Monday, November 12, 2018
Kofax Buys Division From Nuance
Irvine-based Kofax, which develops document imaging software and systems, has acquired the Document Imaging division of Nuance. Kofax paid $400M in cash for the division. Nuance said the sale of the division will help it focus on its conversational AI and cloud-related technologies; Kofax said the deal will help it bolster its "Intelligent Automation" technologies.

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Southern California's Woolsey Fire, As Seen From Space
Over the last three days, Southern California has been under siege, as "Red Flag" weather conditions and one of the warmest and driest summers on record for the region helped turn two fires--the Hill Fire, started in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, and the Woolsey Fire, started near the old Rocketdyne site in Simi Valley--into a raging inferno, consuming 85,500 acres in the Woolsey Fire and 4,531 acres in the Hill Fire, all between Los Angeles County and Ventura County. 179 structures were tallied as (More info...)

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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Payload To Space

Huntington Beach-based Rocket Lab, one of Southern California's new crop of space and rocket startups, has launched its first commercial payload to space, successfully sending its first paying payload to space on Sunday. Rocket Lab successfully put six small satellites into orbit into low earth orbit. The launch is the second, orbital launch for Rocket Lab, which is led by Peter Beck. Rocket Lab's small rockets--unlike those from another Los Angeles area company, SpaceX--are designed solely fo (More info...)

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Netflix To Shut Down Service On Wii
Netflix, the streaming movie and television service which has significant operations in the Los Angeles area, told its users over the weekend that it will be shutting down access to its service from Nintendo's venerable Wii gaming console. According to Netflix, it is shutting down its services ahead of Nintendo's announced closing of the Wii Shop Channel on Nintendo Wii in 2019. Netflix said that services on the console will only be available until January 31, 2019. The shutdown--while disappoin (More info...)

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