Samson Amore

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 22: Boingo CEO Announces Retirement Plans

Winehouse hologram tour canceled; SpaceX launches Israeli lunar lander; Finley appointed Boingo CEO

Boingo Wireless Appoints New CEO

Chief executive of Westwood-based Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless Inc. Dave Hagan announced Feb. 21 he will retire after 17 years with the company. Boingo board member Mike Finley was unanimously elected to fill the vacant CEO seat by the board.

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Cycle Shift

Public bike-share programs turn to private operators

Cities outsource bike-shares to private companies.

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 21: Streamer Loop Media Acquires ScreenPlay

Hello Sunshine gains New Green; SpaceX launch may be delayed after safety survey; ScreenPlay acquired by Loop Media.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 20: Former Snap Executive Launches New Venture

Clearlake Capital’s Symplr buys API Healthcare; Verishop emerges from stealth, Clutter raises $200 million

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 19: Virgin’s Proposed Commute in a Vacuum

Brainbase brings in $1 million; SongTradr makes acquisition; Virgin Hyperloop tests new transportation method

Brainbase Finalizes $1 Million Seed Round

Intellectual property licensing startup Brainbase Inc., operating in Santa Monica, announced Feb. 19 it completed a $1 million seed round led by Tera Ventures, an Estonian venture firm with U.S. operations based in Burbank.

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 18: Catapult Capital Acquires JibJab

Samsung enters L.A. retail market; JibJab Acquired; Snap and Nike link for lenses

Real Estate Turns to Tech

TECHNOLOGY: Brokers, landlords look for value add

Leasing real estate assets in a high-growth market such as Los Angeles increasingly requires an assist from technology.

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TrueCar Acquires Minority Stake in Accu-Trade

TrueCar Inc., a digital auto pricing marketplace operating in Santa Monica, announced Feb. 14 it acquired a 20 percent stake in vehicle-appraisal software developer Accu-Trade, based in New Brunswick, Canada.

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