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"L.A. had a very strong quarter."

Los Angeles closed more deals than any major U.S. city outside of San Francisco or New York in the third quarter. Senior finance reporter Ben Bergman breaks down the details.

L.A.-based mobile marketing firm AlgoLift is acquired by Vungle.

Snapchat will be among the first to leverage iPhone 12 Pro's new augmented reality features.

BLCK VC launches an education initiative for Black entrepreneurs.

Dronedeploy will pair its drone surveillance with new on-the-ground drone camera system.

Netflix drops its free trial promo and offers sample shows instead.

U.S. signs an accord to cooperate on future moon missions.

The dot.LA Summit is coming later this month, featuring cutting-edge programming, fast-pitch competitions, networking, workshops, social events and a live awards show. See the speakers list, register here and vote for your favorite startups here!

In LA and Beyond, Investors Focus on Quality Over Quantity

If there was weakness to be found in L.A.'s third quarter venture capital report, it would be that much of the action is taking place at later stages and with bigger funds, not the younger companies and newer funds that dominate the city. Read more >>

2 Ballot Measures That Could Impact LA Tech 

There are 13 measures on the Nov. 2 ballot, but two in particular could have an outsized impact on the tech industry in L.A. and beyond. Get to know propositions 22 and 24. Read our rundown on each >>

What Happens When You Make a Mistake on Your Ballot?

A reporter who covered election security learns the hard way that in Los Angeles County, where officials use optical scanners to read ballots, nobody has a quick answer for how to deal with certain mistakes. Read more >>

Voting by Mail? Tips How to Avoid Pitfalls

In L.A. County, roughly 1.5% of all vote-by-mail ballots for the March 2020 primary were rejected. Here's how to make sure yours counts. Read more >>

Who Do You Want to See in Our Pitch Showcase Competition?

We've narrowed the field down from more than 100 SoCal startups to just nine. Now, we want your thoughts on the most promising, innovative startups to pitch in our Startup Pitch Showcase Finale later this month. Watch the videos, choose your favorite >>

Last Chance! Vote for this Year's dot.LA Startup Award Winners

You sent us your nominations, now we want you to help us choose the winners. Voting ends at midnight tonight, so pick for your favorites in each category and vote here >>

Register for the dot.LA Summit!

The inaugural dot.LA Summit on October 27th and 28th will feature a selection of disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups, keynote speakers and panelists. Hear from founder CEOs and C-level executives working in tech, media, entertainment and healthcare. See the growing speaker list and register here!

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