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L.A. CIOs Want IT Hires

A report said 86 percent of L.A. CIOs said they plan to hire to expand existing staffs or fill vacant positions in the coming year.

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Snapchat's Letting You Create Geofilters

Snapchat has no plans of slowing down for the holiday season.

Wallaby Financial Acquired by Bankrate

Wallaby Financial, a Pasadena company that helps consumers maximize their credit card rewards, has been acquired by financial publisher Bankrate Inc. of North Palm Beach, Fla.

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Yahoo’s Search For Office Ends

REAL ESTATE: Internet giant clicks with space in Playa Vista.

Yahoo appears to be the latest Internet giant to connect with Playa Vista as a home for local offices.

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Site Raises Curtain on Show Biz

Sophia Loren’s son looks to foster careers in entertainment.

TakeHollywood looks to play a lead role in guiding show-biz hopefuls to careers.

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Technology Firms Connect With Asian Investors

INVESTMENT: Music app among those tapping dollars via personal relationships.

Overseas Asian investors make waves in L.A.’s tech scene.

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L.A. Launch List: Nov. 26

On this week's Launch List: coding for children, social shopping and KDAY's new heyday.

Boingo Inks $50 Million Credit Agreement

Westwood Internet service provider Boingo has finalized a $50 million credit agreement with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Silicon Valley Bank.

KDAY Has a New Digital Groove

The "back-in-the-day" hip-hop radio station steps out of the digital Dark Ages.

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StyleHaul’s Stephanie Horbaczewski Talks Acquisition, E-Commerce and Garcetti

StyleHaul’s fast-talking chief executive chatted with the Business Journal about her investor-turned-buyer, whether a StyleHaul lipstick might be in store and a special phone call she received from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Brands Weigh ‘Influence’ Decision

Internet: Marketers tout social media stars’ power; doubts abound.

Internet: Marketing firms compete to put brands under the influence of social media stars. But is paying these “influencers” worth it?

‘Shark Tank’ Pitch a Wash

Alhambra “Dadpreneur” Ray Phillips was merely looking for a way to make baths more fun for children.

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USC Releases Campus Safety App

The app includes features such as push calls to DPS or 911, anonymous reporting of crimes and a “safewalk” function that lets students track their friends as they head home.

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L.A. Launch List: Nov. 21

On this week's Launch List: A monster messaging app goes for mobile payments. Triple AAA is challenged. A startup studio steps up.

VentureLab Launches Startup Studio

VentureLab Growth Partners looks like another incubator, but the startup studio promises to offer a more hands-on approach than traditional programs.