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LA's Locker Room App Gets Acquired by Spotify

"I went from hacking this fun thing during the NBA playoffs to basically being an illegal bookie with 500 people on my book."

A former product manager at Pinterest tried to make a sports wagering text service and instead emerged with a live social sports-app that just got sold to Spotify. Senior reporter Ben Bergman talks to co-founder Howard Akumia about the Clubhouse-like app.

Snap plans hardware push with AR spectacles, drone.

Maker of NBA Top Shot scores $305M in new funding.

Demi Lovato to appear on premiere of 'Headstream,' a new TikTok live series.

Underrepresented tech workers say they're overworked and stressed.

Virgin Galactic debuts its next-generation spaceship series, 'VSS Imagine.'

PayPal launches crypto checkout service.

SpaceX outfits Dragon spacecraft with an observation deck for space tourists.

Cameo app is now valued at $1B.

SpaceX test flight ends in another crash landing.

DogVacay founder killed in crash with boat in Miami.

How Betty Labs Built a Clubhouse for Sports Fans

The Locker Room app is often likened to a sports version of Clubhouse, the much-hyped live audio app. But Betty Labs co-founder, which created the app, said he first saw the appeal after realizing users were more interested in talking to each other than wagering on games. Read more>>

Canoo's Partnership with Hyundai Appears to Be Over

Canoo's fortunes took a sharp turn this week after a shake up in their C-suite, with their chief financial officer abruptly leaving and a partnership with Hyundai Motor Group falling apart. Read more>>

Cannabis Chain Sweet Flower Rides the Green Rush

Cannabis chain store Sweet Flower saw customer consumption double during the anxiety-inducing pandemic. It's riding the green rush with plans to expand across the state. Read more>>

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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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