Education technology meets its limits

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This week has been a good one for those who like to talk about the limits of technology. Over in the UK, a prankster managed to fool Trip Advisor into naming his shed the #1 ranked restaurant in London.

Welcome Technologies Secures $8 Million

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Welcome Technologies, a Brentwood-based software technology company, raised an additional $8 million in institutional funding

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Education technology meets its limits

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Developing skills-based online courses and credentials is the easy part. The hard part is getting employers to pay attention. Column Education TC Coursera edtech flatiron school Galvanize London Los Angeles MIT mooc Software Thinkful udacity United Kingdom WeWork

AirMap Acquires Hangar Technology

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a Santa Monica-based drone flight management software developer, acquired drone automation company Hangar Technology Inc. AirMap Inc., on Sept.

Technology infrastructure launchpad The Fabric raises $15 million

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The Fabric, an early-stage investment company developing new infrastructure technologies, has raised $15 million for its third investment vehicle. Announced at the Montgomery Summit in Santa Monica, Calif.,

Corent Wins MapR Technologies

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Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technologies , which develops cloud migration software, and AI and data analytics software developer MapR Technologies said this morning that MapR Technologies has selected Corent's SurPaaS platform to help customers access MapR's Data Platform for AI. corent mapr technologies migration cloud data analytics software saas

Cornerstone OnDemand Joins Blockchain Technology Group

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Velocity Network says the group is focused on "supporting research and development of applications for transformational blockchain technology and promoting global adoption of a network for verified career credentials." cornerstone ondemand blockchain technology human resources hireright ziprecruiter

Teledyne Buys OakGate Technology

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies , which owns a diverse set of businesses across the instrumentation, digital imaging, aerospace and defense electronics areas, said today that one of its subsidiaries, Teledyne LeCroy , has acquired Loom is, California-based OakGate Technology.

OpenGate Capital Acquires InRule Technology

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor OpenGate Capital announced this morning that it has acquired Chicago-based InRule Technology , a developer of decision management and business rules management software. management support decision software equity private acquisition merger technology inrule capital opengate

Technology Rodeo - Federal technologies

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 -- Tritech Technology Rodeo. NASA, Navy, University Technologies. Why attend.

MemComputing Selected By Chevron Technology Ventures

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San Diego-based MemComputing , a startup developing high performance computing (HPC) technology, has been selected by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), for CTV's Catalyst Program, which supports early stage companies focused on the oil and gas industry. According to MemComputing, its technology has shown the ability to reduce compute times from hours to seconds for challenging computational problems. memcomputing chevron technology ventures cttv high performance computing

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6 Technology Trends Will Spawn Countless New Ventures

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According to what I see, as outlined by Surdak, this data surge is being driven by the following six technological and social trends: Mobility: smartphones, tablets, and the “Internet of things.” christopher surdak new venture technologies trends

Airspace Technologies Finds $8M For Logistics Technology

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Carlsbad-based Airspace Technologies , which is developing technology for the logistics market, says it has raised $8M in a Series A funding round. According to Airspace, it is providing "time definite" delivery and supply chain services to the healthcare, technology, and aerospace sectors. airspace technologies venture capital logistics qualcomm cross culture supply chain

IMT Acquired By Cerium Technology

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Santa Barbara-based MEMs technology developer Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) said early this morning that it has received a majority equity financing from Cerium Technology. Cerium Technology is an investment firm focused on the Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. The company's MEMS technology uses precision scale manufacturing of structure-on-a-chip, which are used for things like force and motion sensors, relays and RF switches, and more.

DirectMed Parts & Service Buys Medical Systems Technologies

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San Diego-based DirectMed Parts & Service , a provider of medical imaging parts and services, said on Monday that it has acquired Medical Systems Technologies, LLC , a provider of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) component level repair and testing. Medical Systems Technologies (MST) is based in Longmont, Colorado. directmed parts service medical systems technologies merger acquisition private equity

Dexcom Buys TypeZero Technologies

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San Diego-based DexCom has acquired TypeZero Technologies , a developer of diabetes management systems and technology, the company said late Wednesday. TypeZero Technologies' technology automatically adjusts and regulates insulin delivery. equipment medical lifescience acquisition merger management diabetes technologies typezero dexcom

CitySourced Merges With Rock Solid Technologies

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Los Angeles-based CitySourced , which develops mobile apps to help cities communicate with their constituents, has merged with Rock Solid Technologies , a provider of software to the government. citysourced rock solid technologies merger acquisition mobile government software saas strattamFinancial terms of the merger were not announced. Rock Solid is owned by private equity investor Strattam Capital. CitySourced was founded in 2009, and is led by CEO Jason Kiesel.

MyCivic Acquired By Tyler Technologies

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Seal Beach-based MyCivic , a developer of apps used by local governments to engage with their citizens, has been acquired by Texas-based Tyler Technologies , Tyler Technologies said on Thursday. Tyler Technologies said it expects the management and staff of MyCivic to remain in their positions. acquisition merger local government technologies tyler mycivic

Fairway Technologies Buys IT Strategists

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San Diego-based Fairway Technologies , a provider of consulting services in the IT area, said it has acquired Los Angeles-based IT Strategists , a provider of big data and data-driven IT consulting. Brett Humphrey is CEO of Fairway Technologies, which also has offices in San Diego and Orange County, as well as Austin, Texas. consulting strategists acquisition merger technologies fairway

Base Your New Venture On These New Technology Trends

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Although I’m not an aficionado of checklists in general, I really appreciate one he has included for keeping up with the latest technological trends that are reshaping business strategies, which should be the driver for startups to fill in the gaps. checklists James Kerr startups technologie

Corent Technology Expands Efforts In Europe

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Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technology , which develops cloud migration technology, is expanding its efforts in Europe, saying this morning that it has partnered with UniSystems , a provider of services in the European market. corent technology europe cloud migration software unisystems expansion international

Quake Global Buys Skynet Healthcare Technologies

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San Diego-based Quake Global a provider of Internet-of-Things automation and process automation products and services, has acquired Skynet Healthcare Technologies Inc. , quake global skynet healthcare technologies merger acquisition rtls hospital asset tracking locationa provider of real-time-location-systems (RTLS) products for the senior care market. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Quake Global said the acquisition will help it expand its market reach.

Xencor Licenses Antibody Technology To Vir Biotechnology For COVID-19 Treatment

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Monrovia, California-based Xencor , a biopharmaceutical company which develops engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease, says it is extending a license for its technology to Vir Biotechnology , in use in developing antibodies to treat COVID-19, the disease cased by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

PHY Wireless Spins Out Of Acorn Technologies

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La Jolla-based PHY Wireless , a new company focused on wireless positioning technology, has spun out from Acorn Technologies , the companies said this morning. wireless acorn technologies spinout positioning chip hardware semiconductorAccording to the two, PHY Wireless will be a pure play provider of high performance accurate positioning mobile solutions for carriers, chip makers, IoT module manufacturers, application service providers and end users.

What the 5 Stages of Grief Teach Us About Technology

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How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” The concept of disruptive technology was first introduced by Clayton M. What are you doing to avoid this trap with your disruptive technology?

MicroPower Technologies Names VP

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San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies , the developer of solar-powered, wireless surveillance cameras, said Thursday that it has named Dave Tynan as its new Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development.

D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies

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Santa Barbara-based D2 Technologies , which develops embedded IP communications software, reports today that it has acquired Webia Technologies , a developer of products for the Google Android OS platform. technologies voip software embedded android webia merger acquisition

5 Exciting Technologies That Need Your Execution Help

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DNA image via Wikipedia As a business advisor and technologist, I often think about the large array of opportunities for entrepreneurs as technology seems to be evolving faster and faster. Many technology advances have negative implications for certain industries and segments of society.

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Vincente Capital Partners Sells Intellectual Technology, Inc.

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Vincente Capital Partners announced on Tuesday that it has sold Carlsbad-based Intellectual Technology, Inc. , According to Vincente Capital, it has retained a minority interest in Intellectual Technology. government software acquisition merger technology intellectual partners capital vincente

Romeo Power Technology Finds $4M For EV Power Systems

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Vernon, California-based Romeo Power Technology READ MORE>>. romeo power technology systems emobility electric vehicle lithium battery pack electronics venture capital

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Atar Capital Buys Canadian Technology Distributor Microcel

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Atar Capital said this morning that it has acquired Canadian technology distributor Microcel. Microcel is a distributor of technology products, and supplies Canadian big box retailers, electronic stores, e-commerce, and specialty outdoor stores, including Walmart, the Source, Best Buy, Amazon, and Indigo Books. atar capital microcel merger acquisition technology distributor electronics canada international

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BASF Buys Nanowire Technology From Seashell Technology

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San Diego-based Seashell Technology , a developer of nanotechnology in the nanowire area, has sold the technology, patents, and other rights to its silver nanowire technology to chemical giant BASF. Financial terms of the technology acquisition were not announced. basf seashell technology nanowire merger acquisition patents materials

Incipio Acquires Griffin Technology

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Irvine-based Incipio , which manufactures and sells consumer electronic accessories, has acquired fellow mobile accessory maker Griffin Technology , according to the company. Griffin Technology is based in Nashville. The acquisition of Griffin Technology is the second, big acquisition for Incipio this year; the company is in the midst of acquiring another, big mobile accessory brand, Skullcandy. incipio merger acquisition griffin technology mobile accessory

SeatAdvisor Acquired By Patron Technology

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San Diego-based SeatAdvisor , a developer of ticketing and venue management software, has been acquired by Patron Technology , a ticketing and event software developer. Patron Technology is owned by private equity investor Providence Strategic Growth (PSG). seatadvisor patron technology ticketing venue management software merger acquisition tickets

Passport, the technology business for city transit systems, raises $43 million

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Passport, company that's managing much of the technical aspects of how people pay to use public transportation resources in cities like London, Miami and Los Angeles, has just raised $43 million.