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Silicon Beach Report June 13: Snap Inc. Signs Data Subscription Deal With Factual

Snap Inc. signs data subscription deal with Factual, storage startup Clutter raises $64 million, and baby food subscription service Yumi raises $4.1 million.

Snap Inc. Signs Data Subscription Deal With Factual

Factual Inc. announced on Tuesday that it signed a deal to sell its location data to Snap Inc. for use in Snapchat.

Silicon Beach Report June 12: Snap Rolls Out Ad Manager for Small Businesses

Snap rolls out ad manager for small businesses, United Launch Alliance wasn’t allowed to bid for Air Force X-37B launch won by SpaceX, and Imax plans to lay off 100 employees in cost-cutting move.

Snap Rolls Out Ad Manager for Small Businesses

Snap Inc. rolled out its ad manager tool on Monday, which makes it easier for small businesses to buy and manage ad campaigns on Snapchat.

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Surf Air Adds Third-Party Skills With Texas Buy

Santa Monica’s Surf Air last week acquired rival subscription-based airline Rise of Dallas as part of an expansion that includes plans to launch service in Europe at the end of the month.

Snap Aims for Street Smarts

INTERNET: $200 million buys tracker of ground-level data.

Snap moves to improve its ground game with the pickup of street-level ad data tracker Placed.

Elon Musk Drills In on Report in Business Journal

TECHNOLOGY: He stands by LAX tunnel proposal despite city officials’ doubts.

Boring Co. founder Elon Musk acknowledged last week that his company would likely struggle to gain government approval for a tunnel extending from Los Angeles International Airport to Sherman Oaks, but said the endeavor was still worth a shot.

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Silicon Beach Report June 8: Elon Musk Says Boring Co. Odds of Success Low, But Still Worth It

Elon Musk says Boring Co. odds of success low, but still worth it, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator names new chief executive, and augmented reality firm Daqri lends helmet to flying “Iron Man” demo.

Elon Musk Says Boring Co. Odds of Success Low, But Still Worth It

Boring Co. founder Elon Musk acknowledged that his company would likely struggle to gain government approval for a tunnel extending from Los Angeles International Airport to Sherman Oaks, but said the endeavor was still worth a shot.

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Silicon Beach Report June 7: Surf Air Acquires Texas Rival Rise

Surf Air acquires Texas rival Rise, SpaceX wins U.S. Air Force launch contract for top-secret spaceship, and Stem raises $8 million for software to manage music royalties.

Surf Air Acquires Texas Rival Rise

Santa Monica’s Surf Air has acquired rival subscription-based airline Rise of Dallas, according to a statement posted to the local firm’s website.

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Silicon Beach Report June 6: Snap Inc. Acquires Placed for a Reported $200 Million

Snap Inc. acquires Placed for a reported $200 million, Fisker Electric vehicle photos unveiled and pre-orders scheduled to begin late June, and Honk licenses its roadside assistance app to Farmers Insurance

Snap Inc. Acquires Placed for a Reported $200 Million

Snap Inc. has acquired location data startup Placed Inc. of Seattle for a reported $200 million.

Silicon Beach Report June 5: Faraday Future Plans to Race FF 91 to Top of Pikes Peak

Faraday Future plans to race FF 91 to top of Pikes Peak, SpaceX launches Chinese experiment, and Snap Inc. shares fall after price target lowered.

Faraday Future Plans to Race FF 91 to Top of Pikes Peak

Faraday Future announced on Monday that it plans to race its electric SUV, the FF 91, in the running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 25 to demonstrate its engineering progress in light of cash shortages.

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Silicon Beach Report June 2: Upfront Ventures Raising Two Funds Totaling $500 Million

Upfront Ventures is raising two funds totaling $500 million, AeroVironment secures $36.5 million drone contract with Australian military, and Virgin Galactic conducts test glide flight and says it’s nearing propulsion tests.

20 in their 20s: Robert Anderson

From a 22-year-old manager of e-sports teams to a 92-year-old manufacturing executive, the Business Journal spotlights some of the working world’s newcomers and old hands.

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Wireless Provider’s Bell Rung by FCC Chief

INTERNETt: FreedomPop loses line on phone program.

New FCC chief pulls plug on FreedomPop’s entry into a federal subsidized cellphone program.

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Business Leaders Head in, Out of D.C.

Patrick Soon-Shiong joins panel at Paul Ryan’s behest; Elon Musk, Robert Iger resign over climate.

Paul Ryan has named Patrick Soon-Shiong to a House advisory panel; Elon Musk and Robert Iger protest President Trump’s climate stance.

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20 in their 20s: Noah Whinston

From a 22-year-old manager of e-sports teams to a 92-year-old manufacturing executive, the Business Journal spotlights some of the working world’s newcomers and old hands.

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Sexual Harrasment Suit Raises Issues of Concern

TECHNOLOGY: Upload case points to lack of HR staff, oversight, analysts say.

Another harassment suit raises further questions about the industry’s culture and HR practices.

20 in their 20s: Ben Mones

From a 22-year-old manager of e-sports teams to a 92-year-old manufacturing executive, the Business Journal spotlights some of the working world’s newcomers and old hands.

Silicon Beach Report June 1: Musk Leaves Trump’s Advisory Councils

Musk leaves Trump’s advisory councils, uBeam demonstrates brick-sized wireless charger and acknowledges limitations, and League of Legends team valuation rise to at least $10 million.

Silicon Beach Report May 31: Musk Threatens to Withdraw from Trump Advisory Council Should U.S. Leave Paris Climate Treaty

Musk threatens to withdraw from Trump advisory council should U.S. leave Paris climate treaty, cellphone game controller manufacturer Gamevice raises $12.5 million, and FitnessGenes raises $5 million.

Musk Threatens to Withdraw from Trump Advisory Council Should U.S. Leave Paris Climate Treaty

SpaceX and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter Wednesday that he would leave President Donald Trump’s Advisory Forum should the United States withdraw from The Paris Agreement on climate change.

Silicon Beach Report May 30: Mobile Game Publisher GameMine Raises $20 Million

Mobile game publisher GameMine raises $20 million, Snap Inc. acquires drone company for $1 million, and SpaceX conducts static rocket test, creates brush fire.

Silicon Beach Report May 26: Boring Co. Releases Images of Electric Vehicle for its Proposed Tunnel Network

Boring Co. releases images of electric vehicle for its proposed tunnel network, loser of ULA’s Vulcan engine competition could lose Air Force funding, and Seriously launches series of shorts for its mobile game “Best Fiends.”

Co-Working Space Out?

REAL ESTATE: Landlord Hudson Pacific seeks to evict tenant Real Office Centers.

Landlord Hudson Pacific moves to evict co-working space business Real Office Centers.

Tunnel Skepticism Runs Deep

TRANSPORTATION: Pitch by Elon Musk hits city limits.

City officials are not digging Elon Musk’s plan for underground tunnels to LAX.

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Drone Maker Eyes Military

AVIATION: AeroVironment sees Snipe as standard issue.

AeroVironment pursues big returns from sales of its pocket-size Snipe drone to the military.

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Bartending Machine Serves Up Spirited Presence

ALCOHOL: Somabar looks to button up drink orders at range of establishments.

Somabar believes its drink-making machines will mix well with eateries and other businesses.

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Silicon Beach Report May 25: Faraday Future Said to Plan $1 Billion Fundraising Effort

Faraday Future said to plan $1 billion fundraising effort, Chef’d raises $10 million, and Disney CEO Bob Iger says hacker threat to release stolen movie was a hoax.

Silicon Beach Report May 24: Snapchat Offering Discounts to Advertisers

Snapchat offering discounts to advertisers, Aerojet Rocketdyne engines to power experimental military spaceplane, and podcast search engine launched.

Silicon Beach Report May 23: Real Office Centers, Co-Working Tenants Evicted from Santa Monica Office

Real Office Centers, co-working tenants evicted from Santa Monica office, Snapchat launches custom group stories, and Pepsi to label millions of cans with Snapchat codes.

Real Office Centers, Co-Working Tenants Evicted from Santa Monica Office

Real Office Centers and its co-working tenants at a Santa Monica building received an eviction notice Monday from their landlord, Hudson Pacific, who said the company hadn't paid rent in April and May.

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Silicon Beach Report May 22: Snapchat Has Lead in Augmented Reality

Snapchat has lead in augmented reality, Faraday Future founder steps down from CEO role at LeEco, and Hulu signs exclusive video-on-demand deal for ABC’s ‘Fresh Off the Boat.’

Avery Dennison Corp. Acquires Irish Medical Supplier

Avery Dennison Corp. of Glendale announced on Monday that it had acquired Finesse Medical, an Irish medical supply manufacturer, for an undisclosed amount.

Silicon Beach Report May 19: Snap Executive Promotes Brand Engagement, Despite Slow User Growth

Snap executive promotes brand engagement, despite slow user growth, Fox developing ‘Alien’ multiplayer virtual reality game, and micro drone racing takes off in Los Angeles.

Investors Ready to Gamble on Gaming Company

TECHNOLOGY: Gamblit raises $25 million in round as Las Vegas comes calling.

Gamblit Gaming raised a $25 million round of capital from undisclosed investors on May 9 to finance the manufacturing and development of additional touch-screen gambling machines.

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Big Lift for Rocket Firms

AEROSPACE: Popularity of 3-D printers rises in industry as speedy, cost-saving tool.

Three-D printing has taken off as a cost-saving method for rocket manufacturers.

Silicon Beach Report May 18: Social Native Raises $8 Million

Social Native raises $8 million, former Yahoo interim CEO joins SteelHouse board, and DogVacay to shut down and transition customers to Rover.

Silicon Beach Report May 17: Virtual Reality Co. to Premiere ‘Raising a Rukus’ at L.A.’s Imax VR Center

Virtual Reality Co. to premiere ‘Raising a Rukus’ at L.A.’s Imax VR Center, Surf Air receives noise complaints from residents near Santa Carlos Airport, and Team Liquid Partners with gaming analytics company Mobalytics.

Virtual Reality Co. to Premiere ‘Raising a Rukus’ at L.A.’s Imax VR Center

Virtual Reality Co. plans to premiere its “Raising a Rukus” virtual reality experience at the flagship Imax VR Center in the Fairfax District on Friday.

Silicon Beach Report May 16: Upload Raises $4.5 Million

Upload raises $4.5 million, lens replacement startup Lensabl raises funding, and FilmOn settles lawsuit with broadcasters CBS, Fox, and NBC.

Silicon Beach Report May 15: SpaceX Settles Overtime Pay Class Action for $4 Million

SpaceX settles overtime pay class action for $4 million, Snap launches new camera lens ads, and hackers may have stolen unreleased Disney movie, Chief Executive Bob Iger tells staff.

SpaceX Settles Overtime Pay Class Action for $4 Million

SpaceX settled an overtime pay class action with 4,100 workers on Wednesday for $4 million.

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Spy Satellite May Mean Launch Firm on Way Up

AEROSPACE: Military deals could help SpaceX cope with swings in commercial orders.

Military contracts could provide a big lift to SpaceX’s launch business.

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Silicon Beach Report May 12: Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Begins Horizontal Digging in Hawthorne with Tunneling Machine

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. begins horizontal digging in Hawthorne with tunneling machine, military could have low-cost launch market in five years with increased investment, and Social Reality rebrands as SRAX.

Silicon Beach Report May 11: Lions Gate Ordered to Pay $5.8 Million to 'Biggest Loser' Star Jillian Michaels for Airing Workout Videos on YouTube

Lions Gate ordered to pay $5.8 million to 'Biggest Loser' star Jillian Michaels for airing workout videos on YouTube, TrueCar adds pricing information to eBay Motors, and Lyft moving into space in Arts District.

Silicon Beach Report May 10: Snap Inc. Reports Slow User Growth, Shares Drop More Than 25 Percent

Snap Inc. reports slow user growth, SpaceX considering sending two Dragon capsules to Mars in 2020, and Jordan Levin named CEO of AwesomenessTV.

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