Morning News 02.15.16: MySpace, Maker, Fullscreen, VRSE, Oculus, Survios, Flipagram

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Tuesday February 16
Female Founders Happy Hour #FFHH
Uncubed
VR Storytelling 101

Wednesday February 17
LAEDC Economic Forecast
Content Connect LA
AWS Lambda
LA Tech Mix & Mingle
Don’t Go Broke
Techsparks Pitchfest
Feb Mentoring Night
Tomorowear: Wearable Tech Expo

Thursday February 18
ConnectLA HH
Startups in the Sky
AI: I Applying Design Thinking In School
Growth Hacking for Startups
Timmy Nomination Kickoff Party
Educelerate

Friday February 19
E2 Evolution of Entertainment
Evenings at the Loft

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Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

MYSPACE Acquired by Time (link)
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Disney’s Final Tab for MAKER Acquisition + Earnout: $675M (link)
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AT&T Taps FULLSCREEN for Yearlong Mobile Video Project (link)
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Viacom in Ad Sales Deal with SNAPCHAT (link)
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PCs Powerful Enough to Power OCULUS VR Go On Sale Tuesday (link)
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CORNERSTONE ON DEMAND Reports Robust Growth (link)
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FLIPAGRAM Adds Direct Chat (link)
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RHUBARB Launches Venture Studio (link)
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STARTUP UCLA Taking Applications for Summer Accelerator (link)
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UFRONT VC‘s Mark Suster is Featured in LA Weekly (link)
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KARLIN VENTURES Shows You How to Launch in LA (link)
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Culver City VR Firm SURVIOS Profiled in Tech Crunch (link)
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The Story of GRINDR (link)
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The Story of SNAPCHAT, by Gary Vaynerchuk (link)
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BUSINESS INSIDER Names LA’s Top 25 Startups (link)
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PATCH OF LAND Profiled in LA Times (link)
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HYPERLOOP TECH Gets the NewCo Treatment (link)
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Get to Know VRSE Founder Chris Milk (link)
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DEW EXPO Offered a Glimpse into the Futures of Media

All the Tops Names in VR Came Out for VISION SUMMIT

THE CITY OF LA Hosted a Youth Job Fair, with a keynote (KEYnote, get it?) from DJ KHALED

TECH ZULU Hosted Local VCs and Accelerators

THE BOUQS Celebrated a Stellar Valentines Weekend

Let’s Wish a Happy Birthday to Blade Runner Skinjob PRIS

Hmmmm…

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

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