Morning News 2/17: The Oscars, Snapchat, The Bouqs, Bitcoin, Viterbi

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Here are a few things that happened during a relatively quiet holiday weekend:

TONIGHT’S EVENTS: Social Media Club, BMW Olympic Bobsleds, Understanding LA’s startup scene (link)

The Academy started setting up shop onsite for Oscars Week

Vanity Fair
is hosting social events down the street at WeWork

USC Viterbi held a Demo Day for their engineering students’ work

The Broad held a preview of its new museum, which opens in September

Venice held its own Mardi Gras

and its own Valentines Day

The Bouqs celebrated Valentines Day by doing what they do best

Snapchat celebrated Valentines Day with Cody Simpson

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Snapchat (link)

While Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel headlines a Vanity Fair Summit essay

Digital video boosts TV & film-related hiring to record levels (link)

Here are more details about the LA-SF Hyperloop being built (link)

Here are more details about the proposed NFL football stadium to be built next to The Forum (link)

Here’s a group shot of the Bitcoin-themed conference held in the Dominican Republic

…and our condolences to anyone out on the east coast

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