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This Startup Wants to Upend Medicine with Micro Robots that Can Travel Inside Your Brain

"This is the revolution and this is where it starts."

Los Angeles startup Bionaut Labs this week unveiled a remote-controlled device that's injected directly into patients to treat brain tumors. Reporter Keerthi Vendantam looks at this sort of drone for the body and its potential.

SpaceX Starship prototype rocket explodes after successful landing in a high-altitude flight test.

Disney Store will shut 60 locations and focus on online sales.

Former head of Disney Plus will oversee sports streaming service DAZN.

Facebook will lift its ban on political advertising.

Google says it won't use new ways of tracking you as it phases out browser cookies for ads.

Gotham Greens heads West, partners with UC Davis.

Netflix app adds 'Fast Laughs' tab with comedy clips streaming in a TikTok-like feed.

Amazon in talks to carry many NFL games exclusively on Prime Video.

W Tenth raises $1.5M to promote women-owned businesses.

Parabol raises $8M after reaching 100,000 users of its agile meeting software.

Alamo Drafthouse files for Chapter 11.

Parler files new lawsuit against Amazon alleging anticompetitive conduct.

SPAC bosses flip to more aggressive terms as buyer mania builds.

Bionaut's Plan to Treat Brain Tumors with 'Micro Robots'

A small group of scientists and engineers are developing a device smaller than a flea that will wind its way inside the heads of people with brain tumors and deliver life-saving treatments. Read more>>

Its Iconic Magazine Gone, Playboy Moves Into Retail

Playboy Enterprises is shifting into sexual wellness and making a $25 million bet on brick-and-mortar retailer "Lovers" as it amps up its ecommerce division. Read more>>

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Behind Her Empire podcast looks at imposter syndrome and how to overcome it with female executives. Read more and listen here>>

The influential Montgomery Summit, which since 2004 has been held every year at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, is online because of the coronavirus. We look at some of the major themes up for discussion. Read more >>

Startup Pitch Showcase: Female Founders

Our next startup pitch showcase on Thursday, March 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. PT will celebrate female founders. We're looking for female-founded SoCal startups in any sector. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Two angel investors will be judging the showcase hosted by dot.LA's Chief Correspondent & Host and Head of Video Kelly O'Grady.

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