Morning News 5/28: GumGum, Scopely, Mapsense, Honest, Oculus, Rick Cole, KPCC

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City Age

TechFire Ignite Summit May 2015

TechZulu Tech Crawl | Hollywood Edition

Break Into UX

Data and Dating: Demos & Drinks

RECESS Startup Playground & Opening Party

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

Santa Monica in-image ad co GUMGUM raises $26M Series C (link)
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Culver City game co SCOPELY invests in Dublin’s DGS (link)
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Amplify portfolio co MAPSENSE launches data map tools, announces $2.5M Seed (link)
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HONEST CO featured in Forbes cover story (link) Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 8.28.38 AM

OCULUS announces retail price for VR setup (link)
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LA Deputy Mayor RICK COLE appointed Santa Monica City Manager (link)
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BIXEL EXCHANGE hosted a STEM conference at California Science Center

KPCC talked LA Tech with members of Whisper, Upfront VC, USC Viterbi, and LA Tech Digest, listen 11:30 PST today (link)

YOUTUBE held a 10th birthday party at their LA space

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