The L.A. tech and startup community was active as ever this week. dot.LA chief host and correspondent Kelly O'Grady takes you through the key points of the top five headlines:

  • Investors still want their startups to have an office
  • Music-tech startups are reshaping the music industry forever
  • Election tech seeks to promote voting amid pandemic
  • L.A. school district still doesn't know how many kids are without WiFi
  • Stop! Go! After back and forth, Lyft and Uber win stay in California
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Longtime Democratic political operative Shomik Dutta had planned to travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week to attend the Democratic National Convention. Instead, like everyone else he is watching at home, in his case in Santa Monica.

He'll miss the electricity of the crowd, the reunion and the parties, but the first virtual campaign and now convention make his work at Higher Ground Labs even more urgent. Dutta backs tech startups he hopes will propel Democrats to retaking the White House and the U.S. Senate.

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Here are the latest updates on news affecting Los Angeles' startup and tech communities. Sign up for our newsletter and follow dot.LA on Twitter for more.


  • Sweetgreen COO Chris Carr Joins Hilton's Board of Directors
  • Snap's New Apps Aim to Get Young Voters Registered and Informed
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