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Matthew Rosenberg fell madly in love with a woman at Burning Man a few years back and started traveling the world with her living out of Airbnbs. But the excitement, he said, soon wore off as he found himself constantly planning for the next move.

The co-founder of mobile video editing app Cameo (not to be confused with the celebrity greeting app of the same name) created Welcome to make it easier to travel. A sort of social Yelp for travelers, the AI-fueled app launched in the Apple store on Thursday.

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When the pandemic forced entertainment to go virtual, it created a crush of rookie influencers on Twitch and YouTube looking to cash in on the creator industry.

StreamElements, an Israeli streaming services company with leadership based in Los Angeles, picked up steam by measuring that streaming content for free. The company's platform usage grew 233% over the last year, largely catalyzed by the pandemic.

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One of the largest influencer marketing companies, a Culver City-based startup that's helping Disney, AirBnB and Amazon build social media campaigns, is getting larger as demand for data on social media stars grows.

CreatorIQ, a marketing analytics company, is acquiring a similar company called Tribe Dynamics for roughly $70 million.

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