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

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

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

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

Intellisense Spins Out Of Physical Optics Corporation

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Torrance-based Physical Optics Corporation (POC), a military, defense, and security integrator, said this morning that it has spun off a new company called Intellisense Systems, Inc. According to POC, Intellisense Systems will also be based in Torrance, and will employ 83 people, with $24M in revenues. intellisense physical optics corporation weather sensor forecast military torrance

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

Intellisense Systems Wins $4.89M USAF Contract

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Torrance-based weather sensor developer Intellisense Systems said this morning that it has been awarded a $4.89M contract from the U.S. Air Force, for the company's compact "Micro Weather Sensor" product. The company said its unattended, 3.5 pound sensor is being deployed by the USAF and Department of Defense for real-time situational awareness. The company said the sensor was originally developed for the U.S. Special Operations Command. Intellisense Systems, Inc.

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.

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.

Pelican Products Names Consumer Marketing Chief

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Torrance-based Pelican Products said on Monday that it has named Jennifer Lim as its Director of Marketing for its Consumer Division. Pelican, best known for its protective cases, develops a range of products for the huntin and fishing, adventure, personal electronics, photography, and other markets. Lim has previously worked at Hyundai, Harmon/Karon, and Beats by Dr. Dre. Pelican says that Lim will be based out of its Long Beach office.

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

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>>.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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

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 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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>>.

LiveOffice Adds SharePoint Archiving

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , a provider of email archiving services, said today that it has added Microsoft SharePoint archiving to its slate of offerings. LiveOffice said it will offer the new service for a flat monthly price, including unlimited storage of documents, and also integrate those SharePoint archives into its legal discovery and compliance offerings. The firm did not disclose pricing, but said it would be priced per user, per month. READ MORE>>.

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.

Active Storage Raises $1.2M

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Torrance-based storage developer Active Storage , which develops Mac- and media-oriented storage arrays, has raised $1.2M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Details of the funding--which looks to be a convertible debt round--were not announced by the company. The firm's investors include Valhalla Partners.