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In the wake of Tesla's success, SoCal-based Fisker and Karma Automotive announced millions in funding. Today, electric pickup maker Rivian says it's raised $2.5 billion and Fisker is reportedly considering going public. Catch up here.

An issue with Facebook's software developer kit crashed TikTok, Pinterest, Spotify and other apps on iOS early today.

TikTok users tell the New York Times that a ban on the app would be "like losing a little bit of myself."

Is gaming becoming its own kind of tedious work in the pandemic?

California has reportedly opened an antitrust investigation into Google.

L.A.-based Replicated gets a new chief product officer from GitLab.

HBO Max will feature a new series based on the upcoming film "The Batman."

Our new series on female founders kicks off on Thursday with the CEOs of WeeCare and DropLabs. Join us!

EV-Makers Rivian, Fisker, Karma Get Supercharged

The race to push out more electric vehicles comes after Tesla supplanted Toyota as the most valuable carmaker and Fisker makes plans to go public. Read more >>

Amazon Walks Back TikTok Ban

An Amazon spokesperson said Friday afternoon that an email ordering employees to delete TikTok was sent in error. The company declined to explain further. Read more >>

Catch Up On This Week's Startup News 

Lots happened in the L.A. tech and startup community this week. dot.LA chief host and correspondent Kelly O'Grady takes you through the key stories. Watch her recap here >>

* COVID: Jukin Media Takes $2.2M in PPP Funds, SBA Claims Bird Took Funds - Bird Says That's Incorrect
* Startups: Q&A with Sweetgreen CEO on Their Growth Plan, Get Help Platform Tackles Homelessness
* Investing: Lots of Deals! Popshop Live, Nomad Homes, Karma and Riders Share all raise funds

Join Us for Our First 'Female Founders Stories' Event

Join us on Thursday, July 16th for our first edition of "Female Founders Stories." Next week we'll welcome WeeCare co-founder and CEO Jessica Chang and DropLabs CEO Susan Paley. Register here >>

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