| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Why are cellphone towers so utterly ugly? That wasn’t the most important issue that came up during a Times editorial board meeting this week with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, but it’s surely a question that most of us have pondered....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Cable's toughest cowboy is saddling up again.
This year, John Malone's Colorado company, Liberty Media Corp., acquired nearly a third of the stock in Charter Communications, the nation's fourth-largest cable company.
The move came 14 years after...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. continues to growth as an in-flight entertainment and connectivity giant with the purchase of a British company that specialized in emerging markets.
Through its subsidiaries, including in-flight...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Two residents of the Barrington Plaza apartments, where an 11th-floor fire last week sent black smoke billowing into the halls above, described their harrowing rescue of a man and his granddaughter after finding them trapped in a stairwell.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Are pay-TV distributors DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications looking to create their own version of Aereo -- the start-up that transmits the over-the-air broadcast television signals to consumers via the Internet?
That's what a story...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Two months had passed after my diagnosis last year, and I was in a panicked frenzy to escape the everyday with all its responsibilities and decisions and duties and connections and disconnections. I needed the freedom to just be.
So, I booked a...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:49 AM
After the coffee. Before cranking "Rock 'n' Roll Animal."
The Skinny: When other kids were buying Beatles albums, I was buying the Velvet Underground's "Loaded." Lou Reed made me feel blue when I wanted to feel blue and lifted me up when I wanted to get...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Netflix Inc. stock soared to record levels Tuesday, apparently propelled by a new analyst report predicting surprising growth in the streaming video service's international subscribers.
The stock stock rose to a high of $321.61 in early trading, after...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:24 AM
A battle for Time Warner Cable, the nation's fourth-largest pay TV distributor, may be on the horizon.
Looking to resist a takeover attempt by Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable has reached out to Comcast Corp., the nation's largest operator,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Sprint has landed at the bottom of Consumer Reports' annual ranking of cellphone service providers, dropping from the No. 2 spot last year.
Sprint this year received "dismal marks" for value, voice, text and 4G reliability, according to the report,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:50 AM
After the coffee. Before pitching my young-adult novel.
The Skinny: I saw "Catching Fire" on Saturday and enjoyed it, though I set a high bar for dystopian fiction. Oh, and for the sake of self-promotion, I'm writing the weekly box-office projections...