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The world of sports betting is heating up, and the Walt Disney Company is considering making a wager.

CEO Bob Chapek hinted earlier this month at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference that Disney intends to break into a world that has long been associated with vice.

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Appetize, a Playa Vista mobile ordering service that delivers food at Dodger games and other large venues , just got gobbled up for $415 million by payment and software service SpotOn.

The acquisition was part of the San Francisco-based SpotOn's $300 million Series E funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz that values the company at $3.15 billion.

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A favorite social media tool of the NBA and MLB, Santa Monica-based Greenfly just scored with an $8.4 million funding round and backing from 16-year NBA veteran Chris Paul.

Created by former MLB All-Star Shawn Green, Greenfly is a software-as-a-service content management system that lets organizations share, crowdsource and distribute photos and videos on social media. It's popular among sports teams, with a roster of about 250 organizations.

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