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A lawsuit brought forward by former Tinder co-founders accuses Match Group — and its former owner, IAC — of cheating them out of billions of dollars-worth of stock options back in 2017. On Tuesday, one person at the center of the dating app's finances was slated to take the stand as the case winds down. Read more >>

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How the Tinder Case Might End

By Harrison Weber

Following testimony from James Kim, Tinder's former vice president of finance, on Tuesday we'll hear from expert witnesses called by Match and IAC. Closing arguments are anticipated for December 2, and from there deliberation could last anywhere between one and several days, potentially stretching through December 6, a spokesperson for the plaintiffs told dot.LA.

Watch SpaceX Crash a Craft into an Asteroid (on Purpose)

By Samson Amore

SpaceX is sending a spacecraft right into an asteroid as part of a test tonight to see if that's a viable way to dispel asteroids dangerously close to our planet. The launch, which will be livestreamed on YouTube, is part of a NASA mission called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART for short).

LA Ram's Odell Beckham Jr. Wants His Salary in Crypto

By Pat Maio

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. disclosed on Monday plans to join a handful of professional athletes who are taking their salary in cryptocurrency. Beckham, 29, announced on Twitter that he would take the entirety of his new contract in Bitcoin.

This USC Professor’s Course Is Churning Out Startup Founders

By Decerry Donato

At USC, one professor has pioneered a course that teaches about ongoing global crises and gives students the opportunity to create tangible applications to help aid people in need like the world refugee crisis. Since 2018, seven startups have emerged; all of them are still around today.

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