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March 24, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Thousands of miles away, in a remote desert at the end of the Earth, a secret rendezvous altered the future of the $40-billion music business. On Sept. 22, top Time Warner Inc. executives picked the ancient Chinese city of Kashgar, one of the least accessible spots on the planet, to pitch the idea of merging the media giant's beleaguered record division with Britain's struggling EMI Music.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1997
America Online Chairman Steve Case has long held that the best way to profit as an online service is to build a huge audience base and hope that the advertisers will follow. Case has made good on the audience part, but whether the profit will follow is still a matter of faith. In acquiring AOL's biggest competitor, CompuServe, Case expands his company's subscriber base to 11.9 million. The next biggest online service, Microsoft Network, has only 2.3 million.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2000 | STANLEY HOLMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When I turned on my new Pocket PC for the first time, I was outside enjoying a cloudless spring day, a rarity in Seattle. But the sun was too much for Microsoft, which is back with a redesigned line of digital hand-held devices. All the hype, the fancy color screen and the razzle-dazzle technology crammed into my Pocket PC was lost to a bad case of screen glare. I couldn't see anything.
BUSINESS
December 31, 1997 | LAWRENCE J. MAGID, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An Internet connection is practically a necessity for small business these days. E-mail is rapidly replacing fax and voicemail as the preferred method of reaching people. The World Wide Web, despite delays and other problems, can be an incredibly efficient way to gather business information. To access the Internet, you'll need a computer and a modem plugged into a standard phone line. Options range from an off-the-shelf modem to a high-speed digital Internet connection.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1999 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For all the high-tech trappings of the Internet, moving billions of bits of images and text across the Web still works a bit like an old-fashioned bucket brigade. Web pages are broken down into tiny packets of information and then handed from one computer to the next until they finally reach their destination. It is a robust system of moving data, but one that can be sluggish at times, in part because of the slight delays at each handoff.
BUSINESS
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.
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.
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
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.
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