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Tracey Lien / Los Angeles Times:
Uber discloses one of its databases was breached in May 2014; personal info, including drivers' license numbers, of up to 50K drivers at risk   —  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 …
Feb 27, 2015, 4:50 PMIn context
Russ Mitchell / Los Angeles Times:
Google Ventures and Michael Dell invest $60M in Kobalt, which handles music publishing rights   —  Music royalty hunter Kobalt wins Google funding  —  Since the music industry began in the early 20th century, musicians and songwriters have complained about paltry royalty payments for their creations.
Feb 26, 2015, 11:30 PMIn context
Karen Kaplan / Los Angeles Times:
Researchers create $34 smartphone dongle that can detect HIV and syphilis within 15 minutes   —  ‘Dongle’ turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis  —  Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter.  —  They created a compact …
Feb 12, 2015, 2:25 PMIn context
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Sony says studio hack cost it $15 million in fiscal third quarter   —  Sony Corp. said it has spent as estimated $15 million investigating and recovering from the massive cyberattack that crippled its movie and TV studio.  —  Since November, Sony Pictures Entertainment has been working …
Feb 4, 2015, 5:40 PMIn context
Los Angeles Times:
Sony hit with lawsuit by former employees over email leaks   —  The first legal salvo has been leveled against Sony Pictures Entertainment since the massive computer breach that exposed the personal information of thousands of current and former employees.  —  Lawyers representing …
Dec 16, 2014, 12:35 PMIn context
Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
Slacker Radio enlists Tyler Oakley, other YouTube stars as station DJs   —  YouTube stars who've been diversifying by acting in films, authoring books and selling clothing now have a new occupation to try out.  —  Pandora competitor Slacker Radio plans soon to invite any social-media star …
Dec 10, 2014, 9:10 PMIn context
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Older viewers also abandoning TV in favor of phone, computer   —  People in the U.S. are watching more digital video as traditional TV viewing declines, and it's not just young people driving the trend, according to a new report from Nielsen.  —  The measurement firm said Wednesday that the amount …
Dec 4, 2014, 8:30 PMIn context
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
FBI seizes L.A. Unified School District documents in iPad investigation; superintendent shelves original iPad contract   —  Ex-LAUSD chief says he knows nothing about FBI iPad investigation  —  Former L.A. schools Supt.  John Deasy said Tuesday that he didn't know anything about an FBI investigation …
Dec 2, 2014, 7:10 PMIn context
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
LA suspends iPad program for schools amid accusations that officials had close ties with Apple and Pearson   —  L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads  —  L.A. schools Supt.  John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students …
Aug 26, 2014, 2:10 PMIn context
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Time Warner Cable promises one-gigabit Internet for L.A. in 2016   —  Time Warner Cable says it can greatly increase its Internet speeds in Los Angeles, in response to the city's effort to match major metropolitan areas where the technology has already raced ahead.
Jul 21, 2014, 10:50 PMIn context

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