey Courtemanche, appears to be headed for an IPO, and reportedly has hired Goldman Sachs to lead its IPO, according to a report. Bloomberg said, citing "people with knowledge of the matter", that Procore's initial public offering could value the company at more than $4 billion.

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SPECIAL REPORT: 2019 Biopharma Outlook – Facing an Uncertain Future

Xconomy

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. After years of boom times, the U.S.

Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California''s largest angel investment group, is ranked number two in the nation this year in terms of the number of deals the group did, according to the latest 2012 Halo Report. cbinsights ranking report capital venture investment angel angels coast tech

Honest Co. Responds To Investigative Report

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the natural baby products retailer founded by Jessica Alba, is facing a major crisis after an investigative report published by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, which claimed the Honest Co.'s honest investigative report sodium laurel sulfate green products ecommerce jessica alba

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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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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

Report: Ring Encouraged Users To Report Their Neighbors For Free Stuff

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Los Angeles-based Ring , the developer of Internet-connected doorbells and security cameras, reportedly told people to report "suspicious activity" in their neighborhood in exchange for free "swag bags", according to Motherboard. Motherboard--citing an internal company slide presentation from Ring--said people were encouraged to report on their neighbors in exchange for discount codes and "swag" from Ring, after creating a new "Digital Neighborhood Watch" program.

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Report: Bird Seeing Huge Losses, Seeking $300M

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Despite public pronouncements about big expansion plans today , Santa Monica-based on-demand scooter startup Bird is reportedly burning through cash, and is now seeking $300M more in funding, according to a report published on Thursday. The report--from The Information--says that despite raising $700M in funding over a year and a half, Bird now has less than $100M left due to its burn rate and revenues of only $15M.

Report: Amazon's Ring Collecting 911 Data

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Santa Monica-based Ring , the surveillance doorbell network which is now owned by Amazon , is now looking to collect and aggregate real-time, 911 call information, according to a report from Gizmodo. According to the report, the 911 information is being pushed to nearby Ring users as "crime news".

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

Bird's CEO Attacks Report On Losses, Profitability

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The CEO of Santa Monica-based Bird has gone on the offensive, following a report that said the company was seeking $300M and making only around $15M in yearly revenues. In a series of tweets , VanderZanden called the report from The Information "(fake) news" and referred to the site as "DisInformation" and claimed Bird is making $1.75

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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Tinder To Get Its Own TV Series, Says Report

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According to the report, the series is based on a relationship sub plot but is not directly connected to Tinder's core dating app business. Los Angeles-based online dating app Tinder is getting set to roll out a television series based on the popular dating app, according to Reuters Monday. Other details on the new television strategy were not announced. Reuters said the move is the first in an original content effort by Tinder's parent company, Match Group. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report May 16: Quibi Seeks Additional $1 Billion

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Virgin Hyperloop One gains $172 million; Crackle reports first quarter earnings; Quibi plans $1 billion raise

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MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter, FilmContact.com

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The company said it will provide free access to breaking news feeds from The Hollywood Reporter, contact information from FilmContact.com, and access to the crowdsourced funding resources at Invested.in. mysetlife hollywood reporter producer content filmmaker investedin

Broadcom, Qualcomm Among Happiest Tech Companies, Says Report

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A new report, created by Irvine-based online career community CareerBliss , says that two of Southern California's biggest tech employers-- Broadcom and Qualcomm , are among the top happiest tech companies in the USA. career broadcom qualcomm ranking report employment jobs

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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% [.].

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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% […].

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Chrome River, Traxo Tie On Expense Reports

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The two said Chrome River is using Traxo's software to speed up the creation of detailed, expense reports from hotel bills, by automatically parsing out separate expenses on hotel bills for such things are parking, meals, room service, rooms, and taxes. chrome river traxo expense report invoice automation software partnership hotel folio billing

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Report: Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top Startup Markets

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Los Angeles and San Diego are among the metro areas with the highest startup activity, based on a new report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. kauffman angeles diego startup activity report venture capital economy investmentThe foundation ranked Los Angeles as number 3, and San Diego as number 4 in terms of the highest startup activity in the United States, based on the rate of new entrepreneurs, startup density, and other factors. Miami was ranked number on in the nation.

Fire Reported At SpaceX Facility In Florida

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A fire broke out this morning at a SpaceX facility in Florida, where SpaceX is working on its "Starship", reportedly causing around $650,000 in damage. Other details on the fire have not yet been provided by SpaceX. SpaceX, which is based in the Los Angeles area, in Hawthorne, has said that it hopes to launch commercial missions on the Starship in 2021. The Starship is ultimately designed to carry people to Mars. READ MORE>>. fire starship florida space aerospace elon musk

Rumpus, the collaborative toolkit from Oblong Industries, is now available on Webex

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In a previous life, John Underkoffler spent his days in Los Angeles dreaming up all of the possible ways men and machines would interact as a science adviser on films like Minority Report.

Report: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment Common For Zeel Therapists

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According to the report, from Gizmodo, Zeel "routinely ignored reports of sexual misconduct" and in at least one instance, a therapist "dispatched to the hotel room of a man with a criminal record for a sex crime" who sexually harassed that therapist. The report also claims Zeel appears to be "penalizing the workers who file such reports by blocking their clients or downgrading their account status".

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Ixia Delays Third Quarter Report

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In yet more bad news over at Calabasas-based Ixia , the company said late Monday that it is further delaying filing of its 10-Q financial report, for its third quarter of 2013. The company had already delayed the report until yesterday but failed to meet the deadline. Ixia said that as a result of that resignation, the company has tapped independent counsel to ensure the accuracy of its financial information and reporting.

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Nike debuts its most ambitious SNKRS stash drop for the Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA

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Report: Snap Acquires Metamarkets

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Venice-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , has reportedly acquired programmatic advertising startup Metamarkets , according to unconfirmed reports. Those reports place the transaction value of the buy at less than $100M. Metamarkets is based in San Francisco. Neither Snap nor Metamarkets have yet announced any acquisition. READ MORE>>. snap snapchat metamarkets merger acquisition programmatic advertising

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New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region

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A new report issued today, detailing technology jobs employment concentration in the United States, shines some light on where the highest concentrations of tech jobs are in the region. technology jobs employment report nationwide angeles diego santa barbara irvine

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