SpaceX approved for “load-and-go” procedure; Netflix testing new ads; NTS heading to Anaheim;
Cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin sues AT&T over “SIM swap” scam; Cargomatic raises $35M in series B round; Boeing acquires El Segundo-based satellite and flight-plan maker.
Marina del Rey advertising blockchain firm Lucidity (an affiliate of KR8OS Inc.) announced Aug. 15 it completed a funding round of $5 million in total, comprised of investments from six venture capital firms.
Risk and compliance software company AuditBoard raises $40 million; Bird, Lime lead e-scooter protest in Santa Monica; Tinder sues parent company
Match Group dating app subsidiary Tinder Inc. has filed a lawsuit against parent company InterActiveCorp., alleging IAC purposefully undervalued the company to avoid proper payouts to executives.
Snapchat enlists Nicki Minaj to show how AR tools let users shop in RL; SpaceX invites guests into the Dragon X; Treyarch testing Battle Royale mode.
Chrome River picks up ExxonMobil; Wells leaving Netflix; Bird scooters face vandalism.
Tinder eyes $800-million mark this year; SpaceX investors hold steady despite Tesla drama; luxury boat online rental service OnBoat now on board in L.A.
Santa Monica’s sports marketing firm GumGum Sports (a division of GumGum Inc.) announced Aug. 10 it signed a multi-year agreement to provide media valuation services for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational basketball tournament.
TaskUs worth $500 million following latest funding round; Stamps.com stocks fall after Post Office comment; Heineken passes on Snapchat in favor of other social media outlets.
Playa Vista-based mobile ordering point-of-sale software developer Appetize Technologies Inc. announced Aug. 9 an undisclosed investment from the National Football League, raising the total amount of funding the company has raised to $50 million.
Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Web Services announced Aug. 9 that it will collaborate with the California Cloud Workforce Project (CA Cloud) and 19 community colleges in Los Angeles County to offer a regional cloud computing certificate. To date, this is the first program of its kind created by Amazon and local colleges.
$1.25 million raised by Sagewise; Blizzard teases new Diablo game; Snap reports earnings
Holding company Chernin Group announced Aug. 8 that it sold Santa Monica entertainment conglomerate Otter Media Inc. to AT&T Inc.
Katzenberg’s short-form video project raises $1 billion; SpaceX hosting mars landing conference; Nexus Technologies acquires Cal Net