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Idealab Founder Launches IdeaMarket

Bill Gross, founder and chairman of Pasadena tech incubator Idealab, announced Monday a new company dedicated to matching ideas with investors and entrepreneurs.

Helping Get Over Bridge Work

Port-commissioned app to help drivers with Desmond project.

Internet Long Beach port builds bridge to future with app to help navigate traffic during Gerald Desmond work.

New Massage Apps Hope to Rub Users Right Way

Technology: Pair of businesses help customers order in therapists.

It’s becoming a lot easier to get a professional massage in Los Angeles.

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On Move

Boingo Wireless Chief Executive David Hagan has real connection with racing vintage cars.

Interview: Boingo Wireless’ David Hagan likes to disconnect from running mobile networks by racing cars.

Nasty Gal Lays Off 10 Percent of Workforce

Nasty Gal, the online retailer of vintage women's clothing, has laid off up to 27 employees in the last week, according to reports. That number accounts for roughly 10 percent of its staff.

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L.A. Launch List: Sept. 5

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

Mobile Games Are a $21 Billion Market

Mobile games are expected to bring in $21 billion in 2014 revenue worldwide, according to free-to-play and digital game research firm Super Data. That would be up 19 percent from the $17.7 billion spent last year. And next year’s spending is expected to go up 20 percent.

Epson’s Smart Glasses Added to Salesforce Wear

Epson, the Long Beach producer of printers and projectors, is seeing a different kind of tech take off with its smart glasses.

Internet Brands Buys High Gear Media

Internet Brands, which operates consumer interest websites and offers software to small and medium-sized businesses, has acquired automotive site publisher High Gear Media.

Gracenote Acquires Baseline for $50 Million

Gracenote, a subsidiary of Tribune Media Co., has acquired entertainment metadata provider Baseline of Los Angeles for $50 million.

Ouya in Early Talks for Acquisition

Ouya, a gaming console developer, is in early acquisition talks with several Chinese and American companies, according to Re/code.

Vision Internet Secures Investment

Vision Internet, a government website developer headquartered in Santa Monica, has secured a growth capital investment from Caltius Equity Partners.

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Different Tune

Your Music gives crowdfunders slice of song profits

Your Music cues up a new model for crowdfunding artists offering a slice of profits for small investors.

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Internet Clicks With Low Rates

TAXES: Online business execs fear return of high levies in L.A.

Internet businesses say they rate getting to stay at a lower level of the gross receipts levy.

Different Tune

L.A. pop artist Georgia Jane can thank her grandfather for helping kick-start her professional music career – one that has turned out to be groundbreaking and, so far, unique.