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Marketer Hopes to Make Points With E-Sports Fans

Video Games: Demand for live events directs new business to NCompass.

Video Games: NCompass International works to help live e-sport competitions score a higher profile.

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Q&A with 'Shark Tank' Entrepreneur

Ben Kusin was anxious about an important meeting so he took a smoke break to calm his nerves. It was from that one innocuous moment that Kusin started to conceive what would eventually become Reviver, a producer of odor eliminating dry swipes.

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L.A. Launch List: Oct. 10

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches. On this week's launch list: Book of Life: Sugar Smash, Raw Science and more.

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Obama Offered L.A. Startup Job Post-Presidency

As his time in the White House enters its closing chapter, Obama already has a job offer waiting for him: to work for Ariel Jalali at his Santa Monica startup Sensay, a help app which aims to monetize people’s advice.

Snapchat CEO Says Ads on Their Way

Snapchat will be ad-free no more.

Mandalay Digital Acquires Xyo

Mandalay Digital Group, a Hollywood mobile software products company, has bought app search engine Xyo.

Seriously Launches Mobile Game Best Fiends

Seriously, a mobile-first entertainment startup founded by former Rovio execs, has launched its first product, Best Fiends.

Crowdfunder Reaches Out to VCs and Angels for Series A

Crowdfunder, an equity crowdfunding platform commonly used by tech and digital media startups, has raised $3.5 million in a Series A round.

ZipRecruiter Hires CFO

ZipRecruiter, a hiring platform for businesses, has recruited a new chief financial officer.

Council Votes to Extend Lower Tax Rate for Internet Businesses

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to extend the major reduction in business tax rates for Internet companies for four more years.

Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires Evolv Inc. for $43 Million

Cornerstone OnDemand, a cloud-based software provider for businesses, has acquired big data platform Evolv Inc. for $43 million in an all-cash deal.

All Love for Evolve Media Acquisition

Evolve Media, a Ladera Heights digital media publisher, has acquired lesbian lifestyle site AfterEllen.com from Viacom Inc.

SGN and Fox Launch ‘Book of Life’ Game

Social Gaming Network and Fox Digital Entertainment have partnered to simultaneously launch a gaming experience with the studio’s upcoming animated film “Book of Life.”

BloomNation Grows $5.6 Million Series A Round

BloomNation.com has raised $5.6 million in Series A funding, money that will go toward expanding its team and further developing its online marketplace for florists.

Bluebeam Acquired for $100 Million

Bluebeam Software Inc., a PDF solutions provider for the architecture, engineering and construction industries, has been acquired by Nemetschek Group for $100 million.