| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
There was a time when Mike Judge feared that he'd missed the Google bus to the tech boom.
The writer-director, best known for creating MTV's "Beavis and Butthead," first thought of a TV series about the digital world in 1999. At the time, he was in...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has agreed to write a new book detailing his tussles with Google, his publisher, the independent house OR Books, announced.
The book is to focus on the...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ask anyone about L.A. tech these days and they'll almost certainly point to Santa Monica and Venice, where hundreds of start-ups have emerged in the last few years.
So-called Silicon Beach is home to Snapchat, sizable Google and Microsoft offices, and a...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Eric Schmidt, the billionaire executive chairman of Google, has bought the Veronique and Gregory Peck estate on L.A.’s Westside for $22 million.
Set on 1.3 acres, the 1930s French chateau sits at the end of a long driveway and is surrounded by a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Top tech executives, including BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are in town this week for a two-day technology and media conference.
Oasis: The Montgomery Summit -- for a decade known as the Montgomery...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Harvey Weinstein, appearing at the UCLA Entertainment Symposium in interview with Ken Ziffren, Los Angeles' newly appointed film czar, called for California to expand its production tax incentives.
"There's no reason for us not to shoot here, except when...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs.
Posting on his Facebook page Thursday, Zuckerberg wrote that...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:28 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google executives got a steep discount on jet fuel from the federal government for their fleet of private aircraft over a six-year period, a new audit from the NASA inspector general says.
A company owned by tech billionaires Larry...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Save for the slight intensity of their conversation, Jonathan Nelson and Peter Chernin could have easily passed for two dads relaxing on vacation. Both men were among the media and technology moguls attending a week of presentations, BBQs and hiking as...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Google has sent out an invitation to a July 24 news announcement event in which the head of its Android and Chrome units is scheduled to speak.
The event, at DogPatch Studios in San Francisco, will feature Sundar Pichai, who earlier this year was tapped...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Google Fiber has gone from experiment to explosion.
What began about a year ago as an ultra-fast gigabit-speed fiber broadband network isolated in a single market is expanding faster than most expected. Fiber has added 10 cities surrounding its...