Monday, August 24, 2015

Bay Area Tech Wire - Aug. 24

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Aug. 24, 2015
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Redwood City-Based Carbon3D Raises $100 Million in Third Round
o San Jose-Based Cavendish Kinetics Raises $36 Million "Final" Round
o San Jose-Based NanoTech Lands Licensing Deal for Paramount Pictures Title
o San Francisco-Based Scality Raises $45 Million in Fourth Round
o Google Express Workers Vote in Favor of Teamsters Representation
o Bay Area Tech Companies Named to "Change the World" List
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Briefly Noted: Intel Security, eBay Motors, SAS

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o Redwood City-Based Carbon3D Raises $100 Million in Third Round

Redwood City, Calif.-- Carbon3D, a Redwood City-based 3D printing company, on Monday announced it has raised $100 million in its third round of venture capital, which was led by Google Ventures. Carbon3D was founded in 2013 in Chapel Hill, N.C. The company is working "at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science," and is focused on allowing customers to go beyond basic prototyping to achieve commercial-scale 3D manufacturing. Investors in Carbon3D also include Yuri Milner, Reinet Fund, Sequoia Capital, Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Northgate Capital, and The Autodesk Spark Investment Fund.
http://carbon3d.com/news/carbon3d-closes-series-c/
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o San Jose-Based Cavendish Kinetics Raises $36 Million "Final" Round

San Jose, Calif.-- Cavendish Kinetics, a San Jose-based provider of RF MEMS radio components for smartphones, handhelds and wearable devices, on Monday said it has completed its latest funding round with a raise of $36 million. The funds will be used to accelerate the development of its RF components, according to the company. Samples of Cavendish's new generation of RF MEMS components are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2016, and will ramp into volume production in the second half of 2016. Investors in Cavendish, which was founded in 1994, include Qualcomm, Tallwood Venture Capital, Wellington Partners, Celtic House Venture Partners, Clarium Capital, and Torteval Investments.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150824005354/en/Cavendish-Kinetics-Raises-36-Million-Transforms-LTE#.VdtwWyVViko
http://www.cavendish-kinetics.com/
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o San Jose-Based NanoTech Lands Licensing Deal for Paramount Pictures Titles

San Jose, Calif.-- NanoTech Entertainment, a San Jose-based provider of streaming TV content, on Monday announced it has signed a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures that will give UltraFlix users access to over 950 films. The network will begin offering the catalog of titles starting September 1. "This significant agreement will further establish UltraFlix as the leading provider of the best quality content of any streaming network," according to the announcement from NanoTech, which operates seven separate technology business units, focusing on 3D, content, media & IPTV, mobile apps, and manufacturing.
https://ntek.com/pressreleases/2015-08-24-ParamountPictures.pdf
http://www.UltraFlix.com
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o San Francisco-Based Scality Raises $45 Million in Fourth Round

San Francisco -- Scality, a San Francisco-based provider of software-based storage technology, on Monday announced it has raised $45 million in its fourth round of venture capital. Founded in 2009, Scality offers storage for "capacity-driven" workloads such as cloud services, video, and enterprise archiving. Its system runs on any standard servers powered by Linux, such as ones from HP, Dell, Cisco, SuperMicro, or Seagate. Investors in Scality's new venture capital round include Menlo Ventures and a new strategic partner for the company, BroadBand Tower.
http://www.scality.com/scality-closes-45-million-dollar-series-d-funding/
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o Google Express Workers Vote in Favor of Teamsters Representation

San Leandro, Calif. – As part of a growing trend at online retailers, warehouse and shipping workers at Google Express Services voted on Monday in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, Calif. The 151 workers at Google Express in Palo Alto, employed through a contractor named Adecco, "sought out the Teamsters for help with improving working conditions and treatment on the job," according to an announcement from the union. The move follows similar organizing efforts by employees at Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, eBay, Zynga, Genentech, Amtrak and Evernote. Workers at Google Express have complained about lack of ventilation in their workplace, low wages and poor benefits, as well as mandatory short-term employment agreements with Adecco that limit the workers to two years before the company automatically terminates their employment.
http://teamster.org/news/2015/08/google-express-workers-choose-teamsters-representation
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o Bay Area Tech Companies Named to "Change the World" List

San Francisco –- Google, Cisco and Facebook were all ranked in the Top 10 in Fortune Magazine's first "Change the World" list of 50 companies that have made a sizeable impact on major global social or environmental problems as part of their competitive strategy. Other
local tech companies on the list included Intel, Twitter, and Fitbit.
http://fortune.com/change-the-world/
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> Chief Information Security Officer, San Francisco

The City and County of San Francisco is recruiting for the position of Chief Information Security Officer (City CISO). Minimum Qualifications required at time of submittal: Security Clearance: Applicants must have federal security clearance at the SECRET level or higher within the last ten years to apply. Must have at least 5 years of experience in a senior leadership role overseeing information security
initiatives. Bachelor’s degree required. Annual salary range is up to $174,850. Appointments above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. Interested candidates are asked to apply before September 14, 2015. Send resume and cover letter to apply@ralphandersen.com. Details on requirements in full brochure at
http://www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/san_francisco_ciso.html or contact Mr. Robert Burg or Mr. Greg Nelson at 916-630-4900

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o Briefly Noted:

(Santa Clara, Calif.) Intel Security, a provider of security technology and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use, on Monday named Richard Steranka to lead its worldwide channel sales. He joins Intel Security from Avaya where he led the company's Connect Partner program.
http://www.intelsecurity.com

(San Jose, Calif.) eBay Motors has announced a partnership with Assurant Solutions, a provider of specialty protection products and services. Under the deal, eBay Motors shoppers can purchase extended service contracts on new, used, and refurbished automotive parts and accessories from Assurant.
http://www.assurantsolutions.com/media/news-articles/2015/med-news-08242015-t4.html

(Washington, D.C.) SAS, the large business analytics company, has appointed former Google sales manager Scott Frohman as its new Director of Federal Sales. Frohman comes to SAS from Google, where he served as Enterprise Federal Sales Manager for Defense and Intelligence. Prior to Google, he worked at IBM.
http://www.sas.com/

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> Chief Information Security Officer, San Francisco

The City and County of San Francisco is recruiting for the position of Chief Information Security Officer (City CISO). Minimum Qualifications required at time of submittal: Security Clearance: Applicants must have federal security clearance at the SECRET level or higher within the last ten years to apply. Must have at least 5 years of experience in a senior leadership role overseeing information security initiatives. Bachelor’s degree required. Annual salary range is up to $174,850. Appointments above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. Interested candidates are asked to apply before September 14, 2015. Send resume and cover letter to apply@ralphandersen.com. Details on requirements in full brochure at
http://www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/san_francisco_ciso.html or contact Mr. Robert Burg or Mr. Greg Nelson at 916-630-4900
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> Front End JavaScript Engineer -- First Opinion, Inc. -- San Francisco

First Opinion, Inc. in San Francisco is looking for an experienced Front End Engineer who can assist us in architecting and developing web based applications. With tens of thousands of users contacting our doctors, we are in search of a candidate who would take pride in keeping our services fast and reliable. Responsibilities: Build and contribute to complex interactive web applications. Collaborate with cross-functional teams. Essentials: Highly proficient in JavaScript, HTML, CSS. Understand key server-side web development concepts. Ability to build and work with SPA’s Technologies: While not all skills below are required, we will be favoring candidates who have experience working with the following technologies: Backbone.js, Marionette.js, AMD / Require.js, WebSockets, WebRTC, Grunt, Less, Mocha, Chai, Selenium, Linux, Git/Github, Python, PostgreSQL, Vagrant. Please email resumes to: paula-anne@firstopinionapp.com
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> Enterprise Architect - SFO

The EA for SFO is focused on developing and delivering a holistic view and framework for the Airport’s IT strategy, processes, and roadmap. Requires 5 years of senior level experience as an application and information systems architect; experience in the development of platforms, languages, and technologies is required. Bachelor’s degree required. Annual salary range is $123,578 to $157,742 plus outstanding benefits. Brochure available at http://www.ralphandersen.com. To apply, send a compelling cover letter and a comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com. Apply immediately; position open until filled. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Heather Renschler or Greg Nelsen at (916) 630-4900.
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