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Tinder CEO Denies Funding Rumors

Tinder Chief Executive Sean Rad shot down reports that the dating app is in talks with VC firm Benchmark to raise a round that would value the company at $750 million.

Tinder Co-Founder Resigns, but CEO to Stay On

Tinder co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Justin Mateen has resigned after a sex harassment suit filed against him and the company was settled Monday, a person close to the company confirmed. Co-founder Sean Rad, who was also named in the complaint, will retain his role as chief executive.

Culver City Hopes for Fiber Internet

The city council in Culver City is preparing to consider a city-sponsored proposal to create an ultra-high-speed Internet network in the hopes it will lure tech companies to its resident-friendly streets.

Snapchat Settles Ownership Dispute

Snapchat and co-founders Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy have settled an ownership dispute with a former Stanford classmate who claimed to be behind the disappearing picture messages the app is known for.

Tinder Settles Sex Harassment Suit

Tinder and its parent company InterActiveCorp has settled a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by former exec and co-founder Whitney Wolfe.

Culver City Mayor Talks Tech Development

Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells has big hopes for Culver City to become more than just a one-business town – but not at the cost of its family-friendly, tree-lined streets.

Idealab Founder Launches IdeaMarket

Bill Gross, founder and chairman of Pasadena tech incubator Idealab, announced Monday a new company dedicated to matching ideas with investors and entrepreneurs.

Helping Get Over Bridge Work

Port-commissioned app to help drivers with Desmond project.

Internet Long Beach port builds bridge to future with app to help navigate traffic during Gerald Desmond work.

New Massage Apps Hope to Rub Users Right Way

Technology: Pair of businesses help customers order in therapists.

It’s becoming a lot easier to get a professional massage in Los Angeles.

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On Move

Boingo Wireless Chief Executive David Hagan has real connection with racing vintage cars.

Interview: Boingo Wireless’ David Hagan likes to disconnect from running mobile networks by racing cars.

Nasty Gal Lays Off 10 Percent of Workforce

Nasty Gal, the online retailer of vintage women's clothing, has laid off up to 27 employees in the last week, according to reports. That number accounts for roughly 10 percent of its staff.

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L.A. Launch List: Sept. 5

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches.

Mobile Games Are a $21 Billion Market

Mobile games are expected to bring in $21 billion in 2014 revenue worldwide, according to free-to-play and digital game research firm Super Data. That would be up 19 percent from the $17.7 billion spent last year. And next year’s spending is expected to go up 20 percent.

Epson’s Smart Glasses Added to Salesforce Wear

Epson, the Long Beach producer of printers and projectors, is seeing a different kind of tech take off with its smart glasses.

Internet Brands Buys High Gear Media

Internet Brands, which operates consumer interest websites and offers software to small and medium-sized businesses, has acquired automotive site publisher High Gear Media.