John Diep

John Diep

Founder, Editor-In-Chief // A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, ICANN, and Raytheon. A mentor at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Entrepreneur School, Dr. David Choi. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; and invested in some. // Let's Connect: [email protected]

9 Compelling Reasons For Taking Your Dog To Work

For a lot of people, having been able to bring their dog to their workplace is some kind of a dream come true. More and more people are being allowed, and are bringing their dogs to the office. But companies that have and are willing to adopt this policy are faced with a myriad of health-related concerns on how the dogs would impact the workplace. However, the fact that people...

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The federal government relaxed restrictions on receiving blood donations from gay men and other groups as the country confronts a severe drop in the U.S. blood supply that officials described as urgent and unprecedented. Read on. Here’s your Daily LA for March 3, 2020. Happening in LA LA Startups Launch Effort To Buy N-95s For Local Hospitals A number of Los Angeles area startups--including GOAT, Scopely, Honey, Factual, TotSquad, and...

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Customer Still Has To Be King Despite COVID-19

As the world has been massively slowed down by the paralytic COVID-19, it suddenly seemed like we have changed our way of doing business. Or have we? Even though the world is upside down with the COVID-19 turmoil. The rules for creating a successful business never changes. You should put the customer first. Just like the old saying goes, the customer is king. Yes, they still are, despite COVID-19. What...

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SnapChat Released 'Here For You' a New Mental Health Feature

The latest social media app seek to help people navigate distressing pandemic situations is Snapchat, which announced a new in-app feature called 'Here For You' that connects users with mental health experts. The new feature has been released earlier than its intended launch date as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 'Here For You' tool is a mental health resource available inside the Snapchat app that aimed to help...

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The FCC has developed and approved a $200 million program to fund telehealth services and devices for medical providers ... read here Here’s your Daily LA for April 2, 2020. Happening in LA As Layoffs Continue, L.A.’s Hotel Workers Are in Crisis Twenty-two employees were terminated from their positions at Mr. C Beverly Hills. None were offered severance or “recall rights”—insurance they’d be rehired once the coronavirus crisis had subsided....

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged Angelenos to make their own face masks to wear in public on Wednesday, following similar guidance from Gov. Gavin Newsom and county health officials. Here’s your Daily LA for April 1, 2020. Happening in LA The Arboretum Is Open to a Limited Number of Visitors for Social Distancing Strolls With many parks, trails, and beaches closed to the public, many Angelenos are struggling to...

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COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Ease Anxiety, Depression – 150 Minutes of Weekly Exercise

COVID-19 pandemic is causing widespread fear and anxiety throughout the U.S. If there was a way to dispel all anxious feelings, I’d tell you, but there isn’t. But, from my research, a little physical exercise can help alleviate that. Scientists have found that regular participation in aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension, elevate and stabilize mood, improve sleep, and improve self-esteem.  Whether it’s solo or...

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Eat out more. Buy gift cards from your local restaurants to give them some much-needed cash flow right now—and help them help a worthy cause while you’re at it. Here’s your Daily LA for March 31, 2020. Happening in LA Los Angeles-based challenger bank HMBradley officially opens its virtual doors The Los Angeles-based digital challenger bank, HMBradley, opened its virtual doors to the public today, allowing the thousands of waitlisted would-be...

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6 Top Reasons Every Business Should Be Active on Social Media Right Now

Social media is a key part of a successful Inbound Marketing strategy. Having accounted for your business provides you with a great number of benefits besides just being caught up with today’s pandemic. Don’t make the mistake of dismissing or misusing social media! You will find that it’s among the most powerful tools of becoming the dominant player in your niche, perhaps even your industry.   The social media demographics...

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Here’s your Daily LA for March 30, 2020. Happening in LA U.S. Navy ship Mercy docks in Port of L.A., becoming largest hospital in the city amid a pandemic A U.S. Navy hospital ship arrived at the Port of Los Angeles Friday, bringing 1,000 beds to help local hospitals bracing for a crush of patients as novel coronavirus cases surge in the county. The fully-staffed USNS Mercy will provide treatment...

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