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Nacelle Helps Retailers Ride Ecommerce Wave

Santa Monica-based Nacelle’s platform integrates into existing ecommerce websites, increasing speed for mobile and desktop browsing.

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LA Companies Hop Aboard NFT Bandwagon

NFTs have become one of the hottest topics in the digital landscape — and, increasingly, a focus for many Los Angeles businesses.

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High-Speed Las Vegas Rail Project May Be Back on Track

A planned high-speed rail project between Las Vegas and Southern California that stalled out last fall amid the pandemic now appears to be back on track.

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AECOM Wins Portions of 2 Major Federal Contracts

Downtown-based infrastructure giant AECOM recently won portions of two major multiyear federal contracts.

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Metro Approves $900 Million for Airport Connector Station

A direct rail connection to LAX has moved one step closer to reality, and Sylmar-based construction contractor Tutor Perini Corp. appears poised to deliver it.

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Electrify America to Invest $25 Million in Ports Area

EV infrastructure company Electrify America will invest $200 million into charging stations and zero-emission vehicle education campaigns in California.

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Subscription Software Developer ReCharge Hits $2.1 Billion Valuation

ReCharge Inc., the developer of a subscription payments platform for ecommerce companies, has raised a whopping $277 million in a funding round.

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SpaceX Successfully Lands Starship in Test Flight

It took five tries, but SpaceX successfully completed a high-altitude test flight of its Starship spacecraft.

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Activision Blizzard Posts Strong Q1 Results

Activision Blizzard's share price shot up 4% in after-hours trading as the company reported $2.28 billion in first-quarter revenue.

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Miso Robotics Releases Cooking Software for Restaurants

Miso Robotics Inc. will make the software behind its kitchen automation technology available to foodservice businesses as a standalone product.

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SpaceX Capsule Returns Space Station Astronauts to Earth

Four astronauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX-designed capsule on May 2.

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Snap Accelerator Boosts Startups

Launched in 2018, Snap's accelerator, Yellow, offers $150,000 in funding, mentorship and networking opportunities.

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Guesty Raises $50 Million for Vacation Rental Management Platform

Santa Monica-based Guesty Inc. is gearing up for “hypergrowth” of its business developing software for vacation rental hosts.

LA Tech Companies Shake Up Real Estate Industry Norms

Here’s a look at companies around Los Angeles bringing a tech-based approach to the real estate industry.

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CreatorPlus Launches Film Studio for Influencers

Digital influencers can generate audience sizes worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster — but could they actually make hit film of their own?

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