Winehouse hologram tour canceled; SpaceX launches Israeli lunar lander; Finley appointed Boingo CEO
Chief executive of Westwood-based Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless Inc. Dave Hagan announced Feb. 21 he will retire after 17 years with the company. Boingo board member Mike Finley was unanimously elected to fill the vacant CEO seat by the board.
Public bike-share programs turn to private operators
Cities outsource bike-shares to private companies.
Hello Sunshine gains New Green; SpaceX launch may be delayed after safety survey; ScreenPlay acquired by Loop Media.
Clearlake Capital’s Symplr buys API Healthcare; Verishop emerges from stealth, Clutter raises $200 million
Brainbase brings in $1 million; SongTradr makes acquisition; Virgin Hyperloop tests new transportation method
Intellectual property licensing startup Brainbase Inc., operating in Santa Monica, announced Feb. 19 it completed a $1 million seed round led by Tera Ventures, an Estonian venture firm with U.S. operations based in Burbank.
Samsung enters L.A. retail market; JibJab Acquired; Snap and Nike link for lenses
TECHNOLOGY: Brokers, landlords look for value add
Leasing real estate assets in a high-growth market such as Los Angeles increasingly requires an assist from technology.
TrueCar Inc., a digital auto pricing marketplace operating in Santa Monica, announced Feb. 14 it acquired a 20 percent stake in vehicle-appraisal software developer Accu-Trade, based in New Brunswick, Canada.