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Quibi on Track for April Launch

Streaming service with fresh content could benefit from lockdown

Short-form streaming startup Quibi has been forced to cancel promotional events, but it appears that the company remains advantageously positioned to launch on April 6.

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Ballmer’s Forum Deal Raises Questions

Clippers owner pays $400 million, still plans to build basketball arena nearby

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer's $400 million cash purchase of the Forum has people wondering what the deal will mean for the storied Inglewood venue.

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LAX Posts Traffic Dip for February

Drop is expected to worsen in March and April

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport fell nearly 4% in February with international traffic plunging almost 10% as the first impact of the coronavirus pandemic was felt.

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Scopely Secures Additional $200 Million

Chernin, Advance contribute to company’s Series D funding round

Scopely Inc., a Culver City-based mobile game publisher, announced an additional $200 million in Series D funding.

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Activision Names Alegre as President

Former Google exec will report to Kotick

Game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. has seen a high-profile game rollout, the arrival of a new senior executive and the departure of a key company veteran in a short time frame.

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Kroenke's Vision Becomes a Reality

Stan Kroenke is the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2020 Business Person of the Year.

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For the Win

Stan Kroenke’s visions — for the Rams, SoFi Stadium and Inglewood — are becoming a reality

In this rare interview with Stan Kroenke, he shares his vision for SoFi Stadium, sports in L.A. and more.

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Stan Kroenke: A Condensed Guide

A look at the life and holdings of the Business Person of the Year

Take a look at Stan Kroenke's life and holdings, from his beginnings to his current net worth.

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By the Books

Avid reader Stan Kroenke shares some of his favorites

Stan Kroenke shares his favorite books and authors.

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Is Lions Gate Reaching a Crossroads?

Studio management seeks rebound

Film and television studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has suffered a wrenching plunge in its stock price over the past few years.

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Video Game Companies May Be Poised for Gains

Virus could increase demand

The gaming industry stands to be one of the few sectors that could benefit from the coronavirus pandemic despite losses triggered by disrupted conferences and esports tournaments.

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ArcLight Looks to Spice Things Up With Promotion

Theater chain enlists celeb chefs for popcorn ‘Experience’

Arclight has unveiled a new offering to up its game: gourmet popcorn flavors created by celebrity chefs and inspired by ArcLight’s four major markets, including L.A.

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72andSunny Elevates Shutt

Move by ad agency follows departures, layoffs in 2019

Playa Vista-based advertising agency 72andSunny has named Global Chief Operating Officer and Partner Evin Shutt to lead the company as chief executive.

Southwest to Add 2 Flights at Long Beach Airport This Summer

Southwest Airlines Co. on March 12 announced it will add two weekday flights at Long Beach Airport this summer, one to Oakland and the other to San Jose.

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Quibi Funding Reaches $1.75 Billion

Startup to launch programs in April

Short-form video startup Quibi announced that it has closed a $750 million funding round, bringing the streaming service’s total funding to $1.75 billion.

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