Morning News, 4/17: Star Wars, Steve Aoki, Snapchat, Steelhouse, Tinder, Chromatik, LSTN, Dodgers Accelerator

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WEEKEND EVENTS: see full calendar

Star Wars Celebration

Evenings at the Loft Session 7 – Wearables and Design

Magic Castle Swap Meet

DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event

LA Times Festival of Books

State of Digital Money

TEDxSantaMonica ASSEMBLE! Salon

Record Store Day

Sunset Strip Half Marathon

BritCode: Coding for Kids

Here’s what’s new in the world of LA tech:

STEVE AOKI is throwing FREE a party to boost LA youth volunteerism (link)
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SNAPCHAT‘s possible move could displace 50 local small businesses (link)
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TINDER announces Instagram integration

Tinder: Now with Instagram! from Tinder on Vimeo.

LA USD asks Apple for money back from failed iPad program (link)
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Get to know Santa Monica-based CHROMATIK (link)
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Star Wars droid BB8 the result of DISNEY ACCELERATOR company Sphero (link)
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THE DODGERS just launched a sports tech accelerator (link)
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We’ll let the nerds at NERDIST break down that Star Wars trailer

Nerds be celebratin’ all things STAR WARS in Anaheim all weekend long

STEELHOUSE hosted a pig roast at the Santa Monica Airport Museum

LSTN held an open house / birthday party for co-founder Bridget Hilton

LA TECH DIGEST hosted a “PR for Startups” Lunch & Learn at General Assembly

SANTA MONICA honored companies that have adopted sustainable practices

We dropped by JIBJAB‘s new offices for a future feature

And hopped over to PODSHARE to check out the new pods

Ad Age published the estimated MONTHLY revenues from top YOUTUBE stars

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