"My opinion is that it got to be enough and he said, 'This is Chinese spyware and there's no way around it'."
The co-owner of Triller has some thoughts on TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer's abrupt exit. Reporter Sam Blake talked with him about what might be in the besieged social app's future.
Meanwhile, TikTok is reportedly considering two offers.
Neuralink founder Elon Musk demonstrates the company's new brain-computer interface device on a group of pigs.
AT&T is exploring a deal involving DirecTV.
Electric vehicle-maker Bollinger unveils its new delivery van model.
Meanwhile, California adopts tougher pollution standards for ships and trucks.
Spotify is rapidly building new podcast partnerships with influencers.
Save the date! The inaugural dot.LA Summit will take place on October 27th & 28th!
After a TikTok Sale, More Trouble
Triller's co-owner says about 100 of TikTok's top stars have already migrated to his app, and speculates on what might be behind the abrupt resignation of TikTok's CEO. Read more >>
LA Metal Icon Expands His Cannabis Empire
System of a Down frontman Shavo Odadjian recently expanded his cannabis and culture startup, 22 Red, into Arizona and Nevada. Read more >>
Catch Up on This Week's Top 5 Stories
dot.LA chief host and correspondent Kelly O'Grady takes you through five of this week's biggest headlines:
* TikTok soap opera: App files lawsuit against Trump administration, CEO Kevin Mayer resigns abruptly
* Venture firm Freeflow seeks to back Caltech startups
* One man aims to get VCs to commit to underrepresented investors
* Gamelancer launches to connect expert gamers and personalities to users looking for teammates
* Raises: Songtradr, PatientPop and Wrapbook
Investors Are Being Forced to Pivot from Asia
Tensions between the U.S. and China — the world's two largest economies — and the pandemic are making U.S. companies rethink supply chains once largely dependent on Asia. Read more >>
Save the Date: The 2020 dot.LA Summit
We are thrilled to announce the inaugural dot.LA Summit on October 27th & 28th. The virtual gathering will include cutting-edge programming, fast pitch competitions, live awards show, networking, workshops, social events and more! The Summit will feature the most disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups. Early Access - Register here!