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Report: Snap Buys Ad Tech Firm Flite

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Venice-based Snap , the parent firm of Snapchat, has acquired San Francisco-based ad technology developer Flite , according to reports this morning. According to recode, the acquisition is an "acquihire", and Snap is using the buy to help bring in new ad technology talent, rather than any software developed by Flite. READ MORE>>.

Report: LA Should Emulate San Francisco, NYC For Startup, Tech Efforts

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Tech Agenda report, edited by David C. angeles tech agenda report economic growth garcetti The L.A. READ MORE>>.

Report: Snapchat Nearing 1 Billion In Ad Revenues

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A report, published by eMarketer on Tuesday, says that Venice, California-based Snapchat will earn an estimated $1 billion in ad revenues next year. The report predicted that Snapchat will represent 2 percent of social network ad dollars in the US next year. snapchat advertising social networking report estiateREAD MORE>>.

New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region

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technology jobs employment report nationwide angeles diego santa barbara irvineThe highest ranked was San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos , with 11.1

Silicon Beach Reporter Oct. 6: Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO

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Snapchat reportedly preparing for $25 billion initial public offering, Reaction Commerce raises $2.7 million, Rubicon Project hires Google executive as chief product officer, and more

Report: Biotech VCs Perpetuate Boardroom Gender Gap

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That’s according to British recruitment firm Liftstream and its new study of biotech companies that went public in the recent boom years.

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Report: Disney Will Not Bid On Twitter

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A report, published late Wednesday evening, says that Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. will not make a bid for Twitter , which reportedly has been looking to sell the company. Disney had been reported to be looking at Twitter in September. READ MORE>>. disney twitter merger acquisition rumor investment banking

Report: Snapchat Acquires Bitstrips For Around $100M

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Fortune citing multiple sources, says the companies refused to comment on the deal. READ MORE>>.

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report

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The report covers all business entrepreneurs, not just those in the high tech industry. angeles entrepreneurship kauffman report entrepreneur businessThe information came out in the annual index, which showed that while 2010 had a very high startup rate--the highest in 15 years--those new businesses are not generating jobs.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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Despite the fact LA lacking VCs, Be Great reports VCs and angel firms invested an average of about $4 million, ranging from $25,000 to $30 million.

Report: Unilever Eyes The Honest Company

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An unconfirmed report Thursday afternoon, from TechCrunch, says that Unilever is in early talks to acquire the company, founded by Jessica Alba and SoCal serial entrepreneur Brian Lee. Is another, Los Angeles consumer startup-- The Honest Company --about to be acquired by Unilever ? READ MORE>>.

Music Reports In Expansion

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Los Angeles-based Music Reports , the private equity-backed firm which provides music rights administrative services, said Friday that it has made a major expansion of its employees and offices. Music Reports is backed by ABRY Partners. music reports musicreports software reporting online expansion jobsREAD MORE>>.

Report: Flipagram Looking For Buyer

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Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Flipagram is looking for a buyer, and may have found one, in Chinese news aggreagtor Toutiao , according to a report Thursday. Citing "multiple sources" close to the company, Recode said Flipagram is still discussing financial terms with Toutiao, but no deal has been signed. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 22: Global Eagle Stock Plunges After CEO and CFO Resign

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Global Eagle stock plunges after CEO and CFO resign, AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins resigns, microfinance startup Tala raises $30 million, and more

“Built In L.A.” Releases Its First Los Angeles Digital Startup Report

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As we reported earlier, Built in L.A., will continue to provide Los Angeles free comprehensive digital startup reports quarterly and annually.

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. READ MORE>>.

MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter, FilmContact.com

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mysetlife hollywood reporter producer content filmmaker investedinDetails of the business arrangements with those firms was not announced.

Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report

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According to the report, the Tech Coast Angels slipped from last year''s number one position, due to the activity of the New York Angels.

Once High Flying Ouya On Block, Says Reports

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Once highflying Santa Monica-based gaming console developer Ouya is on the block, after the company tripped a debt covenant from one of its investors, according to a report. The sale comes due to debt owed to TriplePoint Capital, according to the report. OUYA is led by Julie Ehrman. READ MORE>>.

Spokeo Hits 150 Employees, Reports Growth

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Pasadena-based people search engine provider Spokeo is up to 150 employees in its Pasadena headquarters, almost double the number of employees it had in 2012, the company said today. The site--which is led by Harrison Tang--said the growth compaes as it saw 159 percent revenue growth between 2012 and 2014. READ MORE>>.

Report: Amazon Paid $15M For Latest Woody Allen Film

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Amazon.com has paid $15M for the untitled film from Woody Allen , according to the Hollywood Reporter, which said that the amount is more than three times what Woody Allen got for his last film. READ MORE>>. amazon prime instant video content hollywood woody allen director creative movie movies theater

Snapchat Selects Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs To Lead IPO, Says Report

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Venice-based Snapchat has selected two investments banks--Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs--to lead the company's much anticipated IPO, according to a report from Reuters Wednesday afternoon. The report--citing "a source familiar with the situation"--said the IPO would value Snapchat at $25 billion. READ MORE>>.

Report: Gender Gap In Tech Worst For 18-25 Year Olds

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Santa Monica-based salary comparison startup Comparably , which is led by startup veteran Jasaon Nazar, has run a survey of over 10,000 technology employers, to help break down some information about the pay gap between men and women. The startup's survey found that the pay gap is worst for women in the 18 to 25 year old age bracket. READ MORE>>.

Amid Gender Gap Talk, Mentor Network Emerges For Women In Health, Bio

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Morgan conference. There has been plenty of talk since about closing biotech’s notable gender gap. At this year’s J.P

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 11: Zealot Networks Draws Suitors

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Zealot Networks draws suitors, Nevada official concerned Faraday Future caught in Ponzi scheme, and Rubicon reports record video advertising surrounding election

MoneyTree Report: Southern California Q3 Venture Totals Drop To $663.27M

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in funding, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the report, there were 71 deals worth a total of $663.2M Southern California's venture capital totals dropped significantly in Q3 of 2016, to a mere $663.2M billion funding round for Snapchat.

Report: Lynda.com Tops $70M In Annual Revenues

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The new revenue numbers came via TechCrunch. READ MORE>>. lynda instruction online video help tutorial education

Report: Tinder Now Valued Over $5 Billion

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Los Angeles-based Tinder , the mobile dating app developer led by Sean Rad, is now worth over $5 billion, according to a report Friday from Bloomberg. Bloomberg said that IAC recently bought 10 percent of Tinder from venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, for $500M. Bloomberg cited "people with knowledge of the deal." READ MORE>>.

Music Reports Signs Mobile Music Service

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Woodland Hills-based Music Reports , the developer of software used for managing music rights and royalties reporting, said this morning that it has signed a licensing and reporting agreement with Cricket Communications , the operator of the Muve Music digital music service. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

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". Neither Snapchat nor Vurb have yet confirmed the deal, which apparently has yet to be signed. READ MORE>>.

Report: UCLA Among Top Schools For Googlers

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UCLA ranks with Stanford, UC Berkeley, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon as the top source of Google employees, according to the report. READ MORE>>.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Tech Industry Charges Up Office Market

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The L.A. office market saw a solid third quarter, with the vacancy rate narrowing to 14.8 percent from 16.2 percent in the same period last year, according to data from Jones Lang LaSalle

Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report

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Los Angeles has 8 percent of all the "unicorn" companies globally, according to a new study released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. The school said the study companies as a unicorn if they exceeded a value of $1 billion during any month between January 2014 and the end of 2015. READ MORE>>.

Report: Pokemon Go Now On More Phones Than Twitter

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Irvine-based research firm MFour Mobile Research says that the Pokemon Go phenomenon has now resulted in the new, augmented reality game passing up Twitter in installations on smartphones. READ MORE>>. pokemon pokemongo videogame nintendo twitter smartphone research mfour analytics

San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report

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That’s according to a report being released today by Connect, the local nonprofit group focused on technology and entrepreneurship.

Report: ExpenseCloud Acquired By TriNet

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Los Angeles-based expense management software and services developer ExpenseCloud , which was founded by Eric Sikola and Dan Fritcher, has been acquired by human resources provider Trinet , according to reports today. According to PandoDaily, citing "sources with direct knowledge of the transaction", the deal was signed last Thursday.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 24: Aerojet Rocketdyne Buys Missile Maker

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Aerojet Rocketdyne buys missile maker, Snap founders tighten grip on voting power in response to one investor, and how Nasty Gal fell from $85 million in sales to bankruptcy

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Ross Levinsohn Named Head of The Hollywood Reporter

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The Colbert Report, Daily Show Return To Hulu

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media video streaming hollywood content report colbert show daily huluFinancial terms of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO

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is reportedly preparing for a $25 billion initial public offering of its stock this March Snap Inc.