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Covid Can’t Shutter Peter Fetterman Gallery

In 1979, Peter Fetterman was working as an independent filmmaker in England when he decided to take a two-week vacation to Los Angeles.

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PlantWave Takes Root on TikTok

PlantWave, a device created by Marina del Rey-based Data Garden Co., turns a plant’s biorhythms into music.

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Food Truck Rental Startup Helps Chefs Get in the Game

On the Go LA is helping restaurants weather the pandemic and serving as a resource for business owners trying to break into the food truck space.

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Xos Inks Deal With FedEx Ground for 120 EV Trucks

Xos has signed agreements to deliver 120 zero-emission electric trucks to 35 FedEx Corp. Ground operators.

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Black-Owned Bookstore Malik Books Expands Despite Pandemic Challenges

Bookstores were hit hard during Covid lockdowns, but Malik Books — an independent African American bookstore — managed to stay afloat and branch out.

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SpaceX to Restart Starlink Launches in August

SpaceX will resume launching Starlink internet satellites into orbit in August after a monthlong hiatus.

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After Fast Start, Social App Poparazzi Sees Slowdown

Poparazzi, a photo sharing app developed by Marina del Rey-based TTYL Inc., is among this year’s most hyped social media startups.

LA Techstar Class Includes Local Startups

Several local startups are among the 2021 class for Techstars' Los Angeles Accelerator.

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Jarrow Formulas Names New CEO

Mid-City-based Jarrow Formulas Inc. has appointed Nina Barton as its new chief executive.

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Boring Co. Bids for Tunnel in Florida

Elon Musk’s Hawthorne-based Boring Co. is in the running to build an underground transit system in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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Quentin Tarantino Buys Vista Theatre

Quentin Tarantino has purchased the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz.

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Allen Media Group to Launch Weather Channel Plus Streaming Service

Allen Media Group plans to launch The Weather Channel Plus, a subscription streaming service, in the fourth quarter.

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Tripp Raises $11 Million for Psychedelic Wellness Platform

Tripp Inc., a virtual reality wellness startup, has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round.

US Olympic Team Selects Skims to Provide Loungewear

Kim Kardashian's Skims brand will be the official loungewear and shapewear provider for Team USA at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.

Recording Academy Names Co-Presidents

The Recording Academy has appointed Valeisha Butterfield Jones and Panos A. Panay as Co-Presidents.

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Rocket Lab Wins Design Contract for Mars Mission

Two spacecraft designed by Long Beach-based space systems company Rocket Lab USA Inc. may end up orbiting Mars as part of a NASA mission slated for 2024.

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NuOrder to Be Acquired in $425 Million Deal

NuOrder Inc. is expected to be acquired by Lightspeed in an estimated $425 million deal.

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Endeavor Reports Slight First-Quarter Profit

Endeavor Group Holdings Inc. posted a small first-quarter profit in its first earnings report since going public in late April.

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WarnerMedia, Discovery Unveil New Company Name

WarnerMedia and Discovery Inc. will become Warner Bros. Discovery when their merger closes in mid-2022.

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