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"We need to see capitalizing Latino entrepreneurs as part of the solution."

Small Latinx-owned businesses were hit hard during the pandemic. Most were forced to shut down. Of the majority that have reopened, just 44% reported revenues returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to a new survey.

Sounds on Snapchat launches to counter TikTok trend.

D'Amelio TikTok royal family forms its own media company.

L.A. nonprofit The Podcast Academy will host an annual Golden Mic Awards for the podcast industry.

Experimental record label Spirit Bomb is building a stable of virtual musicians.

WarnerMedia cuts its HBO and WB TV channels in South Asia.

Nabis raises $5M to make cannabis logistics easier.

Tesla lowers the price of its Model S.

Mobile app firm Adjust reports Americans spend a monthly average of $20.78 on app subscriptions.

Youtube cracks down on QAnon.

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 who should pitch in our startup showcase!

Most Latinx-Owned Small Businesses Shut Down During the Pandemic

Latinx-owned small businesses are proving resilient in their recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Over three-fourths of those forced to shut down have reopened their doors, according to a recent survey by an L.A.-based fintech firm. Read more >>

Turning More Trash into Trash Cans

How one L.A. manufacturing company engineered a way to create sustainable trash can carts from recycled plastics that were once ocean-bound. Read more >>

Ricky Martin is Livin’ La Vida Startup

We spoke to Grammy-winning record producer Jaycen Joshua about the immersive audio technique he produced with Martin and the company it created. Read more >>

What's Next for Fair

On this week's Office Hours podcast, Spencer has an extremely frank conversation with auto-leasing app Fair's newly appointed CEO. Brad Stewart joined the company as it struggles to adapt and shares how he aims to turn it around. Listen >>

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 participate in our Startup Pitch Showcase Finale later this month. Watch the videos, choose your favorite >>

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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