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LinkedIn, Silver Lake Take Stake In Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand, a personnel management software developer, announced on Wednesday that private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn plan to invest $300 million in the company.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 20: Ten Franchise Teams for ‘League of Legends’ North American e-sports League Unveiled

Ten franchise teams for ‘League of Legends’ North American e-sports league unveiled, SpaceX launch of secret Zuma mission on hold until after Thanksgiving and Maglev transportation company Arrivo welcomes regulations.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 17: Hollywood Producer Plans to Fund Next Blockbuster with Cryptocurrency

Hollywood producer plans to fund next blockbuster with cryptocurrency, SpaceX Zuma launch slips again as teams investigate hardware issue and SpaceX expects government support for development of BFR launch system.

Augmented Reality Company Daqri Begins Shipping Smart Glasses

Augmented reality company Daqri of downtown Los Angeles has begun shipping its $5,000 Smart Glasses.

Sniffing Out New Business

SeekOps Inc., a Pasadena startup, manufactures a methane sensor that it attaches to a quad-copter drone and flies over oil and gas fields looking for leaks.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 16: Ziff Davis Agrees to Buy Mashable for $50 Million

Ziff Davis agrees to buy Mashable for $50 million, Virgin Orbit wins its first Defense Department launch contract and mystery surrounds payload SpaceX is launching.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 14: Fox Exec to Launch Harassment Reporting App

Fox exec to launch harassment reporting app, Arrivo proposes maglev system for the inner city, and Fullscreen shutting down subscription VOD service and will lay off 25 employees.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 10: NASA Study Says SpaceX Saves Agency Money

Study says SpaceX saves NASA money; ULA feels no schedule pressure to pick Blue Origin over Aerojet engine; Snapchat ad buyers say all hope is not yet lost.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 9: Snapchat Redesign Scheduled for Dec. 4 Release

Snapchat redesign scheduled for release on Dec. 4, Disney to price streaming service 'substantially below’ Netflix, and Activision’s ‘Call of Duty’ rakes in $500 million.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 8: China's Tencent Takes 12 Percent Stake in Snap as Shares Plunge

China's Tencent takes 12 percent stake in Snap as shares plunge, LinkedIn and Silver Lake take stake in Cornerstone OnDemand and SpaceX suffers Merlin engine test mishap.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 7: Snap Earnings Report: Company Misses Revenue Target, Adds Just 4.5 Million New Users

Snap’s quarterly earnings report disappoints, pop star and entrepreneur’s raises $117 million and digital advertiser H Code Media partners with online health care portal Webconsultas.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 6: Blizzard Reveals Details of Upcoming Overwatch League Season

Blizzard reveals details of upcoming Overwatch League season, consumers overwhelmed by growing number of TV shows and GrubHub finds success on Snapchat.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 3: Snap Acquires Metamarkets

Snap acquired Metamarkets, Disney’s “Star Wars” augmented reality headset goes on sale and inside Hulu’s growing ad-sales research team.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 2: Activision Blizzard’s Q3 Results Beat Expectations

Activision Blizzard’s third-quarter results beat expectations, HP and Intel become sponsors for Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League and Snapchat adds tracking pixels.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 1: Virgin Orbit Launches Subsidiary Vox Space

Virgin Orbit launches Vox Space subsidiary, Snap Maps offered real-time coverage of Tuesday’s terror attacks in Manhattan and Breitbart and other conservative outlets escalate anti-SpaceX campaign.