Tech Study Critical Of Region's Fragmentation, Geography

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A new study, released by the Alliance for Southern California Innovation , has surprisingly come out highly critical of the region's fragmentation and "lack of a compelling geographic center", saying those factors are keeping the region from emerging as a "tech hub as robust as Silicon Valley". tech study alliance socal southern california high growth economy

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HTT Gets $1.2M Funding For Cleveland-Chicago Hyperloop Study

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million for its feasability study to connect Cleveland to Chicago with its technology. million to finance a study, which it expects to take six to nine months to complete, with the backing of a large number of groups in the region, including Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, Corp., hyperloop transportation technology cleveland chicago study government akron cincinnati

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Will New Study Cut Guesswork for Depression Medicine Prescriptions?

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Genetic testing that helps guide more precise cancer treatment is making its way into standard practice in major U.S. medical centers. Could the same eventually be true for depression?

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NantHealth Links With University On Genetic Study

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According to NantHealth, the Heritage 1K Project study--which will study the genomic profiles of at least 1,000 individuals--is aimed at discovering the genetic causes of 25 rare and common diseases. nanthealth gene sequencing genetic personalized medicine uofu univerisity disease lifescience study analysis database data

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Hyperloop One Names Winners Of Challenge, Inks Study Deal With Colorado

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Los Angeles-based HyperLoop One , one of the startups working to bring Elon Musk's vision of a high speed, tube-based transportation system to life, says it has named a list of the ten most promising routes for Hyperloop, and also inked a feasibility study agreement in Colorado around its systems. state on a feasibility study. Hyperloop One said it has entered into a public-private partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for a feasibility study in Colorado.

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Virgin Hyperloop One Inks Study Deal In India

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virgin hyperloop india international study transportation advanced pune mumbaiLos Angeles-based advanced transportation technology developer Virgin Hyperloop One has inked a partnership with the Government of Maharashtra, India, to identify potential high-speed transportation routes in the Pune area, the company said Thursday.

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Social Studies

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 -- Social Studies Network Event. See [link] (more

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Happy Thoughts Spread Faster On Twitter, Says USC Study

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A new study, published by researchers at the University of Southern California , says that positive emotions are more contagious than negative ones on Twitter. The study--which came out of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute--correlated the tweets spread by users with the prior positive or negative tweets, based on what had appeared in those same users' stream the prior hour. The study was published online at PLOS.

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Study: More Than 7,620 Cybersecurity Jobs In San Diego

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A new study, run by a local nonprofit focused on cybersecurity in San Diego, has tallied up the numbers and found that there are more than 7,620 people employed in the cybersecurity industry in San Diego. cybersecurity jobs employment cyber security spawar growth economy study work

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AeroVironment Applies UAV To Study Water Stress In Almonds

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According to AeroVironment, the year-long study will focus on how unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery and analytics could potentially detect varying levels of water stress in almond trees, and help drive more effective in-season water management decisions. AeroVironment said it would be using its Puma UAV, combined with a 24 megapixels photogrammetric camera and 6-channel multispectral sensor, in the study. aerovironment agriculture sensor drone unmanned study fresno university

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Broadcom: Study Shows Different Connectivity Personalities, Types

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Irvine-based Broadcom just released a study that the firm says helps to define the ways we connect into digital life. broadcom study online electronics habitsAre you an "Always On", "Social Skimmer", or one of seven personality types, when it comes to connecting to the digital world?

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Sales/Marketing Study Group

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Monday, January 7, 2013 -- Sales/Marketing Study Group. Study group for tech startup founders who want to get better at sales and marketing. See [link] (more

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MIT Study: Age Of Founders In Fastest Growing New Ventures Is 45

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In a study which belies the opt-cited preference for "young" entrepreneurs in the startup and venture capital industry, a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology find that the mean age of the founders of the 1,000 fastest growing new ventures in the U.S. The study found that, rather than youth, the prior experience in the specific industry predicts much greater rates of entrepreneurial success.

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Economic Study Ranks San Diego Near Top in Genomics Innovation

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An economic impact study of San Diego’s emerging genomics industry counted 115 genomics-related companies operating in the region that directly employ over 10,000 people, and drive about $5.6 After previewing a glimpse of the study’s findings last month , Brady provided.

Hyperloop One Asks Public to Suggest U.S. Routes, Selects 11 Regions for Further Study

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regions to study financing and construction of potential Hyperloop systems After receiving proposals from more than 2,600 individuals, downtown’s Hyperloop One has selected 11 U.S.

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Silicon Beach Report March 26: Study Says SoCal Tech Scene Leaving $100B on Table

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Study says SoCal tech scene leaving $100 billion on table; 2018 to bring more deals than 2017; and Chrissy Teigen latest celebrity to abandon Snapchat

Amgen, Merck Team On Cancer Immmunotherapy Studies

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and fellow biopharmaceuticals giant Merck said today that they are in a cancer immunotherapy collaboration, to support a Phase 1b/3 study. The two said the study includes both Amgen's BLINCYTO (blinatumomab) product and Merck's EKYTRUDA (pemblizumab) therapy, for treating non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Study: More Americans Using Online Dating Apps, Sites

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A new study, released today by the Pew Research Center , says that more American adults are using online dating sites or mobile apps than ever before. The study said 15% of adults have used online dating sites or apps; with 9% having used dating apps.

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Study: Blood Test for Prostate Cancer Can Guide Therapy, Extend Lives

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Blood tests for cancer, known as liquid biopsies, have become available in recent years to guide treatments for people already diagnosed. But how useful are they?

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Study Stakes San Diego’s Claim in Genomics: $292M in 2016 VC Deals

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Preliminary findings from an economic impact study show that genomics is emerging as a distinct innovation cluster in San Diego. The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

Ford Runs Study With ZestFinance For Credit Approval Efforts

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Ford Motor Credit Company , the auto financing arm of Ford, will implement machine learning in its credit approval models, has run a study on the effectiveness of machine learning with Los Angeles-based ZestFinance , the two said on Friday.

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Silicon Beach Report April 6: Hyperloop One Asks Public to Suggest U.S. Routes, Selects 11 Regions for Further Study

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routes and selects 11 regions for further study, on-demand doctor app Heal adds Obama’s Secretary of Navy to board, and Virgin Galactic planning for test space launch before end of year Hyperloop One asks public to suggest U.S.

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Silicon Beach Report March 20: SpaceX Studying Mars Mission Landing Sites

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SpaceX studying Mars mission landing sites, Snap Inc. gets first buy rating from Wall Street firm, and Two Bit Circus develops VR and motion simulator

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 10: NASA Study Says SpaceX Saves Agency Money

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Study says SpaceX saves NASA money; ULA feels no schedule pressure to pick Blue Origin over Aerojet engine; Snapchat ad buyers say all hope is not yet lost

Study: Cell Phones Still Not For The Dinner Table

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A new study, issued today by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future , says that the majority of Americans still don't think pulling a cell phone out at a meal is appropriate.

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NantHealth Sees Positive Results Published In Study

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The company said that COME HOME, a program which is using NantHealth's cloud-based systems to improve the health outcomes of its patients, published results of a study, showing improved patient care and reduced costs from deploying NantHealth's systems. Culver City-based cloud health information and software developer NantHealth said today that positive results from using its systems have been published in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

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Study: Most Entrepreneurs Between 55-64

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A new study released today by the Kauffman Foundation, reports that the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity belongs to people 55-64. The study --which attempts to characterize who might drive the next wave of entrepreneurial activity in the United States--also found that the average age of U.S.-born, Tags: entrepreneurship study kauffman startup business

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ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Starts Phase I Studies

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Phase I studies are used by drug companies to assess the safety of drug compounds. acadia pharmaceuticals schizophrenia drug lifescience studySan Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals reported this morning that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed its review of the firm's New Drug Application for AM-831, its small molecule for treatment of schizophrenia, and it is advancing to Phase I clinical development. ACADIA said it is working with Meiji Seika Pharma Co.,

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Silicon Beach Report May 3: Study Estimates 46 Percent of Snapchat Users Don’t Use Instagram

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A study by App Annie estimates that 46 percent of Snapchat users don’t use Instagram, Pluto TV signs TV and movie deal with Lions Gate, MGM, and Warner Bros, and Hulu launches live TV programming

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Study: Talking, Texting, Singing Behind Many Teen Crashes

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A new study--driven by data collected by San Diego''s Lytx --finds that talking, texting, and. The study, released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety , used videos of teen drivers provided by Lytx, to identify the distraction that led to crashes by teen drivers. The study--rather than relying on surveys or self reporting, used actual videos of crashes recorded by Lytx, which develops video-based driver monitoring systems.

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If Budget Holds, NIH Precision Study Could Be Flush As Volunteers Arrive

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That included the Precision Medicine Initiative, an ambitious long-term study with the goal of recruiting 1 million Americans to volunteer health data. Until this week, many U.S. government science agencies and programs seemed destined for a big haircut, plus the loss of a limb or two.

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As U.S. Looks to Launch Precision Health Study, Google’s Role Emerges

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government has ambitious plans for a long-term health study with one million Americans, and one of the world’s most powerful tech companies has a big part to play, including the storage of all the data on its “cloud” servers. To be clear, health data that citizens contribute to the study will be open for research under the purview of the government—not held privately by Google or the other two dozen entities that are building and running the four cornerstones of the PMI.

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New Study: DNA Tests For Healthy People Have “Uncertain Value”

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A new study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine questions the practicality of making DNA tests standard for people who don’t have a cancer diagnosis or aren’t trying to identify a mysterious disease. The study is limited by its small scope, but it is the first with some rigor to examine outcomes. Genome sequencing is becoming more common for people diagnosed with cancer. Should it become part of a healthy person’s checkup, too?

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