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"After three months of insurance issues, dropped balls, we finally got all of her test results and the right referral to the surgeon. That's when we got the tragic news from him that she was already at Stage 4 and had she come in two months earlier, he could have operated on her."

The Lees founded Preveta after the health care system failed their friend. The AI software aims to make it easier for doctors to see health patterns, enable remote care and flag potential barriers, such as insurance issues. Reporter Breanna De Vera explains how it can change cancer detection.

L.A. movie theaters can double capacity on April 5.

YouTuber Jake Paul turns his audience into fodder for his new VC fund.

Apple leads $50M funding round for music distributor UnitedMasters.

Google is accelerating partial reopening of offices and putting limits on future of remote work.

Amazon says it expects some employees to return to the office this summer; most will return in fall.

Biden to let Trump's H1-B visa ban expire in a win for tech.

Spotify adds three new types of personalized playlists with launch of 'Spotify Mixes.'

These big e-bike companies were just forced to raise prices.

Instagram officially launches Remix on Reels, a TikTok Duets-like feature.

How Preveta Could Change the Game for Early Cancer Detection

The idea behind Prevata is to get urgent and sometimes overlooked care to patients often ignored by the health care system — especially those who are Black, Latino or living in health care deserts. Read more >>

Delivery Robots Come to Santa Monica

If you live in Santa Monica, you can now have tacos and burritos delivered straight to your door via semi autonomous robot. Read more>>

Talent Agency Endeavor Reboots Its IPO

Endeavor owns just over half of UFC, but per its filing it is putting together a $1.8 billion package of private equity funding to purchase the remainder, conditional on the IPO coming to fruition. And it will bring Tesla's Elon Musk on to its board. Read more>>

DogVacay Founder Aaron Hirschhorn Dies in Miami Boating Accident

A well-known investor and entrepreneur in the Los Angeles tech scene who founded the pet sitting startup DogVacay with his wife died Sunday in a boating accident near Miami Beach, Fla. He was 42. Read more>>

Newport Beach's Blaze Keeps Cannabis Startups Coordinated

As more states pass marijuana legalization, delivery services, dispensaries and the companies that serve them are bracing for a new wave of business. Blaze runs the iPads customers use to buy legal cannabis as well as delivery apps. Read more>>

Clocktower Is Raising a New Fund Focused on Latin American Fintech

The venture arm of the global macro investment firm Clocktower Group believes Latin American consumers are being underserved by the small number of stodgy banks. Read more>>

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