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Pro Video-Game Teams Shoot for Improvement

SPORTS: Both Immortals, Team Liquid move forward on new training facilities.Two video-game teams look to field training facilities to boost player performance.

Silicon Beach Report July 21: Cinq Music Raises $20 Million Series B

Cinq Music raises $20 million Series B, Snap Inc. selling Spectacles in Harrods of London, and Snap Inc. hires Swiss team behind anti-reverse engineering software.

Silicon Beach Report July 20: Elon Musk Claims ‘Verbal Approval’ for Hyperloop Route From NY to DC

Elon Musk claims ‘verbal approval’ for hyperloop route from NY to DC, Falcon Heavy launch has “good chance” of failure says Elon Musk, and Hulu signs 3,000-episode distribution deal with 20th Century Fox.

Elon Musk Claims ‘Verbal Approval’ for Hyperloop Route From NY to DC

Elon Musk said on Thursday that his Boring Co. received “verbal approval” to build an underground hyperloop system from Washington, D.C., to New York.

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Silicon Beach Report July 19: Pasadena Avatar-Generating Startup Oben Inc. Raises $5 Million

Pasadena avatar-generating startup Oben Inc. raises $5 million, NBC adds Snapchat news show, and SpaceX not going to land Dragon capsule on Mars with rocket thrusters.

Pasadena Avatar-Generating Startup Oben Inc. Raises $5 Million

Artificial intelligence startup Oben Inc. said it has raised a $5 million round led by Chinese investment firm Tencent Holdings.

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Silicon Beach Report July 18: Rubicon Project Buys nToggle for $38.5 Million

Rubicon Project buys nToggle for $38.5 million, artificial intelligence startup Oben raises $5 million and Snap Inc. begins selling Spectacles on Amazon.

Silicon Beach Report July 17: Faraday Future Makes High-Profile Hire from BMW Despite Financial Problems

Faraday Future makes high-profile hire from BMW despite financial problems, Impact Health raises $13 million, and Snap Inc. stock lockup to end soon, possibly putting more pressure on shares.

Silicon Beach Report July 14: Snap Inc. Had Acquisition Talks with AdRoll

Snap Inc. had acquisition talks with AdRoll, NationBuilder’s clients include Trump’s campaign and French President Macron, and SpaceX seeks government funds for deep space exploration.

Hacker Attacks Spur Fear, Sales

INTERNET: Ransomware has cybersecurity firms in demand.

Spike in ransomware attacks has orders clicking at cyberdefense providers.

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Silicon Beach Report July 13: Alcohol Delivery Service Saucey Raises $5.4 Million

Alcohol delivery service Saucey raises $5.4 million, Snapchat signs content production partnership with Formula One and Open Listings raises $6.5 million.

Silicon Beach Report July 12: Activision Blizzard Inc. Launches Pro League for Overwatch

Activision Blizzard Inc. launches pro league for Overwatch, Fifth Wall Ventures powers up accelerator program, Hyperloop One completes full system test in Nevada and interior design app Hutch raises $10 million.

Fifth Wall Ventures Powers Up Accelerator Program

Fifth Wall Ventures plans to launch an accelerator program aimed at companies valued under $20 million in the real estate tech space, the firm announced Wednesday.

E-Sports Company aXiomatic Joins Disney Accelerator

Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that e-sports company aXiomatic was one of 11 companies chosen to participate in the 2017 Disney Accelerator program.

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Silicon Beach Report July 11: Snap Inc. Shares Tumble After Underwriter Downgrades Stock

Snap Inc. shares tumble after underwriter downgrades stock, UberMedia acquires Cintric for an undisclosed amount, and Disney starts new accelerator class.