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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 14: Mattel Partners with Alibaba to Develop Toys for China

Mattel partners with Alibaba to develop toys for China, PewDiePie original YouTube show canceled following anti-Semitic comments, and ZestFinance launches service to rate credit for millennials without borrowing history.

Mattel Partners with Alibaba to Develop Toys for China

Toy maker Mattel Inc. of El Segundo has partnered with Alibaba Group of Hangzhou, China to market and develop products for Chinese consumers.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 13: Dreamscape Immersive Raises $11M for Virtual Reality Attractions

Dreamscape Immersive Raises $11M for Virtual Reality Attractions, Some 69 Percent of Snapchat Users Skip Ads, and Holographic Startup 8i Raises $27M.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 10: Snap Announces Deal with A&E to Develop First Original Snapchat Show

Snap Announces Deal with A&E to Develop First Original Snapchat Show, Honest Co. Looking for Consumer Package Goods CEO to Replace Brian Lee, and Activision Hits Record $2B in Sales in Q4.

Snap Announces Deal with A&E to Develop First Original Snapchat Show

Snap Inc. and A&E Networks jointly announced a content production partnership Friday that will include the development of the first original unscripted content on Snapchat.

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Hyperloop Firm Arrives

TRANSPORTATION: Exec at center of recent lawsuit launches new tube venture.

Hyperloop One founder doubles down on the technology with his new venture, Arrivo.

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Profit From In-Game Sales Not Easily App-arrent

INTERNET: USC report says transactions concentrated among few hits, big spenders.

There are winners and there are losers in the world of in-app purchasing.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 9: Brogan BamBrogan Starts Second Hyperloop Company

Brogan BamBrogan starts second hyperloop company, Greycroft raises $250 million fund, Wiredrive merges with MediaSilo, and more.

Brogan BamBrogan Starts Second Hyperloop Company

Brogan BamBrogan is starting his second hyperloop company, named Arrivo, just months after leaving and settling a lawsuit against the company he founded, Hyperloop One.

U.S Dept. of Commerce Grants $500,000 to Cal State L.A. For Bioscience Bootcamp

The U.S. Department of Commerce granted nearly $500,000 to California State University, Los Angeles and its partners, the Biocom Institute and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), to fund the creation of a bootcamp for bioscientists in the region.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 8: Snap Inc. Hires Swiss Engineer to Fight Copycats

Snap Inc. hires Swiss engineer to fight copycats, SpaceX aims for Feb. 18 to launch resupply mission to Space Station, and Exactuals Raises $10 million and signs SAG-AFTRA as client.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 7: Collectible Sneaker Reseller Goat Raises $25M

Collectible sneaker reseller Goat raises $25 million, SpaceX plans to launch rockets every 2 weeks, and Virtual reality firm Upland expands into SoCal.

Collectible Sneaker Reseller Goat Raises $25M

Online collectible sneaker reseller Goat raised a $25 million round led by venture capital firm Accel.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 6: BBC to Show Special “Plant Earth II” Episodes on Snapchat

BBC to show special “Plant Earth II” episodes on Snapchat, Snap’s research and development division remains top secret, and Stem’s royalty splitting service taking off.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 3: 5 Challenges for Snap Inc. in Its First Year as a Publicly Traded Company

Five challenges for Snap Inc. in its first year as a publicly traded company, SpaceX test fires recycled rocket, Disney pays $100 million to settle wage fixing lawsuit, and more.