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Culver City’s DataPop Sold to French Firm

Culver City ad tech firm DataPop has been acquired by Criteo, a marketing analytics firm in Paris, according to the French company’s fourth quarter earnings report released Wednesday. The terms were not disclosed.

Jukin Media Launches Newsfeed for Publishers

Culver City’s Jukin Media, which acquires and licenses user-generated viral videos, has launched a product that makes it easier for digital publishers to find and upload its content to their websites.

Demand Media’s President Resigns

Santa Monica Web publisher Demand Media said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Tuesday that co-founder and President Shawn Colo had resigned.

Freeplay Music Accuses YouTube Networks of Copyright Infringement

New York music rights holder Freeplay Music has sued two local multichannel networks, claiming the companies illegally used its copyrighted songs in YouTube videos.

Zealot Networks Buys Two Creative Marketing Companies

Venice digital media firm Zealot Networks has continued its recent string of acquisitions by purchasing two local creative marketing companies for an undisclosed sum.

Coronal Group Buys Virginia Solar Energy Firm

Glendale solar energy firm Coronal Group has acquired a majority of the assets of HelioSage Energy of Charlottesville, Va., a builder of utility-scale solar projects across the country.

Clearlake Capital Acquires FrontRange Solutions

Santa Monica private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group has acquired IT service management FrontRange Solutions.

Mattel Partners With Google to Bring Back View-Master

Struggling El Segundo toymaker Mattel Inc. is partnering with Google Inc. to bring back a retro children’s gadget with a high-tech upgrade.

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L.A. Launch List: Feb. 13

On this week's list: a family history search, a dating app from VH1 matchmakers and VR.

Laurel & Wolf Secures $4.4 Million

Laurel & Wolf has raised $4.4 million in Series A funding to grow its team and expand its online interior design marketplace.

J2 Global Acquires Firstway Digital Limited

J2 Global has acquired Firstway Digital Limited, a Dublin distributor of digital fax services.

Machinima, Collective Digital Studio Fight ‘Copyright Troll’

Machinima and Collective Digital Studio have filed separate suits in federal court against online music library Freeplay, claiming the New York company engages in a “bait and switch” copyright scheme to extort money from multichannel networks and their talent.

Acquisition Costs Hurt Aecom Earnings

Downtown Los Angeles engineering and construction firm Aecom Technology Corp. on Tuesday reported a larger-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter of 2015.

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New Matter Raises $6.5 Million for 3D Printers

New Matter, an Idealab startup that has created a low-priced 3D printer, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding to bring its production online and staff up.

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CurbStand Acquires On-Demand Valet Competitor Curby

CurbStand, the app for on-demand valet parking services, has acquired competitor Curby to offer a new enterprise-facing solution for valet companies.