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Two years after joining Amazon, Ring is hitting its stride

Ring is one of the most recognized brands and most widely used technologies in a smart-home market that’s expected to total $101.1 billion in 2020.

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Burke to Remain CEO at AECOM

Hunt will continue for replacement

Michael Burke, who had been expected to step down as chief executive at Century City-based engineering company AECOM at the end of March, will remain at the helm of the company for the foreseeable future.

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RCT Studio Raises $10 Million

Developer will target VR platforms

RCT Studio, a Burbank-based developer of interactive games, announced it has raised $10 million in Series A funding.

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Saucey Reports a Spike in Demand

Alcohol delivery service surges in key markets

For Saucey Inc. Chief Executive Chris Vaughn, the signs pointing to a spike in demand for the company's alcohol delivery app came well ahead of the stay-at-home order.

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Ranker Sets Viewing App

Watchworthy will help viewers navigate platforms

Digital media company Ranker Inc. has rolled out a new app to help consumers search for and discover shows across a range of streaming platforms.

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Robin Games Raises $7 Million Round

Developer plans mobile games aimed at women

Mobile-game developer Robin Games Inc., which was founded by former Jam City Inc. executive Jill Wilson, has raised $7 million in a seed round.

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Mixed Results for SpaceX

Launches satellites but loses booster

The latest effort by Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to increase its international broadband internet service produced mixed results.

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TrueCar Names Darrow President, CEO

Industry veteran assumes top spots after serving in interim capacity

TrueCar Inc. has named Mike Darrow president and chief executive. He will also assume a seat on TrueCar’s board.

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Tetra Tech Wins $125 Million USPS Work

Company will provide emergency services

Tetra Tech Inc. has landed a $125 million contract with the U.S. Postal Service to supply nationwide emergency preparedness and response support, and environmental services.

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VR Firm Raises $15M to Add Content

Talespin investors include Cornerstone, Farmers

Culver City-based virtual reality company Talespin announced $15 million in series B funding led by Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a provider of cloud-based learning software.

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Welcome Technologies Secures $8 Million

Software company helps Latino immigrants

Welcome Technologies, a Brentwood-based software technology company, raised an additional $8 million in institutional funding.

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AECOM Acquisition Talk Builds

Company skips two key investor conferences

Speculation is mounting that Century City-based engineering and infrastructure giant AECOM may be acquired by rival WSP Global Inc.

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Tetra Tech Adds IT Firm

Segue Technologies deal extends buying binge

Pasadena-based engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. is transforming itself into a technical services firm for federal government agencies.

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LA’s Electric Vehicle Talent Pool Is Driving Industry Changes

BYD increases skilled worker training, hiring opportunities

Southern California’s demand for electric vehicle industry skilled workers will continue to grow, further pushing up salaries and filling local training classrooms, according to a new report.

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Is Musk Considering Tesla-SpaceX Project?

Combined tech could drive profits

Industry experts speculate that SpaceX founder Elon Musk could tap his aerospace company’s communications technology to support a key element of his automotive company, Tesla Inc.

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