Friday, April 21, 2017
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Panel discussions include: Scaling a Subscription Business; Lessons Learned from Two Unicorn Companies; Fuel for your Growing Business, and many more.

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Gannett Co.'s ReachLocal Arm Acquires SweetIQ Analytics
Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal, the digital marketing service now owned by Gannett Co., has acquired SweetIQ Analytics Corp., a developer of software for location and reputation management. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Gannett Co. said the acquisition will help it accelerate its product roadmap and expand the ReachLocal digital marketing suite of products. SweetIQ's headquarters are in Montreal, Quebec, and it also has a sales office in Irvine.

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Decoding The Secret To Success In Subscription Businesses: Georg Richter, OceanX

What's the secret to creating a profitable, successful, physical subscription based business--and to do that at the scale of large, consumer product goods (CPGs) companies? Georg Richter, CEO and founder of OceanX (, tells us how he's applying what he learned in many years of experience in direct selling, most recently as President and COO at Guthy Renker, to help large CPGs decode how to succeed in creating their own, physical subscription businesses. xWe spoke with a few compa (More info...)

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Caltech, UCLA, UCSD Rank Highly On Tech Transfer Ranking
The California Insitute of Technology (Caltech), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of San Diego (UCSD) have all ranked very highly on a new ranking of universities for their technology transfer efforts, issued by The Milken Insitute, the Santa Monica-based thinktank. Caltech was ranked number 9, UCLA was ranked 15, and UCSD was ranked number 20 in a ranking over over 200 universities in the United States for their efforts in developing basic research into new t (More info...)

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The Gores Group Sells Fotona
Los Angeles-based private equity investor The Gores Group announced very late Thursday evening that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell Fotona Holdings, a manufacturer of high performance lasers for the medical, dental, and aesthetic market, to AGIC Capital. Financial details of the sale were not announced. The Gores Group said it acquired Fotona in 2014, through its Small Capitalization Partners investment fund. Fotona, which is based in Europe, was founded in 1964. Fotona was advised (More info...)

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OpenX Names UX VP
Los Angeles-based OpenX, the programmatic advertising marketplace operator, said on Thursday that it has named Janice Rohn as its new Vice President of User Experience (UX). Rohn, who wil be based in Pasadena, will lead the company's User Experience (UX) team, according to the company. Rohn was most recently Vice President, User Experience at PubMatic, and also had served at AT&T, Experian, World Savings Bank, Siebel Systems, Sun Microsystems, as well as Stanford University and Apple.

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Share Your Opinions On Drone Technology / CSU Channel Islands Study
Dr. Sean Anderson and his students at California State University Channel Islands are conducting this survey on behalf of their ESRM 370 undergraduate class and their Aerial and Aquatic Robotic Research (“AARR”) Laboratory group. We are studying the current use of and attitudes towards Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. These devices are variously also known as UAV, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Remotely Piloted Systems (RPS), or simply “drones.” While the military use of these systems may often be what people think of when they hear about this technology, we are exploring the rapidly-expanding, non-military use of systems created by hobbyists, researchers, and private industry.

We expect to conclude this survey by late April of 2017 and subsequently post our results by early May to both our blog ( and our suite of social media outlets. Please check these sites in early May for our polling results or feel free to contact us with any questions. Our contact ( and links to our web sites will be provided again at the end of this survey.

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