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Bird Scooters Could Soon Be Blocked in the Startup's Hometown

"With this agreement, Bird and (Bird founder and CEO Travis) VanderZanden acknowledge that they failed to comply with the City of Santa Monica's business licensing requirements which are designed to protect the safety of the public."

With a population of less than 100,000 residents, Santa Monica is not a financially important market for Bird. But the clashes it has had with city regulators are emblematic of what it has encountered worldwide after expanding to more than 150 cities.

Streaming giant Netflix is expanding its podcasting footprint.

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Games raises $40 million in new funding.

WeWork chairman says demand exceeds pre-pandemic levels.

Buyers beware as "altcoin" frenzy bruises bitcoin.

Pay TV subscriptions will decline for 20th straight quarter since 2016.

Long Beach using AI software to monitor how residents feel about COVID-19 policies.

Science 37 plans to go public in $1.33 billion deal.

Bird Says It’s ‘Disappointed’ To Be Kicked Out of Santa Monica but Hints at Appeal

As Bird Inc. prepares to go public, the company is facing the embarrassment of being kicked out of its hometown this summer just as the tattered micromobility industry recovers from pandemic lockdowns.

How Tea Drops Plans to Shake Up Tea Time

The founder and CEO of Tea Drops calls her product the "bath bomb of tea." With a line of bagless blends like chocolate Earl Grey and pineapple chamomile, Chandran is eying the "legacy-driven industry" she said hasn't changed in years.

'Dark Absurdist' Online Game Blaseball Raises $3 Million Seed Round

In the self-described "absurdist horror fantasy" video game Blaseball, almost anything goes, and that approach has brought it cult status.

Fisker's Losses Mount as It Readies for Production of Its Electric SUV

Fisker Inc. is charging ahead with plans to get its first electric vehicle into production by the end of next year amid increased competition from startups and established automakers, despite ballooning losses.

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 tomorrow. Register here.

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