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L.A.'s booming tech scene gets its own publication to cover it, with all-star investors 9.1.2020 LA Times: Business

The former CEO of Zillow is launching dot.LA, a news and events company for the L.A. tech scene. A slew of notable Angelenos from tech, media and sports are backing it.

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Column: 'Rhapsody in Blue' (1924) just reached the public domain, showing the insanity of U.S. copyright law 4.1.2020 LA Times: Business

Thanks to Disney and other big corporations, classic artistic works are still blocked from public use.

California is rewriting the rules of the internet. Businesses are scrambling to keep up 26.12.2019 LA Times: Business

A new law that will let you opt out of the online data economy goes into effect on Jan. 1 — assuming businesses can figure out how to make that happen in time.

Box office is down in 2019 despite 'The Rise of Skywalker.' That's not what's worrying theaters most 22.12.2019 LA Times: Business

'Star Wars,' 'Avengers' and 'Toy Story' movies dominate ticket sales. But theater owners worry about a growing divide between blockbusters and bombs.

Meet the creator of one of the nation's first major Latino-owned film studio 16.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

Ozzie Areu, the son of Cuban immigrants, presides over the nation's first major Latino-owned-and-operated film studio: a sprawling 60-acre site in Atlanta that he plans to turn into an inclusive media campus that champions Latino, women and other underrepresented groups in entertainment.

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NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke to step down in 2020 13.12.2019 LA Times: Business

Steve Burke, long a close lieutenant of Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts, has shaped NBCUniversal into a media juggernaut. Some believe Universal chief Jeff Shell will be his successor.

Viacom and CBS reunite in $12 billion deal, but challenges abound 4.12.2019 LA Times: Business

The reconstituted company will face stiff headwinds as it scrambles to keep up with larger players, including Walt Disney, NBCUniversal, Netflix, WarnerMedia and Amazon.

Teal Swan: The woman encouraging her followers to visualise death 23.11.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
The BBC has heard testimony that the teachings of spiritual influencer Teal Swan may have contributed to the suicides of at least two of her followers.
Column: The Gannett/GateHouse merger sends a dismal signal about the future of local news 20.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Gannett and GateHouse will merge into the largest U.S. newspaper company, but its future looks anything but certain.

Disney Plus user accounts already found on hacking sites 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The news site ZDNet found stolen account usernames and passwords selling for $3 on underground hacking forums. Disney’s streaming service costs $7 a month or $70 a year. Disney says there’s no indication of a security breach compromising passwords.
Opinion: California is making the writing life even harder 12.11.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The new state labor law for contractors may cause publishers to avoid California-based freelance writers.

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Will AT&T keep DirecTV? Pay-TV unit lost 1.2 million customers in third quarter 28.10.2019 LA Times: Business

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said DirecTV would be part of AT&T's strategy "for the next three years" but said he would "approach [DirecTV] with a fresh set of eyes."

Facebook chief rules out banning political adverts 18.10.2019 BBC: Business
Mark Zuckerberg says he does not think it is right for a company to censor politicians or the news.
Who will win the streaming wars? 10.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Disney takes on Netflix, as HBO Max, Peacock, Apple TV+ and Quibi prepare to enter the streaming fray. Not all will be able to thrive in the increasingly crowded market, analysts warn.

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Why Netflix isn't worried about the streaming wars 9.10.2019 LA Times: Business

The company that defined the concept of binge watching has continued to reinvent itself. But as Disney, Apple and others enter the streaming business, Netflix faces the biggest challenge in its history.

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Vice buys Refinery29, creating a $4-billion digital publishing group 3.10.2019 LA Times: Business

The deal unites Vice, which is known for its edgy reporting and has a mostly male audience, and Refinery29, a publisher catering to millennial women.

Troubled companies made him billions. A prison phone investment made him enemies 5.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores became one of L.A.'s richest men snatching up imperiled companies and offloading them for profit. A prison phone operator, though, has brought him only problems.

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Editorial: Newspapers are already struggling. California might make things even worse 5.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A bill to codify a state Supreme Court decision requiring employers to treat many independent contractors as employees could spell doom for newspapers. Lawmakers cannot let that happen.

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Peloton wants IPO investors to believe it can kill the gym 29.8.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Peloton has a cult following, and a lot of competition, heading into its IPO

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Disney settles lawsuit over 'Home Improvement' profits 25.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Wind Dancer Production Group in 2013 sued ABC parent company Walt Disney Co., claiming it was cheated out of profits from "Home Improvement."

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