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Clearlake Capital Acquires FrontRange Solutions

Santa Monica private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group has acquired IT service management FrontRange Solutions.

Mattel Partners With Google to Bring Back View-Master

Struggling El Segundo toymaker Mattel Inc. is partnering with Google Inc. to bring back a retro children’s gadget with a high-tech upgrade.

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L.A. Launch List: Feb. 13

On this week's list: a family history search, a dating app from VH1 matchmakers and VR.

Laurel & Wolf Secures $4.4 Million

Laurel & Wolf has raised $4.4 million in Series A funding to grow its team and expand its online interior design marketplace.

J2 Global Acquires Firstway Digital Limited

J2 Global has acquired Firstway Digital Limited, a Dublin distributor of digital fax services.

Machinima, Collective Digital Studio Fight ‘Copyright Troll’

Machinima and Collective Digital Studio have filed separate suits in federal court against online music library Freeplay, claiming the New York company engages in a “bait and switch” copyright scheme to extort money from multichannel networks and their talent.

Acquisition Costs Hurt Aecom Earnings

Downtown Los Angeles engineering and construction firm Aecom Technology Corp. on Tuesday reported a larger-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter of 2015.

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New Matter Raises $6.5 Million for 3D Printers

New Matter, an Idealab startup that has created a low-priced 3D printer, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding to bring its production online and staff up.

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CurbStand Acquires On-Demand Valet Competitor Curby

CurbStand, the app for on-demand valet parking services, has acquired competitor Curby to offer a new enterprise-facing solution for valet companies.

Cinedigm and TV4 Partner to Launch Online Channels

Film distributor Cinedigm and online video aggregator TV4 Entertainment have partnered to offer over-the-top niche channels that target preschool, kids and tween viewers.

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Gear Shift

Why TrueCar’s Scott Painter traded in 20% of his staff

TrueCar’s Scott Painter said a hefty staff shuffle has revved up the vehicle-shopping website.

Beer Maker Hops on Solar Energy Bandwagon

ALCOHOL: MillerCoors uncorks massive array at facility in Irwindale.

Beer maker MillerCoors looks to tap the sun with a massive solar panel array at its Irwindale plant.

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L.A. Launch List: Feb. 6

On this week's Launch List: a non-QM loan startup, a "Hispennial"-facing MCN and "Uber for dog walking."

Disney Sets Aside $198 Million for Maker Studios

Walt Disney Co. has earmarked $198 million in potential payouts to Maker Studios’ former shareholders, according to the Burbank media house’s 2014 earnings report.

Zealot Networks Acquires Converge Media

Zealot Networks has picked up another talent management firm, acquiring comedy-focused Converge Media Group for an undisclosed amount.