Los Angeles Times

Silicon Valley heading toward another tech bubble, some investors say

Venture capital rising to levels not seen since 2001. Companies with no profits going public. Billions of dollars being paid for start-ups.

Viacom buys Britain's Channel 5 Broadcasting for $760 million

Media company Viacom has significantly expanded its international footprint by buying television outlet Channel 5 Broadcasting in Britain.

Web giant Sina caught in China's 'lewd and pornographic' crackdown

A Chinese government crackdown on “lewd and pornographic” content has ensnared Internet giant Sina.com, with authorities saying that inappropriate articles and videos were found on the portal and that the company would be stripped of its online pu

Fan TV coming to Time Warner Cable in first national rollout

The revolutionary Fan TV set-top box and viewer guide will soon be available to Time Warner Cable customers across the country, marking the first formal roll-out of a product that delivers a combination of live TV, pay-TV services and online video

Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact

Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment.

Broadcast lobbyist Gordon Smith blasts FCC in speech at NAB show

The broadcasting industry's top lobbyist said the Federal Communications Commission needs to work closer with the industry rather than trying to undermine it through regulatory measures that favor would-be competitors.

Study: Tobacco use declines on prime-time TV dramas

Prime-time television dramas are less smoke friendly than they were in the 1950s.

Verizon accused of forcing Internet phones on land-line users

Two years ago, California's two giant telecom companies and their Silicon Valley allies won passage of a law freeing phone-over-the-Internet calls from government regulation.

Most Dodger fans to be shut out from viewing games on opening day

Los Angeles Dodgers fans are caught in a rundown. On one side are the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable, which is handling distribution of SportsNet LA.

Local firms that rely on film industry fight to keep jobs in Los Angeles

On March 15, more than 600 other businesses, industry groups, politicians and community members rallied to support legislation that would extend and expand California's film and TV tax credit, which is due to expire in 2017.