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Report: Snapchat Employees Abused Tool To Spy On Users
May 24, 2019
Employees of Venice-based Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, have been abusing access to a tool–SnapLion–that allows them to retrieve user data, including saved Snaps, location information, phone numbers, and email addresses, according to a repo …

SpaceX Successfully Delivers 60 Starlink Satellites Into Orbit
May 24, 2019
Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully delivered 60, Starlink communications satellites into orbit last night, the first of what is planned to be thousands of low earth orbit satellites designed to provide Internet communications anywhere in the world. …

Esri Signs Customer In Qatar
May 24, 2019
Redlands-based geographical information systems (GIS) developer Esri has signed up a new customer in Qatar, the company reported this week, with the The Centre for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) – Ministry of Municipality & Environment, Qa …

Viasat Wins USAF Contract
May 24, 2019
Carlsbad-based Viasat, which develops satellites communications equipment, reported a win this week with the U.S. Air Force. According to Viasat, it has been contracted to deliver a "Link 16" capable Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft for the …

Semtech Joins Smart Home Group
May 24, 2019
Camarillo-based semiconductor maker Semtech has just joined an organization focused on advancing "smart home" technology, as it looks to push its low powered wireless technology (LoRa) into the smart home market. According to Semtech, it ha …

Veritone Names New Board Member
May 24, 2019
Costa Mesa-based artificial intelligence software developer Veritone said on Thursday afternoon that it has named a new member to its board of directors. Veritone said that Richard H. (Rick) Taketa has joined its board, replacing Nate Checketts, the …

Boring Co. Selected For Las Vegas Tunnel
May 23, 2019
Los Angeles-based Boring Co., the tunnel-and-transportation startup led by tech billionaire Elon Musk, has been selected to build a small transportation system using Boring Co.'s technology, which will span the Las Vegas Convention Center. The L …

BiasSync Launches Tool for Unconscious Bias Assessment
May 23, 2019
A new, Los Angeles-based startup, BiasSync, has launched a tool aimed at helping corporations and government agencies measure unconscious bias in the workplace, in an attempt to help foster a "more fair and respectful workplace". According …

XPRIZE Foundation Dangles $25,000 For Referrals
May 23, 2019
Los Angeles-based XPRIZE, the organization which launches prize-based competitions to spur the development of advancements in technology, says it is trying something new in its prize efforts–a new, $25,000 prize open to any individual who refers som …

Riot Games Creates College, High School Sports Body
May 23, 2019
Los Angeles-based videogame publisher Riot Games has created a brand new organization to govern college esports, called the Riot Scholastic Association of America (RSAA). According to Riot Games, the new organization will be the governing body for Ri …