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Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
TinyCo, maker of “Marvel Avengers Academy” and “Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff” mobile games, bought by gaming company SGN for an undisclosed sum   —  Elizabeth Olsen, left, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan in a scene from “Captain America: Civil War,” …
Jul 5, 2016, 11:25 PMIn context
Steven Zeitchik / Los Angeles Times:
VR startup Vrse rebrands as “Within”, raises $12.56M led by Andreesen Horowitz, with Fox, WME, Vice participating   —  A shot from Chris Milk's ‘Evolution of Verse’ (Within)  —  For virtual-reality entertainment, the money keeps coming.  —  Vrse, the VR firm launched by video …
Jun 16, 2016, 7:10 PMIn context
Mike Freeman / Los Angeles Times:
American Airlines signs contract with ViaSat for in-flight Wi-Fi on some of its planes, ending Gogo's exclusivity   —  An American Airlines jet sits at the gate at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)  —  ViaSat Inc. will provide satellite-powered Wi-Fi …
Jun 5, 2016, 5:55 PMIn context
Los Angeles Times:
LAPD successfully hacked into the locked iPhone 5s belonging to the slain wife of “Shield” actor Michael Jace   —  LAPD hacked into iPhone of slain wife of ‘Shield’ actor, documents show  —  Actor Michael Jace is flanked by his attorneys Peter L. Carr IV, left …
May 5, 2016, 7:20 AMIn context
Los Angeles Times:
LA judge compels woman to unlock iPhone with fingerprint, sparking 5th amendment debate   —  The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone.  Should that be allowed?  —  In a Glendale case, the FBI wants the fingerprint of Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan so her iPhone can be unlocked.
May 1, 2016, 12:10 PMIn context
Los Angeles Times:
Charter-Time Warner Cable merger and Bright House Networks acquisition get regulatory OK in deals valued at $88B, with terms to protect streaming competition   —  FCC chairman, Justice Department sign off on Charter's takeover of Time Warner Cable  —  Charter Communications is closer …
Apr 25, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Los Angeles Times:
FBI agrees to help prosecutors unlock iPhone 6 and iPod in Arkansas homicide case   —  FBI agrees to help Arkansas prosecutors open iPhone after hack of San Bernardino device  —  Apple appears to have gained a momentary reprieve in the tech industry's sparring with the government over encryption technology.
Mar 30, 2016, 9:55 PMIn context
Richard Winton / Los Angeles Times:
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid $17K ransom in bitcoins to hackers who took over its network for more than a week   —  Hollywood hospital pays $17,000 in bitcoins to hackers who took control of computers  —  The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in 2004.
Feb 18, 2016, 6:55 AMIn context
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

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