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"We believe that the Snapchat generation will help create a world built on real friendship, shared success, positivity and possibility."

More lenses, more augmented reality, more partners and a new meditation tool: Snap held its annual partner summit today. Entertainment reporter Sam Blake has the takeaways.

Work-from-home culture is here to stay. dot.LA co-founder Spencer Rascoff has some tips how to create meaningful company culture from a distance.

One of the entertainment industry's largest unions, SAG-AFTRA, has struck a contract deal with the major studios.

Santa Monica-based Riot Games placed one of its executives on leave following a controversial Facebook post about George Floyd.

Snap Brings Meditation to the Masses

Snap is partnering with meditation app Headspace to enable "meditations and tools that help Snapchatters check in with their friends and family." Read more from today's Snap summit >>

How to Build Company Culture in a Work-From-Home World

Once upon a time, workplace culture was built through in-person events and office perks. A new generation of companies will have a very different relationship with their employees. So how do you build culture that transcends place? Read Spencer's column >>

Can L.A. Tech Learn From Hollywood's Mistakes?

The entertainment industry has struggled to build more inclusivity into its ranks and storytelling. What lessons can Los Angeles tech learn? Listen to the podcast >>

Zeitworks Raises $4.5M 

The L.A. and Seattle-based company hopes to streamline repetitive business processes using AI and machine learning. Read more >>

'Smart' Glass Gets a Boost

Crown Electrokinetic, a maker of automatically darkening "smart" glass, has partnered with real estate behemoth Hudson Pacific Properties. Don't be surprised if you see the glass on new properties along the West Coast. Read more >>

​Our wfh.LA application is live!

We created a Slack channel to provide L.A. founders, investors and operators a place to connect. Our members come from Snap, Crosscut Ventures, M13 and Grid110, among others. Apply here to join!

Join us for Roundtable on Increasing Diversity in Tech

Join us at 11 a.m. next Thursday for a virtual roundtable on increasing diversity in the workplace. We'll seek to identify concrete steps the L.A. tech and startup community can take to break down racial barriers to jobs and capital. Register here >>

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