Torrance Memorial Breached In Phishing Incident

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Torrance Memorial Medical Center said this morning that it has had an email security incident, which has allowed access to two email accounts containing sensitive personal information including names, dates of birth, address information, telephone numbers, medical record numbers, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, and other clinical/diagnostic information for patients. torrance memorial hospital security cybersecurity breach phishing

Toyota Plans Artificial Intelligence Push

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Auto maker Toyota , which is headquartered in Torrance, says this morning that it is announcing how it plans to leverage artificial intelligence research in its next generation vehicles. toyota torrance artificial intelligene next generation vehicle

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LivingSocial Shuts Torrance Facility, Cuts 400

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In a major Los Angeles area layoff, daily deals and offers service LivingSocial is closing a sales facility in Torrance, and cutting 400 employees throughout the company, as part of a restructuring. LivingSocial did not say how many employees cut were specifically in Torrance, but said the move cuts the company''s total workforce by approximately 20 percent. livingsocial torrance layoff jobs employment daily deals restructuring marketing

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 10: Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth at Least $90 Million

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Overwatch League-Twitch deal worth at least $90 million; artificial intelligence startup Oben raises $10 million; and Survios to open virtual-reality arcade in Torrance

Verengo Solar Sells Assets In Bankruptcy Sale

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Torrance-based residential solar installer Verengo Solar announced late Friday that it has sold substantially all of its assets to Crius Solar Fulfillment LLC , which is a subsidiary of Crius Energy Corporation. Financial details of the sale were not announced. Crius Energy Corporation is a provider of electricity, natural gas and solar products to residential and commercial customers.

LiveOffice Names CFO

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , the provider of cloud-based email archiving and compliance services, said today that it has named Matt Hardy as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. Hardy has previously served at Digital Insight and Credit Suisse, among other companies. LiveOffice is headed by Nick Mehta, and backed by private equity firm Summit Partners. READ MORE>>. liveoffice executive email archiving software compliance

Flipswap Acquired By eRecyclingCorps

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Torrance-based Flipswap , which operates a consumer electronics buyback program, has been acquired by Texas-based eRecyclingCorps , the firms said today.

Active Storage Names Engineering VP

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Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage systems aimed at the Apple and creative industry, said this morning that it has named Venkat Ramakrishnan as its new Vice President of Engineering. Ramakrishnan was most recently at Promise Technology, and also has served at Cisco and IBM.

PixelFish Nabs $4M For Online Video Ads

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Torrance-based PixelFish , which provides online video marketing products to local businesses, announced Thursday that it has raised $4M in a funding round. The round was led by Bullpen Capital, and also included Floodgate, Mack Capital, Tomorrow Ventures, 500 Startups, and Western Tech. The firm is headed by John McIntyre. PixelFish said the funding will go towards sales, marketing, and technology.

LiveOffice Acquired For $115M By Symantec

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , the provider of online, cloud-based email archiving services led by Nick Mehta, has been acquired by Symantec , in a deal worth $115M. Symantec said the acquisition would extend its intelligence information governance offering. LiveOffice was venture backed by Summit Partners. The firm offered up online, cloud-based archiving and retrieval of emails for corporations. READ MORE>>. liveoffice enterprise cloud archiving symantec merger acquisition

LiveOffice Names COO

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , which provides cloud-based email archiving and compliance software, announced today that it has named Jeffrey W. Hausman as its Chief Operating Officer. Hausman was most recently at HP, where he was leading the firm's HP StorageWorks Nearline organization. Hausman has also served at Symantec, Veritas, and Booz & Co. READ MORE>>. liveoffice email archiving software compliance executive veritas symantec

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PC Mall Opens Daily Deals Site

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Torrance-based PC Mall , the IT solutions provider and catalog retailer, said today that it has officially opened up its OnSale daily deals business.

Faraday Future Signs Lease on Central Valley Manufacturing Facility

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Torrance-based electric car maker Faraday Future has inked a deal on a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Central Valley, the company announced Monday

SpaceX Delays Launch

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Torrance-based SpaceX , the commercial rocket firm run by Elon Musk, has delayed its February launch flight to the International Space Station. According to the firm, the move comes as it addresses engineering tests on the firm's Dragon capsule. A new launch date has not been set.

Swagbucks Rewards $15M in Prizes, Sees $25M In Revenues This Year

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Torrance-based Swagbucks.com , an online site which allows users to earn virtual currency or other rewards from taking actions online, has now given away $15M in prizes since its launch in 2008. The site--which is headed by Scott Dudelson--also said it is on track to have $25M in revenues this year.

Active Storage Names New CEO

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Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops storage devices aimed at the Mac and broadcast media market, said today that it has named Steve Rizzone as its Chief Executive Officer. The firm said that Rizzone succeeds Alex Grossman, who will be focusing on product aspects of the firm. Rizzone has previously served as CEO of IP3 Networks, Communicado, Ortel, and NetVantage, among other firms. READ MORE>>. active storage data executive devices multimedia broadcast

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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Josef Gorowitz , Swagbucks (Torrance, online marketing/rewards). We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem.

LiveOffice Connects Into Salesforce.com

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , the developer of cloud-based email archiving and compliance services, reported today that it has connected its product with Salesforce.com. LiveOffice said it has announced a new, LiveOffice Outlook Email Connector, which allows users to view email, attachments, and Chatter posts within Salesforce.com. The new connector is currently free to LiveOffice users.

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Intelligent Optical Systems Gets SBIR Grant

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Torrance-based Intelligent Optical Systems , a developer of optical fiber sensors, has scored a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA said this week, to help support the firm's research to help protect groundwater resources.

LiveOffice In Migration Effort With Microsoft

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , the provider on cloud-based email archiving services which is headed by Nick Mehta, reported today that it has announced a special email migration program for users of Microsoft Exchange Hosted Archive. LiveOffice said its new EHA Fast Pass migration program was developed in collaboration with Microsoft, to help transition select Microsoft Exchange Hosted Archive (EHA) customers to LiveOffice.

SBA Recognizes SoCal Firms

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Aerius Photonics in Ventura; Opto-Knowledge Systems of Torrance, Space Micro, Inc. The U.S. Small Business Administration honored a number of local small businesses and individuals at the White House today, who are participants in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR is a funding program which provides research and development dollars to small businesses and startups. Firms recognized by the SBA with the Tibbets Award included.

Pixoto Raises Seed Funding For Photo Site

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Kiefer was the founder of Torrance-based Pictage, an online photo site which helps wedding photographers and other professionals market their photos. Pixoto , a new startup focused on sharing and voting on photographic images which is headed by former Pictage founder Jason Kiefer, has just scored a seed funding worth $360,000, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. The firm's founders are Jason Kiefer, Justin Kifer, and Scott Murphy.

Liveoffice Ports To New Language: Klingon

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , the cloud-based email archiving and compliance service, has ported its user interface into an interesting language--the fictional Klingon language from Star Trek. According to LiveOffice today, users of the software can now view its interface in Klingon when they want to access their email archives.

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Active Storage Raises $7.0M More

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Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage products for the Apple Macintosh, has raised $7.0M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday. Source of the new funding was not announced by the company, however, the firm's board continues to include representatives from Mission Ventures and Valhalla Partners. READ MORE>>. data raid apple capital venture storage active

PC Mall Expands Into Deals Of The Day

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Torrance-based PC Mall , the IT solutions provider and retailer, said Tuesday that it has entered into the "Deal of the Day" market via its OnSale subsidiary.

LiveOffice Wins Financial Services Firm

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , the provider of cloud-based email archiving services, reported this morning that it has signed American Portfolios Financial Services as a customer. LiveOffice said the win includes implementation of its products across 300-plus branches at the independent broker-dealer. Financial terms of the win were not announced. LiveOffice is backed by Summit Partners and headed by Nick Mehta. READ MORE>>. liveoffice email archiving software saas cloud

Active Storage Adds Exec

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Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops data storage products for the Apple and other markets, said Wednesday that it has named Jeff Lowe as Senior Director of Strategic Market Development. Lowe is the former managing director for Media & Broadcast Technology at NASCAR Media Group. Lowe also previously was at Apple for nearly a decade. Active Storage is led by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Satish Varma, Clorder

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For our startup interview this morning, we caught up with Satish Varma , co-founder of Torrance-based Clorder (www.clorder.com), which is developing restaurant ordering software.

Pelican Products Buys UK Company

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Torrance-based Pelican Products , which is best known for its protective cases and flashlights and other lighting systems, said late Monday that it has acquired UK-based Cool Logistics , a developer of temperature controlled packaging products. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. According to Pelican Products, it will merge Cool Logistics with its previously acquired Minnesota Thermal Science brand, which is part of its biopharmaceuticals division.

LiveOffice Claims Revenue Growth

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , the cloud-based email archiving and compliance software firm headed by Nick Mehta, is claiming another record quarter. The privately held firm, which did not disclose actual financials, claimed it had 111 percent sales growth, year-over-year, from first quarter of 2010. The firm said Q1 was another consecutive quarter of record revenue for the company. LiveOffice attributed the growth to its growing global partner program.

LiveOffice Adds Review Features

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , the developer of cloud-based email archiving, compliance, discovery, and backup services, reported this morning that it has rolled out a new feature for message review by customers. The firm said the new Focus View feature helps minimize email overload for customers such as financial services firms, who use the software to ensure they are meeting regulatory requirements.

PC Mall Buys eCOST.com

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Torrance-based PC Mall said today that it has acquired the assets of eCOST.com , an online electronics retailer, from PFSWeb , in a deal worth $2.3M. According to PC Mall, it will continue to operate eCOST.com as an online marketplace for computers, networking equipment, electronics, entertainment, and other products.

Pelican Rolls Out New iPhone Case Line

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Torrance-based Pelican , the manufacturer of high end protective cases, has rolled out its line of cases for Apple's new iPhone models. According to Pelican, it has rolled out a full line of cases, including the Voyager, Adventurer, Protector, Ambassador, Interceptor, as well as Pelican Shield for the iPhone X. The company's Pelican Shield for the iPhone X includes 5 layers of protection, including a layer of "military grade" Kevlar. Pelican is owned by private equity firm Behrman Capital.