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YouTube Tweaks Video’s Big Picture

INTERNET: Small creators left to sort out copyright claims solo.

YouTube policy shift has taken the fight out of some video creators who must now battle copyright claims on their own.

Blow-Dry App More Than Just Hot Air

Beautiq lets customers bring range of beauty services to them.

Beautiq looks to air out the industry with an app letting users bring blow-dry and other styling services to them.

Venture Capitalist to Set Sail for Overseas Startups

INVESTMENT: One-third of Wavemaker’s new fund to go to Southeast Asian firms.

VC Wavemaker seeks to connect overseas with tech startups in Southeast Asia.

Moviepilot Looks to Fill Venice Headquarters

Moviepilot, an online film review and publishing site, will undertake an accelerated hiring schedule as it squarely focuses on its U.S. operations in Venice.

L.A. Investments Up 52 Percent from Previous Quarter

Los Angeles County companies raised $472 million in the second quarter, a 52 percent increase from the previous period, according to the latest Money Tree Report.

Snapchat Trademarks Suggest Peer-to-Peer Payments

Two Snapchat trademarks filed last week suggest the company may be considering a monetization plan that relies on peer-to-peer online payments, a revenue-generating strategy already used among messaging apps in Asia.

SpinMedia Acquires Men's Lifestyle Site, Looks to Expand

SpinMedia Group has acquired men’s lifestyle site Death and Taxes, the latest effort by the digital media company to turn its fortunes around.

Tapiture, a Men’s Shopping Site, Seeks to Broaden Appeal

With top sellers like beard maintenance kits and skull-shaped ice cube molds, Tapiture has no doubt who its customers are and what they want to buy. But the social sharing and e-commerce site is trying to shed the gender-specific image that comes with being dubbed the “Pinterest for Men.”

Snapchat Introduces Geofilters Feature

Snapchat has announced a new feature that will allow users to add customized filters depending on where the photo was taken.

Demand Media Sells Creativebug for $10 Million

Demand Media has sold Creativebug, an online video arts and crafts business, to Otter Media for $10 million.

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Parents Give Birth to Businesses

TECHNOLOGY: Mobile devices open doors to educational products.

TECHNOLOGY: Increase in mobile devices has raised some parents’ interest in producing educational products for kids.

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Brewin’ R&D

New rules let UCLA put money into startups

UCLA may graduate to startup investing now that University of California has axed its funding ban.

Science Inc. Acquires App-Maker InLight

Technology studio Science Inc. has acquired Armenian app-maker InLight as part of its effort to expand its mobile content portfolio.

Yahoo Buys Video Streaming Startup RayV

Yahoo announced Friday it had acquired video tech startup RayV, with offices in Hollywood, as part of its push to improve its video streaming technology.

Ixia to Remain on Nasdaq, Panel Decides

Ixia announced Friday a Nasdaq hearings panel has determined to continue listing the company on the exchange if certain conditions are met.