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UCLA's New $10 COVID Test
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"It costs $10 a test, and we can do tens of thousands of tests at UCLA with a lab of 10 people."

UCLA received FDA approval today for a new novel coronavirus testing method that analyzes the genomic sequencing of samples to identify infected people — including those who are asymptomatic.

Triller is shelling out big to bring top social video creators to its platform.

Netflix faces a criminal charge in Texas for its 'Cuties' film.

TikTok overtakes Instagram as U.S. teens' second most popular app.

Mercedes unveils six new electric vehicle models.

AT&T is reportedly struggling to sell DirecTV.

Disney activist investor calls on the company to use this year's dividend to pay for Disney Plus content.

London-based firm makes a long-shot bid for TikTok.

The dot.LA Summit is coming in October, featuring cutting-edge programming, fast-pitch competitions, networking, workshops, social events and a live awards show. See the speakers list and register here!

UCLA's COVID Test Can Process Tens of Thousands of Results in a Day

The new COVID test developed by UCLA scientists received FDA approval and will be coming to campus in just a few weeks. Read more >>

Edtech Startup TutorMe Partners with Comcast, and Many More

It's boom time in the world of remote learning. And that has meant huge growth for #TechLA's TutorMe, who has partnered with nearly 100 schools and businesses since the pandemic hit. Read more >>

Presence Fit Brings Live Fitness to Your Phone

Tiny apartment and no space to workout? @Presence_fit uses only a smartphone and no bulky equipment, relying on #AI technology, biomechanics and health tracking data to allow trainers to monitor and respond to your workout. Read more >>

Dispo Brings Photo Waiting Periods to an Instant-Gratification Generation

It's 2020 and waiting for photos to develop is cool again. That's at least what investors in a $4 million seed round for the "disposable camera" app Dispo hope. The L.A.-based platform announced it closed a funding round led by Alexis Ohanian's venture fund Seven Seven Six. Read more >>

Watch Techstars Demo Day with Us

Join us tomorrow as dotLA and Techstars LA team up to present the signature event capping the annual Techstars LA class. Same great startups, community building and networking - just virtual this year. It's free! Watch it here >>

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 >>

Register for the dot.LA Summit!

The inaugural dot.LA Summit on October 27th and 28th will feature a selection of disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups, keynote speakers and panelists, made up of founder CEOs and C-level executives working in tech, media, entertainment and healthcare. See the growing speaker list and register here!

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