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Oops: Ouya’s Sale to Razer Accidentally Confirmed

Rumors of Santa Monica video game console Ouya’s imminent sale were confirmed today when MESA Global, the investment bank handling the deal, accidentally posted acknowledgement of the transaction on its website.

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SpaceX to Build Hyperloop Test Track in Hawthorne

Not busy enough building rockets, aerospace company SpaceX has launched a hyperloop design competition and said it would build a 1-mile test track next to its Hawthorne headquarters next year.

L.A. Seeks Line On Free Wi-Fi

GOVERNMENT: Council woos ISPs to hook up citywide access.

Los Angeles looks to link with ISPs to provide free citywide broadband access including Wi-Fi.

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: June 12

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

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L.A. Launch List: June 12

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

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L.A.’s Newest Onramp: Easing Path to Broadband

In a move aimed at offering free Internet access to hundreds of thousands of Angelenos, the City Council yesterday proposed a plan to rent out city infrastructure to Internet service providers that agree to wire the city with high-speed broadband and a level of free Internet.

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Ticketmaster Looks to Dominate All Things Ticketing

Already king of venue ticket sales, Ticketmaster announced late Tuesday it was buying music festival ticketing service Front Gate Tickets of Austin and Toronto do-it-yourself ticketing website Universe. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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New Class at Starting Line of Edmunds’ Tech Accelerator

Not wanting to be stuck in the slow lane of Internet publishing, car shopping information website Edmunds.com announced its second class of Fastlane accelerator companies Tuesday.

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Tinder Employee Shakeups Continue

Now that West Hollywood dating app company Tinder has rebuilt its executive roster, the firm is shaking up its rank and file: The company confirmed Tuesday that it has laid off several employees.

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Landmark to Launch Virtual Reality Theme Parks in China

The Landmark Entertainment Group of Pasadena, a company known for creating 3-D rides in amusement parks such as Universal Studios Hollywood, is creating a whole new type of attraction: virtual theme parks.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar 6/8 - 6/21

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

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TaskUs Raises Capital to Expand Outsourcing for Startups

TaskUs, a Santa Monica company that has grown exponentially by providing outsourced customer support to venture-backed startups, has taken a $15 million investment from Filipino private equity firm Navegar.

STUDY: High Housing Costs Hold Down High Tech

ECONOMY: Anderson Forecast also says sector hurt by education issues.

Despite the tech sector’s buzz, report says expensive housing and educational issues are curbing growth.

L.A. Launch List: June 5

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

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: June 5

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