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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 18: Amazon Producing Virtual Reality Content in Santa Monica

Amazon producing virtual and augmented reality content in Santa Monica, FreedomPop offers free WhatsApp data, and Atom Tickets expands nationally.

Snapchat Plans to Expand New York Office to 400 Employees

Snapchat has agreed to create 396 jobs in the state of New York in exchange for tax breaks totaling up to $5 million from Empire State Development.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 17: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Is Moving to Los Angeles

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is moving to Los Angeles, TeleSign Hires new chief executive, and Snapchat plans to expand New York office to 400 employees.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 16: ChowNow Integrated with Google Search

ChowNow integrated with Google search, Content Check acquires Honest Cooking, Intel to open L.A. virtual reality studio, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 15: Snapchat to Acquire Search Engine App Vurb for $100M

Snapchat to acquire search engine app Vurb for $100 million, three L.A. companies bidding for Gawker Media, FireFly Games Raise $10 million, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 12: LeEco Building Plant to Be Used By Faraday Future in China

LeEco building plant to be used by Faraday Future in China, Riot goes to court to stop League of Legend cheats, Arsenic raises $3 million seed round, and more.

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Sales System Looks to Line Up Concession Gigs

TECHNOLOGY: Devices by Appetize aim to speed up service at sports venues.

Appetize’s point-of-sale devices aim to help venues get a line on their concession stand needs.

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App Links Up Parents, Early Education Centers

CHILD CARE: Founder of Kangarootime hopes to boost focus on children.

App Kangarootime lets parents get a jump on connecting with teachers and preschools.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 11: Another Snapchat Filter Causes Uproar

Another Snapchat filter causes uproar, Samsung Electronics to buy Dacor for an estimated $150 million, Flipagram announces partnership with SoundHound, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 10: Soylent Launches Coffee Drink

Soylent launches coffee drink, XPrize launches artificial intelligence contest, and Edmunds.com launches new Facebook and Instagram ad product.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 9: Walt Disney to Acquire Stake in MLB Streaming Platform for $1B

Walt Disney to acquire stake in MLB streaming platform for $1 billion, SpaceX Ships rocket to Texas for preliminary testing, West Hollywood’s Opinit acquired by Canadian app developer, and more.

Walt Disney to Acquire Stake in MLB Streaming Platform for $1B

Walt Disney Co. will acquire a 33 percent stake in Major League Baseball’s video streaming company, BamTech, for $1 billion.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 8: Hulu Ends Free Viewing

Google buys Orbitera for reported $100 million, Hulu ends free viewing, shows based on 'The Voice,' 'SNL' coming to Snapchat, and more.

Hulu Ends Free Viewing

In a move to align itself with its paid-subscription rivals, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, television-streaming service Hulu of Santa Monica has ended its free-to-view streaming service.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 5: Facebook Launches Snapchat-Like Camera

Facebook launches Snapchat-like camera, Wave VR raises to $2.5 million, Disney Channel launches short-form movies online, and more.