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Silicon Beach Launch List: Nov. 6

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

RYOT Partners with Associated Press on Virtual Reality Reports

Venice media company RYOT has launched a partnership with the Associated Press to produce five short virtual reality documentaries.

MarketShare Sold for $450 Million

Marketing attribution company MarketShare of Westwood has been acquired by Neustar Inc. for $450 million.

Hyperloop Technologies Raises $26 Million in Convertible Notes

Vacuum tube transportation company Hyperloop Technologies Inc. has raised $26 million of its $80 million Series B round.

Howard Marks Leads Activist Investors Against United Online Board

Frustrated with United Online Inc.’s stagnant stock price, a group of activist investors led by former Activision chairman Howard Marks are campaigning to replace the company’s board of directors.

Activision Blizzard to Buy Candy Crush Maker King Digital

In a bid to expand into the mobile gaming industry, Activision Blizzard Inc. intends to acquire mobile game developer King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion.

XYZ Accused of Blocking Website Domains at Request of Chinese Government

Domain registry XYZ Inc. of Santa Monica has been accused of helping the Chinese government censor Internet domain names outside of China.

Tweet of the Day: Snapchat

Snapchat tried to clear up confusion about its new privacy policy, which to some appeared to give the company permission to save disappearing picture and text message.

New ‘Star Trek’ TV Show to Stream Exclusively on CBS All Access

CBS Corp. will launch a new original “Star Trek” television show on its paid subscription service CBS All Access in Jan. 2017.

L.A. Tech Calendar: Nov. 2 – Nov. 15

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

Digital Marketplaces Join Race for Campaign Ads

INTERNET: Executives see online sector taking bigger piece of political spending.

Digital ad marketplaces project growth as more political campaigns elect to spend online to reach voters.

Silicon Beach Launch List: Oct. 30

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

Tongal Partners with Facebook

Tongal, a crowdsourced content studio that connects independent filmmakers with brands, has become a Facebook Marketing Partner, the company announced on Thursday.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Oct. 30

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

App Maker Mobile Roadie Bought by Competitor Intellectsoft

App development shop Mobile Roadie, whose clients include Taylor Swift and the Dallas Mavericks, has been acquired by competitor Intellectsoft of Palo Alto for an undisclosed amount.