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Election Tech's Got a New Ground Game for the Pandemic

"You're sure as hell not going to open your door during a pandemic."

The coronavirus has changed how 2020 election campaigns are running their get-out-the-vote ground game. Senior finance reporter Ben Bergman talks to Higher Ground Labs, an election-tech venture firm that believes it has the solution.

Airbnb bans parties at its rentals, as L.A. cracks down on COVID party scofflaws.

Uber and Lyft come close to halting their operations in California. Here are 8 other rideshare resources to know in L.A.

DoorDash's new grocery delivery service will launch in California and the Midwest.

Netflix apologizes for "Cuties" film advertisement that critics say sexualized young girls.

Triller threatens to sue over claims it inflated its download numbers.

Our next virtual event on Thursday, 8/27 will look at the growing but troubled relationship between venture and tech firms in Southern California and Asia. Read more and register to watch!

Can Election Tech Make Money and Conquer the White House?

Elections are about winning. Startups are about profiting. Here's how Higher Ground Labs hopes to do both. Read more >>

Science 37's Answer to Pharma's Clinical Trial Problem

Science 37 just raised $40 million to expand their virtual medical trials at people's homes. That could allow them to keep their studies going while others have had to close due to the pandemic. Read more >>

Column: How Music Tech is Making it Easier, and Harder, for Artists

New music technology is ushering in the age of the artist, where labels have lost their chokehold on distribution and production. But with 40,000 tracks uploaded daily, how can an aspiring artist get noticed? Read more >>

Lyft and Uber's Long Day

An appeals court granted Uber and Lyft a reprieve on Thursday, hours before the rideshare giants were poised to make good on their threats to suspend operations in California. For those worried about what may come, we have some alternative ridesharing options. Read more >>

How GoodRx Got Started

On the latest episode of Spencer Rascoff's "Office Hours," Doug Hirsch, co-founder of GoodRx, talks about how he built his business, the ways in which paranoia keeps him on his toes, and why naiveté is an entrepreneurial strength. Listen here >>

Join Us for a Discussion on Venture Capital in Asia & SoCal

What does the future hold for VC-funded start-ups on both sides of the Pacific? Join us for a virtual roundtable in partnership with the Asia Society of Southern California on Thursday, August 27th at 5:00 p.m. PST. Read more & register >>

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