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PCM Buys En Pointe’s IT Business

El Segundo’s PCM Inc., makers of the PC Mall and MacMall technology product catalogs, has acquired some assets from En Pointe Technologies Sales Inc., an information technology firm that specializes in Microsoft products.

Phone Scam Disconnects Incubator

TECHNOLOGY: Be Great founder hit with $150 million judgment.

Things not ending well for incubator Be Great after founder hit with $150 million judgment in phone scam.

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L.A. Launch List: March 13

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches.

Zealot Shopping Spree Continues

Venice digital media firm Zealot Networks has bought yet another marketing agency to add to its growing roster of creative agencies.

Snapchat Targets Sports League Partnerships

Venice’s Snapchat Inc. is planning to include live sports broadcasts in its app, beginning with the NCAA Basketball tournament later this month, according to a report.

MamaBear Acquires KidNotice

Santa Monica’s MamaBear, developer of a secure communication app for families, has acquired Valley Village app maker KidNotice for an undisclosed sum.

Snapchat Chief Courts Saudi Investor

Snapchat Inc.’s quest for more funding took co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel to Saudi Arabia recently.

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L.A. Launch List: March 6

On this week's list: an alcohol delivery app, comic book videos and ad tech.

Demand Media Posts Wider Loss, Names CFO

Struggling Santa Monica Web publisher Demand Media reported revenue of $43 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, beating Wall Street expectations by about $5 million. Income was another matter, as its net loss widened.

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Rocket Lab Closes Series B Round

Rocket Lab USA has closed a Series B round to complete the development of its Electron launch vehicle aimed at delivering small satellites into space.

Evolve Media Acquires Total Beauty

Online publisher Evolve Media has acquired West L.A.’s Total Beauty to boost online beauty content for its women’s lifestyle vertical TotallyHer.

Rootstock Partners, iFinance Merge

Rootstock Partners and iFinance Consulting Group have merged to offer outsourced financial services to early-stage startups. The new entity will be called Full Stack Finance.

Briefs: Wilshire Associates Opens China Office, Aecom CEO Named Chairman, New Boss at Marlborough School

Wilshire Associates Opens Office in China Santa Monica investment firm Wilshire Associates has opened an office in Suzhou, China.

Fuhu and Uber Partner for In-Drive Entertainment

El Segundo tablet-maker Fuhu Inc. announced Thursday it will provide its child-friendly Nabi tablets to certain Uber vehicles in a partnership with the ride-sharing giant.

Freeplay Countersues Machinima and CDS for Copyright Violations

Freeplay Music, a New York firm that manages an online music catalog, has countersued Machinima of West Hollywood and Collective Digital Studios of Beverly Hills, accusing both YouTube networks of multiple copyright infringements.