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"Laptops, cameras, tablets are now just part of our learning environment."

The nation's second largest school district has poured at least $70 million into tech companies since the pandemic began, and teachers are now using apps adopted during the lockdown. Contributor Sarah Favot looks at how the classroom is getting a tech-makeover, post-pandemic.

Agilon Health raises $1B in IPO.

NASA engineers 'nervous' and excited' as Mars helicopter prepares to fly.

Apple Music pays a penny per stream on average.

Dogecoin soars from joke to $48 billion, fueled by crypto craze.

Elon Musk says Starlink internet service should be 'fully mobile' by the end of year.

Amazon delivery drivers may soon assemble furniture and install appliances.

Tesla settles with ex-engineer accused of stealing autopilot source code.

How the Pandemic Changed Education at LA Unified

From Google Classroom and Schoology to quiz app Kahoot!, new apps and gadgets are replacing and supplementing old teaching methods. It's been a boom for edtech and reshaped the post-pandemic classroom. Read more>>

Tiki Bev Aims To Be the Health-Conscious Water Enhancer

Stephanie Wilson's startup for a liquid enhancer came from her experience in health care, where workers are worn down after long days and nights, especially during the global pandemic. Read more>>

SpaceX Wins Bid to Put Astronauts on the Moon

Elon Musk's SpaceX will build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the moon in a $2.9 billion deal with NASA that firmly establishes the startup as the nation's top space ally and solidifies the privatization of lunar travel. Read more>>

Another Cannabis Company Rises in LA

NBA players, talent agents and Snoop Dogg's venture firm are among the investors behind LEUNE, a California cannabis brand eying new U.S. markets. The company closed a $5 million round this week. Read more>>

Raising Early Capital Outside the Bay Area

Mucker partner and founder of AdMob, Omar Hamoui, talks with L.A. Venture podcast about having one of the first apps in the app store, early negotiations with Steve Jobs and raising capital outside of the Bay. Read more and listen here>>

Nominate a 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.

Nominate a Company Here!

Apply to Attend dot.LA's 2021 'Intersect' Summit

From the heart of the convergence between tech, media and entertainment in Los Angeles, dot.LA is pleased to announce "Intersect," a first-of-its-kind summit convening this new super-sector, held live virtually on Wednesday April 28. Apply to attend!

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