Thu.Mar 04, 2021

Do you really want to be the first to market?

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My stories of missing the context of the times. Over the years, as I managed my several computer companies as CEO or executive chairman, I made the decision to go to market with a brand-new product that had never before been exposed to my customer’s marketplace.

Red 6 Bolsters Advisors With Former Air Force Assistant Secretary

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Santa Monica-based augmented reality, air combat training technology developer Red 6 said on Thursday that it has added Dr. Will Roper, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L). Red 6 said Roper was responsible software, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital engineering, and initiated high-tech programs for hypersonic weapons, autonomous drones, advanced satellites and rockets, and a militarized Internet of Things (IoT).

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Clean Energy In $400M Joint Venture With Total SE

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Newport Beach-based renewable natural gas producer Clean Energy Fuels, which produces natural gas from methane captured from decomposing organic waste, says it is in a $400M joint venture with energy giant Total SE. According to the companies, they are in a 50/50 joint venture to develop carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities in the United States, as well as credit support to build additional downstream RNG fueling infrastructure.

SpaceX Launches, Lands SN10 Starship, Which Later Explodes

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX had another launch and landing test of its Starship spacecraft, successfully launching and landing the SN10 Starship--which then spectacularly exploded on the launch pad. The Starship is the latest prototype of the space vehicle to be destroyed in testing, as SpaceX has been moving towards launching the extremely large spacecraft into space.

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

Fanatics Adds Magic Johnson To Board

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Los Angeles-based tech-focused, sports merchandise company Fanatics said on Wednesday that it has added Earvin "Magic" Johnson to its board of directors. Johnson--best known for his basketball--currently is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment firm. He's a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and holds ownership stakes in the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Football Club, and eSports franchise Team Liquid.

Amgen Acquires Five Prime Therapeutics For $1.9 Billion

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