Daina Beth Solomon, LA Business Journal

Daina Beth Solomon

LA Business Journal

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Daina Beth:

Amazon May Be Looking to Book Space in L.A.

Amazon.com Inc. announced plans last week to open its 10th bookstore in its hometown of Seattle. Los Angeles could be next. → Read More

NLRB ruling on third-party employers could be a game changer for unions

Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies in the wake of a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand of those at the lowest level of key industries including warehousing, construction, fast food and home healthcare. → Read More

Ashley Madison CEO steps down

The chief executive of dating website Ashley Madison is resigning, parent company Avid Life Media Inc. said Friday, following a hack that revealed millions of user names meant to be kept secret. → Read More

American Airlines to charter flights from LAX to Havana

Flying to Cuba will be getting easier for Angelenos. → Read More

Apple shows interest in driverless car test track

Is Apple building a self-driving car? That’s the rumor, and Apple’s not saying. → Read More

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. raises $100 million to expand

Actress Jessica Alba was looking for healthful baby-care products when she launched Honest Co. in 2012, but the business now sells much more than diapers and baby formula. In another sign that the company is growing up, it announced Friday that it had raised $100 million in its latest funding round. → Read More

FDA issues warning over Kim Kardashian's drug promotions

Reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian shares a slew of personal details on social media. But her post praising a pregnancy drug didn’t share enough details for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. → Read More

El Super grocery chain settles complaints it refused to bargain with union

Grocery chain El Super has settled with the National Labor Relations Board over allegations that it refused to bargain with union locals and mistreated unionized workers, a union representative said Monday. → Read More

Oculus gets its Photoshop moment

The Oculus VR Rift looks cool: Thick black goggles with opaque shades that wrap around the sides of one’s head, designed to create a 360-degree, virtual reality experience. → Read More

#ILookLikeAnEngineer spreads from Twitter to billboards

Women across the tech industry took to Twitter early this week, posting photos of themselves with the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer. Now they hope to take their stereotype-defying mantra to a crowdfunded billboard overlooking San Francisco. → Read More

Apple Music signs on 11 million users, for free

Apple’s new music streaming service has snagged 11 million users in its first month, the company said Thursday. That’s already half the people using rival company Spotify . → Read More

Microsoft follows Netflix in bolstering parental leave

A day after Netflix said it would substantially boost paid leave time for new parents, Microsoft announced that it too is enhancing its benefits. → Read More

Netflix offers new parents 'unlimited' leave

Netflix said Tuesday it will allow new parents up to a year of paid time off, becoming one of the tech industry’s most generous major companies in offering parental leave. → Read More

For Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, a personal revelation

Like many Facebook users, Mark Zuckerberg turned to the social network to announce that he and his wife were expecting a baby. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg's baby announcement tinges Facebook with blue

When Mark Zuckerberg posted a Facebook status on Friday announcing that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan , were expecting a baby, it went viral, as expected. → Read More

Port truck drivers plan sixth strike against company

Drivers at a trucking company serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports plan to walk away from their jobs Tuesday in an ongoing struggle to be deemed employees, a union representative said. → Read More

Reddit revamps rules on offensive posts

Reddit is attempting to firm up its rules against hateful discussion threads, vowing to crack down on content that the might incite violence. But a number of forums that many would consider offensive will remain online, cofounder and Chief Executive Steve Huffman wrote on Reddit  on Thursday. → Read More

Google debuts "buy" buttons on smartphones

Google is eyeing small screens as the big future of online shopping. → Read More

Twitter removes flickering videos criticized by epilepsy organization

Twitter thought the bright flashes of two short videos it posted via Vine would attract viewers. An epilepsy support group in Britain thought the flickers would cause seizures. → Read More

PC sales slow before launch of new Windows software

Desktop, laptop and tablet sales across the globe have hit a speed bump but could pick up by the end of the year, according to technology analysts. → Read More