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TikTok — and One of Its Employees — Sue Trump

"I am not building dossiers of personal information to blackmail federal officials. That's an unbelievable accusation."

A new lawsuit accuses the Trump administration of violating TikTok employees' Constitutional rights and defaming and disgracing them. Senior reporter Tami Abdollah looks at what's believed to be the first time an employee has sued the president over an executive order.

GOAT's first ad will air during the NBA playoffs.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg reportedly raised alarms in DC over TikTok.

A look at electric vehicle makers' reliance on SPACs to go public.

Triller inks a deal to help it expand into India.

Riot Games announces a new partnership with Spotify.

Zoom outages spike as more schools go virtual.

Worker Sues Trump Admin Over TikTok Ban

Hours after Culver City-based TikTok filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump Monday over his recent executive order, an employee of the viral video app separately followed suit. Read more >>

California Could Soon Make Amazon Liable for the Products It Sells

A first-of-its-kind California law would hold Amazon and other online marketplaces strictly liable for defective third-party products sold on their websites, Read more >>

The Black Angelenos Featured in 'Entrepreneur'

Jay Z and Pharrell Williams' new video highlights Black entrepreneurs in the U.S. Many are based here in L.A. Read more >>

Songtradr Gets $30M 

Songtradr has grown by making it easier for artists to get their music into ads, TV series and movies. Now, it wants to take advantage of the explosion of video streaming services hungry for more music. Read more >>

Starbucks, Obama Alums Join Sweetgreen's Board

Recently, Sweetgreen's CEO told us he was positioning his business to become the "Starbucks of real food." Today, a former Starbucks senior executive joined their board. Read more updates >>

 ThirdLove's Challenge to the Legacy Bra Business

On this episode of the "Behind Her Empire" podcast, hear Heidi Zak's mission to build a brand for every woman, regardless of her shape, size, age, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation. Listen >>

Join Us for a Discussion on Venture Capital in Asia & SoCal

What does the future hold for VC-funded start-ups on both sides of the Pacific? Join us for a virtual roundtable in partnership with the Asia Society of Southern California on Thursday, August 27th at 5:00 p.m. PST. Read more & register >>

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