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Thrive Market raises $111 million, Snapchat explores paying users, Greendot names new Chairman, and more.
Virgin Galactic begins fundraising $300 million, AppliedVR partners with Cedars-Sinai for therapeutic virtual reality, Lionsgate sells YouTube Red its first big-budget TV show, and more.
ENTERTAINMENT: Rising interest in e-sport matches draws MediaMation’s aim.
MediaMation looks to position its movie theater motion seats for viewing video-game matches.
Flipagram tops 200 million users, Upfront names new partner, and Stamps.com buys ShippingEasy for $55 million.
FAA announces drone filming rules, Tetra Tech wins $45 million contract, Ad Hoc Labs launches anti-date bot, and more.
Pasadena-based Tetra Tech Inc. announced Wednesday that it received a $45 million contract from the National Guard Bureau.
Hyperloop One explores system in Moscow, OpenX adds Culver City office, OSI Systems makes $269 million acquisition, and more.
Snapchat expands advertising, Mashable acquires Cinefix, Clearlake Capital buys Vision Solutions, and more.
TECHNOLOGY: Esotouric offers 3-D rides as actual funicular remains idle.
The Angels Flight funicular, billed as the shortest railway in the world, might be out of commission, but there’s a new way for enthusiasts to get their Angels Flight fix without leaving their computer.
CheckAlt picks up Klik Technologies, Activision Blizzard announces Netflix series, Los Angeles venture capitalist secures startup funds, and more.
Greycroft Ventures leads funding for Performance Horizon, Vow To Be Chic picks up critical investment, Indian streaming company finds an angel in Los Angeles, and more.
Canary Health Joins Forces With medtronic, Napster moves back home, SpaceX booster crashes, and more.
Net-neutrality upheld in federal court, e-commerce startup Loot Crate secures major investment; Electronic Arts sets its sights on e-sports market, and more.
Microsoft Corp. spends big to acquire professional network LinkedIn, Snapchat unveils a new advertising format.
The Virtual Reality Co. raises $23 million, Legendary launches live-streaming, set-top box content company Frequency raises $11 million, and more.