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August 23, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
UCLA's extension program will offer a course this fall to teach students how to design and build an e-commerce system using technology from Microsoft, Lotus, IBM and Netscape. Classes begin Sept. 7. For more information, visit http://www.unex.ucla.edu/ecommerce or call (310) 825-4100.
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BUSINESS
July 3, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Scrubs didn't get much love from 1990s girl group TLC. But two local entrepreneurs feel differently. Trina Spear and Heather Hasson co-founded Figs, a Culver City start-up that is hoping to shake up the medical clothing industry -- starting with those baggy scrubs. The company says it wants to do for medical clothing what Lululemon did for workout apparel. By using nicer-quality, antimicrobial fabrics with an emphasis on comfort, fashion and performance, the duo hopes to rid the industry of ugly scrubs, shapeless lab coats and cheap fabric.
BUSINESS
October 21, 1999 | Jonathan Gaw
E-Commerce Exchange of Irvine received $30 million from Summit Partners, a Palo Alto venture capital firm, in exchange for an undisclosed amount of equity. The 10-year-old ECX offers small- and medium-sized businesses services to accept credit-card payments over the Internet, as well as other online transaction capabilities. The company, which said it is profitable, has more than 200 employees.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1999 | Bloomberg News
USA Networks Inc., the media and electronic-retailing company run by Barry Diller, created a new company to provide e-commerce services using existing divisions such as the Home Shopping Network. The new company, USA Electronic Commerce & Services, will use call centers, customer service operations and packing operations from USA's Home Shopping Network, Ticketmaster and Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch to provide these so-called back-office services to e-commerce companies.
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April 18, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
Louise Curcio has joined Pink Dot in Camarillo as vice president of electronic commerce. Pink Dot is an online delivery grocery shopping company. "Louise brings excellent experience that will accelerate Pink Dot's E-commerce business," said CEO Dan Frederickson. Previously at Mattel Inc., Curcio was responsible for leading the Nickelodeon toy business, including an E-commerce initiative for Rugrats merchandise.
BUSINESS
October 4, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
E-commerce stocks, not long ago the tech sector's darlings, got hit particularly hard in the tech downdraft on Tuesday. Shares of Commerce One Inc., I2 Technologies Inc. and other software firms that create online marketplaces tumbled after an analyst cut his rating on Commerce One, saying sales growth at such firms may be slowing. Commerce One (ticker symbol: CMRC) fell $13.69 to $58.88 after analyst Richard Williams at brokerage Jefferies Group Inc.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Internet accelerates the pace of business innovation, universities are working hard to keep up. This fall, the new School of Information Science at Claremont Graduate University will launch one of the country's first master's degree programs in electronic commerce. Students at the Claremont campus will study the nuts and bolts of building e-commerce systems and how online retailing is changing the way companies do business.
BUSINESS
June 21, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW
Ernst & Young today will release a report saying that online commerce has cost state and local governments across the country a total of $170 million in tax revenue. The firm points out that most of the $20 billion of electronic commerce last year occurred between businesses, which are not subject to sales tax. Also, 63% of current e-commerce involves services or products that are exempt from sales tax, such as groceries.
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December 7, 1999 | RODNEY BOSCH
Homestore.com in Thousand Oaks has entered into an e-commerce alliance with Sundial Marketplace Corp. to offer wireless products and services on its SpringStreet.com Web site. Under the partnership agreement, Sundial.com will be showcased on SpringStreet.com, which is part of the Homestore.com group of real estate Web sites. Sundial.com, based in New York City, enables customers to compare and purchase cellular telephones, paging devices, accessories and service plans. Homestore.
BUSINESS
April 7, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gordon Eubanks, chief executive of Symantec Corp. and a fixture in the software industry for two decades, said Tuesday that he will leave the leading maker of utility programs to head Oblix Inc., a Silicon Valley e-commerce start-up. Mountain View-based Oblix automates the process of tracking and updating employee and customer information over corporate networks and databases. Eubanks will stay with Symantec, in nearby Cupertino, until the company hires a new chief executive.
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