| Dec 15, 2014
| 6:32 AM
This month, the ride-hailing app Uber announced that it had raised an additional $1.2 billion from investors, who valued the company at about $40 billion. That staggering number, and the aggressive corporate culture that drove the start-up there, have...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The teenagers and twentysomethings whose devotion to the stars of YouTube has forged a new class of celebrities will soon encounter a new way to support their favorite video creators.
A growing contingent of videomakers plans to post videos to a new...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:14 AM
I was the first Los Angeles Times reporter to interview Sam Zell after he bought the newspaper's parent company, Tribune, in 2007. During our interview at the executive jet terminal at LAX, he was blunt, crude and profane. He started the meeting with an...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 1:19 PM
NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said on Tuesday.
The U.S. space...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Sam's Club announced Wednesday that it is opening a private health insurance exchange, catering to the small-business owners that make up its core customers.
The exchange is the latest effort by a major retailer to offer a service to push beyond the...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:41 AM
The Washington Post announced a new app on Thursday that gives Amazon Fire tablet users free online access to the paper.
Fire owners have free access to The Washington Post for six months, with no subscription required. Readers would then have to sign...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Investors are losing patience with Jeff Bezos’ game. Amazon stock swooned Thursday and it’s diving deeper today after the company reported weak earnings and predicted a dismal holiday season.
Since Amazon began in 1994, founder and CEO Bezos...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Amazon.com, after debuting its first Internet set-top this spring, is now going after Google's low-cost Chromecast with its own $39 stick-based streaming adapter for HDTVs.
The Fire TV Stick, which plugs into the HDMI port on a TV set, provides...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:36 AM
SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet.
The company that for years enthralled investors with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector's highest valuations...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Two statements of regret that Space Florida issued back-to-back last month are dispiriting for the private space industry and for Florida's future role in it.
The first statement said, "We regret the loss of the Orbital launch vehicle and payload from...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Billionaires can be fascinating, and not just because of the fortunes they amass. They buy islands and media organizations, experiment with space travel, and have larger-than-life personalities. They also become proxies in national political debates about...