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.
Former Google exec will report to Kotick
Game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. has seen a high-profile game rollout, the arrival of a new senior executive and the departure of a key company veteran in a short time frame.
Chernin, Advance contribute to company’s Series D funding round
Scopely Inc., a Culver City-based mobile game publisher, announced an additional $200 million in Series D funding.
Assessment company valued at $56M
West Hollywood-based preemployment assessment company Criteria Corp. says tools like personality tests help better predict candidates’ future performance than resumes and interviews alone.
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.
Virus could increase demand
The gaming industry stands to be one of the few sectors that could benefit from the coronavirus pandemic despite losses triggered by disrupted conferences and esports tournaments.
Software company helps Latino immigrants
Welcome Technologies, a Brentwood-based software technology company, raised an additional $8 million in institutional funding.
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.
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.
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.