Beverly Hills Blockchain Meeting

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -- Beverly Hills Blockchain Meeting. See [link] (more

Beverly Hills Ready To Ride Robot Cars

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Beverly Hills hopes to get on board with federal testing of autonomous vehicles

Fandango Plans Move To New Office In Beverly Hills

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Olympic Boulevard, to a new office in Beverly Hills, the company said this week. fandango beverly hills relocation content hollywood streaming movie tickets ticketingLos Angeles-based Fandango says it is planning to move its office, currently on W. According to Fandango, the move will happen sometime in mid-2017, with the company occupying the top two floors of the four story building at 407 Maple Drive.

Minecraft Creator Buys $70M Mansion in Beverly Hills

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In the latest, technology-driven real estate deal in Los Angeles, the creator of Minecraft --Markus "Notch" Persson--has spent $70M for a giant mansion in Beverly Hills. minecraft mansion beverly hills markus persson realestate real estate Persson recently sold Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion dollars.

Minecraft Founder's New Beverly Hill Mansion, In Minecraft

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The latest, high tech mogul to set up in Los Angeles is Markus "Notch" Persson , the creator of Minecraft, after he paid $70M for a huge mansion in Beverly Hills. video estate real realestate persson markus hills beverly mansion minecraft

iHT2 Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 -- iHT2 Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills. Join over 200 Health IT Professionals as they discuss the latest trends and challenges in ACO's, Meaningful Use, HIE, Privacy and Security, and more. Contact matt@ihealthtran.com.

LiveXLive and Allied Esports Team Up to Produce Gaming Events

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based in Beverly Hills, announced today it will partner with Irvine-based Allied Esports Entertainment Inc. Live event producer LiveXLive Media Inc., to put on live esports events

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

Dubset Gets Strategic Investment From Rhapsody

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Dubset Media Holdings , a developer of technology used to help DJs monetize their music, and helps identify music for music rights holders--which has offices in Beverly Hills--has scored a strategic round of funding from Rhapsody International. Dubset is led by Bob Barbiere, and has offices in New York, London, and Beverly Hills.

Cybertech

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CyberTech Beverly Hills is the premier event for cyber security, threats solutions and innovative technologies, taking place at the Wallis Annenberg Theater in Beverly Hills on June 30th, 2016! CyberTech Beverly Hills will include keynote sessions on the world of Cyber Crime Investigations, Fintech, Media and Entertainment and Critical Infrastructure, as well as an exhibition of innovative technologies, meetings with leading start-ups and investors.

RealD Names New CFO

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Beverly Hills-based 3D movie projection system developer RealD announced on Monday that it has named Jeff Spain as the comapny's new Chief Financial Officer. Spain was previously CFO of Rentech Inc. RealD said that Spain has over 20 years of experience with public, venture, and private equity-backed companies. READ MORE>>. reald executive movie projection system hollywood jeff spain finance

OWNZONES Media Network Names Chief Security Officer

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Beverly Hills-based OWNZONES Media Network , a technology and entertainment company which provides products for the motion picture, television and digital content creation industries, says it has named Rob Hopps as Chief Security Officer (CSO), and Senior Vice President, Platform Operations.

NVE Experience Agency Buys The Future Party

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Beverly Hills-based NVE Experience Agency , a live event production company, said it has acquired The Future Party , a community-based organizer of monthly dinners, parties, salons, and "branded activations" for Millenial and Generation Z creators and entrepreneurs, the companies said this morning.

Kairos Ventures Raises $24.6M In First Close Of New Fund

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Beverly Hills-based Kairos Ventures , a venture capital investment firm which focuses on commercialization of scientific advances, has raised $24.6M in the first close of a new fund, Kairos Venture Opportunities I, L.P. according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. The fund is targeted at an overall capitalization of $100M, per those regulatory documents. According to the filing, so far, 24 limited partners have signed up to the new fund.

Clarity Partners' Lee Named Chair Of J. Paul Getty Trust

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Clarity Partners, based in Beverly Hills, invests in communications, media, and related technology companies. A local, private equity investor-- Dr. David L. Lee , has been named chair of the board of diretors of the J. Paul Getty Trust , which runs The Getty Center, The Getty Villa, as well as other charitable efforts. According to the Board of Trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust, Lee will begin a four year term as chair of the Board on July 1st; Lee has been on the J.

RealD Names New Chief Operating Officer

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Beverly Hills-based RealD , the developer of 3D movie projection systems, said on Tuesday that it has named Travis Reid as the company's new Chief Operating Officer. Reid was most recently serving as President of Distribution for Broad Green Pictures. He also has served at Screenvision, Digital Cinema Implementation Partners (DCIP), and Loews Cineplex Entertainment, all in the CEO role. READ MORE>>. reald executive movie projection theater hollywood content

LiveStream Acquired By Vimeo

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Beverly Hills-based Livestream , a provider of online live video broadcasting tools, has been acquired by online video service Vimeo , Vimeo announced on Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Vimeo is owned by IAC. Livestream had raised around $14.7M in total investment, and ites investors have included Gannett Co. and others.

Voicebank.net Acquired By Voices.com

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Beverly Hills-based Voicebank.net , an online marketplace which connects advertising agencies, casting directors, and others with voice talent, has been acquired by Canadian company Voices.com. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Voices.com operates an online marketplace for audio and voice over products and services. Voicebank.net was founded in 1998, and had been founded by CEO Jeff Hixon. READ MORE>>.

Zillow CEO Buys House In LA

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It's unclear how Rascoff's presence in the city might or might not benefit the local tech community, as Los Angeles is a popular location for homes for jet-setting technology executives and entrepreneurs, including Oracle founder Larry Ellison (Malibu), Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson (Beverly Hills), and Google chairman Eric Schmidt (also Beverly Hills)--none of whom have had much interaction with the local tech community since their home purchases.

Cloud9 Finds $25M For Esports Efforts

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The funding included WWE, The Beverly Hills Sports Council, Raul Fernandez (Monumental Sports & Entertainment), Michael Ovitz (CAA), Founders Fund, plus David Sacks and Bill Lee. Los Angeles-based Cloud9 , an e-sports organization which participates in the League of Legends, Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, and many other e-sports leagues, said Monday that it has raised $25M in a series A funding.

FitnessGenes Finds $5M For DNA Testing Startup

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Beverly Hills- and London-based FitnessGenes , a startup offering up DNA testing and interpretation focused on personalized fitness and nutrition, announced this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from SGHF. According to FitnessGenes, it uses DNA analysis to help create personalized fitness and nutrition plans for its customers. Dr. Dan Reardon is co-founder and CEO of FitnessGenes. READ MORE>>.

RealD Wins Patent Infringement Action

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Beverly Hills-based 3D movie projection technology developer RealD reports that it has won a patent infringement ation against competitor MasterImage, after a U.S. International Trade Commission investigation and ruling. According to RealD, the US ITC has reached an initial determination, which concludes that RealD's patents were valid and infringed by MasterImage. RealD had filed an ITC complaint alleging MasterImage's Horizon3D cinema products violate its patents. READ MORE>>.

RealD Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit

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Beverly Hills-based RealD , the developer of 3D movie projection technology, said Friday that it has won a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor MasterImage 3D. RealD said a Final Determination was issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which found that MasterImage 3D's systems infringe on its patents, and which ban infringing systems from MasterImage from entering or being sold in the United States. READ MORE>>.

RealD, AMC Theatres Renew 3D Deal Through 2024

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Beverly Hills-based 3D movie projection technology provider RealD and AMC Theatres said Thursday that they have extended and renewed a 3D agreement through 2024, and also plan on installing RealD 3D systems in all of AMC's new and upgraded theaters.

LiveXLive Media Names Interim CMO

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Beverly Hills-based LiveXLive Media , the parent company of Slacker Radio which also is focused on producing music-related content and streaming media from music festivals and concerts, said it has named Jonathan Anastas as its Interim Chief Marketing Officer.

STARZ PLAY Launches On Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick

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Beverely Hills-based STARZ said Friday that it has launched its streaming, online television service, STARZ PLAY > on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. STARZ PLAY is an online, TV streaming service which allows STARZ premium subscribers to sign into the company and receive its films via all kinds of devices or their PC. READ MORE>>. starz play amazon fire stick online streaming television

Realty Mogul Gets $9M For Real Estate Crowdfunding

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Beverly Hills-based Realty Mogul , a startup which operates an online marketplace for pooling together investor funds to buy investment property, has raised $9M in a Series A funding, the company said this week. The funding was led by Canaan Partners. Realty Mogul is led by Jilliene Helman. Realty Mogul helps connect investors with real estate firms, accrediting investors and helping them to browse different investment opportunities. READ MORE>>.

United Talent Agency Backs ART19 For Podcast Technology

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The United Talent Agency is based in Beverly Hills. The United Talent Agency is one of the investors today in ART19 , a San Francisco-based startup developing a podcast hosting platform and technology. ART19 said today that it has raised $7.5M in a Series A funding, which was led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) and DCM Ventures, and also included the United Talent Agency, Gallo Digital, Zach Coelius and Array Ventures.

RealD Extends Deal With Cinemark Until 2022

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Beverly Hills-based 3D movie projection technology provider RealD said today with theater exhibitor Cinemark Holdings , that the two have renewed Cinemark's 3D agreement with RealD through 2022. Financial details of the deal were not announced by the two firms, which jointly announced the extension today. The companies said that Cinemark will also be installing RealD 3D systems in all of its new-build theaters during the term.

You Can Own Minecraft Founder Notch's Stuff (In Real Life)

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Well, you can--if you are the winner of an auction of some of the contents of the $70 million house he moved into in Beverly Hills. Persson bought the Beverly Hills mansion back in December of 2014, although Persson has complained rather publicly about how becoming a billionaire has made him unhappy. mansion hills beverly estate sale notch persson markus mojang minecraftWish you could live just like Minecraft founder Markus Persson (aka Notch)?

LiveXLive Shifts To NASDAQ

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Beverly Hills-based live-streaming and on-demand video content provider LiveXLive has shifted its public listing to the NASDAQ Capital Market, the company said on Thursday, and is now trading as LIVX. The company--which previously had been traded over-the-counter--is led by Chairman and CEO Robert Ellin. LiveXLive says its platform and app, deliver premium live-streamed and on-demand video content from live music events and festivals. READ MORE>>.

Maker Studios Disney Deal Approved

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The announcement came on reports that Beverly Hills-based Relativity Media was seeking to buy Maker Studios for nearly $1.1

STARZ Rolls Out Amazon Fire TV App

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Beverly Hills-based entertainment company STARZ , which is part of Lionsgate, said on Thursday afternoon that it has launched a new app on Amazon Fire TV. STARZ said its STARZ App gives users access to all of its original series, plus movies and first run films, on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The app requires an existing subscription to STARZ for accessing that content. STARZ also offers similar apps on Xbox One, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, and Android devices. READ MORE>>.

BioBeats Seeded With $650,000

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Beverly Hills-based BioBeats , which develops healthcare apps which says it combines entertainment with healthcare, by generating music from your heartbeat, has raised $650,000 in a seed funding round. The company says it is developing mobile apps for the entertainment, consumer health and wellness and clinical medicine areas.

Flywheel Expands Across LA

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Mobile taxi summoning app developer Flywheel is expanding its coverage area in Los Angeles today, saying that it will now provide coverage in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Culver City as well as the Westside and the South Bay. The company is working with Bell Cab, United Independent taxi, and Beverly Hills Cab Company to provide taxi service in the Southland.