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Ouya Releases Upgraded Console

Ouya’s gaming system is nearing its first birthday, and the console maker is celebrating by releasing a new product line with some upgrades.

L.A.'s NFL Hopes Turn To Inglewood

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. this month sold a vacant 60-acre parcel in Inglewood, renewing speculation that the site could become a National Football League stadium.

NBCUniversal Laying Off 164 Workers in Burbank

The move of “The Tonight Show” to New York City will result in the elimination of 164 positions at NBCUniversal's Burbank studio.

Lloyd Braun Takes Sole Ownership of BermanBraun

Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun, co-founders of Hollywood production BermanBraun, are breaking up.

L.A. Register Starts Social Media and Ad Campaign

Freedom Communications’ soon-to-launch Los Angeles Register is ramping up its social media presence.

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Entrepreneur Making News

Internet: Jason Calacanis looks to deliver in journalism.

Online entrepreneur Jason Calacanis’ latest move takes him into the bustling field of mobile news delivery.

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New Magazine Pages Film, TV

Entertainment: California agency looks to keep productions.

California Film Commission turns the spotlight on the state’s production advantages with a new magazine.

Dialed Into Group TV Viewing

Evite taps app to let users invite friends to real or virtual parties.

Evite hopes smartphone users answer call for TV clip-sharing parties.

New Awards Show Aims to Polish Image of GIFs

Internet: Crispin Porter’s event to salute range of categories – including cats.

GIFs, animated online video clips, have proliferated as a means to share moments from favorite TV shows, films and sporting events.

Soon-Shiong Joins Huffington Publication

Arianna Huffington has signed West L.A. billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as contributing editor in healthcare and technology to her new World Post online publication.

Cast & Crew Launches Production Loan Unit

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services has started a new division to provide government incentive-backed financing for film and television productions.

Nasdaq Warns Daily Journal Corp.

The Nasdaq Stock Market has warned Daily Journal Corp. that it is out of compliance with the exchange’s listing requirements because of the company’s delay in filing its year-end report with regulators.

Machinima, Microsoft Deal Makes it Pay to Play

If you’re among the ranks of Machinima’s YouTube channels and you say something nice about the Xbox One in a video, Microsoft is going to make it worth your while.

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It’s Up Stream At Beats Music

Entertainment: Startup service enters noisy marketplace.

You’ve seen the Beats headphones. Now the company that makes them wants into the music streaming business. Can it succeed in this already noisy segment?

Startup Gets Location-Based Deal With Google

Advertising: NearWoo will sell the Internet giant’s ad space to local businesses.

NearWoo launched its location-based mobile ad platform only four months ago, and it now has 4,000 clients. It may grow again as Google signed on.