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TV, Film Studio Scores Stake in E-Sports Squad

INTERNET: Investment by Lions Gate latest sign of sector’s growing power.Another big L.A. player is diving into the digital world of e-sports, hoping to grab a piece of a market that is expected to grow to $1 billion as early as next year.

By Henry Meier January 13, 2017 midnight   Share

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 17: Mitú to Create Latino Content for MLB

Mitú to create Latino content for MLB, Snap Inc. secrecy culture may clash with the requirements of a public company, and Seinfeld’s “Comedian’s in Cars” leaving Crackle for Netflix.

Mitú to Create Latino Content for MLB

Latino media company mitú has signed a content deal with Major League Baseball to promote baseball to young Latino audiences.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 16: Snapchat IPO Investors Won’t Get Voting Power

Snapchat IPO investors won’t get voting power, Wilcon plans to wire downtown Los Angeles to aid increased cell demand, DirecTV Now customer complaints growing, and more.

Wilcon Plans to Wire Downtown Los Angeles to Aid Increased Cell Demand

To serve growing bandwidth demand from wireless phone companies, telecommunications firm Wilcon announced plans to expand and then connect its fiber-optic network to hundreds of small cellular sites in downtown Los Angeles.

Michael Lynton Steps Down as Head of Sony Entertainment

Sony Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton, 57, will step down from his post to focus on his position as chairman of the board of Snap Inc., according to news reports from The New York Times, Deadline.com, and others.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 13: Head of Sony Entertainment, Michael Lynton, Steps Down to Become Snap Chairman

Head of Sony Entertainment, Michael Lynton, steps down to become Snap chairman, Rubicon shares soar after rumor of a sale, RadPad acquired after rough 2016, and more.

RadPad Acquired After Rough 2016

Apartment listing service RadPad Inc. of Venice has been purchased by tenant-screening service LandlordStation of Dallas for an undisclosed amount.

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Beverly Hills Ready To Ride Robot Cars

City applies with federal government to open streets for autonomous vehicle testing.

Beverly Hills hopes to get on board with federal testing of autonomous vehicles

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 12: Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

Venture capital investment in Los Angeles drops, Honest Co. recalls baby powder, Snap Inc. sued for alleged patent infringement, and more.

Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

The flow of venture capital dollars invested into Los Angeles-area companies fell 16.3 percent from a high of $4.17 billion in 2015 to $3.49 billion last year, according to a report by Dow Jones Venture Source.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 11: SpaceX Explains Plans to Land Three Boosters at Once

SpaceX explains plans to land three boosters at once, inside LA 2024’s social media strategy for winning the Olympics, and Global Eagle fully rents out a satellite.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 10: Snap Inc. Places International Headquarters in London

Snap Inc. places international headquarters in London, Lionsgate invests in e-sports team Immortals, and crowd-finance startup MobileCause raises $15 million.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 9: Court Approves British Company’s Bid for Bankrupt Nasty Gal

Court approves British company’s bid for bankrupt Nasty Gal, SpaceX delays rocket launch one week, telemedicine platform SnapMD raises $3.25 Series A extension, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 6: Faraday Future Claims Electric Car Has More Than 64,000 Reservations

Faraday Future claims electric car has more than 64,000 reservations, Honest Co. draws boycott for support of Trump’s ‘Apprentice,’ SpaceX wins several manned space-flight contracts from NASA, and more.