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SPECIAL REPORT: Tech Industry Charges Up Office Market

The L.A. office market saw a solid third quarter, with the vacancy rate narrowing to 14.8 percent from 16.2 percent in the same period last year, according to data from Jones Lang LaSalle.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 13: Hyperloop One Raises $50 Million

Hyperloop One raises $50 million, Soylent tells customers to throw away vomit-inducing bars, Atari’s Nolan Bushnell launches virtual reality company, and more.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 12: SolarReserve to Build $5B Thermal Solar Project in Nevada

SolarReserve to build $5 billion thermal solar project in Nevada, Snapchat picks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs for IPO, Pluto TV Raises $30 million, and more.

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SolarReserve to Build $5B Thermal Solar Project in Nevada

SolarReserve announced on Tuesday that it would build ten solar thermal plants on a Nye County site about 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas for $5 billion.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 11: Snapchat Courting Hollywood Producers

Snapchat courting Hollywood producers, SpaceX expects to launch again by the end of the year, and FameBit acquired by Google.

Famebit Acquired by Google

Multichannel media network Famebit has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed amount.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 10: Upfront Launches $40 Million Ancillary Fund

Upfront launches $40 Million ancillary fund, Disney builds one-legged robot, and La Kretz innovation campus opens.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 7: Techstars Launches Music Accelerator

Techstars launches music accelerator, Rinse buys Washio’s assets, and Snapchat hires New York Post president for content team.

Rand Corp. Locks Down $495M Deal on Homeland Security

Rand Corp. landed one of the biggest government contracts in its nearly 70-year history last week, a five-year deal worth as much as $495 million to set up a policy analysis center for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Think Tank Rand Corp. Locks Down $495 Million Deal on Homeland Security

Deals of the Week: A look at the companies that signed on the dotted line last week

Rand Corp. landed one of the biggest government contracts in its nearly 70-year history last week, a five-year deal worth as much as $495 million to set up a policy analysis center for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Silicon Beach Reporter Oct. 6: Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO

Snapchat reportedly preparing for $25 billion initial public offering, Reaction Commerce raises $2.7 million, Rubicon Project hires Google executive as chief product officer, and more.

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Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO

Snap Inc. is reportedly preparing for a $25 billion initial public offering of its stock this March.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 5: Boeing Vows to Beat SpaceX to Mars

DogVacay expects profitability next year, Boeing vows to beat SpaceX to Mars, and Honest Co. allegedly makes it difficult to cancel subscriptions.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 4: Fisker Relaunches His Electric Car Brand

Fisker relaunches his electric car brand, Disney rumored to be looking at Netflix acquisition, MTV to make shows for Snapchat, and more.

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Fisker Relaunches His Electric Car Brand

Famed car designer Henrik Fisker has launched a new electric car company named Fisker Inc. in Los Angeles.