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Dreamhost Gets Win As DOJ Backs Off Requests For Anti-Trump Website Visitors
Los Angeles-based hosting provider Dreamhost has scored a big legal win, after the U.S. Department of Justice retreated on its original request for the IP addresses and information for every visitor to the anti-Trump website, DisruptJ20.org. According to Dreamhost, the DOJ has now asked the court to exclude the HTTP access and error logs for the website, as well as unpublished text and photographs which had not been published by the owner of the site. The filing by the U.S. attorney's office sai (More info...)

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Spokeo Taps Technology Vet As CFO
Pasadena-based people search site Spokeo has named longtime Los Angeles technology veteran Tom Fuelling as its new Chief Financial Officer, the company said today. Fuelling was most recently CFO over at Laurel & Wolf, and also has served at such companies as OpenX and Hulu. Spokeo said Fuelling will help support its growth and ongoing innovation, and will oversee its accounting and finance teams. Fuelling also previously served at ARTISTdirect, SegaGameWorks, and Village Roadshow Pictures. Fuell (More info...)

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FreedomPop Rolls Out $49 Annual Mobile Phone Plan
Tired of forking over what amounts to nearly a car payment worth of dollars for your mobile phone plan every month? Los Angeles-based FreedomPop has rolled out a new, annual mobile phone plan which costs a mere $49 for an entire year, including 1,000 minutes, 1,000 texts and 1 GB of data per month. According to FreedomPop, it's looking to move the mobile phone industry to an "internet-centric' model similar to Dropbox, LinkedIn, and others with the move. FreedomPop is a MVNO, using the networks (More info...)

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Linksys Targets Gamers With New Gaming Router
Playa Vista-based networking equipment maker Linksys--which is part of Belkin--has rolled out a new Ethernet router specifically aimed at the gaming market. According to Linksys, its new WRT32X gaming Router has a new "prioritization engine" which optimizes high speed gaming and provides low latency to videogame traffic. Linksys says its "Killer Prioritization Engine" works with "Killer Networking" hardware found in such gaming and performance PCs from Dell (Alienware/XPS), Gigabyte, MSI, Razer, (More info...)

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Sorrento Therapeutics Invests In New Company, Celularity
San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals developer Sorrento Therapeutics announced on Monday that it has invested in a newly former company, Celularity, focused on treatment of cancer, inflammatory and degenerative diseases, and functional regeneration using placental technology. Sorrento said it will make a capital investment, and also provide certain immuno-oncology and cellular therapy intellectual property and assets to Celularity. Celularity will be headquartered in Warren, New Jersey. Size of t (More info...)

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JMI Equity Invests In Arena Solutions
San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity has made an investment in Foster City, California-based Arena Solutions, the two said this morning. Size of thee investment was not announced. Arena said the strategic growth equity investment will further its growth. Brian Hersman, General Partner at JMI, as well as Suken Vakil, Principal at JMI, will join Arena's Board of Directors as a result of the investment. Arena Solutions develops a cloud-based product development software platform aimed (More info...)

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Inseego Names Chief Strategy Officer
San Diego-based mobile broadband equipment maker Inseego is continuing to reshape its executive team, after a major shift in direction, saying today that it has named Chris Lytle as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Lytle was most recently President of Vavulus, a provider of cloud-based marketing, sales, and compliance software for the healthcare industry. Lytle was also previously at Morgan Stanley and a portfolio manager at hedge fund RCL Capital. Inseego said Lytle has been a special consultant (More info...)

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