| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:54 PM
A Culver City man has been charged in connection with a World War II nickel scam he orchestrated on eBay, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:02 AM
A clerk at the Los Angeles cDepartment of Transportation's dispatch center is under administrative investigation for possible misuse of government property after a supervisor discovered pornographic videos under his desk, a department official confirmed.....
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Operators running an online narcotics marketplace through an anonymous virtual network facilitated sales of illegal drugs to 3,000 people in 34 countries and every single state in the U.S., according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday in Los Angeles....
| May 22, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Billionaire Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of SpaceX, sent his Falcon 9 rocket into space early Tuesday morning with an unmanned Dragon capsule after an original mission was aborted over the weekend. How’s he feeling? Extremely relieved....
| May 23, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Tony Stark, alias Iron Man, is suave, brilliant, mega-rich and dripping with beautiful women. Sounds an awful lot like Elon Musk, the South African entrepreneurial wunderkind who spent his Tuesday shooting a rocket into space and making a major advance in...
| May 25, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Alibaba Group Holding, the Chinese e-commerce giant that looks a bit like a mash-up of EBay, PayPal and Amazon, plans to pay $2.5 billion to snatch back Yahoo Inc.’s 27% stake in Alibaba.com.
Minority shareholders approved a plan Friday to offer...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Starting next year, PayPal users will be able to use their online payment accounts to shop in more than 7 million physical stores nationwide, because of a new partnership between owner Ebay Inc. and credit card company Discover Financial Services.
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Peter Thiel, a PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor, is launching a $402-million venture capital fund focused on mid-stage companies dealing with major global problems.
He’s calling it Mithril Capital Management.
If that sounds familiar,...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Nothing like a splash of tech/Internet entrepreneur money to pick up the local real estate market.
Making tsunami-like waves so far this year are three Westside transactions:
Billionaire venture capitalist and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel cherry-...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Maybe the attraction is Silicon Beach, the swath of Los Angeles that is home to so many tech start-ups. Or maybe it's just the beach. Either way, Northern California technology titans and wannabes increasingly are sinking money into trophy homes from...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:25 PM
Troubled Yahoo Inc. had a bit of good news Tuesday, reporting first-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street’s estimates despite revenue that was essentially flat.
For the three months ended March 31, the online search company said profit rose 28% to...