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TX Zhuo and Eva Ho raising $50M for Fika Ventures, Gamblit Gaming to add gambling to virtual reality game, Tinder adds music matching from Spotify to profiles, and more.
Gunpowder & Sky, Van Toffler and Floris Bauer’s recently launched digital content studio, announced today that it has acquired independent content sales and distribution company, FilmBuff. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Downtown’s Broad Museum of Contemporary Art had a banner inaugural year, drawing in more than 820,000 visitors, according to figures the museum released Tuesday.
Medical marijuana dispensary owners submitted more than 100,000 signatures Monday in their bid to place a measure on the Los Angeles city ballot in March to give the 135 dispensaries in operation before a 2007 moratorium priority in bidding for dispensary licenses.
Elon Musk announces spacecraft could go beyond Mars, Beats Electronics lawsuit continues, and Riot Unveils college League of Legends competition.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday named the city’s first-ever oil administrator to regulate the safety of oil operations within the city.
Media mogul Haim Saban has priced an initial public offering for his Saban Capital Acquisition Corp., seeking to raise $235 million for the “blank check” company that would acquire an as-yet unidentified media business.
Emmis Communications Corp., parent of Los Angeles Magazine, is about to close a sale of one of its other crown jewels: Texas Monthly.
Glendale-based healthcare company Apollo Medical Holdings was this week’s biggest mover, gaining 22 percent to end at $5.00. Xencor Inc. of Monrovia was also among the week’s movers. The antibody drug company gained 20 percent to end at $24.63. Los Angeles-based niche-focused online brand company Spark Networks Inc. was this week’s biggest loser, dropping 8.62 percent to end at $1.59.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate inched up to 4.9 percent in August even as employer payrolls grew, state figures released Friday showed.
Newegg receives investment from Hangzhao Interactive, Ted Cruz fights ICANN’s transfer, Demand Media acquires The Other Art Fair for $1.5 million, and more.
Unilever is reportedly in talks to purchase Honest Co., the consumer-products retailer co-founded by actress Jessica Alba. The deal, according to the Wall Street Journal, values the privately held Santa Monica firm at $1 billion, significantly below the $1.7 billion the company was priced at last year when it raised some $200 million from outside investors.
The Port of Los Angeles had its second-busiest month in its 109-year history in August, while neighboring Port of Long Beach saw overall cargo numbers decline year-over-year for the month.
Tesla Motors to build 20MW battery storage facility for SoCal Edison, Citi Ventures backs FastPay, first Hyperloop One likely to be built overseas, and more.
University of Southern California alumni Suzanne Dworak-Peck donated $60 million to the private university’s school of social work on Wednesday, one of the largest contributions in history to a school of its kind. With Dworak-Peck’s hefty gift came a change to the school’s name, which has now been dubbed the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
Southern California Edison has selected Tesla Motors Inc. to build a 20-megawatt battery storage facility in Mira Loma for an undisclosed amount.
Comparably hires eHarmony’s president Armen Avedissian, LeEco buys production studio Dichotomy Creative Group, and Snapchat increases ad targeting.
Comparably of Santa Monica announced it has hired eHarmony’s former President Armen Avedissian as it as its chief marketing officer.
L.A. city officials launched a program Wednesday to guarantee all high school graduates within the Los Angeles Unified School District at least one free year of tuition-free community college education.
JibJab launches sticker and animation apps, Defy Media raises $70 million, and SpaceX plans to launch again in November.