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How One Game is Crossing into Reality
Breanna De Vera

"If it pops in a game, then it'll be manufactured in reality."

The iPhone app Aglet, which has players search for virtual shoes and gain in-game currency called Aglets by walking, is about to cross over into the real world with the release next year of a sneaker. Reporter Breanna De Vera reports on the company's plans.

Facebook is building a Cameo-inspired tool to let fans pay celebrities to Face Time.

Boring Company proposes massive Vegas expansion following monorail bankruptcy.

FDA authorizes the first over-the-counter COVID-19 test.

Walmart will test driverless delivery trucks in Arkansas next year.

Twitter will discontinue stand-alone Periscope apps in March.

Facebook lifts political ad ban for Georgia runoffs.

Prince Harry and Meghan will produce and host podcasts for Spotify.

Tech giants face new rules in Europe, backed by huge fines.

Google's Gmail service suffers outage for two days in a row.

Facebook to move UK users to California terms, avoiding EU privacy rules.

Meet the New Products From Snap's Inaugural Yellow Collabs Program

Augmented reality app Dropr debuted today alongside eight other companies' new products, all of them developed in conjunction with Snap as part of the company's inaugural Yellow Collabs program. Read more>>

Westlake Village BioPartners Raises $500M

The two-year-old Los Angeles venture capital firm invests in life science and therapeutic companies and has raised two new funds totaling $500 million aimed at the area's biotech startups. Read more>>

ConsejoSano's Plan to Make Healthcare More Accessible

The North Hollywood-based healthcare technology company provides outreach and appointment coordination for medical providers, facilities and patients in their language. It announced a $17 million Series B raise on Tuesday. Read more>>

Aglet’s Virtual Sneaker Game Could Soon Make Shoes

The iPhone app Aglet is a virtual sneaker game. Founder Ryan Mullins, a self-described sneakerhead, said the most popular shoe on the app is about to be manufactured. Read here>>

MM.LaFleur Founder On Powering Through Doubt 

MM.LaFleur founder and CEO Sarah LaFleur talks with Behind Her Empire about how her company went from a negative $2,000 banking account balance to a multimillion-dollar company and the strategy she credits for saving the business. Read and listen here>>

Strategy Session: 2020 Year in Review 

Join us tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. PT for the closing dot.LA Strategy Session of the year as we reflect on L.A.'s emerging tech trends, challenges and predictions for 2021. Two-time NBA All-Star, investor and entrepreneur Baron Davis, Valence co-founder & COO Emily Slade and Upfront Managing Partner Mark Suster join dot.LA Senior Finance Reporter Ben Bergman and Chief Host and Head of Video Kelly O'Grady. Register here - space is limited!

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