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A LA Podcast Startup for Latinos

"There isn't any content that speaks to [U.S. Latinos'] culture and interests."

This week the former heads of Universal Music Group, Fonovisa Records and other longtime executives in the Latino media space launched Pitaya, a podcasting company aimed at tapping a market that's been mostly overlooked by some of the larger podcast studios. Reporter Breanna De Vera has the story.

YouTube's quick-video answer to TikTok is coming to the U.S. in March.

Elon Musk's SpaceX raised $850 million, jumping valuation to about $74 billion.

'Roaring Kitty' Keith Gill defends GameStop posts, says he is as bullish as ever on the stock.

Facebook goes nuclear, banning all news posts in Australia.

Google will pay News Corp for the right to showcase its news articles.

Mayo Clinic AI study shows COVID shots work well in the real world.

Amazon documents reveal strategy to dodge India's regulators.

Robinhood to allow customers to deposit, withdraw cryptocurrencies.

iHeart Media acquires Triton Digital for $230 million.

Uber wants to export Prop 22 to Europe.

Epic Games takes antitrust fight against Apple to Europe.

Buzzy Camera App Dispo Attracts Big Time Investors

Days after launching a beta version of the platform, the Los Angeles startup was also in talks with investors including Andressen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital and Benchmark to raise a Series A round likely to value Dispo at $100 million, if not more. Read more>>

Ex-Universal Music Group Executive Creates Latino Podcaster

L.A.-based Pitaya Entertainment launched this week with six new podcasts hosted by popular personalities including Puerto Rican actress Giselle Blondet and her daughter, Gabriella Pabón. Read more>>

Virgin Orbit Names Aerospace Veteran Tony Gingiss Its First COO

The former CEO of OneWeb Satellites will oversee daily operations at Virgin's Long Beach manufacturing facility, where the company built its LauncherOne, which successfully placed satellites into orbit last month. Read more>>

Sony Pictures Hackers Accused of Cyber Crimes, Trying to Bilk $1.3B

Three North Korean hackers allegedly tied to the infamous 2014 attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment have been indicted for a wide range of cyber crimes, including an attempt to steal and extort over $1.3 billion in fiat and cryptocurrency. Read more>>

Westlake Village BioPartners Names New Chief Operating Officer

Peter Calveley will lead daily operational functions at the L.A.-based biotech venture fund and guide the company's portfolio of young life science startups. Read more>>

Keren Eldad On How To Get Out Of Your Way

With Enthusiasm Coaching founder Keren Eldad talks with the Behind Her Empire podcast about why it's in all our destinies to achieve greatness, the power of self-love and what we can do to get over our blindspots. Read more and listen here>>

Strategy Session: Reimagining Financial Systems

Among the hottest fintech startups, Brex is upending the corporate credit card and cash management system. Founder and Co-CEO Henrique Dubugras has migrated from the Bay Area to Beverly Hills. Join us Wednesday, February 24th at 11:00am PT for a fireside chat with Dubugras hosted by dot.LA co-Founder and Executive Chairman Spencer Rascoff.

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