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Control Issues

INTERNET: Viral video firm Jukin Media looks to crack down on rival’s website in move to enforce its licenses.Jukin Media heads to court to become a bigger player in viral video by enforcing its content licenses.

By Omar Shamout August 30, 2015 midnight   Share

Vubiquity Acquisition Expands Digital Distribution

Video distribution services company Vubiquity has purchased Juice Worldwide to bolster its online video distribution capabilities.

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Tweet of the Day: Minecraft's Markus Persson

Swedish billionaire and co-founder of video game Minecraft Markus Persson is bored, on a plane and taking joke submissions.

L.A. Tech Event Calendar: Aug. 31 – Sept. 13

Roundup of L.A. tech events in the next two weeks.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Aug. 28

A weekly roundup of must-read L.A. tech investments and acquisitions.

Silicon Beach Launch List: Aug. 28

A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.

Facebook Yields to Criticism, Will Enhance Content ID System

After taking criticism for its lack of a system to track copyright violations on its site, Facebook has announced a new video content identification program.

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Scopely Launches ‘Walking Dead’ Mobile Game

Culver City’s Scopely has launched its mobile game based on the popular “Walking Dead” zombie comic book series that inspired two top-rated television shows.

Cornerstone’s Venture Arm Invests in Four Startups

Santa Monica human resource software company Cornerstone OnDemand has made its first investments out of its venture arm, the Innovation Fund.

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Ashley Madison Parent Made Pass at Gay Dating App Grindr

The parent company of beleaguered affair website Ashley Madison considered buying a majority stake gay men’s dating app Grindr for as much as $70 million, according leaked documents.

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Prepping for IPO, Snapchat Hires Vice President of Finance

With more than $1 billion in venture capital investment, more than $128 million in losses last year and a plan for an initial public offering, Snapchat has tapped a public company veteran to run its bookkeeping team.

Maker’s $105 Million Disney Bonus Short of Target

After falling short of its first set of performance goals, Maker Studios will receive a $105 million payment from parent Walt Disney Co., shy of the $198 million it could have received under the terms of its 2014 acquisition.

L.A. Tech Event Calendar: Aug. 24 – Sept. 6

Roundup of L.A. tech events in the next two weeks.

Dodgers Launch First Accelerator Class

The Los Angeles Dodgers and advertising agency R/GA of New York have selected 10 companies for the inaugural L.A. Dodgers Accelerator.

Ranker Adds Video Content, Former Yahoo Exec

Everything is better in video form.