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"Instead of making fuels from oil or any other fossil sources, we can make them, essentially, from air."
Reporter Francesca Billington runs down several companies featured in this year's First Look innovation showcase, including one working on sustainable battery storage and another focused on creating fuel from carbon waste.
The Justice Department will investigate electric truck-maker Nikola after reports it misled investors.
TikTok's deal with Oracle is reportedly close to getting security approval. The WSJ reports the app's Chinese owner will retain a majority stake in the company.
Meanwhile, TikTok's top creator has joined its rival, Triller.
The world's highest paid DJs have founded a venture firm.
The First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase kicked off today, connecting early-stage tech and life science companies, many of them straight out of universities, with investors. Read more >>
Ranker has made a profitable business of crowdsourcing lists and rankings on everything from action movies to ice cream flavors. Now, it wants to sell that data. Read more >>
Last week, a TikTok employee sued the Trump administration for violating his constitutional rights and defaming U.S. TikTok employees. Last night, the administration quietly promised executive orders would not affect employee payment. Read more >>
Co-founder Natasha Case left her corporate job and risked everything she had on an idea and an old postal van she purchased on Craigslist. Hear her story >>
From September 22nd through the 24th, The Wrap's conference will feature afternoon segments of curated discussion, industry panels and virtual networking sessions. Read more and sign up >>
Join us at 11 a.m. PST on Thursday, September 24th for the first of three qualifying rounds of dot.LA's Startup Pitch Showcase competition. A winner will be chosen at each qualifying event. Each winner will advance to pitch at the finale which will be broadcast live at the dot.LA Summit with a grand prize and guest judges. Nominate your company and register for the first event!
We are thrilled to announce the first "dot.LA Startup Awards 2020," a celebration of the most innovative people and companies in the L.A. startup and tech community, on Wednesday, October 28th. See the award categories and nominate companies >>
Our inaugural dot.LA Summit is coming up on October 27th & 28th. The virtual gathering will include cutting-edge programming, fast pitch competitions, a live awards show, networking, workshops, social events and more! The Summit will feature the most disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups. Early access - Register here >>