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'World of Dance’ Moves to L.A. Beat

World of Dance steps up its profile with an NBC program that unites a range of L.A. talent.

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L.A. Unemployment Rate Falls to New Low of 4.5 Percent as Job Growth Weakens

L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell to another new low of 4.5 percent in April, but in a sign that the local economy is close to full employment, employers in the county reversed their hiring trends and shed a net 7,000 jobs last month, state figures released Friday show.

Silicon Beach Report May 4: Soylent Raises $50 Million, Plans In-Store Sales

Soylent raises $50 million, plans in-store sales, Leaf Group acquires home goods e-retailer Deny Designs for $12 million, and Snap Inc. hires media companies to produce original shows for Snapchat

Hulu, NBCUniversal Partner in Livestreaming Service Deal

Santa Monica’s Hulu and NBC Universal have reached a new distribution agreement that will bring NBC and Telemundo-owned stations, as well as NBCUniversal, to Hulu’s new livestreaming service, the companies announced today.

SPECIAL REPORT: Telling L.A.’s story

Monica C. Lozano approached her stewardship of Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión as a family business that provided a voice for immigrant, Latino communities.

Monica C. Lozano worked to deliver more than just news to the Latino community while running La Opinión.

PAGE 3: Disney Connections

Bob Iger – finally! – joined Twitter in January.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 11: Snap Inc. Opens Spectacles Store in NYC

Snap Inc. opens Spectacles store in New York City, across the street from Apple store, NBC Universal plows $200 million more into Buzzfeed, and virtual reality video distribution platform Vrideo shuts down.

USC Named Media Center for Prospective Olympic Games

The committee to bring the Olympic Games back to LA in 2024 submitted a key report to the International Olympic Committee on Friday, outlining the city’s master plan and “ideal conditions” to accommodate an influx of athletes, spectators and reporters.

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Los Angeles May Have Virtual Edge on Content

TECHNOLOGY: Demand from VR firms could yield studio production boost.

The virtual reality industry is in experimental mode and facing challenges, but that might be to the advantage of L.A.-based companies, according to Don Karl, partner and lawyer at Perkins Coie’s Century City office.

Universal's Film Chief Detained and Barred From Russia

In an apparent escalation of diplomatic tit for tats, NBC Universal’s film chief Jeff Shell said he was denied entry into Russia and detained by that country’s authorities for about five hours.

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Festival events flesh out beach volleyball series

Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball organizers have spiked the event with added attractions.

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Fun While It Lasted

With its pending acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, Comcast is poised for a direct challenge to Disney.

NFL Stadium Kicks Off New Interest in Inglewood

ACQUISITION: Investor scores pair of apartment properties for $5.82 million.

A growing crop of investors is looking to cash in on Inglewood real estate now that the National Football League has declared the city will be home to the Los Angeles Rams.

Law Career Yields Passport to Berlin

This New Year’s was one to remember for entertainment executive Steve Nissen.

Who’s Who in Los Angeles Business

Top executives of L.A.’s biggest companies and organizations.

From aerospace/defense to software industries, top executives at L.A.’s biggest companies and organizations.

Steve McQueen May Be In Driver’s Seat for Oscar

FILM: Documentary by son of Hollywood legend gaining award traction.

Steve McQueen’s son is aiming to win an Oscar, something even his late father never managed, by making a documentary movie about his dad.

NBC Universal Could Back BuzzFeed

NBCUniversal Inc. is reportedly close to making a $250 million investment in digital publishing giant BuzzFeed.

Little Minions Lifting Universal Again

Universal Pictures continued its record year as “Minions” brought in $115 million over the weekend making it the second-biggest animated opening ever.

Trump Dumped by NBC

NBC has told Donald Trump, “You’re fired.”

Chernin Signs TV Deal with NBCUniversal

Media executive Peter Chernin’s TV operation is moving from Fox to NBCUniversal under a new two-year deal.

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