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L.A. Tech Calendar: Jan. 18 – Jan. 31

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

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Electric fleet bears billboards to cover free rentals

Free vehicle rental service WaiveCar hopes to line up roof-borne ads to drive its business model.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Jan. 15

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

Silicon Beach Launch List: Jan. 15

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

Edison to Install 1,500 Charging Stations

Southern California Edison is planning on installing 1,500 electric car charging stations throughout Southern California.

J2 Global Bought 24 Companies Last Year

Cloud services company J2 Global Inc. of Hollywood gobbled up four more companies in the fourth quarter, bring the total number of companies it acquired last year to 24.

Office Managers Arrive on ‘Q’

Managed by Q, which employs cleaners, handymen, and assistants to help companies offload typical office-management duties, has expanded into Los Angeles in response to the city’s thriving technology scene.

Head in the SoundClouds, Feet on Universal Ground

Popular online music service/streaming site SoundCloud has reached a licensing deal with Universal Music Group, which will allow the record label giant collect revenue from the streaming site, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Latino Online Media Startup Mitu Raises $27 Million

Latino online media company Mitú Inc. of Santa Monica has raised a $27 million Series C round.

Healthcare Messaging Startup MPulse Raises $10 Million

Messaging system developer mPulse Mobile of Encino has raised a $10 million Series A Round.

Grindr Sells Majority Stake to Chinese Gaming Company

Gay men’s dating app Grindr of West Hollywood has sold a 60 percent stake to Chinese gaming company Kunlun Tech Co. for $93 million.

Tinder Adds Office in Delhi to Support Local Growth

Dating app Tinder of West Hollywood has opened an outpost in Delhi, India, its first international office, reports Quartz.

L.A. Tech Calendar: Jan. 11 – Jan. 24

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

White House Joins Snapchat

As part of its social media push prior to President Obama’s last State of the Union speech, the administration has joined Snapchat as the user “WhiteHouse.”

United Online Names CEO

United Online Inc. has named an e-commerce industry veteran as its interim chief executive starting Monday.