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L.A. Tech Calendar: March 21 – April 3

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

Regal Cinemas’ L.A. Live Complex Gets Cutting-Edge Revamp

Anschutz Entertainment Group and Regal Cinemas have partnered with Belgian digital projector manufacturer Barco to transform the existing Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live into a cutting-edge technological facility.

American Apparel Partners With Postmates for One-Hour Delivery

American Apparel Inc. customers will now get the instant gratification of receiving their online orders within an hour.

Content Sites Falling Short

INTERNET: Demand Media aims to click in e-commerce.

Demand Media looks to move beyond providing online content to racking up e-commerce sales.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: March 18

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

Silicon Beach Launch List: March 18

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

Fingerprint Checks Get ‘Thumbs Up’ From LAX Officers

Support is growing for a proposal to force Uber, Lyft and limousine drivers to get fingerprint-based background checks before they can transport passengers to and from Los Angeles International Airport.

Fullscreen Buys Fan Engagement Platform StageBloc

Fullscreen Inc. of Playa Vista has acquired fan engagement software company StageBloc for an undisclosed amount.

Snapchat Hires Pandora’s Former CTO

Snapchat has hired Tom Conrad, former chief technology officer at music streamer Pandora as vice president of product.

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Eyeing IPO, Ring Raises $61 Million

Smart doorbell manufacturer Ring of Santa Monica has raised a $61.2 Million Series C round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Richard Branson.

Cosmetics E-retailer Beautycounter Raises $13 Million

Cosmetics and personal care e-commerce site Beautycounter of Santa Monica has raised a $13 million round from 33 undisclosed investors, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Citywide Injunction Upheld Against Marijuana Delivery App Nestdrop

California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal has upheld a city of Los Angeles injunction against medical marijuana delivery app Nestdrop of Hollywood.

L.A. Tech Calendar March 14 - 27

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

L.A. Accelerators Receive Top Rankings

Los Angeles accelerators Amplify.LA and MuckerLab, as well as Techstars of Boulder, Colo., which runs a local healthcare accelerator on behalf of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, have been ranked as top accelerators by an academic study.

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Retail Website Logs On to China

INTERNET: 55Haitao helps cut costs for bagging U.S. products.

55Haitao hopes to click with Chinese consumers looking to cut the costs of buying U.S. retail items.