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Despite Silicon Beach, Los Angeles is merely America's 18th top tech city, report finds

Los Angeles is home to hot tech firms such as Snap Inc. and Tinder, but Silicon Beach still has a long way to go to rival the tech industries of Silicon Valley or San Francisco. That’s according to a new study by real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield that ranks Los Angeles 18th among the nation’s...

Uber won’t name and shame the alleged harassers it fired, but it doesn't have to

Uber fired 20 staffers following a report into harassment at the ride-hailing giant, but it did not release the names of those terminated. Here's why.

Amazon offers discount on Prime for people on food stamps

Amazon.com is offering a discount on its Prime membership for people who have low incomes and receive government assistance, positioning itself as an even greater competitor to retail giant Wal-Mart. Customers with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer card — used for programs such as the Supplemental...

Cornerstone OnDemand reimagines the corporate training video experience

Cornerstone OnDemand wants to freshen up corporate human resources videos with some of the features familiar to anyone who uses YouTube.

Can tech companies do more to stop terrorism?

British Prime Minister Theresa May says tech companies can do more to stop terrorism.

Palmer Luckey, Oculus founder, said to be planning a new border security start-up

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey faced backlash for contributing thousands of dollars to an organization that hoped to elect then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. For his next act, Luckey is working on technology that could serve one of Trump’s signature issues: border walls. Luckey, who earlier...

Alphabet's share price hits $1,000

Google parent company Alphabet Inc. joined rarefied company on Monday when it for the first time reached a $1,000 share price. Shares of the tech company were up $7.55, or 0.76%, to $1,003.67 around 9 a.m. Pacific time. By reaching this milestone, Alphabet joins e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.,...

How could Uber make such a huge accounting gaffe? It may have to do with company and industry culture

To err is Uber. That’s the belief of tech industry experts after last week’s revelation that the ride-hailing giant underpaid New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars. They say the gaffe — which Uber describes as an accounting error — illustrates the company’s rapid rise and the poor oversight...

Lyft's first diversity report shows it — like many tech companies — is mostly white and male

Lyft’s first-ever diversity report, published Thursday, came with few surprises: The ride-hailing company’s workforce — excluding its drivers, who are independent contractors and whose data was not tallied — is predominantly white and male. And like many technology companies in Silicon Valley that...

'League of Legends' e-sports competition softens controversial rule banishing bad teams, adds player panel

The world's most popular e-sport plans to soften a controversial rule banishing bad teams and to add a new panel made up of professional gamers. The "League of Legends" North American league replaces its two worst performing teams with a pair of upstarts at the end of each year. Under a new plan...

Shari Redstone says an upswing of 'energy' at Viacom led her to scuttle CBS merger

Shari Redstone, controlling shareholder of Viacom, acknowledges challenges in the media landscape

Max Azria, BCBG Max Azria Group founder, named chief executive, partner of L.A. tech start-up

Fashion veteran Max Azria has a new gig. The founder of BCBG Max Azria Group LLC has been named chief executive officer and partner of a Los Angeles-based maker of a combination LED light bulb and bug deterrent called ZappLight, according to an announcement released by the company. It’s the first...

Waze will roll out its carpool app across California

Uber and Lyft talk a big game about transforming the roads, increasing carpooling and reducing traffic. And while both companies have succeeded in getting people used to the idea of hiring an on-demand chauffeur and sharing that ride with strangers, neither has cracked the code for traditional...

Uber fires high-profile engineer at the center of self-driving car dispute with Google

Uber has fired a star engineer who is at the center of the company’s self-driving fight with rival Waymo. Former Google employee Anthony Levandowski, the driverless technology wunderkind who had been leading Uber’s effort to replace human drivers with robot cars, refused to hand over documents...

This machine can knit a custom blazer in 90 minutes — and may herald a clothing revolution

With its tidy racks of dress shirts, trousers and sweaters, the Ministry of Supply shop on Boston’s Newbury Street looks, in many ways, similar to other clothing stores. That is, except for the 10-foot-long 3-D knitting machine positioned next to the checkout counter — the one that weighs as much...

Uber and Lyft return to Austin after Texas law kills the city's fingerprint rule

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, which left Texas' tech-savvy capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, have returned after state lawmakers intervened. Both companies began rolling on Austin's streets again Monday, when Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that...

New app Peanut is 'Tinder for mom friends'

It's hard to make friends as an adult. It's even harder if you're a new mom, when the friends who made up your regular brunch-and-happy-hour crew don't all pivot into parenthood at the same time. Michelle Kennedy was that new mom 3½ years ago. She was browsing Instagram during a 2 a.m. feeding...

ROC co-working space in Santa Monica closing after terrace dispute and missed rent

The Real Office Centers co-working space in the heart of downtown Santa Monica is set to close in the coming days, forcing more than 100 tenants into a last-minute scramble for new offices.

Lyft takes on Uber's black luxury car services by launching Lyft Lux

Five years ago when Uber was known for its luxury black cars, Lyft launched its peer-to-peer ride-hailing service, turning regular vehicles into taxis. Now, Uber is synonymous with peer-to-peer ride-hailing, and Lyft is launching its own luxury black car service, Lyft Lux and Lux SUV. The service,...

Google starts tracking your offline shopping — what you buy at stores in person

Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking scans most credit and debit card transactions to help Google automatically inform merchants...

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