Digest 4/11-4/17: CRACKED Sells, HONEST for Sale, NETFLIX vs AMAZON

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Tuesday April 19
LA Games Conf
SBC Awards w/ Moby
Neurochemistry Motivating Users
GDI Mentoring Night
Product Design
WordPress Pasadena

Wednesday April 20
Navigating Investors
FinTech Mix Mingle

Thursday April 21
Auto Breakfast
Silicon Beach Young Pros
Content Strategy
Future of Ent Mktg
Gamifying Learning

Friday April 22
Digital Citizenship
NASA Space Apps Women In Data Bootcamp

Saturday April 23
Fremantle Hackathon
LAUX Book Club
NASA Space Apps Hackathon ( -4/24)


Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

Demand Media Sells CRACKED to Scripps for $39M (link)

HONEST Considering Private Sale vs Going Public in a Weak IPO Market (link)

ARMY Research Lab Opens in Playa Vista (link)
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DISNEY / ESPN Wants to Invest in MLB’s Streaming Co (link)
(seriously, whatever the fuck it takes to get rid of Time Warner….)

ESPN to Broadcast Drone Racing (link)

Amazon Takes Aim at NETFLIX with Standalone Video Service (link)

BUZZFEED Revenues Mark Peak / Evolution for Branded / Ad-Supported Content? (link)
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FACEBOOK Announces Rights Management Tools for Video (link)
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PONDER Launches with Support from Tinder Founder (link)
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Curated Hot Spots App CHUZ Moves to Venice (link)
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BUCKITDREAM Launches on iOS and Android (link)
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AMPLIFY Publishes Metrics Guide for E-Commerce Startups (link)
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Meet the Guy Bringing STAR WARS to Disneyland (link)
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SANTA MONICA Seeks a CIO (link)
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UTA Hires Sam Wick of Maker Studios (link)
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Covered by Clark Howard (link)
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More pics from YURI’s NIGHT (Buzz Aldrin! Space Shuttle! Star Wars!)

Entrepreneurs packed the house to pitch VCs at ARENAFEST

USC ROBOTICS OPEN HOUSE Marries Fun + Learning

Great news from Mayor Garcetti’s STATE OF THE CITY


Scenes from Silicon Beach

This would be interesting…

And if you needed a reason to move to LA…

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Scott Perry -- LA Tech Digest founder

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