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  • Down with the patent trolls

     Down with the patent trolls
    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....
  • How Mark Suster became a go-to guy for tech start-ups

    How Mark Suster became a go-to guy for tech start-ups
    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...
  • Indecisive? Get quick poll results with these 5 feedback apps

    Indecisive? Get quick poll results with these 5 feedback apps
    Does this make me look fat? Steak or seafood for dinner? Is this appropriate for a first date? Decisions, decisions, decisions. Life is full of them. Some are big, some are easy and some are more pressing than others. Many times feedback is hard to...
  • Cyber-security firm Cylance works to read hackers' minds

    Cyber-security firm Cylance works to read hackers' minds
    Two hackers from Irvine gained access in April to the air conditioning and water systems of a Google Inc. office in Sydney, Australia. Because Google had failed to install a security patch to a software program that remotely tracks and controls building...
  • The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?

     The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?
    Imagine paying $20 and sitting down inside a Space Age capsule in Los Angeles. About half an hour later, you're in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge. Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, the man who made electric vehicles sexy, revolutionized the online...
  • Book review: Finding business worth in 'Worthless'

    Book review: Finding business worth in 'Worthless'
    This is a good time to be an entrepreneur. As the global economy has teetered on the edge of collapse, and former pillars of society from bankers to politicians have become mired in scandal, business founders have been lionized across the world as the...
  • Community-minded hackers code well for the future

    Community-minded hackers code well for the future
    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...
  • Taxi apps take guesswork out of getting a ride

    Taxi apps take guesswork out of getting a ride
    Like many Southern California residents, I resisted ever hailing a taxi. The region's traffic and sprawl hinted at exorbitant fares. Figuring out whom to call and then waiting on hold to order a cab added to my reluctance. But now with a smartphone,...
  • 'Startup Rising' takes a look at e-commerce in the Arab world

    'Startup Rising' takes a look at e-commerce in the Arab world
    At a moment when the world is transfixed by bloody political dramas unspooling in Egypt and Syria, a book about business start-ups in the Arab world might seem poorly timed. But many of the same social and technological factors behind the region's...
  • Twitter's 'stealth IPO' shines spotlight on JOBS Act's effects

    Twitter's 'stealth IPO' shines spotlight on JOBS Act's effects
    SAN FRANCISCO — In fewer than 140 characters, or 24 words, Twitter Inc. disclosed that it was planning the highest-profile public stock offering since Facebook Inc. But that was about all it did, leaving stunned investors and analysts scrambling...
  • TopLine gets $25 million to launch short-term fantasy game platform

    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...