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.

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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As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

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Even as Quibi , the short form video platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo , reportedly looks to raise another $1 billion , rival service Fiction Riot continues to steadily build out its pipeline of short form serials.

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

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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Report: Snapchat Employees Abused Tool To Spy On Users

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Employees of Venice-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , have been abusing access to a tool--SnapLion--that allows them to retrieve user data, including saved Snaps, location information, phone numbers, and email addresses, according to a report. The report--from Vice's Motherboard--claims that Snapchat employees have abused that data access to spy on users.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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Be Great Partners , a Los Angeles technology incubator, has recently released a report on the startup community in LA and the information shows a positive growth for startups here in LA. The post LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast appeared first on TechZulu.

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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 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

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

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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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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

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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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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ZipRecruiter CMO Resigns After Report On Alleged Sexual Misconduct

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Eyal Gutentag reportedly resigned on Friday. According to the report, Gutentag had been terminated from his job at Uber in 2015, over an alleged sexual battery incident, before later joining ZipRecruiter as CMO. ZipRecruiter reportedly now has a valuation of nearly $1 billion, and is rumored to be prepping for an initial public offering (IPO), although the company has not formally announced any such plans.

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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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

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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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.

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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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: Clearlake Capital Seeks To Sell Perforce

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital is hoping to sell one of its portfolio companies, Perforce Software , for around $2 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg over the weekend. Perforce has been owned by Clearlake Capital since January of 2018. Perforce is a developer of source control software, which is used by software engineering teams to manage software source code and software releases.

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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Resonant Reports Contract Win

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Goleta-based Resonant , which develops technology used for filters for radio frequency (RF) front ends, reported a win in Europe, via its Swiss subsidiary, GVR Trade SA. The company said that it signed a contract with EuroStars to fund a multi-year project for the development of sensors for new medical applications. Financial terms of the deal were not announced by the company. READ MORE>>. resonant europe eurostars medical lifescience trade

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Report: LA Should Emulate San Francisco, NYC For Startup, Tech Efforts

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A new report, released over the weekend, says that Los Angeles should look towards New York and San Francisco and what they have done to help strengthen the community here for technology startups. Tech Agenda report, edited by David C.

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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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Report: Comcast Considering Sale Of Stake In Hulu

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It appears that another one of the owners of Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu may be looking to unload its current, minority stake in the company, according to a report from CNBC this morning. The report named "people familiar with the matter" in the report.

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Fisker Karma Panned In Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports said in a release that the Fisker Karma is "full of flaws", including a dash that is an "ergonomic disaster". fisker karma consumer reports review automotive auto startup luxury cleantech green

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Report: Snapchat Nearing 1 Billion In Ad Revenues

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A report, published by eMarketer on Tuesday, says that Venice, California-based Snapchat will earn an estimated $1 billion in ad revenues next year. The report predicted that Snapchat will represent 2 percent of social network ad dollars in the US next year. Snapchat did not release any financials, and the report was not based on any actual data from Snapchat. snapchat advertising social networking report estiate

Report: IPO Activity In Significant Slowdown

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A new report, issued Monday, says that IPO activity has slowed significantly in Q1, with a 39 percent drop in volume and 70 percent decline in total capital raised versus Q1 of last year. The report, from Ernst & Young, said that companies are likely exploring other options or waiting for confidence to return for their IPOs. The report found 167 deals raised only $12.1 acquisition merger exit slowdown report story young ernst activity

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 8: Hulu Reports 25 Million Subscribers

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Fox Sports Digital announces Women’s World Cup content; Fandango inks deal with IMAX; Hulu grows subscriber base

Report: Venture Dollars Decline In Q4, Says NVCA

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billion invested across 1,736 companies, according to the new Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor , the new report tracking venture capital investment across the U.S., According to the report, for the whole of 2016, more than $69.1 Although total dollars were high, the Pitchbook-NVCA report said there was actually a big decline in the number of deals, with a 22 percent year-over-year decline in terms of deal count--the lowest since 012.

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Report: Activision Blizzard Planning Massive Layoffs

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Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard is planning a set of massive layoffs, which may affect hundreds of people, according to a report on Friday. According to Bloomberg, Activision Blizzard is planning to lay off hundreds of people as it restructures to boost its profitability. Activision has not yet confirmed those plans, which were attributed to sources close to the company. READ MORE>>. activision blizzard layoff jobs employment gaming games videogame software