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"We see ourselves as building the Starbucks of real food."

Senior finance reporter Ben Bergman talks with Sweetgreen's CEO after a tumultuous patch when it had to briefly close many of its restaurants. Here's what's next for its pricing model and plans for a post-COVID future.

The U.S. Secretary of State considers banning TikTok.

NBCUniversal News Group outlined plans to reach 50% diversity in its staff.

Amazon Prime Video is rolling out individual profiles so users can get personalized recommendations on what to watch.

With Tesla's stocks soaring, CEO Elon Musk is taunting the carmaker's critics.

Join us for the first in our series of one-on-one interviews with L.A. tech influencers. We'll talk with Cameo's CEO Steven Galanis at 11:00 a.m. this Thursday. Sign up here.

How Sweetgreen's Adapting to the Pandemic

We spoke with the fresh food unicorn's CEO about his plans to become the 'Starbucks of real food" and its future in delivery. Read more >>

Snap Stocks Surge After U.S. Threats to TikTok

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo warned Americans that downloading the app would leave their private information "in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party." Read more updates>>

How Health-Ade's Founder Grew $600 into Multi-Millions 

Co-founder Daina Trout grew Health-Ade Kombucha from $600 and some closet space to one of the fastest-growing brands on the market. Hear her story >>

Join Us for a Virtual Chat with Cameo's CEO

Join us at 11:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 9th for a one-on-one video interview with Steven Galanis, founder and CEO of Cameo, a leading marketplace for celebrity shoutouts now based in Los Angeles. Register here >>

Related Articles Around the Web

Months back, when the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was getting underway, we featured a story on whether VC-backed startups should be applying for taxpayer funds. Today, we found out many companies have done so. There are some surprises: UGC marketplace Jukin Media, Canoo and Hyperloop. Bird says it was listed by mistake.

Entertainment reporter Sam Blake talks with Nate Cavanaugh, the young CEO of Brainbase, about his company's rise.

The CEO of Get Help discusses how his personal history with homelessness helped him design an app for homeless outreach teams.

Disney Plus saw a big spike in users after it released Hamilton.

Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that podcast network Stitcher may soon be bought by SiriusXM.

Netflix has a big leg up on other broadcasters looking for content on Black culture in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests.

What Uber's acquisition of Postmates means for Amazon, Instacart and grocery shoppers.

Twitch and Nvidia are getting caught up in the video game industry's #MeToo reckoning.

Bird Says it Never Applied for PPP Loans, Despite List

Bird, the Santa Monica-based e-scooter unicorn valued at $2.77 billion, says it never applied for PPP loans and is trying to determine why it was included on the SBA's' list. Read more >>

Jukin's Users Boomed, Advertisers Balked

Jukin Media apparently took $2.2 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds even though its user-generated videos have been booming during the pandemic. Read more >>

The App That Helped LA Find Homeless Emergency Shelter

Los Angeles invests hundreds of millions each year to alleviate homelessness but the networks that underlie those efforts are held together by legal pads and spreadsheets. Read more >>

Meet the 24-Year-Old Disrupting Intellectual Property

Before turning 24, Nate Cavanaugh had raised over $12 million and is on his third company. Here's what he sees in store for industries built on copyright, trademarks and patents. Read more >>

Join Us for a Virtual Chat with Cameo's CEO

Join us at 11:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 9th for a one-on-one video interview with Steven Galanis, founder and CEO of Cameo, a leading marketplace for celebrity shoutouts now based in Los Angeles. Register here >>

We held our fifth startup pitch showcase Thursday, introducing three Southern California-based real estate companies, HomeOpenly, VHomes and JoyHub. You can watch the full session here.

Wired takes a look at the prolific subculture of TikTok creators in prison.

Walmart is partnering with the folks behind the Tribeca Film Festival to turn their store parking lots into drive-in theaters.

California is suing Cisco Systems for alleged employee discrimination based on India's caste system.

Virgin Galactic will show off the interior of its spacecraft later this month by livestream

Watch: 3 Real Estate Startups Pitch Investors

Today's virtual pitch showcase introduced three emerging real estate startups founded in Southern California. They presented their concepts to Brad Inman —founder of Inman, the leading real estate news source — and Spencer Rascoff, co-founder of Zillow and dot.LA. Watch the event here >>

Amazon Pushes Off Prime Day... Again

Amazon is once again postponing the company's annual sales event due to the coronavirus. Amazon informed sellers of the delay this week, according to media reports. Read more >>

Which Tech Workers Send Money Home

A new survey by anonymous social network TeamBlind looks at techworkers demographics to determine who sends money home, and how much. Read more >>

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