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"The audience is not necessarily looking for higher production value but more direct, raw contact with the creator."

Video game streaming network VENN is shifting their content strategy from long-form shows to cheaper short-form video that provides near instant feedback. Entertainment Reporter Sam Blake explains the pivot.

Alphabet union alleges contract workers were silenced about pay.

Robinhood traders bash the app but just can't leave it.

Bezos' climate fund faces a reckoning with Amazon's pollution.

Google is weighing an anti-tracking feature for Android, following Apple's lead.

Striking workers halt construction at future Amazon warehouse in Oxnard.

Cannabis behemoths Leafly and Jane will partner on ecommerce.

SpaceX Starlink broadband passes 10,000 users.

Activision Blizzard Q4 revenue grows 21%.

SunPower solar moves into seven new markets.

Firefly gets a $93M lunar lander contract from NASA.

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Strategy Session: The Future of Content Moderation Online

Join us Wednesday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. PT for a conversation about the future of content moderation online, in partnership with our legal partner Fenwick. We are thrilled to announce that Co-Founder and General Partner at Craft David Sacks will kick off the event speaking one-on-one with dot.LA Managing Editor Rachel Uranga. Following, dot.LA CEO Sam Adams will speak with Fenwick Partners Tyler Newby and Andrew Klungness for a legal perspective. Register here - space is limited.

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