@IBTimes Silicon Valley Correspondent. Tech geek. Music nut. Football fanatic. Previously w/@LATimes. Former @NYTimes AZ intern. @DowntownDevil cofounder.

Use Lyft? Here’s your etiquette guide

qz.com — I've been riding Lyft since early 2013, but this fall I decided to take the wheel. Applying to drive was as easy as I thought it'd be: I filled out an online form, and about an hour later I did a test drive with a "Lyft Mentor."

Virtual reality movies are coming-and they’re going to be crazy

qz.com — LOS ANGELES-Virtual reality is going through a renaissance, and Hollywood is taking notice. In Los Angeles, the entertainment industry is starting to try out the technology-led by Facebook's Oculus VR, Sony, Google, and Samsung-and is beginning to create VR content. One such company, New Deal Studios, has spent the past few months making several 360-degree short-length films that...

Mares-Santa Cruz Very Possible, Says De La Hoya

boxingscene.com — Last update: 9/26/2014 Read more by Salvador Rodriguez Follow @boxingscene Mares-Santa Cruz Very Possible, Says De La Hoya By Salvador Rodriguez The President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, says a fight between Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16KOs) and Abner Mares (27-1-1, 14KOs) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is a very possible match for 2015.

Social media stars find live, in-person performances click with fans

freep.com — Recently, Shelby Staub, her mom and her best friend drove more than 250 miles from South Bend, Ind., to Cleveland to catch the opening night of a tour by her favorite stars. She didn't go to see Lady Gaga or Beyonce. To Staub, 17, it was much bigger.

Top 4 U.S. mobile carriers will sell Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4, Edge

latimes.com — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon confirmed they will carry the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, two new smartphones announced by Samsung on Wednesday. No prices or release dates were given. Samsung said the Note 4 will start going on sale globally in October while the Note Edge will be available "later this year."

Samsung, Oculus team up for Galaxy VR headset

latimes.com — Samsung became the latest major tech giant to enter the increasingly crowded virtual reality headset market on Wednesday, teaming up with Facebook's Oculus VR to announce the Galaxy VR. The headset works with Samsung's newly announced Galaxy Note 4 smartphone to give users a mobile virtual reality headset that can be used for gaming or watching video content in a virtual reality environment.

Where to sell your iPhone 5s, 5c and 5

latimes.com — All signs say Apple will introduce the iPhone 6 next week and start selling it by the end of the month. If you want to sell an old iPhone, the time is now.

How to keep your cloud accounts secure

latimes.com — The cloud can be a wonderful thing. It's a place where you can store your files then access them from any device. But it can also lead to disastrous situations. Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and many of her peers had nude photos posted on the Internet this weekend, and some believe the hacker got hold of them by breaking into the actresses' cloud accounts.

Social media stars become headliners

buffalonews.com — On a recent weekend, Shelby Staub, her mom and her best friend drove more than 250 miles from South Bend, Ind., to Cleveland to catch the opening night of a tour by her favorite stars.She didn't go to see Lady Gaga or Beyonce. To Shelby, 17, it was much bigger.

Social-media stars find live performances click with fans

seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 8:01 PM On a recent weekend, Shelby Staub, her mom and her best friend drove more than 250 miles from South Bend, Ind., to Cleveland to catch the opening night of a tour by her favorite stars. She didn't go to see Lady Gaga or Beyoncé.
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Nov 21, 2014

Omg now she changed Big Sean with Flo Rida. Someone save me

Nov 21, 2014

This girl said she was gonna play throwback hip hop then put on catdaddy #wut

Nov 21, 2014

Hate exercise but I'll run like the wind & do so for miles if it's for a burger

Nov 21, 2014

Almost missed my connection to Oklahoma over @DeluxBurger at PHX SkyHarbor but #worthit

Nov 21, 2014

Between @latimes & @ibtimes I did freelance & drove @Lyft, so here's a piece I did about things I learned about Lyft qz.com/300159/use-lyf…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @peard33: Silicon Valley and #techLA lukewarm to Obama's immigration reform moves lat.ms/1p4CotF

Nov 20, 2014

Terrible customer service by @CustomInk tonight. Do not recommend them at all.

Nov 20, 2014

Immigration Reform 2014: Tech Industry Wants More Green Cards For Foreign Programmers ibtimes.com/immigration-re… by @PaulMcDougall

Nov 20, 2014

Ex-Amazon Worker Plans Hunger Strike In Front Of Jeff Bezos’ Office To Protest Employee Treatment ibtimes.com/ex-amazon-work… by @christopherzara

Nov 20, 2014

Billboard will soon start counting music streams from Spotify and others in its rankings businessinsider.com/spotify-to-be-… via @sai

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