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"If it weren't for COVID, we would still be in New York."

Tech professionals are moving to L.A. from NYC and SF during the pandemic, helping to bump up L.A. real estate up by 17% from a year ago. Senior reporter Ben Bergman looks at the trend.

Tomorrow, we'll look at the counter-trend of tech professionals leaving the city.

The U.S. Senate subpoenas the heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter.

Amazon says 19,000 employees tested positive for COVID-19.

TikTok has become a way for Chinese hip 'Glammas' to show off.

Tesla's Model 3 gets a subpar rating on a European assisted driving test.

Will California be able to scale up its infrastructure to meet the state's new zero-emission goal?

Angelenos are slowly returning to offices.

Roblox gaming platform is reportedly planning to go public.

The dot.LA Summit is coming in October, featuring cutting-edge programming, fast-pitch competitions, networking, workshops, social events and a live awards show. See the speakers list and register for early bird prices here!

Why NYC and SF Tech Workers are Moving to LA

Among the reasons those we talked to cited: A growing tech scene, relatively more affordable housing and the ability to live a better lifestyle. Read more >>

BAM Ventures Is Raising a $50 Million Fund III

L.A.-based Bam Ventures is raising $50 million for their third fund. The venture capital fund invests in consumer products and was a notable early investor in Honey. Read more >>

Snapchat Has Registered Over 1 Million Voters So Far

Two months ago, Snapchat announced it would start registering young voters inside its app. Since then, it's registered 1 million, most under 29 years old and many in the Sun Belt. Read more >>

Good Growth Capital's Z Holly on LA Biotech, Patents and the LA River

Krisztina "Z" Holly, founding executive director at USC's Stevens Institute for Innovation, talks about how she hopes to boost innovation in Southern California's universities and L.A. manufacturing as well as her new art project along the L.A River. Read more >>

Proptech Startup Pacaso Raises $17M 

New proptech startup Pacaso is hoping to "democratize" second-home ownership and make them easier to buy and maintain. Read more >>

Watch Techstars Demo Day with Us

Next Thursday, October 8, dotLA and Techstars LA are teaming up to bring the signature event capping the annual Techstars LA class. Same great startups, community building and networking - just virtual this year. It's free! Watch it here >>

Nominate Innovators for dot.LA's Startup Awards

We are thrilled to announce the first dot.LA Startup Awards 2020, a celebration of the most innovative people and companies in the L.A. startup and tech community, on Wednesday, October 28th. See the award categories and nominate companies >>

dot.LA Summit Website is Live!

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, made up of 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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