"These companies have demonstrated they will not do the right thing on their own."
Silicon Valley Congresswoman Anna Eshoo is reviving efforts to amend Section 230. In the last congressional session she sought to hold Twitter and Facebook and other site's liable for using algorithms that spread harmful or content that leads to violence. Reporter Sam Blake has the story.
Uber, Lyft drivers and unions sue to overturn Prop 22.
Apple held talks with EV startup Canoo in 2020.
'The Office' was by far the most-streamed TV show in 2020, Nielsen says.
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Automotive tech start-ups take wild ride with SPACs.
GM unveils flying Cadillac at CES.
Zoom seeks to raise $1.5 billion through new stock offering.
Trump says big tech is dividing the country, after his supporters attack Congress.
Google commits $3 million to fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.
Parler faces complex, costly route to getting back online.
How Social Media Moderation Might Be Legislated After the Capitol Attack
Calls are mounting among lawmakers to ramp up regulation of social media following the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol last week. Silicon Valley Congresswoman Anna Eshoo said she will revive her efforts to amend Section 230. Read more>>
dot.LA Strategy Session: Tastemaking & Gatekeeping in the Streaming Era
Join us at 11:00 a.m. PST on Wednesday, January 13th for back-to-back conversations with some of the most influential players in music and film. First, Troy Carter of Q&A, Atom Factory, and Venice Innovation Labs will join dot.LA Entertainment Reporter Sam Blake in conversation, followed by a discussion between UTA Independent Film Group partners Rena Ronson and Jim Meenaghan and dot.LA Chief Host and Correspondent Kelly O'Grady.
Outdoor Furniture Brand Outer Raises $10.5M in Series A
It turned out 2020 was the perfect breakout year for Outer, the Santa Monica-based direct-to-consumer outdoor furniture brand that first came to prominence after impressing Shark Tank judges in late 2019. Read more>>
Muniq's 'Healthy Gut' Nutritional Shake Scores $8 Million
The direct-to-consumer company founded by CEO Marc Washington, the former chief financial officer at The Wonderful Company, pitches its nutritional shakes as a path to gut health. Read more>>
Film Industry Continues to Slide as COVID Grips LA
Production in Hollywood dropped for the second month in a row December and is expected to remain slow as coronavirus cases continue to surge in Los Angeles. Read more>>
Champions Round Raises $1 Million to Remove Seasons from Fantasy Betting
The bittersweet end of the season was Carter Russ' inspiration for Champions Round, a new take on fantasy sports backed by San Francisco-based Quest Venture Partners. Read more>>