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Why The George Floyd Protests Feel Different
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"We can say that, for the first time, we've all been watching this together."

Why do the recent Black Lives Matter protests feel different than earlier moments of civil unrest? Entertainment reporter Sam Blake speaks with a company gathering data around how videos are being shared on Twitter.

Jamm founder and CEO Badri Rajasekar offers some thoughts on how businesses should retool as workplaces reopen.

Warner Media is retiring HBO Go following the launch of its new streaming service.

California investigators are reportedly examining Inc.'s business practices in the state.

The film academy announced new inclusion standards for Oscar eligibility today, aimed at boosting diversity and inclusion in the industry. This week's Office Hours podcast delves into what L.A.'s tech community can learn from Hollywood's mistakes.

The Revolution in Mobile Video

In the first two weeks of the protests, videos related to Black Lives Matter and race in America were watched over 1.4 billion times on Twitter alone, according to an analysis by digital rights management firm Pex. Read more >>

Column: Adjusting to the New Normal As Office Life Resumes

People around the world have swapped cubicles for kitchen tables, opted for video conferencing over in-person meetings and ditched their commutes. Some thoughts on embracing what's changed: Read more >>

Tech Coast Angels L.A. Has A New Annual Fund

One of the largest and most active angel investor networks in the nation has announced its first members-only fund. Read more >>

What Slowdown? Silicon Valley's Dealmaking Hasn't Stopped

Deal volume increased to levels comparable to last year's averages, according to a report released by the law firm Fenwick & West today. Read more >>

Catch Up With Kelly on This Week's Startup News 

Chief Host and Correspondent Kelly O'Grady takes you through the key stories:

- NWA Founding Member Launches Covitech to Help Small Businesses Reopen Safely
- GermFalcon Strikes a Deal with Honeywell for Anti-Viral 'Drink Cart'
- Media: 'More Stars' NBA-Focused App Aims to Score in China, Wave Raises $30M to Serve Next Gen Concerts
- dot.LA Dives In: Actionable Steps to Fight Racism with Dr. Cheryl Ingram

Watch the recap here >>

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Join us for Roundtable on Increasing Diversity in Tech

Join us at 11 a.m. Thursday for a virtual roundtable on increasing diversity in the workplace. We'll seek to identify concrete steps the L.A. tech and startup community can take to break down racial barriers to jobs and capital. Register here >>

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