Digest 4/24-30: Snapchat’s Huge Leaps, SpaceX Scores Huge Contract, Video Wars Heat Up

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday May 2
Ad Tech Trends

Tuesday May 3
Digital Hollywood VR AR (-5/6)
Building Communities through Tech
Delta: eCommerce Optimization
How to Get a Job at a Startup

Wednesday May 4
Awesome Customer Service
Connected Home
Future of Transportation

Thursday May 5
DTLA Happy Hour
LADataTech MixR
VR Networking Event
AngularJS and ReactJS

Friday May 6
Digital Growth Summit

Saturday May 7
Create & Cultivate
StartOut

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

SNAPCHAT Video Explodes to 10 BILLION Views a DAY (link)
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SNAPCHAT Inks Olympics Deal with NBC (link)
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SNAPCHAT
Eyeballing Space in SF (link)
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SPACEX Wins $82.7M Defense Contract (link)
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Artist Monetization Platform STEM Raises $4.5M Seed Round (link)
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Amplify-backed Organizational App WEDO Launches (link)
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Upfront Leads Seattle-based VREAL $3.3M Seed Round (link)
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GEM Brings Blockchain Technology to Healthcare (link)
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WRAPAL Aims to be the Airbnb for Film Locations (link)
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LIONSGATE
Licenses Movies to Valve (link)
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FULLSCREEN Launches Its Subscription Service (link)
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Talent Wars Heat Up as Flula Signs to STUDIO71 (link)
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FACTUAL Fought — and Beat — a Patent Troll (link)
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RADPAD Talks Mission & Values (link)
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A Short List of Top LA Tech Startups (link)
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VOW TO BE CHIC Profiled by Examiner (link)
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PATCH OF LAND
Appoints New CEO (link)
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WOVEN DIGITAL
Hires Its First CRO (link)
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Applications Open for Atom Factory’s SMASHD LABS Accelerator (link)
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SPACEX is Going to Mars

SNAPCHAT Offers Top Dollars to Interns

We saw the future of farming and dug it

UCLA Hosted #LAHACKS

FAIL ARMY Hits the 10 million SUBSCRIBER Mark, Throws a Party

UKTI / BRITWEEK Hosted Its Annual Innovators Awards

UKTI / BRITWEEK Hosted Its Annual Innovators Awards

AMPLIFY Portfolio Co’s Have Been a Bit Busy:

Top Studios Talked VR

Dave McClure Dropped by to Talk 500 STARTUPS

Interesting.

#ilooklikeanengineer

And if you ever needed a reason to move to LA…

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