Los Angeles Business Journal


Recent and archived news stories on: Alternative Energy, Automotive, Computing, Engineering, Internet, Nanotech, Software, Telecom, Wireless...

CES Los Angeles Tech Launch List: Jan. 8

A roundup of L.A. tech product launches at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show this week.

Chernin Group Invests in Raunchy Barstool Sports

Peter Chernin’s tech investment firm Chernin Group of Santa Monica has taken a 51 percent stake in raunchy men’s website Barstool Sports.

Bitcoin Development Platform Gem Raises $7.1 Million

Bitcoin development platform Gem of Venice has raised a $7.1 million Series A round.

Snapchat to Shutter Lens Store

Snapchat of Venice announced Wednesday that it is shutting down its lens store on Friday to focus its efforts on advertising.

Snapchat Enhancing Advertising Platform

Snapchat is building a platform with a plug-in tool for brands and agencies to automate advertising purchases on its app, according to a source for Digiday.

Faraday Future Accidentally Releases Car Design

Electric car designs for secretive automotive startup Faraday Future of Gardena were published today on the company’s app, according to website Engadget.

StartEngine Raises $5.5 Million

Equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine of Santa Monica has raised $5.5 million from two investors, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

L.A. Tech Events Calendar: Jan. 4 - Jan. 17

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

Activision Buys Major League Gaming Assets

Activision Blizzard Inc. of Santa Monica has purchased most of the assets of e-sports league Major League Gaming for $46 million, according to shareholder documents obtained by blog eSports Observer.

L.A. Tech Execs Make 2016 Predictions

We spoke with several L.A. tech executives and investors about tech industry issues to watch in 2016.

SpaceX Moves Ahead of Competition After Rocket Landing

In what could be a cost-saving paradigm shift for the aerospace industry, Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. of Hawthorne landed its Falcon 9 rocket vertically on earth Monday night after sending about a dozen satellites into space.

SpaceX Attempts Earth Landing of Rocket

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. of Hawthorne is scheduled to launch an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket this evening, marking the company’s first launch attempt since June, during which the rocket exploded.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: Dec. 18

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

Silicon Beach Launch List: Dec. 18

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

Realty Mogul Investors Earn $20 Million

Realty Mogul said its investors have earned more than $20 million in principal and interest from crowdfunded equity and debt real estate investments facilitated on its platform.