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SpaceX Ramps Up Constellation Efforts

Starlink project aims for global broadband service

Since Hawthorne-based SpaceX began its ambitious Starlink project in late 2018, the company has launched roughly 300 small satellites into low Earth orbit.

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Headspace Expands Office Space

Meditation app company has 60 million downloads

Santa Monica-based meditation app developer Headspace has expanded, bringing its total Bergamot Station presence to 22,000 square feet.

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PlayVS Dials Up Riot Partnership

High school esports company leans into ‘League of Legends’

Riot Games Inc. has become the exclusive organizer of PlayVS Inc.’s high school “League of Legends” seasons and championships.

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AdQuick Raises $6 Million

Adtech software company will expand teams

Outdoor advertising software company AdQuick Inc. raised a $6 million Series A to expand its sales, marketing and engineering teams.

Uber Closes Downtown Office, Lays Off 80

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. closed a customer support office downtown and laid off roughly 80 employees.

Game On

LA is loaded with esports venues — and there are several more on the way

Gaming-friendly Los Angeles has become a cornerstone for esports, thanks to the rollout of several competition arenas that have opened here in recent years.

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Tinder Boosts Earnings for Parent Match Group

Digital dating service reports a 36% jump in users for 2019

Dating app owner Match Group reported an estimated 16% annual increase in net income in fiscal 2019, due largely to Tinder, its highest-performing subsidiary.

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Star Gazer

Aerospace Corp.’s Steve Isakowitz is still aiming higher

Steve Isakowitz is president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., the nation’s only federally funded research and development center focused on aerospace.

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Canoo Partners with Hyundai

Torrance-based Canoo will partner with Hyundai Motor Group to develop an electric vehicle platform for Hyundai and Kia models based on its designs.

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GumGum Gains $22 Million

Artificial intelligence and advertising firm GumGum raised a $22 million Series D funding round from existing investors.

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