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Thrive Market Leaps to $32.9 Million Round

Online health food store Thrive Market has raised a $32.9 million investment round, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Mobile Game Developer SGN Gets $130 Million for Asia Expansion

Culver City’s Social Gaming Network, a mobile game developer, on Thursday announced a $130 million investment from South Korean game publisher Netmarble Games.

Cargomatic Looks Harder Than Most for Tech Talent

Cargomatic has raised $10.6 million in venture capital and is frequently mentioned in L.A. tech circles as a startup to watch. But the young company finds it more difficult than most to hire.

Scipps Buys Podcast Network Midroll

Podcasting is having a moment.

Rubicon Opens D.C. Office to Capture Campaign Ad Dollars

Digital advertising exchange Rubicon Project is opening an office in Washington to capture some what is expected to be nearly $1 billion in digital advertising spending by political campaigns.

Vubiquity to Transition Turner’s Cable Content

L.A.’s Vubiquity Tuesday announced a partnership with Atlanta’s Turner Broadcasting to convert cable television broadcasts into formats suitable for on-demand cable and Internet viewing.

Jacobs Scores High-Speed Rail Contract

Local companies continue to cash in on California’s high-speed rail project, with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. in Pasadena announcing Tuesday it has been awarded the design services contract for the $1.2 billion second phase of the north-south rail line.

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L.A. Tech Investors to Guest Invest on ‘Shark Tank’

Besides a few moments of fame, is there an investing advantage to going on reality television?

L.A. Tech Event Calendar July 19 – Aug. 1

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

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Firm Took Marketing Path To Stand on Immigration

INTERNET: MiTú viewed Donald Trump uproar as means to engage audience.

Digital media firm MiTú used the uproar over Donald Trump’s immigration comments to channel viewers to its content.

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: July 17

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

L.A. Launch List: July 17

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

Insurrection Mixes Internet Video Production with Hollywood

Fox Television Group Senior Vice President Kiliaen Van Rensselaer announced his departure Wednesday to launch Insurrection Media, a digital studio he said would “shoot first ask questions later.”

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Yeti Acquired by Investment Group

To keep place-discovery app Yeti alive, the founders of its parent company, Hyphos, have sold a majority stake to a private investment group led by Santa Monica’s JA Partners and Seattle’s Edgewater Ventures.

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Flipagram Stitches Together $70 Million Funding Round

Popular photo and video-editing app Flipagram has raised a massive $70 million Series B financing round from some of the biggest venture capital firms in Silicon Valley.