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Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Jan. 22

A weekly roundup of must-read L.A. tech investments and acquisitions.

Silicon Beach Launch List: Jan. 22

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

Tinder Now Includes STD Testing Information

Bowing to pressure from a healthcare group, dating app Tinder of West Hollywood has added a link within its app directing users to testing facilities for sexually transmitted diseases.

Snapchat Opening Office in Seattle

Snapchat of Venice is opening an office in Seattle, according to a report by Geekwire.

FreedomPop Raises $50 Million

Free wireless cellphone company FreedomPop of West Los Angeles has raised a $50 million round.

OpenX Revenue Climbs 40%

Advertising marketplace OpenX of Pasadena brought in more than $140 million in revenue last year, the company announced Tuesday.

SpaceX Water Barge Landing Fails

Following a successful rocket landing last month on land, Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s attempt to land a rocket on a floating barge failed on Sunday.

Internet Brands Buys Demandforce

Internet Brands of El Segundo signed an agreement to acquire marketing platform Demandforce from Intuit Inc. on Friday for an undisclosed amount.

L.A. Tech Calendar: Jan. 18 – Jan. 31

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

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Riding Ads

Electric fleet bears billboards to cover free rentals

Free vehicle rental service WaiveCar hopes to line up roof-borne ads to drive its business model.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Jan. 15

A weekly roundup of must-read L.A. tech investments and acquisitions.

Silicon Beach Launch List: Jan. 15

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

Edison to Install 1,500 Charging Stations

Southern California Edison is planning on installing 1,500 electric car charging stations throughout Southern California.

J2 Global Bought 24 Companies Last Year

Cloud services company J2 Global Inc. of Hollywood gobbled up four more companies in the fourth quarter, bring the total number of companies it acquired last year to 24.

Office Managers Arrive on ‘Q’

Managed by Q, which employs cleaners, handymen, and assistants to help companies offload typical office-management duties, has expanded into Los Angeles in response to the city’s thriving technology scene.