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December 12, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Snapchat, the Venice start-up that recently turned down a $3-billion acquisition offer from Facebook, has raised $50 million in a Series C round. The funding was provided by investment firm Coatue Management, which has offices in New York and Menlo Park, Calif. A Snapchat spokeswoman confirmed the funding by Coatue on Wednesday but didn't provide additional details. PHOTOS: Top 10 most talked-about people, topics on Facebook in 2013 Snapchat co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel signed off on the funding in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.
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December 12, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Apple extended its patent litigation winning streak this week when a South Korean court ruled that the iPhone maker didn't infringe patents held by Samsung.  The ruling follows a recent decision by a jury in San Jose to award additional damages to Apple in a long-running patent dispute with Samsung. And last summer, the Obama administration blocked a potential import ban on some Apple products, over the objections of Samsung.  In the latest case, Samsung had filed a patent case in its home country, seeking to block sales of some Apple products in South Korea.
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BUSINESS
December 12, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Apple extended its patent litigation winning streak this week when a South Korean court ruled that the iPhone maker didn't infringe patents held by Samsung.  The ruling follows a recent decision by a jury in San Jose to award additional damages to Apple in a long-running patent dispute with Samsung. And last summer, the Obama administration blocked a potential import ban on some Apple products, over the objections of Samsung.  In the latest case, Samsung had filed a patent case in its home country, seeking to block sales of some Apple products in South Korea.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Snapchat, the Venice start-up that recently turned down a $3-billion acquisition offer from Facebook, has raised $50 million in a Series C round. The funding was provided by investment firm Coatue Management, which has offices in New York and Menlo Park, Calif. A Snapchat spokeswoman confirmed the funding by Coatue on Wednesday but didn't provide additional details. PHOTOS: Top 10 most talked-about people, topics on Facebook in 2013 Snapchat co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel signed off on the funding in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Maker Studios, the digital media company,  has raised $26 million to expand internationally, increase its staff and grow its technology offerings, the company said Thursday. Maker, based in Culver City, is the company behind YouTube successes such as " Epic Rap Battles of History ," Kassem G, the Shaytards and PewDiePie.  The raise was the second part of its series C financing round, adding an array of European and Asian investors including French media company  Canal+ Group, Malaysian firm  Astro Overseas Limited and  Singapore's SingTel Innov8.
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October 6, 2000 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
Picture this: On the ground is a woman injured in a fall, and urgently rushing to her side is a man who swiftly takes charge with assurance and precision. "I need a knife," he barks. "Somebody give me a knife." Is her savior a physician? No, but he did spend the night at a Holiday Inn Express. Just joshing. Actually, the guy acting like a doctor tonight . . . secretly is a doctor. He's Richard Kimble.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2006 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
AS the lead in the new Showtime series "Dexter," Michael C. Hall has devoted many hours trying to understand his character, Dexter Morgan, a self-acknowledged sociopath who by day works as a forensic pathologist and by night sets out to vivisect and eventually kill those who have it coming. "He claims to be without certain fundamental human traits," Hall said recently during a shooting break on an interior set of a police station at the Sunset Gower Studios.
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September 21, 1987 | Associated Press
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. claimed during a campaign appearance in New Hampshire last spring that he finished in the top half of his law school class, although records indicate he finished near the bottom, Newsweek magazine reported today. In a videotape released by the public service cable network C-SPAN, the Delaware Democrat was asked at a campaign stop in Claremont, N.H., about what law school he attended and how well he did.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Maker Studios, the digital media company,  has raised $26 million to expand internationally, increase its staff and grow its technology offerings, the company said Thursday. Maker, based in Culver City, is the company behind YouTube successes such as " Epic Rap Battles of History ," Kassem G, the Shaytards and PewDiePie.  The raise was the second part of its series C financing round, adding an array of European and Asian investors including French media company  Canal+ Group, Malaysian firm  Astro Overseas Limited and  Singapore's SingTel Innov8.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2006 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
AS the lead in the new Showtime series "Dexter," Michael C. Hall has devoted many hours trying to understand his character, Dexter Morgan, a self-acknowledged sociopath who by day works as a forensic pathologist and by night sets out to vivisect and eventually kill those who have it coming. "He claims to be without certain fundamental human traits," Hall said recently during a shooting break on an interior set of a police station at the Sunset Gower Studios.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 2000 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
Picture this: On the ground is a woman injured in a fall, and urgently rushing to her side is a man who swiftly takes charge with assurance and precision. "I need a knife," he barks. "Somebody give me a knife." Is her savior a physician? No, but he did spend the night at a Holiday Inn Express. Just joshing. Actually, the guy acting like a doctor tonight . . . secretly is a doctor. He's Richard Kimble.
NEWS
May 22, 1988
What has KTLA Channel 5 done to "American Bandstand"? My Saturday mornings are miserable now. I enjoy dancing and exercising to the music. It is a very uplifting show. I also enjoy the artists and musicians on the series. C'mon, KTLA, get real. Tammy Anne Connelly, Ontario
NEWS
April 2, 1989
It took awhile for me to enjoy "Midnight Caller," but I kept watching because of Gary Cole. He is really good in this series. Connie C. Fitzgerald, Los Angeles
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