TECHNOLOGY

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 5: Snap Releases Fourth Quarter Results

PocketWatch gets into gaming; Raised in Space launches; Snap revenue grows as users stagnate.

Signal Sciences Raises $35M

Web security firm Signal Sciences, operating in Culver City, announced Feb. 5 it raised $35 million in a Series C funding round led by Lead Edge Capital, bringing its total funding to $62 million since its 2014 incorporation.

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 4: Verb Technologies Plans Nasdaq Listing

Machinima shutting down; Nfusz changes name; MomentFeed finds engineering vice president.

Nfusz Becomes Verb Technology, Plans Nasdaq Listing

Sales intelligence firm Nfusz Inc., based in Hollywood, announced Feb. 4 it will change its name to Verb Technology Company Inc. in preparation for a planned listing on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 1: NHL Links With NextVR

MomentFeed selects new CFO; NextVR collaborates with NHL; SpaceX tests Falcon launch

Shell Acquires West Hollywood Electric Vehicle Charging Outfit

Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Shell New Energies division has acquired West Hollywood-based Zeco Systems Pte Ltd., doing business as Greenlots, for an undisclosed sum.

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Activision Under Siege

MEDIA: Split with Bungie prompts stock drop, lawsuits

Stormy times for Activision Blizzard after breakup with Bungie.

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 31: Clutter Considers $200 Million Raise

$6.4 million for Gordon-Levitt’s HitRecord; Blizzard offers new streaming options; potential $200 million raise by Clutter

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 30: FabFitFun Raises $80 Million Series A

USC links with Unity Technologies; FabFitFun secures $80 million; Ebsen out at Snap

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 29: Vicente Capital Sells Intellectual Technology

SpaceX seeks launch permits; Via and L.A. Metro partner; Arlington Capital buys Intellectual Technology

Snap Appoints Interim CFO

Following the Jan. 15 news that Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone will resign after eight months on the job, Santa Monica-based Snap Inc. appointed Lara Sweet as interim CFO.

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 28: TSM Parent Acquires Blitz App

UTA hires digital agent; Team SoloMid parent firm buys e-sports app; Riot Games announces new partners

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 25: March Capital Partners Completes $300 Million Fund II

Tinder settles $11.5 million class action, TaskUs hits 15,000 employees; March Capital raises $300 million fund

Westwood Tech Repair Firm Raises $20 Million

Home technology support and consultancy firm HelloTech Inc. raised $20 million in a new fundraising round with continued support from local venture capital firms. The round brings HelloTech’s total funding to roughly $95 million since its 2014 incorporation.

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Network Next Lands $3.1 Million Seed Funding

Bitkraft leads round for startup looking to boost gaming internet speed

Game on after Network Next’s $3.1M fundraising round.