TECHNOLOGY

Rocket Lab Buys Sinclair

Acquisition of satellite firm will improve production

Rocket Lab USA Inc., a Long Beach-based space systems company, has acquired Canadian satellite hardware manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary.

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SpaceX Wins $135 Million Contract

NASA seeks return to the moon by 2024

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, was awarded a $135 million contract by NASA as part of a nearly $1 billion effort to return astronauts to the moon by 2024.

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Modern Animal Provides Clients Virtual Pet Care

Startup relies on app, remote capabilities

Modern Animal Inc., a company that provides telemedicine services in its veterinary clinic, opened its first location in Beverly Grove in April.

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Snap Planning $750 Million Offering

Reports surge in earnings and users

Snap Inc. announced a $750 million debt offering the day after reporting a jump in first-quarter earnings and daily active users.

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Boost Connects Buyers With Sellers

Startup helps complete transactions through texts

Boost Inc., a Calabasas-based ecommerce startup, is trying to reach modern shoppers using a new approach that employs some familiar technology.

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Miso Seeking $30 Million Round

Robotics company turns to crowdfunding platform

Miso Robotics Inc., a Pasadena-based robotics and artificial intelligence company, is seeking to raise a $30 million Series C through crowdfunding on the SeedInvest platform.

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OriginClear Moves HQ to Texas From DTLA

OriginClear Inc., a downtown water treatment technology business, has moved its corporate headquarters to the company's manufacturing site in McKinney, Texas.

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Riot Games Acquires Hypixel Studios

Riot Games acquires Canadian video game developer Hypixel Studios.

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Pray.com Answers Call for the Digital Faithful

Platform reports traffic boost from lockdown

Pray is among a fortunate handful of companies whose businesses have actually benefited from the statewide shutdown. The platform's monthly active users grew 50% from February to March.

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Allset Raises $8M Series B

Restaurant app developer to expand in key markets

Playa Vista-based restaurant app developer Allset Technologies Inc. said it has raised $8.25 million in a Series B funding round led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.

Services Helping Teachers, Students

Cornerstone, TutorMe offer courses, guidance

Several Los Angeles tech businesses have stepped up to assist the thousands of students and educators across the United States who are adapting to virtual classrooms amid coronavirus-driven school closures.

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Virgin Orbit to Make Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients

Virgin Orbit will start making a "bridge ventilator" for partially recovered Covid-19 patients at its Long Beach manufacturing facility.

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Safe at Home

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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