Jenny Price's posts revealing the secrets of how to get onto Malibu beaches despite the efforts of residents to keep you out have been some of the most popular entries ever at LA Observed's Native Intelligence blog. Now she's turning Malibu's hidden beaches into an iPhone app.
Aaron Swartz, who as a teenager helped create RSS, then went on to become a folk hero for Internet users who believe information should be free online, was found hanged in his New York City apartment. He had faced a federal trial on charges of wire fraud and computer fraud in connection with the downloading of millions of documents from an MIT database.
A crew from Vice posted photos this morning reported to be of on-the-run former tech pioneer John McAfee and his 20-year-old girlfriend from Belize, Sam, meeting with a lawyer in Guatemala City.
The newest technology business reporter at the Times is Chris O'Brien, who comes from the San Jose Mercury. The memo to the newsroom from Business Editor Marla Dickerson.
Former Silicon Valley software millionaire John McAfee remains at large and wanted for questioning about a murder in his adopted country of Belize. But Monday was a busy day on his blog, where claims to be keeping an eye on his home and the movements of police and news media while in disguise and a fugitive with his young girlfriend Samantha.
All that live streaming on the job threatens to melt down the city's computer system, so please stop, LA's chief technology officer pleads.
Many of us still remember David Brancaccio as the host of LA-based "Marketplace," and now he will be host of "Marketplace Tech Report." He'll be doing the tech report from New York City.
Arnold tells the New York Times' Adam Nagourney that he understands why the bodybuilder community fears being pushed out of Venice by the Google hordes. The company's expansion plans may include the building that houses Gold's Gym. "As soon as I walked in, they said: ‘You heard about Google?'"
Today's oddly timed and poorly choreographed reveal by Microsoft of a new tablet computer took place at the Milk Studios in Hollywood.
Most media outlets that have written stories pegged to Microsoft's plans for a secretive, 3:30 p.m., invitation-only presser in Los Angeles agree that the subject will be a new tablet computer. But the real story is in the details.
Instead of the Saturday graduation party they thought they were attending, invited guests at Mark Zuckerberg's home in Palo Alto saw the Facebook founder and his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, get married.
The city bills the new parking meters as smarter and cooler. For drivers, though, they foretell some expensive lessons in how you can't cheat technology. Get ready for more tickets.
Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Rob Schmitz got inside the giant Foxconn complex in China where Apple's devices are made. First off, he says, don't call it a factory.
The president of the college gets credit for drawing more women into computer science, the main STEM field where they were most obviously lagging.
German dad helps out with the cooking.
Maybe it's just me, but I'd prefer to be there on the day the hula flash mob drops in.
Rob Schmitz, the "Marketplace" correspondent in Shanghai who is being hailed today for debunking "This American Life's" big January report on working conditions at plants Apple uses in China, used to be the Los Angeles reporter for KQED and "The California Report."
Capt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is in Las Vegas talking up the electronic features of a black-and-white developed for the county by Raytheon.
In a piece titled My Store Just Died, Jeffrey Miller writes at Zócalo Public Square about being manager of "the last great independent video rental store in the city of Los Angeles."
As of 1:43 p.m., Blackberries in L.A. are texting and beeping again. But it was tense there for awhile.
The line of California nerd-dom remains unbroken from Howard Hughes and hotrodders to Steve Jobs and the aerospace engineers who made surfing culture possible.
James Rainey visits the less appealing side of Steve Jobs, plus biographer Walter Isaacson on the late Apple co-founder.
On life and death, among other topics.
Mitnick is, I think, the most famous or notorious computer cracker (and hacker) to come out of the L.A. area.
The current wave of departures from the Los Angeles Times newsroom isn't nearly over.
Dan Gillmor typically buys a new computer every year, and loves his MacBook Air.
The Associated Press made calls to some top executives in Hollywood looking for quotes to freshen up the prepared obituary on Apple's Steve Jobs.
File this in the corner of your mind where you're a least a little concerned about editorial standards at the new AOL.
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