Morning News, 02.22.16: ATTN: Raises $19M, Seedling Goes VR, Fandango, #EmergingUS

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday February 22
Happy Hour Show & Tell
Community Hack night

Tuesday February 23
Recurring Revenue Conf
Raising Money
LA FinTech Mix Mingle
Alliance of Women Directs + VES Event

Wednesday February 24
Space Innovation
Digital Desi
SM New Tech #SMNT43
Changing Landscape of the Music Industry
Diversity in Tech & Ent

Thursday February 25
Silicon Beach Young Professionals
LA Magento

Friday February 26
IP Friday Coffee
AT&T Mobile Hackathon ( -2/27)
LA Global Service Design Jam 2016 (-2/28)

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

ATTN: Raises $18.6M (link)
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FANDANGO Purchases Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes (link)
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SEEDLING Marries VR with Physical Games (link)
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NEXT VR Signs Deal with Fox Sports (link)
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Submissions Open for UK INNOVATION AWARDS (link)
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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Swimsuit Issue Goes VR (link)
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Jose Antonio Vargas Launches #EMERGINGUS Campaign (link)
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DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB Countersues Gillette (link)
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Hollywood Hospital HACKED, Pays $17k for $3.6M Ransom (linked)
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SNAPCHAT Lowers Ad Rates (link)
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YAHOO Gutted, Burbank Office Shut Down (link)
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Carriers to Push Back Against TV Networks on Rates (link)
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AWESOMENESS TV Launches a Channel in the UK (link)
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Pasadena Declares Thursday February 25 BIG BANG THEORY DAY (link)
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CODESPARK Teaches 5-year-Olds to Code (link)
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Snapchat, Riot, Taco Bell Make FAST COMPANY‘s 50 Most Innovative (link)
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EPOXY Profiled by LA Times (link)
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Street Closures for THE OSCARS (link)
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LA 2024 Unveils Their Olympics Logo

RICHARD BRANSON Visited Local Entrepreneurs

LAEDC Hosted Its Annual Economic Forecast Forum

Top Creators and Platforms Convened for CONTENT CONNECT

UNCUBED Hosted a Jobs Event at Expert Dojo

CRASHSPACE Hosted Wearable Wednesdays

PORT OF LA Hosted a Youth STEM Conference

And if you needed a reason to live in LA…

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