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Hollywood Internet services firm J2 Global Inc. is pushing hard to close its unsolicited offer to buy the Boston backup storage provider Carbonite Inc. for $415 million.
This week's Launch List: A Spanish-language video service, an Apple Pay-friendly ticketing app and the all-important debate on whether Santa Claus is real.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Tuesday that his office has successfully secured a preliminary injunction against the operators of the Hollywood startup Nestdrop, a smartphone application for medical marijuana and alcohol delivery.
Timeline Labs, a social analytics company, has been acquired by SeaChange International for $22 million in a cash-and-stock deal, with an additional $2.5 million available in performance earn outs.
Social Reality, a downtown Los Angeles Internet advertising firm, has acquired Santa Monica ad tech company Five Delta.
Joining the growing number of broadcasters seeking to expand beyond television, DirecTV has launched Yaveo, its first Internet-only subscription video service, which will feature Spanish-language programming in conjunction with partners that include Univision Communications and Viacom.
CV Studios Entertainment, a Beverly Hills media and tech solutions company, will be the exclusive reseller of Chinese telecom giant ZTE’s cloud-based business-to-business products.
Zealot Networks, led by former Maker Studios chief Danny Zappin, has received an investment that values the digital media startup at $100 million.
ENTERTAINMENT: Studios see mobile tie-ins giving films legs.
Studios look to mobile games tied to movies to push the right buttons with fans.
On this week's Launch List: A new VC fund, a marketing platform and another service from Uber.
Danny Zappin’s Zealot Networks has made its first buy. The recently launched digital media company announced Thursday it purchased a majority stake in music licensing firm AudioMicro for $20 million.
Spokeo announced this week it hit $57 million in revenue this year, a 159 percent increase over the last three-year period.
The hacked emails have turned a spotlight on Snapchat and two previously unknown acquisitions.
Smile for the camera – and talk to your favorite celebrity. That’s what Smiletime is offering to TV fans with its new interactive video platform.