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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.

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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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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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.

2020 Who's Who in Tech

Well Connected

Get to know the innovative executives who make Silicon Beach an essential hub in the tech industry.

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Gaming Leaders Work Local, Act Global

Executives at Activision and Riot, among others, are making LA the hub for a burgeoning industry

Gaming is a global industry, but few cities are as entrenched in the production and development of video games as Los Angeles.

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Snap Points to Growth

Earnings disappoint but users increase to 218M

While shares of Snap Inc. slumped last week following lower-than-expected results for fourth-quarter earnings, the company said aggressive efforts to increase users and reduce losses were generating positive results.

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