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Facebook Sending Message to Snapchat

INTERNET: Social media giant vies with upstart for millennials.Facebook has launched an unfriendly feud by aping the features of social media upstart Snapchat.

By Garrett Reim October 21, 2016 midnight   Share

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 24: Joymode Raises $3 Million for Rental Experiences

Joymode raises $3 million for rental experiences, Tinder launches Silicon Valley office, Disney licenses Maker Studio content in the United Kingdom, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 21: Snapchat’s Content Terms Raises Questions for Publishers

Snapchat’s content terms raises questions for publishers, TigerText launches new messaging and workflow app, and Faraday Future Misses $21 Million Payment to Aecom.

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Photographers Focused on Copyright Rights Online

Photographers have expanded their focus to protecting copyrights in the internet age.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 20: Netflix Countersues Fox Over Employee Poaching Claims

Netflix countersues Fox over employee poaching claims, SAG-AFTRA rejects final offer from video game industry, and Seriously launches “Best Fiends” sequel mobile game.

SAG-AFTRA Rejects Final Offer From Video Game Industry

Video game actors represented by SAG-AFTRA rejected a final contract offer on Thursday from the trade association representing the video game industry, setting up the union’s members to strike at midnight Friday.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 19: Oblong Industries Raises $65 Million

Oblong Industries raises $65 million, image stability technology manufacturer MEMS Drive raises $11 million, CBS Orders Candy Crush game show, and more.

Oblong Industries Raises $65 Million

Oblong Industries, the Los Angeles-based developer of spatial, immersive, and gesture-enabled technologies, announced Tuesday that the company raised a total of $65 million during its expansion funding round thanks to investments from new and existing investors.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 18: Health care App Heal Raises $26.9 Million

Health care app Heal raises $26.9 million, clinical trial software developer Science 37 raises $31 million, and L.A. investor Ashton Kutcher says virtual reality is overhyped.

Health Care App Heal Raises $26.9 Million

Doctor house call app Heal of Santa Monica raised a $26.9 million Series A round led by Legendary Pictures chief executive Thomas Tull’s company Tull Investment Group.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 17: Snapchat Makes Inroads in the United Kingdom

Snapchat makes inroads in the United Kingdom, SAG-AFTRA threatens video game publishers with strike, and HelloTech hires president.

SAG-AFTRA Threatens Video Game Publishers with Strike

Video game actors represented by SAG-AFTRA are threatening to go on strike Friday if demands for a larger cut of royalties and limits on “vocally stressful sessions” are not enacted.

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Kobe Bryant’s Partner Courted Controversy

INVESTMENT: Kobe Bryant’s Partner Courted Controversy

A previous firm of Kobe Bryant’s venture capital partner Jeff Stibel netted several lawsuits with its business practices.

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Labels Pursue Video Payback

MUSIC: Recording industry fights YouTube-derived MP3s.

Record labels’ piracy lawsuit could be a tune-up in the fight against converting videos into MP3s.

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Agency Plans to Pick Up Pace on Acquiring Firms

ADVERTISING: Number of targets for Engage:BDR bumped up to 15 from 12.

Engage:BDR is completely committed to buying firms to round out its offerings to clients.