TECHNOLOGY

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 3: Uproxx Media Sold to Warner Music

Warner Music buys Uproxx Media; SpaceX sets deadline for NASA launch; Hyperloop Technologies in consideration for Cupertino line

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 2: L.A. Dodgers Launches New Youth Sports Venture

Dodgers kicks off youth sports program; new Overwatch teams from across the county and around the world; Boeing delays Starliner capsule launch

Blizzard’s Overwatch League Adds Two New Teams

Santa Monica-headquartered Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Blizzard Entertainment announced Aug. 2 that it added two new teams to its global e-sports competition, the Overwatch League.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 1: Snapchat Launches Speech Recognition

Snapchat’s new lenses will respond to spoken cues; Pluto TV links with Vizio; scooters moratorium proposed in L.A.

LegalZoom Valued at $2 Billion Following Investment

Glendale online legal technology company LegalZoom.com Inc. announced June 31 it completed a $500 million financing round from four total investors, its second since the firm’s founding in 2001. With this investment, LegalZoom’s estimated value totals roughly $2 billion.

Silicon Beach Report July 31: UPS Partners with Thor Trucks for Electric Vehicles

UPS expands electric fleet with Thor; Cred launches cryptocurrency app; Logitech buys Blue Microphones

Logitech Inc. Acquires Blue Microphones for $117 Million

Newark and Switzerland-based computer accessory company Logitech Inc. purchased Westlake Village microphone manufacturer Blue Microphones Holdings Corp. for $117 million in a cash deal finalized July 30.

Silicon Beach Report July 30: Two Bit Circus Acquires Arts District Warehouse for Game Space

Two-Bit Circus comes to town to open Arts District game space; Pepperdine teams up with 2U; SRAXmd sold

Silicon Beach Report July 27: Bird Rides Expands to Oregon

Congress Approves Reusable Rocket Bill; Cesppa Closes $1.5 Million Seed Round; Bird Scooters Take on Oregon

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Cesppa Closes $1.5 Million Seed Round

Cheviot Hills-headquartered anti-hacking startup Cesppa Inc. closed a $1.5 million seed round July 26, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Silicon Beach Report July 26: Virgin Galactic Sets New Altitude Record

Virgin soars to new heights; Open Listings hits $1 billion; Chrome River goes to Europe

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Silicon Beach Report July 25: Snap Lab Division Chief Resigns

Snap Lab division chief resigns following Spectacles fallout, Stamps.com pays $230M to pick up MetaPack; another successful rocket launch by SpaceX

Stamps.com Acquires MetaPack for $230 Million

El Segundo’s Stamps.com Inc. announced today a definitive agreement with United Kingdom supply chain management company MetaPack Ltd. to buy the company for approximately $230 million in cash.

Anti-Overdraft App Adds to Funding Round

Dave Inc., a Mid-Wilshire tech startup backed by celebrity investor Mark Cuban has raised $10 million of a planned $15 million in its latest debt-financed round.

Silicon Beach Report July 24: March Capital Partners Raises $12 Million

March Capital raises $12M for Xage; Snap syndicates Complex content; Meg Whitman dives into e-sports