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Fender Turns to Hollywood, Internet to Lift Sales

Fender turns to Hollywood, internet to lift salesGuitar maker Fender looks to crank the volume on sales with a new outpost in Hollywood.

By Hayley Fox September 16, 2016 midnight   Share

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 23: SpaceX Rocket Explosion Investigation Makes Some Progress

SpaceX rocket explosion investigation makes some progress, IGN launches channel to cover virtual reality, and Gamblit Gaming adds racing game to casino floors.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 22: SGN Renames Itself Jam City, Acquires Rights to ‘Peanuts’ Franchise

SGN renames itself Jam City as well as acquires rights to ‘Peanuts’ franchise, ULA sends Pentagon letter criticizing SpaceX explosions, Tinder invests in Hey Vina!, and more.

SGN Renames Itself Jam City, Acquires Rights to ‘Peanuts’ Franchise

SGN has renamed itself Jam City in a rebranding effort aimed at better reflecting its portfolio of games.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 21: Faraday Future’s Main Backer Receives $1B to Pursue Electric Cars

Faraday Future’s main backer receives $1 billion to pursue electric cars, Hulu orders two virtual reality shows, job candidate screening startup Imbellus raises $4 million, and more.

Faraday Future’s Main Backer Receives $1B to Pursue Electric Cars

Le Holdings Co. of China, the main backer of electric car startup Faraday Future, announced on Monday that it raised $1.08 billion from a group of Chinese investors to develop an electric car. Le Holdings Co. of China, the main backer of electric car startup Faraday Future, announced on Monday that it raised $1.08 billion from a group of Chinese investors to develop an electric car.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 20: TX Zhuo and Eva Ho Raising $50M for Fika Ventures

TX Zhuo and Eva Ho raising $50M for Fika Ventures, Gamblit Gaming to add gambling to virtual reality game, Tinder adds music matching from Spotify to profiles, and more.

Digital Studio Gunpowder & Sky Acquires FilmBuff

Gunpowder & Sky, Van Toffler and Floris Bauer’s recently launched digital content studio, announced today that it has acquired independent content sales and distribution company, FilmBuff. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 19: Elon Musk Says Spacecraft Could Go Beyond Mars

Elon Musk announces spacecraft could go beyond Mars, Beats Electronics lawsuit continues, and Riot Unveils college League of Legends competition.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 16: Newegg Receives Investment from Hangzhao Interactive

Newegg receives investment from Hangzhao Interactive, Ted Cruz fights ICANN’s transfer, Demand Media acquires The Other Art Fair for $1.5 million, and more.

Ad Technology Could Join Fold At Paper Parent

Idea of owning ad technology firm clicks with Los Angeles Times owner tronc.

Security Systems Maker Locks Up Industry Peer with $269 Million Deal

X-ray system manufacturer OSI Systems Inc. completed its $269 million, all-cash purchase of American Science and Engineering Inc. on Sept. 12.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 15: Tesla Motors to Build 20MW Battery Storage Facility for SoCal Edison

Tesla Motors to build 20MW battery storage facility for SoCal Edison, Citi Ventures backs FastPay, first Hyperloop One likely to be built overseas, and more.

Tesla Motors to Build 20MW Battery Storage Facility for SoCal Edison

Southern California Edison has selected Tesla Motors Inc. to build a 20-megawatt battery storage facility in Mira Loma for an undisclosed amount.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 14: Comparably Hires eHarmony’s President Armen Avedissian

Comparably hires eHarmony’s president Armen Avedissian, LeEco buys production studio Dichotomy Creative Group, and Snapchat increases ad targeting.