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"There is a sector of people that are concerned about robots and I think that it is very important to listen to them and to get their feedback on everything. but robots are going to happen."

San Jose-based Kiwibot has plans to roll out hundreds of food delivery robots in Los Angeles over the next year. Senior Reporter Ben Bergman reports on how the droids could reshape food delivery.

Snapchat will permanently ban Trump's account.

Sequoia Capital's Doug Leone is renouncing his support of Trump.

Facebook is tracking a rise in violent rhetoric tied to the U.S. presidential inauguration.

Amazon warned Parler for months about violent threats.

Millions flock to Telegram and Signal as fears grow over big tech.

Airbnb canceling and blocking DC reservations during inauguration week.

L.A.-based startup for ecommerce Nacelle closes $18M Series A.

Scopely hires former Facebook games exec as chief marketing officer.

Ring adds end-to-end encryption to video streams.

TikTok introduces stricter privacy rules for its youngest users.

First Netflix inclusion report shows gains for women, people of color.

Universal Music Group licenses catalog to Equinox at-home fitness app Variis.

Moderna CEO says the world will have to live with COVID 'forever.'

Hundreds of Delivery Robots Are Coming to Los Angeles

Kiwibot has quietly been testing its robots – specially designed to look cute and non-threatening – for the past few weeks with plans to expand across the city by year's end. Read more>>

New Faux Ground Beef Maker Closes $5M Seed Round

Los Angeles is adding another player to its roster of packaged health food startups. Irvine-based Longève Brands, a startup selling fake meat crumbles made of pea protein, is backed by Wavemaker Partners and Springboard. Read more>>


Film, Music Execs on What the Future of Streaming Means for Artists

dot.LA spoke with three talent representatives about how new platforms, models and the pandemic are shifting the ways artists reach their audiences, and what might be in store for the future. Read more and listen here>>

TransPerfect Co-founder on How to Manage a Business with a Partner

TransPerfect co-CEO Liz Elting talks with Behind Her Empire about the decision to create her business without a shareholder's agreement, taking the company off the ground at age 26, managing business partnerships and motherhood. Read more>>

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