"It feels like I got stood up for prom." — Ralph Esquibel, Dodgers' vice president of IT
Coronavirus has kept Dodger Stadium off-limits to all but a few this Opening Day, but Ben Bergmanhas a peek at the tech upgrades awaiting fans' return.
HBO Max reached over 4 million subscribers in its first month.
SpaceX's first official mission for NASA will take place in September.
Quibi rolls out a new feature allowing viewers to take and share screenshots during shows.
AMC delays reopening theaters until August.
Next Tuesday's Strategy Session will look at the $4.5 trillion wellness market. Details here and sign up here!
Dodger Stadium Gets a Tech Upgrade
Mobile ordering, fantasy gaming, play zones: We have a look at what Dodger fans can expect at Opening Day — next year. Read more >>
Arrive Outdoors Lands $4.75 Million
Rachelle Snyder and Ross Richmond arrived in L.A. and found themselves surrounded by potential outdoor adventure, but with no equipment to enjoy it. So they started an equipment rental business. Read more >>
"If you present customers with a rental model, they're going to take that model every time." Listen to CEO Rachelle Snyder on today's Office Hours podcast. Listen >>
Religion of Sports Raises $10 Million
The Santa Monica-based startup was created by Tom Brady, Gotham Chopra and Michael Strahan. Their mantra: "Sports aren't like religion, sports are religion." Read more >>
TikTok Will Pay Creators — and Warner
TikTok made two significant gestures to communities on which it relies: the creators who rack up millions of views on its platform, and the musicians whose audio they often use. Read more >>
Watch: 'Female Founders Stories' with Tea Drops and Skylar
Tea Drops co-founder Sashee Chandran and Skylar CEO Cat Chen talk with our Kelly O'Grady about how they got their start as founders in L.A. Watch it here >>
Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase: Entertainment
Nominate your company to take part in our next Startup Pitch Showcase set for Thursday, August 6th. We are looking for Southern California startups in the interactive and virtual entertainment space. Nominate your company and register for the event.
Our Next Strategy Session: The Health & Wellness Market
Join us at 11:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday, July 28th a Strategy Session focused on the health and wellness market with reporter Rachel Uranga, Upfront Ventures' Kevin Zhang, Sequoia Consulting Group's Kaleana Quibell and Remedy Place's Dr. Jonathan Leary. Register here >>