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Treated With Kids’ Mitts

Fuhu makes low-cost, durable tablet targeted to children’s market.

Software maker Fuhu sees a little opportunity in the tablet business for its new child-targeted Nabi.

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Where Apps Meet Work, Secret Data at Risk

IT Managers are struggling to contain corporate data in the mobile age. Chinese hackers are one problem. But so are employees who put company information online with their smartphones and tablets, the New York Times reports.

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Firm Looks to Pull Off Triple Play Across Platforms

Media: PK4 system aims to assist clients with online, mobile and tablet ads.

Digital media company PK4 Media in El Segundo this week will launch a system to help advertising agencies and brands buy display and video ads for online, mobile and tablet platforms in a single purchase.

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Inventive, new products from Los Angeles-area companies.

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MANUFACTURING: Fuhu takes on titan Toys R Us in fight for tykes’ tablet market. A victory could be short-lived.

Maker of kids’ tablet squares off in court against Toys R Us and its rival device.

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Getting Food to Go With Web

ChowNow sets up eateries to serve up online takeout orders.

ChowNow’s online service helps eateries get a line on takeout customers.

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Quick Rise, Sudden Fall

MANUFACTURING: Fuhu’s bankruptcy prompts bid from giant toymaker Mattel.

Rival Mattel makes play to buy Fuhu after a surprise bankruptcy filing by the kids’ tablet maker.

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Device Weighs in On Healthy Kids

Tablet maker Fuhu steps it up with fitness wrist bands that turn activity into play.

Tablet manufacturer Fuhu is making a play for the kids’ fitness market with its activity-tracking wrist bands.

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United Online to Launch Mobile NetZero Service

United Online has signed a deal to make high-speed mobile service available under the company’s NetZero brand.

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L.A. Tech Firms Top List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

Tablet manufacturer Fuhu Inc. topped the list with $118 million in revenue last year.

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Order Out of Chaos: Canter’s Deli Scion Helps Restaurants Handle Delivery Glut

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Alex Canter was frustrated. He was at his family’s famed Canter’s Deli restaurant in the Fairfax District, and the often-bustling restaurant had an additional source of chaos: 14 tablets fielding online orders from third-party food delivery apps.

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Obagi Medical Reports Strong Quarter, Plans for Online Pharmacy

Obagi Medical Products announced strong quarterly earnings and plans for a new online pharmacy.

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Company Opens Windows for Business Tablet Use

TabletKiosk sees iPad’s popularity boosting its business-focused devices.

TabletKiosk CEO Martin Smekal says the iPad has come in handy in promoting his company’s business-focused tablets.

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Investors Sold on Online Shopping Service’s Future

INTERNET: Virtual Piggy’s stock surges after company lines up more merchants.

Investors go hog wild for Virtual Piggy after the kids’ online shopping service lines up more merchants.

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Maker of Tablets for Kids Sizes Up Future Strategy

TECHNOLOGY: Fuhu sees bigger screens as means to connect with whole family.

Kids’ tablet maker Fuhu is making a play for the whole family with new and larger devices.

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Mac Tablet Maker May Face Bitter Pill

TECHNOLOGY: Apple’s own device could hurt startup’s sales.

Apple’s “tablet” plan could be a tough pill to swallow for a local startup with a similar product.

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Fuhu: All Grown Up

SPECIAL SECTION: Fastest Growing Private Companies

Fuhu gets its hands on the top spot of L.A.’s fastest growing private companies thanks to its kids’ tablets.

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Online Orders Bring New Tech to Old Eatery

Canter’s Deli heir confronts online order frenzy with new streamlined app

Canter’s Deli has been a Los Angeles staple since 1931 and still serves the classic fare that helped make the restaurant an iconic Los Angeles hangout.

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Shopping Site Looks to Bottle Up Prescriptions

INTERNET: GoodRx teams with 4D to reach corporate customers, health plans.

GoodRx hopes to fill patients’ prescription needs with its comparison-shopping website.

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GoodRx Shares Plunge After Amazon Announces Online Pharmacy

Shares of online prescription drug price service GoodRx Holdings Inc. have fallen nearly 28% in two days.

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