Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Surf Air Launches Black Friday Promotion
In an interesting marketing effort, Los Angeles-based subscription-based airline Surf Air is looking to attract more subscribers to its service, through a Black Friday sale. The company did not say what kinds of promotions it would offer--only putting up a signup page for its offers requesting an email and phone number--however, it appears to be a fairly unconventional approach to attracting the high-end subscribers who use its service. Surf Air offers up flights between Southern California and (More info...)

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PlayVS Adds $30.5M For High School eSports Network
Los Angeles-based PlayVS has raised $30.5M in a Series B funding, to continue buildout of its high school, eSports network, the company said this week, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group. The funding also included New Enterprise Associates, Science Inc, Crosscut Ventures, Adidas, Samsung, P. Diddy, Rich Dennis, David Drummund of Alphabet, and Rahul Mehta. The funding brings the company's total raised to over $45M, including a June 2018 Series A. PlayVS has created a set of rules and (More info...)

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NASA To Launch Safety Review Of SpaceX As A Result Of Musk Pot Video
NASA is getting set to launch a full safety review of Hawthorne-based rocket maker SpaceX, as a direct result of Elon Musk smoking marijuana on the Joe Rogan Experience in September. The safety review at SpaceX--which looks like will also be applied to Boeing, which also has a commercial space program competing against SpaceX--reportedly "rankled agency leaders" who felt the safety review is needed to ensure the American public that "when we put an astronaut on a rocket, they'll be safe", accord (More info...)

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Semtech Deploys On Mallorca
Camarillo-based analog and mixed-signal semiconductor maker Semtech said this morning that has deployed its LoRa lower power, wireless networking devices as part of an Internet-of-Things (IoT) deployment on the island of Mallorca, in Spain. According to Semtech, IOTLABS, a developer of Internet-of-Things services, has launched an application on Mallorca which uses Semtech's LoRa technology to provide monitoring of water levels and air quality in real time on the island. Semtech did not say how m (More info...)

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ResMed Names New Board Member
San Diego-based ResMed, which provides patient monitoring devices and healthcare software, said Tuesday that it has named Harjit Gill to its board of directors. Gill is currently an advisor to Delmedica Investments, a company focused on respiratory health, and also previously had been Executive Vice president and CEO of Philips ASEAN & Pacific, in addition to serving in many other roles in Philips Consumer Electronics businesses worldwide. Gill replaces Gary W. Pace, who has retired from ResMed' (More info...)

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