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More than 1 million Tinder users pay for the app’s premium features each month – up from an average of 332,000 in the first nine months of last year, parent company Match Group announced Tuesday.
Santa Monica’s SolarReserve has signed a memorandum of understanding with Shenhua Group Corp. of Beijing to build solar thermal plants in China that generate up 1,000 megawatts of power. The deal is reportedly worth $2.31 billion.
Online food delivery company LAbite is set to be acquired by GrubHub Inc. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Smartwatch manufacturer i.am+, founded and backed by hip-hop musician will.i.am, has acquired Israeli machine learning company Sensiya. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Snapchat has begun testing e-commerce ads as part of its effort to diversify revenue streams.
INTERNET: Fandango grows stake in moviegoing process.
Online ticket vendor Fandango has picked up businesses to recast itself in a bigger role in the moviegoing experience.
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Snapchat users are watching 10 billion videos a day within the app, rising from 8 billion a day in February, the company has reportedly told its investors.
TheAmplify, a network of social media celebrities selling endorsements, has sold a majority stake to branding company You & Mr Jones of New York. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Comcast’s potential $3.8 billion acquisition of Glendale’s DreamWorks Animation could also have a big impact on the world of online media.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. announced on Twitter that it is planning to send a spaceship to Mars by 2018.
Amazon.com Inc. is said to be meeting with companies that produce virtual reality content.
Snapchat is wading into the legal battle over whether “ballot selfies” – photos of ballots cast on election days – are a constitutionally protected form of free speech.