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Message App Hopes 2.0 Changes Speak to Base

INTERNET: Snapchat adds offerings for core users in move to boost ad revenue.Snapchat looks to reframe apps’ offerings to improve its image with advertisers and investors.

By Garrett Reim April 3, 2016 8:14 a.m.   Share

March Capital Closes $240 Million Fund

Venture capital firm March Capital Partners of Santa Monica closed a $240 million fund on Tuesday to back dozens of technology start-ups worldwide.

Kelly Slater Wave Co. Sells Majority Stake to the World Surfing League

Santa Monica-based artificial wave-making company Kelly Slater Wave Co. has agreed to sell a majority stake to the World Surf League. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

L.A. Tech Calendar: May 23 - June 5

Roundup of L.A. tech events in the next two weeks.

HelloTech Merges with Rival Geekatoo

In a move that greatly expands its service area, in-home tech-support company HelloTech has merged with rival Geekatoo of San Francisco. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bad Buzz Hits Charging Firm uBeam Inc

New criticism of its wireless-charging system could hurt uBeam’s connection with investors.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: May 20

A weekly roundup of must-read L.A. tech investments and acquisitions.

Silicon Beach Launch List: May 20

A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches including StartEngine, Rubicon, OpenX and Esri.

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Imax Launching Virtual Reality Arcades and Camera

Imax Corp. has announced it will launch six virtual reality arcades in locations such as multiplexes and malls.

Canary Health Buys Mental Health Program bLife

West L.A.-based Canary Health, a developer of patient health-management software, has acquired mental health program bLife in an all stock deal. Terms were not disclosed.

Snapchat Could Launch Facebook-like Newsfeed

Photo-messaging app Snapchat is reportedly preparing to launch a Facebook-like newsfeed.

Supreme Court Delivers Victory for People-Search Firm Spokeo

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed people-directory site Spokeo of Pasadena a victory in its defense of a class-action lawsuit alleging the company should be held financially liable for publishing false information.

L.A. Tech Calendar May 16 - 29

Roundup of L.A. tech events in the next two weeks.

Connexity Debuts New Audience Measurement Tool

Digital marketing company Connexity has launched a new audience measurement and analytics platform named AudienceView.

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TV’s Ellen DeGeneres talks up digital media

Ellen DeGeneres isn’t all talk as the daytime TV host branches out to digital media platforms.

Silicon Beach Launch List: May 13

A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.