Mobile phone

2 LA colleges evacuated after threats are made

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two colleges in the Los Angeles area have been closed because of unspecified threats involving guns. Authorities say two calls from cell phones were made to the California Highway Patrol early […]

05/16/2013

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Earth Day and Festival of Books

It’s a busy weekend with Earth Day celebrations in several locations not to mention the L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC Saturday and Sunday.

04/19/2013

Driver uses smartphone while driving.

Calif. court: Motorist can’t use hand-held map

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Steven Spriggs was stopped in a traffic jam near downtown Fresno and thought nothing of whipping out his iPhone 4 and clicking on the map feature to see if there was an alternate route around the construction mess.

04/08/2013

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Homeless, poor in Calif. can get free cellphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Impoverished Californians, including those who are homeless, soon will be able to get free cellphones and service thanks to the recent expansion of a statewide program.

03/06/2013

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Learn from Three Incredible Entrepreneurs on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with three incredible entrepreneurs – fitness guru Kathy Smith, enterprise software expert Scott Kriz, and app master Michael Balyasny.

03/04/2013

Julie Uhrman

Julie Uhrman on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Julie Uhrman, a video game entrepreneur, who is founder and CEO of OUYA, an innovative gaming console that enables any developer to publish a console game by bringing the mobile app model to the TV. OUYA is a powerful, beautifully designed, open and inexpensive alternative to traditional game consoles.

02/14/2013

Verizon to sell Nokia phone

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon Wireless, the largest cellphone carrier in the U.S., says it will sell a Nokia phone for the first time in years, lending support to the embattled Finnish company’s turnaround effort. […]

10/29/2012

Young and old differ on e-book preferences

NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey says there’s a generation gap among e-book fans. Readers under 30 prefer cellphones and computers. Those over 30 like dedicated devices such as the Kindle. The Pew Research […]

10/23/2012

Calif. prison first to block prisoner cell calls

  AVENAL, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials will start using new cellphone blocking technology at a Central Valley prison next week, the first step to rolling it out system-wide. Avenal State Prison, 60 miles […]

10/19/2012

Voters turn to smartphones during this election (audio)

A new survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project highlights an electorate increasingly reliant on mobile devices to find and exchange campaign information, and fact-check presidential candidates. According to Pew’s findings, 88 percent of […]

10/11/2012

LA County Alert System

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Operators of the Los Angeles County emergency operation system announced today they are seeking people to give their email addresses and cellphone numbers for the Alert LA County mass notification system. […]

08/28/2012

Device-free dining comes with a discount

(AP) – A Los Angeles restaurant is offering a deal to customers who agree to look at their fellow diners instead of their phone screens. Eva Restaurant is giving a 5 percent discount to customers […]

08/16/2012

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