CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2013 |
When Hoag Hospital announced this spring that it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand. But records and interviews show the decision was closely tied to the Newport Beach hospital's new partnership with a Catholic healthcare provider. Hoag Hospital officials told The Times this week that they wanted the deal to go through and knew elective abortions were a "sensitive issue" for St. Joseph Health System, which has a "statement of common values" that prohibits the procedures.
June 19, 2013 |
The HTC First, a smartphone that features Facebook front-and-center, has been a flop. So now Facebook is reportedly turning to Samsung, the world's largest phone maker, for help. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met with Samsung Mobile counterpart Shin Jong-kyun on Tuesday in South Korea to discuss potential partnerships, Shin said after the meeting. But Samsung is “unlikely to be considering the request for a Facebook-platform phone in a positive light,” industry watchers told the Korean Herald.
June 6, 2013 |
Time Warner Inc. has formed a partnership with deep-pocketed China Media Capital to make investments in what has become one of the most important markets for entertainment companies. By partnering with CMC, Time Warner is hoping to smooth the way for purchases and partnerships in China. “Increasing our global presence is one of Time Warner's strategic priorities and China is one of the most attractive territories in which we operate, but it is complex," said Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes.
May 14, 2013 |
Fox and Twitter have entered into a partnership to promote the broadcaster's programs and help advertisers reach TV audiences as they discuss shows on the social network. Twitter Inc., which has established itself as the water cooler where America dissects the latest developments on NBC's "The Voice" or AMC's "Mad Men," is expected to strike more deals with broadcasters. On Tuesday, ESPN and Twitter plan to announce they are expanding their partnership. Last year the sports network, majority owned by Walt Disney Co., incorporated video highlights directly into Twitter feeds related to its coverage of the BCS championship game.
May 13, 2013 |
Fox and Twitter have entered into a partnership to promote the broadcaster's programs and allow advertisers a way to reach TV audiences as they discuss the shows on the social network. In an announcement Monday timed to coincide with its upfront presentation to advertisers and media buyers in New York City, Fox said it would use Twitter to distribute clips of upcoming TV shows, tout highlights of live events or share video after episodes of various shows have aired. Brand marketers would use Twitter's advertising platform to promote this network content. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 "Social media is a fantastic complement to compelling, live television content," said Toby Byrne, president of advertising for Fox Broadcasting Co. "Not only is it a great marketing tool for us, but it serves as the new water cooler for the most engaged fans ... so that opens up additional ways for us to connect brands with our audience.
April 29, 2013 |
Barbie is vacating her pink Malibu mansion and hunting for international digs. Thomas the Tank Engine is being revamped as an even livelier locomotive. Max Steel, the new kid on the block, is marketed as a "modern day tech superhero. " The toy brands, all properties of Mattel Inc., represent an evolution at the El Segundo company. At age 68, the company is incorporating more digital elements into its toys, embracing more Hollywood partnerships, pushing into foreign markets - whatever it takes to keep its status as the world's largest toy maker.
April 20, 2013 |
Of all the "Gatsby" partnerships, Brooks Bros.' 53-piece menswear collection may be the most high-profile - and most authentic. "F. Scott Fitzgerald was actually a Brooks Bros. customer," said Arthur Wayne, vice president of global public relations for Brooks Bros. Wayne also pointed out that while "The Great Gatsby" doesn't explicitly mention the 195-year-old label, Fitzgerald's debut 1920 novel, "This Side of Paradise," does, pointing to a passage in which one character advises another: "You must go to Brooks and get some really nice suits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2013 |
For the first time since California's controversial parent-trigger law went into effect, a school district has elected not to challenge a petition submitted by parents. The Los Angeles Board of Education this week ratified a partnership between the district and a charter school to take control of the struggling 24th Street Elementary. The 2010 law gives parents increased authority over low-performing campuses, including the option to convert them to independently operated charter schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday ratified a partnership between the school district and a charter school to take control of struggling 24th Street Elementary under a controversial parent-empowerment law. The vote marks the first time a school district has elected not to challenge a petition submitted by parents under the state's “parent-trigger” law. The law grants petitioners substantial authority, giving them options that...
April 16, 2013 |
“The revolution will be televised.” That's what Sean “Diddy” Combs promises for his lifestyle cable network, Revolt, set to launch in July. Ahead of the launch, the hip-hop mogul has rolled out a social media campaign to tease the network, including video vignettes that feature Mac Miller and the Game and a handful of cryptic trailers promising Revolt's aim to be a game changer. The channel will focus on art, music, fashion, culture and film -- all things Combs knows quite well.