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Today's news:

Tiktok rival Triller is reportedly exploring a deal to go public.

HBO is developing a limited series on the origin of SpaceX.

Virgin Orbit is reportedly looking to raise up to $200 million to finance future launches.

Tesla will roll out its self-driving feature in beta to select drivers next week.

EBay takes aim at fashion retailer GOAT with a new sneaker authentication feature.

European sales of electric vehicles will triple in the next year, according to a recent report.

Gaming giant Roblox files to go public.

The dot.LA Summit is coming later this month, featuring cutting-edge programming, fast-pitch competitions, networking, workshops, social events and a live awards show. See the speakers list, register here and vote for your favorite startups here!

Who Do You Want to See in Our Pitch Showcase Competition?

We've narrowed the field down from more than 100 SoCal startups to just nine. Now, we want your thoughts on the most promising, innovative startups to pitch in our Startup Pitch Showcase Finale later this month. Watch the videos, choose your favorite >>

Priceline for the Freight Industry

A slew of tech-fueled companies, from NEXT Trucking to ZUUM, are trying to modernize the $1.2 trillion transportation industry, made up largely of small fleets that serve manufacturers. Read more >>

Disney Reorganizes to Focus on Streaming

With the new structure, Disney will be divided into three content groups: movies, sports and general entertainment, such as television shows. Another arm will determine on which platforms content will be distributed. Read more >>

Vote for this Year's dot.LA Startup Award Winners!

You sent us your nominations, now we want you to help us choose the winners. Pick for your favorites in each category and vote here >>

Register for the dot.LA Summit!

The inaugural dot.LA Summit on October 27th and 28th will feature a selection of disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups, keynote speakers and panelists. It will feature founder CEOs and C-level executives working in tech, media, entertainment and healthcare. See the growing speaker list and register here!

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