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Miso Robotics Hires COO to Help Expand Restaurant Installations

Miso Robotics, a maker of burger-flipping robotic arms, announced it has appointed former Yahoo executive Melissa Burghardt as its chief operating officer.

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 12: Miso Robotics Hires COO to Help Expand Restaurant Installations

Miso Robotics hires COO to help expand restaurant installations; NASA sees equivalent risk of launching used SpaceX rocket booster; and satellite data analysis startup Slingshot Aerospace raised $3.25 million.

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 11: Soylent Founder to Step Down from CEO Role

Soylent founder to step down from CEO role; Snapchat is trying to make inroads with advertisers in China; and SpaceX to launch used booster and spacecraft.

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 8: Snapchat Gets Up To $1 Million a Day for Branded Augmented Reality

Snapchat gets up to $1 million a day for branded augmented reality; K1 invests $200 million in SecureAuth; and Disney adds tech execs to board.

Silicon Beach Dec. 7: Fandom Site Movie Pilot Acquired by France’s Webedia Digital Media Group

Fandom site Movie Pilot acquired by France’s Webedia Digital Media Group, LAPD warns drivers navigation apps may steer towards fires and Boeing CEO Says ‘We will beat SpaceX to Mars.’

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 6: CrossCut Ventures Raises $125 Million

CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million, Prevoty secures $13 million in Series B round led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity and would Disney, with control of Hulu and Fox Studios, have formula for a Netflix killer?

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 5: Hyperloop One Co-Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar Takes Leave of Absence

Hyperloop One Co-Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar takes leave of absence, Ziff Davis to close Mashable acquisition for $50 million and lay off 50 people and Relativity Space aims to 3-D print entire launch vehicles.

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 1: Faraday Future’s Chief Designer, Richard Kim, Resigns

Early executive and chief designer at Faraday Future, Richard Kim, resigns; Disney sues Redbox over movie download codes; and Tinder’s artificial intelligence feature suggests who to ‘Super Like.’

High-End Drone Tech Finds Way

How domestic drone makers can fly above offshore competitors.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 30: Boring Co. Proposes 150 mph “Loop” for Chicago

Boring Co. proposes 150 mph “Loop” for Chicago, party planning website Enjoius raises $1.4 million and Surf Air to accept Bitcoin for payment.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 29: Proofpoint to Acquire Secure Browser Developer Weblife for $66 Million

Proofpoint to acquire secure browser developer Weblife for $66 million, SpaceX will fly cargo to the Space Station on a used Falcon 9 Rocket and Evan Spiegel explains why Snapchat is separating social from media in redesign.

Proofpoint to Acquire Secure Browser Developer Weblife for $66 Million

Proofpoint announced Wednesday plans to acquire anonymous web browser developer Weblife of Hollywood for $66 million.

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Silicon Beach Nov. 28: Falcon Heavy Launch Date Slips into Next Year

Falcon Heavy launch date slips into next year, Great Hill Partners commits up to $75 million to Reliam and RYOT Studio announces cast for Hulu virtual reality comedy.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 27: Snapchat Launches Augmented Reality Product Placement

Snapchat launches augmented reality product placement; Hulu exec departs to launch virtual reality investment fund and human beats NASA’s JPL artificial-intelligent controlled drone in race.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 24: Sensor System Has Raytheon Seeing Green

Raytheon's New Sensor Array; Snap's Latest Approach on Immersive; Black Eyed Peas Add AR for Graphic Novel