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A 'Better Than Expected' Outlook for Recovery

"The recovery is losing momentum"

UCLA Anderson's newest quarterly forecast anticipates that Q4 growth will be relatively weak, with more bankruptcies and layoffs. Senior reporter Tami Abdollah looks at what the report could mean for L.A.

A new internal report shows TikTok's surge in Europe.

SpaceX's Starlink satellites help firefighters battle wildfires in Washington.

Twitch makes a library of free music available for its creators to use.

The red-hot IPO market has some concerned its getting frothy.

Some insurers are reducing coverage for virtual doctor visits.

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!

Cautiously Hinting at Recovery

UCLA Economists forecast unemployment in California will remain close to 6% until 2022, and won't reach pre-pandemic rates until late 2024 at the earliest. Still, it's better than what they'd expected. Read more >>

We Used AI Script Analysis Tool to Look at the Debate

Used for Hollywood scripts,'s software analyzed the presidential candidates' words to understand their underlying emotions. It found that Trump speaks like a dramatic movie character.

LA’s CleanTech Startups Tackle Climate Change

The L.A. Clean Tech Incubator (LACI) second annual Power Day and pitch competition kicks off tomorrow. It will feature startups that address the danger of climate change. Here's a preview >>

Secretive Big Data Firm Palantir Goes Public

Joining the ranks of Slack and Spotify, Palantir went public through a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: PLTR), ending the day at a stock price 30% higher than the listing price. Read more >>

LA Adtech Company Social Native Acquires a Competitor 

Online marketer Social Native is upping their AI game, acquiring New York-based Olapic. The deal will triple Social Native's employee and customer count, and help boost the company's artificial intelligence capability. Read more >>

Gaming Is Eating the World

Much of the MaC Venture Capital's new report on investing in the "metaverse" is devoted to the techniques and tools that gaming has popularized over the years, and how they're fast proliferating into areas as diverse as retail, film production, medicine and national defense. 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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