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Software, Hardware by Apium Controls Submarine, Aircraft Swarms

Group EffortApium hopes to gang up on the drone industry with its swarm software and hardware.

By Garrett Reim March 24, 2017 midnight   Share

Silicon Beach Report March 27: Faraday Future Cancels Plans to Build Assembly Factory in California

Faraday Future cancels plans to build assembly factory in California, Snap Inc. stock jumps after underwriters give company ‘buy’ rating, and Nasdaq threatens to drop Global Eagle over delayed SEC filing.

Silicon Beach Report March 24: SpaceX Plans to Relaunch Used Falcon 9 Rocket Next Week

SpaceX plans to relaunch used rocket next week, Black Tux to open showrooms in six Nordstrom stores, and Lions Gate has ‘helluva good day’ with Power Rangers video game launch.

Hiring Service Offers Insider’s Edge to Job Seekers

EMPLOYMENT: Network of Purple Squirrel works to link current staffers, candidates.

The perfect job candidate is so hard to find that the human resources industry has a term for the rare specimen: a purple squirrel.

Silicon Beach Report March 23: FreedomPop Launches Free Family Cell Phone Plan

FreedomPop launches free family cellphone plan, Oaktree sells stake in tronc back to company, and Jam City eyes late 2017 or early 2018 IPO.

Silicon Beach Report March 22: Job-Hunting Advice Network Raises $2.7M

Job hunting advice network raises $2.7 million, content management service Edlio acquires app Sangha, and entertainment content startup Pocketwatch raises $6 million.

Silicon Beach Report March 21: Hootsuite Acquires Snapchat Analytics Tool from Naritiv

Hootsuite acquires Snapchat analytics tool from Naritiv, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies begins construction on pod, and FilmOn loses cable broadcasting appeal.

Silicon Beach Report March 20: SpaceX Studying Mars Mission Landing Sites

SpaceX studying Mars mission landing sites, Snap Inc. gets first buy rating from Wall Street firm, and Two Bit Circus develops VR and motion simulator.

Silicon Beach Report March 17: Kite Pharma Names UCLA Researcher to Board

Kite Pharma names UCLA researcher to board of directors, Embark Ventures looks to raise $50 million venture capital fund.

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Robot Gears Up as Cook

MANUFACTURING: Chain CaliBurger beefs up burger service with Miso’s ‘Flippy.’

Miso’s patty-cooking robotic arm, “Flippy,” is giving CaliBurger a hand in the kitchen.

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Celebrities Become Well-Known as Tech Funders

INVESTMENT: Some firms take shine to helping startups connect with stars’ money.

Firms have grown familiar in helping celebrities put their money on the next rising-star startup.

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Hyperloop Firm Makes Tracks to Crowdsourcing

TECHNOLOGY: Equity-paid workers recruited by venture to speed system to market.

Hyperloop Transportation looks to get moving with equity-paid, crowdsourced workers.

Silicon Beach Report March 16: Honest Co.’s CEO Brian Lee Steps Down

Honest Co.’s CEO Brian Lee steps down, venture capital firm Blockchain Capital plans to raise funds by selling digital currency, and SpaceX successfully launches EchoStar satellite.

Silicon Beach Report March 15: ServiceTitan Raises $80 Million

ServiceTitan raises $80 million, ProducePay raises $77 million in debt and equity, and Soylent signs lease on 29,000-square-foot property.

ServiceTitan Raises $80 Million in Series B Funding

ServiceTitan, a Glendale-based provider of business software for home service businesses, announced Wednesday it closed an $80 million Series B funding round.