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Silicon Beach Report June 13: Microsoft Buys LinkedIn, Snapchat Rolls Out New Ads

Microsoft Corp. spends big to acquire professional network LinkedIn, Snapchat unveils a new advertising format.

The Virtual Reality Co. Raises $23M: Silicon Beach Afternoon Roundup

The Virtual Reality Co. raises $23 million, Legendary launches live-streaming, set-top box content company Frequency raises $11 million, and more.

J2 Global Submits $100M Bid for Gawker Media

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 Pentagon: Silicon Beach Afternoon Report

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: Silicon Beach Afternoon Roundup

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.: Silicon Beach Afternoon Roundup

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.

Silicon Beach Afternoon Roundup: April 6

Spotify hires Troy Carter, Chernin Group to launch a video-subscription service, Midroll buys Sticher, and more.

Celebrity Connections

Internet vet Brian Lee is a big fan of how partnering with stars can guide consumers to businesses

Honest Co.’s Brian Lee discusses how star power can energize e-commerce ventures.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: June 3

A weekly roundup of must-read L.A. tech investments and acquisitions.

Snapchat to Roll Out Redesign

Snapchat is reportedly set to roll out a redesign of its app in mid-June by merging its Discover and Live Story features.

Silicon Beach Launch List: June 3

A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.

Loot Crate Raises $18.5M, Posts $100M in Sales

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.

Financial Doc Management Firm Docupace Raises $16.5 Million

Docupace Technologies, which develops financial document management software, has raised a $16.5 million round of capital from Palisades Growth Capital and TVC Capital.

L.A. Tech Calendar: May 31 to June 12

Roundup of L.A. tech events in the next two weeks.

Meal-Kit Startup Chef’d Raises $12.3 Million

Online meal-kit seller Chef’d raised $12.3 million in Series A round financing.