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"We see some of the smartest and richest people on this planet dreaming of Mars. A hellhole that sucks. Really? Imagine if we had these same brilliant minds putting their genius into the climate crisis we're facing right now."

A Los Angeles creative agency paid for a digital billboard to go live on Earth Day across from SpaceX's Hawthorne headquarters with the caption: "Mars Sucks." Senior reporter Ben Bergman finds out what's behind the campaign.

Elon Musk's $150 million charity spending spree.

Netflix recruits the Hype House's TikTok megastars for a reality show.

NASA has created oxygen on Mars in a major milestone for space exploration.

AT&T's revenue rises as wireless unit, HBO add customers.

Netflix, Disney and Amazon's streaming wars heat up overseas.

NASA Mars helicopter's second flight is a success.

Twitter has 'scary amount of power,' co-founder Biz Stone says.

Why an LA Ad Agency Trolled Elon Musk on Earth Day

Most of the marketing around Earth Day is centered around our beautiful, yet delicate, planet. But a Los Angeles purpose-driven creative agency launched a cheeky campaign that focuses on the unappealing alternative – Mars.

Snap Surpasses Wall Street's Q1 Expectations,

Snap grew faster year-over-year in the first quarter this year than it has in any of the previous twelve quarters, in terms of both revenue and users.

Seed's New $40M in Funding Will Let It 'Go Beyond the Gut'

The Venice-based biosciences startup known for its popular Goop-approved daily probiotic hopes to ramp up clinical research and launch new products later this year after a $40 million boost.

LiveXLive, Known for Concert Streaming, Gets Into Gaming with Queens Collective

LiveXLive, a livestream platform that has found success during the pandemic with its virtual concerts, is expanding into the booming gaming industry with a particular audience in mind: women.

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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.

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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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