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Embodied Gets $22M For Lifelike Robots
June 18, 2018
Pasadena-based Embodied, a startup which says it is developing "life-like robots to revolutionize care and wellness for humans", announced Monday morning that it has raised $22M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Calibrate …

SURE Targets Uber and Lyft Passengers With New Insurance Product
June 18, 2018
Los Angeles- and New York-based SURE, which develops an app that makes it easy to purchase insurance on demand through a smartphone, has launched a new insurance product aimed at passengers of ridesharing services. According to SURE, which is led by …

Crown, An App Which Makes Dating A Game, Launches In LA
June 18, 2018
Crown, a new app which attempts to turn the dating process into an actual mobile game, has launched in Los Angeles. The new app–which currently only runs on iOS–was developed by Match Group. The app presents a limited set of curated dating matches …

Acutus Medical Raises $22.8M
June 18, 2018
Carlsbad-based Acutus Medical, a developer of a system which is being used to treat patients with complex atrial arrhythmias, has raised $22.8M in funding, as part of an ongoing $25M fundraising effort, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. …

DecisionPoint Systems Buys Royce Digital Systems
June 18, 2018
Irvine-based DecisionPoint Systems, which provides and integrated enterprise wireless and mobility software, has acquired another Irvine company, Royce Digital Systems, the company said on Friday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announc …

Teledyne Gets $23M To Supply Infrared Detectors To NASA
June 18, 2018
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne reports that it has won a $23M contract award, to supply infrared detectors to NASA's WFIRST astronomy mission. According to Teledyne, it is supplying a 4096x4096pixel focal plane array, the H4RG-10, to NASA, as part …

Boring Company Wins $1 Billion Chicago Transport System Deal
June 15, 2018
Chicago has selected Los Angeles-based Boring Company, the tunnel-transportation-hat-and-flamethrower company run by tech mogul Elon Musk, for a $1 billion transportation system. Chicago major Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the win on Thursday, saying …

Esri Launches World Cup Imagery Site For AP
June 15, 2018
Redlands-based Esri, the developer of geographical information systems (GIS) software, has applied its tools to the World Cup, with a new "Story Map" of high resolution satellite imagery of the 12 World Cup venues. According to Esri, it has …

Pandora Links Into New Snap Kit For Music Streaming
June 15, 2018
Online music streaming service Pandora said it has become one of the first partners for Snap Kit, the new developer program run by Venice-based Snap>, the parent firm of Snapchat. According to Pandora, it will launch with Snap as the music streami …

Semtech Wins Smart City Deal in Thailand
June 15, 2018
Camarillo-based Semtech, which develops analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, reported that its LoRA technology and devics are being used in a "smart city" deployment in Thailand. According to Semtech, Kiwi Technology, a developer of …