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Bring on the bird puns! NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock, has taken flight. The streaming service will hatch with up to 15,000 hours worth of content, including box office favorites like Jurassic Park and E.T. and — as of 2021 — exclusive rights to The Office.

Senior reporter Tami Abdollah looks at Lambs, another in our series of L.A. startups on the front lines that has refocused its unique approach to apparel to help fight COVID-19.

Next week's live-streamed strategy session panel will focus on investing in uncertain times. We'll have more details soon, but if you want to get ahead of the rush, register here to join us Tuesday at 11 a..m!

NBCUniversal Lets Peacock Loose

Another streaming service hatches into the world. As entertainment reporter Sam Blake details, it's a difficult time to be getting started. Viewers are hungry for new things to watch as lockdowns stretch on, but the pandemic has also put an end to live sports — a would-be advantage for NBCUniversal. Streaming competition is fierce, and consumers are reluctant to spend. But Peacock's hybrid business model may be made for this moment. Read more >>

Lambs Pivots for the Pandemic

Lambs, which uses silver stitching in its boxer briefs to protect men's loins from radiation is now making face coverings. Aimed at essential workers, the face masks feature silver linings that the Science Inc.-backed company claims have antiviral properties — though the scientific evidence there is skimpy. Read more >>

Register for our Next Strategy Session: Investing in Uncertain Times

The venture capital landscape has changed dramatically, with the balance of power shifting from founders to investors for the first time in years. How are investors changing their strategies to adapt to the new reality? What sorts of companies will emerge from this era? Please join us on April 21st @ 11 am PST as Ben Bergman, senior finance reporter at dot.LA, leads a virtual roundtable with an all-star lineup of VCs. Register here - space is limited!

Sign Your Company Up for Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase

Our first virtual showcase was such a success that we're already working on our next one. Join us Thursday, April 23rd at 11 a.m. for the second Startup Pitch Showcase. Nominate your company here to present at the live event. We're looking for Southern California startups in any industry. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Contact Annie@dot.LA with any questions.

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