Los Angeles Business Journal


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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.

Two Bit Raises $6.5 Million for More Tech-Infused Carnivals

Educational carnival producer Two Bit Circus has raised a $6.5 million to create more pyrotechnics, robots and laser shows for kids.

XYZ Inc. Defeats Rival Verisign’s Court Challenge

Upstart Internet domain registry XYZ Inc. has defeated a false advertising lawsuit brought by domain registry giant Verisign Inc.

PeerStreet Launches, Announces $6.1 Million Seed Round

Real estate loan marketplace PeerStreet has launched and announced it has raised a $6.1 million seed fund.

Tweet of the Day: Peter Marx

City of L.A. Chief Technology Officer Peter Marx thinks Silicon Beach might have outgrown its name.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar: Oct. 28 – Nov. 6

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

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Oct. 23

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

Silicon Beach Launch List: Oct. 23

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

Activision Blizzard Launches an E-sports Division

Activision Blizzard is pushing deeper into the world of e-sports.

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Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso Might Launch GirlBoss Media Company

Nasty Gal’s former Chief Executive Sophia Amoruso is laying the ground work for a GirlBoss-branded media company.

YouTube Partners With L.A. Media Companies on Subscription Service

YouTube’s much anticipated ad-free paid subscription service “YouTube Red” has launched.

Viacom Pours $10 Million into DigiTour

Viacom has led a reported $10 million investment round in Culver City’s DigiTour Media, a company that runs events and concerts featuring Internet personalities.

Tweet of the Day: Nasty Gal Founder Sophia Amoruso

Author of the best-selling book “#GirlBoss” and founder of online fashion retailer Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso muses about starting a media company.

Hello Giggles Sells to Time Inc.

Millennial women’s lifestyle website Hello Giggles has sold to Time Inc. for an undisclosed amount.