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"There's an inherent problem with the use of barcodes or QR codes in voting systems."

Dozens of advocacy groups have warned the QR codes that L.A.'s touchscreen system uses for in-person voting are vulnerable to hackers and system malfunctions. Senior reporter Tami Abdollah looks at why.

Quibi will shut down around December 1st. The company spent $63 million on ads in six months.

HBO Max now has over 27 million subscribers.

L.A.'s 100 Thieves gaming compound will become a voting center.

Riot Games has a new chief marketing officer.

Netflix will sponsor a 'virtual boot camp' to give students at historically Black colleges exposure to tech..

Snapchat can now scan food and wine labels for nutritional content.

TikTok will start telling users why it removed their videos.

Twitter and Facebook's founders are threatened with subpoenas over taking down a New York Post story.

The dot.LA Summit is coming next week, featuring cutting-edge programming, fast-pitch competitions, networking, workshops, social events and a live awards show. See the speakers list, register here and vote for who should pitch in our startup showcase!

Security Experts Think LA's QR-Code Voting System Is a Bad Idea

L.A. County voters will have to take an extra step if they want to verify their votes were correctly recorded. Here's how to decode those pesky QR codes. Read more >>

Learning from Quibi's Quick Collapse

Through conversations with a former employee, investor and analyst, we have some early insights on what Quibi's collapse could mean for entertainment startups and VC going forward. Read more >>

Making Life Easier for Musicians

L.A.-based Output, a bootstrapped business born from one composer's attempt to overcome writer's block, announced a $45 million fundraise. Read more >>

Round 2: Who Do You Want to See in Our Pitch Showcase Competition?

We've narrowed the field down from more than 100 SoCal startups to just nine. Now, we want your thoughts on the most promising and innovative startups to participate in our Startup Pitch Showcase Finale on Wednesday, October 28. Watch the videos, choose your favorite >>

Register for the dot.LA Summit!

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. Hear from 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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