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Vertebrae Launches Augmented Reality E-Commerce Platform

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Santa Monica-based augmented reality advertising and software provider Vertebrae announced Nov. 12 the launch of its new e-commerce AR platform, Axis

Miso Robotics' Robot Chef Continues Work at Dodger Stadium

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A Pasadena robotics and artificial intelligence outfit that’s been using a robot to fry chicken tenders at Dodger Stadium just gave the bots an upgrade to include the frying skill

ServiceTitan Secures $165M From Venture Capital Group to Expand

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan Inc. has secured $165 million in funding from a venture capital group to build out its home services software firm through acquisitions and moves into new markets

Cornerstone Buys Grovo Learning for $24M

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. has acquired privately held Grovo Learning Inc., a New York City-based technology company

Xprize Names Anousheh Ansari Chief Executive

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Playa Vista-based Xprize Foundation Inc. on Oct. 18 named technology entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari is its new chief executive

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 16: Sony Skipping E3

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SpaceX launches communications satellite; Sony bows out of E3 but Activision and Warner Bros. are in; Boring Co. accused of withholding tunnel information

LA Ranks Second in Tech Office Market Rent Growth

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Los Angeles’ technology sector is growing, according to a recent study from real estate brokerage firm CBRE Group Inc

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L.A. Among the Finalists for Amazon’s 2nd Headquarters

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Los Angeles was named by Amazon as one of the 20 finalist cities for the Seattle e-commerce giant’s second headquarters

Car-Share Startup HyreCar Report Q3 Revenue Up 224 Percent to $2.7 M

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HyreCar Inc., a downtown Los Angeles-based company allowing prospective ride-share drivers to temporarily lease vehicles from dealerships, announced Nov. 8 its third-quarter revenue grew 224 percent to $2.7 million over last year

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 15: Snap Subpoenaed

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SpaceX internet satellites approved; WeRecover gains $2 million; Snap complies with request for IPO details

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 11: SpaceX Shifts Gears on Satellite Testing

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Seven exit SpaceX's satellite testing team; Hulu prioritizes non-English content; new Office of Child Protection website launches with AI

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 14: $165 Million for ServiceTitan

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Netflix tries mobile-only subscription; Snapchat drops prices for AR ads; ServiceTitan brings total funding to $326 million

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 13: LA Out in Amazon HQ Bid

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Google opens office doors to historic Playa Vista office; SpaceX honors first African-American NASA trainee; LAEDC predicts prosperity without Amazon

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Cloud9 Plans New Esports Facility

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Santa Monica e-sports organization Cloud9 Esports Inc. has raised a $53.6 million Series B round finalized Oct.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 12: Musk, Garcetti Chat Boring Co. Projects

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Elon Musk talks sewage and other Boring application with Eric Garcetti; Vertebrae launches AR platform for e-tailers; Wii users will have to look elsewhere for Netflix

Activision Blizzard Names New President; Leadership Team Members

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Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard Inc. named J. Allen Brack its new president of Blizzard Entertainment Oct. 4, alongside two new promotions to the executive leadership team

DreamHost Receives $18M Loan from J.P. Morgan

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Downtown LA-based DreamHost, a provider of web hosting and site management, announced Oct. 30 it completed an $18 million debt financing credit facility with J.P. Morgan Chase and Co

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Momentum IoT Lands $3.1 Million

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Long Beach-based mixed fleet management software developer Momentum IoT announced Sept. 10 it raised $3.1 million

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 24: Fandango Signs South American Ticketing Deal

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Netflix denies racially targeted ad accusations; Snap registers 418,000 new voters; Fandango signs 15-country ticketing deal

Fighting Suicide With Software

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Adolescent suicides – and preventing them –is in the crosshairs of a software firm

Local Energy Firm Executive Forms Project Financing Company

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The chief executive of Arensis Corp., a downtown provider of micro waste-to-energy systems, has formed a separate project financing company that will use blockchain and smart-meter technology to better target potential customers, Arensis announced Sept.

Soon-Shiong’s NantWorks Invests in Daybreak Games

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Wilshire-based NantWorks, a diversified holding company run by Patrick Soon-Shiong, announced Sept. 6 it invested an undisclosed sum into Daybreak Game Co., creating through the investment a joint venture titled NantG Mobile

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FactoryFour Raises $5M in Venture Capital Funding

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Manufacturing software maker FactoryFour, which recently opened a new Culver City office, received a $5 million round of funding led by Menlo Park, Calif.-based based venture capital firm August Capital, with participation from Refactor Capital

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 9: Activision Blizzard Announces Third Quarter Earnings

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SpaceX requests lower launch threshold; Activision nets $1.7 billion third quarter revenues; Tastemade to release a book

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 2: Former Snap Engineer Launches Data Service Company

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Activision debuts game companion app; Snap’s Sehn launches data service startup; mapping LA’s tech neighborhoods

Tesloop Ride Sharing Service Expands

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Long-haul commuting is better in a Tesla. That’s the theory behind Tesloop of Culver City, a car service which ferries passengers on highway trips between 50 miles and 200 miles around Southern California in Tesla Inc.’s s Model X or Model S cars

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 8: Cornerstone Acquires Grovo Learning for $24M

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Branson and Lloyd replaced at Virgin Hyperloop; Defy Media Folds; Grovo Learning acquired by Cornerstone OnDemand

ZipRecruiter Adds Former Facebook, Linkedin Executives to Board

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Online hiring and job-search platform ZipRecruiter Inc., based in Santa Monica, announced three new additions to its board of directors Nov. 8, including former executives of Facebook Inc., the San Francisco 49ers and GoDaddy Inc

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 31: Subscription App Sales Soar

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LA County weighs electronic voting options; Activision issues Overwatch League changes; Hulu grows revenue 86 percent

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 7: Riot Games Sued

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Sexual harassment suit filed against Riot Games; SpaceX chosen for Kazakh rocket launch; HyreCar goes national

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 2: Science Closes $75 Million Fund

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Science closes $75 million fund; Elon Musk’s Boring Co. sells all its flamethrowers; and Snapchat is selling hats and sweatshirts inside its app

Hackers Steal Client Data From Line 204 Studios

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Line 204, a Hollywood film and television production and rental company, said today hackers had stolen its client database. The extent of the breach is still being determined

Audax Group Buys Controlling Interest in Acuant

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Boston-based private equity firm Audax Group Inc. bought a controlling interest in Culver City-based identification verification software developer Acuant Inc. in a deal finalized Sept.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 6: J2 Global Revenue Up $293 Million

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Sinemia goes for the weekday movie fan, AMC jumps into the subscription business; J2 Global reports revenue growth, Bird launches (tentatively) in United Kingdom

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 5: Analyzing Local Election Spending

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Musk Shows off hyperloop demo tunnel; Bird fights ban in Beverly Hills; LA spending roughly $13 per voter