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Elon Musk Drills In on Report in Business Journal

TECHNOLOGY: He stands by LAX tunnel proposal despite city officials’ doubts. Boring Co. founder Elon Musk acknowledged last week that his company would likely struggle to gain government approval for a tunnel extending from Los Angeles International Airport to Sherman Oaks, but said the endeavor was still worth a shot.

Silicon Beach Report June 22: VR Playhouse Launches Virtual Reality Training Program

VR Playhouse launches virtual reality training program, USC to lead quantum computing project and sneaker marketplace Goat hires former Twitter executive.

VR Playhouse Launches Virtual Reality Training Program

Glassell Park-based boutique studio VR Playhouse has launched an educational program meant to attract students, artists, developers and directors to the virtual reality industry, according to a company statement.

Silicon Beach Report June 21: Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

Education software startup GoGuardian launches AI platform, Snapchat launches Snap Map and BlockFraud raises $5 million.

Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

El Segundo-based education software startup GoGuardian has launched Admin 2.0, a platform that uses artificial intelligence to enhance students’ behaviors online, according to a statement.

Silicon Beach Report June 20: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Partners With South Korea

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Partners with South Korea, AEG invests in e-sports team Immortals, Chinese tech company invests $179 million in Newegg, and more.

Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology Co. Invests $179 Million in Newegg Inc.

A Chinese tech company announced Tuesday that it would invest more than $179 million to increase its stake in online electronics retailer Newegg Inc. to almost 94 percent from 55.7 percent, according to Bloomberg.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Partners With South Korea

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced new partnerships with South Korean entities as it moves forward on its plans to implement its patented technologies in South Korea.

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AEG Invests in E-sports Team Immortals

E-sports is finding a home in downtown. Anschutz Entertainment Group announced an investment in e-sports franchise Immortals that makes it a team owner and home-venue operator for the team.

Silicon Beach Report June 19: Snap Signs $100 Million Deal With Time Warner

Snap signs $100 million deal with Time Warner, Garcetti, Musk discusses tunnel possibility and cloud service company wants $550 million.

Snap and Time Warner Sign $100 Million Content Deal

Snap Inc. and Time Warner Inc. announced a global partnership to develop made-for-Snap shows over the next two years. The deal, reportedly valued at $100 million, will include both entertainment and advertising content.

Silicon Beach Report June 15: Scopely Raises $60 Million

Scopely raises $60 million, VentureDevs to open West Hollywood office, and tech startup HelloTech powers Altice service.

Silicon Beach Report June 14: Mayor Garcetti Announces Youth Tech Jobs Program

Mayor Garcetti plans tech jobs for L.A.’s youth, insurance mobile app startup Sure raises $8 million, and computer software company Datum Security acquired by Prevalent.

Silicon Beach Report June 13: Snap Inc. Signs Data Subscription Deal With Factual

Snap Inc. signs data subscription deal with Factual, storage startup Clutter raises $64 million, and baby food subscription service Yumi raises $4.1 million.

Snap Inc. Signs Data Subscription Deal With Factual

Factual Inc. announced on Tuesday that it signed a deal to sell its location data to Snap Inc. for use in Snapchat.

Silicon Beach Report June 12: Snap Rolls Out Ad Manager for Small Businesses

Snap rolls out ad manager for small businesses, United Launch Alliance wasn’t allowed to bid for Air Force X-37B launch won by SpaceX, and Imax plans to lay off 100 employees in cost-cutting move.

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