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Several Southern California schools and universities will be testing every student and employee returning to the classroom for COVID-19 and other viruses in an attempt to thwart an outbreak.

The effort is being led by SwabSeq, the UCLA-based sequencing platform that released an FDA-approved COVID-19 test last fall. Bioscience Reporter Keerthi Vedantam explains how local experts aim to expand virus testing and tracking as schools reopen.

U.S. House panel probes SpaceX launch activities.

Disney Plus will start shooting 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' in April.

Grindr's U.S. security review disclosures contradicted statements made to others.

AAPI esports leaders join the call to #StopAsianHate.

Disney Plus and ESPN Plus launch on Comcast's Xfinity X and Flex devices.

T-Mobile is already shutting down its live TV service, partners with YouTube TV and Philo.

Parler: We warned the FBI more than 50 times before the Capitol riot.

Visa moves to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency.

Aphex Twin hid a mystery date in his NFT.

Uber adds all-electric vehicles to its list of ride options in London.

UCLA's $10 Test Is Helping SoCal Schools Monitor Viruses

Wide scale testing at local schools come as the Biden administration pumps $10 billion into testing in preparation for a mass reopening. It's a stark shift in the way education officials handled viral illness previously. Read more>>

Former NWA Artist Launches an Accelerator Aimed at Non-Unicorns

Arabian Prince, a founding member of the rap group N.W.A., is behind a new Los Angeles incubator aimed at tech founders from underserved communities. Read more >>

Marlon Nichols Of MaC Ventures On Finding Trends First

Founding managing general partner at MaC Venture Capital talks to Just Go Grind podcast about how he got into venture capital, what institutional limited partners are looking to invest in, finding trends and what's next. Read more and listen here>>

LIVELY's CEO on Recognizing Opportunity and Building a Brand

On today's episode of Behind Her Empire podcast, LIVELY founder and CEO Michelle Cordeiro Granttalks about how she grew her business from its concept stage to a recent $100 million acquisition in just three years. Read more >>

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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