Los Angeles Business Journal


Recent and archived news stories on: Alternative Energy, Automotive, Computing, Engineering, Internet, Nanotech, Software, Telecom, Wireless...

Pivot to Profit

INTERNET: EHarmony joins Tinder in matchmaking space for job seekers, employers.

Operators of dating sites eHarmony and Tinder check out match-making services for job hunters and employers.

CrownPeak Raises $50 Million, Merges with ActiveStandards

Content management service CrownPeak of Baldwin Hills has raised a $50 million round and merged with website quality assurance platform ActiveStandards of London.

Verizon Buys Stake in AwesomenessTV

New York’s Verizon Communications Inc. has agreed to purchase a 24.5 percent stake in online media company AwesomenessTV of West Los Angeles for around $160 million.

Judge Rules Case Against TrueCar Can Proceed

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that the California New Car Dealers Association’s lawsuit against TrueCar Inc. of Santa Monica will go forward.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Starts Class

Techstars Healthcare Accelerator at Cedars-Sinai announced its first class of companies on Monday.

J2 Global’s Acquisitions Binge Continues

Cloud services provider J2 Global of Hollywood continued its acquisition binge into the first quarter of this year, buying six small companies for an undisclosed total.

L.A. Tech Calendar April 4 to 17

Roundup of L.A. tech events in the next two weeks.

Silicon Beach Launch List: April 1

A weekly roundup of L.A. tech company and product launches.

Silicon Beach Deal Flow: April 1

A weekly roundup of must-read L.A. tech investments and acquisitions.

United Online Sells StayFriends

Internet portfolio company United Online Inc. has sold social media network StayFriends to Stroer Content Group of Cologne, Germany for $18.3 million.

Snapchat Partners with World Wrestling Entertainment

Snapchat and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. of Stamford, Conn., have signed a multiyear content production partnership.

Comparably Tech Salary Survey: Women Dissatisfied

Salary comparison website Comparably of Santa Monica, founded by Jason Nazar, has released the results of a survey on salary satisfaction among tech employees.

Fullscreen to Launch Paid Video-Subscription Service

Playa Vista online media company Fullscreen Inc. will launch a paid video-subscription service on April 26.

SpaceX and Broadcom Fight Over Engineers

The battle for engineering talent in Southern California escalated last week when chip maker Broadcom Ltd. of Irvine accused rocket manufacturer SpaceX of poaching engineers.