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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 27: Snapchat Launches Augmented Reality Product Placement

Snapchat launches augmented reality product placement; Hulu exec departs to launch virtual reality investment fund and human beats NASA’s JPL artificial-intelligent controlled drone in race.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 24: Sensor System Has Raytheon Seeing Green

Raytheon's New Sensor Array; Snap's Latest Approach on Immersive; Black Eyed Peas Add AR for Graphic Novel

Sensor System Has Raytheon Seeing Green

Company says there are widespread applications for data-gathering tech

Spotting a 200-watt light bulb in the middle of the Pacific Ocean from outer space requires more than 20/20 vision and strained squinting.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 22: Divergent 3D Announces $65 Million Round for 3-D Printed Car Frames

Divergent 3D announces $65 million round for 3-D printed car frames; Elon Musk claims Boring Co. generated $300,000 by selling hats; and an L.A. councilman wants cybersecurity programs for small businesses.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 20: Ten Franchise Teams for ‘League of Legends’ North American e-sports League Unveiled

Ten franchise teams for ‘League of Legends’ North American e-sports league unveiled, SpaceX launch of secret Zuma mission on hold until after Thanksgiving and Maglev transportation company Arrivo welcomes regulations.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 17: Hollywood Producer Plans to Fund Next Blockbuster with Cryptocurrency

Hollywood producer plans to fund next blockbuster with cryptocurrency, SpaceX Zuma launch slips again as teams investigate hardware issue and SpaceX expects government support for development of BFR launch system.

Augmented Reality Company Daqri Begins Shipping Smart Glasses

Augmented reality company Daqri of downtown Los Angeles has begun shipping its $5,000 Smart Glasses.

Sniffing Out New Business

SeekOps Inc., a Pasadena startup, manufactures a methane sensor that it attaches to a quad-copter drone and flies over oil and gas fields looking for leaks.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 16: Ziff Davis Agrees to Buy Mashable for $50 Million

Ziff Davis agrees to buy Mashable for $50 million, Virgin Orbit wins its first Defense Department launch contract and mystery surrounds payload SpaceX is launching.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 14: Fox Exec to Launch Harassment Reporting App

Fox exec to launch harassment reporting app, Arrivo proposes maglev system for the inner city, and Fullscreen shutting down subscription VOD service and will lay off 25 employees.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 10: NASA Study Says SpaceX Saves Agency Money

Study says SpaceX saves NASA money; ULA feels no schedule pressure to pick Blue Origin over Aerojet engine; Snapchat ad buyers say all hope is not yet lost.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 9: Snapchat Redesign Scheduled for Dec. 4 Release

Snapchat redesign scheduled for release on Dec. 4, Disney to price streaming service 'substantially below’ Netflix, and Activision’s ‘Call of Duty’ rakes in $500 million.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 8: China's Tencent Takes 12 Percent Stake in Snap as Shares Plunge

China's Tencent takes 12 percent stake in Snap as shares plunge, LinkedIn and Silver Lake take stake in Cornerstone OnDemand and SpaceX suffers Merlin engine test mishap.

LinkedIn, Silver Lake Take Stake In Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand, a personnel management software developer, announced on Wednesday that private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn plan to invest $300 million in the company.

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 7: Snap Earnings Report: Company Misses Revenue Target, Adds Just 4.5 Million New Users

Snap’s quarterly earnings report disappoints, pop star and entrepreneur will.i.am’s I.am+ raises $117 million and digital advertiser H Code Media partners with online health care portal Webconsultas.