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Silicon Beach Report March 15: ServiceTitan Raises $80 Million

ServiceTitan raises $80 million, ProducePay raises $77 million in debt and equity, and Soylent signs lease on 29,000-square-foot property.

ServiceTitan Raises $80 Million in Series B Funding

ServiceTitan, a Glendale-based provider of business software for home service businesses, announced Wednesday it closed an $80 million Series B funding round.

Silicon Beach Report March 14: Rubicon Project CEO Steps Down Following Rough Year

Rubicon Project chief executive steps down following rough year, Softbank invests in artificial intelligence startup Oben, and Vice Media to produce original Snapchat shows.

Rubicon Project CEO Steps Down Following Rough Year

Rubicon Project Founder Frank Addante has stepped down from his role as chief executive following an exodus of senior executives at the company over the last month and lowered revenue forecast in the company’s fourth quarter filing released after the market closed on Tuesday.

Silicon Beach Report March 13: SpaceX Plans to Launch Commercial Satellite Tuesday Morning

SpaceX plans to launch a commercial satellite Tuesday morning, Snap Inc. hires former Apple News head to lead its Discover portal, and Snap Inc. building sales team in Germany.

Silicon Beach Report March 10: Volvo Signs Deal for AeroVironment’s EV Chargers

Volvo signs deal for AeroVironment’s EV chargers, Hulu Live TV won’t include Viacom networks, and DirecTV sports fee varies wildly by zip code.

Facebook’s Use of Cloned Snapchat Features May Step on Snap’s Growth

INTERNET: Social Media Giant Not Playing to Make Friends

Snap may have little legal recourse as Facebook scores big with cloned Snapchat features.

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Winnick Dials Up Deal for OTT-Streaming Site

TECHNOLOGY: Former Global Crossing chief aims to take on Netflix, Hulu.

Word broke last week that Los Angeles billionaire and former telecommunications mogul Gary Winnick was back in the game, taking a majority stake in startup streaming service Qello.

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Silicon Beach Report March 9: Global Crossing Founder Winnick Takes Majority Stake in Streaming Service Qello

Global Crossing founder Winnick takes majority stake in streaming service Qello, Tele-therapy startup iExhale raises $1.86 million, and Snapchat Spectacles shop pops up in Venice.

Global Crossing Founder Winnick Takes Majority Stake in Streaming Service Qello

L.A. billionaire and former telecommunications mogul Gary Winnick has a new tech venture.

Tele-Therapy Startup iExhale Raises $1.86M

Telemedicine startup iExhale announced that it closed a $1.86 million seed round led by New York’s Dorilton Capital on Thursday.

Silicon Beach Report March 8: Tinder Running Members Only Version of Its App

Tinder running members only version of its app, Conversion Logic raises $9 million, and Soylent launches artificially intelligent spokeswomen

Silicon Beach Report March 7: Snap Inc. Shares Fall as Short Sellers Move on the Stock

Snap Inc. shares fall as short sellers move on the stock, Hyperloop One unveils photos of test track in Nevada, and Two Bit Circus hires theme park executive.

Silicon Beach Report March 6: Snap Shares Fall 12 Percent

Snap shares fall 12 percent, Disney Research tests robot interaction with children, and Björk to bring VR exhibition to L.A.

Silicon Beach Report March 3: Virgin Galactic Spins off Satellite Launch Division

Virgin Galactic spins off satellite launch division, NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap, and Mediation app Developer Headspace appoints new CEO.