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Silicon Beach Report April 19: TheWaveVR Raises $6M for L.A. Office

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TheWaveVR raises $6 million for Los Angeles office; PatientPop adds to leadership team; Snapchat seeks boost in advertisement revenue with Shoppable AR

TheWaveVR Gets $6M To Expand Virtual Reality Efforts In LA

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TheWaveVR , the VR startup led by Adam Arrigo which develops a social virtual reality platform and community focused on music and visual arts, anounced Thursday morning that it has raised $6M in a Series A fundingThe round was led by RRE Ventures, and also included LA's Upfront Ventures, KPCB, Greycroft VR Gaming Tracker Fund, The VR Fund, and others.

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Ingram Micro Expands IT Disposal, Recycling Operations In Brazil

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Irvine-based technology distributor Ingram Micro said on Wednesday that its Ingram MicroCommerce & Lifecycle Services arm has opened up a new facility in Brazil. According to the company, it has opened up a new IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) Processing Center, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which will provide lifecycle support services, onsite data destruction and e-waste recycling services. READ MORE>>. ingram micro asset disposal recycling ewaste electronic waste brazil international

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PatientPop Adds Two Executives

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Santa Monica-based PatientPop , which develops cloud-based practice management software for healthcare providers, has added two new executives to its team. PatientPop said it has named Jeb Burrows as Vice President of Business Development & Channels, and Caitlin Reiche as Head of Strategic Product Management. Burrows was most recently Executive Director of Partnerships, Events, and Inside Sales at athenahealth.

The 18-month rule and a harrowing tale

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It can take 18 months from initial concern about a critical employee to getting a replacement up to speed. Of course, I’ll tell another harrowing story here. But first. an old friend, Dick Tanaka, gets credit for the 18-month rule.

Activision's Call Of Duty: WWII Connects With Alexa

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Santa Monica-based game publisher Activision said Wednesday that it has rolled out a new Alexa Skill, which lets players of its popular game, Call of Duty: WWII , get in-game advice from Alexa. According to Activision, the new skill will provide personalized player recommendations, updates on in-game achievements, and more. The new skill--voiced as a soldier from the game--will analyze a user's match and recommend ways users can improve the next time they play.

PeerStreet's Brett Crosby On New Funding, Growth, Hiring, and Real Estate

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Los Angeles-based real estate lending marketplace PeerStreet (www.peerstreet.com) recently announced a big, $29.5M funding round, so we though we'd catch up with one of its co-founders, Brett Crosby , to learn more about the new funding and the company's growth. Tell us a bit where PeerStreet is nowadays?