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Today's news:

Amazon Music is adding podcasts.

Spotify CEO reportedly pushed to include 'transphobic' Joe Rogan podcasts in its library.

Oracle's deal with TikTok would reportedly give it access to the app's code, but that may not be enough for the Trump administration's approval.

Sony unveils its new PlayStation 5, arriving in November.

PlayVS, whose esports platform we reported is growing in high schools across the U.S., is now in almost every state.

Trump has replaced an FCC member as his administration pushes to crackdown on social media.

Ficto Will Build Shows for LG's New Dual-Screen Smartphone

Ficto, a cross between Quibi, Netflix and a video game that is set to launch next month, got a big boost this week when LG announced the app would come preloaded on 1.3 million of its new double-screened smartphones. Read more >>

Zwift Gets a Multimillion Dollar Lift

The Long Beach-based company lets users virtually train together on its treadmills and bikes. Zwift announced Wednesday it raised $450 million to build out new hardware for fitness buffs. Read more >>

Snap is Looking for Startups for Its Next Accelerator

Snap is looking for entrepreneurs for its fourth round of the Yellow Accelerator, a 14-week program for entrepreneurs to build their companies with $150K in investment. Read more >>

A Conversation With Javelin Venture Partners ' Alex Gurevich 

Javelin's Alex Gurevich talks with the L.A. Venture podcast about investing in Masterclass, Thumbtack, Mythical Games and more. Read more >>

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