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Snapchat Launches Ad Agency

Snapchat has partnered with British advertising agency WPP and the U.K.’s Daily Mail to launch an advertising agency called Truffle Pig.

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CrossCut Raises $75 Million to Invest in Early Stage L.A. Startups

Don’t tell CrossCut Ventures about the supposed glut of seed capital in Los Angeles. The Venice venture capital firm has just raised a $75 million fund to invest in early stage L.A. startups.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar 6/22 - 7/5

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

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Dollar Shave Club Reloads on Cash

Dollar Shave Club is piling up investor’s dollars.

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Revenge Fuels Energy Fight

MANUFACTURING: Ex-exec looks to zap former family firm.

Rival Alex Lidow seeks revenge by converting International Rectifier’s customers to his semiconductors.

Virtual Reality Scores Points at Video-Game Expo

ENTERTAINMENT: Some developers making early play for nascent market.

Developers push the right buttons with video games for the blossoming virtual reality market.

L.A. Launch List: June 19

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

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: June 19

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

Video: Evan Spiegel Explains Snapchat

Four years after Snapchat’s launch, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel abruptly released a YouTube video Tuesday explaining how the app works and why people use it.

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Independent Virtual Reality Studios Benefit as Early Movers

As big players in the virtual reality industry try and suss out a path forward, local independent gaming studios and hobbyists are finding some early victories.

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FreedomPop Chooses Funding Over Exit

FreedomPop will wait a little longer before heading for the exit.

Evolve Buys Martini in Push for Luxury Content

Evolve Media has purchased Martini Media, a San Francisco advertising agency targeting the luxury market in a move to position itself as a one-stop shop for marketers.

ServiceTitan Raises Round to Expand Market

In a push to sell its home-service provider Web platform into new markets, L.A.’s ServiceTitan has raised an $18 million investment round led by Bessemer Venture Partners.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar 6/15 - 6/28

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

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Oops: Ouya’s Sale to Razer Accidentally Confirmed

Rumors of Santa Monica video game console Ouya’s imminent sale were confirmed today when MESA Global, the investment bank handling the deal, accidentally posted acknowledgement of the transaction on its website.