Intellisense Systems Weather Sensor In Evaluation In Torrance

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Torrance-based Intellisense Systems , a startup which is developing portable, 3lb micro-weather sensors to provide real time weather information, says it has signed up the City of Torrance Office of Emergency Services to evaluate its flood detection system and advanced weather sensor products. intellisense systems weather sensor torrance hardware flood

Silicon Beach Report June 19: Torrance Company Contracted by Homeland Security

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Torrance company contracted by Homeland Security; Quest International expands in Europe; Scratchpay gets $6.4M in series A funding

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

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

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

Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S.

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Earlier this year, in a small, grey-walled storefront inside a very large mall in Torrance, Calif. With virtual reality arcades like Survios’ in Torrance operating on one level and more highly immersive experiences like The Void and Baobab Studios operating on another.

Phenomenex Acquired By Danaher

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Torrance-based Phenomenex , a manufacturer and distributor of consumables for the life sciences market, said today that it has been acquired by Danaher Corporation. Phenomenex will remain in Torrance, and continue operating under its current brand, personnel, and site locations. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Phenomenex has more than 700 employees and sells a broad line of consumables used in the liquid and gas chromatography market.

Digital LA - Oktoberfest @ Alpine Village

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Join us in celebrating Oktoberfest at Alpine Village, the authentic village and beer garden in Torrance which hosts the biggest Oktoberfest in SoCal. Sunday, October 21, 2012 -- Digital LA - Oktoberfest @ Alpine Village. See [link].

ISSC Acquired By Microchip Technology

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ISSC Technologies Corporation , a Taiwanese Bluetooth technology developer which has operations in Torrance, California, has been acquired by semiconductor and microcontroller company Microchip Technology , the two announced today. in cash for ISSC, which has customer service and research activities in Torrance, in addition to headquarters in Taiwan and other facilities in Shenzhen, China.

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.

Sysrepublic Acquired By Appriss

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Torrance-based Sysrepublic , a developer of analytics software used by retailers to reduce shrinkage and returns fraud, has been acquired by Kentucky-based Appriss. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Appriss said it will merge Sysrepublic into its retail division, The Retail Equation, focused on retail exception-based reporting and return fraud solutions. READ MORE>>. sysrepubic appriss merger acquisition software retail retailer shrinkage analytics

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.

Phenomenex Acquires Micron Analitica

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Torrance-based a href="[link] , a developer of analytical chemistry products, said Tuesday that it has acquired its Spanish distribution partner, Micron Analytica S.A. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Phenomenex said that Carloz Perez, the founder of Micron Analitica S.A., has become Director General of Phenomenex Spain as part of the deal. Phenomenex develops products for the analytical chemistry market. READ MORE>>.

Phyn Names Bizdev Head

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Torrance-based Phyn , a startup which is bringing a high tech, whole home water usage and monitoring system to market, is announcing today that it has named Mariel Devesa as Global Head of Business Development. Devesa was most previously Head of Innovation at Farmers Insurance, where Phyn said she oversaw the development of business relationships, product and offering implementations.

Pelican Products Names Division President

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Torrance-based Pelican Products has named a new division president, saying that it has appointed Dave Williams as President of Pelican BioThermal Division, the company''s temperature controlled packaging products division. Williams replaces Tom Anderson. Williams was most recently VP of Strategic Initiatives for Pelican, and previously had served as VP of Capital and Engineering at Technicolor. He also had been at Nimbus.

Abalta Technologies Looks To Link Smartphones, Connected Cars

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Torrance-based Abalta Technologies , which develops software for the automobile industry, said this week that it has launched a new product which helps sync smartphone driving apps with any connected car.

DocMagic Buys eSignSystems

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Torrance-based DocMagic , which develops loan document preparation and compliance software, said Thursday that it has acquired eSignSystems , a provider of electronic signature products, from Wave Systems Corp. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, DocMagic said it is bringing on the entire management team of eSignSystems to the company. Both companies serve the mortgage industry. READ MORE>>.

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.

Pelican Products Buys Minnesota Thermal Science

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Torrance-based Pelican Products , the manufacturer of protective cases, flashlights and portable lighting systems, and other products, has acquired Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS) , a developer of temperature controlled packaging solutions. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Pelican said that MTS will merge with its existing BioPharma division, and help bolster its products for the pharmaceutical and life science industries. READ MORE>>.

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

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

Phyn Taps Into $10M More For AI-Powered Plumbing Monitoring Device

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Torrance-based Phyn , the developer of the remarkably advanced water monitoring technology spun out of Belkin, said today that it has raised another $10M in funding, from current investor Uponor. According to Phyn, the new investment will go towards market penetration and to scale the company's operations. Phyn has developed technology which allows for monitoring of the water usage of an entire house, from only a single connection to the main water line of a house.

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

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

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

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>>.

Toyota: Old Camry Hybrid Batteries Being Used To Power Yellowstone

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operations out of Torrance, said today that old batteries used in the Toyota Camry Hybrid are being used to power the solar energy systems at a locatiion in Yellowstone. Toyota , which runs its U.S. Toyota said that those old battery packs--which are still usable for energy storage even after being removed from vehicles--are being used at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus, in a system which has just come online.

Bullet Proof iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S 5? Ask Pelican

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Cell phone cases seem to be a dime a dozen nowadays, however, a new set of cases Friday by Torrance-based Pelican Products are worth mentioning. Pelican--known for their lineup of very tough, protective cases used by police, fire, military, and outdoor enthusiasts--said it has launched a set of rugged phone cases for the Apple iPhone 5/5S and Samsung Galaxy S 5. The new cases will be sold through AT&T''s retail stores and through AT&T''s online site.

PC Mall Services Names President

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Torrance-based PC Mall , the catalog marketer of technology products, said earlier this week that it has named Greg Richey as President of its PC Mall Services subsidiary. Richey will lead the firm's professional services and technical solution support programs. Richey was most recently President of ProConnection, PC Connection's services and solutions group, and also has been a technology reseller, in addition to serving at Avnet and Amherst Technologies.

Faraday Future Sued By Faraday Bicycles In Trademark Suit, Adding To Legal Woes

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Faraday Future, the electric car company, is already busy in the court system, with a lawsuit against it by former partner Aecom alleging unpaid bills, another lawsuit (now dismissed) by test seat manufacturer Futuris, a lawsuit by landlord Beim Maple Properties alleging it has missed payments for its warehouse in Torrance, and even a lawsuit by a visual effects firm over lack of payment for creating the company's splashy presentation for its launch of its FF91 vehicle.

South Bay Tech Group Happy Hour

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Join us for a very casual free networking group for technology entrepreneurs and executives who live and/or work in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Palos Verdes area. Thursday, December 17, 2009 -- South Bay Tech Group Happy Hour. Strengthen your "Starbucks network" close to home by getting to know neighbors who are involved in the technology and media industry in the South Bay.

South Bay Tech Group Happy Hour

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Join us for a very casual free networking group for technology entrepreneurs and executives who live and/or work in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Palos Verdes area. Thursday, November 19, 2009 -- South Bay Tech Group Happy Hour. Strengthen your "Starbucks network" close to home by getting to know neighbors who are involved in the technology and media industry in the South Bay.