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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 31: Flipagram Is Shopping Itself Around to Potential Buyers

Flipagram Is Shopping Itself Around to Potential Buyers, Appetize signs deal to supply devices to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, CBS All Access Launches Ad-Free Option, and more.

Appetize Signs Deal to Supply Devices to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Point-of-sale system manufacturer Appetize of Santa Monica has signed a deal with venue management firm Legends to outfit the Los Angeles Rams’ temporary home, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with its devices.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 30: Washio Folds Operations Following Inability to Find Buyer

Washio folds operations following inability to find buyer, SpaceX to launch recycled rocket, Jessica Alba joins other celebrities on Apple’s new TV show, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 29: Sneaker App GOAT Raises $5 Million

Sneaker app GOAT raises $5 million, Engage: BDR Inc. to go on $100 million acquisition spree, Gatorade running in-app tennis game on Snapchat, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 26: Snapchat to Rollout Behavior Targeting for Advertisers

Snapchat to rollout behavior targeting for advertisers, Thrive Market making pitch to be affordable online Whole Foods, and SpaceX’s Dragon capsule splashes down in ocean.

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Cyberattacks Click With Criminals

INTERNET: Hospital’s payout may have spurred ransom hacks.

Ransomware attack on medical center may have nursed cybercriminals’ interest in such hacks.

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Kobe Bryant Now Aims to Score as Investor with $100 Million Fund

Kobe Bryant wants his second act to overshadow his first.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 25: Apple Making Snapchat Clone

Apple making Snapchat clone, Hyperloop Transportation’s novel approach, and RockYou buys Fanbread.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 24: Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-Degree Content

Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-degree content, Comedy Central grabs Snapchat star for TV show, and SpaceX to refurbishing rockets in Florida.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 23: STX Entertainment Acquires Virtual Reality Company Surreal

STX Entertainment acquires virtual reality company Surreal, Google Daydream to use Hulu VR content, Disney Movies Anywhere integrates with Verizon Fios, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 22: Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

Kobe Bryant launches $100 million venture capital fund, L.A. Dodger announces second accelerator class, and SpaceX puts first vertical rocket landed on display in Hawthorne.

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Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

Kobe Bryant has launched a $100 million venture capital fund.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 19: L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

L.A. tech wages rising fastest in the nation, Activision runs Snapchat zombie karaoke lens, and YP hires new CEO.

L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

Los Angeles County tech wages are growing faster than the earnings of tech employees in the nation’s other big cities, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report by downtown real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

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Big Payoffs No Longer Safe Bet for Casinos

GAMBLING: Setback in cards with rule shift.

Some card rooms think they are getting a raw deal with a new state stance on third-party banking.