June 24, 2011 |
Viacom Inc., the parent of powerful cable networks MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, is now fighting with two big cable operators over putting its content on tablet devices such as Apple's iPad. Viacom, which is already in a legal battle with Time Warner Cable, on Thursday filed a similar suit against Cablevision Systems Corp. saying the cable company does not have the right to put its channels on the iPad. Both suits were filed in federal court in New York. Such disputes are becoming common in the media industry.
May 31, 1993 |
Long after Arnold Sauro retired from police work, he was plagued by the memory of one murder. He remembered how the victim was found, lying face down in bed, beaten and strangled, a silk stocking wrapped around her neck. He remembered her Hollywood apartment, the most brutal murder scene he had ever worked, with blood splattered on the walls, the ceiling and the bed.
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December 1, 1991 |
Out on the edge of the Pacific, on a patio stretching below the swank Ritz-Carlton hotel, the groom smiled nervously. His bride looked radiant, hair encircled with flowers, wedding dress trailing behind as she stepped slowly down the aisle, father at her side. In most ways, the Saturday fete was like any other wedding. Except one. The bride is paralyzed from the chest down. But she was able to stride delicately across the bricks because of the ingenuity of the man she was marrying.
May 28, 1989 |
Addressing wedding invitations by computer? Surely Miss Manners would disapprove. Well maybe, and maybe not. Meet InScribe, a computerized calligraphy system that's so sophisticated that it even makes tiny errors--just like a real human calligrapher. Instead of a printer, the InScribe uses a mechanical claw holding a calligraphy pen attached to an Epson Equity II computer. Because it employs a real pen, the result is lettering virtually indistinguishable from hand-drawn calligraphy.
January 26, 1993
Creative Computer Applications Inc., which sells information systems for health care companies, reported a 56% decrease in net income for its first quarter that ended Nov. 30, to $44,244, compared with $101,032 for the prior year's quarter. However, the Calabasas-based company reported a 17% increase in revenues for the quarter, to $1.4 million, compared with $1.2 million in the same period a year earlier. The company blames the reduction in net income on expenses associated with an
January 17, 1990 |
Like many financial institutions, Security Pacific National Bank had a problem with fraud, specifically fraudulent use of debit cards at automated teller machines and sales counters. And, like other financial institutions, Security Pacific discovered that fighting the problem by trying to recover losses was far less effective than preventing fraud in the first place.