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Headspace Announces Partnership With Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Network

The Santa Monica-based mobile app developer is bringing some humor to its meditation app.

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Rocket Lab Reaches Milestone With Booster Recovery

Rocket Lab USA Inc. launched its 16th mission and successfully recovered the launch vehicle’s first-stage rocket.

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Relativity Space Raises $500 Million, Plans to Launch 3D-Printed Rockets Next Year

The short five-year history of Relativity Space Inc. is like something out of a startup storybook.

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SpaceX Sets Mark for Rocket Reuse

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully reused a first-stage rocket booster for the seventh time during a launch last week that deployed another 60 satellites as part of its ambitious Starlink program.

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TikTok Gets Another Extension for US Sale

The Treasury Department has reportedly pushed back TikTok’s sell-by date once again, giving the company until Dec. 4 to complete a deal.

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Snap Takes on TikTok With New Spotlight Video Feature

Snap Inc. has added a new feature that puts the company squarely in competition with TikTok.

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For SpaceX, Latest Launch Is a Big Leap

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched one of the highest-profile missions in the company’s nearly two-decade history on Nov. 15, sending four astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Deadline for TikTok Sale Is Extended

The Trump administration has put more time on the clock for TikTok parent company ByteDance Ltd. to sell the app’s U.S. operations to an American company.

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Tech Companies Continue to Bulk Up in LA, Driving Job Growth

Tech jobs are growing at a rapid clip in Los Angeles, fueled by an increasing appetite from local companies as well as industry leaders that are expanding their presence here.

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Aerospace Incubator Starburst Is Lifting Industry in LA

In the five years since French space and defense technology accelerator Starburst Aerospace announced plans to open its first American office in El Segundo, the aerospace industry has grown rapidly in Los Angeles County.

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Vurbl Wants to Outdo Spotify. Can It Become the YouTube of Audio?

There’s no shortage of audio streaming apps, but Santa Monica-based startup Vurbl Media Inc. is betting that its newly launched player can compete with established platforms like Spotify.

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Bobacino Brings Automation to Trendy Bubble Tea

As the restaurant industry embraces new forms of high-tech automation, a local startup is applying robotic technology to the trendy bubble tea business.

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SpaceX Launches Crewed Mission With NASA

Space Exploration Technologies Inc. launched one of the most high-profile missions, sending four astronauts to the International Space Station.

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LA Companies Play Leading Role in Rising AR, VR Industry

It may seem redundant to say that a company focused on creating virtual reality experiences is ahead of the curve, but that’s precisely the case for West Adams-based Survios Inc.

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Electric Car Sharing Company Envoy Sets $11 Million Series A

Envoy Technologies Inc., a Culver City company that operates electric car sharing services has raised $11 million in funding.

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