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Illumina Wins Favorable Ruling In Patent Suit
San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina said Thursday that it has received a favorable outcome in its patent litigation against Life Technologies. Illumina said that a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted it summary judgement, saying that its sequencing systems do not infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,616,478; 5,958,698 and 6,001,568, which are owned by Life Technologies. Life Technologies sued Illumina over the patents in 2009. The ruling com (More info...)

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StoryBots Debuts Three New Apps
StoryBots, the developer of entertaining, fun, and educational application and content, has launched a trio of new applications, the firm said Thursday. The Venice, California-based firm--an offsping of JibJab, the company created by Evan and Gregg Spiridellis --said its new apps include KidQuoter, an iPhone app that lets parents capture funny sayings from their kids and make that into art; Tap & Sing, an iPad application that teaches kids musical concepts like notes, melodies, and tempos; and A (More info...)

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How Mobile Is Changing Oversee's Business, With Debra Domeyer
How is the changing demographic of web visitors changing how local companies operate? We recently chatted with Debra Domeyer, CEO of Oversee.net (www.oversee.net), a Los Angeles company which provides both domain monetization and runs vertical, consumer lead generation and marketing sites, to hear about the company. Domeyer recently told us how mobile visitors to the web are dramatically changing how Oversee looks at the market, and are pushing the firm to invest more in technology to adapt to m (More info...)

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Accelerator/Incubator Trend Spreads To LA Schools
Southern California--and particularly, Los Angeles--has become somewhat of a startup accelerator/incubator hub over the last couple of years, as more than a dozen startup accelerators, incubators, coworking spaces, and more have set up shop in the area. It looks like startup incubation has even extended into a new, pilot middle school at the L.A. Unified School District, which says it is going to teach middle school students how to launch their own businesses.

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AdExcite Merges With Q1Media
El Segundo-based video advertising network AdExcite has merged with online display ad firm Q1 Media, the two companies said Wednesday. Financial details of the merger were not disclosed. The firm said the new company will operate as Q1Media, and use AdExcite's brand name for its video and mobile video product lines. Phil Banfield, co-founder of AdExcite, becomes CEO of Q1Media, with Bill Wiemann, founder and CEo of Q1Media, serving as President and COO. The company says it now has 30 full time e (More info...)

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Powerwave Slashes Staff In Santa Ana
Powerwave Technologies, a developer of wireless antennas and amplifiers, is cutting 182 employees in Santa Ana, according to a WARN notice from the state. The layoffs were first uncovered by the OC Register. Powerwave has been in bankruptcy since January.

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TestFlight Launches Analytics Service
Want to better understand how people are using your mobile application? Santa Monica-based application testing software developer TestFlight said today that it has launched a new tool, which provides analytics to mobile app developers. According to the firm, its new software, FlightPath, provides mobile analytics on mobile users, letting developers figure out things like who their loyal users are, and who might be a "flight risk" for their app. TestFlight, which is headed by Ben Satterfield, sai (More info...)

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Sapphire Energy In Commercial Supply Deal With Tesoro
San Diego-based algae-based, biofuels producer Sapphire Energy
has inked a commercial agreement with oil producer Tesoro, the company said Wednesday. According to Sapphire Energy, Tesoro will purchase crude oil from its "Green Crude Farm" in Columbus, New Mexico. The firm said the move is the first part of a commercial relationship to process green crude oil from Sapphire's future, commercial facilities. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. Sapphire Energy has raised over $300M in f (More info...)


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FreedomPop Aims At Low Income Families Through Partnership

Can free Internet help low income families? Los Angeles-based free broadband provider FreedomPop hopes so, with a new partnership with a nonprofit called Connect2Compete. According to the two, they are launching a new partnership to deliver free Internet to low income families. Connext2Compete is a nonprofit which looks to bring affordable Internet, computers, and other resources to underserved communities, and is already working with cable Internet providers to offer up low cost high speed in (More info...)


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Apmetrix Takes On Videogame Analytics
A new, San Diego-based startup, Apmetrix, said yesterday that it has launched a new, software-development kit aimed at providing analytics to videogame developers. Apmetrix said it is developing a real-time, game analytics platform aimed at Android, iOS, and Windows, and eventually consoles. The new startup said it is backed by Analytics Ventures. Financial details of that investment were not disclosed.

Apmetrix said that it is advised by Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari), Brian Fargo (founde (More info...)


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TowerJazz Ties With Avago
Newport Beach-based TowerJazz, the semiconductor foundry operator, has tied with analog component maker Avago, the two said this morning. According to the two companies, they are in an expanded, straegic collaboration where Avago's next generation products will use TowerJazz's SiGe BiCMOS technology platform. FInancial details of the partnership were not disclosed. Avago is already using TowerJazz for its existing, 10Gbps small form factor pluggable optical transceivers (SFPs).

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