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"People have a different value proposition in mind when they pick up their mobile phones."

Fiction Riot, the L.A.-based entertainment company behind mobile streaming app Ficto, raised $250,000 this week. Entertainment reporter Sam Blake caught up with their CEO to talk about their slow-and-steady growth plan and where he thinks Quibi went wrong.

Culver City-based Airvet's mission to connect more pets with vets got a $14M boost today. We talked with their CEO about where he sees animals in telemedicine's future.

Microsoft is closing all of its retail locations.

Warner Bros. is pushing back the release date for its anticipated blockbuster "Tenet" and Disney is doing the same for "Mulan" as U.S. coronavirus cases rise.

Netflix is getting ready to drop 60 original productions in July alone.

Local chronicler of real estate news and L.A. neighborhood culture CurbedLA is closing.

Curious about what the future of work might look like? Sign up for Tuesday's free event on the office in 2021, in partnership with HelloOffice!

Ficto Tests its Way Toward a Mobile Content Strategy

Quibi went one way, L.A.-based Ficto is going another. Here's why the company's CEO says audience engagement and empowerment have to be part of the experience, and how they're baking that into their storytelling. Read more >>

Telehealth for Your Fur Baby

Airvet announced today they've raised $14 million in a Series A round to expand their telemedicine and telehealth veterinary network. Read more >>

Updates: Musso & Frank's Reopens, with Changes

Musso & Frank's Grill prides itself on its history. With their reopening, CFO/COO Mark Echeverria says the Hollywood icon is doing everything possible to keep their traditions intact. Read more >>

What Does the Office Look Like in 2021?

Join us at 11:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday, June 30th for the next dot.LA Strategy Session in partnership with HelloOffice. How much work will stay remote and how will offices adapt? We'll speak with panelists from Fifth Wall, TEAMWERC and HelloOffice to find out. Read more and register here >>

Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase: Real Estate Tech

Our next startup pitch showcase is coming up at 11:00 a.m. PST on Thursday, July 2nd. Leading real estate news source Inman's founder Brad Inman will join us, along with Zillow and dot.LA co-founder Spencer Rascoff. Register to watch here

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