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California's Innovation Czar Isn't Worried About Tech Companies Fleeing

"I don't have much of an opinion on those who choose to leave the state. I'm committed to those who are here."

California's new Chief Technology Innovation Officer isn't worried about tech companies leaving the golden state. The former Google executive sat down for his first substantial interview since taking the job with Senior Reporter Ben Bergman.

TikTok is adding six new interactive, musical filters.

Spotify rolls out its own hands-free voice assistant on iOS and Android.

SpaceX has launched 300 Starlink satellites into space in the last month.

34% of remote workers say they'd rather quit than return to full-time office work.

Uber and Lyft are strugglinng to recruit drivers as demand surges.

SpaceX leases a new complex in Seattle as its satellite operation grows.

Cult show Mystery Science Theater 3K is crowdfunding a new streaming platform.

Twitter won't let federal archivists host Trump's tweets on Twitter.

Beauty filters are changing the way young girls see themselves..

Meet California's New Chief Innovation Officer Rick Klau

Klau says he doesn't intend to Googlefy California's state government and its vast workforce. Reporter Ben Bergman spoke to him about his new role as well as the discontent that's been brewing in California's tech community that has led to a string of high-profile departures. Read more >>

Avatar and Influencer Lil Miquela Gets Into the NFT Game

Virtual influencer Lil Miquela released her latest NFT. The L.A. startup responsible is using the drop to expand her narrative. Read more >>

Phil Sanderson Thinks Gaming Is In Its Golden Age

Santa Monica's Griffin Gaming Partners recently raised $250 million to invest in the global expansion of gaming. In this episode of the L.A. Venture podcast, hear from the venture capital firm's co-founder, Phil Sanderson, on why he's devoted his career to the industry. Listen here >>

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