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Demand Media, Jukin Buy Indie Content Creators

As part of an emerging merger and acquisitions trend in the online content space, both Demand Media and Jukin Media have each snapped up small independent content creators for undisclosed amounts.

Disney, Traditional Media Pour Money into Virtual Reality Firm Jaunt

Fictional lives have always been Hollywood’s stock in trade. Now it’s investing in another form of virtual reality.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar: Sept. 21 – Oct. 4

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

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Hyperloop firms take different funding paths

Elon Musk’s proposal for hyperloop travel has two local firms heading down different roads to funding.

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Super League Gaming scores partnerships with theaters to host video-game matches.

Super League Gaming partners with theaters to raise the curtain on its video-game competitions.

Social Media Startup TheAudience Sold to Dubai Conglomerate

In a whirlwind of a transaction, social media marketing agency theAudience has been sold to Al Ahli Holding Group of Dubai for an undisclosed amount.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Sept. 18

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

Silicon Beach Launch List: Sept. 18

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

The NFL Signs Deal with Snapchat

Eyeing the next Big Thing in media, the National Football League has signed a content partnership deal with Snapchat.

Snapchat Adds Extra Replays for 99 Cents. Will Anyone Pay?

Snapchat has launched a Replay feature that allows users to call back three disappeared messages for 99 cents.

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Meditation App Headspace Raises $34 Million from Celebrity Investors

Meditation guide app Headspace has raised a $34 million round from a star-studded cast of celebrities and investors.

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Venture Debt Financier Hercules Opens Santa Monica Office

In a sign of the maturation of L.A.’s tech industry, venture debt financier Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc. is opening an office in Santa Monica.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar: Sept. 15 - 27

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

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TrueCar President Leaves for Google’s Self-Driving Car Division

Just six weeks after TrueCar’s Chief Executive Scott Painter announced he would resign, the company’s president and principal operating officer, experienced auto industry executive John Krafcik, is departing to become chief executive of Google’s self-driving car division.

Monday Rundown: SpaceX Inks Launch Deals; Patrick Soon-Shiong Licenses Amgen Drug; Siemer Finds Aussie Partner

Billionaire Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, on Monday announced two new orders to launch communications satellites on its rockets.