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L.A. Launch List: July 10

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

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Nation’s Largest Car Dealer Cuts Ties with TrueCar

AutoNation, the country’s largest car dealer, said it will sever its contract with car pricing website TrueCar at the end of July because of a dispute over data collection.

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Zealot Enters Content Market With Latest Purchase

Zealot wants to go viral.

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Collective Digital Studio Merges with ProSieben Subsidiary

YouTube multi-channel network Collective Digital Studio is going multi-national.

Clip-Sharing App Whips Up $40 Million

One Santa Monica app maker is trying to make it a whole lot easier for TV, music and sports fans to legally share their favorite clips and highlights with friends online.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar 7/6 - 7/19

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

Realty Mogul Beefs Up Executive Ranks

Commercial real estate crowdfunding platform Realty Mogul of West Los Angeles has brought on two executives who helped launch Colony Mortgage Capital, a unit of Santa Monica’s Colony Capital.

Kin Community Bets on Branded Content

Kin Community, an online women’s lifestyle network headquartered in Santa Monica, has launched a new branded content division called Kin Studios, which boosts the company’s ability to craft online video campaigns for advertisers.

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Expanding MD Insider Makes Silicon Beach House Call

Finding that Santa Monica’s culture and concentration of talent outweighed the lure of less expensive space in other Silicon Beach communities, rapidly growing MD Insider has signed a lease for 10,000 square feet on Main Street.

Chrome River Raises $100 Million for International Expansion

Expense reporting and automated invoicing software company Chrome River has raised a $100 million Series D round from private equity firm Great Hill Partners.

Nativo Raises $20 Million for Online Ads

El Segundo’s Nativo, a native advertising platform for Web publishers, has raised a $20 million Series B round led by San Francisco’s Advance Vixeid Partners.

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HomeHero Raises $20 Million to Streamline Senior Care

Who said technology is for the young?

ZestFinance Hopes to Fill the Credit Rating Void in China

ZestFinance is headed to China in search of new borrowers.

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Incubator Turns Up Heat With Additional Services

TECHNOLOGY: Science credits system for successes such as Dollar Shave Club.

Science has moved beyond an incubator model to help entrepreneurs hatch successful companies.

L.A. Launch List: June 26

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