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Hyperloop One Hits Back at Former Execs In Latest Court Filing

A week after being sued by four former company executives, next-gen transportation firm Hyperloop One struck back asking for $250 million in damages from what it’s calling the “Gang of Four.”

Silicon Beach Report July 18: Snapchat in Talks for Hollywood TV Shows

Airbnb to pay hotel taxes to City of Los Angeles, Snapchat is in talks for Hollywood TV shows, SpaceX lands fifth rocket, and more.

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Silicon Beach Report July 15: SpaceX to Launch Ninth Resupply Mission

SpaceX launches ninth resupply mission, Jacobs Engineering Group sells off French subsidiary, Hyperloop pod competition postponed, and more.

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SpaceX to Launch Ninth Space Station Resupply Mission

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. of Hawthorne is scheduled to launch one of its rockets on a resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to the International Space Station on Monday, July 18.

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At Home

TECHNOLOGY: Vet execs give guidance to furniture-buying app.

Veteran CEOs are helping design app Homee reshape the furniture-buying business.

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Oh, Boy! Smut Suit Hits Snapchat

INTERNET: Class action filed on behalf of 14-year-old user.

Attorney looks to send a lasting message to Snapchat with a decency lawsuit filed on behalf of a boy.

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Hyperloop on Wrong Track?

Departed executives allege Hyperloop One working in leadership vacuum.

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Video-Game Firm Has Score to Settle Over Mods

ENTERTAINMENT: Suit by Blizzard says product hacks cost millions in revenue.

Video-game company Blizzard looks to play rough with developers of hacking mods.

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3-D Printers Could Shape Future for Toymaker

MANUFACTURING: Mattel pitches pricey device for use at home by children.

Toy giant Mattel makes a play for creative kids with pricey 3-D printers to be used at home.

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Maker of Body Cameras Sought Lift From LAPD

TECHNOLOGY: Wolfcom says selection process hurt shot at big business boost.

Wolfcom had hoped to nab the LAPD body camera contract for an image and business boost.

Silicon Beach Report July 14: RealD Acquires Tessive

RealD Acquires Tessive, L.A., tech executives denounce Donald Trump, Airbnb conviction in Santa Monica, and more.

Silicon Beach Report July 13: Virtual Reality Society Launched

Virtual Reality Society launched, Fullscreen hires Vevo’s Scott Reich, and online camera rental startup ShareGrid Raises $1 million.

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Silicon Beach Report July 12: Hyperloop One, Its Chairman Sued by Co-Founder

Hyperloop One and its chairman sued by co-founder, Virgin Galactic to restart spaceship testing, Disney Accelerator names 2016 class, and more.

J2 Global Inc. Acquires Another Six Companies in Q2

As it does every quarter, J2 Global Inc. gobbled up another slate of companies. The Hollywood-based internet services company acquired six small companies for an undisclosed amount in the second quarter. The acquired firms include email marketing companies SMTP and Publicaster, digital media company GameTrailers, as well as backup storage companies Electronic Vaulting Services, Safebackup, and 24sevenbackup.

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Silicon Beach Report July 11: Warner Bros. Settles with FTC Over Undisclosed Promotions

FTC Hits Warner Bros. for undisclosed paid promotions, the NFL is hiring a Snapchat editor, J2 Global acquires another six companies, and more.