| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Matthew Vella certainly doesn't look like a troll.
Vella is the regular-guy chief executive of Acacia Research Corp., which calls itself a patent outsource licensing company. The Newport Beach firm links up with inventors who fear that others are...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
PHOENIX — Inside an industrial building next to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, about a dozen product scouts meet daily to discuss their search for the next Garden Yeti.
This is the headquarters for SkyMall, the in-flight catalog that...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Eager to preserve the Internet's openness but not to be rebuked again by the courts, the Federal Communications Commission is crafting yet another set of "Net neutrality" rules to limit broadband providers' control over the data traveling through their...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Comcast and Time Warner Cable today brought their road show to the U.S. Senate, trying to prove that their proposed $40-billion merger will bring fabulous service to consumers, create new competition and, one would think, end the stalemate over the...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Le Judas," by Canada's Ziad Touma, Dane Julie Frik Walenciak's "Muleum" and Australian Jonny Peter's "Dream Channel" will feature at the Pitching Sessions of Next, a roundtable and workshop program that marks one of the biggest innovations at 2014's...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Innovations in technology are poised to upend how students learn and the way educational institutions impart knowledge to people around the world, according to panelists at the Milken Institute Global Conference.
The Internet and access to computers...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mick Ebeling arrived in Sudan with little more than a toolbox, rolls of plastic and two microwave-size 3-D printers.
He had endured a weeklong journey from Los Angeles, with stops in London, Johannesburg and Nairobi before reaching Juba, the capital...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Vice President Joe Biden will be among the speakers at the second annual Creativity Conference hosted today by the Motion Picture Assn. of America.
The MPAA, the lobbying group that represents the major Hollywood studios, will host the half-day...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Comcast's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable will benefit millions of consumers and businesses -- particularly in enhanced broadband services -- the companies said in a joint FCC filing today.
They also dismissed critics' objections that the...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
LAS VEGAS -- FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told broadcasters on Tuesday that they can move from "being the disrupted, to the disruptor," a call for them to pursue innovation even after many have grumbled that the agency is targeting them for regulations...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With its newly launched Innovation Week, the Tribeca Film Festival is calling on coders, gamers, hackers, directors, screenwriters, techies -- and anyone with a story to tell.
The fest's latest addition features a series of discussions called Future of...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Springfield, Mass., has seen better days. Many industrial cities that boomed during the 19th century are like that. A new exhibit at Springfield Museums turns the timeclock back to the city's Victorian-era glory days and gives that era a bizarre, sci-fi...