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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


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


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


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

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.

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

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

San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report


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

Report: Snapchat Acquires Bitstrips For Around $100M


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

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


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 July 27: Opens Massive New Headquarters

L.A. Business Journal opens massive new headquarters, Hyperloop opens manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Influential raises $5 million, and more

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LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report


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.

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


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 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

Music Reports In Expansion


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>>.

Once High Flying Ouya On Block, Says Reports


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>>.

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>>.

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

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

socalTECH 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

MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter,


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

Spokeo Hits 150 Employees, Reports Growth


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>>.

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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Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report


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


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 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

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


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 Oct. 19: Oblong Industries Raises $65 Million

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Oblong Industries raises $65 million, image stability technology manufacturer MEMS Drive raises $11 million, CBS Orders Candy Crush game show, and more

Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report


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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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 5: Facebook Launches Snapchat-Like Camera

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Facebook launches Snapchat-like camera, Wave VR raises to $2.5 million, Disney Channel launches short-form movies online, and more

Report: Qualcomm Nears Final $34.7 Billion Bid For NXP Semiconductor


San Diego-based Qualcomm is nearing a deal to buy NXP Semiconductors NV , according to Bloomberg, citing "people familiar with the process. Bloomberg said the deal is rumored to be worth between $110 to $120M in cash a share, or $34.7 billion. Qualcomm has been rumored to be near a deal since the end of September. READ MORE>>.

Report: Tops $70M In Annual Revenues


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

Report: Tinder Now Valued Over $5 Billion


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>>.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 7: Techstars Launches Music Accelerator

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Techstars launches music accelerator, Rinse buys Washio’s assets, and Snapchat hires New York Post president for content team

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

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 30: Washio Folds Operations Following Inability to Find Buyer

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Washio folds operations following inability to find buyer, SpaceX to launch recycled rocket, Jessica Alba joins other celebrities on Apple’s new TV show, and more

Report: UCLA Among Top Schools For Googlers


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


Snapchat Selects Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs To Lead IPO, Says Report


Venice-based Snapchat has selected two investments banks--Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs--to lead the company's much anticipated IPO, according to a report from Reuters Wednesday afternoon. The report--citing "a source familiar with the situation"--said the IPO would value Snapchat at $25 billion. READ MORE>>.