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Chilly Reception for Packers Fan

Donald Bizub is such an avid Green Bay Packers football fan that he purposefully seeks out advisory clients in cities where the Packers will be playing in a given season.

Judge Rejects Mercury Suit Against Insurance Commissioner

A Sacramento judge has ruled that California’s Insurance Commissioner has the legal authority to lower insurance industry premiums in an effort to stop certain advertising costs from being passed on to consumers through higher premiums.

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Battle Ready

PR exec looks to revive career after prison stint

Once-hard-charging Doug Dowie looks to get his career and life back on track after prison sentence for fraud.

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Smart-Home Business Sees Utility in Water, Power

TECHNOLOGY: Chet Pipkin talks Belkin International’s expanded offerings.

Belkin International’s Chet Pipkin discusses how he connects customers to smart homes

Tech Vet Changes Focus With Photos

Swagbucks.com co-founder Scott Dudelson exited the company in July after it received a $60 million investment.

City of L.A. Expands Piracy War to New Front

ENTERTAINMENT: Filing launches crackdown on use of computer memory cards.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has decided to take music and movie pirates to court.

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YouTube Stars At Play in Suit

INTERNET: Fullscreen alleges ex-exec tried to poach talent.

Fullscreen’s lawsuit against a former exec spotlights the growing value of YouTube stars.

Snapchat Closes Out Monster Funding Round

Venice ephemeral messaging app Snapchat closed out 2014 with a monster round of financing.

Accelerator Hits Brakes on Office Space Expense

INVESTMENT: Launchpad moves into spending more on programs, events.

Santa Monica tech accelerator Launchpad LA has officially ditched its office space at 1520 Second St. as part of its shift to a model emulating the country’s top accelerator, Mountain View’s Y Combinator.

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Disneyland Looks to Ride Instagram Popularity

INTERNET: Park charges MomentFeed with turning photos into boon for brand.

Disneyland visitors’ Instagram photos have given the park an e-ticket to an e-marketing opportunity.

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