Coco Huang

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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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Activision Names Alegre as President

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.

Scopely Secures Additional $200 Million

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.

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Hiring Tests Seek to Eliminate Bias

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.

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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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Video Game Companies May Be Poised for Gains

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.

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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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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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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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