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Twenty20 takes shot at stock-photo business with catalog drawn from users’ cellphones.

Twenty20 takes on rivals with a focus on images sourced from social media.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Aug. 14

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

Silicon Beach Launch List: Aug. 14

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

Honest Co. Raises $100 Million at Reported $1.7 Billion Valuation

Honest Co., a Santa Monica online retailer of eco-friendly and non-toxic household products, has raised a $100 million round that reportedly values the company at $1.7 billion.

Tinder’s Chief Executive Resigns, Founder Sean Rad Back

Chris Payne, chief executive of West Hollywood dating app Tinder, has resigned. He will be replaced by company co-founder and former Chief Executive Sean Rad, who will reassume leadership of the company less than a year after he was forced give up control.

Classmates.com Sold for $30 Million

United Online Inc. sold off its social media business Classmates.com to Intelius Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $30 million.

Antitrust Probe Against TrueCar Dealers ‘Closed’

Federal investigators have closed an antitrust probe into car dealers that refused to work with TrueCar, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

L.A. Tech Tweet of the Day: Tinder

In a series of 31 tweets today, Tinder lambasted a Vanity Fair article critical of the dating app’s role in “hookup culture.”

Google Validates XYZ’s Alternative Domain in One Swoop

Daniel Negari thought he hit the jackpot when HBO’s show “Silicon Valley” jokingly registered fictional company Hooli.xyz from his Santa Monica domain registry business XYZ. Then Google called.

L.A. Tech Event Calendar Aug. 10 – 23

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

Publishers, Ad Tech Companies Struggle with Blocking Software

Advertising fraud, falling digital ad rates and Google’s shifting algorithms. What’s another headache to online publishers? Ad-blocking software.

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Car Shopping Site Holds Camp to Rev Up Workers

INTERNET: Edmunds.com joins trend of firms using social events to stir staff.

Car shopping site Edmunds.com runs in-office camp to light fire under worker engagement and morale.

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TECHNOLOGY: Service Technologies takes on companies’ complaint process to speed resolution, refunds for customers.

Service Technologies says its software helps crack the code of companies’ complaint processes.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Aug. 7

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

Silicon Beach Launch List: Aug. 7

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