| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Broadcast networks are sometimes viewed as dinosaurs trying to dodge a shower of meteors that take the form of sleek cable channels like HBO and AMC and digital platforms such as Netflix and Amazon.
But CBS proved that a Tyrannosaurus rex is still...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
On a recent day at work in a San Francisco loft, Moncef Belyamani was sporting a hipster "LOVE" T-shirt and riffing, with obsessive detail, on the evolution of vinyl record production.
The Android coder and sometime dance-club DJ wrapped up by...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:20 AM
After my story on Yelp's heated town hall meeting with L.A. business owners, readers sent me a flurry of emails and tweets sharing their own unhappy experiences with the review website.
"We have had the same problems with @yelp over the years especially...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:05 AM
The last six years have been remarkable for Silicon Valley.
The launch of the first iPhone in 2007 accelerated the pace of disruption and had the kind of impact on consumers and businesses the dot-com bubble once promised but failed to deliver.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The front window has been replaced and business is once again brisk at the downtown Huntington Beach bike shop, but the assistance just keeps coming.
The Main Street bike shop was at the center of the riotous behavior following the conclusion of the U....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Has anyone started a pool on how long Proposition 13 will remain standing, the way it now stands?
The process that made Proposition 13 possible is 100 years old, but the revolutionary tax makeover is 35. And it could be argued that its effect on the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Ford Motor Co. plans to start selling its popular F-150 pickup truck with an option of running on natural gas or propane fuel.
While Ford already makes the option available in some of its commercial vehicles, this will be the first compressed natural...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Fined just over a year ago for marketing itself as a way for employers to dig up dirt on potential hires, the people-search service Spokeo is refreshing its website Wednesday to emphasize finding long-lost friends, classmates, lovers and family members....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:47 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Silicon Valley may be best-known for its consumer technology companies. But software is definitely not just for consumers anymore.
The latest entrant: Slack, a flashy new service that makes it easier for co-workers to communicate and...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Auto-information website Edmunds.com sued a company that allegedly posted more than 60 fake reviews of car dealers.
Santa Monica-based Edmunds screens every review consumers post on its website, and in early February, the moderators began noticing a...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:29 PM
So much for the new, "tougher" Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
FERC, as the agency is known, is in the process of negotiating a settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co., the huge New York bank that has been accused of serial frauds against...