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Grocer Hoping for Long Shelf Life on Internet

ONLINE: Thrive plans to deliver with natural foods sold at wholesale prices.

Thrive Market hopes its Amazon-style delivery clicks with shoppers.

Show-Biz Veteran Sees Role for Hollywood in VC

INVESTMENT: Tony Potts plans to tap connections to fund early stage firms.

The lines between Silicon Beach’s vibrant tech scene and the entertainment industry have been blurring for some time, and they’re about to get even fuzzier.

NBCUniversal Wants Storytelling Tech

NBCUniversal’s Media Labs, another entry in the studio accelerator arena, is looking for “new forms of storytelling driven by technology.”

Big Frame Adds Talent

Big Frame, a YouTube talent management company, has added 11 content creators to its clientele.

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L.A. Launch List: Nov. 14

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches. On this week's Launch List: Curbstand, FreedomPop, Beats by Dr. Dre and more.

Mandalay Digital Buys Appia

Mandalay Digital Group, a Hollywood mobile software products company, is buying mobile user acquisition network Appia.

Scopely Locks Down $35 Million

Scopely, a mobile game and entertainment company, has raised $35 million in a Series A round led by Evolution Media Partners and Highland Capital Partners.

Snapchat Filters Out Third-Party Apps

The ephemeral messaging app is taking a permanent stand against third-party apps.

Report: FreedomPop in Talks with Sprint

FreedomPop, a West L.A. wireless phone carrier, is in talks with Sprint about a possible acquisition or investment, according to USA Today.

Funny or Die for Sale?

Will Ferrell’s comedy video website might be looking to sell, according to Bloomberg.

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Aspiration Launches as Investment Firm for Middle Class

Online investment firm Aspiration wants to democratize the financial services industry.

TrueCar, Investors to Sell Shares

Santa Monica car sales portal TrueCar Inc. announced in a Monday SEC filing that it plans to sell 6.4 million shares in a secondary offering.

Fullscreen Acquires Rooster Teeth

Culver City multichannel network Fullscreen said it would acquire online creative studio Rooster Teeth. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DogVacay Digs Up $25 Million

DogVacay, the site that vets dog-sitters for owners going out of town, has raised $25 million in a Series B round led by OMERS Ventures.

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Bit of Stretch

APPAREL: 20Jeans ditches name, $20 price tag as company looks to sew up more sales of its high-quality denim.

Newly renamed jeans maker DSTLD decided its previous $20 price point didn’t fit its expansion plans.