Stories by Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Redstone wants CEO, 4 more off Viacom board

LOS ANGELES — Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman might not have much time left at the entertainment conglomerate.
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Companies hope for hoverboard comeback

Months ago, the powered scooters - which balance themselves but don't actually "hover" - largely vanished from the U.S. market after they exhibited a tendency to burst into flame. Now, though, ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Facebook's Zuckerberg meets with conservatives

LOS ANGELES - Top conservative commentators have gathered at Facebook's headquarters for a confab with CEO Mark Zuckerberg meant to reassure them that its "trending topics" feature wasn't biased ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Media mogul's case tossed, but new suits ahead

LOS ANGELES - The battle over the fortune of ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone shifted to a new front Monday after a judge threw out the case over his medical care and both sides vowed to hit ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Monday, May 2, 2016

Bitcoin creation claim draws doubt

Australian inventor Craig Steven Wright announced Mon­day that he is "Satoshi Nakamoto," the elusive, pseudonymous bitcoin founder.
By Ryan Nakashima

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Virtual reality filmmakers experiment with new techniques

What happens to a film's story when blades of grass are more interesting than the plot? When you can lean in so close to an actor you ought to feel their breath? When a few simple steps around a ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Disney to release more 'Star Wars' toys of heroine Rey

Following a social media firestorm over the lack of Rey in a new 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Monopoly game, Disney says it is unveiling a raft of new merchandise that puts more of Rey front and ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Disney 4Q results allay concerns about cord-cutting

Disney tops 4th-quarter earnings expectations with pay TV beat.
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Startup energy brings Disney's BB-8 droid toy to life

Big companies seek innovation from small startups; success follows the motto of 'give first'.
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Pay TV industry shows cracks in media earnings

LOS ANGELES — Further cracks emerged this week in the pay TV bundle as media companies and distributors indicated that more people are cutting the cord and ditching pricey channel packages. 
By Ryan Nakashima

Friday, July 31, 2015

Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

For first time, online viewers won't miss Super Bowl TV ads, under new ad-sale policy from CBS.
By Ryan Nakashima

Friday, June 26, 2015

Benefits of ultra 'high-res' audio questioned

LOS ANGELES - Its backers say it does for music lovers what ultra high-definition television has done for couch potatoes. But some recording-technology experts say this super "high-resolution" ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Google adds free ad-supported tier to music app in the US

LOS ANGELES — Google is adding a free tier to its subscription music service in the U.S., aiming to convert the millions of people who click the app every month but turn away because they’re ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hollywood dipping toes into virtual reality worlds

LOS ANGELES - Virtual reality is creeping into our world.
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

'Iron Man' repulsors, 'Hulk' hands part of new Disney line of wearable toys for kids.
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
 
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