*socaltech.com <http://socaltech.com> TechNews - Thursday, August 10, 2017*
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*Headlines *

   - Owners Of LA Rams Buy Into Overwatch League, Set Up LA Team
   - GM's Maven Gig Expands Into Los Angeles, Ties With HopSkipDrive
   - CoreLogic Buys Mercury Network <#m_5159150061416963277_0071521>
   - Esri Teams To Use Drones To Help Fight Wildfires
   - Newegg Ties With SquareTrade <#m_5159150061416963277_0071522>
   - Pistol Lake Gets $600K For Menswear Line
   - Here Be Dragons Finds $10M For Virtual Reality Studio
   - Disney's Entry Price To Streaming Services: $1.58 Billion


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*Thursday, August 10, 2017*

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*Owners Of LA Rams Buy Into Overwatch League, Set Up LA Team*
The Overwatch League, the new e-sports league based on Irvine-based
Blizzard Entertainment's game, Overwatch, said it has added two teams this
morning--one in Los Angeles, the other in London. According to the league,
the London team was purchased by Jack Etienne of Cloud9, with the Los
Angeles team purchased by Stan and Josh Kroenke, the owners of the Los
Angeles Rams, Arsenal Football Club, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado
Avalanche. (More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071519.html>)

*GM's Maven Gig Expands Into Los Angeles, Ties With HopSkipDrive*
GM's Maven Gig service, a service which allows ridesharing drivers to offer
up package, grocery and food delivery, said this morning that it has
expanded into Los Angeles, where GM will provide its vehicles to freelance
drivers, as well as opportunities to earn money as a freelancer. The
expansion is the first part of a expansion by GM of its Maven Gig service
to such cities as Boston, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., and Baltimore and
Detroit. (More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071523.html>)

*CoreLogic Buys Mercury Network*
Irvine-based real estate and property information provider CoreLogic said
this morning that it has acquired 100 percent of Mercury Network, a
provider of software for valuation and appraisal management. Financial
details of the acquisition were not announced. Mercury Network was owned by
private equity investor Serent Capital. CoreLogic had previously purchase a
45 percent, minority stake in Mercury Network in June. (More...

*Esri Teams To Use Drones To Help Fight Wildfires*
Redland-based GIS technology and software provider Esri is helping to power
a new product, which is using military drone technology to help fight
wildfires. According to FireWhat, Esri, and unmanned aerial vehicle maker
Insitu, they've created a system for aerial reconnaissance of wildfires. (
More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071520.html>)

*Newegg Ties With SquareTrade*
Los Angeles-based online electronics retailer NewEgg said this morning that
it has tied with SquareTrade as an option on eligible product purchases on
the site. SquareTrade is a provider of electronics "protection plans",
which extend a product's warranty. NewEgg and SquareTrade did not discuss
terms of their deal to offer up the extended protection plans on NewEgg's
site. NewEgg is based in the City of Industry. (More...

*Pistol Lake Gets $600K For Menswear Line*
Los Angeles-based Pistol Lake, a developer of a line of men's activewear,
said on Wednesday that it has raised $600,000 in a funding round. The round
was led by Slow Ventures, and also included Liquid 2 Ventures (Joe
Montana), Neil Parikh (Casper), and other angels. Pistol Lake was founded
by Will and James Sulinski and Andrew Kneisley. The companies sells
t-shirts, henleys, hoodies, and sweatshirts. (Funding Details
More... <http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0071511.html>)

*Here Be Dragons Finds $10M For Virtual Reality Studio*
Los Angeles-based virtual reality studio Hear Be Dragons has raised $10M in
a Series A funding, the studio said today, just a week after its sister
company, Within, announced its own funding. The funding was led by
Discovery Communications. Rebecca Howards of Discovery joins the company's
board as a result of the funding. Here Be Dragon said the funding values
the company at $55 million. (More...

*Disney's Entry Price To Streaming Services: $1.58 Billion*
Burbank-based The Walt Disney Company made the first move to create its own
streaming service on Tuesday, saying it will launch two different video
streaming services--one focused on sports, under the ESPN brand, and
another direct-to-consumer service under the Disney brand in 2019. To help
power those services, Disney also announced Tuesday that it will pay $1. (
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Angeles $0.60 M
8/09/17 Funraise <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=87107> Long
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8/08/17 TYT Network <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=87001> Los
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8/03/17 Sugarfina, LLC <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86954> Los
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8/02/17 TrackR, Inc. <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86906> Santa
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7/31/17 FanAI <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86732> Santa
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7/31/17 Vetted PetCare, Inc.
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7/27/17 Within <http:///intelligence/?action=showdeal&id=86729> Los
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August 29, Santa Monica --
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understand how a successful analytics team can empower managers from
product, marketing, and other areas to make effective, data-driven
decisions. Louis will be sharing some case studies and successful
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experiences. The purpose of this data talk will enlighten people on how to
make sure that analysts can successfully partner with other departments and
get them the information they need to do great things. Speaker: Louis
Cialdella. See http://www.socaltech.com/calendar/eventid/25858

August 30, Los Angeles -- *8th Annual Women in Green Forum*
8th Annual Women in Green Forum. Now in its 8th year, the Women In Green
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financiers. From the White House to Fortune 500 company leaders, the
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innovative speakers. The 2017 program features a blend of interactive
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September 7, Los Angeles --
*Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator Demo Day* Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator
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