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"Southern California – and South Bay in particular – is experiencing its biggest tech renaissance since the Cold War, with record setting venture investments generating hundreds of new businesses."

In a major win for Southern California's aerospace industry, the U.S. Space Force will establish its acquisitions and technology division in the Los Angeles area this summer. Contributor Sarah Favot has the details.

Twitch takes additional steps to punish "off-Twitch" user harassment.

Perseverance snaps a Mars selfie with its buddy Ingenuity.

Universal Music launches a new label focusing on Arabic music.

Discovery Plus is now available on Comcast Xfinity set-top boxes.

Rocket Lab's next reusable rocket mission will test a new heat shield.

Major outage takes Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down.

Disneyland's Avengers Campus will open June 4.

Votes are still being counted in Amazon union drive.

SEC official warns of SPAC disclosure issues.

Uber axes price-naming feature as rideshare companies recruit new drivers.

This LA Collective Books Shots for Those Left Behind

Known as GOTS, the volunteer collective of more than 300 is expecting its caseload to get bigger as more vaccine appointments become available. The group is one of a handful that have cropped up since vaccines landed in California. Read more>>

With Over 25 Aerospace Unicorns, LA Becomes Major Player in US Space Force

The U.S. Space Force set up a technology and acquisition division in the Los Angeles area to open this summer. The move cements the region as a major force, while raising the profile for a myriad of local startups. Read more >>

SPAC Deal Aims to Create Largest Pot Company in California

Dealmaking in the frenzied cannabis market continues to flourish with Glass House Group, a vertically integrated California-based cannabis company, being gobbled up by Mercer Park Brand Acquisition Corp., a Canadian SPAC. Read more>>

Sony Pictures Gives Netflix First Dibs on New Releases

Netflix has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to stream its theatrical releases beginning with its 2022 movie slate. Read more>>

Dr. B  Lands in LA to Make Sure Extra Vaccine Doses Don't Go To Waste

Dr. B aims to lessen vaccine waste and the chaos that comes with it by matching vaccine providers with prospective patients within hours. It's secured three providers in the region so far. Read more>>

Nominate Your Startup for Our Upcoming Intersect LA Pitch Showcase!

We're looking for Southern California startups in the media, entertainment and gaming industries that have a product on the market and have raised less than $1 million in funding. We want your thoughts on the most promising, innovative, forward-thinking startups in these sectors to pitch at dot.LA's inaugural media summit.

Guest judges and advisors from the venture capital community will be announced soon. Contact Annie@dot.LA with any questions.

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