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"We planned for this to be a Willy Wonka factory where people come in and make mad stuff."

Part record label, part music laboratory, part incubator, part arts collective. That's The Rattle — a collective looking for experimental creators to join its Silver Lake-based cohort. Entertainment reporter Sam Blake on what they're seeking.

Virgin Hyperloop runs its first test with human passengers.

Cannabis stocks are booming after the Biden win.

Moon exploration startup ispace hires SpaceX alum to develop its lander.

Conservative social network Parler shoots to the top of app store rankings after election.

TikTok users troll Trump administration's voter fraud hotline.

Relativity Space's 3-D printed rocket engine hits a testing milestone.

Beyond Meat partners with McDonald's on their new McPlant patties.

Wondery CEO vows to fight federal corruption charges.

Manhattan Beach's mayor gets a first look at Fisker's new headquarters and electric SUV.

Vaccine news hits Zoom, Peloton, Etsy stock hard.

Silver Lake's 'Willy Wonka Factory' For Music Tech 

The group aims to encourage unique artistic and startup collaborations among its members, provide resources to see them through and eventually invest in a subset of the resulting companies. Read more >>

Pasadena Biopharma Gets a Boost to Tackle Diabetes

"This insulin will be completely transformative for people with diabetes." Protomer Technologies closed a second round of funding to develop insulin that adjusts according to a diabetes patient's blood sugar levels. Read more >>

Legion M, the First Fan-Owned Entertainment Company

Legion M partners with top Hollywood creators to produce movies, TV and digital content and allows fans to invest in its productions for as little as a $100, leveraging new equity crowdfunding laws. Read more >>

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