Staff Reporter (Technology, Entertainment)
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment, banking & finance and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006.
Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area.
He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
He can be reached at (818) 316-3126, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ServiceTitan Inc. is relocating its headquarters to space in a Glendale office building once occupied by Nestle USA.
Semtech Corp. has partnered with Swiss hearing aid manufacturer Sonova Holding AG on a new device that uses the company’s long-range, low-power technology.
Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday closed on its $71.3 billion acquisition of the media assets of 21st Century Fox.
A former Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. executive will join the board of BlackLine Inc.
Kevin Tsujihara is stepping down as chief executive of Warner Bros. Entertainment, according to media reports.
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Jeffrey Travis, of virtual reality hardware firm Positron.
MEDIA: Market rebound raises distributor’s share price and capitalization.
So far this month, Cinedigm Corp. has managed to regain compliance with two rules to keep its shares on the Nasdaq.
CARRIER: Spirit Airlines will begin three-times-a-day flights starting June 20.
Spirit Airlines starts service from Hollywood Burbank Airport.
Special Report: Entertainment
Despite costly headsets and motion sickness, Valley companies involved in virtual reality see a market opportunity ahead for enhanced entertainment.
Cinedigm Corp. has added to its streaming footprint with the acquisition of a Northern California video-on-demand channel network.
InVia Robotics has sold its automated robot and management system to a warehouse of e-commerce fulfillment business in Reno, Nev.
Spirit Airlines will begin service in June between Hollywood Burbank Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Northrop Grumman has received a $322 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce a new rocket motor for a variant of its advanced anti-radiation guided missile system.
Qualstar Corp. had weak results in the fourth quarter but showed improvement for the full year.
BlackLine Inc. has promoted Patrick Villanova to chief accounting officer, the company announced Thursday.
Walt Disney Co. shareholders elected or re-elected nine members to the board at the annual meeting Thursday in St. Louis.
The Aviation Committee of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association received an update Wednesday on efforts to allow public events in aircraft hangars at Van Nuys Airport.
Cinedigm Corp. has regained compliance with a Nasdaq rule requiring its shares to have a minimum market capitalization of $15 million.
Tix Corp. has returned to selling discounted tickets to Cirque du Soleil shows at MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas.
AeroVironment Inc. beat Wall Street expectations on earnings and matched on revenue in the fiscal third quarter.
Capstone Turbine Corp. has received orders for its micoturbines from two California cannabis growing operations.
AUTOMOTIVE: Upgraded showroom offers advantage in competitive Ford market.
Sunrise Ford completes $24 million makeover.
FINANCE: Avinew attracts $5 million in seed money from venture capitalists.
InsureTech startup Avinew targets driverless cars.
CONSTRUCTION: Vans bring design to the middle class.
EZPlans delivers mobile architecture.
Craft brewer says cheers for helping during startup phase.
Beer named after chamber chief executive.
The Valley Industry & Commerce Association has come out against a June ballot measure for a parcel tax to raise money for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Semtech Corp. provided the long-range, low-power technology used by three companies recognized at the Innovation World Cup at MWC Barcelona this week.
Northrop Grumman Corp. produced its 500th center fuselage for the F-35 Lighting II jet fighter this week at its Palmdale manufacturing facility, the company announced Monday.
There is likely no bubble in the Antelope Valley residential housing market, a real estate broker told a crowd of about 250 people Friday morning at the Antelope Valley Board of Trade outlook conference.
Peter Hirsch has joined BlackLine Inc. as chief technology officer.
Semtech Corp. has joined as a sponsor of the Future Networks Innovation Lab in London that will promote the use of the Internet of Things.
Deckers Outdoor Corp. will close its Camarillo distribution center this summer, resulting in layoffs for 99 employees.
Technology: ‘Jurassic’ campaigns show promise, but not for every film.
Universal Studios executives discuss virtual reality campaigns.
Labor availability attracts tenants to newly built warehouses in Tejon.
Kern County becoming distribution center.
Interlink Electronics Chief Executive Steven Bronson talks about removing the company’s stock from the Nasdaq.
Steve Bronson of Interlink Electronics Inc.
DEFENSE: Moorpark contractor orders and ships sundry items.
‘Amazon for the Pentagon’ in Moorpark.
Bank of America is laying off more than 120 employees from its home loan department in Simi Valley effective later this year.
BlackLine Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on revenue and adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter.
California is having one of its best seasons ever when it comes to production of one-hour television series, according to a new report from FilmL.A.
ASGN gains, NetSol improves and Cinedigm meets Wall Street expectations.
Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Co. have donated a hybrid rocket motor to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Shares of Capstone Turbine Inc. fell more than 13 percent Friday, the day after the company reported a wider net loss and a decrease in revenue for the fiscal third quarter.
The share price of Tix Corp. dropped by 12 percent Wednesday after an open letter from an investor advocated for new leadership on the Studio City company’s board of directors.
Walt Disney Co. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue in the fiscal first quarter.
Teledyne Technologies Inc. closed on Tuesday its acquisition of the scientific imaging businesses of Roper Technologies Inc.
Bart Mendel divides his time between managing construction projects and teaching meditation.
Bart Mendel blends business and Buddhism.
MANAGEMENT: To evolve with Hollywood, firm thinks 36 months ahead.
Xytech systemizes innovation.