Morning News, 12/14: LA’s POLYMAIL Tops Product Hunt; Big Raises for Vice, Factual, DataScience, Azubu

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday December 14
Startup Next Demo Day
Community Hack Night

Tuesday December 15
SM New Tech Meetup #SMNT41
SMCLA Christmakwanzakah
Typography in LA: 20 x 20

Wednesday December 16
The Advertising Society Holiday Mixer

Thursday December 17
Holiday Hacker Fundrager

Saturday December 19
General Assembly Holiday DiscoTECH

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LA’s POLYMAIL Tops Product Hunt (link)
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DISNEY Doubles VICE Stake to $400M (link)
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FACTUAL Raises $35M Series B (link)
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DATASCIENCE Adds $22M to Its Series A (link)
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Sherman Oaks eSports Co AZUBU Sells $60M in Bonds (link)
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GOOGLE FIBER Exploring Los Angeles Rollout (link)
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BUZZFEED Digging Deeper into Hollywood (link)
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WHISPER‘s Top 10 Shared Secrets of 2015 (link)
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STREAMUP Mobile is Live (link)
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SGN (Social Gaming Network) Buys Two Startups (link)
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PEER STREET‘s Connection to ‘The Big Short’ (link)
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Tablet Maker FUHU Files for Chapter 11 (link)
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HYPERLOOP Featured on CNBC (link)
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MAKE IN LA Featured in Entrepreneur (link)
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Carpooling App RIDEAMIGOS Featured in LA Times (link)
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How GOOGLE is Gentrifying Venice (link)
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LA Expands Initiatives to Welcome Female Entrepreneurs

URBAN TxT Hosted Hustle & Code Hackathon in South LA

The Disney-Hosted HOUR OF CODE Had Special Guests

Disney Accel Grad EMOTIV Featured at Star Wars Installation

LA Hosted the 2nd Annual INTERNATIONAL DRONE EXPO

OPPOSING VIEWS Rebrands at RENDER MEDIA, more info to come in 2016

Dammit, Bring the Robots Already — METRO to Santa Monica ain’t even open yet and we’ve ALREADY had an accident…

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

And another…

And another.

That’s it for 2015 — safe holidays, see you next year.

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