TECHNOLOGY

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 10: Katzenberg TV Company Gets a Name

Quibi to produce short-form video; Snap pushes for original content amid funding crisis; Insomniac launches new virtual reality game

OGN Plans E-sports Arena in Manhattan Beach, Partners With PubG

South Korean broadcast company OGN is constructing a 35,000-square-foot e-sports arena in Manhattan Beach, and selected game developer PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Co. Ltd. (better known as PubG Co.) as its first league partner.

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Cash-Strapped Snap? Stock Price Slides Following Analyst Report

The stock price for Snap Inc. hit a new low — falling 6.4 percent to $7 a share – after a report described the Santa Monica social media company as “quickly running out of money.”

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 8: PWC Links With Cred to Create Cryptocurrency Standards

PWC links with Cred; Bonfire Ventures invests in drone maker; BlackLine enters Japanese market

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 8: Faraday Future Weighs Options

First rocket touchdown for SpaceX; Faraday and Evergrande dispute; “Twin Peaks” comes to virtual reality

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 5: AeroVironment Lands $13 Million Contract

Air Force grants AeroVironment $13 million; Snap survival strategy leaked; Treyarch prepares for new game launch

Google Sets Up Shop in Goose Hangar

Purchase of 12 acres hints at expansion plans

Google sets up shop at Spruce Goose hangar in Playa Vista.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 4: Activision Hires New President

Vogue publishes Spanish Snapchat edition; op-ed accuses SpaceX of safety violations; Brack at the helm of Blizzard

ZipRecruiter Raises $156 Million

Santa Monica-based digital job search platform ZipRecruiter Inc. announced Oct. 4 it secured $156 million in a funding round led by Wellington Management Co. and Institutional Venture Partners.

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Activision Blizzard Names New President; Leadership Team Members

Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard Inc. named J. Allen Brack its new president of Blizzard Entertainment Oct. 4, alongside two new promotions to the executive leadership team.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 3: Google Expands in Playa Vista

Google comes to Playa Vista; Uber launches Santa Monica Scooters; Jam City links with voting nonprofit

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Jam City Encouraging Midterm Voting With Mobile PSA

Culver City-based mobile game developer Jam City Inc. announced Oct. 3 it will partner with nonprofit voter registration organization When We All Vote to produce public service announcements encouraging its users to vote.

Google Expands in Silicon Beach

Alphabet Inc.-subsidiary Google moved into the Spruce Goose hangar in Playa Vista Oct. 3, two years after it began leasing the space.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 2: New Hyperloop Pod Revealed

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies shows off new tech; Appetize and Tropical Smoothie Cafe partner; Recargo acquired by Innogy

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 1: Justice Department Sues California

California’s net neutrality legislation brings challenges from the feds; Rapaport promoted at Amazon Studios; more flights From Surf Air