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J2 Global Extends Carbonite Offer, Again

J2 Global just won’t quit.

Net Neutrality Wins; What L.A. Tech Has to Say

L.A. tech leaders who spoke to the Business Journal on Thursday offered nearly unanimous support of the FCC’s vote, although some with reservations. What follows is a sampling of their reaction.

Twenty20 Launches Photo Catalog With $8 Million

Twenty20, a crowdsourced commercial image catalog, has launched out of beta with $8 million in Series A funding.

Garcetti Calls for Net Neutrality

Eric Garcetti has thrown one more jab in the country’s net neutrality fight.

Machinima and Vimeo Join Forces

Machinima, a West Hollywood online gamer network, has partnered with Vimeo to produce exclusive content for the New York firm’s video-on-demand platform.

Lions Gate Invests in Telltale Games

Lions Gate has invested in San Rafael developer and publisher Telltale Games to further the Santa Monica studio’s brand expansion into gaming.

Machinima Lays Off 13 Employees

Online gamer network Machinima has laid off 13 full-time employees, about 10 percent of its staff, in an effort to “focus its resources on high-growth opportunities.”

SAT Tutoring Business Tests Lower-Price Product

EDUCATION: Arbor Bridge offers pared-down, more affordable progam.

A Santa Monica test-prep company has launched a product aimed at making it easier and cheaper for high school students to get one-on-one SAT tutoring.

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L.A. Launch List: Feb. 20

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches.

Daqri Buys Smart Headband Maker Melon

Daqri, an enterprise augmented reality company in downtown Los Angeles, has acquired Melon, a Venice wearable tech company, for an undisclosed sum.

J2 Global Buys Two More Companies

Internet services provider J2 Global continued its buying spree, acquiring two more companies this week to bring its February haul to three companies.

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.