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"Check it out my dear children, I finally made it on Famous Birthdays."

Hailed as the Wikipedia of influencers and the pulse of Gen Z, Famous Birthdays is beloved by young influencers and their followers. Entertainment reporter Sam Blake talks with the site's founders and others about its success.

Amazon, Facebook, other tech giants spent roughly $65 million to lobby Washington last year.

Elon Musk announces $100 million prize for new carbon capture tech.

NBC to shut sports network as cord cutting squeezes cable.

SpaceX to set record for most satellites launched on a single mission.

Blizzard absorbs acclaimed Activision game studio.

Versus Systems closes $11M IPO.

L.A. Galaxy renews JLab Audio partnership, expands to include eMLS team.

Amazon tries to delay warehouse union vote in Alabama.

AT&T holds exclusive talks to sell DirectTV stake to TPG.

EVgo Strikes $2.6B SPAC Deal

Electric vehicle charging-station provider EVgo is going public in a deal valuing the company at $2.6 billion. It will join a wave of companies in the electric vehicle industry hoping to ride on Tesla's soaring stock growth over the last year. Read more>>

Fifth Wall Joins the SPAC Boom

The largest property technology venture firm, Fifth Wall, intends to raise up to $287 million for a special acquisition company, according to filings. Read more>>

Famous Birthdays’ Wish for Cultural Relevance Is Coming True

In 2012, Evan Britton founded a website premised upon what the web arguably does best: help people obsess over celebrities. Famous Birthdays is now considered a pillar of the teen-centric world of online personalities and creators. Read more>>

Column: A Blueprint for What Real Estate Looks Like Post Pandemic

It's a real possibility that in the not-too-distant future L.A. sets not only the stage but also a new standard for what a health-conscious commute and a productive work life looks like as a model for apprehensive Americans. Read more>>

Nominate Companies for Our Next Virtual Pitch Showcase

We are thrilled to announce the next virtual pitch showcase, which will be broadcast live at 11:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, February 4th. We're looking for Southern California startups in any industry founded by entrepreneurs of color and/or women, or by entrepreneurs from low-income or underrepresented communities. Submissions are now open for company nominations to present at the live event. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Please contact annie@dot.LA with any questions.

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