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Packing ’Em In

Loot Crate scores with fan boys despite other e-tailers’ subscription struggles.Loot Crate thinks outside the e-subscription box with mystery swag pitched at sci-fi and comics nerds.

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Seriously Raises $18 Million for Best Fiends Franchise

Mobile games may be played on small screens, but to be viable businesses they require big money.

Hubbard Radio Takes 30 Percent Stake in Podcast Network

Anxious to snap up the next big thing in audio media, another legacy radio broadcaster has invested in an L.A. podcasting advertising company.

L.A. Launch List: August 1

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

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: July 31

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

Hollywood Investors Back Interactive Video Company Fuisz

Hollywood is continuing to plow money into digital media.

Can the On-Demand Economy Survive Without Independent Contractors?

Now with government scrutiny bearing down on the worker designation, many are asking: Do on-demand tech startups that rely on independent contractors have a future?

L.A. Tech Tweet of the Day

Random thoughts from the Twitterverse: Venture capitalist Mark Suster thinks cold brew coffee is having a moment.

UBeam Raising $15 Million Debt Round

Wireless charging startup uBeam of Santa Monica is raising a $15 million convertible debt round, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The company declined to comment, but the filing said nearly $9 million had been raised from 23 investors since the offering was initiated July 10.

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Snapchat Swaps Two Publishers on Discover Portal

Snapchat is reexamining its content partnerships. The app has pushed out Yahoo and Warner Music Group from its Discover publishing portal and replaced them with BuzzFeed and iHeartRadio.

L.A. Tech Event Calendar July 27 – Aug. 9

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

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Razer Acquires Assets of Game Platform Ouya

After weeks of speculation and an accidental leak, gamer hardware maker Razer USA Ltd. of Carlsbad announced it had acquired the brand and software assets of console company Ouya.

Room To Grow?

HOSPITALITY: Businesses pop up to support Airbnb despite looming regulations.

Businesses check in to support hotel service Airbnb despite the risk of regulation in some cities.

L.A. Launch List: July 24

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

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: July 24

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

TrueCar Share Price Hits the Skids

Shares of Santa Monica’s TrueCar Inc. lost a third of their value in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported that it would miss financial targets for the second quarter and full year.