"They didn't try to do one thing. They tried to do everything."
Cannabis kiosks that required users to wait in-store for a delivery. Sparkling CBD water that strained to reach compliance. CBD candles that never sold. In part 3 of our Green Rush series, senior reporter Tami Abdollah looks at Genius Fund's troubled product line and questionable financial practices. Read stories one and two here.
NBCUniversal cuts ties with NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy after reports of racist and sexist behavior.
AMC Theatres' revenue is down $561 million, nearly 100%.
L.A.'s first Lyft driver station opens.
TikTok announces it's building a data center in Europe.
Microsoft is reportedly looking to buy TikTok's entire global business.
Sweetgreen's COO joins Hilton's board of directors.
We added two panelists to Tuesday's Strategy Session on the future of California's cannabis industry: Business law attorney Hilary Bricken and Andrew Freeman, co-founder of Cannabis Public Policy Consulting. Register here. It's free!
A Line of Questionable Cannabis Products
Among Genius Fund's products: Kiosks where customers could place orders, but they then had wait roughly 20 minutes for their cannabis to be delivered by car, former employees told dotLA. Read more >>
Curative Brings COVID-19 Testing Kiosks to LA
COVID-19 test kiosks are coming to Los Angeles later this month, targeting those most at-risk and without a car. Each aims to process 500 tests a day and deliver results within 24-48 hours. Read more >>
Unagi Launches LA E-Scooter Subscription Service
Betting city dwellers will not want to touch a shared e-scooter in the age of COVID-19, Unagi will launch a monthly subscription service in Bird's backyard. Read more >>
Zedge Expands Into LA
"I think they could be a tremendous acquirer of businesses." Activist Artists Management co-founder Greg Suess has been added to Zedge's board as they seek to add more short-form storytelling. Read more >>
Age Of Learning Supplements Schooling
As parents brace for another season of remote learning, dot.LA cofounder Spencer Rascoff talks with Age of Learning's chief strategy officer about the company's plans to educate during the pandemic. Listen here >>
Snap Releases Voting Apps
The closure of campuses across the U.S. could have a major impact on voting by young people. In response, Snap launched two "mini" apps to register voters and provide them with election info. Read more updates >>
Our Next Strategy Session: Is the Green Rush Over?
Join us at 11:00am PST Tuesday, August 11th for a Strategy Session looking at the current and future marijuana marketplace in California, with experts from Galen Diligence and Rowe Policy Media. Register here >>