Attn: Gets $18.5M For News Site


West Hollywood-based Attn: , a company which publishes an online news site focused on social topics like economic mobility, civil rights, education, criminal justice, and the environment, has raised $18.5M attn venture capital news publishing content liberal social mobilein a funding round, the company disclosed on Friday.

Rubicon Project's Big Winners: Clearstone, News Corp., Mayfield


per share in trading Monday), the biggest winner from the IPO last week was venture capital fund Clearstone Venture Partners , whose stake in Rubicon Project was worth around $121M today; other winners were News Corporation ($91.5M); Mayfield Fund ($79.29M); as well as Rubicon Project CEO and Founder Frank Addante, whose stake in Rubicon Project is now worth a healthy, $58.98M. rubicon project merger acquisition clearstone news mayfield winners frank addante

Tealium Wins News International


San Diego-based Tealium , the developer of enterprise tag management software, announced today that it has been selected by News International , the UK publishing division of News Corporation for its online media network. tealium enterprise management software news corp media digital marketing

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Biotech Roundup: Opioid News, ASH Preview, Boston Bio IPOs & More


The rising death toll from opioids has prompted policymakers to try various ways to take on the problem. President Trump’s opioid commission released its final report this week, calling for expansion of drug courts, better physician training, and penalties for insurers that don’t cover treatment. But the commission did not say how much its recommendations would cost , nor did it offer a way to pay for them. The absence of those details highlight the difficulties in addressing the crisis.

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How Snapchat Is Taking a Crack at Stopping Fake News


As of an August Pew Research study , 43 percent of Americans report “often getting news online,” just seven percentage points lower than the number who get their news from TV sources. Will the new Snapchat actually cut down in the divisive problem of fake news?

AllSay Looks To Combine News, Opinion, Action


Los Angeles-based AllSay , a new startup which is developing personalized news and opinion sharing apps, said today that it has launched a beta of its new app and service, which both helps provided personalized news items to users--as well as let them vote and express their opinions on local issues.

More Great News for #LATech – Crosscut Ventures Raises $75 Million Fund

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Crosscut Ventures has just announced their 3rd fund and clocking in at $75 million , which will be focused heavily on Los Angeles – FTW.

Snapchat Targets News Discovery With Discover Feature


Snapchat, in its launch video, highlighted content from sources such as National Geographic, ABC, Yahoo News, People, the Daily Mail, CNN, the Food Network, and others. The new tool might help Snapchat become a serious player in directing young, mobile users to professional news sources.

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StockTwits Adds Social News Rankings


San Diego-based StockTwits , the stock-oriented, social messaging site run by Howard Lindzon, said this morning that it has launched a new, social news ranking feature on the service. The firm said it now allows users to see finance news headlines, ranked by social popularity, based on the number of views of those posts, as well as comments, shares, retweets, and likes. The new feature is available on news stories listed by ticker symbol.

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Snapchat Targets News Discovery With New Feature


Snapchat, in its launch video, highlighted content from sources such as National Geographic, ABC, Yahoo News, People, the Daily Mail, CNN, the Food Network, and others. The new tool might help Snapchat become a serious player in directing young, mobile users to professional news sources. Studies have found that users are now strongly turning to social media instead of traditional news sources for their information.

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Uberpaper, Headed by Dmitry Shapiro, Takes On News Reading


Dmitry Shapiro , the former founder and CEO of Veoh, and later head of MySpace Music and Facebook alternative Altly, said Thursday that he has launched Uberpaper , a new, online news reading service to help people read and navigate news. Shapiro announced the new site on his Google Plus stream, saying that the new service is looking to make news easier to navigate, and add social features and voting to help the "most relevant news to bubble to the top."

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Raise money on good news


The first rule for raising money is to do it on good news – right when sales are increasing at an increasing rate. Unfortunately, the longer you wait without significant upward news, the harder it is to get attention.

Bio Roundup: Trump’s Rx Silence, PCSK9 News, Amgen’s Migraines & More


We’ll start the roundup with a slate of news about these cholesterol drugs, called PCSK9 inhibitors, then carry. Speculation swirled this week around the incoming U.S. president’s intent to make good on his angry campaign rhetoric on drug prices, while the Associated Press reported that naming-and-shaming—that is, Congress hauling executives into hearings and penning angry letters—certainly hasn’t done the trick.

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iSideWith Uses Your Political Beliefs To Filter News


If you're a political news junkie, what's the best way to get to the news that will most interest you? The firm said it has launched a new, personalized news feed service , which takes into account a user's politics to present articles.

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Bio Roundup: RIP Roger Tsien, Novartis CAR-T Wheel, Zika News & More


For more on Tsien and the rest of the week’s news, let’s get to the roundup. Shares climbed 35 percent on the news… Roche’s Genentech division, of South San Francisco, CA, said its immunotherapy treatment atezolizumab (Tecentriq), already approved for bladder cancer , posted strong interim Phase 3 results with patients whose non-small cell lung cancer had not responded to chemotherapy.

Frequency Inks Video News Deal With Newsy


Los Angeles-based video streaming app and video distribution service Frequency , which is led by Blair Harrison, said today that it has inked a video news deal with millenial-focused video news service Newsy. frequency newsy video news distribution streamingFinancial details of the content licensing deal were not disclosed. Frequency aggregates and distributes video content to mobile and other devices.

Bio Roundup: Bristol & Illumina Blues, Sickle Cell News & More


AND IN OTHER NEWS…. On Aug. 4, shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb closed at $75.32. Today, shares are worth just over $50. That means in three months, Bristol has lost a third of its value, equivalent to about $40 billion in market capitalization. The reason? One failed clinical trial has left rival Merck in the lead position to have what could be part of the new standard of care for lung cancer. That story and plenty more in this week’s roundup. TOP STORIES.

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Splash News Acquired By Corbis


Los Angeles-based Splash News , the provider of celebrity photos and images, has been acquired by Corbis , the visual rights firm owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. News Network. splash news corbis merger acquisition bill gates microsoft

HitFix Heads To The Big Screen With Theater News Deal


Los Angeles-based online entertainment site HitFix , which is headed by Jen Sargent, is in a new deal today which will bring the company''s entertainment news to theaters. movie theaters, said they are in a strategic relationship to bring entertainment news to theater screens. The two said that the "HitFix Big Story" will feature entertainment and pop culture news content each week. ncmmedia film hollywood theater publishing content news entertainment hitfix | L.A.’s Own Hacker News and Why Now?

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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing engineer and PageWoo ’s CEO and co-Founder Jason Crilly about his side project, the new hacker news site for the Southern California tech community called s own hacker news, s first hacker news site,

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 21: Steve Bannon Returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News

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Steve Bannon returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News, CNN launches daily Snapchat news show and SpaceX to unveil spacesuits next week

Bio Roundup: Trump News, Anthem’s Stand, Diversity by 2056 & More


It was a wild week in biotech and on Capitol Hill. A new study showed it may take another 40 years to achieve gender diversity in life sciences. Tensions continued to mount between drugmakers and payers over the rising costs of rare disease drugs. A flurry of deals took place, headlined by Johnson & Johnson’s $30 billion gamble on Swiss firm Actelion. And a group of biotechs led by Jounce Therapeutics were the first to test the IPO market in 2017.

LA Hacker News Meetup

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Saturday, January 22, 2011 -- LA Hacker News Meetup. Watch insightful presentations and mingle with like minded hackers and entrepreneurs at our monthly meetups. link] (more

TYT Network Raises $20M For Online News


Los Angeles-based TYT Network , the online news empire run by Cenk Uygur, said this morning that it has raised $20M in a round of funding, to expand the company's management, creative talent, subscription offerings, marketing, and content and community. network cenk uygur content millenial streaming video show entertainment news politics venture capital hollywood

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: Fake News Is Social Media's Fault


CEO Evan Spiegel blames social media --implying, indirectly, Facebook--for the phenomenon of "fake news", saying that personalized newsfeeds have revolutionized the way people share and consume content but at a "huge cost to facts, our minds and the entire media industry." snap snapchat social media facebook fake newsIn an editorial, posted this morning, Snap, Inc.

Snapchat Avoids Fake News With Secret Weapon: Humans


As more and more revelations of abuse of advertising systems at Google and Facebook by Kremlin-linked advertisers continue to surface--Venice, California-based Snapchat has managed to keep itself free of "fake news" using a secret weapon: humans. According to a report from Bloomberg, published Thursday , Snapchat has employed a team of human editors to surface legitimate, professionally edited content, specifically curating the news it is presenting to its users.

As Facebook Fights Fake News, LeCun Sees Bigger Role for A.I.


presidential election, it’s becoming clearer that the fight against the spread of fake news won’t be won by humans alone. As top lawyers from Facebook, Google, and Twitter testify on Capitol Hill this week about Russians using their platforms to interfere in the 2016 U.S.

Tumbleweed Aims At Millenials With News App


Los Angeles-based Tumbleweed , a new startup founded by Shaun Neff and Cisco Adler, said Thursday that it has launched a brand new news app, specifically aimed at Milllennials. tumbleweed news sharing image millenial mobile smartphoone youth

E-Commerce Firm Black Rifle Coffee Has Expansion in Its Sights


There wasn’t a lot that Evan Hafer could control on his half-dozen deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Green Beret and CIA contractor. But the one thing he could do something about was the terrible coffee. “I I started roasting my own coffee and taking it with me overseas,” he says. “I

Insights: Raise Money On Good News


For today's Insights and Opinions section, where we feature contributions from our readers and the community, we have a bit of advice from angel investor Dave Berkus , who says, Raise Money On Good News. contribution advice berkus dave news opinions insights

Snapchat Eyes News, Advertising


Venice-based Snapchat has plans to add news articles, advertisements, TV, and movie clips to the service, according to reports this week, in a new service called Snapchat Discovery. snapchat news advertising photo messaging disappearing social The new service, which is expected to debut in November, would be the first attempt by Snapchat to convert the popularity of its disappearing photo messaging service into actual revenues. READ MORE>>.

Cybersecurity Firm Illumio’s Alan Cohen on the Tech Backlash of 2017


Any year-end review of technology news must also include reports on Russian hacking of the 2016 election campaign, and the manipulation of social media channels to spread false and divisive political messages. One of the largest and most consequential data breaches in 2017 afflicted credit reporting agency Equifax, and it was hardly the only victim.

Univision Acquires The Onion


Los Angeles-based Univision said Tuesday that it has acquired satirical news site The Onion. The Onion's satirical articles have often been mistaken for real news , despite the publication's longtime reputation for fake stories.