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L.A. Tech Employees’ Pay Increases Pace Field

COMPENSATION: Average salary of $115,000 only 10th highest in big cities.Los Angeles County tech wages are growing faster than the earnings of tech employees in the nation’s other big cities, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report by downtown real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 25: Apple Making Snapchat Clone

Apple making Snapchat clone, Hyperloop Transportation’s novel approach, and RockYou buys Fanbread.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 24: Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-Degree Content

Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-degree content, Comedy Central grabs Snapchat star for TV show, and SpaceX to refurbishing rockets in Florida.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 23: STX Entertainment Acquires Virtual Reality Company Surreal

STX Entertainment acquires virtual reality company Surreal, Google Daydream to use Hulu VR content, Disney Movies Anywhere integrates with Verizon Fios, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 22: Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

Kobe Bryant launches $100 million venture capital fund, L.A. Dodger announces second accelerator class, and SpaceX puts first vertical rocket landed on display in Hawthorne.

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Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

Kobe Bryant has launched a $100 million venture capital fund.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 19: L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

L.A. tech wages rising fastest in the nation, Activision runs Snapchat zombie karaoke lens, and YP hires new CEO.

L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

Los Angeles County tech wages are growing faster than the earnings of tech employees in the nation’s other big cities, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report by downtown real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

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Big Payoffs No Longer Safe Bet for Casinos

GAMBLING: Setback in cards with rule shift.

Some card rooms think they are getting a raw deal with a new state stance on third-party banking.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 18: Amazon Producing Virtual Reality Content in Santa Monica

Amazon producing virtual and augmented reality content in Santa Monica, FreedomPop offers free WhatsApp data, and Atom Tickets expands nationally.

Snapchat Plans to Expand New York Office to 400 Employees

Snapchat has agreed to create 396 jobs in the state of New York in exchange for tax breaks totaling up to $5 million from Empire State Development.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 17: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Is Moving to Los Angeles

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is moving to Los Angeles, TeleSign Hires new chief executive, and Snapchat plans to expand New York office to 400 employees.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 16: ChowNow Integrated with Google Search

ChowNow integrated with Google search, Content Check acquires Honest Cooking, Intel to open L.A. virtual reality studio, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 15: Snapchat to Acquire Search Engine App Vurb for $100M

Snapchat to acquire search engine app Vurb for $100 million, three L.A. companies bidding for Gawker Media, FireFly Games Raise $10 million, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 12: LeEco Building Plant to Be Used By Faraday Future in China

LeEco building plant to be used by Faraday Future in China, Riot goes to court to stop League of Legend cheats, Arsenic raises $3 million seed round, and more.