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"People, I think, also look at real estate agents, rightly or wrongly, as insurance."

HomeLister is one of a handful of online real estate platforms that lets homeowners list their properties without the assistance of high-paid realtors. Will it work? Reporter Breanna De Vera takes a look at the startup and its challenges.

TikTok download ban is blocked by another judge.

Uber sells its flying taxi division to Joby.

HBO Max and Peacock users surge.

A former Tesla engineer's six-year legal saga could be a milestone for employers rights.

SpaceX aborts Starship prototype test launch at last second.

Senate confirms Trump's FCC nomination, Nathan Simington.

Cybersecurity firm Fireye is hacked.

Hyperloop CEO predicts a commercial rollout by end of the decade.

Snap partners with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on augmented reality project.


Snap Pledges $3.5M to Fund Augmented Reality Creators 

Snap's third annual Lens Fest kicked off Tuesday with the funding announcement. The company's programs for lens creators has helped several Los Angeles-based AR studios. Read more>>

Elon Musk Moves To Texas, Leaving Los Angeles

After months of speculation, SpaceX and Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk confirmed that he is moving to Texas. Read more >>

LA Film Production Slows Once Again

Production in Hollywood dropped in November for the first time since filming resumed in June, partly due to the holidays, the election and, of course, the pandemic. December is also expected to be slow. Read more>>

HomeLister Scores $4.5M to Cut Realtor Costs from Home Sales

HomeLister is one of a handful of online real estate platforms that lets homeowners post their properties without the assistance of high-paid realtors. The Santa Monica-based company closed a $4.5 million seed round. Read more>>

Caulipower Founder And CEO on a Purpose-Driven Job

Caulipower founder Gail Becker talks with Behind Her Empire about being raised by Holocaust survivors, why she started the company and dealing with her own doubt. Read more and listen here >>

Strategy Session: 2020 Year in Review 

Join us Wednesday, December 16th at 11:00 a.m. PT for the closing Strategy Session of the year as we reflect on L.A.'s emerging tech trends, challenges and predictions for 2021.

Upfront Managing Partner Mark Suster and dot.LA Senior Finance Reporter Ben Bergman will kick off the event with a one-on-one conversation. Register here - space is limited.

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