So you paid nearly $130,000 for your new, environmentally friendly, Ed Begley Jr.-orgasm-machine known as the Tesla Roadster: Al Gore will be stopping by any minute to give you an autographed driving glove.
But while you're waiting for the ex-vice president to congratulate you for saving the planet ... More >>
FacebookAlexia Tsotsis, scheming up snark like it's her jobSo this is what happens when the snark training at Village Voice Media leads to a responsible career at an uncool corporation. It's just as we thought! One receives stern, pent-up (but rose-smelling) letters from the mother ship, advi ... More >>
Judging from the chorus of preemptive groans heard (RT!) round our Twitter timelines this weekend, many of you not going to SXSW are dreading the takeover of Twitter by those who are.
But thanks to Lanyard, a directory of conferences, now you don't have to make like a kindergartener and squ ... More >>
Flickr/mrjoromailbox in Santa Clara County, CA
One of the fun things about blog posts is that you can comment on them pretty much instantly, posting your anonymous (or not) 2 cents worth for everyone to read as soon as you finish typing. Unlike the old days, when you just threw your food at ... More >>
Tell us how much you care.Dear readers:
You know we love your comments. Especially when you call us names and say we got the facts more twisted than Sarah Palin's panties when she's at the NAACP convention (as if).
And to that end, we made commenting much easier for you. Forget the old Capt ... More >>
A totally made-up, mostly internet-fueled holiday like 4/20 can only mean one thing: Hitler's gonna be mad. But before you upload your "Hitler finds out Himmler got stoned and let all Jews go free" Downfall mashup, consider this: Constantin Films, the German production company behind the Osca ... More >>
kaszeta/FlickrAre lawyers in the class-action suit against Yelp smelling victory?
Yesterday, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced the user review giant would drop the "Favorite Review" feature and let readers see the reviews that would otherwise have been filtered out by its automated review ... More >>
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By Irene McGee
It's that time again: the annual liquid re-union that is SXSW has begun. While the more massive crowds show up for the music festival on the 17th, SXSW is also home to the world's biggest tech-fest, SXSWi, which run ... More >>
From Google Wave to mommy blogs to TechCrunch's Mike Arrington "stealing our tweets," 2009 was a booming year for the Web and social media scene. To celebrate, LAWeekly.com is hosting the LA Web Awards 2009 and asked you to nominate the best in 36 categories. Who gives the best tweet? What's ... More >>
City Sourced just got a unanimous thumbs-up from Techcrunch50 judges Lior Zorea, Bradley Horowitz, Kevin Rose, Satish Dharmaraj and Tim O'Reilly (!) and as Techcrunch is reporting, might have a potential investment opportunity from Kevin Rose coming up.
Founded in L.A. by Jason Kiesel and Ku ... More >>
Valley behemoth Facebook just bought 12-person startup and vanguard of the real-time web Friendfeed. Once again,Techcrunch's Jason Kincaid had the scoop at least 20 min before tech badass Kara Swisher at All Things D got the press release (we too had to find out the Techcrunch way).
What doe ... More >>
AV FloxParty like it's 1997Twiistup creator Mike Macadaan once hailed L.A.'s premier tech event as a nod to the dot-com days of excess. Geeks got together in uniquely Los Angeles locales to network and party like rockstars. But Macadaan sold Twiistup to an undisclosed party a few months ago, ... More >>
SoCal native and the "Golden God of Tech" Michael Arrington was born and raised in Huntington Beach so it came as no surprise that the L.A. contingent was out in full-force at this year's Techcrunch Crunchup Real Time Conference and summer party at the August Capital offices in Palo Alto.
There for ... More >>
Courtney Love and Mark Cuban gave Twitter an unwanted credibility boost last month. The ever problematic stars each found themselves on the wrong end of defamation claims and fines respectively, filed by angry Twitter users who believe they've been unfairly "tweet-ed" by Courtney and Mark.*
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Last night instead of watching another installment of Gossip Girl on the CW, we decided to bite the bullet and do something we had been meaning to do for weeks but put off (no, not taxes) -- we took a deep breath and signed up for a new profile on Friendfeed.com.
The impetus for this newfound brave ... More >>