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dot.LA talked to Southern California's top venture capitalists to find out the hottest startups.

One of them had not even launched when 2020 began. A number doubled or even 16x'd their valuation in the span of a few short months. It's no surprise the pandemic radically altered these companies' value. Today, we published the top Series A startups. Look for dot.LA's seed startup rankings tomorrow.

Google workers form a union.

Slack starts 2021 with an outage.

Jimmy Iovine sells producer catalog to Hipgnosis.

Epic Games' new headquarters will be a former mall.

Foxconn to make electric SUVs with Chinese startup Byton.

Healthcare venture Haven, backed by Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan, disbands.

UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange.

Snap is reportedly in talks to invest in India's ShareChat.

SpaceX may soon try to catch a returning rocket on its launch tower.

Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpen will use Lidar to guide its autonomous cars.

Reviving Quibi's Content?

Neither Roku nor Quibi would comment, but if a deal is struck, it could provide the San Francisco-based Roku more ammunition in the streaming wars, give Quibi content a new home and pay out burned investors. Read more>>

Hulu's Live TV Adds 14 More Channels

ViacomCBS has struck a deal with Disney to distribute more of their content on Hulu Plus Live TV. The agreement gives Hulu access to 14 channels including BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and Paramount Network. Read more>>

Streaming Trends to Watch in 2021

Everyone expected the streaming wars to heat up, but no one could have predicted that a global pandemic would reshuffle the entertainment landscape so dramatically. Here are the trends to watch. Read more>>

 LA's Hottest Startups 

Despite — or in many cases because of — the raging pandemic, 2020 was a great year for many tech startups. But which companies in Southern California had the best year? Southern California's top VCs picked them. Read more>>

LA Venture Podcast: 2020 Highlights

L.A. Venture offers highlights from 2020 with guests: Kara Nortman, Deb Benton, Mark Suster, Peter Lee, Scott Stanford and others. Read more and listen here>>

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