Morning News 01.18.16: Grindr, Mitu, AdRev, Recess, Shake Shack!

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday January 18
Rapid Prototyping using Sails.JS, w/ Travis Webb

Tuesday January 19
SMCLA Happy Hour
Pasadena WordPress Meetup
rhubarb studios tour
Silicon Beach Fashion E-Commerce Seminar

Wednesday January 20
LA Tech Happy Hour
Adapting to 2016
Startup Grind: TX Zhuo (Karlin Ventures)
TechSparks: Pitchfest & Entrepreneur Mixer
LA Fintech Mix Mingle Network
Movie Marketing

Thursday January 21
SCaLE 14X (-1/24)
Silicon Beach Young Professionals
Location 101

Friday January 22
3 Day Startup UCLA (-1/24)

Saturday January 23
VRLA Winter Expo

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

GRINDR Sells Majority Stake to Chinese Firm (link)
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GRINDR to Move into 18,000 Square Foot Space in Pacific Design Ctr (link)
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Latin-Focused MCN MITU Raises $27M (link)
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ADREV Acquired by Majority Investor Zealot (link)
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Digital Studio GUNPOWDER & SKY Launches (link)
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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD Names Film Studio Head (link)
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MAKER Gives PewDiePie His Own Studio (link)
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Get to Know TINDER Founder Sean Rad (link)
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NETFLIX Announces Q2/Q3 Original Programming (link)
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RECESS Featured in Forbes (link)
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Upfront-funded BEVEL Launches Trimmer (link)
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Ad-Supported Car Sharing WAIVE CAR Launches in Santa Monica (link)
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LA CLEAN TECH INCUBATOR Opens San Francisco Branch (link)
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SELLBRITE Adds Amazon Integration (link)
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RADPAD Hooks Up with Mastercard for Rent Payments (link)
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SNAPCHAT to Acquire an AdTech Firm? (link)
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The White House Joins SNAPCHAT (link)
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SHAKE SHACK Coming to DTLA (link)
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BKLYN’s SMORGASBURG Coming to DTLA’s Arts District (link)
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WEST HOLLYWOOD Opens Free Shuttle to Hollywood Metro Line (link)
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Take a Virtual Tour of the Future LA RAMS Stadium (link)
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X FILES Hosted their Premiere Party at the California Science Center

WE SABIO Hosted a Hackathon

TICKETMASTER Hosted a DevJam

So Close! SPACEX Reusable Rocket Crashes on Impact

And if you ever needed a reason to live in LA…

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