Catch Up On This Week's Top 5 Stories With Our Video Recap
What's going on with L.A.'s tech and startup community? A lot! dot.LA chief host and correspondent Kelly O'Grady takes you through the key points of the top five headlines from this week. Don't miss out on the essential news you need to know:
- Disney Reorganizes to Focus on Streaming
- Livestream Concerts Boomed During Lockdown
- Los Angeles Venture Activity was Up in Q3
- Two CA Ballot Measure Could Have Huge Impact on Tech Companies
- Spotify Introduces its Podcast Producers to its Music Empire
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Los Angeles-based Goodpods launched at the start of the pandemic in the hopes of answering the question "What podcast should I listen to?"
As the podcast market has become more saturated, more and more companies are trying to make discovery easier. Google's Podcast app relies on AI-powered suggestions to lure listeners. Other podcasting platforms like Breaker take an approach more like that of social media.
The legendary broadcaster Larry King died Saturday in Los Angeles at 87 after being hospitalized for COVID-19. He may best be remembered as the longtime host of CNN who interviewed the most notable personalities of the 20th century, including Vladimir Putin and Frank Sinatra, but he also worked tirelessly to build a bridge for the next generation.
The largest property technology or "proptech" venture firm Fifth Wall is joining the SPAC boom.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Comission this week, the firm said its creating a special acquisition company (SPAC) and intends to raise up to $287 million by selling 28.75 million shares at $10 a piece to seek out opportunities in real estate tech.
- Brendan Wallace, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Fifth Wall - dot ... ›
- Fifth Wall Venture Firm Is Now a B Corporation - dot.LA ›