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Biotech Roundup: Hellos, Goodbyes, “Cures” Delays And Trial News

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And then the news flowed, from a fast reprieve for Juno Therapeutics to no mercy for Elizabeth Holmes. —Enough good trial news. —In other Merck news, U.K.-based The week started on a reflective note. There were other goodbyes: Peter DiLaura said so long to Second Genome, the microbiome company he led for six years.

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Attn: Gets $18.5M For News Site

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West Hollywood-based Attn: , a company which publishes an online news site focused on social topics like economic mobility, civil rights, education, criminal justice, and the environment, has raised $18.5M in a funding round, the company disclosed on Friday. attn venture capital news publishing content liberal social mobileREAD MORE>>.

Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites

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reached out to Michael after their surprising day at the top of Hacker News during early September. This article previously appeared in  Forbes.

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More Great News for #LATech – Crosscut Ventures Raises $75 Million Fund

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Crosscut Ventures  has just announced their 3rd fund and clocking in at $75 million , which will be focused heavily on Los Angeles – FTW.

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Rubicon Project's Big Winners: Clearstone, News Corp., Mayfield

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rubicon project merger acquisition clearstone news mayfield winners frank addante Who were the biggest winners in the successful IPO of Santa Monica-based Rubicon Project ? Rubicon''s President, Greg Raifman, now holds a stake worth $11.96M; and CFO and COO Todd Tappin''s stake is worth $10.0M.

AllSay Looks To Combine News, Opinion, Action

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allsay mobile opinion news personalized polling The startup said it has opened up in a select number of U.S. READ MORE>>.

Develop.la | L.A.’s Own Hacker News and Why Now?

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Hacker News in Silicon Valley is run by Paul Graham of Y Combinator , and they have been killing it for years. The framework in L.A. Sort of.

Frequency Inks Video News Deal With Newsy

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Los Angeles-based video streaming app and video distribution service Frequency , which is led by Blair Harrison, said today that it has inked a video news deal with millenial-focused video news service Newsy. frequency newsy video news distribution streamingFinancial details of the content licensing deal were not disclosed.

Uberpaper, Headed by Dmitry Shapiro, Takes On News Reading

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Dmitry Shapiro , the former founder and CEO of Veoh, and later head of MySpace Music and Facebook alternative Altly, said Thursday that he has launched Uberpaper , a new, online news reading service to help people read and navigate news. uberpaper startup news reading social voting reader software altly dmitry shapiro veoh

Snapchat Targets News Discovery With Discover Feature

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The new tool might help Snapchat become a serious player in directing young, mobile users to professional news sources. READ MORE>>.

StockTwits Adds Social News Rankings

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San Diego-based StockTwits , the stock-oriented, social messaging site run by Howard Lindzon, said this morning that it has launched a new, social news ranking feature on the service. The new feature is available on news stories listed by ticker symbol. financial finance trading stories ranking news social stocktwitsREAD MORE>>.

Splash News Acquired By Corbis

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Splash News is known for its celebrity, candid photos -- a staple of gossip magazines and publications, and television shows like TMZ and E!

Insights: Raise Money On Good News

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The first rule for raising money is to do it on good news � right when sales are increasing at an increasing rate. More.). READ MORE>>.

HitFix Heads To The Big Screen With Theater News Deal

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Los Angeles-based online entertainment site HitFix , which is headed by Jen Sargent, is in a new deal today which will bring the company''s entertainment news to theaters. movie theaters, said they are in a strategic relationship to bring entertainment news to theater screens. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

Move Acquired By News Corp.

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Move, Inc. , the operator of the Realtor.com, Move.com, and other related real estate businesses, is being acquired by News Corp. , in a deal worth approximately $950M, the two companies said this morning. According to the two, News Corp. Move will become an operating business of News Corp., READ MORE>>.

Snapchat Targets News Discovery With New Feature

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Snapchat, in its launch video, highlighted content from sources such as National Geographic, ABC, Yahoo News, People, the Daily Mail, CNN, the Food Network, and others. The new tool might help Snapchat become a serious player in directing young, mobile users to professional news sources. Launch video embed below. READ MORE>>.

Tumbleweed Aims At Millenials With News App

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The company said it is looking to "crack the Millenial news code" to get the younger generation interested and talking about news.

MediaPass Powers Weekly World News Paywall

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Now, MediaPass signed up another big customer for its software this week, Weekly World News. MediaPass is powering a paywall solution for Weekly World News, providing the software which makes it easier for existing online publishers put a pay model into place. READ MORE>>.

Tech Roundup: MasterClass moves south, AutoTech news and more

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Snapchat Eyes News, Advertising

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Venice-based Snapchat has plans to add news articles, advertisements, TV, and movie clips to the service, according to reports this week, in a new service called Snapchat Discovery. snapchat news advertising photo messaging disappearing social READ MORE>>.

LA Hacker News Meetup

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Saturday, January 22, 2011 -- LA Hacker News Meetup. Watch insightful presentations and mingle with like minded hackers and entrepreneurs at our monthly meetups. link] (more

Readers: Support Our News Coverage, Become A Member Today!

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Univision Acquires The Onion

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Los Angeles-based Univision said Tuesday that it has acquired satirical news site The Onion. READ MORE>>.

Calacanis Launches News Aggregation Service Inside.com

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Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup led by tech celebrity Jason Calacanis, apparently is shifting its focus to a new effort called Inside.com , focused on mobile news. inside.com mahalo service aggregation news calacanis jason READ MORE>>.

Cameron Kashani Launches COACCEL, The Human Accelerator

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News Profiles Cameron Kashani CoAccel Coloft Jasmine HannabyWhat is a Human Accelerator? We all need a support system. We all want to save time.

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Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: Picking Duck

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Celebrate Startup Tour News celebrate Celebrate 2015 Downtown Las Vegas games Los Angeles Picking Duck Pitch Competition semi-finalist Sports Tech Cocktail CelebrateCelebrate Conference in October. Among the participants that applied for the online competitions, only a progressed into the semi-finals. Tech.Co: Favorite team?

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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Stephan Paternot shares open letter to Facebook’s Zuckerberg

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” Who is Stephan Paternot, and why is his advice so relevant? Just ask anyone who rose and fell with the Internet bubble. Is Paternot jaded?

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Female Founders and CEOs | Cameron Rasouli of CoLoft

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She’s also half of the team that built the ever growing Coloft in Santa Monica, CA. Now I’ll let the interview take it from here. Extremely goofy.

Verve Wireless: 100M Mobile News Pages Per Month

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San Diego-based Verve Wireless is reporting tonight that the firm served up 100 million mobile news pages per month in 2009, up 160% year over year. The firm, which powers such mobile news applications as AP Mobile, said it is on track to serve up 2.2 billion news pages this year. READ MORE>>.

TechZulu LIVE from SXSWi | Join Us In Alcatel-Lucent’s Trend Lounge

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It’s the place where geeks go to cut loose, share their knowledge, test new concepts and network like crazy. That’s right. Want to Sponsor?

Slacker Radio Links With ABC News

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The firm said that the firm's listeners will have access to a dedicated news station including ABC News content. READ MORE>>.

Good News For Content Creators: $5M Available From YouTube

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The good news for content creators in Hollywood and elsewhere trying to make it on the Internet: YouTube , the video sharing site owned by Google, said today that it has just launched a new program which will invest five million dollars for new content partners.

DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii

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Blog Company Creation/Operation Fundraising General News Angel Capital Angel Investing Company Sale Exit Strategies Pasadena Angels Startups Valuation VC DFJ Frontier and Pasadena Angels have led a $1.4 million Series A funding in Edufii Inc., the social/mobile platform for skill development. Read more here. Tweet Tweet.

Girls Who Code Celebrates Graduates of First LA Summer Immersion Program

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News AT&T Girls in STEM girls who code LA Tech reshma saujani STEM Summer Immersion ProgramThe first graduates of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in LA will be celebrated this Tuesday, July 28th. The program was a success thanks in part to support from AT&T. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver the keynote address.

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TrueCar Wins U.S. News and World Report

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News & World Report to provide used car pricing and valuation to the publisher. News is now incorporating its ClearBook used car valuation tool on various places on its website. TrueCar , the auto pricing and automotive buying technology provider based in Santa Monica, said today that it has been selected by the U.S. READ MORE>>.

SodaHead.com Morphs Towards Social News

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Los Angeles-based SodaHead.com , the social question-and-answer and polling startup headed by former MySpace VP of Operations Jason Feffer, is morphing its focus towards the social news area, saying last night that the company is looking to become a "social newspaper." Tags: web2 startup news social sodahead READ MORE>>.

First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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Tonights Startup Weekend presentations are being judged by the following: Maneesh Goyal. Managing Director of Miramar Venture Partners. Patents.

Los Angeles Hacker News

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 -- Los Angeles Hacker News Meetup - January. Los Angeles Hacker News Meetup is back, with a great line up of speakers and an opportunity to share what you've been hacking on. See [link] (more

Hyperloop Co-Founder Is Suing Former Colleague For Harassment

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News hyperloop Hyperloop One lawsuit suingBrogan Bambrogan, the colorful cofounder of futuristic travel startup Hyperloop, left his position as CTO at the company  less than two weeks ago. Today, he’s suing a former colleague for harassment. The harassment allegation is complicated by both familial and financial ties.