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Privlo Raises $3.8 Million Seed, $350 Million Debt Financing

Privlo, an online real estate loan provider, announced it had raised a $3.8 million seed round as well as $350 million in debt financing.

Glu Mobile Acquires Long Beach’s Cie Games

Glu Mobile Inc., mobile game studio behind Deer Hunter and the record-breaking Kardashian app, has acquired Long Beach game developer Cie Games for $100 million in a cash and stock deal.

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Swagbucks Scores SodaHead Acquisition

Prodege, the parent company of online rewards site Swagbucks, announced it will acquire digital consumer polling platform SodaHead.

j2 Global Acquires Contactology

Cloud service and digital media network provider j2 Global has acquired Contactology, a North Carolina email marketing service company.

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Snapchat Reported in Talks with Alibaba, $10 Billion Valuation

Snapchat is in talks to sell a stake to Alibaba Group, a round of financing that would value the company at $10 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg News.

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O Labs Launches as New Joint Venture

O Labs, a new joint venture announced Wednesday, plans to back early stage startups by giving more direct access to software developers, legal advisers and marketing strategists.

Kixer Kicks Off with $1 Million Seed

Native ad-tech company Kixer has raised $1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Lowercase Capital and TenOneTen Ventures and was joined by angel investors including Clark Landry of brand marketing platform Shift.

European Regulators Approve Apple’s Beats Purchase

The European Commission has approved Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics after determining the deal met merger regulations.

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Pogoseat Jumps with $2.3 Million Seed

Pogoseat, an app that lets users upgrade their seats during sporting events, has raised $2.3 million in seed funding.

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Garage offers high-tech treats to car parts makers

New high-tech garage offers makers of aftermarket car parts space for improvement.

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Digital Content Turning on TV

Internet: Streaming sites test ad-supported programming.

Former NBC show “Community” will test if digital programs can channel TV-like audiences and ad dollars online.

Bose Sues Apple’s Beats Over Patent Infringement

Bose has filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, claiming 36 patent infringements related to noise canceling technology.

Opera Completes Acquisition of AdColony

Opera Software has completed its acquisition of AdColony, a West Los Angeles mobile video advertising platform that specializes in HD mobile video.

Chernin and AT&T Reportedly Set to Buy Fullscreen

Fullscreen is said to be close to a deal to sell a majority stake to Otter Media, a joint venture of Chernin Group and AT&T.