| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:15 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ahead of the most anticipated initial public stock offering since Facebook, Twitter bought mobile advertising exchange MoPub, its largest acquisition to date.
The deal was part of Twitter's ongoing effort to make it simpler and easier...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:13 PM
After months of talks with rights-holders, operators of some of the largest online advertising networks announced the steps they'll take to try to cut off online piracy hotbeds from the flow of marketing dollars. Their voluntary best practices drew praise...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:15 PM
If you had asked me last week how I felt about people having to pay for dozens of TV channels they never watch, I'd have told you it's an unfair and archaic practice that should be done away with.
I'd have said pretty much the same earlier this week...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:03 PM
About five years ago, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky denounced USC's proposal to take control of the taxpayer-owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and its revenue.
"Some people on the board of trustees of the University of Southern California...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. reported second-quarter sales growth that topped analysts’ expectations as mobile advertising revenue surged year over year.
The Oakland company generated $157.4 million in revenue in the quarter ended July...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
David Lowery has a modest proposal to help his fellow musicians in the digital age: force Pandora and other online music services to negotiate for the right to play songs.
Lowery — leader of indie-rock pioneers Camper Van Beethoven and later,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Veteran character actor Jack McGee, known for his stints on "NYPD Blue" and "Rescue Me," is in a shoe-box-sized room gobbling like a turkey — to the immense pleasure of four grown men.
"Sound a little more defeated," the writers and producers...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Time Warner Cable Inc. and CBS Corp. are playing a high-stakes game of chicken that could leave consumers without access to the most-watched broadcast network, starting Thursday.
The two companies are bickering over a new distribution agreement that...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Elmore Leonard populated his novels with con men, hustlers and killers, with names like Chili, Stick and Ordell. He plunged readers into a sea of urban sleaze, spiking his tales with mordant humor and moral ambivalence.
In stories often set in Detroit...