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June 19, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN
EHobbies.com is hoping to make its merchandise--from model trains to backyard telescopes--more appealing to shoppers with a series of short videos on its Web site such as "Introduction to Train Layouts and Scenery" and "Spectacular Sights in the Night Sky." The Santa Monica-based online retailer will launch EHobbies TV today with more than 30 programs that also cover bird-watching, radio-controlled cars, comics and action figures.
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June 19, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN
EHobbies.com is hoping to make its merchandise--from model trains to backyard telescopes--more appealing to shoppers with a series of short videos on its Web site such as "Introduction to Train Layouts and Scenery" and "Spectacular Sights in the Night Sky." The Santa Monica-based online retailer will launch EHobbies TV today with more than 30 programs that also cover bird-watching, radio-controlled cars, comics and action figures.
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BUSINESS
April 25, 2000
Sandbox.com received a "significant" equity investment from CNN/Sports Illustrated Interactive and has entered a multiyear deal to become the exclusive interactive games provider for Time Warner Inc.'s sports Web site, CNNSI.com. . . . Commission Junction, a Santa Barbara online business-to-business sales distribution network, received $40 million from a group that includes Pasadena-based Idealab, QuestMark Partners, Hikari Tsushin and Thomas Weisel Partners. . . . Santa Monica-based EHobbies.
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November 16, 2000 | MICHELLE MALTAIS, michelle.maltais@latimes.com
Not everyone has a hobby. Many of us do collect stuff--stamps, foreign coins, figurines, bills--but often without any order. Several Web sites offer the hobbyist in all of us some structure and advice. Most, such as EHobbies.com (http://www.ehobbies.com) and Internet Hobbies (http://www.internethobbies.com), cater to pastimes ranging from building models to bird-watching. Unlike buying items that require trying on or tasting, buying items for hobbies is less sensory.
NEWS
January 18, 2001
The tool belt Tim Allen wore during his stand-up comedian career and on one of the biggest sitcom hits of the 1990s, "Home Improvement," was not just an affectation--Allen is truly fascinated by gadgets ranging from carburetors to computers. Last week, he quietly showed up at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco to take in Steve Jobs' keynote address and see the latest in Apple products.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget "Prosperity With a Purpose." On the Internet, the Republican Party's motto is becoming "Purchasing With a Purpose." At RepublicanShopping.com, the purchase of a $225 bottle of Dom Perignon champagne nets $18 for the California Republican Party. Spend $899.99 on a set of Callaway Golf irons, and the state GOP receives $89.99. Splurge on a $2,415 diamond tennis bracelet, and a check for $289.80 is sent to state party coffers.
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