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Dollar Shave Club’s Membership Hits 1 Million

No irritating stubble or bumps on Dollar Shave Club’s path of success.

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Satellites to Play Big Role for Studios

FILM: Digital coalition beaming over cost savings for distribution.

Local coalition projects satellite distribution as the cost-saving future for movie houses.

‘Star’ on Rise In Moisture Farming

Skywell plays up ties to sci-fi in promoting water condensers.

Skywell taps “Star Wars” references as it hopes to become a force in moisture farming.

Rightscorp Raises $2.7 Million

Rightscorp, which helps owners of copyrighted intellectual properties get paid, has sold $2.7 million worth of common stock in an effort to bring the Santa Monica company into the black.

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L.A. Launch List: Sept. 26

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches.

BeautyCon Wants to be Vice Media for Girls

The Hollywood startup is in the hands of Chief Executive Moj Mahdara. And Mahdara, whose marketing firm Made with Elastic bought the conference last year, has big plans for this new media company.

Buddytruk on Pace to Triple Monthly Transactions

It’s a familiar story: an on-demand car-service app that hooks up drivers with riders at a discounted price. But Buddytruk of Santa Monica doesn’t move people. It moves their things.

Dollar Shave Club Raises $50 Million

Dollar Shave Club, the razor club that mails blades to subscribers, has raised $50 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to date to $73 million.

Science Inc. Shares Mobile Plan After Acquiring PlayHaven

Science Inc.’s acquisition of mobile ad network PlayHaven is yet another sign of its recent push to develop engaging mobile content.

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Snapchat Accused of Misusing Model Photos

Snapchat probably wishes its legal battles could vanish like its photo messages.

Zefr Acquires Ad Tech Firm Engodo

Video monetization platform Zefr has acquired Engodo, a Utah ad tech firm, to help match brands with social media influencers.

Maker Studios Says MiTú to Spanish-Language Market

Multichannel networks MiTú and Maker Studios are teaming up to offer a “total market solution” for brands to better understand how to target the U.S. Hispanic market.

UCLA to Announce Tech Transfer Company

UCLA is set to announce a not-for-profit company to guide startups spawned from university-sponsored research to help commercialize their tech for the marketplace.

StackSocial Rebrands as StackCommerce

StackSocial is easing off of its e-commerce site to double down on its native commerce publishing platform.

Fullscreen Sells Majority Stake to AT&T/Chernin Group

Otter Media’s deal for a controlling stake in Culver City MCN Fullscreen could set the stage for a showdown with competitor Walt Disney Co.-owned Maker Studios.