May 2, 2000 |
Robert Chang says he's scaling Mt. Everest this month because it's there--the trash left behind by generations of climbers. Chang is one of several Bay Area men paying their own way to climb clean up the world's tallest mountain, to spend two months collecting junk discarded on the slopes. Among the tons of litter are empty oxygen tanks, beer and wine bottles, food packages, shreds of tents and clothes--the detritus of more than a quarter-million climbers.
June 7, 2000 |
The harsh realities of the "dot-com" world are beginning to cut into the Web's fantasy of riches. Free-sweepstakes Web site Iwin.com, one of the most popular sites on the Internet, has abruptly laid off more than a quarter of its staff, including its president, in an effort to turn a profit by the end of this year. "We're faced with reality," its chief executive, Fred Kreuger, said Tuesday. "We couldn't afford to be in the mode we're in. We had to take a very tough look at our cost structure."
June 13, 2000 |
The provocative ads, splashed on bus stops in Manhattan and in magazines, reflect a media world in turmoil: "No dot-com schmuck is going to tell me how to run my studio," declares a middle-aged business executive, identified as a soon-to-be "retired" movie mogul. Brash and brainy, the campaign for Inside.
August 18, 2000 |
Online journalism, with its immediacy and low cost of distribution, was by now supposed to be on the road to burying the print dinosaurs and overtaking the TV broadcast titans. Evidence of the online journalists' ambitions is everywhere around the Staples Center in Los Angeles this week. Scores of new Web sites occupy colorful booths at the Democratic National Convention's "Internet Avenue." Several have even leased sky boxes.
December 28, 2001 |
In their obsessive quest to explain "how the world has changed forever" since Sept. 11, journalists and prognosticators have issued the following proclamations: * Irony and cynicism are dead. (Time magazine, Newsday) * No, wait. Irony and cynicism are alive. (New York Times, Boston Globe) * Gun sales are booming. (Chicago Tribune) * Gun sales are normal. (Daily Herald of suburban Chicago) * Luxury cars are flying out of dealer showrooms. (Dallas Morning News) * Luxury car sales are sputtering.
June 11, 2000
1. Judge orders Microsoft breakup. Bill Gates' worst nightmare came true last week as U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered Microsoft to be split into two companies and imposed several restrictions on the company's practices that would take effect in 90 days. The landmark antitrust ruling Wednesday came after a two-year court fight and sent shudders through the business world as it could result in the first federally ordered corporate breakup since that of AT&T in 1984.
October 31, 2000 |
They are close but not inseparable. They're young but not immature. And, when everyone is together, they are more like brothers than an NBA team. That's the breakdown of this season's Clippers, who tonight against the Utah Jazz will open the season with the youngest team in NBA history, thanks to a core of five players who are under 21. On the court, Darius Miles (19), Keyon Dooling (20), Quentin Richardson (20), Corey Maggette (will turn 21 on Nov. 12) and Lamar Odom (will turn 21 on Nov.