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Underscoring that technology increasingly will drive the success of traditional media outlets, Tribune Co. is planting a flag in Silicon Valley and has hired a former top Yahoo executive to lead the company's digital ventures. Shashi Seth, who has...
SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is attempting a bold — and risky — strategy to turn around the struggling Internet giant with the $1.1-billion acquisition of Tumblr, a trendy social blogging service popular...
As an immigrant and an engineer, I know the magnetic pull that the United States exerts on anyone who dreams of a career in science. From the time I watched NASA technicians on television during the first lunar landing in 1969, I resolved to get the...
Tags: Migration, Business, Technology, NASA, Education
Where My Dogs At is a new social networking app angled at dog lovers and their four-legged friends looking for local dog-friendly places to go and people to meet. Think Facebook for Fido, with a "Yelp for dogs" approach, built around a location-based...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Business, Social Media, Animal, Media Industry
It seemed like a typical dinner party for the well-heeled set: eight women, some dressed in stilettos and skinny jeans, gabbing over glasses of wine and endive spears with goat cheese at a lavish Hollywood Hills home. But amid the Kate Middleton...
Southern California is a hotbed of young and innovative companies, but you wouldn't know it by following the money. Venture capital funding, the lifeblood of start-ups, has fallen sharply in the region this year, according to a report released Thursday....
Central Valley farmers, Southern California bankers and Silicon Valley executives have all struggled to find workers — and they say an outdated immigration policy has been to blame. They're all hoping that a bipartisan group of U.S. senators...
Epoxy, a Venice start-up that creates software tools to help professional video producers better distribute and market their online videos, announced that it has received $2 million in funding. The seed funding, led by venture capitalist Mark Suster...
If you love tech and the business of tech, then 2013 should be a very interesting year. We’ll find out whether Marissa Mayer can keep the momentum going at Yahoo and whether the Web dinosaurs Myspace and Digg can successfully reinvent themselves....
Gov. Jerry Brown ought to cut his Texas brother, Rick Perry, a little slack. Texas Gov. Perry arrived in the Golden State this week trolling for California businesses he could poach and carry home with him in his saddlebags. His trip here comes on the...
Tags: Robert Anderson , Business, Government, Personal Income, Taxation
Booking appointments is one of life's pesky hassles. Your favorite restaurant never seems to pick up the phone and doesn't use OpenTable, your massage therapist prefers calls but your hair stylist prefers texts, your yoga studio uses its own online...
Viddy, a Los Angeles startup that has been described as the Instagram of video, has fired chief executive Brett O'Brien and is now looking for his replacement. The 42-million-member mobile video social network said O'Brien, who co-founded the company...
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