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"You can run circles around companies that continue to do the co-located model."

As part of this week's look at the future of office work, senior reporter Ben Bergman talked with GitLab's director of remote work, who says the company's unique culture and rapid growth could not have come about if they'd had a physical office to worry about.

Biotech startups regularly spring from USC, UCLA and Caltech. The only problem: They rarely stick around for long. Rachel Uranga looks at the county's initiatives to keep them here.

Spotify launched a new listening plan for couples who live together.

Video game streaming platform Twitch broke its own record for the total viewing time on the app in Q2: 5 billion hours.

Tesla is now the world's most valuable automaker, surpassing Toyota.

NBC streaming service Peacock has struck a deal with CBS to include shows from Showtime, the CW and CBS when it launches later this month.

Playstation announced a new initiative focused on boosting independent game developers.

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GitLab's Secrets for Running a Remote Startup

GitLab, valued at $2.75 billion, is feeling vindicated after years of worry about whether being a fully remote office would harm productivity or scare off investors. Read more >>

Can LA Get Local Biotech Startups to Stick Around?

Last week, L.A. County committed a $15 million matching fund loan to MarsBio, a venture fund that will invest in bioscience startups. Can it stop the attrition of biotech entrepreneurs? Read more >>

Event Hub Brings Vendors Back to Virtual Concerts

The pandemic has inflicted damage on the event industry that goes beyond ticket sales. Here's how L.A.'s Event Hub is bringing craft vendors and artisans back to the (virtual) summer concert circuit. Read more >>

Updates: L.A. Restaurants Close as Coronavirus Cases Surge

Governor Newsom has ordered the immediate closure of dining rooms for at least three weeks in Los Angeles and 18 other counties. Read more >>

Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase: Real Estate Tech

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