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  • Web vets bet online video is ready for a TV takeover

     
    Jason Calacanis is a betting man. The poker enthusiast gambled that blogging would break out when he founded Weblogs Inc. in 2003. He was right on the money and cashed out in a sale to AOL for $25 million. As he wages an ongoing battle against Google with...
  • Foursquare stays independent, raises cash to fuel expansion

     
    After holding acquisition talks with Facebook Inc. and Yahoo Inc., one of the Internet’s most talked-about start-ups Foursquare has decided to remain independent and has raised a big chunk of cash from a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm....
  • New DreamWorks book on what went wrong: 'The whole company's mandate was: Give Steven what he wants'

     
    As I read Nicole LaPorte's lively new history of DreamWorks, "The Men Who Would Be King," I found myself transported to a time long, long ago, an era so far gone that when DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg once complained to......
  • U.S. hard-pressed to stem domestic R&D losses

    U.S. hard-pressed to stem domestic R&D losses
    President Obama's proposal to boost the research tax credit for businesses is widely seen as necessary to bolster American competitiveness in the global economy. But even if the $100-billion plan is approved, it won't begin to address the fundamental...
  • L.A.'s StartEngine hosts Demo Day for first class of start-ups

    L.A.'s StartEngine hosts Demo Day for first class of start-ups
    It was Demo Day at Los Angeles accelerator StartEngine, which showcased the 10 tech start-ups in its freshman class. The start-ups pitched their business plans and products in five-minute presentations to investors with the hope of securing additional...
  • With so many Zacatecans in L.A., why is the best cooking still found at home?

    With so many Zacatecans in L.A., why is the best cooking still found at home?
    I just heard the tragic news: My cheese smuggler died. He was from my dad's native rancho of Jomulquillo in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas, a quesero whom hundreds depended on for their queso añejo, a thick, salty fromage unique to the region...
  • Making money from file-sharing

    One of the sticking points in the contract dispute between Hollywood studios and writers has been how much the latter should be paid when their work is redistributed online. The negotiations have been complicated by the fact that the most vibrant video...
  • Inspectors find dirt on books at Southern Calif. carwashes

    Ateam of state inspectors strode into the Blue Wave Car Wash in West Los Angeles, past latte-sipping customers in electric massage chairs and into the gritty carwash tunnel. "¿Cuánto gana usted?" the inspectors asked worker after worker, about 20 of...
  • 'Now what?' Obama asks fellow Democrats (Video)

     
    Five days after meeting with Republican House members, Democrat Obama has a long chat with his party's senators....
  • California solar startup Ausra acquired by French nuclear energy giant Areva

     
    Mirrors reflect the sun, concentrating its energy into a transom of pipes, at the Ausra Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant in Bakersfield. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times French nuclear energy giant Areva has jumped into the U.S....
  • Culture Jam: Tweeting for a song

     
    Culture Jam, Twitter marketing company, releases Promo Jam, a do-it-yourself software platform for DIY bands....