| 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said the company is actively removing links to suspected child porn.
In an open letter published by the Daily Mail, Schmidt said a team of 200 Google staffers have been working with a new technology to prevent links to child...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Dick Costolo doesn't fit the profile of a typical tech start-up chief executive.
He's not a twentysomething college dropout. He didn't start Twitter Inc. in his dorm room. And he doesn't wear a hoodie.
At 50, with a balding...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Great chefs can take leftovers and dress them up with enough flourishes and new flavors to make entirely palatable new dishes, but even then, one never forgets that they're still leftovers. Directors Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening prove to be...
| Sep 12, 2013
Karen O'Brien likes her job as a senior client administrator at Medical Risk Managers Inc., a big player in the medical stop-loss insurance business. Beyond the pay, the camaraderie with co-workers and perks, O'Brien feels appreciated.
"I came from a...
| 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...