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  1. Snapchat Avoids Fake News With Secret Weapon: HumansRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    As more and more revelations of abuse of advertising systems at Google and Facebook by Kremlin-linked advertisers continue to surface--Venice, California-based Snapchat has managed to keep itself free of "fake news" using a secret weapon: humans. According to a report from Bloomberg, published Thursday , Snapchat has employed a team of human editors to surface legitimate, professionally edited content, specifically curating the news it is presenting to its users.

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  2. Report: Snap's Spectacles Piling Up At Warehouses, UnsoldRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    A report, published by The Information this morning, says that Venice, California-based Snap "badly overestimated demand" for its Spectacles product, and now has hundreds of thousands of units piled up in warehouses. The report cited two people "close to the company", saying Snap is "already struggling to meet expectations".

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  3. Snapchat Sets Up Secret Research Lab In UtahRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Snap, Inc. , the parent firm of Snapchat , has reportedly set up a new, secret location in Lehi, Utah, according to a report this week. The report says that the new lab is being headed up by former Scan.me co-founder Kirk Ouimet, who founded Scan.me out of Brigham Young University, and sold that to Snap for the basis of its Scancodes product.

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  4. Report: Google Offered To Pay $30 Billion For Snap Last YearRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    A report on Thursday said that Google offered to buy Venice, California-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , in a deal worth $30 billion. The report , from the Business Insider, cited "three people" including people "inside and close to the company" for the information.

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  5. Report: Snap Looking To Buy Chinese Drone Maker Zero ZeroRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Snap is reportedly looking to buy Chinese drone maker Zero Zero Robotics , the maker of the "Hover" selfie drone. According to The Information, Snap is looking to pay between $150M and $200M for Zero Zero Robotics.

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  6. Vetted Finds $3.47M For In-Home, On-Demand Pet Care In LARead the original story

    Aug 1, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Vetted , a new startup offering up on-demand, veterinary services at your home, has raised $3.47M in seed funding, the company disclosed this week. The funding came from Foundation Capital, Amplify LA, Sterling.VC, and ReImagined Ventures.

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  7. Whisper Chops StaffRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Whisper , which operates an app and website that lets users share anonymous thoughts--and combines that with other content--has reportedly laid off 20 percent of its staff, or 14 out of its 71 employees, according to a report on Friday.

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  8. Soylent Now Available In LA 7-11 StoresRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Stopping by your local, Los Angeles 7-11 convenience store for a free Slurpee today? While you are there, you might notice that you can now buy Soylent , the meal replacement product created by Los Angeles-based Rosa Foods. According to Soylent, it started offering up its "nutritionally complete, ready-to-drink meals" at 18 of 7-Eleven's stores in the Greater Los Angeles area on Monday, including a number of locations across Los Angeles, plus Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice, and elsewhere.

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  9. Report: Snapchat Acquires Zenly For $250M To $350MRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Snap Inc. , the parent company of Snapchat , has acquired social app startup Zenly , in a deal reportedly worth $250M to $350M in cash and stock. Zenly is the developer of a social, location sharing app which lets you track where your friends are at any time.

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  10. Snap, Time Warner Sign $100M Content And Ad DealRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat, and Time Warner announced on Monday that the two are in a $100M deal, where the two will collaborate on both content and advertising. According to the companies, Time Warner will develop and produce shows for Snapchat, from its wide range of networks and entertainment companies.

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  11. Snap Acquires PlacedRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Snap Inc. , the parent firm of Snapchat , has acquired, location-based information startup Placed , according to Placed. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

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  12. Snap Launches Spectacles In EuropeRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Snap has launched its Spectacles in Europe, and has started selling the connected sunglasses both online as well as through its vending machines. The glasses cost 149.99 euros, and can both be ordered online as well as purchased in person through its Snapbot vending machines.

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  13. Signal Sciences Secures $15MRead the original story

    May 9, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Signal Sciences announced this morning that it has raised $15M in a Series B funding round and launches its web protection platform. The funding was led by CRV.

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  14. Fifth Wall Ventures Launches New $212M Real Estate Tech Investment FundRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Fifth Wall Ventures , a brand new venture capital firm focused on investing in real estate technology, announced this week that it has raised a new, $212M venture capital fund. The limited partners in the new fund include CBRE, Equity Residential, Hines, Host Hotels & Resorts, Lennar, Macerich, and Prologis, along with Lowe's Home Improvement and Rudin Management Company.

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  15. Signal Sciences Bolsters Sales Team With Two VPsRead the original story

    May 2, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Signal Sciences , a venture-backed firm developing Web application security software, announced this morning that it has named two sales veterans to its team. The company said it has named Stephen Gomann as Vice President of Sales, and Randy Paulk as Vice President of Sales Engineering.

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  16. AmplifyLA: Dramatic Drop In Seed Funding In LA In Q1Read the original story

    Apr 19, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based startup accelerator Amplify.LA reports that seed funding in Q1 of 2017 dropped precipitously, falling 42.2 percent from Q4 of 2016, and 43.8 percent, Year-over-Year. According to AmplifyLA , the number of seed deals dropped to 27 in the quarter, down from 32 from Q4, and--making a grim quarter even worse--the average seed size declined to only $1.9M raised, from $2.8M in the prior quarter.

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  17. Purple Squirrel Raises $2.7M To Help You Network Your Way Into A JobRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Venice, California-based Purple Squirrel , a new startup focused on helping people network with employees of existing companies in order to get an inside track on jobs, has raised $2.7M in a seed funding. The funding was led by CrossCut Ventures, and also included Greycroft, Arena Ventures, Luma Launch and 500 Startups.

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  18. Snap's Most Unlikely Winner Is A High SchoolRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    The most unusual benificiary of the huge IPO of Venice, California-based Snap Inc. this week appears to be a Silicon Valley high school, which made $24M for its investment in Snapchat . Mountain View-based St. Francis High School apparently sold 1.4 million shares of its stock as part of the IPO, out of 2.1 million shares owned before the IPO.

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  19. Snap's Big Winners: Spiegel, Murphy, Lasky, Benchmark, LightspeedRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Who are the big winners after the IPO pricing of Venice, California-based Snap Inc. on Wednesday afternoon? Obviously, co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy both have instantly been catapulted into the ranks of billionaires, with a net worth of $3.58 billion each in SNAP's publicly traded stock. Other big winners are venture investors Benchmark Capital , and General Partner Mitch Lasky , with just over $2.0 billion in stock after the IPO plus Lightspeed Partners with $1.39 billion in stock.

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  20. Snap's Big Winners: Spiegel, Murphy, Laskey, Benchmark, LightspeedRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2017 | SocalTECH.com

    Who are the big winners after the IPO pricing of Venice, California-based Snap Inc. on Wednesday afternoon? Obviously, co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy both have instantly been catapulted into the ranks of billionaires, with a net worth of $3.58 billion each in SNAP's publicly traded stock. Other big winners are venture investors Benchmark Capital , and General Partner Mitch Laskey , with just over $2.0 billion in stock after the IPO plus Lightspeed Partners with $1.39 billion in stock.

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