| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The Los Angeles start-up economy seems destined to live in the shadow of Silicon Valley, but PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel offered some fresh optimism to Los Angeles entrepreneurs and investors. The region's technology industry is...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Facebook, the world's largest social-media service, hit 1.35 billion monthly active users as of the end of the third quarter, up 14% year-over-year, and exceeded Wall Street financial estimates.
The company's Q3 2014 revenue was $3.20 billion, an...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:32 AM
Facebook Inc warned on Tuesday of a dramatic increase in spending in 2015 and projected a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter, slicing a tenth off its market value.
The hefty spending plans exposed the first signs of stress in the rock-solid...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I note that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have gifted $25 million to fight the Ebola epidemic. I have a great plan for part of the money. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has failed so far, I think we should give $10...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
“Humiliate to motivate.” It’s easy to imagine Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a conductor at the country’s top music conservatory, having that kind of bumper sticker on his car (not that anyone drives in...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Drivers who whisk Facebook employees off to the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters each morning in Wi-Fi-equipped buses are looking to unionize, complaining of long hours, split shifts and wages so low they can’t buy homes near their jobs....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Facebook Inc. welcomed WhatsApp to its family on Monday as the Silicon Valley social media company closed its $21.8-billion purchase of the popular chat app.
First announced in February, the deal set a stunning high-water mark for an acquisition of a...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:50 AM
Facebook already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.
On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple and Google, Facebook is plotting its first...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Word on the Hawaiian real estate street (via Pacific Business News and the Curbed kids) is that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is the likely buyer who will pay around $66 million for the so-called called Kahuaina Plantation, an all but unspoiled 357-...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Seventeen Illinoisans have made the latest Forbes 400 list of the nation's richest people. The list, released Monday, includes four Illinois women and five members of Chicago's Pritzker family.
Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin retained his title as...