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Jaunt Abandons VR, Makes Big Cuts To Staff
October 16, 2018
Virtual reality studio and content producer Jaunt–which has a virtual reality content development effort in Los Angeles–said on Monday that it is "winding down" a number of its virtual reality products and content services, and switching …

Dolly Expands Furniture Delivery To LA, OC
October 16, 2018
On-demand furniture moving and delivery service Dolly said this morning that it has launched its service in Los Angeles and Orange County, as part of a broader national expansion for the company. Dolly said that it now operates its service in a total …

Cloud9 Finds $50M For Esports Efforts, Sets Up HQ In LA
October 16, 2018
Cloud9, an e-sports firm which operates an e-sports league, has raised $50M in a Series B funding round, and set up its permanent headquarters in Los Angeles. According to the company, the funding was led by Valor Equity Partners, which will add Part …

Pupster Launches Personalized Dog Care App
October 16, 2018
Los Angeles-based Pupster announced toay that it has launched a new, "dog parenting" app, which is powered by artificial intelligence and offers up personalized dog care recommendations and tips to dog owners. According to Pupster, its AI-p …

j2 Global Buys Five More Companies
October 16, 2018
Los Angeles-based j2 Global, which owns a large portfolio of Internet services, including such services as eFax, eVoice, Campaigner, Livedrive, as well as online media outlets like IGN, Mashable, PCMag, Everyday Health, and others, has acquired five …

U-Nest Launches 529 College Savings App
October 16, 2018
Los Angeles-based U-Nest, a new fintech startup, said this morning that it has launched a brand new, mobile app to help people tackle the college savings process. According to U-Nest, its app lets users create and establish a 529 college savings plan …

Teledyne Buys Falcon Analytical Systems
October 16, 2018
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies has acquired Falcon Analytics Systems & Technologies, a West Virginia-based developer of compact, rugged gas chromatographs (GC) for industrial process control, industrial laboratory and transportable GC …

MannKind, United Therapeutics Close Licensing Deal
October 16, 2018
Westlake Village-based MannKind, which is developing inhaled threapeutics products for treating such diseases as diabetes and pumnoary arterial hypertension, and partner United Therapeutics Corporation, said this morning that the two have closed on a …

Sendgrid Acquired By Twilio For $2 Billion
October 15, 2018
Sendgrid, which was co-founded in Orange County and has a large office in Irvine, is being acquired by San Francisco-based Twilio, in a deal worth $2 billion in stock, the companies announced late Monday afternoon. Sendgrid offers up API-based email …

Stratolaunch's Paul G. Allen Dead At 65
October 15, 2018
Paul G. Allen, the founder of Mojave-based Stratolaunch, one of Southern California's new crop of aerospace-meets-technology companies, has died at the age of 65, according to a statement from his family issued late Monday. Allen was a co-founde …