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"The shock of the shutdown and the fear that the virus or another virus may return has been seared into the consciousness of the citizenry."

UCLA Anderson released its June forecast for the national and California economies. It's not good. Senior reporter Tami Abdollah has a look at what the recovery might look like.

HelloOffice is betting big that our WFH days will soon come to an end.

The video game industry is finally having its own #MeToo moment.

Tinder is rolling out its anti-catfish software in the U.K.

The L.A. Times has a look at the lack of diversity in tech. (See also last week's discussion on possible solutions).

"Gone With the Wind" is back on HBO Max, but with a little context added as an intro.

Treehouse Games is looking to create more 'collaborative' video games after its $2.6M raise.

Nominate your startup for next Thursday's startup pitch showcase focusing on real estate companies and register to watch here!

At Least 3 Years to Recover

The U.S. economy is in a "depression-like crisis" and it will take at least three years before its GDP and unemployment rate return to pre=pandemic levels, UCLA economists report. Read more >>

Relativity Space Can Soon Launch From Both Coasts

The L.A.-based 3-D rocket printer is set to develop rocket launch facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base, bringing its launch capabilities to both coasts. Read more >>

Pipe Gets $60 MillionĀ 

The SaaS financing platform also unveiled its subscription service and a new chief operating officer. Read more >>

HelloOffice Raises $20M Series A

Predictions of a working lifetime spent in yoga pants without commuting to an office may be premature, at least according to HelloOffice and its investors. Read more >>

LA's Largest VC is Now a Public Benefit Corp

The real estate industry accounts for 40% of the world's consumption of energy. Proptech-focused venture capital firm Fifth Wall says it is ready to help make construction more sustainable. Read more >>

What Does the Office Look Like in 2021?

Join us at 11:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday, June 30th for the next dot.LA Strategy Session in partnership with HelloOffice. After the coronavirus subsides, how much work will stay remote and how will offices adapt? We'll speak with panelists from Fifth Wall and HelloOffice to find out. Read more and register here >>

Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase: Real Estate Tech

Our next startup pitch showcase is coming up at 11:00 am PST on Thursday, July 2nd. Leading real estate news source Inman's founder Brad Inman will join us, along with Zillow and dot.LA cofounder Spencer Rascoff. Register to watch here

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