TECHNOLOGY

Cannabis, Alcohol Delivery Services Merge

Newly formed holding company Pacific Consolidated Holdings announced the merger of alcohol retailer Saucey and cannabis vendor Emjay.

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Software Security Company Replicated Raises $25 Million

Replicated, a Culver City-based company that provides security and operations services to software vendors, closed a $25 million Series B funding round.

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Snap Earnings Surge Beats Expectations

Snap Inc. revenue soared 52% in the third quarter, blowing through Wall Street estimates and continuing the company’s comeback from a rocky 2017 start as a publicly traded company.

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SpaceX Launches 60 More Satellites

Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. sent 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit using the company’s Falcon 9 rocket during an Oct. 18 launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Relativity Space Signs Rocket Contract With Lockheed

Rocket builder Relativity Space Inc., a Long Beach-based startup, signed a contract to build a 3D-printed rocket for aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. as part of an upcoming experimental NASA mission.

Headspace Taps Morken as CEO

Headspace Inc., the Santa Monica-based meditation app developer, has promoted CeCe Morken to chief executive.

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Virgin Orbit Seeks Funds Ahead of Launch

Long Beach-based satellite launch company Virgin Orbit, looking to rebound from a failed test flight in May, is seeking to raise funds ahead of a second launch.

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Water Tech Companies Are Springing Up in LA

In many areas of the world, there may be no more precious commodity than water — and that’s especially true in Los Angeles.

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SpaceX Lands $149 Million Defense Contract

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, last week secured a substantial new government contract and made progress on multiple fronts with its Starlink satellite project.

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Local Tech Companies Work to Get Out the Vote

Social platforms and media content creators in Los Angeles are leveraging their influence to encourage voting by Gen Z and millennial audiences as registration deadlines approach.

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CodeSpark Wants to Teach Kids to Code

Pasadena-based CodeSpark Inc. wants to teach kids to code even before they can read.

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Ida Brings AI to Schools, Governments

Silicon Beach newcomer Ida Artificial Intelligence Inc. is bringing fresh ideas to enterprise management systems

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J2Global to Acquire RetailMeNot for $420 Million

Downtown-based J2 Global Inc., an internet information and services company, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire RetailMeNot Inc. for about $420 million.

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TikTok Avoids App Store Ban

While TikTok awaits further developments in the proposed sale of its U.S. operations to Oracle Corp. and Walmart Inc., the social media platform notched a victory last week in its fight against the Trump administration.

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Tetra Tech Acquires BlueWater Federal Solutions

Tetra Tech Inc. has acquired Virginia-based information technology services firm BlueWater Federal Solutions Inc.

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