Silicon Beach Report Sept. 27: WndrCo Invests $30 Million in The Infatuation Inc.

WndrCo invests $30 million in restaurant platform; Soon-Shiong distributes Zinc batteries to Africa and Asia; Kovacs named new LAVA president.

Los Angeles Convention Center Installs Permanent 5G Network

The Los Angeles Convention Center just added 5G capabilities to its growing list of offerings designed to draw business to downtown.

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Local Energy Firm Executive Forms Project Financing Company

The chief executive of Arensis Corp., a downtown provider of micro waste-to-energy systems, has formed a separate project financing company that will use blockchain and smart-meter technology to better target potential customers, Arensis announced Sept. 25.

Audax Group Buys Controlling Interest in Acuant

Boston-based private equity firm Audax Group Inc. bought a controlling interest in Culver City-based identification verification software developer Acuant Inc. in a deal finalized Sept. 24.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 25: ATTN: Raises $15 Million

$15 million for Hollywood digital media firm; Amazon and Snap ink deal for barcode scanning; Tinder testing new controls for women.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 24: Hulu Becomes First Echo Show Live Stream

Hulu to broadcast on Amazon Echo Show; FabFitFun starts live programming on Facebook; Geldmacher and Ricca join Scopely

Game Maker Scopely Adds Two

Scopely Inc., the Culver City mobile game developer behind titles such as “Walking Dead: Road to Survival” and “WWE Champions” is expanding its corporate development and communications divisions.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 21: Not Impossible Labs, Avnet Team Up for Wearable Health Tech

Not Impossible Labs and Avnet developing wearable device to help people with motor-related health issues; Hulu redesigns for the computer screen and mouse; new CEO at X1 Discovery

Associated Press Goes Hi-Fi

Technology: Will bring news to music streaming services

Associated Press has found a way to add listeners: partner with Super Hi-Fi to embed news stories between streamed songs.


Newest addition to billionaire Soon-Shiong’s list of honorifics

E-sports has caught the eye, and dollars, of bioscience billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 20: Miso’s Fried Chicken Robot to Remain at Dodger Stadium

“Flippy” the robot will work at Dodger Stadium through end of season; Ring previews new hardware; WME invests in Panopoly Media

Associated Press Collaborates With Super Hi-Fi to Produce Streaming Newscasts

Fans of the Associated Press’ daily global news headlines will soon have a new way to keep up with them, thanks to a partnership with Westwood-based audio artificial intelligence firm Super Hi-Fi announced Sept. 19.

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Miso Robotics' Robot Chef Continues Work at Dodger Stadium

A Pasadena robotics and artificial intelligence outfit that’s been using a robot to fry chicken tenders at Dodger Stadium just gave the bots an upgrade to include the frying skill.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 19: Riot Games Inks Mastercard Deal

Mastercard to sponsor “League of Legends;” Newegg customer information hacked; March Capital Partners raises $13.6 million for ioTium

WaveOptics Expands Into Southern California

United Kingdom-based augmented reality firm WaveOptics Ltd. announced Sept. 17 it will open its first United States operation headquarters in Manhattan Beach.