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Hollywood is continuing to plow money into digital media.
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?
Random thoughts from the Twitterverse: Venture capitalist Mark Suster thinks cold brew coffee is having a moment.
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.
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.
Roundup of L.A. tech events in the next two weeks.
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.
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.
A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.
A weekly roundup of must-read L.A. tech investments and acquisitions.
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.
Online health food store Thrive Market has raised a $32.9 million investment round, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Culver City’s Social Gaming Network, a mobile game developer, on Thursday announced a $130 million investment from South Korean game publisher Netmarble Games.
Cargomatic has raised $10.6 million in venture capital and is frequently mentioned in L.A. tech circles as a startup to watch. But the young company finds it more difficult than most to hire.
Podcasting is having a moment.