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Raytheon Gets $11 Million Contract for Laser Weapons

Raytheon Co.’s sprawling El Segundo operation has been awarded an $11 million U.S. Marine Corps contract to develop laser weapons for military vehicles.

RadPad Nabs $2 Million

Los Angeles mobile rental marketplace RadPad has raised $2 million in capital led by SG VC in Santa Barbara, bringing its total amount raised to $3.5 million.

Agent Ace Raises $6 Million

Santa Monica real estate agent recommendation service Agent Ace has raised $6 million in Series A financing from March Capital Partners, also of Santa Monica, and Carmel’s Triangle Peak Partners.

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Tenant Apple Shines in Deal

REAL ESTATE: Retail box sells for record $100 million.

Core value of Apple’s Third Street Promenade shop produces record $100 million deal.

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CGI Now Rising Star in Ad Agency Campaigns

ADVERTISING: Process gaining in popularity with clients as price decreases.

Agencies increasingly like the look of CGI for ads as the price of the technology comes down.

Book Vendor Turns Page With Same-Day Delivery

RETAIL: Barnes & Noble stores hit road with Google in challenge to Amazon.

Barnes & Noble books same-day delivery service from Google has started in L.A. to take on Amazon.

Mozaic Branding Launches as YouTube Ad Agency

Former Maker Studios branding exec Fran Solomita is heading a new YouTube ad agency, Mozaic Branding, which hopes to connect brands with new media talent.

L.A. Launch List – August 8

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings to you a weekly round-up of the city's latest tech launches.


TrueCar, the Santa Monica company that runs an online car buying platform, reported increased revenue although its net loss deepened.

Whim and Rain Join 500 Startups Accelerator

L.A. startups Whim and Rain are two of 28 companies that have been chosen to join Silicon Valley accelerator 500 Startups.

All Def Digital Secures $5 Million Series A

All Def Digital, a digital media company co-founded by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, has raised $5 million in a Series A round.

J2 Global Acquires MXSweep

J2 Global, a cloud service and digital media network provider, has acquired email security services provider MXSweep.

Seed&Spark Raises $1 Million for Crowdfunding Indie Films

Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and digital distribution platform for independent films, has raised $1 million in seed funding.

Retention Science Raises $7 Million Series A

Retention Science, a customer retention marketing company, has raised $7 million in a Series A round.

Toggle Closes Seed Round with Warner Bros. Investment

Toggle, which makes a device that allows users to view programming from streaming content provider UltraViolet on their television sets, said it closed a seed round of funding last month. It was also among the second class of graduates of Warner Bros.’ Media Camp accelerator.