| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:16 PM
SACRAMENTO — California has given the green light to online services that link passengers with private car owners — a sign that government is adapting to peer-to-peer commerce that's disrupting established industries.
On Thursday, the Public...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Streaming music pioneer Rhapsody, one of the first digital music companies to offer access to songs through monthly subscriptions, has cut its staff by 15%.
Also, its president, Jon Irwin, is stepping down and will continue as a strategic advisor. ...
| Sep 15, 2013
This flight comparison app can help you find cheaper rates than some of your favorite online travel agencies.
Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
What it does: It's a search engine that finds airfares at 20 airlines, 23 online...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Like a lot of people, Virginia wants to do away with her cable service. She spent $100 for a new antenna so she could still watch local channels.
It didn't work out well. The antenna had trouble pulling in all the channels.
ASK LAZ: Smart answers to...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Looking to settle a nearly three-year-long probe into allegations it abuses its dominance in Europe to favor its own services, Google has offered new concessions to the European Commission.
"I can confirm that the commission has...
| Sep 6, 2013
Airbnb, an online service that helps people rent rooms to travelers from around the world, has allowed hundreds of Angelenos to turn their dwellings into a potentially lucrative source of income. But the influx of short-term guests has also led some...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:48 PM
So here's the final score: Time Warner Cable got some but not all of what it wanted. CBS got pretty much everything that it wanted.
And after a month of being denied access to CBS, Showtime and other popular channels, Time Warner subscribers got the...
| Sep 5, 2013
The battle over federal "net neutrality" rules resumes Monday when a federal appeals court takes up the challenge filed by one of the country's largest Internet service providers: Verizon. The phone company, which argues that the Federal Communication...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:32 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Do Americans care about their online privacy?
More and more.
As they share more personal information on social networks and other online services, they are hankering for better control over who has access to that stockpile of intimate...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:40 PM
To replace Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, a Microsoft search committee plans to sort through a thicket of internal and external candidates. Options include technology visionaries with engineering backgrounds, longtime executives at Microsoft and folks...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Students and staff at L.A. Unified School District can now use the Microsoft Bing search engine without having to see ads or adult-content links in their search results.
The partnership between Microsoft's Bing search unit and several major school...