Former Riot Exec Seavers Joins AppOnboard as CEO

Sawtelle-based AppOnboard Inc., a provider of codeless app and game-building tools, has named Riot Games Inc. veteran Mike Seavers as its new chief executive.

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Rocket Lab Launches Probe After Failed Mission

Electron rocket and payloads are lost

Rocket Lab USA Inc., the Long Beach-based space systems company, has begun an investigation into a mission failure that occurred during a launch on July 4.

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TPx Communications Names Joos as CEO

Managed services provider TPX Communications appoints Don Joos as chief executive officer.

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AEG Plans 5G for Staples Center, LA Live by 2021

AEG planning high-speed service for venues in 2021

Instantaneous livestreaming and multi-angle replay might become a reality next year for music and sports fans at Staples Center and L.A. Live.

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eTailPet Helps Small Stores Boost Their Online Presence

Platform supports sales, inventory management

Santa Monica-based eTail Pet Inc. is giving small pet stores a longer leash in the digital space.

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Snap Rolls Out Shows, New Lenses

Social media giant launches offerings to counter TikTok

In a series of moves seemingly made with one eye on advertisers and the other on rapidly growing competitor TikTok, Snap Inc. recently announced shoppable shows, rolled out music lenses and signed partnerships with third-party developers.

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SpaceX Launches Satellite for Space Force

SpaceX successfully launched the company's first mission for the U.S. Space Force.

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8minute Solar to Build Kern County Facility

Kern facility could power roughly 93,000 homes a year

Mid-Wilshire-based 8minute Solar Energy has signed a contract to develop a 250-megawatt solar energy and storage project in Kern County.

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DroneBase Raises $8M, Sets Plans for Expansion

Series C brings total funding to $32 million so far

Santa Monica-based aerial data analytics company DroneBase Inc. announced $7.5 million in Series C funding, as well as expansion to the renewable energy market and its first overseas office in Germany.

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SpaceX Adds Satellite Client for Latest Launch

Starlink shares payload with Planet Labs

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, launched 58 Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket on June 13, then successfully landed the rocket on a waiting SpaceX ship at sea.

Rocket Lab USA Planning Monthly Satellite Missions

Next launch is expected after July 3

Rocket Lab USA Inc., the Long Beach-based space systems company, is targeting monthly launches for the remainder of 2020 following a successful June 12 mission that deployed satellites for NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and the University of New South Wales Canberra Space.

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Headspace Adds $48 Million to Series C

Meditation app developer also strikes deal with Snap

Headspace Inc., the Santa Monica-based meditation app developer, has raised an additional $47.7 million in equity from 10 investors for its Series C funding round.

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QR Codes Facilitate Contactless Ordering

Companies offer platforms to bars and restaurants

Diners might soon find QR codes popping up on tables as local restaurants reopen under new health and safety guidelines designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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HyreCar Leans Into Deliveries

Company sets partnership with EV maker Arcimoto

HyreCar Inc., the digital car-sharing marketplace, has set its first partnership with a car manufacturer.

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Century City-based AECOM has named Troy Rudd to become its new chief executive, replacing longtime CEO Michael Burke.

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