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Crowdfunder Realty Mogul Raises $35 Million

Realty Mogul, a commercial real estate crowdfunding website, has just announced a $35 million Series B investment. The round was led by Sorenson Capital with participation from Canaan Partners.

Newegg Rolls Out Consumer Financing

Citing demand from consumers, online electronics retailer Newegg has launched a new financing program.

Jacobs Engineering Group Names New Chief

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has named Steven Demetriou, former chief executive of aluminum producer Aleris Corp., as its new chief executive and president, the company announced Monday.

Nasty Gal Founder Turns to YouTube

Nasty Gal founder and Executive Chairman Sophia Amoruso announced on Twitter that she is taking her #Girlboss brand to YouTube.

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: July 10

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

Disney Launches Its Second Annual Startup Accelerator Class

Walt Disney Co. of Burbank has selected 10 companies for its second annual tech accelerator program.

L.A. Launch List: July 10

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

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Nation’s Largest Car Dealer Cuts Ties with TrueCar

AutoNation, the country’s largest car dealer, said it will sever its contract with car pricing website TrueCar at the end of July because of a dispute over data collection.

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Zealot Enters Content Market With Latest Purchase

Zealot wants to go viral.

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Collective Digital Studio Merges with ProSieben Subsidiary

YouTube multi-channel network Collective Digital Studio is going multi-national.

Clip-Sharing App Whips Up $40 Million

One Santa Monica app maker is trying to make it a whole lot easier for TV, music and sports fans to legally share their favorite clips and highlights with friends online.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar 7/6 - 7/19

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

Realty Mogul Beefs Up Executive Ranks

Commercial real estate crowdfunding platform Realty Mogul of West Los Angeles has brought on two executives who helped launch Colony Mortgage Capital, a unit of Santa Monica’s Colony Capital.

Kin Community Bets on Branded Content

Kin Community, an online women’s lifestyle network headquartered in Santa Monica, has launched a new branded content division called Kin Studios, which boosts the company’s ability to craft online video campaigns for advertisers.

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Expanding MD Insider Makes Silicon Beach House Call

Finding that Santa Monica’s culture and concentration of talent outweighed the lure of less expensive space in other Silicon Beach communities, rapidly growing MD Insider has signed a lease for 10,000 square feet on Main Street.