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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 7: Soylent Believes Algae Ingredient Made Customers Sick

Soylent believes algae ingredient made customers sick, Google invested in Snapchat, and Faraday Future’s financier facing cash crunch.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 4: Snapchat Founders Add Share to Maintain Control After IPO

Snapchat founders add class of shares to maintain control after IPO, website optimizer Zarget raises $6 million, and Snapchat launches a ‘Snapshow’ with Jimmy Fallon.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 3: Online Discount Store Hollar Raises $30 Million

Pathmatics’ technology leveraged to help Neilsen rating, Rubicon lowers revenue expectations and will lay off 125 workers, and Replicated raises $5 million.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 2: Rubicon Lowers Revenue Expectations and Will Lay Off 125 Workers

Pathmatics’ technology leveraged to help Neilsen rating, Rubicon lowers revenue expectations and will lay off 125 workers, and Replicated raises $5 million.

Rubicon Lowers Revenue Expectations and Will Lay Off 125 Workers

After lowering its guidance for the year, digital advertising marketplace Rubicon Project of Playa Vista announced that it would lay off 125 workers, or 19 percent of its workforce.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 1: Snapchat Ramping Up Hiring Ahead of IPO

Snapchat ramping up hiring ahead of IPO, Woven Digital names new chief executive, and Hulu to add live TV streaming service.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 31: Facebook Tried to Buy Snow, Another Snapchat Copy

Facebook tried to buy Snapchat-copy Snow, Demand Media to change its name to Leaf Group, and Fisker Inc. unveils new car design.

Demand Media to Change Its Name to Leaf Group

Demand Media is turning over a new leaf. The media and e-commerce holding company announced on Friday that it will change its name to Leaf Group, effective Nov. 9. Demand Media purchased Leaf.tv last year, which is a women’s lifestyle video content creator.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 28: Six Senior Execs Leave Faraday Future

Six senior executives leave Faraday Future, Soylent recalls powder after people get sick, and GM’s Maven expands car-sharing network to Los Angeles.

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Car Exec Still Plugs Electric

Henrik Fisker has charged back into the electric-car market with a new energy storage technology.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 27: Facebook Copies Another Snapchat Feature

Facebook copies another Snapchat feature, Gannet may back away from tronc acquisition after banks walk, and coupon code finder Honey Science Corp. raises $5 million.

Axium International CEO John Visconti Convicted of Tax Fraud

John Visconti, former chief executive of Axium International Inc., was convicted on Tuesday of tax evasion, conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, and filing a false tax return.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 26: Snapchat Aiming to Raise As Much as $4 Billion

Snapchat aiming to raise as much as $4 billion, Techstars launches third L.A. accelerator program, and Super League Gaming raises $5 million.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 25: Hyperloop One Raising $250M

Hyperloop One raising $250 million, mobile game-streaming startup Mobcrush raises $20 million, and Snap Inc. sued for trademark infringement.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 24: Joymode Raises $3 Million for Rental Experiences

Joymode raises $3 million for rental experiences, Tinder launches Silicon Valley office, Disney licenses Maker Studio content in the United Kingdom, and more.