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Double Play: Emergent, a Calabasas video game software developer, has struck a deal with software technology by Brisbane, Australia, video game developer Krome Studios. Emergent will license and provide customer support for software the two companies develop.
Broadband Backing: Row 44, a Westlake Village firm that installs satellite-based broadband connections aboard commercial airliners, has raised $37 million in a new round of funding. The firm is currently installing its broadband connection equipment on Dallas-based Southwest Airlines’ fleet.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Healthy Boost: The Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., a downtown L.A.-based non-profit created by the county to promote economic development, has named Kaiser Permanente its corporate honoree for its 15th annual Eddy Awards. The Oakland-based health maintenance organization is being honored for its role as a health provider and as the largest employer in the county.
Looking Up: Aecom Technology Corp., a downtown L.A.-based technical services company, has been awarded a five-year contract worth up to $15 million from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Facilities. Under the contract, Aecom will provide architect-engineering services for Goddard facilities including sites in Greenbelt, Md.; and Wallops Island, Va.
Tech Pickup: CoreObjects Software Inc., a Baldwin Hills software developer, has been acquired by Symphony Service Corp., a Bangalore, India, software company. Symphony said the acquisition will expand its product development capabilities, specifically in the health care sector. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
New Showroom: Baltus Collection, a high-end interior and furniture design firm based in Marbella, Spain, has opened its first West Coast showroom in West Hollywood. The 4,000-square-foot space is at 9000 Beverly Blvd.
Cheers: LoveHappyHour.com, a West Hollywood-based website that features information on happy hours at restaurants, bars and lounges across Los Angeles, has launched. Maren Swanson is chief executive of the ad-supported site, which lists more than 1,200 locations.
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