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June 9, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
A new report from Nielsen examines a fast-evolving segment of the media landscape: viewing on smartphones and tablets. Consumers are taking advantage of their portable devices to watch videos, access news and information, check sports, engage in social networking and shop. The time devoted to social networking dwarfs that of streaming video or accessing sports, Nielsen found in its cross-platform report for June. Smartphone users spent 9 hours and 6 minutes a month on social networks -- say, posting status updates on Facebook, tweeting their thoughts to followers on Twitter or checking-in on Foursquare.  Apple iPad users devoted 3 hours and 41 minutes a month to social networks.
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June 9, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
A new report from Nielsen examines a fast-evolving segment of the media landscape: viewing on smartphones and tablets. Consumers are taking advantage of their portable devices to watch videos, access news and information, check sports, engage in social networking and shop. The time devoted to social networking dwarfs that of streaming video or accessing sports, Nielsen found in its cross-platform report for June. Smartphone users spent 9 hours and 6 minutes a month on social networks -- say, posting status updates on Facebook, tweeting their thoughts to followers on Twitter or checking-in on Foursquare.  Apple iPad users devoted 3 hours and 41 minutes a month to social networks.
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BUSINESS
March 25, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Scott McGregor, the chief executive of chip developer Broadcom Corp., is happy to talk about the expanding list of uses for his company's products - smart cars, for instance - and new innovations that will fuel his company's growth for years to come. Just don't ask which cellphone he carries in his pocket. Broadcom, based in Irvine, designs and sells chips that are used in Apple Inc.'s iPhone as well as in smartphones that use Google Inc.'s Android operating system, the iPhone's chief rival.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Scott McGregor, the chief executive of chip developer Broadcom Corp., is happy to talk about the expanding list of uses for his company's products - smart cars, for instance - and new innovations that will fuel his company's growth for years to come. Just don't ask which cellphone he carries in his pocket. Broadcom, based in Irvine, designs and sells chips that are used in Apple Inc.'s iPhone as well as in smartphones that use Google Inc.'s Android operating system, the iPhone's chief rival.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Bowl Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden, Aug. 25 (Friday) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden, Aug. 22; KISS & Def Leppard, July 5; Lady Antebellum, June 14 (Friday) The Forum KISS & Def Leppard, July 8; Backstreet Boys, May 29 (Friday); Boston, July 29 (Saturday) RELATED: The 10 Commandments of smartphone use during concerts   Greek Theatre Under the Streetlamp, May 2; Los Lobos' Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 3; ATOMIC BOMB!
NEWS
November 26, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
You better have a reservation if you're planning on taking Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from L.A. to Santa Barbara or San Diego over the Thanksgiving holiday. Show up without one and you won't get a seat -- even with the 5,500 extra seats added to accommodate California train travelers -- or even a place to stand. Amtrak is requiring reserved tickets on the popular route that runs between San Luis Obispo and San Diego via L.A.'s Union Station starting Tuesday (today) and continuing through Dec. 2. Just like airlines, Wednesday through Sunday is Amtrak's busiest travel time of the year.
SPORTS
November 13, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR has sent a clear message to its drivers: No more Twitter, or any other type of smartphone use, in its race cars. The sanctioning body Monday levied a $25,000 fine on Brad Keselowski -- who leads the Sprint Cup Series standings -- because he used a smartphone in his car Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. Keselowski's in-car television camera showed the 28-year-old using his phone, which included sending a tweet, during a 15-minute break when the cars were stopped so that crews could clean up a wreck involving Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By August Brown
Of all the guests M83's Anthony Gonzalez brought out during his Sunday night Hollywood Bowl set, he was clearly most excited about Zelly Meldal-Johnsen's guest vocals. Zelly, the precocious grade-school daughter of M83's producer and multi-instrumentalist Justin Meldal-Johnsen, came out to perform her monologue from the French/L.A. synth-rock combo's song “Raconte Moi une Histoire,” about a magic frog that makes everything appear backward. Afterward, she danced with each band member and scampered offstage to the biggest applause of the night.
BUSINESS
July 11, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Nokia stole tech headlines Thursday with the unveiling of the Lumia 1020, a smartphone with a 41-megapixel sensor, while Microsoft announced a company restructuring. Nukia unveils Lumia 1020 The Lumia 1020 feature a 41-megapixel camera sensor, which is much more than you'll find on any other smartphone. Nokia says the extra megapixels will make it possible for users to zoom in on photos after they've already been taken and still get a high-quality image. The phone will launch July 26 on AT&T for $299 . Microsoft restructures company, won't focus on Windows CEO Steve Ballmer announced a company reorganization that will shift Microsoft's focus from its Windows operating system to devices and services.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Stevie Wonder has something extra special in the bag of goodies he'll be toting to his 18 th House Full of Toys holiday benefit concert in Los Angeles: He's going to perform the entire “Songs in the Key of Life” album at the Dec. 21 show. That double LP was named album of the year for the 1976 Grammy Awards, and earned Wonder three other statues, as producer of the year and pop male vocal performance for the album as a whole and R&B male vocal performance for the track “I Wish.” It held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart for 14 weeks, remained on that chart for 80 weeks and has been certified by the RIAA for sales of more than 10 million copies in the U.S., and topped many music critics' year-end best albums lists for 1976.
NATIONAL
July 2, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
It's with some regret and a lot of head-shaking that we must report that people are posting pictures of their debit cards to the Internet. Just check out @NeedADebitCard , a Twitter account that retweets users posting photos of their debit cards - numbers and all. “My debit card came in the mail today!” one over-sharer tweets. “Just found my credit card :) haha” tweeted another pre-theft victim. “Got my debit card
AUTOS
February 25, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
General Motors said Monday it will roll out cars and trucks in the U.S. and Canada with embedded 4G LTE mobile broadband in 2014. The automaker said that the first GM cars, trucks and crossovers to get 4G LTE, delivered through AT&T, will be most 2015 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models available in 2014 in the U.S. and Canada. GM said the deployment will enable advances in a wide range of communications and entertainment capabilities, such as streaming video entertainment in the back seat, real-time updates and faster application downloads.
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