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Ring Launches New Ear Piercing Floodlight Cam
Are you sick and tired of the package thieves who have been wandering your neighborhood? The latest product from Los Angeles-based connected doorbell maker Ring might give them pause--or at least, a splitting headache. Ring said on Wednesday that it has launched a brand new product, the Ring Floodlight Cam, which features built in floodlights, two-way audio, and a 110 decibel siren. The camera--like Ring's original Video Doorbell--includes 1080 HD video, speaker, and microphone, which are sent t (More info...)

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Faraday Future Unveils FF 91, Its First Production Car
Los Angeles-based Faraday Future, the secretive electric car startup funded by Chinese investors, has unveiled its first production car, the FF 91, at a showy event a CES in Las Vegas. Faraday Future also started accepting reservations for the yet-to-be-produced vehicle, letting would-be buyers put down $5000 towards a new FF 91. Pricing on the new car has not been announced.

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MINDBODY Ties Into Google Search, Maps
San Luis Obispo-based software developer MINDBODY, which develops cloud-based software used for business management by the wellness services, yoga, fitness, and related industries, says it has integrated its services with Google Search and Google Maps. MINDBODY said that it has teamed with a new program, "Reserve with Google", which will let Google users book fitness and wellness classes directly from Google Maps, Search, and a new standalone website. Financial details of the arrangement were no (More info...)

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Vertical Management Systems Acquired By NewSpring Holdings
Pasadena-based Vertical Management Systems, a developer of financial technology and software for managing fiduciary risk, fee transparency, and revenue reconciliation, has been acquired by NewSpring Holdings. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Vertical Management Systems (VMS) provides its software to large financial institutions. VMS was advised by Broadhaven Capital partners and Kunzler Law Group; NewSpring Holdings was advised by Blank Rome LLP.

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CBRE Group Buys Floored
Los Angeles-based real estate services and investment firm CBRE said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Floored, a developer of interactive 3D graphics software for the commercial real estate industry. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Floored, which was based in New York City, develops cloud-based, interactive 3D graphics software which lets commercial real estate brokers virtually configure vacant space, create virtual tours, and visualize and edit floor plans. The (More info...)

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Esri Takes On Connected Car Market
Redlands-based GIS and mapping software developer Esri is dipping its toes into the connected car market, saying that it is showing off use in the connected car market at CES. Esri said on Tuesday that its mapping and spatial anlytics technology will be shown off at an automated driving demonstration in conjunction with Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV, Cubic Telecom, and Swiss Re. Esri said its mapping and spatial analytics technology talks with Microsoft Cortana, and is providing enterprise (More info...)

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Frequency Announces Deal With TiVo
Los Angeles-based Frequency, the developer of a cloud-based video distribution and curation service, said this morning that it has inked an agreement with TiVo Corporation, to bring the company's video service and programming to TiVo's pay TV and consumer platforms. Financial terms of that deal were not announced. Frequency and TiVo said the use of Frequency's metadata would help enhance content discovery on TiVo and enrich the entertainment experience consumers have the TiVo platform.

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Kingston Digital Pushes USB Flash Drive Capacity To 2TB
Fountain Valley-based solid state memory maker Kingston Digital the flash-memory arm of Kingston Technology, has rolled out a new, high capacity USB flash drive which offers upto 2T of storage space. According to Kingstone Digital, the USB flash drive is now the world's highest capacity USB flash drive. Kingston did not announced planned pricing on the drive, which it says will be available in February. The DataTraveler Ultimate GT provides USB 3.0 connectivity and will carry a five year warrant (More info...)

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Teledyne Nabs Department of Defense Contract
Teledyne SeaBotix, the developer of underwater, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) used by the U.S. military, said on Tuesday that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar, operational capability upgrade contract for the Department of Defense. Exactly amount of the upgrade contract was not announced. The company said the win came through a distributor, Atlantic Diving Supply (ADS). Teledyne SeaBotix--which is based in San Diego--said the program will deliver sixty new Teledyne SeaBotix vLBV300 (More info...)

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