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Football Fans’ Phones to Call Plays

SPORTS: Fanchise’s app may point way to score supporters.Fanchise hopes to pull in fans for its pro football team by letting them tackle play-calling during games.

By Garrett Reim June 10, 2016 midnight   Share

Silicon Beach Roundup June 24: Virgin Galactic Begins Fundraising $300M

Virgin Galactic begins fundraising $300 million, AppliedVR partners with Cedars-Sinai for therapeutic virtual reality, Lionsgate sells YouTube Red its first big-budget TV show, and more.

Silicon Beach Roundup June 23: Flipagram Users Rise to 200 Million

Flipagram tops 200 million users, Upfront names new partner, and Stamps.com buys ShippingEasy for $55 million.

Silicon Beach Roundup June 22: FAA Announces Drone Filming Rules

FAA announces drone filming rules, Tetra Tech wins $45 million contract, Ad Hoc Labs launches anti-date bot, and more.

Silicon Beach Roundup June 21: Hyperloop One Explores System in Moscow

Hyperloop One explores system in Moscow, OpenX adds Culver City office, OSI Systems makes $269 million acquisition, and more.

Silicon Beach Afternoon Report June 20: Snapchat Expands Advertising

Snapchat expands advertising, Mashable acquires Cinefix, Clearlake Capital buys Vision Solutions, and more.

Silicon Beach Afternoon Report June 17: Activision Blizzard Sets Its Sights on Television

CheckAlt picks up Klik Technologies, Activision Blizzard announces Netflix series, Los Angeles venture capitalist secures startup funds, and more.

Silicon Beach Afternoon Roundup June 16: Appetize to Furnish New Minnesota Vikings Stadium

Greycroft Ventures leads funding for Performance Horizon, Vow To Be Chic picks up critical investment, Indian streaming company finds an angel in Los Angeles, and more.

Silicon Beach Report June 15: Canary Health Merges With Medtronic to Fight Diabetes

Canary Health Joins Forces With medtronic, Napster moves back home, SpaceX booster crashes, and more.

Silicon Beach Afternoon Roundup: Obama’s Net-Neutrality Rules Upheld in Federal Court

Net-neutrality upheld in federal court, e-commerce startup Loot Crate secures major investment; Electronic Arts sets its sights on e-sports market, and more.

Silicon Beach Report June 13: Microsoft Buys LinkedIn, Snapchat Rolls Out New Ads

Microsoft Corp. spends big to acquire professional network LinkedIn, Snapchat unveils a new advertising format.

The Virtual Reality Co. Raises $23M: Silicon Beach Afternoon Roundup

The Virtual Reality Co. raises $23 million, Legendary launches live-streaming, set-top box content company Frequency raises $11 million, and more.

J2 Global Submits $100M Bid for Gawker Media

J2 Global Inc.’s publishing division Ziff Davis has reportedly submitted an opening bid of $90 million to $100 million for Gawker Media, which is putting itself up for sale after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday.

Elon Musk Goes to Pentagon: Silicon Beach Afternoon Report

Elon Musk goes to the Pentagon, Rubicon launches Olympic advertising, house-call app Heals adds Jaimie McCout to its board, and more.

SpaceX to Relaunch Old Rocket: Silicon Beach Afternoon Roundup

SpaceX to relaunch old rocket, the LAPD has leased 100 electric vehicles, E3’s industry booths decline, and more.

Tronc to Make Thousands of Videos with A.I.: Silicon Beach Afternoon Roundup

Tronc to make thousands of videos with A.I., Spaces Inc. to launch virtual reality attractions in China, SAG-AFTRA calls for probe of stressful videogame vocal work, and more.