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Tech Firm Aims to Link Kids, History

Zypre launches virtual reality treatment of Wright brothers’ flight.Zypre sees schools as the perfect clients for its virtual reality historical productions.

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UBeam Raising $15 Million Debt Round

Wireless charging startup uBeam of Santa Monica is raising a $15 million convertible debt round, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The company declined to comment, but the filing said nearly $9 million had been raised from 23 investors since the offering was initiated July 10.

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Snapchat Swaps Two Publishers on Discover Portal

Snapchat is reexamining its content partnerships. The app has pushed out Yahoo and Warner Music Group from its Discover publishing portal and replaced them with BuzzFeed and iHeartRadio.

L.A. Tech Event Calendar July 27 – Aug. 9

Roundup of L.A. tech events in the next two weeks.

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Razer Acquires Assets of Game Platform Ouya

After weeks of speculation and an accidental leak, gamer hardware maker Razer USA Ltd. of Carlsbad announced it had acquired the brand and software assets of console company Ouya.

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HOSPITALITY: Businesses pop up to support Airbnb despite looming regulations.

Businesses check in to support hotel service Airbnb despite the risk of regulation in some cities.

L.A. Launch List: July 24

A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: July 24

A weekly roundup of must-read L.A. tech investments and acquisitions.

TrueCar Share Price Hits the Skids

Shares of Santa Monica’s TrueCar Inc. lost a third of their value in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported that it would miss financial targets for the second quarter and full year.

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Thrive Market Leaps to $32.9 Million Round

Online health food store Thrive Market has raised a $32.9 million investment round, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Mobile Game Developer SGN Gets $130 Million for Asia Expansion

Culver City’s Social Gaming Network, a mobile game developer, on Thursday announced a $130 million investment from South Korean game publisher Netmarble Games.

Cargomatic Looks Harder Than Most for Tech Talent

Cargomatic has raised $10.6 million in venture capital and is frequently mentioned in L.A. tech circles as a startup to watch. But the young company finds it more difficult than most to hire.

Scipps Buys Podcast Network Midroll

Podcasting is having a moment.

Rubicon Opens D.C. Office to Capture Campaign Ad Dollars

Digital advertising exchange Rubicon Project is opening an office in Washington to capture some what is expected to be nearly $1 billion in digital advertising spending by political campaigns.

Vubiquity to Transition Turner’s Cable Content

L.A.’s Vubiquity Tuesday announced a partnership with Atlanta’s Turner Broadcasting to convert cable television broadcasts into formats suitable for on-demand cable and Internet viewing.

Jacobs Scores High-Speed Rail Contract

Local companies continue to cash in on California’s high-speed rail project, with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. in Pasadena announcing Tuesday it has been awarded the design services contract for the $1.2 billion second phase of the north-south rail line.