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How a Startup Pivoted from Concerts to Cleaning

"The wheels fell off and a very full calendar ended up going to zero in 96 hours."

The founder of Los Angeles startup LNKBOX talks to senior reporter Ben Bergman about how he established a niche helping major festivals and then watched COVID kill his business. The company reinvented itself as MK Reactors and its not looking back.

U.S. expands Tesla safety probe.

Elon Musk admits he "most likely" has COVID.

Jeff Bezos' $10 billion climate fund gives out first round to environmental groups.

Twitter names hacker 'Mudge' head of security.

Conservative donor Rebekah Mercer is behind Parler.

HBO Max available on Amazon devices, at last.

L.A. residents get first taste of Beyond Meat's juicer, healthier burgers.

Bird Reportedly Explores Going Public via SPAC

Bird Rides is reportedly looking to go public via a blank-check company. The move could provide a lifeline for the Santa Monica-based e-scooter unicorn, which is still not profitable and has been trying to slim down during the pandemic. Read more>>

Tech Retailer Newegg Launches Seller Financing 

Ahead of Black Friday, the consumer tech retailer Newegg joins the ranks of Amazon and Shopify in partnering with the New York-based ecommerce financier Payability. Read more>>

From Coachella to Disinfecting Wheelchairs, a Startup's COVID Pivot

LNKBOX, a company that took three years to build, was decimated by the pandemic in days. It used the crisis to pivot towards something completely different: maintaining industrial-sized commercial decontamination units. Read more>>

Podcast: Car Repair Service In Your Driveway With RepairSmith​

Joel Milne, the CEO of RepairSmith, the full-service mobile delivery for car repair and maintenance, talks about the company culture and his decision to hire all his technicians as employees. Read and listen here>>

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