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HBO Now stand-alone service shakes up TV industry

HBO unveiled its new stand-alone streaming service -- HBO Now -- not from the company's home base of New York City, the hub of traditional media, but rather on the edge of Silicon Valley.

Bill proposing tougher regulation for Uber and Lyft back on the table

Regulation of ride-hailing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar is making a comeback in the California Legislature this session.

Etsy, website where 20 million a year buy artsy goods, crafts IPO plan

Etsy Inc., an online shop where people sell artsy goods, filed on Wednesday to go public.

Live chat: Why are women leaving tech?

In 2008, hostile work environments were driving women from the tech industry at a startlingly high rate, a study by the Center for Talent Innovation found. Has it gotten any better? Not really, according to a follow-up report in 201...

New Tinder Plus to cost date-seekers $9.99 a month or more

Tinder Plus, the dating app’s first attempt at converting its millions of users into paid subscribers, officially launched Monday.

FCC's new net neutrality rules are sure to be challenged

After two failed attempts to enact rules for Internet traffic, regulators adopted a heavily criticized — but legally stronger — strategy to try to make sure their net neutrality rules stand up in court.

Apple hit with more patent lawsuits

Things got quite litigious for Apple late this week.  

Uber security breach may have affected up to 50,000 drivers

Thousands of Uber driver names and driver's license numbers may be in the hands of an unauthorized third party due to a data breach that occurred last year, the ride-hailing company announced today.

Photos: Google releases renderings of proposed new HQ campus

Google wants to transform its Silicon Valley headquarters, replacing static, concrete structures with flexible blocks of metal and glass arranged within giant greenhouses.

Net neutrality: What's next after the FCC's landmark vote?

In approving strong net neutrality regulations, the Federal Communications Commission fulfilled a decadelong desire by public interest advocates, technology firms and Democrats to tighten government oversight of the Internet to prevent abuses by broadband service providers.

FCC vote could be game changer for Internet privacy

Nearly all discussion of the federal rules for high-speed Internet service approved Thursday has focused on net neutrality — the idea that all online content be treated the same.

FCC tightens Internet oversight with new net neutrality rules

Federal regulators dramatically expanded government oversight of the Internet, installing the once-arcane concept of net neutrality as a guiding doctrine for broadband networks that have become essential to everyday life.

Uber says it's plugging gaps in L.A County public transit system

Uber might want to replace your car, but it’s not ready to replace Los Angeles County's buses and trains. At least, not yet.

Landmark net neutrality rules win FCC approval in party-line 3-2 vote

In a landmark decision for the future of the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved tough net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic.

Facebook updates feature for suicide prevention

Facebook began rolling out a feature update Wednesday that aids suicide prevention.

Apple ordered to pay $532.9 million for violating patents

Apple Inc. has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury ruled that it willfully infringed on intellectual property owned by a Texas patent licensing company and used on Apple's iTunes.

Net neutrality hearing allows lawmakers to face off before FCC vote

A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Wednesday will allow lawmakers one last chance to weigh in on the contentious net neutrality issue ahead of what is expected to be a landmark Federal Communications Commission vote.

Augmented reality start-up Daqri acquires smart headband maker Melon

Augmented reality helmet maker Daqri announced Thursday that it acquired a fellow Los Angeles wearable technology start-up in hopes of giving businesses a new reason to buy its product.

Could Snapchat be a player in music?

Speaking to USC students Wednesday night, Snapchat co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel said he's “famous for never sharing anything.” He pretty much stuck to that code at an on-stage event sponsored by the USC Viterbi Student Institute for Innovation.

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