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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

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

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: Uber to Test Air Taxis in Los Angeles

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Uber to test air taxis in Los Angeles; Snapchat hosts Creators Summit; Arrowroot pours $38 million into ClickFox

Silicon Beach Report May 18: Musk Goes Deep on Boring Co. Plans

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Elon Musk revealed more details about his Boring Co. project; mobile game developer Gamelynx announced a $1.2 million raise to create a competitive e-sports game; venture capital firm Upfront Ventures continued to back Irvine-based Cloudvirga

Online Retailer Hollar Inc. Adds InVia Robots to Its Workforce

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City of Commerce-based Hollar Inc., operators of an online discount store, recently announced that it had deployed 100 “picker robots” to help with automating fulfillment services at its warehouse

Silicon Beach Report May 17: Hulu Inks Deal with Vice

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Hulu inks deal with Vice; CUJO AI lands Series B; Los Angeles to receive Verizon 5G before 2019

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Silicon Beach Report May 16: Quarterback Gets $2.5 Million to Boost E-Sports Efforts

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Quarterback gets $2.5 million to boost e-sports efforts; European Court rules against Netflix; Block 5 returns unscathed

Blockchain-Based Health Care Start-Up Curisium Raises $3.5 Million

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Curisium, a Manhattan Beach–based start-up company that allows health care systems and biotech firms to contract through blockchain technology, has raised $3.5 million from investors, officials announced Thursday

Silicon Beach Report May 15: Atom Tickets Inks Deal with Landmark Theatres

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Atom Tickets inks deal with Landmark Theatres; Ride Share companies waive arbitration for sexual misconduct cases; Tinder gets settlement from Tantan

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 8: GoPro layoffs, Grindr founder leaving, new lights for Ring’s smart doorbells

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GoPro announced layoffs and cost-cutting as the camera and software company exits the drone business; video doorbell maker Ring has acquired light maker Mr. Beams; and the founder of dating app Grindr is stepping down following the company’s acquisition by a Hong Kong-based mobile gaming company

Reliam Acquires Stratalux

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Reliam, a South Bay-based company that manages public cloud platforms for other businesses, announced it has acquired Stratalux, another South Bay-based cloud services company. Both Reliam and Stratalux work with Amazon Web Services and Reliam also works with Microsoft Azure

Silicon Beach Report May 14: U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Betting

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Supreme Court legalizes sports betting; Snap Inc. officially tweaks App; Facebook suspends 200 Apps

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Snap Names New Chief Financial Officer

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Snap Inc. is changing chief financial officers from Drew Vollero to Tim Stone, a move that comes as the app company’s stock price is in sharp decline

Silicon Beach Report May 23: Real Office Centers, Co-Working Tenants Evicted from Santa Monica Office

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Real Office Centers, co-working tenants evicted from Santa Monica office, Snapchat launches custom group stories, and Pepsi to label millions of cans with Snapchat codes

Bird Expands to Three New Markets, Announces Pledge

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Bird, the Santa Monica-based electric scooter ride-sharing company, announced it has opened operations in San Francisco, San Jose and Washington, D.C. on the heels of a March 13 Series B round that raised $100 million

Silicon Beach Report April 12: L.A. Seed Funding up from Q1 2017

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seed funding up from Q1 2017; Amazon drops price of Ring Doorbell; Former Sony CEO Andrew House joins KEYPR’s advisory board

Silicon Beach Report May 4: Google Partners with Fandango

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Google partners with Fandango; Layoffs at Uproxx Media Group; lawmakers call for diversity in tech

Pasadena’s New Profile

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Academia, Fortune 500 companies and tech, aerospace, biotech and engineering businesses mix in Pasadena

Billionaire Peter Thiel Moving to Los Angeles

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Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reportedly moving his residence, as well as his venture capital firm and non-profit, to Los Angeles after expressing frustration with what he sees as Silicon Valley’s overwhelming liberal politics and diminishing opportunities for tech investing

Miso Robotics Hires COO to Help Expand Restaurant Installations

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Miso Robotics, a maker of burger-flipping robotic arms, announced it has appointed former Yahoo executive Melissa Burghardt as its chief operating officer

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Silicon Beach Report May 11: SpaceX Launches Block 5 on Second Try

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SpaceX launches Block 5 after aborting Thursday; Millenials have strong feelings over Snapchat redesign; Overwatch Finals moved to Brooklyn

Kunlun Group Limited Completes Acquisition of Grindr

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Hong Kong-based mobile gaming company Kunlun Group Limited has closed on its purchase of the remaining stake of Grindr LLC, a gay men’s dating app located in West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center, the companies announced Monday

California Facing Competition for Video Game Industry

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California is facing increasing competition from states and national governments for its video game industry, according to a report scheduled to be released on Feb. 13 by the Milken Institute

Silicon Beach Report May 9: Ring Launches Neighbors App

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Ring launches Neighbors app; SpaceX Block 5 strives for reusability, Cornerstone OnDemand adds to board

Dog-Walking App Wag Lands $300M from SoftBank, New CEO

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On-demand dog-walking app Wag landed a $300 million commitment from the SoftBank Vision Fund and announced former LifeLock executive Hilary Schneider as the company’s new chief executive

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 27: Amazon to Acquire Ring for Estimated $1 Billion

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Amazon to acquire Ring for estimated $1 billion; Sprint plans for 5G network in Los Angeles; and Amp.it to participate in Google Demo Day

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Silicon Beach Report May 8: ServiceTitan Among Top 25 Cloud Companies to Work For, Report Finds

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ServiceTitan named Top 25 cloud company to work for; Fandango and Atom Tickets partner with

Electric Scooter Sharing Startup Bird Raises $15 Million

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Electric scooter sharing startup Bird announced on Feb. 14 that it raised a $15 million Series A round

Silicon Beach Report May 7: Snap’s new CFO comes from Amazon, cryptocurrency hack targets Drupal sites

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Snap taps Amazon exec as CFO; UCLA among 400 sites caught in cryptocurrency hack; Sirius XM opening in Hollywood

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L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

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Los Angeles County tech wages are growing faster than the earnings of tech employees in the nation’s other big cities, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report by downtown real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc

Amazon Drops Price of Ring Doorbell

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Amazon.com Inc. didn’t waste any time dropping the price of Ring Inc.’s s video doorbell to $99.99 from the prior retail price of $149.99. The announcement came on April 12 at the same time Amazon and Ring officially closed the $1 billion acquisition