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  • Disney Picks 11 Tech and Media Firms for Startup-Accelerator Program

    Disney has announced 11 technology and media startups that will participate in the Disney Accelerator incubator and investment program, designed to provide entrepreneurs access to top execs and resources -- and give the Mouse House access to up-and-coming...
  • For startup firm Heyy, a bet on missed connections

    For startup firm Heyy, a bet on missed connections
    Usually the point of a dating app is to meet someone online. A Baltimore startup wants to help people who already met — or at least saw each other — for a too-brief moment. It's the smartphone version of the "missed connection" ad. Heyy LLC,...
  • Big Kahuna award, $213,000 up for grabs at Siemer Summit

    Big Kahuna award, $213,000 up for grabs at Siemer Summit
    Thirty-five start-ups are vying for a $213,000 prize this week in Santa Monica at the Siemer Summit, a conference for entrepreneurs and investors. A total of 10 "WaveMaker" awards are scheduled to be given away, including the Silicon Beach Award and the...
  • Executive Profile: Jennifer Holmgren

    Executive Profile: Jennifer Holmgren
    The discovery of a tiny microbe inside a rabbit's gut wooed Jennifer Holmgren away from the company where she had worked for 23 years and into the arms of a little known startup, LanzaTech New Zealand Limited. This wasn't just any microbe. Inside a test...
  • Start-up Victorious aims to help YouTube stars develop fan communities

    Start-up Victorious aims to help YouTube stars develop fan communities
    Victorious, a mobile platform designed to better connect YouTube stars with their fans, has officially launched. The Santa Monica start-up puts video creators in control of their brands by giving each his or her own unique app. The apps will be...
  • Newport council explores water taxi pilot project

    Before Newport Beach decides whether to go through with a water taxi pilot project, a Harbor Commission subcommittee suggested that it consider its neighbor to the north. The Marina del Rey WaterBus system would be the most feasible for Newport Beach to...
  • Fund created to help launch green energy businesses in Illinois

    Fund created to help launch green energy businesses in Illinois
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the Clean Energy Trust on Wednesday announced the creation of a revolving equity fund that will make $4.6 million available to grow early-stage clean energy businesses in the state.  “Illinois is a national leader in...
  • Media Companies, NAB Applaud Supreme Court Ruling Against Aereo

    Media conglomerates and the National Assn. of Broadcasters were quick to cheer the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision Wednesday finding that Internet-streaming startup Aereo violated the Copyright Act. "Aereo characterized our lawsuit as an attack on...
  • Borrowing from Lego to build on education

    Middle schoolers in the Fountain Valley School District are about to get a leg up in the evolution of science education. More technically, it's a Lego up. The toy company that inspired generations of creative imagination with its iconic interlocking...
  • YouTube Network Tastemade Raises $25 Million Led by Scripps, Liberty Media

    Food Network owner Scripps Networks Interactive is buying a piece of Tastemade -- a YouTube multichannel network building a stable of food-centric programming for online audiences. Tastemade announced $25 million in series C funding, led by Scripps...
  • In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions

    In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions
    Whenever Baltimore-area companies sell themselves to out-of-state firms, economists and local leaders alike bemoan the loss. Another headquarters gone. Fewer corporate decision-makers here. Possible job cuts. But Silicon Valley's deals for two...