| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:30 PM
BitTorrent, the massively popular file sharing service, may be the last place music executives would go to generate profit for their artists. But the San Francisco company is looking to change that -- and the future of music distribution.
| Sep 17, 2011
The first California election that Kim Alexander cast a ballot in was a pip; voters decided 16 state propositions -- on creating a state lottery, capping welfare, limiting campaign contributions -- and gave their former governor, Ronald Reagan, a second...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:36 PM
While pledging an allegiance to neutrality, Napster co-founder Sean Parker essentially sounded the sirens of battle, and predicted an oncoming bout between labels and artists. He was speaking at a session at South by Southwest's music festival in Austin,...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 1:41 PM
We all know that many bullies get their start in the sandbox, not the boardroom, and that their youngest victims can nurture the resulting hurt for a lifetime. No surprise, then, that next week, "Sesame Street's" Big Bird and Elmo--who despite their...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 6:00 AM
There's a new pledge effort drive looking for recruits, and this one won't lower your taxes or require you to remain a virgin until marriage. This pledge is aimed at getting the many who witness bullying behavior against the few to stop it by speaking up....
| Sep 30, 2011
| 11:11 AM
When your teen comes home slurring, swaying and smelling of alcohol, here's a research finding that will help you pinpoint whom to finger as the major "bad influence" in the kid's life. First, a couple of hints: It's not that rowdy gang of boys your son...
| Oct 23, 2011
Occupations such as those underway in cities across the country pose staggering logistical problems. Large numbers of people must be fed and kept reasonably warm and dry. Trash has to be removed; medical care and rudimentary security provided. But for the...
| Oct 5, 2011
As California's top prescriber of narcotic painkillers and other commonly abused drugs, Dr. Nazar Al Bussam made hundreds of thousands of dollars feeding the addictions of strung-out patients who packed into his offices in Downey and Los Angeles,...
| Oct 6, 2011
Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and transformed one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, has died. He was 56.
Apple announced the death of Jobs — whose legacy...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Is file sharing a religion? The Church of Kopimism gets recognized as a religion in Sweden....
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Rhapsody, the longest-running subscription-music service, announced Thursday that it had finally crossed the 1 million subscriber threshold. Before you cue the cork-popping, bear in mind that Rhapsody launched almost exactly 10 years ago, so its growth...