Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28G ransom

A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts.

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Kobe Bryant Pours Energy – and Money – Into Tech


Kobe Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers basketball champion, has expanded his burgeoning suite of business interests with Monday’s launch of Bryant Stibel, a $100 million VC fund for technology, data and media companies. Jeff Stibel, the vice chairman of Dun & Bradstreet, is Bryant’s long-time business partner. Bryant and Stibel plan to self-fund the new firm for several years before looking for outside investors, and will locate the business in Los Angeles. Bryant and Stibel have partnered on investments in more than a dozen companies.

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Snapchat faces lawsuit over explicit material from third-party companies

A lawsuit filed at a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Thursday alleges that Snapchat doesn’t do enough to warn its young users and parents about the sexual content on its app.

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Hospital pays nearly $17G in bitcoins to hackers who disabled computer network

A Los Angeles hospital paid a ransom of nearly $17,000 in bitcoins to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network because paying was in the best interest of the hospital and most efficient way to solve the problem, the medical center’s chief executive said Wednesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/18/los-angeles-hospital-paid-17g-ransom-to-hackers-who-disabled-computer-network.html

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LA hospital paid $17K ransom to hackers of its computer network

A Los Angeles hospital paid a ransom in bitcoins equivalent to about $17,000 to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network, the medical center’s chief executive said Wednesday.

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Steve Jobs movie nets highest per-theater average of 2015 on opening weekend

Article Image In a limited run this weekend at just four theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic managed to smash per-theater averages for any movie released in 2015 so far.

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Adobe launches Photoshop Fix, Capture CC, more at MAX conference

Article Image At its Adobe MAX 2015 conference in Los Angeles on Monday, Adobe unveiled two mobile apps — Photoshop Fix and Capture CC — a new portfolio service, enhancements to its Creative Cloud software ecosystem and content marketplace additions.

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LA Philharmonic hits the virtual reality road

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is tapping into virtual reality technology with a first-of-its-kind performance. It has captured a virtual reality performance of perhaps the most famous work in classical music, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, which will tour around the city.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/09/la-philharmonic-hits-virtual-reality-road/

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa cuffed for riding hoverboard

Some travelers at Los Angeles International Airport encountered a surprising sight Saturday – rapper Wiz Khalifa being forced to the floor and handcuffed by police officers after refusing to stop riding a hoverboard inside the airport. Khalifa was eventually released by U.S. Customs officers, Reuters reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/24/rapper-wiz-khalifa-cuffed-for-riding-hoverboard/

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E3 2015: Evolution or Stagnation?


The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo officially kicks off in Los Angeles on Tuesday, but the festivities already have begun with a number of press events leading up to the opening. The trade show for the video game industry regularly draws in game developers, retailers and journalists from around the world, and it provides gamers with a preview of upcoming titles. As E3 revs up, PlayStation 4 leads Xbox One in worldwide sales. “Nintendo, meanwhile, continues to creep along,” said independent game industry analyst Billy Pidgeon.

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UberEATS now delivering food to New Yorkers in 10 minutes

After seeing initial success in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Uber on Tuesday launched its UberEATS service in New York and Chicago, promising customers direct delivery of fresh food in ten minutes or less.



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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center enables HealthKit integration for patient data

Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center updated its electronic health records system over the weekend to support data from Apple’s HealthKit platform, the hospital’s chief information officer has revealed.



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Pearson, not Apple, to blame for failed L.A. schools technology program

Though the Los Angeles Unified School District’s demand for a multi-million dollar refund from Apple has grabbed headlines, the failure of the $1.3 billion program to create a new digital curriculum for Los Angles students appears to lie primarily with educational publishing company Pearson.



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LA Unified School District's defunct 'iPad-for-all' plan botched from start, federal report says

According to a federal study, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s $1.3 billion push to bring tech into the classroom was crippled early on by inadequate planning and over-reliance on Apple’s iPad.



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Apple will re-bid on nixed $1 billion LA Unified School District iPad contract

Though Apple’s contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District to put iPads in the hands of every student was canceled this week, the company still has a shot to win out in the end, bidding once again on the troubled $1 billion project.



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Flailing Barnes & Noble Turns to Google to Help Fend Off Amazon


Some Barnes & Noble customers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to get same-day delivery of their purchases through Google Shopping Express, according to media reports that surfaced Thursday. Barnes & Noble CEO Michael Huseby described the teamup as a test and a way to increase book sales both online and from its brick-and-mortar stores. B&N is floundering, having closed 63 stores in the past five years, and “could use any additional sales they could garner,” said IDC’s Scott Strawn.

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L.A. residents call 911 to complain about Facebook outage

Easily one of the silliest reasons to call a number meant for life-threatening emergencies, a number of Los Angeles residents started calling 911 when Facebook wouldn’t load on their mobile devices and computers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/04/la-residents-call-11-to-complain-about-facebook-outage/

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