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NASA Nominee Bodes Well For Entrepreneurs

Jim Bridenstine’s approach to space program may light fire under local businesses.President Donald Trump’s nomination of Jim Bridenstine, a U.S. representative from Oklahoma, as the next administrator of NASA could bring a wave of business to Southern California aerospace companies.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 19: Snapchat Has Bigger Share of New Users in U.S., but Instagram Is Closing the Gap

Snapchat has bigger share of new users in U.S., but Instagram is closing the gap, SpaceX files paper for ‘Starlink’ constellation and Herb Scannell tapped as CEO of Mitu.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 18: Sixgill Raises $27.9 Million

Sixgill raises $27.9 million, Northrop Grumman to acquire Orbital ATK for $7.8 billion and Snapchat removes Al Jazeera channel from Saudi Arabia.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 15: StartEngine Plans to Raise Money Through Crowdfunding

StartEngine plans to raise money through crowdfunding, Pelican Products unveils iPhone 8 and iPhone X cases and Snapchat expands Emmy Awards coverage under three-year deal.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 14: Hulu Content Spending to Hit $2.5 Billion in 2017

Hulu content spending to hit $2.5 billion in 2017, SpaceX reveals rocket landing blooper reel and Snapchat launches Bitmoji augmented reality feature.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 13: AeroVironment Antennae Extends Range of Drones

AeroVironment antennae extends range of drones, JibJab launches camera sticker app and personalized cartoons with NFL and Happy Returns raises $4 million.

County Looks to Lead on Amazon Headquarters Proposal

The Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. and L.A. County Board Chair Mark Ridley-Thomas want the county to spearhead regional efforts to attract Seattle-based Amazon Inc.’s second headquarters, according to a letter obtained Tuesday by the Business Journal.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 12: Belkin Unveils Wireless Charging Pad For iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Belkin unveils wireless charging pad for iPhone 8 and iPhone X, The Africa Channel sets launch of subscription VOD service and SpaceX assessing if any damage was done to its Florida launch facility.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 11: Elon Musk Reveals Complete SpaceX Spacesuit

Elon Musk reveals complete SpaceX spacesuit, The Guardian leaves Rubicon Project for OpenX and Wolfcom introduces new police camera.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 8: Facebook Willing to Spend Up to $1 Billion on Content

Facebook willing to spend up to $1 billion on content, Snapchat to add college newspapers to Discover channel, and Virgin Galactic nears powered test flights of tourist Spaceship.

X Prize Marks $30 Million Spot on Moon

AEROSPACE: Competition launched private-sector push.

X Prize Foundation contest asks participants to get rolling on a robotic moon rover.

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Sales Technology Firm Rings Up More Business

Appetize expands list of convention centers using its flexible software systems.

Playa Vista point-of-sale technology company Appetize Technologies Inc. is expanding its convention center business.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 7: Activision Blizzard to Open Burbank E-Sports Arena

Activision Blizzard to open Burbank e-sports arena, SpaceX launches mysterious Air Force space plane ahead of Hurricane Irma and Maestro raises $3 Million.

Activision Blizzard to Open Burbank E-Sports Arena

Activision Blizzard of Santa Monica plans to open an e-sports arena in Burbank to play host to a variety of video game tournaments including the Overwatch Contenders Playoffs and Hearthstone Championship Tour in October, the company said Thursday.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 6: Otoy Plans to Raise $134 Million via Digital Token Sale

Otoy plans to raise $134 million via digital token sale, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies signs memorandum for system in India and SpaceX poised to launch Air Force X-37B before hurricane hits.