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  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable tell Congress: We'll be good -- promise!

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable tell Congress: We'll be good -- promise!
    Comcast and Time Warner Cable today brought their road show to the U.S. Senate, trying to prove that their proposed $40-billion merger will bring fabulous service to consumers, create new competition and, one would think, end the stalemate over the Crimea.
  • Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents

    Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents
    Matthew Vella certainly doesn't look like a troll. Vella is the regular-guy chief executive of Acacia Research Corp., which calls itself a patent outsource licensing company. The Newport Beach firm links up with inventors who fear that others are...

    Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture

    Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture
    When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he didn't want to work east of Pacific Coast Highway. He succeeded. The son of a second-generation orange grower,...

    Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis

    Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded ready Monday to curtail the use of certain business patents in a case involving a patent for a computerized risk analysis of international financial transactions. Use of such business-method patents has...

    Is downtown L.A.'s Figueroa Corridor the next Silicon Valley?

    Is downtown L.A.'s Figueroa Corridor the next Silicon Valley?
    A remarkable transformation is taking place in the heart of Los Angeles. Over the last 10 years, downtown L.A. became vibrant as it built ties to the south, reaching USC and Exposition Park. From the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the California Science...