| 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:56 PM
When tech entrepreneurs look back at their bumpy launches, a common lament is, “If only I had known.”
To shorten the list of regrets for the next Snapchat or Facebook, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Small Business...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Laying aside years of bad blood that has at times threatened to spill into open warfare, the mayors of San Francisco and New York City agreed Friday afternoon to a digital detente that will include co-hosting a technology summit this year.
| May 31, 2013
| 8:20 PM
There's never a shortage of things to gawk at in Venice Beach: oiled-up bodybuilders, a two-headed turtle, over-the-top street performers.
Lately, passersby on the main stretch of the boardwalk have also been ogling an eggshell blue house, steps from...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:45 AM
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...
| May 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the Havana, Cuba, ahead of a highly anticipated private meeting with President Raul Castro and, possibly, his older brother Fidel....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:55 PM
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...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:18 AM
The birthrate for new businesses in the U.S. is sliding, down to an anemic 8% in recent years from 13% in the heady 1980s.
That’s the lowest point on record, according to a Census Bureau analysis released this week, partially funded by the Ewing...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 10:39 AM
Google has acquired Wildfire, a marketing start-up that uses social media to connect brands with consumers.
Created four years ago, Wildfire says its vision is "to change the way the world markets." The platform enables brands to manage their pages,...