Digest 5/9-15: Hyperloop One’s Big Week; uBeam Accusations; Snapchat Moves into Santa Monica

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday May 16
Silicon Beach Startup 101 (-5/20)
LA Fintech

Tuesday May 17
TriNet Inspire
NFTE Youth Challenge
Hack for LA
Tech & Creative Job Fair
Road to Code

Wednesday May 18
AWS Revisiting Security
Build a Brand w/ Cult Following
Paige Craig
TechSparks Pasadena

Thursday May 19
ISSA LA (-5/20)
Smart & Sustainable Cities
SB Young Pros
Startups in the Sky
Essentials of AngularJS

Friday May 20
Innovate Pasadena
DTLA Community HH

Saturday May 21
Solve for One Hackathon


Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

Behind the Scenes at SMASHD LABS, Open for Accelerator Submissions (link)
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HYPERLOOP ONE Raises $80M Series B, Launches Test Track (link)
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TRADESY Raises $30M Series C (link)

SNAPCHAT Expands into New Offices at Santa Monica Airport (link)
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uBEAM‘s Validity Questioned (link)

Upfront VC Defends uBEAM Against Accusations (link)

LA Ranks #1 in Open Data — Again! (link)
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FULLSCREEN Rebrands, Reorgs into 3 Divisions (link)
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DISNEY Reports $147M Loss, Shuts Down Video Game Division (link)
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OMG YOUTUBE WTFWOW: 2B Vids, 3T Views, 400M Years (link)

Manager IRVING AZOFF to YouTube: Pay Up (link)
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RITUAL Vitamins Debuts at Techcrunch Disrupt (link)
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COMPARABLY Adds Equity Calculator (link)
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CORNERSTONE ON DEMAND Launches New Products (link)
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TOMS Celebrates 10th Anniversary with VR Giveaway (link)
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APPLE to Open DTLA Retail Space (link)
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CARGOMATIC CEO Steps Down (link)

THRIVE MARKET Featured on CBS This Morning (link)

Rhubarb Hosted Entrepreneur Journeys

Startup Grind Hosted Jason Nazar

Cross Campus Hosted Top Accelerators

And just a reminder that not everything is rainbows and puppy dogs in LA…
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