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Tracey Lien / Los Angeles Times:
Lyft settles California lawsuit by paying $12.25M, without granting drivers employee status   —  Lyft settles worker misclassification lawsuit for $12.25 million  —  Lyft has settled a lawsuit over worker misclassification.  —  Lyft has settled a worker misclassification lawsuit for $12.25 million …
Jan 27, 2016, 3:50 AMIn context
Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
E-sports matchmaker FaceIt raises $15 million and opens a Santa Monica office   —  Want to become a professional video game player?  For many, the journey starts at FaceIt.  —  About 3.5 million people have turned to FaceIt's website to find teammates and opponents in computer games such as “Counter-Strike” and “Dota 2.”
Jan 26, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
ESPN.com rolls out e-sports section, says its daily coverage will have the same rigor it has for other sports   —  ESPN.com to cover e-sports with same ‘rigor’ as it does the big leagues  —  An ESPN The Magazine last year focused on e-sports.  Emboldened by the response, ESPN.com plans to aggressively cover video game competitions.
Jan 14, 2016, 10:00 PMIn context
David Pierson / Los Angeles Times:
Uber fined $7.6M by California Public Utilities Commission for failing to meet data reporting requirements in 2014   —  Uber fined $7.6 million by California utilities commission  —  Uber offices on Market Street in San Francisco.  Uber has agreed to pay a fine to avoid a 30-day suspension …
Jan 14, 2016, 7:30 PMIn context
Tracey Lien / Los Angeles Times:
Lyft defies predictions by continuing to grow as a rival to Uber   —  From January 2014 to January 2015, Lyft grew fivefold in rides and revenue.  Above, a driver for Lyft and Uber at Los Angeles International Airport last month.  (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)  —  It's Saturday night in San Francisco's Mission District.
Jan 10, 2016, 8:20 PMIn context
Jon Healey / Los Angeles Times:
Dish releases Hopper 3 set-top box, can record 16 HD shows simultaneously, introduces HopperGo, a portable, $99 battery-powered storage device   —  CES 2016: Dish offers a DVR for the stream-and-binge generation  —  Dish Network's Hopper 3 set-top box can record programs on 16 channels simultaneously …
Jan 5, 2016, 10:15 PMIn context
Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
Chris DeWolfe's mobile game company SGN buys game development studios Fat Rascal Games and Kiwi Inc.   —  SGN buys game development studios Fat Rascal and Kiwi  —  SGN co-founder and Chief Executive Chris DeWolfe prefers acqusitions as a strategy to expand his company.
Dec 9, 2015, 8:50 PMIn context
Tracey Lien / Los Angeles Times:
Uber appoints safety advisory board to advise on physical safety of drivers and passengers, data security, and working with law enforcement   —  Uber gets serious with newly created safety advisory board  —  Uber's newly created advisory board will advise it on security and safety issues.
Nov 24, 2015, 1:10 PMIn context
Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
Snapchat launches Story Explorer to let users view multiple perspectives of moments in Live Stories, starting in New York and Los Angeles   —  Inside Snapchat's newest feature: Story Explorer  —  Snapchat Inc. Chief Executive Evan Spiegel grabs his iPhone, opens his Venice company's app and taps an icon for “Los Angeles.”
Nov 23, 2015, 3:45 PMIn context
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
LA school district to get $6.4M from Pearson in settlement over iPad software, following its aborted $1.3B plan to equip the district with iPads in 2014   —  L.A. Unified to get $6.4 million in settlement over iPad software  —  The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached …
Sep 29, 2015, 6:40 PMIn context

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