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This Startup Wants to Bring Blue-Collar Jobs to the EV Economy
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"A lot of our techs had never been in an electric car before they came to training."

ChargerHelp! CEO Kameale C. Terry is more practical than most EV evangelists. She sees a long road ahead for electric vehicles, and believes more people from across geographies and income brackets need to embrace the tech for her company to really grow.

Elon Musk's SpaceX inks satellite connectivity deal with Google Cloud.

Disney's return to theaters will include a shorter 45-day theatrical window.

Coinbase made $771 million in profit in the first quarter, benefiting from cryptocurrency mania.

Elon Musk wants a greener bitcoin. Has he got a plan or a pipedream?

Hyundai to invest $7.4 billion by 2025 to expand its US footprint.

Cloud firm Zenlayer raises $50 million for global expansion.

Death Row Records gets a virtual museum with NFTs and merchandise.

Fisker, Foxconn firm up plan for sub-$30,000 EV, target U.S. production by late 2023.

The Blue-Collar Startup Behind EV Charging Stations' Growth

The way Kameale C. Terry sees it, her startup ChargerHelp! has two goals: to help encourage drivers to adopt electric vehicles by providing on-demand technical support for charging stations, and to create more full-time jobs that pay a living wage.

Three Former LA Restaurant Owners Are Taking on the Delivery App Empire

The L.A.-based startup Cartwheel wants to challenge DoorDash and other delivery apps with a SaaS platform for restaurants to carry out their own deliveries. It just closed a $1 million seed round led by TenOneTen Ventures.

PayPal Acquires Another LA Startup

After acquiring Honey, a modern twist on coupons, in 2019, PayPal announced Thursday it has purchased Santa Monica-based Happy Returns. The startup allows online shoppers to return items at one of 2,600 physical stores like Paper Source and Cost Plus Market.

Disney Shares Drop Sharply After Big Subscriber Miss

Anyone who thought Netflix's recent slowdown in subscriber growth could open up a path for Disney to make some headway in the streaming war should think again.

Loren Ridinger, E-commerce Pioneer, Entrepreneur and Self-Love Guru

Loren Ridinger, the co-founder of and Market America, talks to the Behind Her Empire podcast about how she started, her inspirations and tackling tough projects. She also speaks about being a mom and the terrifying health struggles she endured.

How Pacaso Makes It Easier for More People to Own a Second Home

The concept of co-ownership isn't new, but unlike "DIY" shared ownership arrangements among family members or friends, Pacaso manages all the details for potential home buyers and then handles ongoing maintenance, LLC oversight, bill payment and scheduling. Read more >>

Join Us at the Motivate SOCAL Emerging Mobility Summit

Southern California is beginning to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and new job opportunities in advanced industries, including mobility and transportation, are on the way. dot.LA is partnering with CoMotion to host "Motivate SOCAL," a half-day virtual event, set for May 19, 2021. Register here.

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