| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Zillow Inc. announced plans Monday to acquire Trulia Inc. in a $3.5 billion stock deal that will combine two behemoths in the online home purchase and rental search business.
The companies said they will continue to operate as separate sites and...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Genealogists those who accurately can trace a line of family descent through generations are sometimes misunderstood. It's easy to confuse them with services that sell generic information about last names and even coats of arms with dubious scholarship....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I had no idea a flasher plagued my Los Feliz neighborhood –– until I joined Nextdoor, a free social network website geared to individual neighborhoods.
I was, in fact, ignorant of considerable activity, all within blocks of me: a rash of car...
| May 13, 2014
Jimmy Orr was named managing editor, digital, of the Los Angeles Times in February 2011. Orr directs the strategy for latimes.com, supervises the team that produces the site, and oversees the Los Angeles Times Media Group's growing portfolio of digital...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:11 PM
It's college application season, when those famous lists of college rankings really start to matter. But do they? Sure, the traditional lists can help you choose a strong academic program with national cachet. But what about all those 101 other things...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance called on Fox News host Bob Beckel to resign Saturday after he said on the air Thursday that "Chinamen" are the single biggest threat to national security.
During an episode of the “The Five,”...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The FCC has received more than 1 million comments to its proposal for rules of the road for the Internet, a.k.a. net neutrality, ranking it among the top issues of public interest before the commission.
Comments surpassed 1 million just after noon on...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The third and final installment in the "Overheard" franchise boasts a timely, intriguing subject: the corruption and controversy surrounding the real-estate development of Hong Kong's New Territories. With their skillful dialogue and direction,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
HONG KONG -- It doesn't quite have the pop culture ring of "I Want My MTV," but plenty of Australians are clamouring for Netflix to launch 'Down Under.'
There are growing signs that they will get their wish as a Netflix launch in Australia becomes a...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:21 PM
More than 300 cars parked legally around Chicago have gotten tickets after drivers used smartphones to pay with new mobile technology introduced by the company that leased the city’s meters.
Since the ParkChicago smartphone app was launched in mid-...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capital rising to levels not seen since 2001. Companies with no profits going public. Billions of dollars being paid for start-ups.
These and other signs that the tech boom may be taking an irrational turn are leading...