| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Hashtags, retweets and in-tweet purchases? A new feature that temporarily popped up this week on Twitter's mobile app indicates the micro-blogging social network might be getting ready to step into e-commerce.
Earlier this week, a "Buy now" button...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:44 PM
For most parents, seeing a random $358 charge on their credit card bill would elicit a lot of questions.
But for the parents of the 71% of children who play mobile games such as Angry Birds or Temple Run, those seemingly random charges are becoming more...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Google has inked pacts with CBS and Viacom to sell TV episodes through the Internet giant's Google Play online store, as it continues to ratchet up competition with Apple and Amazon.com.
Nikesh Arora, Google's soon-to-be-departing chief business officer,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:10 PM
These gadgets are all designed to save students money by avoiding things like lost items, unnecessary phone and Internet charges -- even traffic tickets. Of course you have to spend a little money on them initially, but they'll probably save you some cash...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Ryan Heenan hopes to be a guru in the online business world. But Wednesday afternoon, at his Newport Beach studio, he offered a crash course in a decidedly more low-tech device.
"Want to try?" he said, handing a ukulele to a reporter whose musical...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"It's the balloon theory," Jeff Raber, president of a cannabis testing lab in Pasadena, tells The Times' David Pierson about an unintended effect of Proposition D, which prompted a crackdown by local authorities on storefront marijuana dispensaries in Los...
| Jun 27, 2014
Once or twice a year I'm invited to talk with a classroom of university students about my career. Afterward the students pepper me with questions related, naturally, to their future: How do I find work once I graduate? How do I get a byline out of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Amazon.com is set to debut a new half-hour dramedy, "Really," (that's its name, not our assurance) in its third pilot season.
The series delves into the complexities of marriage and the "charged dynamics" among a close group of friends living in...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book-reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books they have no intention of reading? And, how can one ever find the time to read a book at all?
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:07 PM
"Do we need more breakaway bottles," art director Carlos Osorio asks between takes on the set of "Real Rob."
"No, they are very expensive," barks back the show's star, comedian Rob Schneider.
Schneider is kidding about the bottles, but he is...