Monday, August 14, 2017
Hulu Selects Amazon's AWS For Live TV Streaming
Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud provider, for its new over-the-top (OTT) live TV service it launched in May. According to AWS, Hulu is using AWS to support the more than 50 live channels on Hulu. Amazon's AWS also supports Amazon's own Amazon Video service, as well as others like Netflix, BBC, Discovery Communications, and many, many others.

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Silversheet Gets $5M For Medical Credentials
Los Angeles-based Silversheet, a startup which is modernizing the process of medical credentialing, said on Monday that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Summation Health Ventures. Silversheet, which was co-founded by Dr. Miles Beckett, Dr. David Rakoff, Pat Cheung, and Steve Seigel, has now raised a total of $10.2M. Silversheet is making easier for medical professionals to be credentialed by hospitals and medical centers, streamlining the paperwork normally r (More info...)

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Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, NewCities Dangle $15K To Startups
The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), and partner NewCities Foundation said on Monday that they will award $15,000, plus other prizes, to a startup developing technology in the zero emissions transportation and shared mobility area. According to the two, they are running a global startup competition as part of an upcoming event in November. The groups said startups that apply to the competition must be less than five years in business with revenues of less than $5 million and have products (More info...)

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Neo-Nazi Website Turned Away By Google
Google has revoked the domain registration for the neo-Nazi web publication, The Daily Stormer, after the site attempted to move its domain registration and host‌ing to Google, according to reports. The move comes after the site was ordered to move away from GoDaddy over the weekend, after it posted an article disparaging the woman killed by a neo-Nazi sympathizer in Charlottesville. The website, which supports white supremacists, the "alt-right", and the neo-Nazi movement, is currently st (More info...)

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SpaceX Sends Another Payload On Its Way To ISS
Los Angeles-based SpaceX has again successfully sent a payload on its way towards the International Space Station, sending the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-12) mission into space at 12:31 p.m. EDT on Monday. The mission will deliver more than 6,500 pounds of cargo to the ISS, and is expected to stay in space for a month. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral. SpaceX said the Dragon spacecraft is expected to arrive at the International Space (More info...)

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FilmTrack Finds $5.5M More
Studio City-based FilmTrack, which develops software used for rights management in the media and entertainment industry, has raised $5.5M in a Series C funding round. The funding came from Insight Venture Partners. FilmTrack says it has now raised over $40M in total funding. FilmTrack, led by CEO Jason Cassin, says it will use the funding to further advance its rights management software. FilmTrack was founded in 1996.

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PartySlate Raises $3M For Event Showcase Site
Los Angeles-based PartySlate, a new startup which lets event planners showcase venues, parties, and events they have hosted, has raised $3M in a funding round. The funding came from Jump Investors, Wavemaker Partners, and Halogen Ventures. PartySlate is led by CEO and co-founder Julie Novack, who teamed with John Haro (CTO, Co-founder) and Mark Semon (Executive Creative Director) on the new startup.

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GoDaddy Boots Neo Nazi Publication Over Charlottesville Posts
Online web hosting site GoDaddy has booted a neo-Nazi publication, the Daily Stormer, from its hosting services, after users pointed out the site's articles celebrating the death of a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. The site had posted an article disparaging the woman who was murdered by a supporter of the gathering of "alt-right", neo-Nazi, and other white supremacist groups in Charlottesville. According to a tweet by GoDaddy, it has given the neo-Nazi site 24 hours to move (More info...)

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SpaceX To Launch Twelfth Mission To ISS This Morning
Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is targeting another launch of a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) this morning from Florida, at 12:31 p.m. EDT. The mission will deliver over 6,400 pounds of supplies and payloads to the ISS, and will return around 3000 pounds of cargo after a one month stay at the ISS. The launch will be from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, and is being webcast on the SpaceX website.

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Broadcom Sues DTS Over Play-Fi
Irvine-based Broadcom, along with its subsidiary Avago Technologies, has sued Calabasas-based DTS and its subsidiary, Phorus, claiming infringement of its audio processing technology. In a lawsuit filed with the U.S. international Trade Commission, Broadcom claims DTS is infringing on an Avago patent for its "Play-Fi" wireless audio streaming technology. DTS was acquired by Tessera Corp. in October of 2016. Broadcom Limited et al v. DTS, Inc. et al as filed in the California Central District Co (More info...)

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Ticketmaster's TicketWeb Buys Strobe Labs
Los Angeles-based TicketWeb, the self service ticketing arm of Ticketmaster, announced this morning that it has acquired event marketing software developer Strobe Labs. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Strobe Labs developed software which helped entertainment venues search and view customer profiles, build and deploy fan lists for direct marketing and email campaigns, and run social campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify. Strobe Labs was part of Techstars Boston, a (More info...)

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MabVax Therapeutics Raises $1.3M In PIPE
San Diego-based biotechnology developer MabVax Therapeutics, which is publicly traded on the Nasdaq as MBVX, said today that it has launched a registered direct offering which will provide the company of $1,312,500. The Series J Convertible Preferred Stock comes from un-nnamed investors, and will go towards working capital and general corporate purposes. The new funding comes as MabVax looks to find a buyer for the company.

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Synthorx Names Research VP
San Diego-based Synthorx, a synthetic biology company working in the protein therapeutics area, said today that it has named Marcos Milla, Ph.D., as its Senior Vice President of Research. Milla was most recently at Adaptive Biotechnologies, and also has served at GlaxoSmithKline, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Roche Palo Alto, and Janssen Research & Development.

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