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Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-degree content, Comedy Central grabs Snapchat star for TV show, and SpaceX to refurbishing rockets in Florida.
STX Entertainment acquires virtual reality company Surreal, Google Daydream to use Hulu VR content, Disney Movies Anywhere integrates with Verizon Fios, and more.
Kobe Bryant launches $100 million venture capital fund, L.A. Dodger announces second accelerator class, and SpaceX puts first vertical rocket landed on display in Hawthorne.
Kobe Bryant has launched a $100 million venture capital fund.
L.A. tech wages rising fastest in the nation, Activision runs Snapchat zombie karaoke lens, and YP hires new CEO.
Los Angeles County tech wages are growing faster than the earnings of tech employees in the nation’s other big cities, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report by downtown real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
GAMBLING: Setback in cards with rule shift.
Some card rooms think they are getting a raw deal with a new state stance on third-party banking.
Amazon producing virtual and augmented reality content in Santa Monica, FreedomPop offers free WhatsApp data, and Atom Tickets expands nationally.
Snapchat has agreed to create 396 jobs in the state of New York in exchange for tax breaks totaling up to $5 million from Empire State Development.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is moving to Los Angeles, TeleSign Hires new chief executive, and Snapchat plans to expand New York office to 400 employees.
ChowNow integrated with Google search, Content Check acquires Honest Cooking, Intel to open L.A. virtual reality studio, and more.
Snapchat to acquire search engine app Vurb for $100 million, three L.A. companies bidding for Gawker Media, FireFly Games Raise $10 million, and more.
LeEco building plant to be used by Faraday Future in China, Riot goes to court to stop League of Legend cheats, Arsenic raises $3 million seed round, and more.
TECHNOLOGY: Devices by Appetize aim to speed up service at sports venues.
Appetize’s point-of-sale devices aim to help venues get a line on their concession stand needs.