• Los Angeles Sep 24, 2019

    Dreamscape in LA Brings Movie Magic to Life

    Dreamscape takes virtual reality to make the movie experience next level, allowing you to experience VR in a group of people. It’s like a movie mashed up with a theme park. Kimberly Caldwell-Harvey is in Century City showing you a live demo on California Live Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

  • AT&T Apr 24, 2019

    Companies, LGBT Groups Say Bill Could Cost Texas Billions

    The Supreme Court has become the latest flash point for LGBTQ politics, agreeing to hear a case about Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and workplace discrimination. But at the local level, Texas is the current showdown state for LGBTQ rights. Bill 17, recently passed by the Texas State Senate, sounds innocuous, but citing religious freedom as...

  • World Series Oct 25, 2018

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are Getting Their World Series Bobbleheads

    The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled bobbleheads commemorating the 2018 World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox.

  • Netflix Oct 3, 2018

    #MeToo: Hollywood Is Still Soul Searching a Year After Weinstein

    After Rashida Jones exited Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” in 2017 she noted that the studio, after 25 years in business, had not made a single feature film directed by a woman, calling it “a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice.” So when Pixar co-founder and CEO John Lasseter stepped down earlier this...

  • Facebook Sep 26, 2018

    Into the Fold? What's Next for Instagram as Founders Leave

    When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup’s fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant’s wings. None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have announced they are leaving in a swirl of well wishes and vague explanations, some of...

  • Connecticut Sep 5, 2018

    Major Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

    A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it’s helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it’s making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost naloxone nasal spray. The announcement...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2018

    Levi's, Yelp Join Coalition Pledging Not to Discriminate

    Levi Strauss, Yelp and Lyft are leading a coalition of 1,200 businesses and cities that are pledging not to discriminate against employees or customers based on race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics. Normally, making a promise to serve every customer might seem like a no-brainer. But the Open to All coalition is launching in a highly charged atmosphere, with florists...

  • Los Angeles Jun 27, 2018

    California Pot Shops Offer Discounts as New Standards Near

    Bargain basement bud is on the menu in California, but you need to act fast to cash in on the cheap weed. Regulations being phased in six months after the state broadly legalized marijuana require that pot sold after Saturday meet strict quality standards, so retailers unloading untested inventory are offering blowout prices.

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2018

    Study Finds False Stories Travel Way Faster Than the Truth

    Twitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people. And you can’t blame bots; it’s us, say the authors of the largest study of online misinformation. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at more than 126,000 stories tweeted millions of...

  • co-founder and CEO Dec 19, 2017

    Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Flying Car to Go on Sale

    It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller. It will...

  • Los Angeles Nov 19, 2017

    Metro to Offer Ride-Sharing Service Headed to Stations

    Metro announced Friday that it is pursuing a partnership with Via, a ride sharing company, to offer discounted rides to and from three of its key stations in an effort to close the “first/last mile gap” for its customers.

  • California Nov 6, 2017

    Uber Tackles Sex Assault Problem by Pledging $5M to Training

    Uber is pledging $5 million over the next five years to seven organizations that work to prevent sexual assaults, a move aimed at helping the ride-hailing service combat its own problems as well as society as a whole. The world’s largest ride-hailing company says the money will help the organizations fund their own programs as well train 150 of Uber’s...

  • attorney Sep 22, 2017

    Former Employee Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against SF Startup

    Legal trouble and image problems continue the grow at one of the Bay Area’s fastest growing startups, Social Finance, or SoFi.

  • driver Sep 8, 2017

    Feds Probe Uber's Tracking of Lyft Drivers: AP Sources

    The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, according to two people familiar with the probe....
    The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York’s Southern District want to know if use of the software, which created fake...

  • Oakland Jun 27, 2017

    Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Departs

    The co-founder and CEO of Pandora, under intensifying competitive pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, has relinquished his position and will step down from the company board as well. Westergren, who helped found the company 17 years ago, returned as CEO about 15 months ago with Pandora struggling to match the subscribers heading to rival services. He had also been...

  • Netflix May 3, 2017

    Apple's Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition

    As Apple’s stash of cash grows, so does the possibility that the world’s most valuable company will use some of the money for a huge acquisition that would expand its empire beyond iPhones and other gadgets....
    The company currently holds more than a quarter-trillion dollars it could use to go shopping. So far, the guessing game has primarily focused on possible...

  • Texas Mar 8, 2017

    Some Brides Say Yes to Selling Their Wedding Dress Online

    Dalia Rhodes’ wedding dress went down the aisle twice: Once at her wedding in 2015, and again a year later after she sold her gown to a stranger online. “I just wanted someone else to enjoy a pretty dress,” says Rhodes, who used the website Once Wed to sell it for $800, about half of what she originally paid. Instead...

  • Germany Dec 15, 2016

    Delivery Robots Pay Tribute to Astronaut John Glenn

    The bots created by Starship Technologies rode together around the monument for a “tribute parade” on Wednesday.

  • Rhea Mahbubani Sep 26, 2016

    Snapchat Introduces First Hardware Product: Spectacles

    A newly christened Snapchat debuted its first hardware product on Friday — Spectacles.

  • New York City Aug 8, 2016

    Wal-Mart Buying Online Retailer Newcomer Jet.com for $3.3 Billion Cash, Stock

    Wal-Mart has agreed to buy fast-growing online retail newcomer Jet.com, which had launched with a splash a year ago when it announced its intention to challenge online leader Amazon. Wal-Mart is paying $3 billion in cash and another $300 million in stock. The deal announced Monday underscores how serious Wal-Mart is about igniting its online business.

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