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ADVERTISING: PK4’s new ad tech eases online placement.PK4’s new ad tech will let customers take a more direct approach with online placement.

By Subrina Hudson July 28, 2014 midnight   Share

j2 Global Acquires Contactology

Cloud service and digital media network provider j2 Global has acquired Contactology, a North Carolina email marketing service company.

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Snapchat Reported in Talks with Alibaba, $10 Billion Valuation

Snapchat is in talks to sell a stake to Alibaba Group, a round of financing that would value the company at $10 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg News.

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O Labs Launches as New Joint Venture

O Labs, a new joint venture announced Wednesday, plans to back early stage startups by giving more direct access to software developers, legal advisers and marketing strategists.

Kixer Kicks Off with $1 Million Seed

Native ad-tech company Kixer has raised $1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Lowercase Capital and TenOneTen Ventures and was joined by angel investors including Clark Landry of brand marketing platform Shift.

European Regulators Approve Apple’s Beats Purchase

The European Commission has approved Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics after determining the deal met merger regulations.

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Pogoseat Jumps with $2.3 Million Seed

Pogoseat, an app that lets users upgrade their seats during sporting events, has raised $2.3 million in seed funding.

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Driving Design

Garage offers high-tech treats to car parts makers

New high-tech garage offers makers of aftermarket car parts space for improvement.

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Digital Content Turning on TV

Internet: Streaming sites test ad-supported programming.

Former NBC show “Community” will test if digital programs can channel TV-like audiences and ad dollars online.

Bose Sues Apple’s Beats Over Patent Infringement

Bose has filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, claiming 36 patent infringements related to noise canceling technology.

Opera Completes Acquisition of AdColony

Opera Software has completed its acquisition of AdColony, a West Los Angeles mobile video advertising platform that specializes in HD mobile video.

Chernin and AT&T Reportedly Set to Buy Fullscreen

Fullscreen is said to be close to a deal to sell a majority stake to Otter Media, a joint venture of Chernin Group and AT&T.

Lions Gate Invests in Next Games

Lions Gate, the studio behind young adult franchises “The Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent,” has invested in Finnish game developer Next Games as part of its effort to move into the gaming industry.

LuckyPennie Banks on Cincinnati Accelerator

LuckyPennie has left its Mid-Wilshire office and set up shop in Cincinnati. But the decision to relocate wasn’t just a flip of a coin.

Realty Mogul Raises $1.5 Million for First Crowdfunded Hotel

Realty Mogul, a Beverly Hills real estate crowdfunding company, has raised $1.5 million from smaller investors seeking a stake in the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs, the first operating hotel in the country to crowdfund an equity infusion.