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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 4: Disney Launches Kid-Safe Messaging App

Disney launches kid-safe messaging app, advertisers warming up to Snapchat, and Gwyneth Paltrow and Will.i.am join Apple's TV Show.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 3: Machinima Coming to Amazon Prime

Sensay raises $4.5 million, Time Warner purchases 10 percent of Hulu, Machinima coming to Amazon Prime, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 2: Instagram Copies Snapchat Stories

Instagram copies Snapchat Stories, RealD signs deal with China’s Wanda Cinema Line, Funny or Die cuts impact nearly a third of staff, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 1: Petnet’s System Goes Down, Angers Customers

Petnet’s system goes down and angers customers, Technicolor to Launch virtual and augmented reality center, Virgin Galactic Gets Flight Testing License, and more.

Petnet’s System Goes Down, Angers Customers

Petnet said its third-party servers suffered an outage on Wednesday evening, temporarily disabling about 10 percent of its internet-connected pet feeders.

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Animation House Drawn to Project

Foray into hybrid live-action series, a first for firm, makes its debut at Comic-Con.

Hollywood animation studio Titmouse is generating buzz for its forthcoming Fox sitcom “Son of Zorn.”

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A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

TECHNOLOGY: Rise of virtual reality industry has conference growing quickly.

Virtual reality innovators, industry leaders, and consumers are about to gather in actual reality for the VRLA Summer Expo.

Silicon Beach Report July 27: Edmunds.com Opens Massive New Headquarters

Edmunds.com opens massive new headquarters, Hyperloop opens manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Influential raises $5 million, and more.

Hyperloop One Builds World's First Hyperloop Manufacturing Plant

Los Angeles-based next generation transportation company Hyperloop One announced that it opened the world’s first Hyperloop manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas today.

Silicon Beach Report July 26: Neil Clark Warren Steps Down as eHarmony’s CEO

Neil Clark Warren steps down as eHarmony’s chief executive, SteelHouse Countersues rival, Scopely raises $55 million, and more.

Neil Clark Warren Steps Down as eHarmony’s CEO

Neil Clark Warren is retiring from his position as chief executive of eHarmony. He will retain his position as chairman of the dating website.

Silicon Beach July 25: AwesomenessTV Signs United Kingdom Distribution Deal

AwesomenessTV signs United Kingdom distribution deal, StackPath acquires MaxCDN, Atom Tickets expands ticketing service, and more.

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AwesomenessTV Signs United Kingdom Distribution Deal

AwesomenessTV of West Los Angeles has signed a deal to distribute its TV series in the United Kingdom through British broadcaster ITV.

Silicon Beach Report for July 22: Birchbox Runs Customer Service Test on Snapchat

Birchbox runs customer service test on Snapchat, Free Reign Entertainment launches Shattered Skies, and Easypose expands on-demand yoga instruction.

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Giving Credit

LENDING: Chinese search giant links with ZestFinance algorithm.

Online-focused ZestFinance hopes its algorithm model clicks with the Chinese market.