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Major players now see big money in once small niche of virtual realityBig bucks and big-name players move into virtual reality with hopes of making real money.

By Garrett Reim June 24, 2016 midnight   Share

Silicon Beach Report June 30: Disney to Buy $3.5 Billion Stake in Online MLB

Disney to buy $3.5 billion stake in online MLB, Honest Co. moving slowly to IPO, Woven Digital raises $18.5 million, and more.

Silicon Beach Report June 29: Avatar to Become Massive Multiplayer Game

Avatar to become massive multiplayer game, All Def Digital raises $10 million, Snapchat opens Paris office, and more.

Silicon Beach Report June 28: Atom Tickets Launches Across Southern California

Atom Tickets Launches Across Southern California, Green Dot gets scrutiny from U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton fundraises at Sean Parker’s house, and more.

Silicon Beach Report June 27: Thrive Market Raises $111 Million

Thrive Market raises $111 million, Snapchat explores paying users, Greendot names new Chairman, and more.

Silicon Beach Roundup June 24: Virgin Galactic Begins Fundraising $300M

Virgin Galactic begins fundraising $300 million, AppliedVR partners with Cedars-Sinai for therapeutic virtual reality, Lionsgate sells YouTube Red its first big-budget TV show, and more.

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Video Games in Play for Maker of Mobile Seats

ENTERTAINMENT: Rising interest in e-sport matches draws MediaMation’s aim.

MediaMation looks to position its movie theater motion seats for viewing video-game matches.

Silicon Beach Roundup June 23: Flipagram Users Rise to 200 Million

Flipagram tops 200 million users, Upfront names new partner, and Stamps.com buys ShippingEasy for $55 million.

Silicon Beach Roundup June 22: FAA Announces Drone Filming Rules

FAA announces drone filming rules, Tetra Tech wins $45 million contract, Ad Hoc Labs launches anti-date bot, and more.

Tetra Tech Receives $45M Contract From National Guard Bureau

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech Inc. announced Wednesday that it received a $45 million contract from the National Guard Bureau.

Silicon Beach Roundup June 21: Hyperloop One Explores System in Moscow

Hyperloop One explores system in Moscow, OpenX adds Culver City office, OSI Systems makes $269 million acquisition, and more.

Silicon Beach Afternoon Report June 20: Snapchat Expands Advertising

Snapchat expands advertising, Mashable acquires Cinefix, Clearlake Capital buys Vision Solutions, and more.

Angels Flight Railway Gets Back on Track Online

TECHNOLOGY: Esotouric offers 3-D rides as actual funicular remains idle.

The Angels Flight funicular, billed as the shortest railway in the world, might be out of commission, but there’s a new way for enthusiasts to get their Angels Flight fix without leaving their computer.

Silicon Beach Afternoon Report June 17: Activision Blizzard Sets Its Sights on Television

CheckAlt picks up Klik Technologies, Activision Blizzard announces Netflix series, Los Angeles venture capitalist secures startup funds, and more.

Silicon Beach Afternoon Roundup June 16: Appetize to Furnish New Minnesota Vikings Stadium

Greycroft Ventures leads funding for Performance Horizon, Vow To Be Chic picks up critical investment, Indian streaming company finds an angel in Los Angeles, and more.

Silicon Beach Report June 15: Canary Health Merges With Medtronic to Fight Diabetes

Canary Health Joins Forces With medtronic, Napster moves back home, SpaceX booster crashes, and more.