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Silicon Beach Reporter Oct. 6: Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO

Snapchat reportedly preparing for $25 billion initial public offering, Reaction Commerce raises $2.7 million, Rubicon Project hires Google executive as chief product officer, and more.

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Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO

Snap Inc. is reportedly preparing for a $25 billion initial public offering of its stock this March.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 5: Boeing Vows to Beat SpaceX to Mars

DogVacay expects profitability next year, Boeing vows to beat SpaceX to Mars, and Honest Co. allegedly makes it difficult to cancel subscriptions.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 4: Fisker Relaunches His Electric Car Brand

Fisker relaunches his electric car brand, Disney rumored to be looking at Netflix acquisition, MTV to make shows for Snapchat, and more.

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Fisker Relaunches His Electric Car Brand

Famed car designer Henrik Fisker has launched a new electric car company named Fisker Inc. in Los Angeles.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 3: Faraday Future Signs Battery Supply Agreement with LG Chem

Faraday Future signs supply agreement with LG Chem, SpaceX runs down all rocket explosion leads, including sabotage, and WhatsApp pushes Snapchat-like feature.

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SpaceX Runs Down All Rocket Explosion Leads, Sabotage Included

As part of an effort to run down every lead in its Falcon 9 rocket explosion investigation, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is reportedly looking into sabotage, possibly by its rival United Launch Alliance.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 30: Honest Co. to Drop Disputed Ingredient from Laundry Detergent

Honest Co. to drop disputed ingredient from laundry detergent, Event Farm acquires Attend, and native virtual reality ad startup Vertebrae raises $10 million.

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ArbiClaims pitches speedy online deliberation as alternative to state’s crowded courtrooms

ArbiClaims believes it has settled on a successful strategy in providing speedy online arbitration

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Power Companies Charge Into Storage Ventures

ENERGY: Tesla’s batteries drive SoCal Edison’s plan for Mira Loma facility.

Tesla’s battery plant for SoCal Edison is part of a wider industry push to put more into storage.

Russian Firm’s Bid For Rocket Launcher Comes Under Fire

Deals of the Week: A look at the companies that signed on the dotted line last week

Russian private aviation holding company CJSC S7 Group’s purchase of Sea Launch, a rocket launch company that operates out of the Port of Long Beach, is making waves in the Southern California aerospace industry, with a legal challenge by the Boeing Co. and concerns about the Russian company’s involvement.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 29: Legendary Digital Launching Paid Streaming Service

Legendary Digital launching paid streaming service, Adam Carolla launches car maintenance management app, and Warner Bros. launches slots mobile game with Mario Lopez.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 28: SpaceX’s Musk: Less Than 5 Percent of Company Working on Mars Mission

SpaceX’s Musk says less than five percent of company working on Mars mission, Telesign joins ‘Lock Down Your Login’ initiative, Tinder starts testing ‘Boost’ feature, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 27: SpaceX’s Elon Musk Reveals Mars Mission Plans

SpaceX’s Elon Musk reveals Mars mission plans, Jukin Media adds marketing division, Peter Guber and investors buys e-sports team.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 26: Snapchat Changes Its Name, Unveils Sunglasses with Camera

Snapchat changes its name and unveils sunglasses with camera, Disney in talks to buy Twitter, SpaceX test fires Mars rocket and more.