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L.A. Launch List: June 19

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

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: June 19

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

Video: Evan Spiegel Explains Snapchat

Four years after Snapchat’s launch, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel abruptly released a YouTube video Tuesday explaining how the app works and why people use it.

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Independent Virtual Reality Studios Benefit as Early Movers

As big players in the virtual reality industry try and suss out a path forward, local independent gaming studios and hobbyists are finding some early victories.

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FreedomPop Chooses Funding Over Exit

FreedomPop will wait a little longer before heading for the exit.

Evolve Buys Martini in Push for Luxury Content

Evolve Media has purchased Martini Media, a San Francisco advertising agency targeting the luxury market in a move to position itself as a one-stop shop for marketers.

ServiceTitan Raises Round to Expand Market

In a push to sell its home-service provider Web platform into new markets, L.A.’s ServiceTitan has raised an $18 million investment round led by Bessemer Venture Partners.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar 6/15 - 6/28

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

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Oops: Ouya’s Sale to Razer Accidentally Confirmed

Rumors of Santa Monica video game console Ouya’s imminent sale were confirmed today when MESA Global, the investment bank handling the deal, accidentally posted acknowledgement of the transaction on its website.

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SpaceX to Build Hyperloop Test Track in Hawthorne

Not busy enough building rockets, aerospace company SpaceX has launched a hyperloop design competition and said it would build a 1-mile test track next to its Hawthorne headquarters next year.

L.A. Seeks Line On Free Wi-Fi

GOVERNMENT: Council woos ISPs to hook up citywide access.

Los Angeles looks to link with ISPs to provide free citywide broadband access including Wi-Fi.

L.A. Tech Deal Flow: June 12

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

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L.A. Launch List: June 12

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

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L.A.’s Newest Onramp: Easing Path to Broadband

In a move aimed at offering free Internet access to hundreds of thousands of Angelenos, the City Council yesterday proposed a plan to rent out city infrastructure to Internet service providers that agree to wire the city with high-speed broadband and a level of free Internet.

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Ticketmaster Looks to Dominate All Things Ticketing

Already king of venue ticket sales, Ticketmaster announced late Tuesday it was buying music festival ticketing service Front Gate Tickets of Austin and Toronto do-it-yourself ticketing website Universe. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.