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Microsoft Corp. spends big to acquire professional network LinkedIn, Snapchat unveils a new advertising format.
The Virtual Reality Co. raises $23 million, Legendary launches live-streaming, set-top box content company Frequency raises $11 million, and more.
J2 Global Inc.’s publishing division Ziff Davis has reportedly submitted an opening bid of $90 million to $100 million for Gawker Media, which is putting itself up for sale after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday.
Elon Musk goes to the Pentagon, Rubicon launches Olympic advertising, house-call app Heals adds Jaimie McCout to its board, and more.
SpaceX to relaunch old rocket, the LAPD has leased 100 electric vehicles, E3’s industry booths decline, and more.
Tronc to make thousands of videos with A.I., Spaces Inc. to launch virtual reality attractions in China, SAG-AFTRA calls for probe of stressful videogame vocal work, and more.
Spotify hires Troy Carter, Chernin Group to launch a video-subscription service, Midroll buys Sticher, and more.
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Snapchat is reportedly set to roll out a redesign of its app in mid-June by merging its Discover and Live Story features.
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Subscription box startup Loot Crate, which sends toys and fan gear to subscribers in monthly mystery boxes, said it surpassed $100 million in sales last year and raised an $18.5 million Series A funding round.
Docupace Technologies, which develops financial document management software, has raised a $16.5 million round of capital from Palisades Growth Capital and TVC Capital.
Roundup of L.A. tech events in the next two weeks.
Online meal-kit seller Chef’d raised $12.3 million in Series A round financing.