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There might be gold for techies in Tinseltown

Studios are opening their arms to technology start-ups, but can the two sides get past copyright issues as well as other differences?

By May. 12, 2008


The Hollywood sign: An LA story of local kid making good

Towering over Tinseltown, it's the most famous sign in the world. But it began its history 90 years ago as a local billboard for real estate. CNET Road Trip 2012 stops by to investigate.

By Jun. 30, 2012


YouTube as an art film: 'Life in a Day'

In new feature film that opened this weekend, the brothers who gave us "Top Gun" "Black Hawk Down," and "Gladiator" try to boil down humanity into a single day--with help from the Web and YouTube.

By Aug. 1, 2011


Step aside, steampunks. 'Steam nerds' run real locomotives

Train fanatics can get a taste of 19th century steam locomotive magic at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in California's Gold Country. CNET Road Trip 2012 stopped in for a ride.

By Jul. 25, 2012


'Buffy' and 'Gilmore Girls' to get video site play

As The WB channel tries to rise from the dead, the online-only version will syndicate its content across a handful of video-hosting sites, including Veoh Networks and Dailymotion.

By Jun. 12, 2008


Microsoft sets November date for WinHEC

Software maker will hold the conference in November in Los Angeles, a week after it has its Professional Developers Conference in the same locale.

By Mar. 19, 2008


Advice for techies who want to star in Hollywood

Entertainment industry insiders say technologists looking to do business in Hollywood should hire a good lawyer or agent to help guide them.

By May. 12, 2008


Copyright fight brewing between TV networks and RedLasso

RedLasso aggregates clips from TV shows so users can pick out the clips they want. Problem is the company hasn't gotten permission.

By May. 20, 2008


Sundancers are Web-conscious

Beyond films and star sightings, the Internet is the talk of the town, whether in reference to the writers' strike or its power as a content distribution tool.

By Jan. 20, 2008