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

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.

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.,

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

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

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Technology Rodeo - Federal technologies

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

OCTANE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FORUM

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 -- OCTANE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FORUM. Join us October 29-30 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. See [link] (more

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OCTANE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FORUM

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Monday, October 29, 2018 -- OCTANE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FORUM. Join us October 29-30 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. See [link] (more

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Axonics Modulation Technologies Files For IPO

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Irvine-based Axonics Modulation Technologies has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing that it is hoping to raised up to $86.25M on the Nasdaq Global Market. Axonic Modulation Technologies is led by CEO Raymond W. axonics modulation technologies merger acquisition overactive bladder exit medical device lifescienceThe company has filed to trade as AXNX.

SolarReserve Awarded $2.0M From DOE For Tracking Technology

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Santa Monica-based SolarReserve , a developer of large scale solar thermal power plants and related technology, reported on Thursday that it has received $2.0M Department of Energy (DOE), to go towards solar mirror tracking technology. According to SolarReserve, the funding goes towards next-generation heliostat technology, which is used to keep mirrors used in olar power generation aimed at the sun.

Idealab's Energy Vault Launches Energy Storage Technology

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Energy Vault , a startup created by Pasadena-based startup incubator Idealab , announced this morning that it has launched its utility-scale energy storage technology into commercial availability. Energy Vault's technology--which looks like a wild idea created in Minecraft--uses immense concrete blocks, which store energy from renewable energy, using the same principles of pumping and storing water for energy storage.

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.

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.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Shows Off Capsule Design

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Playa Vista-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , which is one of LA's multiple companies working on next generation, "Hyperloop" style transportation systems, has unveiled a capsule design today in Spain. design ahlborn dirk tech high transport technologies transportation hyperloop

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2018 Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -- 2018 Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival. The Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival (HETF) is an exciting international event bridging the US and China, with expert speakers and panel discussions on trends in entertainment technology, cross-border opportunities, and investments.

Why Technology Alone Won’t Fix Education

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“ Artificial intelligence will transform the education system.” “ Immersive technology will reshape learning forever.” The truth is: technology alone isn’t the answer.

Converge Technology Partners Buys BlueChipTek

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Converge Technology Partners , the IT technology provider which acquired Agoura Hills-based Key Information Systems in April, said this week that it has acquired another company-- BlueChipTek , a technology solutions provider based in Silicon Valley. BlueChipTek is the fifth company acquired by Converge Technology Partners since October of 2017. converge technology partners bluechiptek merger acquisition datacenter consulting rollup

Ophthalmology Technology Summit (OTS)

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Friday, June 29, 2018 -- Ophthalmology Technology Summit (OTS). Orange County is the single most technology-rich epicenter for ophthalmology technology. This year we are excited to announce that Brent Saunders, Allergan CEO, will begin the conference with an open discussion about technology innovation in the Ophthalmic space.

Flo Technologies Launches Pilot In LA

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Los Angeles-based Flo Technologies , which develops technology to help monitor water usage and help prevent water damage in homes, has launched a pilot program in Los Angeles. technologies water usage pilot cleantech conservation ladwp utility

Faraday Future Names Former Tesla Exec As VP Technology, Product

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Los Angeles-based electric car maker Faraday Future has named a new VP to head up its product and technology products, according to the company. According to Faraday Future, it has named Jeff Risher as the company's Vice President of Product, Technology, and IP Strategy. According to Faraday Future, Risher will focus on overall product strategy, advanced technology adoption, and strategic relationships.

Fisker Finds Funding For Battery Technology

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Los Angeles-based Fisker , the new developer of electric vehicle and solid state battery technology which was crated by Fisker Automotive founder's Henrik Fisker, has received a strategic investment from Caterpillar Venture Capital. According to Fisker the funding will go towards the development of its solid state battery technology. saying it would again start designing electric vehicles and EV technology.

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

Broadcom Gets Nod On CA Technologies Acquisition

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Broadcom , which has significant operations in Orange County, said this morning that it has received approval of the company's proposed acquisition of CA Technologies , after the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. Broadcom had announced its intent to acquisition CA Technologies on July 11th. semiconductor electronics hardware software brcm antitrust acquisition merger technologies broadcom

Solekai Systems Merges With Fairway Technologies

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Two, San Diego-based software development and integration companies-- Solekai Systems and Fairway Technologies --said this morning that they have merged into a new company. Fairway had focused on custom software development, business technology integration, and said its expertise has been in such areas as mobile computing, cloud computing, data analytics, AI and machine learning, and open source.

Ordermark Finds $9.5M For Restaurant Ordering Technology

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Canter--whose great grandfather founded LA's Canter's Deli --started developing the technology behind Ordermark after seeing firsthand the chaos generated by online ordering services at Canter's. ordermark venture capital restaurant ordering technology hardware software point sale food hospitalitySanta Monica-based Ordermark , a developer of online ordering management software and systems for the restaurant industry, has raised $9.5M in a Series A funding.

Imbellus Finds $23M For Skills Assessment Technology

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Los Angeles-based Imbellus , which develops skills assessment software which it says helps organizations assess job seekers by how they think, rather than by what they know, has raised $14.5M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Owl Ventures, and also included prior investor Upfront Ventures and Thrive Capital, plus Rethink Education. The company says it has now raised a total of $23M.

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

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.

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

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

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 Technologies becomes Hyperloop One, pulls in $80 million and announces global partners

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The news comes just days after rival hyperloop builder Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced a licensing deal to power its own prototype with magnetic levitation technology. Both Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies) and HTT are based in L.A.

TC Technology Acquired By SSP Innovation

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Carlsbad-based TC Technology , an IT services provider which develops mobile software for the utility market, has been acquired by SSP Innovation , a provider of IT services and software to the electric, gas, and water utilities, the two said on Friday. As part of the funding, Jason Linley, the owner and President of TC Technology, becomes Director of Mobile Product Management for SSP Innovations. technology innovation private equity software geospatial mobile utility