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Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires Evolv Inc. for $43 Million

Cornerstone OnDemand, a cloud-based software provider for businesses, has acquired big data platform Evolv Inc. for $43 million in an all-cash deal.

All Love for Evolve Media Acquisition

Evolve Media, a Ladera Heights digital media publisher, has acquired lesbian lifestyle site AfterEllen.com from Viacom Inc.

SGN and Fox Launch ‘Book of Life’ Game

Social Gaming Network and Fox Digital Entertainment have partnered to simultaneously launch a gaming experience with the studio’s upcoming animated film “Book of Life.”

BloomNation Grows $5.6 Million Series A Round

BloomNation.com has raised $5.6 million in Series A funding, money that will go toward expanding its team and further developing its online marketplace for florists.

Bluebeam Acquired for $100 Million

Bluebeam Software Inc., a PDF solutions provider for the architecture, engineering and construction industries, has been acquired by Nemetschek Group for $100 million.

L.A. County Has Most High Tech Jobs in Country

Los Angeles has more high-tech jobs than any other metro region in the country, including its northern neighbors in Silicon Valley, according to a report released Monday.

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Chat Site Found Voice in Video

Internet: Streamup rebranded as broadcaster to draw audience.

Internet: Former chat site Streamup now speaks to more users as a video-broadcasting platform.

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Yahoo Reported Eying Stake in Snapchat

Seems like Yahoo’s $5 billion in Alibaba money is already on the move.

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L.A. Launch List: Oct. 3

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches. On this week's Launch List: Serviz, JibJab Messages and more.

Internships.com Acquired by Chegg

Internships.com, an online student internship marketplace, has been purchased by student learning platform Chegg for $11 million in a cash-and-stock deal.

Doorbot Knocks Out Ring Rebranding

The doorbell has rebranded as Ring, a revamp that inventor Jamie Siminoff said may as well represent the real launch of his Santa Monica startup.

Rowl Locates $4 Million Investment

Rowl, which helps users find local events and concerts, has raised $4 million in new funding to help further develop its app.

J2 Global Makes Another Acquisition

J2 Global has acquired Philadelphia cloud email security provider Excel Micro Inc. – the company’s fourth acquisition in as many months.

Serviz Delivers Home Services to Your Door

Serviz, an on-demand home services company, has hard-launched its website and iOS app to help consumers fix up their homes.

Dotstudioz Launches Digital Distribution Platform

Dotstudioz, a Burbank entertainment tech company, has released a platform to help new media content creators manage, monetize and distribute their work.