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Yahoo Buys Video Streaming Startup RayV

Yahoo announced Friday it had acquired video tech startup RayV, with offices in Hollywood, as part of its push to improve its video streaming technology.

Ixia to Remain on Nasdaq, Panel Decides

Ixia announced Friday a Nasdaq hearings panel has determined to continue listing the company on the exchange if certain conditions are met.

Former MySpace Exec Talks L.A. Tech Scene

Like so many empires, MySpace came, conquered and collapsed into a wasteland. And Ted Dhanik was there, from the company’s launch in 2003 to its quick descent when confronted with new-kid-on-the-block Facebook.

General Assembly Announces Second Los Angeles Campus

General Assembly, an educational startup that offers tech courses, said it would open its second Los Angeles campus later this year in downtown’s Arts District.

MGID Moves Headquarters to Santa Monica

Native advertising company MGID is moving its U.S. headquarters to Santa Monica from New York. The company, which has 200 employees worldwide, plans to have roughly 30 people at its headquarters by the end of 2015.

Disney Chooses Startups for Accelerator Program

Walt Disney Co. said it had selected 11 companies for the first round of its Disney Accelerator program.

Oculus to Host Virtual Reality Conference

Oculus VR Inc. will host a September developer conference in Hollywood to bring together engineers, designers and other creative professionals to collaborate on creating virtual reality experiences.

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Sky’s Limit

Some drone-using filmmakers aren’t waiting for OK

Some drone-using production businesses await approval to get off the ground, but at least one’s flying now.

Giving Birth to Nerd Herd

UCode centers offer programming classes for kids 6 and older.

UCode helps little kids get with the programming with its coding courses.

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Filling Up

INTERNET: Chewse sees opening in online food-ordering sector for service focused on businesses.

Chewse looks to take a bite out of the online food-ordering sector by catering to businesses.

TeleSign Secures $9 Million in Additional Series B Funds

TeleSign, a developer of mobile identity verification technology, announced Wednesday it had raised $9 million from Telstra, Australia’s largest provider of telecommunications services.

Fuisz Media Raises $2.1 Million Seed Round

Fuisz Media, a tech company specializing in creating interactive videos, announced this week it had raised $2.1 million in seed funding.

Bot Home Automation Secures $4.5 Million Funding

Security startup Bot Home Automation said it had raised $4.5 million to fund its Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell called DoorBot, which streams live video of visitors to a person’s device.

MakersKit Builds a $1.5 Million Seed Round

MakersKit, creator of do-it-yourself craft boxes and how-to video tutorials, has raised $1.5 million seed funding.

Tinder Chief Calls Sex Harassment Claims ‘Inaccurate’

In an internal memo to Tinder staff, later released to the public, Chief Executive Sean Rad called allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination by a female former executive full of “inaccuracies and omissions.”