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Attn: Gets $18.5M For News Site
West Hollywood-based Attn:, a company which publishes an online news site focused on social topics like economic mobility, civil rights, education, criminal justice, and the environment, has raised $18.5M in a funding round, the company disclosed on Friday. According to the LABJ, the funding came from Evolution Media Partners, Marc Rowan, RTS Ventures, Paul Wachter, Main Street Advisors, Seacrest Global Group, Cash Warren and Ross Levinsohn. The company was founded by Jarrett Moreno and Matthew (More info...)

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Amazon Studios Acquires Woody Allen's Latest Film
Amazon Studios, the content production arm of which is based in the Los Angeles area, said Thursday that it has acquired the latest film from director Woody Allen. The as-yet-unnamed romantic comedy is expected to debut this summer in theatrical release. Details on the deal were not announced, however, Amazon said that the film will have a traditional, nationwide theatrical release, but then only be available to Amazon Prime subscribers through Prime Video. Amazon has already been cha (More info...)

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eFFECTOR Therapeutics Boosts Series B To $56M
San Diego-based eFFECTOR Therapeutics, which is developing gene translation technology to help in the treatment of cancer, has boosted its Series B funding to $56M, the company said Friday. The company--which raised $40M in the round back in December--said the new funding came from Sectoral Asset Management. Maha Katabi, Ph.D., CFA at Sectoral has joined the company's board as part of the funding. The company said the funding will go towards clinical development of its lead product. The company' (More info...)

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Virgin Galactic Sets Return To Space
Mojave-based Virgin Galactic, the commercial spaceflight company backed by Sir Richard Branson, is set to unveil its new SpaceShipTwo aircraft today, as part of a relaunch of the company towards space. The company--which had a major setback in 2014, when its spacecraft broke apart in testing, killing a pilot of the craft--is announcing the move today in Mojave. Virgin Galactic has been focusing in on testing and other procedures since the, to prevent similar issues for occurring on its new space (More info...)

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TrueCar Names Dealer Service, Sales Lead
Santa Monica-based online auto pricing and sales site TrueCar said it is l‌ooking to improve services to dealers and strengthen relationships with its dealers, through the appointment of a new executive. TrueCar said it has named Brian Skutta as its new Executive Vice President of Dealer Sales and Service. Skutta was most recently at Irvine's AutoAlert, where he had been CEO since 2014; he also has served at and VINSolutions. The role is bound to be an interesting one for Sk (More info...)

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Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business

Los Angeles—as the center of the entertainment industry—has begun to adopt a new role as the center of online video in recent years—and has also with the e-commerce industry and expertise here from the technology industry. One of the companies at that intersection of video and e-commerce is IPSY (, a subscription beauty products company which uses video as a core piece of its monthly beauty products business. The company operates the Ipsy Open Studios based in Los Angeles, which s (More info...)

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TeleSign Partners With Orange
Los Angeles-based Telesign, which provides mobile identification and fraud prevention tools, has signed an agreement with telecom giant Orange, to provide mobile identity and fraud prevention services. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Telesign said its technology and service will be used to increase security around online account creation and ongoing account access. TeleSign, which is led by Steve Jillings, offers up phone- and SMS-based, two-factor authentication of users, used (More info...)

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Newegg Sponsors Wizard World
Los Angeles-based online electronics retailer Newegg has reached a deal to sponsor the Wizard World comic con and gaming events for the next year, the company said this week, as part of its marketing efforts. Newegg said it will sponsor a total of 17 events in major cities aross the United States as part of the deal. The first event starts today in Portland, Oregon. Financial details of the sponsorship deal was not announced. Newegg said the move will put it at the "intersection of technology an (More info...)

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Qualcomm, Lenovo In 3G/4G Patent Deal
San Diego-based Qualcomm and Chinese electronics developer Lenovo said Thursday that the two are in a 3G and 4G patent license agreement in China. The license will allow Lenovo to develop, manufacture, and sell 3G (WCDMA and CDMA2000) and 4G (LTE-TDD, TD-SCDMA and GSM) devices in the country. Financial details of the agreement were not announced.

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Physitrack Names US Operations Chief, Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica
Physitrack, a developer of iOS and web apps for the musculoskeletal, neurological, paediatric and military rehabilitation areas, says it has set up its U.S. operations in Santa Monica, and named Michael Sloniewsky as General Manager of the US and Canada. Physitrack's apps are aimed at allowing therapists to build and track video-based rehabilitation, replacing the often confusing paper handouts used by physical therapists to describe exercises to patients. Slonieswky was previously at RMG and US (More info...)

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Truven Health Analytics Acquired For $2.6 Billion
Truven Health Analtyics, a cloud-based healthcare data provider which has an office in Santa Barbara, has been acquired by IBM Watson Health for $2.6 billion. Truven has its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. IBM said that the acquisition will bring more than 8,500 clients to its portfolio. Truven was backed by Veritas Capital.

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Resonant Names New Board Member
Goleta-based radio frequency filter developer Resonant Inc. said late Thursday that it has appointed Michael Fox, CEO of Park City Capital, to its board of directors. Park City Capital is a major shareholder in the publicly held company. Resonant says the addition brings its total board members to seven. Fox founded Park City Capital in 2008, and prior to that served at J.P. Morgan Securities. He also is on the board of AdCare Health Systems. Resonant is a developer of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW (More info...)

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C-Suite Quarterly (CSQ) Winter Celebration - February 25th
On February 25, 2016, C-Suite Quarterly (CSQ) Magazine will celebrate and honor the visionaries in Innovation & Technology featured in CSQ's Winter 2016 edition. These leaders of LA Tech are giving of their time, investment, and ideas around how we can make Los Angeles—and the world—a better place.

The evening's primary honoree will be entrepreneur, disruptor, innovator, and the latest CSQ cover feature, Rob Lloyd, along with other leadership from the region including Chuck Davis, Jason Nazar, Dana Settle, Joachim Splichal, the region’s disruptors, CSQ’s NextGen 10.4, and more.

This special evening will encourage guests and partnering sponsors to meet, mingle, and engage with LA’s business elite and thought leaders seen in CSQ Magazine. In an intimate forum, guests will enjoy the sights and a tour at Hyperloop Technologies Inc. HQ.

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