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HBO Max Muscles In

"We had to step back and define what we wanted to be when we grew up."

Is there room in your streaming world for HBO Max? The newly launched network tells entertainment reporter Sam Blake its research finds consumers are willing to pay for up to 6 services.

As internship plans come crashing down during the pandemic, professional social media site Valence is helping young black professionals get their foot in the door.

We've added another speaker to tomorrow's "dot.LA Convenes" event, focused on how to build self-confidence among women in tech. It's going to be a great discussion. Get your questions ready and sign up to join us.

We're also opening calls for our next "Startup Pitch Showcase." We're looking for Southern California real estate startups to pitch to veteran investors Brad Inman and Spencer Rascoff. Nominate yours.

HBO Max: "From Elmo to Tony Soprano"

HBO Max's creators say it takes streaming viewers around nine minutes to find something to watch — and 20% of them give up in frustration. Here's how they hope to change that >>

Fernish Expands to Help U.S. Redecorate

Americans have been updating their home offices to make them look a little more slick on Zoom calls. Furniture-rental startup Fernish now has $15M more to help them do it. Read more >>

Snap and L.A.'s School District Partner to Read With Celebrities

LAUSD students can get free ebooks recommended by celebrities like Russell Westbrook, Alicia Keys, and Kendall Jenner. It's all courtesy of a new program with Snapchat. Read more updates >>

Weather Forces Delay for SpaceX’s Big Launch

The countdown for SpaceX's first crewed launch to the International Space Station ran down to less than 17 minutes, but because the weather didn't cooperate, history will have to wait until Saturday at the earliest. Read more >>

Tomorrow's 'dot.LA Convenes' Event on Building Confidence 

Join us at 11 a.m. next Thursday for our next dot.LA Convenes event: "Building Confidence in a Virtual World" with Esports One Co-Founder Sharon Winter, Vurbl Media CEO Audra Everett Gold, and Valence Head of Partnerships Victoria Tinsley. Read more and Register here >>

Nominate Your Company For Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase

Our next startup pitch showcase takes place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 4th. Inman founder Brad Inman and Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff. We're looking for local startups in real estate technology. Nominate your company here and register for the event >>

Tuesday's Strategy Session: What Will Offices Be Like In 2021?

Join us at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2nd for a strategy session presented by HelloOffice, featuring Brendan Wallace, co-founder & managing partner at Fifth Wall, and Justin Bedecarre, co-founder and CEO of HelloOffice. Register here >>

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