GoGuardian Taps Microsoft Exec as CFO

El Segundo-based education technology startup Liminex Inc., doing business as GoGuardian, hired veteran Microsoft Corp. executive Mike Jonas to serve as its chief financial officer effective April 8.

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Silicon Beach Report April 5: GumGum Sinks Teeth Into New Dental Venture

SpaceX preps for Falcon launch; GumGum establishes dental advertising outfit; Snap talks new features, redesign at partner summit.

Serve Adds Facial Recognition to Secure Deliveries

Hold Serve Inc., doing business as Serve, has integrated facial recognition technology into its platform to make its delivery system more secure for users and retailers.

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Silicon Beach Report April 4: Snap Gets Into Gaming

SpaceX test fires Starship engine; Snap launches gaming platform; Jam City buys 231 Play

Zovio Acquires TutorMe to Expand Educational Technology Offerings

Hancock Park-based online tutoring startup Inc. was acquired by San Diego-based educational services firm Zovio Inc. April 4.

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Jam City Acquires 231 Play to Expand European Operations

Mobile game developer Jam City Inc., which is in growth mode following a $145 million raise in January 2018, acquired Berlin-based game studio 231 Play on April 4.

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Silicon Beach Report April 3: New President at Omaze

Inside a Highland Park phone case operation; Kassoy joins Omaze as president; MediaAlpha secures new credit line.

Tetra Tech Acquires IT Federal Contractor

Pasadena-based engineering consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. announced April 3 that it has acquired eGlobalTech, an information technology, cybersecurity and management consulting firm based in Arlington, Va., that primarily contracts with federal government agencies.

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Silicon Beach Report April 2: Lucid Sight Takes Home $6 Million

UC Davis, Disney form coding nonprofit; Lucid Sight raises $6 million; Sony seeks Crackle Plus domain registration.

Silicon Beach Report April 1: New Hires at Tinder and Quibi

Tinder and Quibi hire from TripAdvisor and Snap; Nativo nabs SimpleReach

Gaming Publishers Cut Staff

MEDIA: As video game industry automates, revenue is up, jobs going away

Video game publishers are trimming their ranks.

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Silicon Beach Report March 29: MGM’s Epix Coming to Amazon

Falcon launch, landing video released; Sinemia announces new subscription; Epix to join Apple, Amazon, Roku.

Silicon Beach Report March 28: Toth Leaving CAA for Quibi

Toth exits CAA for Quibi; Crackle sold by Sony; Entertainment Partners sold to TPG Capital.

Silicon Beach Report March 27: Kunlun Considers Selling Grindr

Science Inc. supports Linear Labs; Trellis completes $2 million seed round; Grindr privacy practices concern parent company .

Gemalto Cogent Signs $14M Lease in Pasadena

Biometrics firm Gemalto Cogent Inc. has signed a $14 million lease at an office building in Pasadena, CBRE Group Inc. announced March 27.

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