Morning News, 02.22.16: ATTN: Raises $19M, Seedling Goes VR, Fandango, #EmergingUS

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Monday February 22
Happy Hour Show & Tell
Community Hack night

Tuesday February 23
Recurring Revenue Conf
Raising Money
LA FinTech Mix Mingle
Alliance of Women Directs + VES Event

Wednesday February 24
Space Innovation
Digital Desi
SM New Tech #SMNT43
Changing Landscape of the Music Industry
Diversity in Tech & Ent

Thursday February 25
Silicon Beach Young Professionals
LA Magento

Friday February 26
IP Friday Coffee
AT&T Mobile Hackathon ( -2/27)
LA Global Service Design Jam 2016 (-2/28)


Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

ATTN: Raises $18.6M (link)

FANDANGO Purchases Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes (link)

SEEDLING Marries VR with Physical Games (link)
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NEXT VR Signs Deal with Fox Sports (link)

Submissions Open for UK INNOVATION AWARDS (link)
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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Swimsuit Issue Goes VR (link)
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Jose Antonio Vargas Launches #EMERGINGUS Campaign (link)
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DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB Countersues Gillette (link)

Hollywood Hospital HACKED, Pays $17k for $3.6M Ransom (linked)
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SNAPCHAT Lowers Ad Rates (link)

YAHOO Gutted, Burbank Office Shut Down (link)

Carriers to Push Back Against TV Networks on Rates (link)

AWESOMENESS TV Launches a Channel in the UK (link)

Pasadena Declares Thursday February 25 BIG BANG THEORY DAY (link)

CODESPARK Teaches 5-year-Olds to Code (link)

Snapchat, Riot, Taco Bell Make FAST COMPANY‘s 50 Most Innovative (link)

EPOXY Profiled by LA Times (link)

Street Closures for THE OSCARS (link)

LA 2024 Unveils Their Olympics Logo

RICHARD BRANSON Visited Local Entrepreneurs

LAEDC Hosted Its Annual Economic Forecast Forum

Top Creators and Platforms Convened for CONTENT CONNECT

UNCUBED Hosted a Jobs Event at Expert Dojo

CRASHSPACE Hosted Wearable Wednesdays

PORT OF LA Hosted a Youth STEM Conference

And if you needed a reason to live in LA…

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