Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Bitium Acquired By Google
Santa Monica-based Bitium, a developer of cloud identity and single sign-on software, has been acquired by Google, Google said on Tuesday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Google, the acquisition of Bitium will help it with its "Cloud Identity vision". Bitium was venture backed by Amplify LA, Double M Partners, Karlin Ventures, Lazerow Ventures, Polaris Partners, Moonshots Capital, Resolute.vc, and Social Leverage, as well as angels, and was founded i (More info...)

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Dreamscape Immersive Raises $20M In Series B
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AT&T Launches Site To Help Locate Family, Friends In Puerto Rico
AT&T, which has been seriously ramping up operations in Los Angeles pending its acquisition of Time Warner, says it has launched a new website to try to help people locate family members and friends in Puerto Rico. According to AT&T, the new website lets anyone--regardless of carrier--register the cell number of family or friend who is an AT&T wireless customer in Puerto Rico, and lets that user know people in the U.S. have been trying to contact them. AT&T said it will then let those registered (More info...)

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Interview with Helen Lee, JOANY

What's the best way to find a health plan which matches your lifestyle and needs? It's tough to tell, as JOANY (joany.com) co-founder Helen Lee and her co-founder, Christine Carillo, found out. The two--veterans of the health plan industry, discovered that consumers really were having a hard time figuring out what health plans worked the best for them. We caught up with Helen, the co-founder and COO of JOANY, to learn more about the company. JOANY is backed by Foundry Group and Techstars Vent (More info...)


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Rocket Lab Plans Four Satellite Payload In October
Huntington Beach-based rocket launch startup Rocket Lab says it plans to carry four, Earth-imaging satellites into space, for its second test flight of its rocket. According to Rocket Lab, it plans to launch two Earth-imaging Dove satellites for Planet and two Lemur-2 satellites from Spire for weather mapping and ship traffic tracking on its next launch from New Zealand. The next launch is currently scheduled for sometime in October. The launch of those satellites--if successful--will be the fir (More info...)

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Creative Artists Agency Gets Major Funding From Temasek
The Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the entertainment and sports agency which also is an active investor and partner of technology and media companies here, said this morning that it has received a an investment from Temasek, the $200 billion Singapore investment company. Size of the investment round was not announced, however, CAA said TPG Capital is still has the majority position in the company. CAA said the funding will go towards funding growth, including acquisition. CAA has also recently r (More info...)

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Envoy Technologies Gets $1.5M For Electric Vehicle Sharing
Culver City-based Envoy Technologies a startup developing programs to help make electric vehicles available to disadvantaged communities, has received $1.5M in funding from the California Energy Commission, according to the company. Envoy said the grant will go to develop a shared, electric vehicle program for disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento Metropolitan and the California Bay Area. Envoy's program makes shared electric vehicles available to users, either for personal use, or (More info...)

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OpenX Acquires Two Companies
Los Angeles-based OpenX has acquired Mezzobit and PubNation, two companies in the programmatic advertising space, the company said on Monday. Financial details of those acquisition were not announced by the company. According to OpenX, it plans to integrate Mezzobit and PubNation's tools into its platform. Mezzobit develops software used by publishers to track and control third party tags and pixels and how they interact with their sites, particularly in the are of page performance; PubNation de (More info...)

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FloQast Connects With Oracle, SAP, Microsoft
Los Angeles-based FloQast, which develops software to help accountants manage closing their books, has connected its software to Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft with a new software product. According to FloQast, its new Robotics Process Automation (RPA) connectors provides "near real time" access to Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft, and helps automate the currently manual aspects of running and uploading reports for month-end close. FloQast said the new "Cloud Connect" capability is specifically aimed at h (More info...)

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