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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 20: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Sold $50 Million in Stock

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million in stock; NASA certifies Falcon 9 for science missions; and federal judge bars California’s actor-age censorship law.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 19: Elon Musk Gets Preliminary Permit for Hyperloop Tunnel in DC

Elon Musk gets preliminary permit for tunnel in DC; Air Force and Aerojet Rocketdyne renegotiating AR1 development agreement; and IdeaLab’s 3-D printer company New Matter shutting down.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 16: Task Management Software Workast Raises $1.85 Million

Task management software Workast raises $1.85 million; Snap CEO Evan Spiegel defends Snapchat redesign; and Air Force moves to buy small rocket launch services.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 15: Billionaire Peter Thiel Moving to Los Angeles

Billionaire Peter Thiel moving to Los Angeles; custom packaging company Lumi raises $9 million; and DroneBase raises $12 million.

Billionaire Peter Thiel Moving to Los Angeles

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reportedly moving his residence, as well as his venture capital firm and non-profit, to Los Angeles after expressing frustration with what he sees as Silicon Valley’s overwhelming liberal politics and diminishing opportunities for tech investing.

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 14: Electric Scooter Sharing Startup Bird Raises $15 Million

Electric scooter sharing startup Bird raises $15 million; Snap to provide analytics to top Snapchat creators; and SpaceX hits two milestones in plan for low-latency satellite broadband.

Electric Scooter Sharing Startup Bird Raises $15 Million

Electric scooter sharing startup Bird announced on Feb. 14 that it raised a $15 million Series A round.

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Online Retailer Hollar Inc. Adds InVia Robots to Its Workforce

City of Commerce-based Hollar Inc., operators of an online discount store, recently announced that it had deployed 100 “picker robots” to help with automating fulfillment services at its warehouse.

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 13: Leaf Group Raises $23.3 Million in Secondary Offering

Leaf Group raises $23.3 million in secondary offering; online dollar store Hollar contracts with InVia Robotics; and plumbing monitoring company Phyn raises $10 million.

Leaf Group Raises $23.3 Million in Secondary Offering

Leaf Group raised $23.3 million in a secondary public offering of its stock on Feb. 12.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 12: California Facing Competition for Video Game Industry

California facing competition for video game industry; Snapchat’s new update triggers revolt by teens; and Tony Goncalves hired as CEO of Chernin Group and Otter Media.

California Facing Competition for Video Game Industry

California is facing increasing competition from states and national governments for its video game industry, according to a report scheduled to be released on Feb. 13 by the Milken Institute.

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 9: Snap Is Trying to Lure Instagram Advertisers by Offering Them Free Ads on Snapchat

Snap is trying to lure Instagram advertisers by offering them free ads on Snapchat; Elon Musk explains why SpaceX prefers clusters of small engines for the Falcon Heavy; and digital media drives entertainment employment growth in Los Angeles

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 8: Online Sneaker Sellers GOAT and Flight Club Merge

Online sneaker sellers GOAT and Flight Club merge; Hulu lost $920 million in 2017; and U.S. military certification the next big test for Falcon Heavy.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 7: Snapchat to Broadcast Live NBC’s Olympics Coverage

Snapchat to broadcast live NBC’s Olympics Coverage; ZipRecruiter fundraising at nearly $1 billion valuation; and Tesla semi-truck rival Thor demonstrates vehicle.

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