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Garrett Reim

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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.

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.

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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.

Report Lags Reality as Aerospace Sector Shifts

2014-2016 snapshot shows decline in jobs; economist takes broader view

Recent declines in aerospace employment in Los Angeles County could be offset in coming years by growth at innovative startups as well as legacy aerospace firms.

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Industry Standard Sought on Space Cargo

TECHNOLOGY: Satellites behind push for defined units

With more cargo heading into space, one company hopes to standardize how to fit it all into rockets.

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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.

Air China to Launch LAX-Shenzhen Direct Route

Air China announced Monday a new route between Los Angeles International Airport and Shenzhen, China.

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Silicon Beach Report Dec. 4: Boring Co. Reveals Proposed Map of Tunnel Under Los Angeles

Boring Co. reveals proposed map of tunnel under Los Angeles; Falcon Heavy to carry a Tesla Roadster for maiden launch; and IMDbPro launches iPhone app for entertainment industry professionals.

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.

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 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.

Aerospace Up Against Deadline on Cybersecurity

The clock is ticking for Southern California’s legion of aerospace suppliers to get in line or get left behind on new cybersecurity standards issued by the Department of Defense.

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Sensor System Has Raytheon Seeing Green

Company says there are widespread applications for data-gathering tech

Spotting a 200-watt light bulb in the middle of the Pacific Ocean from outer space requires more than 20/20 vision and strained squinting.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 22: Divergent 3D Announces $65 Million Round for 3-D Printed Car Frames

Divergent 3D announces $65 million round for 3-D printed car frames; Elon Musk claims Boring Co. generated $300,000 by selling hats; and an L.A. councilman wants cybersecurity programs for small businesses.

Divergent 3D Announces $65 Million Round for 3-D Printed Car Frames

Divergent 3D, a 3-D printing design shop and manufacturer, announced on Wednesday that it plans to close a $65 million Series B financing round close to Dec. 15.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 21: HopSkipDrive Raises $7.4 Million Round Led by School Bus Operator

HopSkipDrive raises $7.4 million round led by school bus operator, Ubtech Robotics is launching Alexa-powered humanoid robot and SpaceX may increase rocket launches next year by 50 percent.

HopSkipDrive Raises $7.4 Million Round

HopSkipDrive, which bills itself as a child-safe ride sharing service, announced on Tuesday that it closed a $7.4 million round led by school bus operator Student Transportation Inc.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 20: Ten Franchise Teams for ‘League of Legends’ North American e-sports League Unveiled

Ten franchise teams for ‘League of Legends’ North American e-sports league unveiled, SpaceX launch of secret Zuma mission on hold until after Thanksgiving and Maglev transportation company Arrivo welcomes regulations.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 17: Hollywood Producer Plans to Fund Next Blockbuster with Cryptocurrency

Hollywood producer plans to fund next blockbuster with cryptocurrency, SpaceX Zuma launch slips again as teams investigate hardware issue and SpaceX expects government support for development of BFR launch system.

Upfront Doubles Down on uBeam

Upfront still likes uBeam.

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Augmented Reality Company Daqri Begins Shipping Smart Glasses

Augmented reality company Daqri of downtown Los Angeles has begun shipping its $5,000 Smart Glasses.

Sniffing Out New Business

SeekOps Inc., a Pasadena startup, manufactures a methane sensor that it attaches to a quad-copter drone and flies over oil and gas fields looking for leaks.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 16: Ziff Davis Agrees to Buy Mashable for $50 Million

Ziff Davis agrees to buy Mashable for $50 million, Virgin Orbit wins its first Defense Department launch contract and mystery surrounds payload SpaceX is launching.

Ziff Davis Agrees to Buy Mashable for $50 Million

Ziff Davis, owned by Hollywood’s J2 Global Inc., has reportedly agreed to acquire online media company Mashable for $50 million.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 15: UBeam Raising $20M Series B Round

UBeam raising $20 million Series B round, Disney Pixar launches virtual reality app and Sprint will bundle Hulu VOD service with unlimited plans for no extra cost.

UBeam Raising $20M Series B Round

Wireless charging startup uBeam Inc. is raising a $20 million Series B round from Upfront Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund and Mark Cuban, among others.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 14: Fox Exec to Launch Harassment Reporting App

Fox exec to launch harassment reporting app, Arrivo proposes maglev system for the inner city, and Fullscreen shutting down subscription VOD service and will lay off 25 employees.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 13: Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn for Up to $455 Million

Electronic Arts acquires Respawn for up to $455 million, SpaceX board member on leave of absence following misconduct claims and Snapchat recruits former Nielsen exec Cheryl Idell to head entertainment measurement.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 10: NASA Study Says SpaceX Saves Agency Money

Study says SpaceX saves NASA money; ULA feels no schedule pressure to pick Blue Origin over Aerojet engine; Snapchat ad buyers say all hope is not yet lost.

Startup Aims to Speed Drone Flight Approvals

TECHNOLOGY: New feature focuses on flights in controlled airport areas

New feature on drone app aims to speed flight approvals.

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JPL Vets Seek Profit in Repurposed NASA Gear

Pasadena-based startup ‘shrinks’ component from Curiosity Rover

SeekOps Inc.’s employees spend a lot of their time sniffing around for problems.

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Fastest Growing Private Companies: Hawke Media Pioneers Contract Marketing

Special Report: Overview of our annual 100 fastest-growing private companies.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 9: Snapchat Redesign Scheduled for Dec. 4 Release

Snapchat redesign scheduled for release on Dec. 4, Disney to price streaming service 'substantially below’ Netflix, and Activision’s ‘Call of Duty’ rakes in $500 million.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 8: China's Tencent Takes 12 Percent Stake in Snap as Shares Plunge

China's Tencent takes 12 percent stake in Snap as shares plunge, LinkedIn and Silver Lake take stake in Cornerstone OnDemand and SpaceX suffers Merlin engine test mishap.

LinkedIn, Silver Lake Take Stake In Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand, a personnel management software developer, announced on Wednesday that private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn plan to invest $300 million in the company.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 6: Blizzard Reveals Details of Upcoming Overwatch League Season

Blizzard reveals details of upcoming Overwatch League season, consumers overwhelmed by growing number of TV shows and GrubHub finds success on Snapchat.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 3: Snap Acquires Metamarkets

Snap acquired Metamarkets, Disney’s “Star Wars” augmented reality headset goes on sale and inside Hulu’s growing ad-sales research team.

Sugarman Forms Lender Focused on the Underserved

Former Banc of California CEO reemerges nearly a year after resigning amid investigation.

Steve Sugarman, the former chairman and chief executive of Banc of California, announced on Friday the launch of Capital Corps, a lender focused on financing homes and small businesses for African Americans, Hispanics, underserved Asian populations, women-only borrowers and borrowers with limited credit histories.

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SpaceX Boxed in By Land Crunch

Space Exploration Technologies Co.’s presence in Hawthorne brought new business and a higher quality of life to the city, but now the growing company is beginning to get hemmed in.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 2: Activision Blizzard’s Q3 Results Beat Expectations

Activision Blizzard’s third-quarter results beat expectations, HP and Intel become sponsors for Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League and Snapchat adds tracking pixels.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 1: Virgin Orbit Launches Subsidiary Vox Space

Virgin Orbit launches Vox Space subsidiary, Snap Maps offered real-time coverage of Tuesday’s terror attacks in Manhattan and Breitbart and other conservative outlets escalate anti-SpaceX campaign.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 31: Elon Musk Says Boring Co. Tunnel Should Be 17 Miles Long in One Year

Elon Musk says Boring Co. tunnel should be 17 miles long in one year, Telesign acquisition price rises to $335 million and SpaceX’s manufacturing model credited for new space age.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 30: Amazon Studios to Move into Culver Studios

Amazon Studios to move into Culver Studios, Boring Co. shows tunnel progress and SpaceX ties ULA’s annual launch record with 16th launch this year.

Hyper Prospects for L.A. Aerospace

Aerojet Rocketdyne in El Segundo and Lockheed Martin’s Skunkworks in Palmdale look set for major roles as the U.S. Air Force pushes toward hypersonic flight.

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Engineering the Future

The dean of USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering talks about disruption, diversity and the role of educational institutions and other parts of the startup ecosystem.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 27: CAA Launches Tech Startup Studio With $12 Million in Funding

CAA launches tech startup studio with $12 million in funding, SpaceX details satellite constellation plans to Congress and AirBnB to generate nearly $1 billion in L.A. County activity, study says.