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How TikTok Panic Is Changing the Influencer Economy

"It's like you build a house and there's a hurricane coming to tear it down."

TikTok's recent troubles have put many creators on notice, and, as dot.LA's Sam Blake reports, many are branching out from the apps where they first built their audience and into traditional entertainment.

The Biden campaign partners with Cameo on a fundraising effort.

Rocket Lab quietly launches its first satellite.

Instagram unveils Reels function in India.

Juul reportedly looking to lay off over half its staff.

Esports companies are engaging with some questionable state sponsors as they rapidly grow.

Save the date! The inaugural dot.LA Summit will take place on October 27th & 28th!

How TikTok Panic Is Changing the Influencer Economy

Influencers are reshaping the way that Hollywood agencies function, blurring the lines between content creation, sponsorship marketing and business development. Read more >>

This App Wants to Do for Screen Time What Mr. Rogers Did for TV

L.A.-based OK Company launched its new app today, aimed at getting parents to put their phones down and play with their young children. Read more >>

'A Wedding Registry' for Rescued Pets

Long gone are the outdoor adoption events where animal rescue groups could collect donations and convince dog lovers to foster a new litter. It's moved online, and startup Cuddly is offering a platform to make it easier. Read more >>

All Voices' CEO on the Office Hours Podcast

All Voices allows employees to anonymously report concerns to company administrators. Born out of the MeToo protests, it's now reporting a surge of use during the pandemic. Listen to the interview >>

Nominate Innovators for dot.LA's Startup Awards

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural "dot.LA Startup Awards 2020," a celebration of the most innovative people and companies in the L.A. startup and tech community on Wednesday, October 28th. See the award categories and nominate companies >>

Strategy Session: Is South LA the Next Tech Hub?

Join us at 11 a.m. PST on Wednesday, September 9th for our next Strategy Session. We'll talk with South L.A.-based founders about the challenges they face, their efforts to find capital and what the future holds. Speakers to be announced. Sign up >>

Save the Date: The 2020 dot.LA Summit

Our inaugural dot.LA Summit on October 27th & 28th. The virtual gathering will include cutting-edge programming, fast pitch competitions, live awards show, networking, workshops, social events and more! The Summit will feature the most disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups. Early Access - Register here >>

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