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Cornerstone OnDemand Helps K-12 Teachers With Move Online
April 3, 2020
Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, which develops online employee training and development tools, says it is offering up its exertise to help K-12 teachers with their shift to online learning. According to Cornerstone OnDemand, the expertly cre …

BIO Shifts San Diego Convention Online
April 3, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the biotechnology community group which had planned its big, annual convention for June 8th through 11th in San Diego, has shifted its convention to a digital-only conference, saying that it made the d …

LA Startups Launch Effort To Buy N-95s For Local Hospitals
April 3, 2020
A number of Los Angeles area startups–including GOAT, Scopely, Honey, Factual, TotSquad, and others–has launched a new effort to buy N-95 protective masks for local Los Angeles area hospitals. The effort, being led by Jiake Lu, has a goal of raisin …

Amazon Employees At 6 Southern California Warehouses Now Positive For Virus
April 2, 2020
Employees at six, Amazon Fulfillment Centers across Southern California have now tested positive for COVID-19, with centers in San Bernardino, Rialto, Hawthorne, and Glassell Park, including four all tested in the last 24 hours. According to a number …

SteadyMD Picks Up $6M For Telehealth Efforts
April 2, 2020
Los Angeles- and St. Louis, Missouri-based SteadyMD, a developer of an online telehealth service which matches up people with their own, personal doctors they can access via video, text, and phone, has raised $6M in a Series A funding round, the comp …

Fujitsu Frontech North America Buys Fulcrum Biometrics
April 2, 2020
Foothill Ranch, California-based Fujitsu Frontech North America, which is a subsidiary of Fujitsu which provides technology and IT solutions, said it has acquired Texas-based Fulcrum Biometrics, a developer of biometric hardware, software, and soluti …

Inseego Sees Demand Jump For Hotspots
April 2, 2020
San Diego-based Inseego, the provider of 5G and IoT products, said this week that it is seeing "unprecedented" demand for its hotspots, as a result of the wholesale move to employees, students, and others connecting from home. The company– …

QUID Offers Cash Advance To Pre-IPO Employees During Pandemic
April 2, 2020
Santa Monica-based fintech startup Quid says it is offering up a way for users of pre-IPO companies who are in need of cash, or who have just been laid off, allowing them to access as much as 30% of the cash value of their private shares. According t …