Weekly Recap 3/21-27: Ring + LAPD, Voter + Tinder, Playboy + Arsenic, Snapchat

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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Tuesday March 29
Smart GigabitLA (-3/30)

Wednesday March 30
Startups in the Sky
Augmented Reality
SM New Tech #SMNT44
Startup Grind
RKS Sessions

Thursday March 31
Ad Society Career Networking
IoT: Daqri AR
Netflix Rapid Data Analytics
VR Art Show

Friday April 1
Plug In South LA HHH
Inventathon (-4/3)

Saturday April 2
BIL LA 2016 (-4/3)


Here’s what’s new in LA’s tech space:

TASKUS Raises $14M (link)

VRLA Founders Raise $6M for VISIONARY VR Software (link)
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SNAPCHAT Buys Bitstrips for $100M (link)

PLAYBOY to Buy Snapchat-Centric ARSENIC? (link)
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PLAYBOY Putting Itself for Sale for $500M (link)
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TINDER Partners with Rhubarb-backed VOTER to Pick Your Presidential Choice (link)
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RING Parters with LAPD for 55% Drop in Burglaries (link)

Hollywood Studios & Backlots Filling Up with Streaming Co’s (link)
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Variety Offers Sober View of Risks, Opportunities in VR (link)
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OCULUS, PLAYSTATION, and HTC VR Units Reviewed (link)
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Virgin Profiles LSTN (link)
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PopSugar Profiles ENROU (link)
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Covered by Forbes (link)
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ARENA VC Founder Paige Craig Hosted an AMA on Product Hunt (link)
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500 STARTUPS Launches LA Growth Marketing Program, Apply Now (link)

Congrats STARTUP DTLA on the big launch!

Heads up!

DOG VACAY Celebrates 4th Birthday, Featured on CNBC / MSNBC

Venice Landmark ABBOT KINNEY Takes a Starring Role in Netflix’s ‘Flaked’

Upfront-backed PARACHUTE Opening Venice Showroom


And if you needed a reason to move to Los Angeles:

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