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Why It's So Hard To Book a COVID Vaccine Appointment
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"The experience has been a little bit like trying to get Rolling Stones tickets."

Vaccination appointment sites have been flooded as Angelenos rush to get their shots. Tech-driven companies like Carbon Health, Salesforce, Accenture and Skedulo have powered much of the logistics, and the coming months will test their ability to help carry out the largest national health campaign in generations, explains Reporter Francesca Billington.

ByteDance's revenue more than doubled in 2020.

Bryan Fogel on why Netflix and streamers were scared of releasing 'The Dissident.'

Pandemic woes create tough outlook for Hollywood.

YouTube suspends Rudy Giuliani from ads over election lies.

SpaceX adds laser links to Starlink satellites to serve Earth's polar areas.

The shift to electric vehicles will spur a bid to make more batteries in U.S.

Biden vows to electrify the federal government's 600,000-vehicle fleet.

TikTok is being used by vape sellers marketing to teens.

Musk blasts Bezos, alleging effort to 'hamstring' SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet.

Vimeo's latest funding round values the company at $5B.

TikTok fixes flaws allowing theft of private user information.

Why’s It So Hard to Book a COVID Vaccine Appointment?

The rush to schedule vaccinations for health care workers, residents of nursing homes and, now, people 65 and older will serve as a logistical trial for a larger rollout expected over the coming months. Read more>>

Science Inc. Makes $270 Million SPAC Debut

Michael Jones and Peter Pham, the founders of Science Inc., officially joined the SPAC frenzy on Tuesday. dot.LA caught up with Jones hours after his SPAC went public to discuss why and what he thinks of the current SPAC market. Read more >>

SideCar Health Raises $120M to Add More Insurance Offerings

Insurance tech company Sidecar Health raised $120 million in a Series C funding round led by Drive Capital. The latest infusion of funds bumped its valuation up to $1 billion. Read more>>>

Dating App S'More Gets Investor Love

The New York-based company, billing itself as the first anti-superficial dating app, raised $2.1 million in seed funding led by Benson Oak Ventures to bring its fundraising total to $3 million. 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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