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.

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

CoreLogic Buys a la mode technologies

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Irvine-based CoreLogic , a provider of property information, analytics, and other related services, has acquired a la mode technologies, LLC , a developer of subscription-based software for appraisers. corelogic alamode technologies information analytics services subscription appraisal appraiser

Technology Rodeo - Federal technologies

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

Independent Technology Group Acquired By InterVision Systems

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Westlake Village-based Independent Technology Group , a provider of information technology services, including networking, storage, and security services, has been acquired by Santa Clara, California-based InterVision Systems. independent technology group intervision systems huron capital merger acquisition

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Gears Up Research In France

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Playa Vista-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies --one of several companies looking to develop transportation systems based on Elon Musk's concept of the "Hyperloop"--says it has begun construction on what it says will be a "full-scale" passenger and freight system in Toulouse, France. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is led by CEO Dirk Ahlborn. hyperloop transportation technologies france dirk ahlborn

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

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Eyes Connecting Cleveland, Chicago

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Playa Vista-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the Hyperloop technology developer co-founded by Dirk Ahlborn and Bibop Gresta, said on Thursday that it has signed a study deal to look at routes to connect Cleveland and Chicago with its technology. hyperloop transportation technologies cleveland chicago north onio illionois tube future

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Airspace Technologies Links Into Alexa

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Carlsbad-based Airspace Technologies a provider of technology enabled logistics services and related software, said it has integrated its service with Amazon Alexa. airspace technologies logistics software amazon alexa voice activated shippingAccording to Airspace, the new integration allows users to track, trace, and review their shipments using voice commands on Alexa.

Universal Electronics Buys RCS Technology

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RCS Technology). monitoring home acquisition merger technology electronics universalSanta Ana-based Universal Electronics announced this morning that it has acquired Rancho Cordova-based Residential Control Systems, Inc. RCS is a designer and manufacturer of energy management and control products. Universal Electronics will pay approximately $9M in cash plus earnout over the next five years.

Ring Sued By Skybell Technologies Over Patents

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Santa Monica-based video doorbell developer Ring has been sued by a competitor, Skybell Technologies , in the California Central Court, for patent infringement. 8:18-cv-00014, Skybell Technologies, Inc. ring doorbell skybell technologies patent lawsuit legal usptoAccording to Skybell, Ring violated three of its patents covering dorbell communicaftions systems and methods. The patents are U.S. Patents No 9,055,202; 9,179,109; and 9,179,107. The lawsuit is case No.

Key Information Systems Acquired By Converge Technology Partners

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Agoura Hills-based Key Information Systems , a provider of systems integration, compute, storage, and networking solutions and services, has been acquired by Converge Technology Partners , the two companies announced on Tuesday. Converge Technology Partners is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. information systems converge technology partners merger acquisition international canada keyisit keyinfo

Marlin Equity Backs Elenion Technologies

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity Partners unveiled a new company, Elenion Technologies , focused on silicon photonics. elenion technologies private equity silicon photonics stealth optical hardware venture capitalAccording to Marlin Equity Partners, Elenion has been in existence since 2014, and has been operating in stealth mode.

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Capital Music Group Launches Music, Technology Innovation Center

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capital music group technology incubator accelerator innovation sxsw hackathon content hollywoodCapital Music Group (CMG), which is a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), announced on Tuesday that it is launching a new "innovation center", which will be based in the music company's iconic tower in Hollywood.

Maxwell Technologies Names Sales VP

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San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies , a developer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage systems, has named Olaf Muller as the company's Senior Vice President of Sales. maxwell technologies sales ultracapacitor exeutive vice presidentMuller was most recently at Benteler Automotive. Muller also has served at TRW. The company said Muller has 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. READ MORE>>.

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Qualcomm Teams On 3D Computer Vision Technology

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San Diego-based Qualcomm announced this morning that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies , and Taiwan-based Himax Technologies , are collaborating on a 3D depth sensing camera systems, aimed at use in computer vision. The two said they will use Qualcomm's Spectra technology in addition to wafer optics, sensing, driver, and module integration from Himax. qualcomm depth sensing himax technologies computer vision camera

DTS Acquired By Tessera Technologies For $850M

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Calabasas-based audio technology developer DTS is being acquired by San Jose-based Tessera Technologies , in a deal worth approximately $850M in cash, the companies announced today. Tessera Technologies said the acquisition will boost its 2016 pro forma revenues to approximately $450M, and bring its total number of engineers to over 450. tessera technologies merger acquisition semiconductor surround sound audio video processing

Sonendo Gets $50M For Dental Technology

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The company develops technology used in root canal treatment. atlantic general lifescience technology dental capital venture sonendoLaguna Hills-based Sonendo has received $50M in a growth investment, from private equity investor General Atlantic, Sonendo said this morning. According to Sonendo, the funding round also included existing investors Fjord Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors LLC, Meritech Capital Partners, CVF LLC, and NeoMed.

CALIENT Technologies Launches New Product

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Santa Barbara-based optical switching equipment maker CALIENT Technologies has launched a new, optical switching product into the market, called the CALIENT S320 Optical Circuit Switch. calient technologies mems swtich switching data center datacenter hardwareCALIENT said it has already begun customer trials of the product with government and commercial data center operators. The company said the new switch is aimed at being used as a low latency optical us for data centers.

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

TriTech Technology Rodeo

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NextWave Ventures Backs New AI Startup, Apical Technology

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Carlsbad-based NextWave Ventures , a venture capital investor which focuses on commercializing early stage technology, said it has launched a new artificial intelligence start, Apical Technology. Size of the investment in Apical Technology was not announced. According to NextWave, Apical Technology is developing a software platform which uses AI for equities trading. nextwave ventures apical technology fintech artificial intelligence

Agilon Health Aims At Healthcare Technology

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Long Beach-based Agilon Health/ said it has created a new healthcare services and technology company this morning, which it says will focus on creating "next generation value-based care delivery systems". agilon health healthcare technology services medical aetna spinout venture capital

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Starts Passenger Capsule Development

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Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), one of three companies working on the Hyperloop concept in Los Angeles, announced this morning that it is beginning development of a full-scale, passenger capsule for its Hyperloop systems. The capsule will be developed in conjunction with technology partner Carbures S.A., aerospace transportation development capsule passenger technologies hyperloop

NuVasive Buys Ellipse Technologies

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San Diego-based medical device maker NuVasive said late Monday that it is acquiring Aliso Viejo-based skeletal deformity treatment provider Ellipse Technologies , in a deal worth $380M in cash plus up to $30M in earn out. nuvasive ellipse technologies merger acquisition skeletal deformity medical devices lifescience

Airgain Links With Formula 1's McLaren Technology Group

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San Diego-based wireless technology developer Airgain and Formula 1 team McLaren Technology Group said today that the two are in a multi-year partnership, where the two will work on on-car and off-car wireless technology. According to the two, Airgain will use its expertise in high performance antenna systems towards technology advancement in the automotive sector. automotive auto partnership group technology mclaren formula1 airgain

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.

IEEE Technology Time Machine

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 -- The IEEE Technology Time Machine (TTM) is IEEE’s flagship symposium on future technology directions. Building upon IEEE’s major technology initiatives, TTM 2016 will bring together high level renowned experts from research and industry to provide an overview of these technologies and explore how they may be leveraged towards “making the future” through their research, products and services.

JenaValve Technology Names VP

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jenavalve technology executive regulatory affairs endologix biotech lifescience heart cardiac valve medical deviceIrvine-based heart valve developer JenaValve said Thursday that it has named a new executive, appointing Janet M. Fauls as the company's new Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Fauls was most recently Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs for Endologix.

Microsemi Acquired By Microchip Technology For $8.35 Billion

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Aliso Viejo-based semiconductor maker Microsemi is being acquired by fellow chip maker Microchip Technology , in a deal worth a massive, $8.35 microsemi microchip technology merger acquisition semiconductor chipbillion, the two said on Thursday. According to the two, Microchip will pay $68.78 per share in cash for Microsemi, in a deal which will have a total enterprise value of about $10.15 billion after accounting for Microsemi's cash and investments, net of debt.

Oaktree Capital Invests In Shoals Technologies Group

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Oaktree Capital Management has made an investment in Shoals Technologies Group , a developer of junction boxes, wiring, and monitoring products for the solar electrical industry. According to Shoals Technologies Group, the funding came from Oaktree's Power Opportunities group. shoals technology group solar hardware photovoltaic private equity

Maxwell Technologies Reaches Board Deal With Investor

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San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies , the technology developer which is now focused on ultracapacitor energy storage technology, said it has reached a deal with investor Viex Capital Advisors, LLC, to appoint a board member. advisors capital viex investor active ultracapacitor semiconductor electronics technologies maxwell

Technology Advisor

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In my post, Technology Roles in Startups , I described some of the different ways I engage with startup companies such as CTO Founder , CTO , Part-Time CTO , Acting CTO , Consultant, Advisor and Advisory Board Member. I thought it was worth capturing a bit more about Advisory Roles, Advisory Boards and particularly Technology-Oriented Advisors – who are often thought of a bit different when it comes to those roles. And don’t confuse having a CTO with getting an Technology Advisor.