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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 14: Comparably Hires eHarmony’s President Armen Avedissian

Comparably hires eHarmony’s president Armen Avedissian, LeEco buys production studio Dichotomy Creative Group, and Snapchat increases ad targeting.

Comparably Hires eHarmony’s President Armen Avedissian

Comparably of Santa Monica announced it has hired eHarmony’s former President Armen Avedissian as it as its chief marketing officer.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 13: Defy Media Raises $70M

JibJab launches sticker and animation apps, Defy Media raises $70 million, and SpaceX plans to launch again in November.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 12: OSI Systems Completes $269 Million Acquisition of American Science and Engineering

OSI Systems completes $269 million acquisition of American Science and Engineering, Lionsgate and Univision team up for Spanish-language streaming service, artificial intelligence startup Oben raises $10 million, and more

OSI Systems Completes $269 Million Acquisition of American Science and Engineering

X-ray system manufacturer OSI Systems on Monday completed its acquisition of American Science and Engineering Inc. for $37 a share, a cash deal worth $269 million.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 9: Honest Co. in Sales Talks

Snapchat takes on credit line, Honest Co. in sales talks, Elon Musk says SpaceX’s explosion investigation is complex, and more.

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Solar Costs Feeling Heat

Rayton may have a hot ticket for the solar industry with its tech to lower panel production costs.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 8: Virgin Galactic Begins Test Flights of Commercial Spaceship

Indeed launches recruitment website for L.A. tech positions, Kin Community hires Shauna Miller as head of programming, and Virgin Galactic begins test flights of commercial spaceship.

Virgin Galactic Begins Test Flights of Commercial Spaceship

Virgin Galactic’s commercial spaceship, VSS Unity, took to the skies above the Mojave Desert on Thursday, the craft’s first test run since its predecessor SpaceShipTwo crashed and killed one of its pilots in 2014.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 7: Snapchat Eyeing IPO

Snapchat eyeing IPO, Activision hires new Major League Gaming chief, Crackle to make original virtual reality content, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 6: Snapchat Projected to Generate Nearly $1 Billion Next Year

Snapchat projected to generate nearly $1 billion next year, Fullscreen’s chief marketing officer exits, Snapchat hints at move into augmented reality, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 2: DropIn Inc. Launches Drone Video-Streaming for Insurance Industry

DropIn Inc. launches drone video-streaming for insurance industry, Best Fiends hires celebrities for promotion, and Atom Tickets expands to more theaters.

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Pet Feeder Maker Petnet Raises $10 Million

Pet-care technology is a booming business. Just ask Carlos Herrera, chief executive of automated pet feeder maker Petnet, whose downtown company just received a $10 million Series A round led by San Diego’s Petco Animal Supplies Inc. Online financial services firm Aspiration Growth and other undisclosed investors also participated.

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Augmented Reality Helmet Heads Into Industrial

TECHNOLOGY: Daqri sees product guiding workers through variety of jobs.

Daqri pitches its augmented reality Smart Helmet as a good fit for engineering and industrial jobs.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 1: SpaceX Rocket Explodes, Destroying Facebook’s Satellite

SpaceX Rocket explodes and destroys Facebook’s satellite, Hyperloop One lawsuit accusations grow, Fandango expands service to Arclight Cinemas, and more.