Stories by Ryan Nakashima

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood

NEW YORK - In a move that aims to counter consolidation among TV distributors, Rupert Murdoch's Fox has made an unsolicited takeover offer for rival media giant Time Warner for about $76 billion ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, July 10, 2014

No need to Clari-fi, quality music can be had with apps

Bring back the equalizers! That's my conclusion after trying out Clari-Fi, a new technology from audio equipment maker Harman Kardon.
By Ryan Nakashima

Monday, June 2, 2014

New Clippers owner has passion for hoops

LOS ANGELES - For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Monday, May 19, 2014

Football games big part of deal

LOS ANGELES - One of the hidden benefits of AT&T's $48.5 billion planned purchase of DirecTV is that it raises the possibility of making  NFL Sunday Ticket, available on mobile devices.
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, April 24, 2014

US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

LOS ANGELES - The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet TV offer

LOS ANGELES - Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who'd rather stream TV over the Internet than put ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger worries consumers

LOS ANGELES - Sub­scri­bers don't give Com­cast and Time Warner Cable good grades when it comes to customer satisfaction.
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Comcast, Time Warner deal to test regulators

Comcast, which was already the nation’s No. 1 pay TV and Internet provider, says its $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will provide faster, more reliable service and save money on ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Weather channels vie for viewers

Since Jan. 13, El Segundo, Calif.-based DirecTV has replaced The Weather Channel with WeatherNation TV in a dispute over fees. 
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Beats Music proves it has a soulful heart

There's no shortage of music-subscription services that offer unlimited streaming for a monthly fee. The conceit of the latest offering, Beats Music, is that its playlists and other ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Microsoft names next CEO

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft has named the head of its cloud computing business as the company’s next CEO, only the third chief executive in Microsoft's 38-year history.
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Carmakers: Driverless cars need legal framework

Carmakers and technology companies urge lawmakers to catch up to driverless technology.
By Ryan Nakashima

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Wireless audio gadgets could make good gifts

Sure, we've been wireless since the radio came out a century ago. But today's Internet-connected mobile devices often require cords, and these cords can result in a knotty nightmare in your bag.
By Ryan Nakashima

Friday, Aug 9, 2013

Broadcast spat forces sports fans to seek alternatives

LOS ANGELES - As the fee fight between Time Warner Cable and CBS threatens to prevent millions of Americans from viewing major sporting events this weekend, fans will be working to get around the ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Friday, May 31, 2013

Google service expands musical playgound

LOS ANGELES - Google's new music service offers a lot of eye candy to go with the tunes.
By Ryan Nakashima

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Time spin-off highlights risks facing magazines

Time Warner Inc.'s decision to shed its Time Inc. magazine unit last week underscores the challenges facing an industry that remains wedded to glossy paper even as the use of tablets and ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

Comcast to buy GE's stake in NBCUniversal early

Comcast said Tuesday that it's buying the rest of NBCUniversal from General Electric for $16.7 billion, doing so several years early as the company takes advantage of low borrowing costs and what ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

Nintendo's TVii tops button-laden remotes

LOS ANGELES - Nintendo's TV-watching tool for the new Wii U game console beats my regular remote control hands down. Called TVii, the service transforms how you watch television in three key ways.
By Ryan Nakashima

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Improved screen should raise Fire's appeal

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Buying movies and TV shows to watch on the Kindle Fire will be a lot more appealing now that Amazon's tablet computer sports a much more vibrant screen.
By Ryan Nakashima

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Web companies protest online piracy bill

LOS ANGELES - In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other Web sites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals ...
By Ryan Nakashima
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