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June 25, 2000 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Internet entrepreneur Ignacio Kleiman of Miami has plenty of cash, big plans and wide-open market opportunities across Latin America. But he's short on the resource that matters most to his fledgling Internet company: Latino management and technical talent. Like hundreds of other U.S. businesses targeting Latin America, Kleiman's company, I-Network.com, has openings for bilingual executives he can't fill. And efforts to import them have been frustrated by the scarcity of visas and work permits.
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NEWS
June 17, 1994 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Say you're at the corner of Ventura and Winnetka in Woodland Hills. How do you get to the Internet from here? First off, the Internet is not a place. It's a thing--a worldwide network of more than 15,000 computer networks. It's also hot, hot, hot.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2000 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK and JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Though European antitrust regulators formally approved the merger of America Online and Time Warner on Wednesday, regulators, competitors and consumer groups on this side of the Atlantic have a message for the merger partners: It's too soon to break out the champagne. Several issues that were not considered by the European Commission remain obstacles to the deal's approval by the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.
NEWS
January 23, 1994 | Linda Feldman, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lillian Painter awoke at 3 a.m., slumped over her computer keyboard. It was not a heart attack. She had forgotten to go to bed. Painter says she has an addiction so strong that it sometimes forces her to forgo food and sleep. But her habit has an upside: It keeps her mind active and helps stave off loneliness, putting her into contact with strangers who live as far away as Alaska or as close as a 20-minute freeway ride from her Culver City home.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2010 | By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times
Last fall, like so many Americans before him, Josh Reich ended up in a frustrating game of phone tag with JPMorgan Chase over a bill, this one about escalating fees and other bank errors involving his home equity loan. Unlike most Americans, Reich decided to respond not by complaining but rather by contacting a friend from business school and convincing him that they could start their own bank, one that would challenge the old way of doing business. "The idea of starting it came from the realization that banks in America make money by keeping their customers confused," Reich said at the offices of BankSimple, as the product of that inspiration is known.
NEWS
September 13, 2001 | KAREN KAPLAN and DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a day of uncertainty and silence, Jessica Trant logged onto America Online and began typing: "Looking for my dad, Dan Trant. He worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor." The 19-year-old pleaded with the world: "My family and I need him to come home, so please if anyone has heard about anything, e-mail me." As of Wednesday, she had heard nothing on the whereabouts of her 40-year-old father, whose law firm occupied four floors of the World Trade Center.
NEWS
December 25, 1995 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates looks at the Internet and sees a transformation in the way we get information. MIT sociologist Sherry Turkle looks at the Internet and sees a transformation in the way we view ourselves. Despite all the hype and babble about the information superhighway, Turkle says, most people actually have underestimated the coming knowledge revolution. When we log onto a bulletin board, chat room, forum or other cyberspace sites, she says, we are entering a world of possibility.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To network with people who understand the Latin American and U.S. Latino Internet markets, Francisco Gimenez has made do with small parties and Latino business events, scanning the room for the occasional like-minded Latino "netpreneur." "If you're lucky, you can meet a couple of people at each event," said Gimenez, a UCLA Anderson School graduate and former banker who founded Spanish-language price-comparison site PrecioMania.com with a partner this year.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Unlike many in her circle of music-loving pals, 17-year-old Danielle Lew of Playa del Rey does not download songs from an Internet file-sharing network. But Lew doesn't buy CDs either -- she uses the CD recorder in her computer to burn copies of other people's discs. That makes her Public Enemy No. 2 on the recording industry's list, a notch below people who copy music on Kazaa and other file-sharing systems.
REAL ESTATE
September 19, 1993 | SUSAN JAQUES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Jaques is a Pacific Palisades free-lance writer. and
Recently, homeowner James Dozier heard one squeak too many coming from his hardwood floors. Frustrated, he turned not to his workbench or local hardware store, but to his home computer. "How can I stop my hardwood floors from squeaking?" Dozier typed on the screen and sent by way of a computer and telephone hookup to a network of fellow do-it-yourselfers. "My entire upstairs is made of hardwood flooring and I absolutely love them but would like to stop some of the squeaking. . . .
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