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Netflix Sees YouTube, Not Disney, As Its Bigger Threat

"Our largest competitor for TV viewing time is linear TV. Our second largest is YouTube, which is considerably larger than Netflix in viewing time."

Is Netflix's subscriber base waning? Entertainment reporter Sam Blake breaks down the streaming giant's numbers and its $17 billion content plans.

Electric cars will save Americans $2.7 trillion and create two million jobs, report finds.

Pragma raises $12 million for its multiplayer video game engine.

Amazon is opening a hair salon. Seriously.

Apple's new devices target markets led by smaller rivals.

Elon Musk weighs in on fatal Tesla crash as safety officials investigate.

SpaceX is about to fly astronauts for a third time.

Nextdoor knows its users are racist.

Apple's big crackdown on digital ad tracking hits next week.

Discord ends deal talks with Microsoft.

Netflix Plans to Spend $17 Billion on Content This Year

Netflix's dominance in a crowded streaming market may be showing signs of waning, but chief executive Reed Hastings isn't worried about Disney Plus or any of the other streaming services nipping at its heels.

LA's Moving Analytics Is Betting Telehealth Is Here to Stay

Downtown Los Angeles-based Moving Analytics, which uses telehealth tools to lower the barriers to entry for the 6 million Americans suffering from heart disease, has nabbed customers like Kaiser Permanente and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Songtradr Snaps Up Pretzel, a Music Licensing Platform for Livestreamers

Pretzel focuses on licensing music to livestreamers on Twitch, Youtube and other platforms where gamers and influencers have flocked during the pandemic, often setting their live videos to music.

Pea-Based Chip Company PeaTos Nabs Former Frito-Lay Executive

Los Angeles startup PeaTos brands its products as an alternative to "junk food" like Cheetos. It just snagged a former executive from competitor Frito-Lay, maker of the neon orange puffy chip.

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.

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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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