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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.

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

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New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region

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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: Snapchat Raises $175M More

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According to the report, the new funding values Snapchat at $16 billion, the same valuation as the company's last funding injection. Venice-based instant messaging app maker Snapchat has raised another $175M in funding , according to the WSJ this morning, from Fidelity Investments. Snapchat has now raised more than $1.2 billion in funding.

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.

Silicon Beach Report July 19: Snapchat Confirms Bitstrips Acquisition

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Snapchat confirms Bitstrips acquisition, Hyperloop One hits back at former executives, DreamWorks inks virtual reality deal, and more

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.

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>>.

MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter, FilmContact.com

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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

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

Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report

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Los Angeles has 8 percent of all the "unicorn" companies globally, according to a new study released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. The school said the study companies as a unicorn if they exceeded a value of $1 billion during any month between January 2014 and the end of 2015. READ MORE>>.

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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

Music Reports Inks Major Deal With Pandora

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Woodland Hills-based Music Reports , which provides music rights administration services to the music industry, has inked a big deal with streaming music service Pandora. According to Pandora, it has tapped Music Reports to manage the mechanical licensing and royalty administration for its upcoming interactive streaming service.

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>>.

Amplify, MuckerLab, and TechStars Among Top Accelerators, Says Report

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seed accelerator amplify muckerlab techstars ranking report sxsw startup incubator incubateA project created to rank startup accelerators , has put three, Southern California startup accelerators among the top programs in the U.S. for startup accelerators, according to results released at SXSW over the weekend. READ MORE>>.

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>>.

Ross Levinsohn Named Head of The Hollywood Reporter

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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>>.

Silicon Beach Report July 26: Neil Clark Warren Steps Down as eHarmony’s CEO

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Neil Clark Warren steps down as eHarmony’s chief executive, SteelHouse Countersues rival, Scopely raises $55 million, and more

Report: Lynda.com Tops $70M In Annual Revenues

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The new revenue numbers came via TechCrunch. READ MORE>>. lynda instruction online video help tutorial education

Report: UCLA Among Top Schools For Googlers

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UCLA ranks with Stanford, UC Berkeley, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon as the top source of Google employees, according to the report. READ MORE>>.

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Report: Tinder Now Valued Over $5 Billion

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Los Angeles-based Tinder , the mobile dating app developer led by Sean Rad, is now worth over $5 billion, according to a report Friday from Bloomberg. Bloomberg said that IAC recently bought 10 percent of Tinder from venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, for $500M. Bloomberg cited "people with knowledge of the deal." READ MORE>>.

Bitcoin Inventor Found Living In LA, Says Report

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Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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But, how are those accelerators doing so far in terms of attracting capital and attention to Southern California startups? Image courtesy Bigstock.

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report

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The report covers all business entrepreneurs, not just those in the high tech industry. A new study released by the  Kauffman Foundation this week shows that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has the highest number of entrepreneurs per 100,000 people, of the top fifteen largest MSAs.

Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013

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But, how successful have they been? We''ve analyzed our database of angel and. Title image courtesy Bigstock. Our analysis. companies in the last year.

Silicon Beach Report June 30: Disney to Buy $3.5 Billion Stake in Online MLB

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Disney to buy $3.5 billion stake in online MLB, Honest Co. moving slowly to IPO, Woven Digital raises $18.5 million, and more

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Silicon Beach Afternoon Report June 17: Activision Blizzard Sets Its Sights on Television

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CheckAlt picks up Klik Technologies, Activision Blizzard announces Netflix series, Los Angeles venture capitalist secures startup funds, and more

Report: ExpenseCloud Acquired By TriNet

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Los Angeles-based expense management software and services developer ExpenseCloud , which was founded by Eric Sikola and Dan Fritcher, has been acquired by human resources provider Trinet , according to reports today. According to PandoDaily, citing "sources with direct knowledge of the transaction", the deal was signed last Thursday.

Report: Los Angeles, New York Better For Female Founders

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A report, issued earlier this week by venture firm the Female Founders Fund , says that Los Angeles, and New York, are better markets than Silicon Valley to find funding for female founders. READ MORE>>. female founders investment entrepreneur founded venture capital

MaintenanceNet Reports Record Year

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Carlsbad-based MaintenanceNet , the developer of software-as-a-service used for managing service contracts and service quotes for manufacturers and others, reported today that it has had a record year. The firm said it had year-over-year revenue growth of nearly 115 percent worldwide, and increased its staff by 60 percent. READ MORE>>.

Report: Snapchat Expects $300M To $350M In Revenue In 2016

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Venice, California-based Snapchat reportedly is hoping to generate between $300M and $350M in revenue this year, according to a report published Tuesday. The report, from Recode, cited "multiple sources" in the sales target. READ MORE>>. snapchat revenues growth

Report: Fidelity Writes Down Investment in Snapchat

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A report Tuesday in the Financial Times said that investment giant Fidelity has written its investment in Los Angeles-based Snapchat by 25 percent, citing data from a Morningstar report. Snapchat--arguably, the most visible "unicorn" startup in Southern California--had been valued at $15 billion in its last fundraising round.

Fisker Karma Panned In Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports said in a release that the Fisker Karma is "full of flaws", including a dash that is an "ergonomic disaster". READ MORE>>.

Report: Los Angeles Ranks Sixth In Active Startup Ecosystems

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A new report this week from the Startup Genome Project has ranked Los Angeles as number six in a list of the world's most active startup ecosystems. The report ranked the cities by "startup throughput"--the number of startups, startup success rates, availability of capital, job creation, and other factors. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report July 26: OpenMail Buys Infospace for $45M

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OpenMail buys Infospace for $45 million, SGN buys TinyCo, Snapchat’s new feature allows users to store pictures, and more

The Colbert Report, Daily Show Return To Hulu

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Silicon Beach Report July 1: Hyperloop One Co-Founder Replaced

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Hyperloop One co-founder replaced, Faraday Future signs electric racecar partnership, virtual reality startup Within picks up Disney and Zynga vets, and more