Weekly Roundup: Tesla lays off 9%, Bird to hit $2 Billion valuation

Weekly Roundup: Tesla lays off 9%, Bird to hit $2 Billion valuation

Los Angeles Weekly Roundup …

Top Headlines

  • A federal judge Tuesday cleared the way for AT&T Inc.’s $85.4-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc., creating an entertainment colossus that promises to reshape the media business … read on
  • Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met Tuesday in front of the world’s cameras, against the backdrop of flags of the United States and North Korea … read on
  • CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 – R.I.P. Tony … read on
  • New York files suit against President Trump, alleging his charity engaged in ‘illegal conduct’ … read on
  • Santa Monica hits electric scooter companies with new rules … read on
  • Google’s diversity stats are still very dismal … read on


LA’s Tech & Startups

  • The 10 biggest stories of E3 2018 … read on
  • Bird, a Santa Monica based scooter rental startup, set to pump the company with MORE financing boosting its value to $2 Billion …another LA unicorn in the making ..read on
  • Tesla has laid off about nine percent of its 30,000+ employees, … This is part of the reorganization Musk talked about in May on the company’s quarterly earnings call. The layoffs reportedly started on Monday … read on
  • Santa Monica based technology-enabled commercial real estate brokerage firm, TenantBase, Inc., announced that it has raised an oversubscribed $10.7 million funding round to simplify the process of finding and leasing office space for small to mid-size businesses … read on
  • SnapChat announced that it is launching four new APIs, including a Snap login API that will let people use their Snapchat username to create accounts on other apps, and what amounts to a Snap camera API, which will let people share things from other apps directly to their Snapchat Story. … read on
  • Elon Musk’s Boring Company is getting the go-ahead to build a multibillion-dollar express transit system between downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport, city officials said. … read on
  • AI Influential raises $12 million for AI-based influencer matchmaking platform … read on
  • ZipRecruiter announces AI tool that matches businesses with ideal job candidates … read on


Cultural Shouts

  • I Live in Los Angeles and Everything You Assume About Me Is True … read on
  • The Best Pride Week Parties and Events in L.A. … read on
  • How to Watch the 2018 World Cup Online … read on
  • The Best Vegan-Friendly Bars in Los Angeles … read on
  • How to start a smart home for $200 … read on
  • Is the crypto world sexist? That might be the wrong question … read on


This Weekend

  • Happy Father’s Day!
    43 Last-minute Gifts That Will Arrive by Father’s Day … read on
    27 Luxury Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad Who Has Everything … read on
    45 Awesome Things To Do in L.A. This Father’s Day Weekend … read on
  • DTLA Donut Fest … read on


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: john@lastartups.com

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