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"Podcast discovery trails other media formats, such as video."

Finding a good listen isn't easy, especially as the format becomes more saturated. A handful of Los Angeles startups are trying to make discovery easier. Reporter Breanna De Vera has details.

Voice chat app Clubhouse raises $100 million.

Tesla accuses engineer of stealing Warp Drive secrets.

TikTok has until Friday to respond to Italy's order to block users it can't age-verify.

Google workers in 10 countries form union alliance.

Warner Music Group and Feed Media Group launch Adaptr, a startups licensing platform.

Moderna says it's working on COVID booster shot for variant in South Africa.

NBCUniversal's Peacock to become WWE's exclusive streaming home.

AMC avoids bankruptcy, at least for now.

Facebook will let researchers study its election ad targeting data.

Google plans vaccination clinics at some of its sites in Los Angeles and elsewhere.

Spotify tests audiobooks with 'Frankenstein,' 'Jane Eyre' and other classics.

Valve Corporation's co-founder thinks brain-computer interface will reshape video games.

Does biohacking help you live longer?

These LA Startups Aim to Make Good Listens Easy to Find

As the podcast market has becomes more saturated, more companies are trying to make discovery easier. Podcasting platforms like Goodpods and Breaker take a social media approach. Read more>>

Larry King Spent His Last Year Building a Legacy for Gen Z

The legendary broadcaster may best be remembered as the longtime host of CNN who interviewed the most notable personalities of the 20th century, but he also worked tirelessly to build a bridge for the next generation. Read more>>

Virgin Orbit Will Take the First Dutch Defense Satellite to Space

Virgin Orbit will launch the Dutch Ministry of Defense's first satellite into space later this year. It comes over a week after the Long Beach-based company successfully placed satellites from its LauncherOne rocket into orbit for the first time. 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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