Morning News 01.25.16: FreedomPop & Waldo Raises, OpenX Kills Earnings, VR Packs LA & Sundance

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday January 25
UCLA Anderson Accelerator Launch Party
Hack the Beach
Community Hack Night
Sports Startups

Tuesday January 26
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow (-1/27)
Art and Science of Personalizing Mobile Apps

Wednesday January 27
Sabio Open House
LA Catalyst
Leveraging Customer Centricity for Profitability
Santa Monica New Tech #42
Psychology of Success
Grid 110 Demo Day Party

Thursday January 28
Santa Monica State of the City
LGBT Innovators and UCLA Entrepreneurs

Friday January 29
Innovate Pasadena: LA’s Tech Scene
Pitch Deck Workshop

Saturday January 30
Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course
Night on Broadway

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

FREEDOMPOP Raises $50M Series C (link)
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Upfront Leads $5M Series A for WALDO (link)
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CAPLINKED Raises $3.5M from Peter Thiel (link)
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OPENX Blows Away Earnings (link)
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HYPERLOOP TECH Breaks Ground on 5 Mile Test Track (link)
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KCRW Launches VR App (link)
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Tons of LA VR Companies at Sundance (link)
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RENDER MEDIA on Track for Red-Hot 2016 (link)
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SNAPCHAT Rumored to Add Audio / Video Calls (link)
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TINDER Adds STD Testing Labs Info (link)
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OCULUS Lawsuit Raises Issues Eerily Similar to Facebook’s Own Birth (link)
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UBER Arrives at LAX (link)
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FITGUARD Featured in TechCrunch (link)
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3 Former San Franciscans Explain Why They Moved to LA (link)
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Pick Up Your FREE Rain Barrel (link)
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VRLA Continues to Grow with ANOTHER Sold Out Event

SCALE14X Packed Pasadena

SPACEX Tested Crew Modules

THE GROVE Faced an Alien Invasion

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

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