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Justin Timberlake Becomes Co-Owner of AfterMaster Audio Labs

Justin Timberlake can now add audio tech owner to his resume.

Carbonics Secures $5.5 Million

Carbonics, whose technology improves battery life and makes devices more efficient, has launched after raising $5.5 million in funding.

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Honk Takes New Turn at Roadside Assistance

Triple AAA has long been the ubiquitous go-to call for stranded drivers. But the auto insurance company’s customer is much older these days, and that’s why Honk is squarely aimed at its business.

JusTagMe Launches Charity Challenge App

JusTagMe hopes to ride the feel-good wave set by this past summer’s ALS ice bucket challenge.

Snapchat Launches Mobile Payments Service

Snapchat, in partnership with financial services startup Square Inc., has unveiled a peer-to-peer mobile payments product called Snapcash.

Rubicon Project Buys Two Ad Tech Firms

Automated advertising provider Rubicon Project has announced it will acquire two ad tech firms for a total of less than $30 million in mostly stock deals.

Seriously Raises Another $5 Million

Seriously, the mobile game studio by former Rovio execs, has secured an additional $5 million from existing investors Upfront Ventures, Sunstone Capital and Daher Capital.

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Grocer Hoping for Long Shelf Life on Internet

ONLINE: Thrive plans to deliver with natural foods sold at wholesale prices.

Thrive Market hopes its Amazon-style delivery clicks with shoppers.

Show-Biz Veteran Sees Role for Hollywood in VC

INVESTMENT: Tony Potts plans to tap connections to fund early stage firms.

The lines between Silicon Beach’s vibrant tech scene and the entertainment industry have been blurring for some time, and they’re about to get even fuzzier.

NBCUniversal Wants Storytelling Tech

NBCUniversal’s Media Labs, another entry in the studio accelerator arena, is looking for “new forms of storytelling driven by technology.”

Big Frame Adds Talent

Big Frame, a YouTube talent management company, has added 11 content creators to its clientele.

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L.A. Launch List: Nov. 14

The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches. On this week's Launch List: Curbstand, FreedomPop, Beats by Dr. Dre and more.

Mandalay Digital Buys Appia

Mandalay Digital Group, a Hollywood mobile software products company, is buying mobile user acquisition network Appia.

Scopely Locks Down $35 Million

Scopely, a mobile game and entertainment company, has raised $35 million in a Series A round led by Evolution Media Partners and Highland Capital Partners.

Snapchat Filters Out Third-Party Apps

The ephemeral messaging app is taking a permanent stand against third-party apps.