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What's Behind TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer's Abrupt Departure?
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"Kevin does not just quit anything."

dot.LA Chief Host and Correspondent Kelly O'Grady should know; she worked closely under the former TikTok CEO while he was the chief strategy officer at Disney. Read her assessment on the TikTok saga and what it says about Kevin Mayer and the app's future.

Tesla says it worked with the FBI to thwart a Russian malware attack.

Bird offers teachers free rides for the start of the school year.

Flipboard TV expands to all Android and iOS devices.

Snapchat's "Good Luck America" show interviews Senator Lindsey Graham.

Amazon opens its first Amazon Fresh supermarket in the San Fernando Valley.

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Kevin Mayer's Exit and What's Next For TikTok

CEO Kevin Mayer's abrupt exit from TikTok begs the question: For someone who always sticks to his guns, what is really going on with the TikTok departure? One of Mayer's former employees weighs in. Read more >>

How the VC 'Diversity Rider' Deal Got Done

Yesterday, 10 venture firms announced their commitment to including a diversity rider in their deals with investors. Here's the story behind the agreement, and how one partner at L.A.-based Act One Ventures helped make it happen. Read more >>

Signal Sciences Is Snapped up for $775M

Cloud computing company Fastly announced plans to acquire Culver City-based Signal Sciences. Signal, which protects web applications from attacks and data breaches, saw business boom as retailers moved operations online. Read more >>

How to Turn the Esports Moment into a Movement

Esports One CEO Matt Gunnin on how to use the momentum of esports' rise in the past few years and its growth during the pandemic to build a broader fanbase and a sustainable movement. Read more >>

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