| Aug 22, 2013
Patent trolls are a widely reported problem for big business and technology makers. They are companies that exist primarily to buy up patents and then collect money, in the form of licenses or lawsuit settlements, from alleged infringers of those patents....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Now that Tesla Motors has turned a profit, and its Model S electric car has scored the top federal safety rating and the top Consumer Reports rating, what’s left for the upstart Palo Alto automaker?
What Tesla has accomplished is...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Samuel Adams brewer and founder Jim Koch says he hasn’t forgotten how hard it was to start a small business. He’s offering free coaching -- and perhaps some start-up funding -- to small Southern California food, beverage and craft brewing...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Fighting back against the growing popularity of smartphone-based ride-sharing services, one traditional taxi company in Los Angeles has rolled out an app that makes it easy to summon and pay for a ride.
The app, developed by Flywheel Software Inc., a...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:41 PM
With 20 minutes to go before making their high-stakes start-up pitches, the wannabe entrepreneurs were understandably nervous.
In one corner of the room, Marc Pakravan and Robert Davis, who came up with the idea for an online shopping site for men's...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Let it not be said that San Jose State University hasn't taught the world a valuable lesson in the promises and pitfalls of the fancy new craze for online university learning.
The Cal State University campus set itself up as a pioneer in the field in...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:09 PM
The gig: Mark Suster is an entrepreneur, angel investor and managing partner at Century City venture capital firm Upfront Ventures, formerly known as GRP Partners.
A vocal proponent of L.A.'s growing tech scene, Suster has become known as the go-to...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:20 PM
BeachMint is slamming a report that said its two founders were ousted and that the e-commerce company was flailing and returning $20 million to investors.
"It was a made-up story," Diego Berdakin, BeachMint's co-founder and president, said in an...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:47 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo's Marissa Mayer just landed some plum talent from Silicon Valley's design guru: Apple.
"I'm happy to join Yahoo! today as Principal Designer. Marissa Ann Louie + Marissa Ann Mayer = Yahoo! — at Yahoo! HQ,” former Apple...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Taking an aggressive swing at the growing short-term fantasy sports market, a New York-based venture capital fund dropped $25 million into a fledgling Los Angeles start-up this week.
TopLine Game Labs, which is hunting for a permanent office space in...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Inside a cavernous warehouse downtown, crumbling brick walls, exposed wiring and a gaping concrete pit suggest anything but the future of clean technology.
A group of Los Angeles nonprofits, utilities and universities aims to change that when work...