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SolarReserve Brings in Nearly $20 Million for Solar Plants in South Africa

Solar power-plant company SolarReserve of Santa Monica has raised $19.3 million in convertible notes to invest in possible solar power plants and related insurance bonds in South Africa.

Digital Marketing Agency Dustland Bought by Verndale

Digital advertising agency Dustland of Culver City has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Boston’s Verndale.

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UBeam to Ship Wireless Chargers Next Year

UBeam Inc. of Santa Monica said it will begin shipping its wireless-charging product within the next calendar year.

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DSTLD Tests Interest in Public Stock Offering

Online jeans seller DSTLD is “testing the waters” for a $10 million public offering of its stock thanks to new Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar: Sept. 28 – Oct. 11

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

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Sept. 25

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

Fandango to Buy Brazilian Online Ticket Seller for $71 Million

Comcast Corp.’s online movie ticket retailer Fandango yesterday signed an agreement to purchase Brazilian online ticket retailer Ingresso.com for $71 million, according to a securities filing.

Silicon Beach Launch List: Sept. 25

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

Facing Influx of Competition, AlphaDraft Sells to FanDuel

E-sports fantasy league AlphaDraft, launched nine months ago, has been acquired by fantasy sports company FanDuel for an undisclosed amount.

Silicon Beach News Rundown: Sept. 23

Must-know tech news of day.

Video Game Voice Actors Consider Strike

SAG-Aftra video game voice actors are considering a strike after failing to reach a collective bargaining agreement with video game studios.

Demand Media, Jukin Buy Indie Content Creators

As part of an emerging merger and acquisitions trend in the online content space, both Demand Media and Jukin Media have each snapped up small independent content creators for undisclosed amounts.

Disney, Traditional Media Pour Money into Virtual Reality Firm Jaunt

Fictional lives have always been Hollywood’s stock in trade. Now it’s investing in another form of virtual reality.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar: Sept. 21 – Oct. 4

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

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Hyperloop firms take different funding paths

Elon Musk’s proposal for hyperloop travel has two local firms heading down different roads to funding.