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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.

Tech Exec Switches Gears

For Will Carter there is nothing much like the mind-clearing effect of a good bike ride.

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Ex-Hangar Lands Tech Giant

Google sees big office space opportunity in former residence of Spruce Goose

Google advances plans to relaunch the former Spruce Goose hangar as a massive office space.

Online Video Producer’s Focus to Spotlight Parent

ENTERTAINMENT: Maker Studios’ content to support Disney brands, marketing.

YouTube video channel manager Maker Studios reframes strategy as part of Disney.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 4: Disney Launches Kid-Safe Messaging App

Disney launches kid-safe messaging app, advertisers warming up to Snapchat, and Gwyneth Paltrow and Will.i.am join Apple's TV Show.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 3: Machinima Coming to Amazon Prime

Sensay raises $4.5 million, Time Warner purchases 10 percent of Hulu, Machinima coming to Amazon Prime, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 2: Instagram Copies Snapchat Stories

Instagram copies Snapchat Stories, RealD signs deal with China’s Wanda Cinema Line, Funny or Die cuts impact nearly a third of staff, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 1: Petnet’s System Goes Down, Angers Customers

Petnet’s system goes down and angers customers, Technicolor to Launch virtual and augmented reality center, Virgin Galactic Gets Flight Testing License, and more.

Petnet’s System Goes Down, Angers Customers

Petnet said its third-party servers suffered an outage on Wednesday evening, temporarily disabling about 10 percent of its internet-connected pet feeders.

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Animation House Drawn to Project

Foray into hybrid live-action series, a first for firm, makes its debut at Comic-Con.

Hollywood animation studio Titmouse is generating buzz for its forthcoming Fox sitcom “Son of Zorn.”

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A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

TECHNOLOGY: Rise of virtual reality industry has conference growing quickly.

Virtual reality innovators, industry leaders, and consumers are about to gather in actual reality for the VRLA Summer Expo.

Silicon Beach Report July 27: Edmunds.com Opens Massive New Headquarters

Edmunds.com opens massive new headquarters, Hyperloop opens manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Influential raises $5 million, and more.

Hyperloop One Builds World's First Hyperloop Manufacturing Plant

Los Angeles-based next generation transportation company Hyperloop One announced that it opened the world’s first Hyperloop manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas today.

Silicon Beach Report July 26: Neil Clark Warren Steps Down as eHarmony’s CEO

Neil Clark Warren steps down as eHarmony’s chief executive, SteelHouse Countersues rival, Scopely raises $55 million, and more.