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Silicon Beach Reporter Oct. 6: Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO

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Snapchat reportedly preparing for $25 billion initial public offering, Reaction Commerce raises $2.7 million, Rubicon Project hires Google executive as chief product officer, and more

Report: Snapchat Nearing 1 Billion In Ad Revenues

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A report, published by eMarketer on Tuesday, says that Venice, California-based Snapchat will earn an estimated $1 billion in ad revenues next year. The report predicted that Snapchat will represent 2 percent of social network ad dollars in the US next year. snapchat advertising social networking report estiateREAD MORE>>.

Report: LA Should Emulate San Francisco, NYC For Startup, Tech Efforts

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Tech Agenda report, edited by David C. angeles tech agenda report economic growth garcetti The L.A. READ MORE>>.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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Despite the fact LA lacking VCs, Be Great reports VCs and angel firms invested an average of about $4 million, ranging from $25,000 to $30 million.

New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region

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technology jobs employment report nationwide angeles diego santa barbara irvineThe highest ranked was San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos , with 11.1

“Built In L.A.” Releases Its First Los Angeles Digital Startup Report

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As we reported earlier, Built in L.A., will continue to provide Los Angeles free comprehensive digital startup reports quarterly and annually.

Report: Disney Will Not Bid On Twitter

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A report, published late Wednesday evening, says that Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. will not make a bid for Twitter , which reportedly has been looking to sell the company. Disney had been reported to be looking at Twitter in September. READ MORE>>. disney twitter merger acquisition rumor investment banking

Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017

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View the Slideshow A little more than a year ago, amid a resurgence in San Diego’s software sector, Xconomy identified a baker’s dozen of local tech companies to watch in 2016. The results were so encouraging, we’re doing it again. Such lists can be entirely relative, but I sought to adjust for the capricious effects of subjectivity.

San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report

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That’s according to a report being released today by Connect, the local nonprofit group focused on technology and entrepreneurship.

Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO

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is reportedly preparing for a $25 billion initial public offering of its stock this March Snap Inc.

Report: Snapchat Acquires Bitstrips For Around $100M

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Fortune citing multiple sources, says the companies refused to comment on the deal. READ MORE>>.

Report: Unilever Eyes The Honest Company

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An unconfirmed report Thursday afternoon, from TechCrunch, says that Unilever is in early talks to acquire the company, founded by Jessica Alba and SoCal serial entrepreneur Brian Lee. Is another, Los Angeles consumer startup-- The Honest Company --about to be acquired by Unilever ? READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 19: L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

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tech wages rising fastest in the nation, Activision runs Snapchat zombie karaoke lens, and YP hires new CEO

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report

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The report covers all business entrepreneurs, not just those in the high tech industry. angeles entrepreneurship kauffman report entrepreneur businessThe information came out in the annual index, which showed that while 2010 had a very high startup rate--the highest in 15 years--those new businesses are not generating jobs.

Report: DreamWorks Animation, Comcast In Acquisition Talks

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A report this morning from the WSJ says that Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation SKG and Comcast are in talks, where Comcast will pay more than $3 billion for DreamWorks. The WSJ report cited "people familiar with the matter" in its report, which it says will put Comcast up against Walt Disney Co. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report July 27: Edmunds.com Opens Massive New Headquarters

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Edmunds.com opens massive new headquarters, Hyperloop opens manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Influential raises $5 million, and more

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Music Reports In Expansion

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Los Angeles-based Music Reports , the private equity-backed firm which provides music rights administrative services, said Friday that it has made a major expansion of its employees and offices. Music Reports is backed by ABRY Partners. music reports musicreports software reporting online expansion jobsREAD MORE>>.

SPECIAL REPORT: Tech Industry Charges Up Office Market

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The L.A. office market saw a solid third quarter, with the vacancy rate narrowing to 14.8 percent from 16.2 percent in the same period last year, according to data from Jones Lang LaSalle

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 13: Hyperloop One Raises $50 Million

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Hyperloop One raises $50 million, Soylent tells customers to throw away vomit-inducing bars, Atari’s Nolan Bushnell launches virtual reality company, and more

Silicon Beach Report June 29: Avatar to Become Massive Multiplayer Game

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Avatar to become massive multiplayer game, All Def Digital raises $10 million, Snapchat opens Paris office, and more

Once High Flying Ouya On Block, Says Reports

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Once highflying Santa Monica-based gaming console developer Ouya is on the block, after the company tripped a debt covenant from one of its investors, according to a report. The sale comes due to debt owed to TriplePoint Capital, according to the report. OUYA is led by Julie Ehrman. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 10: Nasty Gal Files for Bankruptcy

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Nasty Gal files for bankruptcy, Snapchat to launch roving vending machines for its Spectacles, and Greenfly raises $6.2 million

MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter, FilmContact.com

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mysetlife hollywood reporter producer content filmmaker investedinDetails of the business arrangements with those firms was not announced.

Third-Quarter Report Shows Slowdown in VC Activity, & Top 10 Deals

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Venture capital activity is gradually easing from last year’s peak, according to a new quarterly report put together by Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. deals (1,796 companies) during the third quarter that ended September 30, according to the inaugural “Venture Monitor” report released today.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 28: Six Senior Execs Leave Faraday Future

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Six senior executives leave Faraday Future, Soylent recalls powder after people get sick, and GM’s Maven expands car-sharing network to Los Angeles

Report: Amazon Paid $15M For Latest Woody Allen Film

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Amazon.com has paid $15M for the untitled film from Woody Allen , according to the Hollywood Reporter, which said that the amount is more than three times what Woody Allen got for his last film. READ MORE>>. amazon prime instant video content hollywood woody allen director creative movie movies theater

Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report

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According to the report, the Tech Coast Angels slipped from last year''s number one position, due to the activity of the New York Angels.

Spokeo Hits 150 Employees, Reports Growth

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Pasadena-based people search engine provider Spokeo is up to 150 employees in its Pasadena headquarters, almost double the number of employees it had in 2012, the company said today. The site--which is led by Harrison Tang--said the growth compaes as it saw 159 percent revenue growth between 2012 and 2014. READ MORE>>.

Report: Gender Gap In Tech Worst For 18-25 Year Olds

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Santa Monica-based salary comparison startup Comparably , which is led by startup veteran Jasaon Nazar, has run a survey of over 10,000 technology employers, to help break down some information about the pay gap between men and women. The startup's survey found that the pay gap is worst for women in the 18 to 25 year old age bracket. READ MORE>>.

MoneyTree Report: Southern California Q3 Venture Totals Drop To $663.27M

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Southern California's venture capital totals dropped significantly in Q3 of 2016, to a mere $663.2M in funding, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters. billion in funding received in the region in Q2. billion funding round for Snapchat. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 14: Comparably Hires eHarmony’s President Armen Avedissian

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Comparably hires eHarmony’s president Armen Avedissian, LeEco buys production studio Dichotomy Creative Group, and Snapchat increases ad targeting

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 3: Machinima Coming to Amazon Prime.

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Sensay raises $4.5 million, Time Warner purchases 10 percent of Hulu, Machinima coming to Amazon Prime, and more

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Report: Snapchat Looking To Raise $4 Billion In IPO

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Venice-based Snapchat is hoping to launch an IPO, which will raise the company an astounding $4 billion in capital--valuing the company at between $25 billion and $35 billion--according to a report on Wednesday from Bloomberg. The report cites "people familiar with the matter" for the information. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 22: Hyperloop One Planning Self-Driving Vehicles

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Hyperloop One planning self-driving vehicles, SpaceX selected for NASA’s earth survey mission, and Riot negotiating $90M deal to stream League of Legends

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 16: Chow Now Integrated with Google Search

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Chow Now integrated with Google search, Content Check acquires Honest Cooking, Intel to open L.A. virtual reality studio, and more

Snapchat Reportedly Near Acquisition Of Vurb For $110M

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Venice-based Snapchat is reportedly near a $110M acquisition of mobile search startup Vurb , according to reports. The original report cited a "person famliar with the deal". Neither Snapchat nor Vurb have yet confirmed the deal, which apparently has yet to be signed. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 8: Walt Disney to Acquire Stake in MLB Streaming Platform for $1B

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Walt Disney to acquire stake in MLB streaming platform for $1 billion, SpaceX Ships rocket to Texas for preliminary testing, West Hollywood’s Opinit acquired by Canadian app developer, and more

Report: Pokemon Go Now On More Phones Than Twitter

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Irvine-based research firm MFour Mobile Research says that the Pokemon Go phenomenon has now resulted in the new, augmented reality game passing up Twitter in installations on smartphones. READ MORE>>. pokemon pokemongo videogame nintendo twitter smartphone research mfour analytics

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 2: Bam Ventures Launches Incubator for Brian Lee’s Ideas

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Bam Ventures launches incubator for Brian Lee’s ideas, Bankrupt Nasty Gal may have a suitor, Annapurna Pictures launches video game division, and more

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 11: Hyperloop One Settles Employee Lawsuit

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Hyperloop One settles employee lawsuit, Tastemade has 20 million monthly views on Instagram Stories, real estate loan platform Peer Street raises $15 million, and healthcare information site Renew raises $3 million