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"It would be nice if these platforms took this abuse more seriously."

Have you been hit on over LinkedIn or other professional networking apps? dot.LA's Ben Bergman talked with users about how they feel about it, and matchmakers about why they continue to use it.

GoodRx founders get $500 million before the company goes public.

TikTok hits 100 million users in Europe.

YouTube launches TikTok competitor 'Shorts'.

ViacomCBS sells off CNET for half of what CBS paid for it.

Should People Be Trying to Find Love on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn users — especially women — are reporting they're being hit on over the app, despite the site's community guidelines against it. Read more >>

Oracle Partners with TikTok

Oracle confirms it's has struck a deal to partner with TikTok in a move that is intended to avert a ban of the popular social media app just days before it was to be shut down. Read more >>

How and When Do You Hire Your First Salesperson?

dot.LA co-founder and former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff has some advice for young companies on when and how to know if you're ready, and what to do next. Read more, and suggest questions for our next Founder Questions post.

A TikTok Timeline: The Rise and Pause of a Social Video Giant

See our timeline below for key points in how TikTok's story has developed over the last eight years, starting with the founding of ByteDance, its rising popularity and the mounting concerns about privacy and security. Read more >>

Our Startup Pitch Showcase Events

Join us at 11 a.m. PST on Thursday, September 24th for the first of three qualifying rounds of dot.LA's Startup Pitch Showcase competition. A winner will be chosen at each qualifying event. Each winner will advance to pitch at the finale which will be broadcast live at the dot.LA Summit with a grand prize and guest judges. Nominate your company and register for the first event!

Nominate Innovators for dot.LA's Startup Awards

We are thrilled to announce the first "dot.LA Startup Awards 2020," a celebration of the most innovative people and companies in the L.A. startup and tech community, on Wednesday, October 28th. See the award categories and nominate companies >>

Save the Date: The 2020 dot.LA Summit

Our inaugural dot.LA Summit is coming up on October 27th & 28th. The virtual gathering will include cutting-edge programming, fast pitch competitions, a live awards show, networking, workshops, social events and more! The Summit will feature the most disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups. Early access - Register here >>

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