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  • A fix for the cracked-screen smartphone

    A fix for the cracked-screen smartphone
    Some people drop them. Others leave their mobile phone on the roof of the car and drive off. Or they slip the device into a purse or pocket and miss. Whatever the cause, smartphones with cracked screens seem to be nearly as common as cellphones...
  • How Mark Suster became a go-to guy for tech start-ups

    How Mark Suster became a go-to guy for tech start-ups
    The gig: Mark Suster is an entrepreneur, angel investor and managing partner at Century City venture capital firm Upfront Ventures, formerly known as GRP Partners. A vocal proponent of L.A.'s growing tech scene, Suster has become known as the go-to...
  • In 'cyber' Maryland, a bid for business growth

    In 'cyber' Maryland, a bid for business growth
    Zuly Gonzalez and Beau Adkins used to work at the National Security Agency. Now they run a cybersecurity firm in Catonsville, helping companies defend against online threats. They're the embodiment of why Maryland officials call the state the nation's...
  • Cyber-security firm Cylance works to read hackers' minds

    Cyber-security firm Cylance works to read hackers' minds
    Two hackers from Irvine gained access in April to the air conditioning and water systems of a Google Inc. office in Sydney, Australia. Because Google had failed to install a security patch to a software program that remotely tracks and controls building...
  • A bid to clean the air with algae

    A bid to clean the air with algae
    The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
  • Betamore startup Riskive sees unmet need protecting social media accounts

    Betamore startup Riskive sees unmet need protecting social media accounts
    Anyone active in online social networking has likely received one: A message from someone who clicked on the wrong link, flooding friends' inboxes or feeds with more links about weight loss drugs or shocking photos. Or you might remember that time Burger...
  • The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?

     The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?
    Imagine paying $20 and sitting down inside a Space Age capsule in Los Angeles. About half an hour later, you're in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge. Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, the man who made electric vehicles sexy, revolutionized the online...
  • Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield pledges to kill company email

    Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield pledges to kill company email
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Silicon Valley may be best-known for its consumer technology companies. But software is definitely not just for consumers anymore. The latest entrant: Slack, a flashy new service that makes it easier for co-workers to communicate and...
  • L.A. taxi firm adopts 'e-hail' app to counter ride-share startups

    L.A. taxi firm adopts 'e-hail' app to counter ride-share startups
    Fighting back against the growing popularity of smartphone-based ride-sharing services, one traditional taxi company in Los Angeles has rolled out an app that makes it easy to summon and pay for a ride. The app, developed by Flywheel Software Inc., a...
  • Summer camp takes entrepreneurship training to a younger crowd

    Summer camp takes entrepreneurship training to a younger crowd
    With 20 minutes to go before making their high-stakes start-up pitches, the wannabe entrepreneurs were understandably nervous. In one corner of the room, Marc Pakravan and Robert Davis, who came up with the idea for an online shopping site for men's...
  • Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far

    Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far
    WASHINGTON — B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth. Seven months since its...