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. dreamworks comcast merger acquisition rumor entertainment hollywood animated animation

Reports: Tidal, Apple In Acquisition Talks

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A report from the WSJ late Thursday said that Apple Computer is in discussions with music service Tidal --founded by Jay-Z--to acquire the company. tidal music apple computer merger acquisition rumor streaming jayzNo pricing details on the potential deal--which the Journal said "may not result in a deal"--were released. READ 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". snapchat vurb merger acquisition search mobile discoveryNeither Snapchat nor Vurb have yet confirmed the deal, which apparently has yet to be signed. READ MORE>>.

Report: Airpush Said To Be Near Acquisition Deal Worth $170M

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Los Angeles-based mobile advertising network Airpush , which is led by Asher Delug, is in the midst of being acquired by Israeli company Perion , according to a report Monday evening. According to the report, from TechCrunch, the deal is worth around $170M.

Report: Vizio Acquisition By LeEco May Be At Risk

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The record, $2 billion acquisition of Irvine-based TV maker Vizio has hit some serious turbulence, with reports saying that the deal may be abandoned or cancelled , due to issues China's recent restriction of moving capital overseas. controls currency television chinese china acquisition merger leeco vizio

Gimlet Media and Anchor: What Spotify’s Acquisitions Mean for Podcasts

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It reportedly paid a hefty $230 million to acquire the podcast publisher and network startup Gimlet Media, and has also acquired the podcast monetization platform Anchor for an undisclosed price. It’s the biggest podcast industry acquisition ever, and Spotify isn’t done.

Internet Brands Acquisition Worth $1.1 Billion, Says Report

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The acquisition this morning of El Segundo-based Internet Brands by KKR is worth a cool $1.1 billion, according to a report from the New York Times. The report cited two un-named, unauthorized sources. internet brands merger acquisition internetbrands private equity jmiequity hellman friedman KKR and Internet Brands announced the deal this morning without any financials.

Snapchat Confirms Acquisition Of Bitmoji

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Venice-based Snapchat has confirmed its acquisition of Bitmoji, the developer of software which lets people create their own, personalized "emoji", which they can insert into Snapchat. Snapchat reported paid around $100M for Bitmoji's parent company, Bitstrips. merger bitmoji snapchat acquisition comic strip emoji software

Report: Goodreads' Acquisition By Amazon Derailed Apple Deal

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Goodreads , the online book review and social networking site which started in Santa Monica, represents the heart of a battle between giants Amazon.com and Apple , according to a report Thursday: who will become the keeper of your digital goods? goodreads amazon merger acquisition book review community reviews amzn apple itunes

Broadcom Completes Percello Acquisition

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Irvine-based Broadcom reported MOnday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Percello Ltd. , Broadcom had announced the acquisition of Percello on October 26th. Tags: broadcom percello merger acquisition semiconductor femtocell

Silicon Beach Report July 14: Snap Inc. Had Acquisition Talks with AdRoll

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had acquisition talks with AdRoll, NationBuilder’s clients include Trump’s campaign and French President Macron, and SpaceX seeks government funds for deep space exploration Snap Inc.

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RayTracker Acquisition Worth $44.8M, Says Report

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A report today from Greentech Media says that Pasadena-based Idealab 's sale of portfolio firm RayTracker was worth $44.8M. raytracker idealab merger acquisition solar tracking power energyinnovations energy clean cleantechIdealab, Quercus Trust, and Phoenix Fire had invested $3.5M in funding in RayTracker a developer of solar tracking technology. RayTracker was also based in Pasadena, but was acquired in January by solar panel firm First Solar.

Emulex Acquisition of Endance Advances

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Costa Mesa-based Emulex reported Tuesday that it now owned 89 percent of Endance Limited , the developer of network performance management and monitoring appliances it said it would acquire in December. Emulex announced its acquisition of Endance in December, in a deal worth approximately $130M. emulex endace network performance management merger acquisition

Twitter’s Acquisition, Chirp & Managing Developer Relationships

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I guess it may be impractical for Twitter to acquire Seesmic given it has raised considerable amounts of venture capital (reportedly $12 million) but the broader point for me is that I always believed Twitter should control the client versions of its product.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 11: Snap Confirms Acquisition of Zeny for $213 Million

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Snap confirms acquisition of Zeny for $213 million, Google's diversity controversy mocked in street art near its Venice office and Third Point sells all Snap shares

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SoCal Investors Score With Klout Acquisition

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The deal is reportedly worth $200M. klout litihium technologies merger acquisition influence social media paigecraig lindzon A number of Southern California angel investors, and one of its venture firms, have scored an exit over at social media influence measurement startup Klout , as the San Francsco company said Thursday that it is being acquired by Lithium Technologies.

Report: Gizmo5 In Acquisition Talks With Skype

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Voice-over-IP service Skype is in the midst of negotiations to buy San Diego-based Gizmo5 , according to a report in TechCrunch. According to the report, Skype is looking to pay around $50M for Gizmo5, which develops voice-over-IP based, Internet calling software based on the SIP standard. The report says that the firms are still early in terms of negotations. Gizmo5's Robertson would not comment on the report.

Silicon Beach Report May 23: Reliam Makes Second Acquisition in Last Month

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Reliam Adds G2 Tech Group, Plans Rebrand; Tinder Developing More Specific Location Feature; FreedomPop Launches New Cellphone Service

ShoeDazzle Acquisition By JustFab? Not So Dazzling

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That acquisition by JustFab of fellow fashion startup ShoeDazzle yesterday? The acquisition valued ShoeDazzle at only around $30M, a huge drop in the company''s value, compared with a $240M valuation back in 2011, according to Dow Jones. The report--quoting early ShoeDazzle investor Jeremy Liew, a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners--also said that only one investor--Crosscut Ventures--actually saw any return from the acquisition.

Microsemi Passes Antitrust Hurdle In Vitesse Acquisition

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Aliso Viiejo-based Microsemi reported this morning that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has expired, for the company''s acquisition of Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor. microsemi vitesse merger acquisition semiconuctor vtss chips semiconductor antitrust hart scott rodino regulatory legal

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 14: Disney to Gain Control of Hulu after 21st Century Fox Asset Acquisition

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Disney to Gain Control of Hulu after 21st Century Fox asset acquisition, TrueCar settles lawsuit with California New Car Dealers Association and Lily raises $2 million for personal stylist

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 12: OSI Systems Completes $269 Million Acquisition of American Science and Engineering

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OSI Systems completes $269 million acquisition of American Science and Engineering, Lionsgate and Univision team up for Spanish-language streaming service, artificial intelligence startup Oben raises $10 million, and more

Report: Bird Negotiating To Buy Scoot

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According to an unconfirmed report on Wednesday, Santa Monica-based on-demand scooter rental startup Bird is in the midst of talks to acquire another, on-demand scooter company, Scoot. According to the report, Scoot was last valued at around $71M, and had raised $47M in total funding. bird scoot merger acquisition scooter rental ondemand

Report: Grindr's Chinese Parent Accessed Sensitive Data

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A report today, from Reuters, says that the Chinese owner of Los Angeles-based gay dating app developer Grind , gave access to its Beijing-based engineers to the data of millions of Americans, despite U.S. According to the report, Grindr's parent company, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd gave those Chinese engineers access to private messages and HIV status of millions of Americans, and prompted the recent ruling which ordered the firm to sell Grindr as matter of National Security.

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Qlipso Confirms Veoh.com Acquisition

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The sale had earlier been reported in April, but had not been confirmed by the firms involved. Qlipso is backed by Jerusalem Venture Partners, and is now operating a Los Angeles office after its acquisition of Veoh. Tags: qlipso veoh merger acquisition video sharing social Los Angeles- and Israel-based Qlipso , a developer of online video sharing and editing tools, announced this morning that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Veoh.com.

Report: Snap Acquires Metamarkets

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Venice-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , has reportedly acquired programmatic advertising startup Metamarkets , according to unconfirmed reports. Those reports place the transaction value of the buy at less than $100M. Neither Snap nor Metamarkets have yet announced any acquisition. snap snapchat metamarkets merger acquisition programmatic advertising

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Ixia Completes Acquisition

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Calabasas-based Ixia reported this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Agilent Technologies' Data Networks Product LIne. Tags: ixia agilent merger acquisition testing The deal was worth approximately $44M in cash plus assumption of certain liabilities. Ixia had said it would acquire the Agilent product division last week. N2X provides high speed, Ethernet IP testing products. READ MORE>>.

Cogent Sees Smooth Sailing For Acquisition

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Pasadena-based Cogent , the developer of fingerprint and other biometrics devices, reported this morning that a Delaware court has denied a shareholder motion to block the acquisition of the firm by 3M. Tags: cogent biometrics security merger acquisition

Geni Acquisition News Takes Down Service For Hours

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That big acquisition of Los Angeles family tree site Geni had an unwanted side effect: it took down the site for nearly five hours, Geni reports. geni family tree merger acquisition myheritage genealogy downtime

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Report: Clearlake Capital Seeks To Sell Perforce

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital is hoping to sell one of its portfolio companies, Perforce Software , for around $2 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg over the weekend. perforce rogue wave clearlake capital merger acquisition embedded software development private equity sccs source code programming

Report: Yahoo Eyeballs Maker Studios

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A report this morning from AllThingsD says that Yahoo is on the prowl for companies, and has been looking at Maker Studios. The report comes after reports that Yahoo is considering an acquisition of TVGuide from Lionsgate, in a deal worth $20M.

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Report: Comcast Considering Sale Of Stake In Hulu

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It appears that another one of the owners of Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu may be looking to unload its current, minority stake in the company, according to a report from CNBC this morning. The report named "people familiar with the matter" in the report. comcast hulu merger acquisition disney cnbc video content streaming television

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Report: IPO Activity In Significant Slowdown

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A new report, issued Monday, says that IPO activity has slowed significantly in Q1, with a 39 percent drop in volume and 70 percent decline in total capital raised versus Q1 of last year. The report, from Ernst & Young, said that companies are likely exploring other options or waiting for confidence to return for their IPOs. The report found 167 deals raised only $12.1 acquisition merger exit slowdown report story young ernst activity

Websense, After Move From San Diego, In Acquisition Talks

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Former San Diego-based security software developer Websense > --one of a number of companies acquired by private equity investor Vista Equity Partners and moved out of San Diego--is now in talks to be acquired by Raytheon , according to a report. Bloomberg reports that the companies are in talks to sell Websense to Raytheon in a deal worth more than $1 billion. software cybersecurity security raytheon acquisition merger websense

Report: Snapchat Files For IPO

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A report on Tuesday afternoon from Reuters says that Venice, California-based social communications and networking app developer Snapchat has filed its paperwork for its IPO. snapchat merger acquisition exit social networking communicationsNo terms or details on that IPO have been yet announced by the company, which has been rumored to be working on an IPO for months. READ MORE>>.