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VidCon Returns! Could Other In-Person Events Be Coming Soon?

"They really miss being able to get together face-to-face and celebrate the continuing development and future of the creator economy."

One of the largest conferences for video and digital creators, VidCon, will return as an in-person event at the Anaheim Convention Center this fall. It's one of several recent signs that in-person events are starting to come back, reports Breanna De Vera.

Google CEO sends consoling email to employees amid rise in anti-Asian hate crimes.

Lionsgate will sell $1 billion in notes to pay down its debt.

'Black Widow' will hit Disney+ and theaters on the same day.

Amazon delivery drivers are forced to sign 'biometric consent' form or lose job.

Cineworld's Regal Cinemas will reopen with 'Godzilla vs. Kong' in deal with Warner Bros.

Prince Harry is taking on a new job title: Chief Impact Officer at BetterUp.

Robinhood files confidentially for an IPO despite disastrous start to 2021.

$10 billion for Discord? Here's why Microsoft might buy it.

Ousted Parler CEO sues the company, alleges his stake was taken.

Why it will be years before robot butlers take over your household chores.

VidCon Returns In-Person As Events Slowly Come Online

As vaccination distribution ramps up, conference and concert planners are starting to scrap their virtual plans in favor of big in-person events. VidCon's announcement comes as airline travel is picking up and theme parks open back up. Read more>>

Inside NASA's $80 Million Mission to Launch a Helicopter on Mars

The plan is to use NASA's Ingenuity craft, a tiny helicopter custom-designed for flight on Mars, to hover the surface and take photos and videos. It's basically an incredibly expensive drone flight. Read more>>

Haystack Is Putting All Your Teleworking Tools in One Place

Betting that a considerable number of employees will be working remotely long after the pandemic ends, Haystack officially launched bolstered by an $8.2 million raise. Read more>>

Counterpart Rakes In $10M To Help Small Businesses With Liability Insurance

The Walnut-based insurtech startup's product manages liability insurance on a software platform that leverages technology at every touchpoint, including application submission, coverage selection, claims management and loss prevention. Read more>>

Orca Security Lands $210M As It Looks To Grow in Los Angeles

The Israeli-based startup provides cloud security through its patent-pending technology and has plans to build out its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles. Robinhood, Lemonade and Databricks are among its clients. Read more>>

Strategy Session: Fundraising for Female Founders

Join us on tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. PST for our next Strategy Session: Fundraising for Female Founders, in partnership with Bank of America. We'll explore how female founders are navigating this uphill battle with a group of women executives who'll share their personal experiences, best practices and tips to successfully raise capital.

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Save the Date for dot.LA's 2021 'Intersect' Entertainment Tech Summit

The line between tech and entertainment companies has never been thinner. Top Hollywood players are becoming software behemoths, major tech firms are tripling down on their content investments and a number of startups are finding new ways to blend the two worlds. From the very heart of this convergence between tech, media and entertainment in Los Angeles, we're launching "Intersect," a first-of-its-kind summit, held live virtually on Wednesday, April 28.

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