October 1, 2000 |
At age 26, Aaron Bunnell was riding the fastest wave of the New Economy. The son of a technology media baron, Bunnell propelled the fledgling Web site Upside.com into a daily hot spot for Internet news, and pulled all-nighters pumped with caffeine and uppers. When he wasn't working 100-hour weeks, he was partying with Silicon Valley's elite at digerati events, scattered across the sprawling haze of new money in Northern California.
October 3, 2000 |
In a pattern of civil disobedience that concerns city officials, activists are turning increasingly mean as they demonstrate their distaste for what they call San Francisco's rampant dot-com development. Demonstrators have scratched the finishes on sport utility vehicles, slashed the tires of imported luxury cars parked outside technology company offices, and thrown paint-filled balloons and sprayed graffiti on high-tech companies' buildings.
December 12, 2002 |
Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to announce a contract today with El Segundo-based DirecTV that HP hopes will help its managed services business grow at twice the rate of the industry as a whole. Under the deal, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Palo Alto-based HP will supply and manage the satellite television provider's billing infrastructure for five years.
May 22, 2000 |
Until now the "Internet appliance" industry, long predicted to eclipse the clunky, bug-ridden PC in usefulness and popularity, has spawned devices ranging from the mediocre to the silly. Hand-held computers and cell phones can view a Cliff Notes version of a handful of Web sites, while Internet-linked refrigerators, picture frames and Web pads look like gimmicks designed to foster a cumbersome, machine-mediated lifestyle.
February 22, 1999 |
The Internet is everywhere in Singapore--on billboards, television, in the newspapers, in the mouths and minds of government officials and businesspeople, even in ads on taxis and buses. This country is betting its future on the Internet. Its ambitious plans, and its formidable capabilities, are likely to soon make it the world's most wired nation. Indeed, Singapore is poised to become the world's first true "digital nation."
February 15, 1999 |
On a dusty strip of auto body shops and plumbing suppliers in the San Fernando Valley is a little-known company that occupies one of the most embattled, contradictory and profitable corners of the Internet. For thousands of online porn sites, Cybernet Ventures Inc. is a meal ticket, a source of millions of dollars in revenue. For the government, it is a potential solution to the Internet pornography problem.