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Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (“Stradling”) is a premier business law
firm with over 125 attorneys and 10 offices in the western US. The offices are: Newport Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, San Diego, San Francisco - SOMA, San Francisco - Financial District, Sacramento, Reno, Denver, Seattle. The Firm’s corporate, litigation and public law practices are well known for their expertise and depth. Stradling's clients include emerging and high growth public and private companies as well as private equity funds, venture capital groups and their respective portfolio companies. Widely recognized for its expertise, responsiveness and outstanding client service, the Firm's size, structure, and culture allow it to provide the highest quality representation while maintaining the responsiveness and relationships commonly associated with smaller firms.

Stem Secures $4.5M
Los Aneles-based Stem, a developer of musicians and content creators to track their content revenues, has raised $4.5M in a funding round, the company disclosed on Tuesday. The funding was led by Upfront Ventures, and also included Mark Cuban, Vayner Capital, and Scooter Braun. Stem is led by Milana Rabkin, with co-founders Tim Luckow and Jovin Cronin-Wilesmith.

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Report: DreamWorks Animation, Comcast In Acquisition Talks
A report this morning from the WSJ says that Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation SKG and Comcast are in talks, where Comcast will pay more than $3 billion for DreamWorks. Comcast already owns Universal Pictures. The WSJ report cited "people familiar with the matter" in its report, which it says will put Comcast up against Walt Disney Co. in the family entertainment business.

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Amazon Studios Eyes VR Content
Amazon Studios, the content production arm of which is based here in Los Angeles, is reportedly working on creating virtual reality content, with a number of local and other VR companies. According to TheWrap, it has been working with virtual reality companies about developing its own, original VR content, siilar to the original content it has already been creating for Amazon Prime. Amazon Studios has scored some major, major wins with that content, for series like "Transparent", and (More info...)

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Airmule Launches Peer-To-Peer, International Courier Service
A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Airmule, said Tuesday that it has launched a new, international courier service, whcih lets travelers transport items for others when they travel on international flights. The startup--which is accessible via mobile phone, on either iOS or Android smartphones--lets savvy travelers who are traveling internationally but who don't have much luggage, offer to carry items for other people in their spare luggage space. The company says it expects to be able to deliver (More info...)

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Blizzard Expands Hearthstone With Whispers of the Old Gods
Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment has rolled out its third expansion for its Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft game, called Whispers of the Old Gods. According to Blizzard, the new expansion adds 134 cards to its digital card game. Blizzard says it has more than 50 million registered players of Hearthstone. The new expansion pack works on Windows and Mac, iOS, and Android, as well as mobile phones.

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Resonant Reports Licensing Deal
Goleta-based RF filter manufacturer Resonant said it has signed its first, licensing deal, with its existing, tier one customer. According to Resonant, the deal calls for its to provide two, RF front end duplexers for that customer, to be placed into mass production as early as the end of the year. Financial details of that licensing deal were not disclosed. Resonant develops surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters, used for filtering out radio signals in use in such devices as smartphones and hands (More info...)

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SAM Precellerator Program Now Accepting Applications!
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is one of the leading business law firms in Southern California. We pioneered a fixed fee start-up package making the formation and organization of your start-up as seamless as possible. Our Preccelerator® Program is a platform offered to select start-up companies out of our Santa Monica office that provides interim office space and sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping you grow your idea from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator® Program provides free co-working space and other perks for 5-6 promising young startups.

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