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21st Century Fox to Acquire TrueX

Video ads can be annoying, but they also can be somewhat of an art. After all, how do you grab the attention of online consumers who have grown to ignore them?

Upfront Ventures Raises $280 Million Fund

The Santa Monica VC firm has raised $280 million to close its fifth fund, General Partner Mark Suster announced on his blog.

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Serviz Fixes on $12.5 Million

These days, you can request anything with the push of a button. And Serviz, an on-demand home service startup, is showing just how much investors are willing to back this new business model.

Virtual Piggy Banks Partnership

Virtual Piggy, a payments provider for teens, has added another partner to its playpen.

DashGo Acquired by AdRev

Digital music distributor DashGo has been acquired by AdRev, a division of digital licensing firm AudioMicro Inc., which helps artists collect revenue from music used in YouTube videos.

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Online Ads Not Looking So Good

INTERNET: Industry steps up to track, counter fraudulent views.

Fraudulent ad views spur online publishers and their clients to take another look at how audiences are measured.

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L.A. Launch List: Dec. 12

On this week's Launch List: A children-friendly streaming service, an ad tech firm and a celebrity's mobile game.

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Lindsay Lohan Reveals ‘The Price of Fame’

Lindsay Lohan is trying to keep up with at least one Kardashian. The actress has unveiled “The Price of Fame,” a mobile game designed to be a parody of celebrity culture and paparazzi.

Jacobs Team Beats Tutor, Parsons for Rail Project Segment

A consortium that includes Pasadena engineering giant Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has won the bid to design and construct the second phase of the state’s high-speed rail project, the California High-Speed Rail Authority in Sacramento announced Thursday.

VideoAmp Launches Ad Tech Startup with $2.2 Million

Ad tech startup VideoAmp loves that it’s starting from scratch.

DreamWorks’ AwesomenessTV Sells Stake to Hearst

AwesomenessTV is living up to its name, according to one media giant. Hearst Corp. has acquired a 25 percent stake in DreamWorks Animation’s subsidiary for $81 million.

Collective Digital Studio Axes Collective Arm

Multichannel network Collective Digital Studio last year spun out of music management firm The Collective, and now it’s leaving its parent behind.

Woven Digital Wheels Out $18 Million

Pop culture publisher Woven Digital, the company behind entertainment sites Uproxx and BroBible, has raised $18 million in Series A financing.

DCDC Expands Theater Network

Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition, which distributes digital content to partnered movie theaters via satellite and ground technology, has added Carmike Cinemas Inc., Marcus Theatres and Wehrenberg Theatres to its network.

Fullscreen Joins Forces with India’s Qyuki

Fullscreen has entered an exclusive partnership with Qyuki, a multichannel network in India, to tap into the South Asian country’s growing video market.