Daily LA: Every Angeleno eligible for free COVID-19 test, Juul laying off 900, Lyft lays off 1000, Chegg got hacked

Every resident of Los Angeles will be eligible for a free coronavirus test, regardless of symptoms, at testing sites that have been set up throughout the area, Mayor Garcetti announced Wednesday. Here’s your Daily LA for April 29, 2020 Happening in LA Riverside County Extends Face Masks And Social Distancing Into June Face coverings and social distancing will remain in effect until June 19 in Riverside County. That revised order...

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Daily LA: Uber CTO is leaving, Scopely acquires Scrabble Go, Coronavirus vaccine could be ready by this fall

U.S. coronavirus-related deaths reached a somber milestone on Tuesday, surpassing the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War. More than 58,300 Americans have died from COVID-19, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. That compares with the National Archives’ figure of 58,220 deaths from the Vietnam War, which lasted more than a decade. Read on Here’s your Daily LA for April 28, 2020. Happening in LA Scopely...

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Daily LA: TikTok launches Donation Stickers, L.A. Mayor Garcetti expands COVID-19 testing

Starting Tuesday, those over the age of 65, as well as those between ages 60 to 64 with pre-existing medical conditions, can call 213-263-5226 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit the city’s site to enroll in free meal deliveries. Restaurants that want to participate can also call the hotline. Here’s your Daily LA for Monday, April 27, 2020. Happening in LA So Many People Went To Newport Beach That It...

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Zenkit ‘To Do’ Fills The Gap Left by Wunderlist as it Closes on May 6th, 2020

6th April 2020 - Karlsruhe, Germany: Wunderlist's imminent shutdown has left many users worried about what to do with their data, and dissatisfied with many of the alternatives. Zenkit To Do was created with the intention to give Wunderlist users a new home. Zenkit To Do was developed by the team behind Zenkit, an all-in-one solution for collaboration and project management. While Zenkit is best known for its flexibility and...

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Daily LA: Foursquare Merges With Factual, Verizon is canceling home internet installations during the pandemic

Colleges and universities in all 50 states are closing in a race to stop the spread of coronavirus. While the closures have created chaos for students, they've also made empty dorm rooms available as quarantine spaces for people with the virus who need medical attention but aren’t among the sickest of hospital patients. Read more. Here’s your Daily LA for April 7, 2020. Happening in LA Foursquare Merges With Factual...

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Daily LA: Quibi Launches its Mobile Streaming Service, Startups Will be Eligible for Stimulus Loans, AngelList Lays Off 40%

How to Spot an SBA Loan Scam. If you receive any calls, emails, or other communications claiming to be from the Treasury Department or the SBA offering you grants or stimulus payments in exchange for personal financial information, do not respond. And whatever you do, don't provide any private information ... read on Here’s your Daily LA for April 6, 2020. Happening in LA L.A. officials urge residents to avoid shopping,...

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Daily LA: LA Startups Launch Effort To Buy N-95s For Local Hospitals, HopSkipDrive laid off 10%, FDA Loosens Restrictions On Gay Blood Donors

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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Daily LA: Amazon Warehouse Worker Tests Positive, SteadyMD Raise $6M, Pinterest CEO Launch a Self-Reporting COVID-19 Tracking App

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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Daily LA: PeerStreet Lays Off 50, Bill Gates calls for nationwide shutdown, Mayor Garcetti tells Angelenos to wear homemade masks

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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Daily LA: California Prisons Will Release 3,500 Inmates Early, Marriott Got Hacked 5.2M Guest Records Stolen, Rover.com Lays Off 41%

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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Daily LA: ZipRecruiter Lays Off 40%, Apple releases new COVID-19 app, Instagram’s New Co-Watching Feature

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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Daily LA: Bird lays off 30%, L.A. Clippers Owner Donates $25M

The coronavirus outbreak is taking a deep toll on the U.S. economy, prompting hundreds of layoffs over the past week alone and halting a historic 11-year bull market in stocks. Here’s your Daily LA for March 27, 2020. Happening in LA Bird lays off about 30% of workforce amid COVID-19 pandemic Bird is the latest startup hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Bird laid off about 30% of its employees...

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Daily LA: Most Downloaded Social Video Apps, L.A. County’s COVID-19 Death Toll Now Stands at 21

Welcome to the first edition of our Daily LA - a bite-sized daily recap of happenings around Los Angeles, the web, and the World. Here’s your Daily LA for March 26, 2020. Happening in LA Xencor Licenses Antibody Technology To Vir Biotechnology For COVID-19 Treatment Xencor, a biopharmaceutical company which develops engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease, says it is extending a license for its...

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