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Los Angeles electric vehicle startup Canoo was founded in 2017 by two former BMW executives. They quickly landed a deal to manufacture a car for Hyundai and created a plan to go public. Today, they announced their second vehicle. dot.LA's Francesca Billington looks at what its release could mean for the company and the future of delivery services.

Could Disney's Chairman Bob Iger be the next U.S. Ambassador to China?

More hacking attacks are discovered as officials warn of 'grave risk' to U.S. government.

Influencer impact is up 57% amid shift to Instagram stories and TikTok, study shows.

Walmart brings livestream shopping to TikTok.

L.A.-based shopping platform Whatnot raises $4M.

Triller matures as marketing platform with NYX virtual pop-up shop.

Googling for 'Baby Yoda' will beam him onto your desk via AR.

SEC charges Robinhood with misleading customers about how it makes money.

Poshmark files to go public after consecutive profitable quarters.

UiPath files confidential IPO paperwork. It could become one of NYC's biggest tech companies.

Canoo's New Electric Delivery Van

A week before going public, Los Angeles electric vehicle startup Canoo — valued at $2.4 billion — unveiled the company's second vehicle, which it expects to be available by 2022. Read more >>

Bambee Raises $15M as Small Businesses Navigate HR

Bambee, the L.A. startup offering subscription-based HR services, has seen a boom in sales from small businesses struggling during the pandemic. Read more >>

Tastemade Gobbles Up ChefsFeed 

The Santa Monica-based food and travel network Tastemade acquired ChefsFeed, a content platform for professional cooks to share recipes and restaurant reviews. The purchase gives Tastemade access to ChefsFeed's 100 million viewers and network of 6,000-plus chefs. Read more >>

How Cameo Barely Avoided Disaster

The story of Cameo's rise is pretty extraordinary. Its 2017 launch tanked. Its only talent was furious. Still, the startup persisted and has grown massively. Hear CEO Steven Galanis on this week's Office Hours podcast >>

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