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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Tuesday February 16
Female Founders Happy Hour #FFHH
VR Storytelling 101

Wednesday February 17
LAEDC Economic Forecast
Content Connect LA
AWS Lambda
LA Tech Mix & Mingle
Don’t Go Broke
Techsparks Pitchfest
Feb Mentoring Night
Tomorowear: Wearable Tech Expo

Thursday February 18
ConnectLA HH
Startups in the Sky
AI: I Applying Design Thinking In School
Growth Hacking for Startups
Timmy Nomination Kickoff Party

Friday February 19
E2 Evolution of Entertainment
Evenings at the Loft


Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

MYSPACE Acquired by Time (link)

Disney’s Final Tab for MAKER Acquisition + Earnout: $675M (link)

AT&T Taps FULLSCREEN for Yearlong Mobile Video Project (link)

Viacom in Ad Sales Deal with SNAPCHAT (link)

PCs Powerful Enough to Power OCULUS VR Go On Sale Tuesday (link)
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CORNERSTONE ON DEMAND Reports Robust Growth (link)

FLIPAGRAM Adds Direct Chat (link)

RHUBARB Launches Venture Studio (link)
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STARTUP UCLA Taking Applications for Summer Accelerator (link)

UFRONT VC‘s Mark Suster is Featured in LA Weekly (link)

KARLIN VENTURES Shows You How to Launch in LA (link)
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Culver City VR Firm SURVIOS Profiled in Tech Crunch (link)

The Story of GRINDR (link)

The Story of SNAPCHAT, by Gary Vaynerchuk (link)
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BUSINESS INSIDER Names LA’s Top 25 Startups (link)
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PATCH OF LAND Profiled in LA Times (link)

HYPERLOOP TECH Gets the NewCo Treatment (link)
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Get to Know VRSE Founder Chris Milk (link)
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DEW EXPO Offered a Glimpse into the Futures of Media

All the Tops Names in VR Came Out for VISION SUMMIT

THE CITY OF LA Hosted a Youth Job Fair, with a keynote (KEYnote, get it?) from DJ KHALED

TECH ZULU Hosted Local VCs and Accelerators

THE BOUQS Celebrated a Stellar Valentines Weekend

Let’s Wish a Happy Birthday to Blade Runner Skinjob PRIS


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

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