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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 16: E-Sports Ad Tech Firm VY Esports Raises Seed Round

E-Sports ad tech firm VY Esports raises seed round, Elon Musk offers more details on Big F---- Rocket and dog walking startup Wag loses pets, draws public ire and spooks investors.

E-Sports Ad Tech Firm VY Esports Raises Seed Round

Ad tech startup VY Esports of Santa Monica announced it had raised an undisclosed seed round led by Raine Ventures, with participation from Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures and other investors.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 13: Fandango to Acquire MovieTickets.com

Fandango to acquire MovieTickets.com, Wavemaker partners raises $66 million for second Southeast Asia fund, and ESPN picks up Barstool Sports talk show based on podcast ‘Pardon My Take.’

Fandango to Acquire MovieTickets.com

Online movie ticket seller Fandango announced on Friday that it reached an agreement to acquire MovieTickets.com of Boca Raton, Fla. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Report: SpaceX’s $350 Million Round Part of Mega-Round Trend

The $350 million investment round received by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. in July ranked as the fourth-largest financing round in the United States in the third financial quarter, a new report says.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 12: Hyperloop One Becomes ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ with Investment from Virgin Group

Hyperloop One becomes ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ with investment from Virgin Group, J2 Global acquires two companies and sells three others and Movies Anywhere app launches with backing from major studios.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 11: SpaceX to Launch Another Used Rocket

SpaceX to launch another used rocket; SpringRole, professional reputation management network, rolls out of Science Inc. incubator; and Hulu adds channel guide to live TV web user interface.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 10: Daqri Founder and CEO Brian Mullins Steps Down

Daqri founder and CEO Brian Mullins steps down, Aerojet Rocketdyne to demo combined-cycle hypersonic engine and Snapchat is building a secluded R&D lab in Lehi, Utah.

Daqri Founder, CEO Brian Mullins Steps Down

Downtown augmented reality developer and headset manufacturer Daqri announced on Tuesday that its founder and chief executive, Brian Mullins, had resigned.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 9: GM’s Self-Driving Unit Acquires Pasadena Tech Company

GM’s self-driving unit acquires Pasadena tech company, SpaceX launches third set of Iridium Next satellites and Hulu dives into eSports with pact for four shows from ESL.

GM’s Self-Driving Unit Acquires Pasadena Tech Company

‘Lidar’ laser tech helps measure distance to obstacles

General Motors Co. announced on Monday that GM Cruise, its self-driving car subsidiary, had acquired Strobe, a Pasadena startup developing a technology that uses lasers to measure distances to other objects.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 6: Tetra Tech Inc. Wins $356M Contract to Modernize FAA

Tetra Tech Inc. wins $356 million contract to modernize FAA; Andelman and Mullin, VC vets, announce new venture; and Jessica Alba's Honest Co. slashes its valuation below $1 billion.

Andelman and Mullen, VC Vets, Announce New Venture

Two veteran L.A. venture capitalists have formed Bonfire Ventures, a Brentwood VC firm focused on software for businesses.

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Tetra Tech Inc. Wins $356M Contract to Modernize FAA

Tetra Tech Inc. of Pasadena announced on Thursday that it had been awarded a $356 million contract to provide engineering and technical support services to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 5: Mattel Cancels Artificially Intelligent Baby Monitor Over Privacy Concerns

Mattel cancels artificially intelligent baby monitor over privacy concerns, career guide Fuel50 raises $2.5 million and SpaceX president slams space regulations.